Archive for May, 2010

So Elvis, Avigdor, Gabor and Taleb go to this bar, see?

May 28, 2010

Elvis has left the building
I have yet to make my mind up about the BDS (Boycott-Divestment-Sanctions) option against Israel. It seems like I have a different opinion about it every other day. What I do feel lately, though, is that it’s just not time yet for BDS, especially when no real effort to put political\diplomatic [...]


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Izzie in HolyLand – Part 11

May 19, 2010

Ring, ring!
Izzie: Carlos?
Santana: Si?
Izzie: Carlos, it’s Izzie. What’s this I hear you cancelled your gig?
Santana: Yeah, listen honey, we had a really tight schedule, and, it’s just, like, it just didn’t feel right, ya know, with the occupation and everything, you get my drift, right?
Izzie: So why the fuck did you book a concert to [...]


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Hours of Happiness

May 17, 2010

The first time I met Abdullah face to face was at his wedding.
I was standing outside the Jerusalem Grand Hall in Abu Dis, watching Abdullah and his wife-to-be sitting in the back of a car adorned with beautiful flowers. After he got out,¬†shook hands and kissed a million people he approached me — not sure [...]


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Tribe One and Tribe Two: Introduction

May 16, 2010

There once were two tribes
That lived closely together,
They often were kind
But not friends altogether.
In fact, these two tribes
Who I now show to you,
Have quite cheeky vibes:
Tribe One and Tribe Two

Tribe One likes to say
“I was always here first!”,
And he boasts now and then
Just how well he is versed.
“I know all of the bible,
I know every [...]


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No Touch!

May 11, 2010

Read an interesting piece on the NYTimes today. It was about the guy who invented the slogan “If you see something, say something”, seen on many NY subways in the past few years. The story was written in connection with the car-bomb found in Times Square recently, and the alert street vendors who called the [...]


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Good and Bad Children – Part II

May 9, 2010

I wrote a few weeks ago that on Memorial Day I blessed Emma, wishing her never to have to wear a uniform. I also wrote, that deep down I knew she probably will, one day.
In fact, it might happen even earlier than I thought. A few days after Memorial Day, I came across this clip [...]


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Izzie in HolyLand – Part 10

May 4, 2010

An elderly couple from White Plains, NY are visiting Israel, looking for property ahead of their long awaited aliyah.
Their real estate agent is taking them to a luxury apartment in an exclusive project on a hilltop in southwest Jerusalem.
They’re in the elevator.
Agent: You’re going to love this apartment. I know you get that line from [...]


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Got Some Catching Up to Do

May 1, 2010

A few things that have happened over the past week or ten days have oddly gone unnoticed by Half & Half. This is not due to laziness on my be-Half, yet more with sheer fatigue. That’s right – I’m not sleeping well. Neither is the wife, needless to say. The kids are giving us hell. [...]


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