Monday, October 31, 2011

New Flickr Pictures

I've finally decided to stitch my panoramas and go through the pictures I took during my stay in Romania. You can check them out on Flickr here. If you would like the full-sized version of any of the pictures on my Flickr, send me an e-mail at (I hope it works, if I don't get back to you in a day or two, leave details in the comments).
Let me know what you think!


Sunday, October 30, 2011

I'm Back (again)

Incoming rant:
After 6 days of travelling all over the country, I'm finally back home. Sadly, I have to say I'm extremely dissappointed - not because of the trip itself, but of some of the people in my group. How can you go home with newly acquired values if the people in your group are so dumb and respectless that they make each other laugh and play music at a military cemetry? Those people died so that you could live, and you laugh at their graves? EVERY SINGLE TIME that we were having some meaningful conversation, they screw it up, EVERY SINGLE TIME. I'm happy to be back home.

I hope they NEVER start a conversation with me.

The only thing positive about the trip - the views:

Makhtesh Katan


Sunday, October 23, 2011

Going away (again)

Good evening, guys.
First of all, I'm going on a week-long school trip tonight at 1AM so I just wanted to inform you that as I won't have an Internet connection I won't be able to post during that period.
A little info about the trip itself (taken from the program's site):

 The Masa Yisraeli - The Spirit of Israel Experience Program
The Journey starts with a 2-days hike in nature, including sleeping out-doors, walking alone for part of the hike, cooking together, and carrying out group-missions. It then continues with a day in a community throughout Israel where the students are getting to know the community, and volunteering in different sites in the place. On the next days the students are visiting Tanach sites, learning about the rise of the state of Israel, and finish the Journey with a touching, enthusiastic Shabbat in Jerusalem, including visiting the Western Wall and taking part in a traditional Shabbat.

It's supposed to be all Zionist and stuff but nobody cares about that because it will just be fun (hopefully).

 Secondly, I was thinking about writing about a different topic every week, so tell me what you think and write any suggestions in the comments - I'll check 'em when I get back.


Friday, October 21, 2011

Jewish Dubstep

So apparently someone made a dubstep remix of "Hava Nagila" - a traditional Hebrew song. I have to admit that after I stopped laughing about it (Which took a while) and listened to it - I  decided that it's pretty damn good. 
Without further ado I present to you:
Losh - Hava Nagila (Dubstep remix)


EDIT: This is even better (Trance):

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Gilad Shalit

Yesterday morning, Gilad Shalit, an Israeli soldier who had been kept captive for almost five and a half years (after being abducted in 2006 by Hamas (Wikipedia) militants), was brought back home. He was brought back as part of a prisoner exhchange in which 1,027 Palestinian prisoners were returned to the Palestinian territories and the Gaza Strip. I think probably most of you if not all know about his return since it was covered internationally by many new agencies. That's why I'm not going to be talking about his release, but about his capture.

On the 25th of June, 2006, at around 5 o'clock in the morning began the bombardment of the Karem pass, an area on the border between Israel and the Gaza Strip. Not long before that, a squad of four militants got 100 meters deep into Israeli territory by using a tunnel that started in Gaza. As the IDF gathered intel on terrorist organizations' intentions to attack in Israeli territory using a tunnel they set up a decoy APC (Armored Personnel Carrier). After splitting up into 3 sub-squads, one attacked the APC, one attacked a lookout post and wounded 3 IDF soldier and one attacked a Merkava tank which was assigned to protect the border. During the attack on the tank, AT missiles were fired at it, causing a fire to burst inside the tank. Two of the tank's crew members got out of the tank and got shot and killed, the driver got stuck inside the tank and suffered injury and the fourth crew member - Gilad Shalit - was taken by the squad. The squad then proceeded to throw grenades into the tank and took Shalit with them to the other side of the fence (The border) at 5:21AM, just minutes after the start of the attack. During this entire event, unmanned lookout posts were taken out by RPGs, in order to make it difficult to understand what was going on.

The first picture of Gilad Shalit in Israel

Tuesday, October 18, 2011


Hey guys, I'm back!
I just wanted to let you know I got a Flickr set up with some of the pictures I've taken, check it out (Widget on the sidebar) and let me know what you think!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

I'm back!

Hey guys, I've been gone for a while, but I'm coming back!
I'll start blogging again in a few days since I'm going abroad .

Take care.

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