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French introspection for today.

“Patriotism is when love of your own people comes first; Nationalism, when hate for people other than your own comes first.” (Charles DeGaulle)

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Israeli Pet Peeve #143: Elevator bitch.

I don’t get it. If I’m standing in the elevator when it lands at my destination (say, the fourth floor) and you are waiting to get in to go to your floor, why do you stand at the door, and start pushing your way into it before I get out? Wouldn’t it be a lot […]

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A Cable Story.

A couple of weeks ago we were sitting in the comfort of our main room watching a movie when we heard a knock at the door. At 9 o’clock on a Sunday evening in our badly-numbered building, it could only be a wrong number. It was not, indeed, a wrong number; it was two sketchy, […]

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Superbowl vs. super gooooal!

Been living in Jerusalem two years, currently residing in Katamonim, and I haven’t been to a Beitar Yerushalayim game? Got a call after shabbat to join some Aussies to watch the game; we are no longer Beitar-virgins. The fact is, we couldn’t have rooted for Ashdod if we had wanted to; if you’re a Jerusalemite […]

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Cool facts about Israel.

For some people (not really me) this stuff never gets old. So for you guys, here’s “cool facts about Israel” and some really decent photographs:

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A black hole in the Israeli outlook.

On Eretz Nehederet last week, the cast poked fun at Tzipi Livni and Condi Rice who met to discuss the usual. I’m sure there was a lot of good material there, otherwise why would they give it focus? But I was totally embarrassed when it showed that the extent they were going to poke fun […]

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Marry chrisstmas.

Only a true arse establishment like ‘Claire’ on Emek Refaim would celebrate this Jewish holiday season with a mini Christmas tree and red lights to compliment the spirit.Or maybe I’m missing something; when did this become fashionable? I guess it goes along with the awfully sleazy wedding dresses they boast, eh?Meanwhile, across the street, someone […]

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The students strike.

I’m not sure how far the news has traveled surrounding the university tuition increases in the face of the university budget decreases. I suppose if you are not an Israeli university student, the news wouldn’t particularly interest you. The state of university education is becoming more and more dismal here in the state of Israel. […]

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Change the channel.

Irony: Changing the Israeli channel where Nasrallah is preaching and yelling to a Palestinian channel where a soccer match is going on.