Tel Aviv Diary - May 21-26, 2012 Karen Alkalay-Gut

May 21, 2012

Here is Omer getting his groove.

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May 22, 2012

The new agreement with Iran and the inspection of its nuclear plants has brought joy to all the world and great fear to the leaders of Israel. The danger that it is only a delay tactic is too great for us. Me, I don't know enough to know who is right - but it's a tricky game.

Ezi has been all day thinking about the how the horrendous accident today in which the entire Attias family was wiped out (with the exception of the seven year old daughter). 8 people. It is truly a tragedy, but as much as the news churns the facts over and over, it becomes clear that we're in such a search for what we can find out about how it happened because it's a tragedy we think we can actually prevent in the future, unlike the other terrors that overwhelm the news.

May 23, 2012

May 24, 2012

How could I write yesterday? I was busy hiding my head in shame. I never expected the government to take care of the 60000 Africans (and I have no idea if that includes refugees, infiltrators and who is who) but I did expect the government to do something about providing for them for the time being, or finding them a home where they would not be induced to such violent crime. Gang rape is a major deterrent to friendship, and it is not surprising that the neighbors of the area in which the Africans concentrate are upset by them, but I am sure the words of our Minister of the Interior Eli Yishai have been incendiary. Phrases like "Round them up and expel them," encourage people to see others as enemies, or Miri Regev who said I understand the anger against African migrants do much to stir up the feeling of a pogrom.But at least there is a demonstration tonight against this violence at the entrance to the train station at Derech Haganah at 6.

May 25, 2012

I looked myself up on Google today in Hebrew and discovered all kinds of sites i never knew about. There's a long interview for example here that I've never heard or the text of a poem of mine that Panic Ensemble released this month, Imaginary Insects. There are over 14,500 entries and I can't begin to go through them all. I'm sure no one else will.

May 26, 2012

What do you think of this? and this? I'm too tired to talk about these two strange links tonight.

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