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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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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 »
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. 

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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Two Fences and an Island – Trump, Twain, Epstein and the American Dream

Has Trump ever known the joy of painting a fence? Stripping “virgin” islands to strip teenage girls – is this the filthy-rich idea of the American Dream? Buying a private Virgin Island is advertised as “pursuing the American Dream”. Is Mr. Epstein its embodiment? And how is that similar to the ISIS dream? Are we seeing the Brave New World now? Or are science and technology today serving at the behest of the same old vices of individuals, destroying our planet on the go?

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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.

Read More »

Two Fences and an Island – Trump, Twain, Epstein and the American Dream

Has Trump ever known the joy of painting a fence? Stripping “virgin” islands to strip teenage girls – is this the filthy-rich idea of the American Dream? Buying a private Virgin Island is advertised as “pursuing the American Dream”. Is Mr. Epstein its embodiment? And how is that similar to the ISIS dream? Are we seeing the Brave New World now? Or are science and technology today serving at the behest of the same old vices of individuals, destroying our planet on the go?

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Mindroll

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

 

 

 

 

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.

Walking on Apollonia beach

Apollonia National Park and Beach

Apollonia National Park has it all: wondrous flora on the unique kurkar cliffs- yellow primrose, sea lavender, impressive ruins from the last 2600 years, a Crusader fortress and a magnficent beach.

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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.

Shrouded shrine at Vashisht waterfalls, Himachal Pradesh

Vashisht Village – Hot Springs and Waterfalls

Vashisht didn’t measure up to my expectations, still it was fun to walk up to the famous waterfalls, eat at the Tibetan Cafe to sounds of Israelis playing guitar and singing, dip my toes at the hot springs, emjoy the village atmosphere.

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Sacrum sanctorum of Manu's Temple with ancient idols. Manali, Himachal Pradesh

Manu Temple, Manali, Himachal Pradesh

Manu temple in Manali, Himachal Pradesh, is the only temple for Manu, the first man. Like Noah, he was the only man saved from the Big Flood, to restart humanity. He was also the first law-giver and saved the vedas from the flood during his seventh reincarnation.

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The Israeli Phenomenon in India, Part 1

Israelis desert their homeland for the High Holidays. Warmed relations with Saudi enable air carriers to fly direct, shrinking the continent for the India-bound Israeli. And the crowd is not what you think…

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Shrouded shrine at Vashisht waterfalls, Himachal Pradesh

Vashisht Village – Hot Springs and Waterfalls

Vashisht didn’t measure up to my expectations, still it was fun to walk up to the famous waterfalls, eat at the Tibetan Cafe to sounds of Israelis playing guitar and singing, dip my toes at the hot springs, emjoy the village atmosphere.

Read More »
Sacrum sanctorum of Manu's Temple with ancient idols. Manali, Himachal Pradesh

Manu Temple, Manali, Himachal Pradesh

Manu temple in Manali, Himachal Pradesh, is the only temple for Manu, the first man. Like Noah, he was the only man saved from the Big Flood, to restart humanity. He was also the first law-giver and saved the vedas from the flood during his seventh reincarnation.

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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

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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Nocturnal scene with black horse and girl leading

Tora Bora

I was the most desired maiden

down at the foothills

of Tora Bora.
You might remember

our mothers’ warnings:

The spirits of the mountain

would demise any soul

who dares set foot

on the ancient Goddess’s grounds…

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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.

Read More »
Nocturnal scene with black horse and girl leading

Tora Bora

I was the most desired maiden

down at the foothills

of Tora Bora.
You might remember

our mothers’ warnings:

The spirits of the mountain

would demise any soul

who dares set foot

on the ancient Goddess’s grounds…

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 »
Nocturnal scene with black horse and girl leading

Tora Bora

I was the most desired maiden

down at the foothills

of Tora Bora.
You might remember

our mothers’ warnings:

The spirits of the mountain

would demise any soul

who dares set foot

on the ancient Goddess’s grounds…

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.

Painted Desert, Arava, Israel

Painted Desert, Arava, a free playfield for rock, wind, sand, water, animals, people. Natural sculptures defy artistic imagination. God is watching, too, as queen erosion is busy sculpting.

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Israeli Sakura – Almond Trees in Bloom

The early Israeli spring starts in January-February and is marked by the iconic almond trees blooms. All over the country white and pink petals abound. On the ground you also get anemones, cyclamens and other annual flowers. THe second wave comes March-May.

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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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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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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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Israeli Sakura – Almond Trees in Bloom

The early Israeli spring starts in January-February and is marked by the iconic almond trees blooms. All over the country white and pink petals abound. On the ground you also get anemones, cyclamens and other annual flowers. THe second wave comes March-May.

Read More »

Painted Desert, Arava, Israel

Painted Desert, Arava, a free playfield for rock, wind, sand, water, animals, people. Natural sculptures defy artistic imagination. God is watching, too, as queen erosion is busy sculpting.

Read More »

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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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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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.

Read More »

Israeli Sakura – Almond Trees in Bloom

The early Israeli spring starts in January-February and is marked by the iconic almond trees blooms. All over the country white and pink petals abound. On the ground you also get anemones, cyclamens and other annual flowers. THe second wave comes March-May.

Read More »

Painted Desert, Arava, Israel

Painted Desert, Arava, a free playfield for rock, wind, sand, water, animals, people. Natural sculptures defy artistic imagination. God is watching, too, as queen erosion is busy sculpting.

Read More »

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.

Read More »
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.

Read More »

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.

Read More »
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