Who are you? What the hell do you want from me?
I've decided to open a blog, (and an English one at that) for several reasons, and I'm not sure where this thing is headed yet – a personal diary, a virtual political soapbox, a cooking blog, a ranting platform or a subjective testimony of life in today's Israel...
Knowing myself, it probably won't be any of these things at all and after a post or two will recede to that strange, dark realm of abandoned personal websites.
Hopefully, it won't.
One of the main reasons I've decided to open a blog now is because life in Israel has become pretty scary, pretty fast.
If you don't follow internal Israeli politics you might think I'm talking about Palestinian terror, but you'd be wrong.
In 2009 the 18th Knesset was voted in, and has since voted on a rapidly growing succession of laws that threaten the democratic fabric and character of life here.
This is a phenomenon which you can probably read about in Hebrew on some of the blogs I link to on the sidebar, but, being Hebrew blogs they're more or less closed to an international audience. Recently I've started to feel that it's time to "bring out the dirty laundry", if you will, and share internal Israeli debates and dilemmas with the rest of the world.
Since this is an introductory post I don't want to dive directly into politics, but I have a pretty strong feeling this is where the next few posts are headed.
Anyway, welcome aboard. I hope you find my writing insightful or illuminating in some way.