Monthly Archives: August 2012

The Violence of the Conflict

Last night, 22.8, the IDF spokesperson’s Facebook page posted a photo of a car being stoned by Arab youngsters with a woman inside. A cameraman is seen standing in the background filming the event. The text underneath the photo reads: “Fact: in the past six months, more than 2,000 rocks were hurled at Israelis in […]

A little corner of .il- Mount Hermon

It’s been a while since my previous post in “A little corner of .il”, and I think we all deserve a little respite from the summer heat. That’s why I’ve decided to write about Mount Hermon this time. Israel has a surprisingly large variety of climates for such a small country. In my previous post […]

This week’s headlines: Not much ado about nothing, Israel’s Olympic failure and the events in Sinai- are we seeing the whole picture?

┬áThe summer months are a time when not much happens. School children are enjoying their summer vacation, universities are in their semester break and even the Knesset summer session has adjourned until “after the Hagim” (after the holidays). The Israeli saying “after the Hagim” refers to the Jewish holidays of Rosh Hashana (New Year), Yom […]

The Social Protest’s Shopping List: Its Greatest Strength and its Downfall

Israel’s social movement: Background ┬áThe Israeli counterpart of the worldwide Occupy movement was set off last summer when a Facebook campaign called on Israelis to boycott cottage cheese, of all things. The price for a container of 250 grams of cottage cheese had risen to almost 7-8 NIS (currently equal to $1.75-$2.00) and the price […]