Tel Aviv Diary November 17-23, 2017 - Karen Alkalay-Gut

Tel Aviv Diary - November 17-23, 2017 - Karen Alkalay-Gut

November 17, 2017

Does anyone know where this page went to? I know I wrote here yesterday. But now it's gone.

November 18, 2017

Yesterday Dalia discovered the big scandal in our neighborhood. Two buildings are going to be 'renewed' and four stories added on. The entire neighborhood is composed of low buildings. The apartment buildings go no more that four stories. Well, six now. So we had a neighborhood meeting of over thirty people to object to it, mostly on the grounds that the street is jammed as it is. There are hours we can't get out of the block. So we're hiring a lawyer to object, although with the overcrowding in Tel Aviv I doubt whether the municipality will agree. Even though the many nurseries on our street make it impossible to move. for example I have a meeting tomorrow in town and i know i'll have to leave an hour early for what could normally be a ten minute ride.

November 19, 20017

No doubt we're all crowded in this country. But general plans for roads, traffic, public transportation and public facilities like schools need to be organized in some basic way - this city is chaotic enough without random building.

and now i'm off to take the bus to Tel Aviv. yuch

The trip was painless. much more painless than driving in a jam. i am lazier and lazier but busses are easier and easier.

Many times I suspect that the weakness I have been feeling lately is due to the champagne and cigars of our prime minister. In fact we spent a few days watching an old British series called "Doc Martin" to clear our minds from Iran, Syria, Bibi. Tonight i suspect i may really have something wrong - maybe a cold that won't leave. I just don't make sense even when i try.

November 20, 2017

Remember that wonderful warming up between the writers of India and Israel? They just cancelled their 50 million dollar weapon deal, right? And now wht will happen to the scholarship our country was proposing for students from there?

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