Sunday, 11 May 2014
As an Israeli living in the diaspora, I find myself often being called upon to explain, defend or clarify events relating to or taking place in Israel. It is not an easy or enviable task being an ambassador-at-large, addressing an all-too-often hostile audience. The questions are often rhetorical, leading or loaded. The comments can be antagonistic, provocative and offensive. So it was like a breath of fresh air to meet Avi Avital.
Saturday, 10 May 2014
One day, when we were in 10th grade, Ilan and I were studying for a math exam. We had to remember the proof of a formula known as “the Cosine Rule,“ but Ilan just couldn’t memorize it. “I have a cunning plan”, he told me.