The Wizard of .il is my blog, as an American-born Israeli Jew, in which I hope to give my readers a slightly broader view and understanding of what Israel is really about.
A few years ago, at the height of what has been dubbed “the second intifada”, I was visiting my grandparents in the US and we had gone to buy shoes. My grandfather proudly boasted to the sales lady that here are his grandchildren and that we are from Israel. The woman turned to us, and with a horrified look on her face said: “You’re not going back there, are you?!?”
It is only natural that the media shows only one side of Israel- that is the side of conflict with the Arab and Muslim world. Sadly, that is all the world sees. The conflict is ever-present in Israeli life, but there is a lot more to Israel than that.
This blog includes three main categories:
* Current affairs
* Back to basics- in which I delve into a specific subject in Israeli life
* A little corner of .il- in which I show a specific place or event in Israel. These posts are usually more photo-based.
I encourage debate in my posts, as long as it stays civilized.