In the aftermath of Ariel Sharon’s recent warm reception at the United Nations, Binyamin Netanyahu accused him of “trading shtachim for shtichim” – literally, giving up territories for (red) carpets. This accusation – despite the semi-clever Hebrew wordplay – is nothing new. Since the beginnings of Israeli negotiations with the Palestinians a decade ago, opposition […]
Archives for September 2005
Dubious Victories and a Sad Anniversary
And so, another day has arrived (well, actually, it’s more than half over already) in Israel. Ariel Sharon has won a marginal victory in the Likud Central Committee, keeping party primaries from being brought forward from next April to this November. I can’t say I’m thrilled with his success – at best, it seems like […]
New “Traffic Exchange” Feature – Feedback Requested!
Yesterday I signed up for Bravenet’s “Traffic Exchange” program. This will evidently show other participants’ websites to you in pop-up (or “pop-under”) windows when you leave my site; you’ll see at most one such site per day. If you have pop-ups blocked, you won’t see any change. If you do see pop-ups, please let me […]
A Look Back at the Week Ahead
I’ve been accused of verbosity. When anyone asks me for writing advice (which is seldom) I always say: “Read Hemingway. Write like that.” But my own stuff never seems to come out like Hemingway, no matter how hard I try; I’ve never mastered the art of the sound-bite, or its written equivalent. (OK, I can […]
New Profile Pic!
Sadly, this is more or less what I really look like. And the pose pretty much represents my real life as well – sitting at a computer, trying to read (or write) something, while being forced to amuse some small, furry carnivore with fangs and sharp claws.