Wednesday, April 24, 2013

3G

Happy birthday to me, Happy birthday to me, Happy birthday a title in progress... Happy birthday to me :-)
3 years old and kicking
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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

The financial times

This country is in a financial turmoil. It's not like in Europe where some countries are going belly up, our economy is strong and solid. We are in a different kind of financial times. We have a new  government and a new finance minister and for the first time in... History things seem to be a bit different. Some feel the winds of change while others feel, well a different kind of change.
This country was always divided. Jews and Arabs, religious and secular, right wing and left wing and so on and so fourth. But now, the division between the religious and secular become a financial one more than anything else. Just browsing through Facebook everyday is enough to see how deep and wide this conflict really is. Whether it's purely a financial conflict? I doubt it, but is it a necessary one in our path to a better society, I truly hope so, but only time will tell.
One thing is obvious, things are not going to be boring around here, they never are.

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Sunday, April 14, 2013

The art of war

"The greatest victory is that which requiers no battle."
Sun Tzu, The Art of War

Every year as I attend a Memorial Day Ceremony and listen to the endless names of young men and women who were killed in or out of action, and kids who perished in terror attacks, I can't stop thinking about the redundancy of it all. What is it all for? Is it for land? Religion? Does it matter? 23,085 died! That's in a country with the population of London, a city.

But I believe that the real questions are: "Where do we go from here?" and "Is there really a future?" Well, we all battle with these questions every year and I still don't know the answers, but for the sake of my girls, I hope there is a future and a bright one.
Tomorrow Israel is celebrating its 65th anniversary and like every year the quick shift from griff to celebration will not be easy. But for someone like me, an optimistic and realistic rolled into one there is still a shred of hope...

Remembering


Saturday, April 6, 2013

The lucky No. is...


It's time to get serious. The day for remembering the holocaust and the people who fought back starts today.
But it seems that Israel of all places has forgotten the the most important thing. Yes we have memorial days in kindergartens and in schools around the country, and yes we send our students and solders to the death camps in order to learn and to show the world this thing can and will not happen again. But what about the few survivors? Don't they deserve to be remembered while still amongst the living? How is it possible to spend so much money on remembering the dead and so little on helping the living. Almost 37 survivors die each and every day, what are we waiting for?

I hope our new government will make some changes before it's too late.
Because soon enough all we'll be left with are the memories.


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