Archive for March, 2010

Lieberman’s Top Ten

March 31, 2010

And it came to pass, when Avigdor came down from mount Sinai with the two tables of testimony in Avigdor’s hand.
And when Bibi and all the children of Israel saw Avigdor, behold, the skin of his face shone; and they were afraid to come nigh him. For he remindeth them of the dangerous breed of [...]

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A Dangerous Cocktail

March 29, 2010

Cross-posted with The Huffington Post
What does a small hospital in Ashkelon, a town 20 km north of the Gaza Strip, have to do with Middle East peace and the Iranian nuclear program? Probably a lot more than you think.
Last Sunday, the Israeli cabinet approved by one vote a plan to relocate the Barzilai Medical Center’s [...]

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Happy Birthday Half & Half!

March 26, 2010

Exactly one year ago I wrote my first blog post and gave birth to Half & Half with an analysis of the quirkiness of Anglos, who of all places chose to live in Israel. Since then it’s been quite the roller-coaster.
There have been periods where I’ve written 3-4 times a week – and dry spells [...]

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This Coming Friday

March 23, 2010

I’ll be relaunching Half & Half on Friday. I’ll have a new address, a new Wordpress theme, and some Google ads.
I’ve wanted a new address for a while now, got kinda tired of the wordpress stuck in the the middle, so – I bought a domain. Also, I had some complaints about reading white on [...]

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Izzie in HolyLand – Part 7

March 17, 2010

It’s 3 am in Jerusalem. Izzie’s just finished another consult with her ministers on how to get out of the mess Eli Yishai caused during the Biden visit.
She’s been crying the whole night.
Just as she finally begins to close her eyes, the phone rings.

Emanuel: Izzie?
Izzie: Yes, who is this?
Emanuel: It’s me, Rahm.
She can hear him [...]

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Oh My Gosh

March 14, 2010

I can’t decide whether I like this song by Efrat Gosh, or not. There’s something very cool about it, and yet extremely annoying at the same time…
But while searching for the video clip, I found out she made not one, not two – but seven different clips for it!
The Hearts:

The Promenade:

At home:

Night time:

Tel Aviv:

Strip club:

The [...]

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I'm Dreaming of a White Intifada

March 11, 2010

I’m dreaming of a white Intifada
Just like good ‘ole Ghandi used to do
Where the protests in Bil’in
And demos in Na’alin
Do more than a suicide bomber or two
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I’m dreaming of a white Intifada
With every blog post that I write
May your boycotts topple Bibi
And the Right
And may all your Intifadas be white
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Music: Irving Berlin
Lyrics: Ami “Seriously Twisted” [...]

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By George, I think They've Got It!

March 11, 2010

Cross-posted with The Huffington Post
With Bibi Netanyahu turning out to be just another Yitzhak Shamir – the one who doesn’t initiate, doesn’t lead and does nothing to get things moving – the ball has been thrown into the Palestinians’ court. And if we stick with the sports metaphors for a bit, what a pleasure it [...]

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If it Ain't Right(wing), It's Wrong

March 7, 2010

One of the most common slogans used by Israeli left-wingers is “the occupation corrupts”. Meaning, it corrupts Israeli society -¬†and even more importantly, it corrupts Israeli democracy.
But the damage that Benjamin Netanyahu’s government has done in its first year is so overwhelming, one can only wonder what will happen if he’s lucky enough to stay [...]

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The Green Prince

March 6, 2010

This has got to be one of the most interesting stories I’ve read in a long time.
Avi Issacharof of Haaretz reveals that Mosab Hassan Yosef, the son of the leader of Hamas in the West Bank, was actually an Israeli agent working for the Shin Bet.
Apparently, the guy saved hundreds of lives and basically gave [...]

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