Archive for August, 2010

Tribe One and Tribe Two: From “proximity” to “direct”

August 28, 2010

(To fully enjoy, read the first episode of Tribe One and Tribe Two here)

Our first interlude -
I remember,
I do!
Concluded with hope for Tribe One and Tribe Two
The two showed that when they are willing,
They’re able
To even approach the negotiating table
But Oy!
Look what happened!
(Hold on to your socks)
They failed!
They trashed those proximity talks!
Wow, no one saw [...]

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Reservoir Dogs: The most heated debate in Israel you probably never heard of

August 26, 2010

One of the most heated debates you’ve probably never heard of going on in Israel these days is over natural gas. Ever since reports began to surface on the huge reservoirs of gas off the coast of Israel, the discussion over who the it belongs to and how much money everybody is going to make [...]

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Israeli’s Photos on Facebook Cause Uproar

August 18, 2010

An Israeli citizen has caused outrage after posting photos of himself smiling beside taped up boxes in a Facebook album called “The Best Move of My Life“.
Ami Kaufman, 37, who has been living in the posh northern Tel Aviv neighborhood of Bavli for the past two years with his wife and 2 daughters, was shown [...]

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Was the Summer of 2009!

August 17, 2010

Dedicated to Eden Abergil and those Best Years of Her Life
(play video and sing along with the brand new words for Bryan Adam’s mega-hit)

I got my first M-16
Got it and it felt real fine
Made me want to be an officer
Was the summer of 2009

Me and Shani from the unit
Hand cuffed some Arabs nice and hard
Fadi [...]

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Izzie in HolyLand – Part 13

August 12, 2010

Sunday
The intercom buzzes outside of Izzie’s office in Jerusalem
Secretary: Yes, Ms. Holyland?
Izzie: Ruti, what’s on my schedule today?
Secretary: Ms. Holyland today you have to convince your cabinet to vote for deporting 400 children who were born in Israel, speak Hebrew with an Israeli accent, were educated here but were unfortunate to have slanted eyes.
Izzie: Gotcha. [...]

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Chock Full o’ Racism

August 11, 2010

I’ve been thinking a lot about racism lately.
During the past two weeks I’ve seen what some people might call “subtle” racism in Israel, but it seems to be so abundant that people feel free to blurt things out without any pangs of conscience whatsoever. And in my opinion, it’s not “subtle” at all to begin [...]

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