Friday, August 04, 2006


This country is at war. My kids are on vacation. I have no time to think. Blogging is now way way down at the bottom of the list of things to do. Maybe next year.

Friday, February 17, 2006

That's my brother!

Haaretz - Israel News - Search Results: "An impingement on journalistic immunity

By Anat Balint

Last Update: 17/02/2006 02:37

The detention of the editor of an on-line arts and culture magazine earlier this week reveals the fragile state of journalistic immunity in Israel, and represents one of several recent cases in which the police have impinged on this immunity.

The editor of the Internet publication Ma'arav, Ronen Eidelman, posted photos on the Web site showing the burning of one of the bull statues on Rothschild Boulevard in Tel Aviv. The statues are part of a PR campaign sponsored by the stock exchange and a number of large companies.

Painted blue and white and sponsored by El Al Israel Airlines, the statue presumably was set alight in protest over harnessing culture to big business.


Eidelman said he had decided to post the photos without seeking the identity of the photographer in order to spark debate. However, detectives arrived at his apartment Tuesday morning, and told him he was a suspect in the arson. They impounded all his computer equipment, and asked him to come in for questioning.

When the officers were persuaded that Eidelman was not involved in the arson, they pressed him for the photographer's identity. He refused, citing the obligation of a journalist to protect his sources.

The police responded that this clause in the journalists' code of ethics did not apply to him, and in any case,the law regarding journalistic immunity was 'general and unclear.'

Moshe Negbi, a legal expert and lecturer on journalistic ethics at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, says the police are not entirely wrong in their assessment. Journalistic immunity 'in fact does not exist,"

Thursday, November 17, 2005

Yael Needs

I did what I was told and wrote "yael needs" in google and the first response was:

Yael needs no sword because her strength comes from what she already has, not
from what is appropriated from the military culture. ...

I like it so I am not going to post what the other links were.

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

I can't belive I got the same as Krup

Activist Mama
You're an agitator! Your kids have grown up on the
front lines of rallies and pickets, and chances
are that you boycott at least one company for
its bad business practices. Your kids are
learning what matters to you and how they can
change what matters to them.

What kind of a freaky mother are you?
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Friday, October 28, 2005

Party time

I just came home from my friend Sigal's 40th birthday. Sigal and I are not very close but I am so glad I went. It was a women only dance party. Open bar, a dj, good food and a lot of women. Y asked if it was weird. It wasn't. I knew some of the other guest but not all. Everyone danced, everyone was smiling the whole time. One of her friends performed a belly dance. It was great. I am now starting to plan my 40th. All of my loyal readers are invited.

Monday, September 19, 2005

A meme is better than nothing

You Are 60% Boyish and 40% Girlish

You are pretty evenly split down the middle - a total eunuch.
Okay, kidding about the eunuch part. But you do get along with both sexes.
You reject traditional gender roles. However, you don't actively fight them.
You're just you. You don't try to be what people expect you to be.