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With my sign and flag by the Knesset

Neve Ilan Protesting Media; Knesset Emergency Call

Neve Ilan protest was a rally against compromised, biased media. Then we were rushed to an emergency Knesset rally where our democracy had just died. The Knesset chairman overruled a majority decision to establish an independent investigation committee into the submarine affair, Bibi’s Case 3000.

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Trojan Horse lit and ready

Trojan Horse at Balfour & Subs at Democracy Square

Trojan horse and submarine dummies were exhibited in Democracy Square for the Balfour Demonstration following the Big Submarine March. The Revolution at its creative best. and an update: a beautiful statue of Israel Hero, the protester was erected in the square and confiscated by police in the wee hours of the night.

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Or-Ly Barlev with megaphone

Or-Ly Barlev and the Alternative Media – Israel in Protests

Appendix to Big Submarine Protest post. Or-Ly Barlev and other alternative media outlets fill a reporting gap in the Israeli media scene, especially regarding the anti-Bibi protests. Here, as in other marches and demonstrations, she reports and records the proceedings, police misbehavior and gives voice to the protesters.

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With my sign and flag by the Knesset

Neve Ilan Protesting Media; Knesset Emergency Call

Neve Ilan protest was a rally against compromised, biased media. Then we were rushed to an emergency Knesset rally where our democracy had just died. The Knesset chairman overruled a majority decision to establish an independent investigation committee into the submarine affair, Bibi’s Case 3000.

Read More »
Trojan Horse lit and ready

Trojan Horse at Balfour & Subs at Democracy Square

Trojan horse and submarine dummies were exhibited in Democracy Square for the Balfour Demonstration following the Big Submarine March. The Revolution at its creative best. and an update: a beautiful statue of Israel Hero, the protester was erected in the square and confiscated by police in the wee hours of the night.

Read More »
Or-Ly Barlev with megaphone

Or-Ly Barlev and the Alternative Media – Israel in Protests

Appendix to Big Submarine Protest post. Or-Ly Barlev and other alternative media outlets fill a reporting gap in the Israeli media scene, especially regarding the anti-Bibi protests. Here, as in other marches and demonstrations, she reports and records the proceedings, police misbehavior and gives voice to the protesters.

Read More »
With my sign and flag by the Knesset

Neve Ilan Protesting Media; Knesset Emergency Call

Neve Ilan protest was a rally against compromised, biased media. Then we were rushed to an emergency Knesset rally where our democracy had just died. The Knesset chairman overruled a majority decision to establish an independent investigation committee into the submarine affair, Bibi’s Case 3000.

Read More »
Trojan Horse lit and ready

Trojan Horse at Balfour & Subs at Democracy Square

Trojan horse and submarine dummies were exhibited in Democracy Square for the Balfour Demonstration following the Big Submarine March. The Revolution at its creative best. and an update: a beautiful statue of Israel Hero, the protester was erected in the square and confiscated by police in the wee hours of the night.

Read More »
Or-Ly Barlev with megaphone

Or-Ly Barlev and the Alternative Media – Israel in Protests

Appendix to Big Submarine Protest post. Or-Ly Barlev and other alternative media outlets fill a reporting gap in the Israeli media scene, especially regarding the anti-Bibi protests. Here, as in other marches and demonstrations, she reports and records the proceedings, police misbehavior and gives voice to the protesters.

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Goings-on

In this new section I will try to relate directly to current events and proceedings in the ever-churning, boiling, bubbling cauldron of our political and social reality today. I’ll try to keep posts short.

Keep posted. Subscribe to the newsletter. Here is a link to the “Goings-on” page. 

With my sign and flag by the Knesset

Neve Ilan Protesting Media; Knesset Emergency Call

Neve Ilan protest was a rally against compromised, biased media. Then we were rushed to an emergency Knesset rally where our democracy had just died. The Knesset chairman overruled a majority decision to establish an independent investigation committee into the submarine affair, Bibi’s Case 3000.

Read More »
Or-Ly Barlev with megaphone

Or-Ly Barlev and the Alternative Media – Israel in Protests

Appendix to Big Submarine Protest post. Or-Ly Barlev and other alternative media outlets fill a reporting gap in the Israeli media scene, especially regarding the anti-Bibi protests. Here, as in other marches and demonstrations, she reports and records the proceedings, police misbehavior and gives voice to the protesters.

Read More »

Cross-Country Submarine Flotilla & the Missing Media

The submarine flotilla cross country event was one of the largest and better organized events of the Israeli anti-Netanyahu protest movement. I am trying to do it justice, since the compromised mainstream media largely chose, or was instructed, to ignore it.

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With my sign and flag by the Knesset

Neve Ilan Protesting Media; Knesset Emergency Call

Neve Ilan protest was a rally against compromised, biased media. Then we were rushed to an emergency Knesset rally where our democracy had just died. The Knesset chairman overruled a majority decision to establish an independent investigation committee into the submarine affair, Bibi’s Case 3000.

Read More »
Or-Ly Barlev with megaphone

Or-Ly Barlev and the Alternative Media – Israel in Protests

Appendix to Big Submarine Protest post. Or-Ly Barlev and other alternative media outlets fill a reporting gap in the Israeli media scene, especially regarding the anti-Bibi protests. Here, as in other marches and demonstrations, she reports and records the proceedings, police misbehavior and gives voice to the protesters.

Read More »

Cross-Country Submarine Flotilla & the Missing Media

The submarine flotilla cross country event was one of the largest and better organized events of the Israeli anti-Netanyahu protest movement. I am trying to do it justice, since the compromised mainstream media largely chose, or was instructed, to ignore it.

Read More »

 

Mindroll

New articles will show up here. Keep posted. Subscribe to the newsletter. Here is a link to “Mindroll“. 

Desert decorated for Sufi Festival, Shittim, 2019

Best Sufi Celebration is in… Israel

Sufi Festival, 2019, Ashram Bamidbar, Israel. A wonderful celebration of love, spirituatliy, openess. Great music and dance performances with full audience participation. A variety of enlightening workshops in music, dance, writing, spirit and understanding. Inspirational setup in the deep desert of the Arava.

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etting inside the festival spirit. Sufi Festival, Shittim Desert Ashram,, 2019

My Personal Spiritual Salad

My personal spiritual salad is based in some Jewish ideas, with a melange of Eastern, American Indian and other elements, including my childhood books, with an emphasis on physical practices and the connection body-mind. My “core belief”, or perception system, is grounded in the inherent spirituality of Nature and in my scientific understandings.

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Back view of hair, in front of house

Hair Galore

The general talk about hair and age is demoralizing and most of it is not based in facts. Taking good care of your hair, even dyed hair, can keep your hair growing and shiny. I offer tips, advice and an apology to hairdressers

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Desert decorated for Sufi Festival, Shittim, 2019

Best Sufi Celebration is in… Israel

Sufi Festival, 2019, Ashram Bamidbar, Israel. A wonderful celebration of love, spirituatliy, openess. Great music and dance performances with full audience participation. A variety of enlightening workshops in music, dance, writing, spirit and understanding. Inspirational setup in the deep desert of the Arava.

Read More »
etting inside the festival spirit. Sufi Festival, Shittim Desert Ashram,, 2019

My Personal Spiritual Salad

My personal spiritual salad is based in some Jewish ideas, with a melange of Eastern, American Indian and other elements, including my childhood books, with an emphasis on physical practices and the connection body-mind. My “core belief”, or perception system, is grounded in the inherent spirituality of Nature and in my scientific understandings.

Read More »
Back view of hair, in front of house

Hair Galore

The general talk about hair and age is demoralizing and most of it is not based in facts. Taking good care of your hair, even dyed hair, can keep your hair growing and shiny. I offer tips, advice and an apology to hairdressers

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Israel's Best

This section is “under construction”. Much much more is yet to come about my beloved country. Keep posted. Subscribe! Here is a link to Israel’s Best page.

With my sign and flag by the Knesset

Neve Ilan Protesting Media; Knesset Emergency Call

Neve Ilan protest was a rally against compromised, biased media. Then we were rushed to an emergency Knesset rally where our democracy had just died. The Knesset chairman overruled a majority decision to establish an independent investigation committee into the submarine affair, Bibi’s Case 3000.

Read More »
Desert decorated for Sufi Festival, Shittim, 2019

Best Sufi Celebration is in… Israel

Sufi Festival, 2019, Ashram Bamidbar, Israel. A wonderful celebration of love, spirituatliy, openess. Great music and dance performances with full audience participation. A variety of enlightening workshops in music, dance, writing, spirit and understanding. Inspirational setup in the deep desert of the Arava.

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Ben Gurion’s Genius – Dismantling Militias on “Both Sides”

Ben Gurion’s political genius enabled him to dismantle the pre-state militias on both sides of the political spectrum, and merge them into the emerging IDF. It hasn’t been easy, but the state would not have survived otherwise. I elaborate about the healthy foundations of Israel. Make comparisons to the American situation.

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With my sign and flag by the Knesset

Neve Ilan Protesting Media; Knesset Emergency Call

Neve Ilan protest was a rally against compromised, biased media. Then we were rushed to an emergency Knesset rally where our democracy had just died. The Knesset chairman overruled a majority decision to establish an independent investigation committee into the submarine affair, Bibi’s Case 3000.

Read More »

Incredible India

This section is “under construction”. Much much more is yet to come about my trip to Incredible India. Keep posted. Subscribe! Here is a link to the Incredible India page.

Shanti stupa with stairs, Leh Ladakh

Shanti Stupa Leh – Art, Views, Temples

Shanti Stupa Leh with adjacent temples, towering over Leh to the north, are magnificent Buddhist modern holy sites. Breathtaking views, beautiful art, Arduous climb. Visit concluded with unstructured luxurious shanti time with chai and momos at a zula down the “Israeli Road’.

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Garbage and donkey behind Savitri Temple, Pushkar, Rajasthan

Point Finger at Polluter

India’s garbage problem. Despite the glorious esthetic and spiritual traditions, the problem of waste accumulation and inadequate disposal is undermining India’s life and beauty. Change is coming but slow.

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Shanti stupa with stairs, Leh Ladakh

Shanti Stupa Leh – Art, Views, Temples

Shanti Stupa Leh with adjacent temples, towering over Leh to the north, are magnificent Buddhist modern holy sites. Breathtaking views, beautiful art, Arduous climb. Visit concluded with unstructured luxurious shanti time with chai and momos at a zula down the “Israeli Road’.

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Poetry

More poetry is yet to come. Keep posted. Subscribe to the newsletter. Here is a link to the poetry page

The Real Great Replacement

We have replaced

Wild animals with cats and dogs

Birds of the skies with pigeons and crows

Bee pollinators with cockroaches and flies

Bison with cows

…Forests with pastures

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Who am I?

To the Ethiopians, I am Faranji,

To the Sephardi – Ashkenazi,

To the Japanese, – Geijin,

To the Mexicans – Gringa.

To the Palestinians – an invader…

A poetic search for a positive identity among multiple social negative ones.

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The Real Great Replacement

We have replaced

Wild animals with cats and dogs

Birds of the skies with pigeons and crows

Bee pollinators with cockroaches and flies

Bison with cows

…Forests with pastures

Read More »

Who am I?

To the Ethiopians, I am Faranji,

To the Sephardi – Ashkenazi,

To the Japanese, – Geijin,

To the Mexicans – Gringa.

To the Palestinians – an invader…

A poetic search for a positive identity among multiple social negative ones.

Read More »

The Real Great Replacement

We have replaced

Wild animals with cats and dogs

Birds of the skies with pigeons and crows

Bee pollinators with cockroaches and flies

Bison with cows

…Forests with pastures

Read More »

Who am I?

To the Ethiopians, I am Faranji,

To the Sephardi – Ashkenazi,

To the Japanese, – Geijin,

To the Mexicans – Gringa.

To the Palestinians – an invader…

A poetic search for a positive identity among multiple social negative ones.

Read More »

 

Galleries

Since a big part of this website is dedicated to world traveling, this collection of photo galleries is focused on the beauty, variety and creativity of the Land of Israel. An emphasis on the desert will soon be balanced with more pictures from the North and Center.

Between “Rivers” on the Israel Trail, Sharon

Israel Trail Sharon section between The Alexander and the Hadera “Rivers”. Dunes, eucalyptus forests, squatters colony, sculpture garden & industrial park. Another instance of the incredible variety of the little country in a 17-km stretch.

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Sunrays in mist. Eilat's rainforest. Israel

Rainforest in Extreme Desert

On an abandoned army outpost in extreme desert, three friends created a one-of-a-kind rainforest and oraganic botanical garden with 1000 differnet plants and trees that grow on desalinized water disseminated in pulses of mist. Soil is fertilized by compost alone.

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Neot Kedumim – As Biblical as it Gets

Neot Kedumim is a reconstructed educational Biblical park in Central Israel. Photos were taken on a nice early spring day, with rich anemone blooms. Park features ancient agricultural devices and practices, ponds, waterwheel.

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Grasses and flowers blooming in the Arava extreme desert

Desert Blooms

Photo gallery. 2013 was a rainy year for the otherwise water-thirsty Arava Valley, Israel. Seeds that laid dormant for years, some from northern regions, sprouted and bloomed, creating spectacular colorful niches in the otherwise parched land.

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Trees with snowy mountains

Snowy Edom Mountains

Photo gallery. Edom Mountains snow. It actually snowed on the Jordanian Edom Mountains in Jordan the year of 2013, resulting in amazing views of snowy peaks in sheer desert, as viewed from the Israeli Arava Valley.

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Israel in pictures. Selected galleries of nature and city photos trying to convey the unique beauty, variety and creativity of the Land.

Rainy Desert

Photo gallery. Desert rains in the extreme climate of the Southern Arava (2013-4) created magical landscapes composed of water, mud and vegetation. Some old acacia trees submerged mangrove-like. Old lakes and reservoirs filled up. Dormant seeds came to life.

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Syrian-African Rift in Clouds

Syrian-African Rift pics were taken on a cloudy February day (2016) on a drive up north. Route 90 – the longest in Israel -reaches from Eilat in the South to Kiryat Shmona in the North. In the section shown in this gallery, the road passes very near the Jordanian border.

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Grasses and flowers blooming in the Arava extreme desert

Desert Blooms

Photo gallery. 2013 was a rainy year for the otherwise water-thirsty Arava Valley, Israel. Seeds that laid dormant for years, some from northern regions, sprouted and bloomed, creating spectacular colorful niches in the otherwise parched land.

Read More »
Trees with snowy mountains

Snowy Edom Mountains

Photo gallery. Edom Mountains snow. It actually snowed on the Jordanian Edom Mountains in Jordan the year of 2013, resulting in amazing views of snowy peaks in sheer desert, as viewed from the Israeli Arava Valley.

Read More »
Israel in pictures. Selected galleries of nature and city photos trying to convey the unique beauty, variety and creativity of the Land.

Rainy Desert

Photo gallery. Desert rains in the extreme climate of the Southern Arava (2013-4) created magical landscapes composed of water, mud and vegetation. Some old acacia trees submerged mangrove-like. Old lakes and reservoirs filled up. Dormant seeds came to life.

Read More »

Syrian-African Rift in Clouds

Syrian-African Rift pics were taken on a cloudy February day (2016) on a drive up north. Route 90 – the longest in Israel -reaches from Eilat in the South to Kiryat Shmona in the North. In the section shown in this gallery, the road passes very near the Jordanian border.

Read More »
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