Tag: politics

  • A new reason for aliyah.

    There are plenty of reasons to make aliyah, but I just heard the most amusing:

  • Tonight's rally for the release of Gilad Shalit.

    Amidst the cries for Olmert to quit, be embarrassed and work harder towards the release of the kidnapped soldiers, there was plenty of emotion to go round. Of course, the major focal point of sentiment came from Noam Shalit’s short but necessary speech to open the rally outside the Prime Minister’s residence in Jerusalem. It’s […]

  • And there goes Tommy Lapid…

    Pretty soon, that pioneering ‘halutz’ generation of Israeli elders will be just a memory in our textbooks and a prayer in our hearts. Renowned author, journalist, Knesset member, Shinui party leader, Holocaust survivor Yosef Tommy Lapid died today at 77 after a battle with cancer. The full story and eulogies are here.

  • Israeli FAIL!

    If you hang out on teh interwebs at all, you might know the FAIL! and you might know the FAIL! blog. Israel recently made it with the following photo: There are about 652907628569874 things I’d put in an Israel FAIL! photo before a policeman in a simulation, like Olmert’s political career, the Lebanon war, people […]

  • The state of Israel in 5758.

    This is the time of year when the State of Israel has a chance to really look deep into the heart of herself and understand what condition she’s in. It’s the post-Pessach triangle of introspection: yesterday was Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) and next week are Yom HaZicaron (Memorial Day) and Yom Haatzmaut (Independence Day). […]

  • There's something worse than Israel?

    Here’s something you don’t see everyday: Ynet made me do a double-take with that one. But they really ought not to lie in journalism…