Sunday, 11 May 2014

An Ambassador with Strings Attached.

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

Quietly they go, the intelligent, the witty, the brave

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.