Archive for June, 2010

Izzie in HolyLand – Part 12

June 21, 2010

Regev: Ms. Holyland, it’s time to go.
Izzie: Shut up Mark, I know it’s time to go. Don’t push me around, it’s my ass they’re gonna grill out there – not yours.
Regev: Sorry, Ms. Holyland. But look at it this way: we’re prepared. We have answers for everything. Just look at the papers if you forget [...]

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Annnnnnd They’re Off!

June 14, 2010

In January this year I wrote a post about four of the next superstars in Israeli politics. Two of those people were Yair Lapid, the Channel 2 news anchor, and Ofer Eini, head of the Histadrut.
On June 8th, Lapid spoke to a group of 300 supporters in a meeting that was open to the public [...]

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Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah

June 7, 2010

Hello muddah, hello faddah,
Here I am at Besieged Gaza,
Gaza’s not so entertaining,
But they say it may improve if Hamas stops reigning
I went hiking with Rafeek,
He got shot and now can’t speak
You remember my pal Ahmed
He was killed by snipers in Operation “Cast Lead”
They won’t let in jam or buiscuits,
Goats or cattle, neither small chicks
Sweets and [...]

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Mavi Dick

June 6, 2010

Call me Ishmael.
After years in the service of the watchdog of democracy, I decided to join the Naval Commando of the Jewish homeland to defend it from its enemies.
But alas, the ship I have joined today sets out on the most dangerous of missions I have taken part in thus far. For it is led [...]

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Money Makes the World Go ‘Round

June 6, 2010

Let’s get a few things straight here, if you haven’t already understood where this post is going after reading the headline:
Santana, Elvis Costello, and as of today – The Pixies (disclaimer: I bought tickets to this one, and wrote about how excited I was here) couldn’t care less about the Palestinians.
Carlos Santana doesn’t pick up [...]

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The Kaufmans Come Out in Full Force

June 5, 2010

After years of sitting on the sidelines (well, let’s face it – with two kids on your hands, there’s barely enough time for anything) the Kaufman family decided to get off their cute little tushies and head down to the demonstration against Bibi and everything he stands for.
It was a nice turnout. Not as big [...]

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It’s a Gas! Gas! Gas!

June 4, 2010

As the world focused on events on Mediterranean waters this week, there were other developments, just as important, going on 1.5 km under the water, not far from where nine people lost their lives. And although the Gaza flotilla disaster has the potential to drastically alter the political landscape of the Middle East, the rumblings [...]

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How About Everybody Watch Their Language, OK?

June 2, 2010

MJ Rosenberg writes today about the use of the word “lynching” in Israeli media:
“Has anyone else noticed? Israeli spokespersons are obviously under orders to use the term “lynching” when they describe what the flotilla people were trying to do to the Israeli soldiers who boarded the ships.
Obviously, the tender civil rights liberals of the Likud [...]

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What More Proof Do You Need?

June 1, 2010

So America, Europe and the World – I have a question for you:
What more proof do you need?
What more proof do you need to convince you to finally take action?
What more proof do you need to convince you, that these two children who have the audacity to call themselves “nations”, will go on acting foolishly [...]

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