I see what you did there, Anwar Sadat…

Oh, you know, just minding my own Zionist business at the IDF museum in מתחם התחנה in Tel Aviv (gorgeous area, go sometime), when in a room about Israel's generals I notice a photograph symbolizing hope, future, and cold peace... Ho hum, just having a grand time with my ex-arch enemy. What's that? The pattern... Continue Reading →

The fish, the shark and Passover.

When Gilad Shalit was 11, he wrote a short story called "When the Shark and the Fish First Met." Though it seems this was originally published and spread around in 2008, I only came across it now via Facebook shares. It resonates with me because I did a lot of short story writing when I was... Continue Reading →

Feeling the home land.

After almost a week of driving back and forth to work through trees and hills (the way God intended, no doubt) I have to say that it's as if I'm only just now settling into my Israeli life. Jerusalem is more international, more global... in importance, position, people. It was a very different Israel, if... Continue Reading →

President Bush to arrive in Jerusalem.

Couldn't President Bush just hold a conference call with the Middle Eastern leaders? I'm sure between the American and Israeli governments, someone could afford a couple of web cams. Didn't Israel invent web cams? ICQ? Tiny USB sticks? Wouldn't they be more comfortable discussing the impossibility of peace in a resort in Eilat? Couldn't they... Continue Reading →

What Jewish TV taught me tonight.

Tonight was the first taping of Tuesday Night Live, "the first Israel-based Jewish TV show broadcast around the globe." I suppose I was curious about what all that meant (being aware that it is run by Ohr Olam and produced by Arutz Sheva). When we arrived and I got a pamphlet, it became clearer what... Continue Reading →

The view from here and National Geographic.

On Sunday nights there is usually nothing on TV for basic-cable watchers; or at least this one. Tonight, however, National Geographic had a special on anti-terrorism technology. And wouldn't you know, Israel served as all of their examples for technological solutions to preventing terrorism. Sure, they butchered our names - Amos is 'Aymus', Pessach is... Continue Reading →

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