What kids (don’t even know they) know.

Sitting with Bebe on the couch. Flipping through a Time magazine. "Tomatoes!" "Yeah! That's right." "Balloons!" "Yup." "Ima!" She points to the photograph of an unidentified woman holding a picture of Arafat Jaradat, the Palestinian prisoner who died while in Israeli custody. And then she repeats it. "Ima!" And points to me.

What we learned at kindergarten today.

"So what happened at gan today? Did everyone like your new backpack?" "Yep." "What did you eat for lunch?" "שעועית" "Beans? And?" "Pasta." "Beans and pasta!" "And shnitzel. Shnitzel shnitzel shnitzel." "What else happened in gan today?" The thing about pretending everything is fine, that we have to keep acting 'normal' so the terrorists don't... Continue Reading →

#tomorrow12: Bloggers Q&A with Shimon Peres

I'm the one who videoed the entire Q&A session that President Shimon Peres gave us bloggers at the Israel Presidents Conference today. Below is the whole uncut video, but below that are quotes from the topics discussed. (I'll try and update when I splice it by topic.) I was a bit disappointed the questions all... Continue Reading →

What it means to truck goods into Gaza.

Yes, I've noticed your social media activity, Israel Defense Forces. I see you tweeting hashtags and Facebooking shares. And whatnot. Anyway, a lot of it is announcing the latest shipment of goods into Gaza. Did you know that every day, Israel sends truckloads of goods into Gaza? Could be worse. Here's the IDF spokesperson's  infographic:... Continue Reading →

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