Let’s start this post with a little note to my fellow Belgians or should I say Europeans. I wouldn’t be discussing the recent tensions in the Middle East as this is certainly not a political blog. But as apparently everyone seems to own the conflict, I guess I do have a say. Maybe the media are the first to blame as they should stand for “impartial” and “objective” reporting? At university they taught us the media is the watchdog of democracy. Not what I see when I watch Belgian news about Israel. And as for the people’s opinion: maybe I wouldn’t know better either if I’d just watch your news and read your newspapers. But at least I won’t feel I have the right to preach, convince nor judge. I live in Tel Aviv since six years and I still feel I have no right to judge. Because I do not know war. I did not grow up with terror. I did not go to the army. So why do Europeans feel they have the right to? Most of them have probably never even been in Israel. Yes I’m bothered with that hypocritical solidarity. That being said; my blog is about my life, my life in Tel Aviv, both as a stranger and an insider. And I decide to focus on the bright side of it, the creative, the stimulating, the talent; what makes us wake up in the morning and smile. And I can tell you this: Tel Aviv is alive and kickin’. Towers still grow like mushrooms, people going to the beach, party in clubs, eat and drink 24/7, real estate is still unaffordable, there is still no parking and too much traffic, three new boutique hotels just opened around my corner, and the sun still shines…
All photos by me & my broken Ipod touch – maybe soon I’ll get a real camera…
Life is good @ Delicatessen: my Filofax, the blackberry, some sun, a knitting project and a “hafuch” or two or three Old versus New on Mazeh Street
Old versus New on Mazeh street
Yarn Bombing on Nahlat Binyamin Street
Electric art on Pines Street, Neve Tzedek
Sunset at Fortuna Del Mar @ Tel Aviv Marina
Super Jew is Coming soon – Drawing by Julien Roux
What a great post! I totally share your opinion on hypocritical solidarity. Say hello to beautiful TLV from me! 🙂
Great post, nice pics! I read GVA regularly, and can usually not resist writing my comments on highly biased articles, reflecting my own views and indignation, which are very similar to yours.
On the other hand, I also agree with you regarding our lovely city, which is always vibrant, and where I feel a lot safer than I used to do in my birth city, Antwerp… 🙂
I take my hat off to you!!!
Thank you for your sharing. I am worried that I lack creative ideas. It is your article that makes me full of hope. Thank you. But, I have a question, can you help me?
Can you be more specific about the content of your article? After reading it, I still have some doubts. Hope you can help me. https://www.binance.com/ur/register?ref=FIHEGIZ8
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