A friend of mine at Konrad Adenauer Stiftung in Jerusalem sent me these findings of a new Palestinian public opinion poll (conducted by the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, September 25-27, 2014). Coming a month after the end of the latest Gaza war, and a couple... Continue Reading →
It turns out, when you're reading everything with a grain of salt, you end up absorbing some pretty bad-tasting discomfort.
For the last few days I've had this lump in my throat, blocking me from saying something I feel but haven't been able to articulate. Do you know what I feel when the window's been shut, the door is locked, and I've sat down on the floor of our safe room? I feel incredibly lucky.... Continue Reading →
Live, from my bomb shelter. Sorry the selfie didn't come out. #nofilter
Disgust. There are a lot of things to be utterly disgusted with around here. I feel disgust constantly. It's usually aimed at opinions that differ from mine; minute triggers related to lifestyles that differ from mine; ways of communicating I don't agree with. Shame. That is something I feel less often, but it does come... Continue Reading →
This short (7 minutes short) Israeli film is six years old, and I saw it for the first time today. Thought I'd share it further in case you're not one of the 1.2 million people who have already watched it... Directed, written and produced by Erez Tadmor and Guy Nattiv. It's a nice thought. I like... Continue Reading →
Last night I watched 3/4ths of Adam Sandler’s You Don’t Mess With the Zohan. Really, it was like any other Adam Sandler character acting film; Little Nicky, Waterboy. His extreme characters are not his strongest point for me (I’m more of a Billy Madison/Happy Gilmore fan). I’m always able to enjoy the twisted nature of... Continue Reading →