Category Archives: Israel
There are truly some moments when I hate my home hood
It’s yuppie, it’s hipster, lined by Prospect’s old wood
And though I’m not sure what to think
About our Co-Op’s new stink
I do believe a little controversy always does us some good.
Despite Erdogan’s extremely harsh comments during the Gaza operation – among them that Israel should be barred from the UN, that Israel was perpetrating inhumane actions that would lead to its destruction, and his upbraiding of President Shimon Peres at the Davos summit last month – Israel has never called in the Turkish ambassador to register a protest.
So when Turkey mentions Israel’s destruction, it’s ok. But the minute an Israeli general reacts to that comment, they demand a formal apology.
On another note, remember the airplane crash in Buffalo? with the 9/11 widow? of course you do. There were two Israelis on that flight.
Tzipi Livni! no wait…Benyamin Netanyahu!…wait, what?!
ok so basically Tzipi Livni’s party, Kadima, has the most mandates and the greatest number of seats in the Knesset. Means she gets to be Prime Minister, right? not really. Benyamin Netanyahu’s party, Likud, has one less Knesset seat, and Avigdor Lieberman’s right-wing Yisrael Beitenu party holds 15 Knesset seats. The next step is for President Shimon Peres to assign either Livni or Netanyahu the task of forming a coalition (this also decides who is the next PM). And since the right wing holds the majority of the Knesset seats, Netanyahu may be more able than Livni to unify the government. The important part is, I found this video