Tuesday, 17 July 2007

The plan - nuclear bomb shelter for all

One doesn't know whether to laugh or cry. This double-spread in today's Israeli Maariv newspaper "informs" readers that the Israel Minstry of Defence is preparing to upgrade existing air raid shelters in homes to nuclear shelters.

Since the 1980's , every new house or apartment is Israel is required by law to have its own air raid shelter. We used them in first Gulf War in 1991 and again (for those in the North of Israel) in the war with the Hezbollah in Lebanon last year.

Paranoid Israel and its hysterical media are having a field day with the looming threat of nuclear armament by Iran, so no opportunity is wasted to sow fear,panic and hysteria in the general population. This article in Maariv continues this commendable trend.

Wednesday, 4 July 2007

How I killed my Dad

This is the title of a humorous article written by my daughter Daphnie in the weekend supplement of Maariv, Israel's second largest daily newspaper.

The supplement decided to do a feature about horror stories from trips abroad (most of us have at least one) and so Daphnie wrote about the first vacation abroad that I took with her and Tami after my divorce from their mother.

(to be continued)