The British know what they're doing.

Everyone knows that Israelis can’t drink. I mean, anything classier than vodka-red bulls. Well, they might be able to sip a nice whiskey if they actually tried it once in a while.

So how do we expect them to not tax good liquor a million percent, thus reducing any chance of making decent booze affordable to the immigrant public? And I don’t mean Russians, who seem to not mind the ten shekel vodka.

So the British embassy made a very smart move when they hosted a ‘scotch drinking party’ on Thursday night. Displaying and offering classy scotches imported from the UK, they essentially forced Israeli higher-ups to drink and be merry and thus perhaps giving this booze taxation a second thought (if they could still think clearly by then). Scotch is a major export from the UK, so the self-interest was there.

What better way to make a point?

Get the full lowdown at ynet.

In touch with my American roots.

After six months in England, I couldn’t stand it.

In Israel, it’s really nothing special.

But as an American female currently located in New York City, riding the subway, there is nothing sexier to me at this moment than a hot, sweaty, lacrosse player boarding the train, looking dazed and leaning over to ask me, in an English accent,

“This is the E train, is it?”

Even if he is wearing an NYPD t-shirt…