Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Sunday, July 20, 2014

War... What is it good for?

War by definition is horrible, but I think, what this war is doing to us as people is unforgivable, and it makes me sick to my stomach. Right wing or let, religious or secular we are destroying each other in a such a way that the devastating results will last way after the dust settles.
A thing that became clear to me long ago but really intensified during this conflict, is the fact that people only want to be with others that look, talk or see things exactly like them and that's the root of all evil.
I think that by putting "I believe" or "I thinks" in front of a post or sentence will make a hell of a difference, plus expressing ones opinion doesn't have to mean dismissing the other's.
But even worst than all that is the fact that "thanks" to social networks, people use!!! Information that is often false or one-sided and pass it on as a fact. That is by far more dangerous and immoral than any opinion. This is P.R at its worst form. 

But of course, this is only my opinion.

And now for something completely different... I found a dragon in my front yard


Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Fighting for peace? Or a piece of fight

We are now "officially" in a ceasefire. Or are we. The Hamas and the Israelis have agreed to disagree. The Egyptians offered to be mediator and proposed a ceasefire agreement.
The basic terms are the complete cease of any aggression from both sides and the opening of the passages. That means that goods like food, medicine, building materials etc. can enter the Gaza strip freely.
So far Israel has agreed, Hamas for now has not.
Meanwhile the rockets fire continues and so does the suffering of people on both sides. Now, both sides are looking to get out of this conflict with an upper hand, but it seems that each side has a different interpretation or idea for what upper hand actually means.
So is it going to be a deja vu of past agreements? Is this conflict going to end once and for all and this area will be on its way to lasting peace? Or maybe, we're still on our way to nowhere?



Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Peace, out

Yesterday night around seven, we heard the first siren. We live in Tel Aviv in an old neighborhood so our houses don't have any safe rooms. So we, that means my 9 and 7 years old daughters, my wife and myself had to go to our second toilet room which is located under the staircase and its the size of a small lift with a diagonal ceiling. Sounds funny I know.
When you look at all this without prejudice (not easy) it's quit a surreal and even funny way of life. In our modern life history for the past 65 years we all live in this crazy country and even crazier situation. Politics and believes aside this place is insane, no kid or adult for that matter should live like this in any society. It's now 08:31 and as I am writing this another siren is heard, waiting for the "boom" to know when it's over, a fall or a hit by Kipat Barzel (Iron Dome, another great Israeli invention).
But for me it is a temporary situation. For thousands of kids in the south of Israel and in the Gaza strip this is a way of life. Just writing this, is enough to make you crazy. But we all know, the world doesn't really give a fuck and apparently this is going to go on for a very long time... War, quiet, war, quiet and so on and so forth.
There is a say "if you can't beat them, join them" but I don't believe it works here for either side of the conflict, so maybe this will: "Get used to it or get the fuck out", (again, that goes for both sides of course). Well I really want to get out because I don't believe we should get used to this ,but I guess I am here for the long run :-(
So till the next missile. Peace out.



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