Monthly Archives: August 2010

We Threw the Paint

We threw the red paint. Malcolm drove the car, Nick was there too. Before we left Edgware we made up an alibi, in the unlikely event of the police stopping us, searching the car and finding the paint. Someone said … Continue reading

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Calling an Arab an Arab

I recently posted about a Jerusalem Arab that I had met. A close friend commented that he had enjoyed what I had written, but he hadn’t liked the racist part. I was shocked as I’ve never considered myself to be … Continue reading

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Existence Is So Overrated.

I’m in Israel, it’s swelteringly headache inducing hot, I am covered in itchy mosquito bites, I have had my customary bizarre constant sneezing and sniffling symptoms since the minute I landed here and yet I love Israel more every time … Continue reading

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Gingy of Wadi el-Joz – Part Two – Judah

We begin the drive along Haneviim Street and soon get stuck in midday traffic. The windows are closed and the air conditioner works well, so we are not uncomfortable. I subtly return the subject to Gingy’s girlfriend. He explains that … Continue reading

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Gingy of Wadi el-Joz – Part One – Judah

Last month Amichai, our first-born son, called to say that the old car was stuck in Jerusalem and could not be moved. By his description I assumed it was something to do with the battery, so I took my loyal … Continue reading

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One Month to “West Bank to West End”

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Lemon and Lime

“Lemon and Lime” Is an allegorical rhyme, On conformity, hate and alienation The historical events So macabre and intense Are a lesson to avoid confrontation. What is more sardonic, Than a demented Teutonic Who conjured that nightmarish past With veiled … Continue reading

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My Confession – Judah

Okay, I’ll begin with a confession. My wife was in Berlin for a week last year, but I’ll get back to that later. Almost a decade ago, at the end of his tenth grade, the subject first arose when my … Continue reading

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The World Cup – A Settler’s Perspective

I have long detested football and the ball has returned my hate in any number of ways. As a child I made some half-hearted attempts to play but it was not to be. I don’t believe that I ever scored … Continue reading

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