I am formerly from London, England. I made aliya in 1977, living first in Jerusalem until my marriage, and then moved to Petach Tikva. We now have baruch Hashem children and grandchildren living around the country.
I blog about life in Israel, my family, funny things kids do, and my main hobby-horse: pro-Israel activism, events and politics in the Middle East, and most importantly, the rising tide worldwide of antisemitism and the anti-Zionism which provides a “cover” for antisemitism, whether in international diplomacy, at international institutions like the UN, or on campus.
I started my “blogging” life back in 2001 at the height of the terror wave against Israel (aka the Second Intifada), mainly on talkbacks on various websites. I became a regular at the now defunct blog Discarded Lies and would thank blog-mentors “zorkmidden” and “evariste” for teaching me so many tricks of the trade.
A word about the blog’s banner: On the left is “my” orange tree, symbol of the original settlement of Petach Tikva which was famous for its orange groves; the center picture is of Rechov Pinsker in Petach Tikva at the time of its founding in the 1880s. You can be sure it does not look like that picturesque rural scene today! It is now right in the busy center of town. And on the right, the Israeli flag. No explanation needed.
My thanks to my brother Mark for the original idea and design, and to my son Dovi for changing, formatting and photoshopping the final banner.