Watering a desert January 31st 2011 Highway 40 runs from central Israel all the way down to Eilat, cutting through the Negev desert, serving as one of the main connections of the area. The speed limit is 90 km/h, sometimes 100, but the cars zipping past me are going rather at 120-150.
It's mostly young couples in posh Lexus or Toyota SUVs that I see this Thursday morning. They are on their way to Eilat for a long weekend in on ... read more
Middle East » Israel » South District » Eilat Following World War II, the British withdrew from their mandate of Palestine, and the UN partitioned the area into Arab and Jewish states, an arrangement rejected by the Arabs. Subsequently, the Israelis defeated the Arabs in a series of wars without... ... read more
Self-absorbed misanthropic humanist vs. the world
"From mazel to shlimazl is but a tiny step; but from shlimazl to mazel - oy, is that far!"
"In the matter of slavish imitation, man is the monkey's superior all the time. The average man is destitute of independence of opinion. He is not interested in contriving a opinion of his own, by study and reflection, but is only anxious to find out what his neighbor's opinion is and slavishly adopt it."
--- Mark Twain on imitation
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