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~Israeli youTube Mashups by melthebest
March 17, 2009, 3:14 pm
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Israeli DJ Kutiman (myspace.com/kutiman) has put together an incredible group of songs made entirely of youTube videos.  You can check out all the tracks at thru-you.com


~Waltz With Bashir Up For The Oscar by ozniablog
January 24, 2009, 10:41 pm
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The highly acclaimed Israeli animated feature “Waltz With Bashir” has been nominated for an Oscar in the Best Foreign Film category.  To help do education about the movie’s difficult subject matter (the 1982 war in Lebanon and Sabre and Shitla), the Jewish Agency in partnership is Makom has put out a great movie guide that can be found here

~Short-Lived Livni by ronshapiro
October 26, 2008, 4:09 pm
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It wasn’t too long ago that Tzipi Livni took control of Kadima and people were cheering that Prime Minister Olmert would soon step down.  The funny thing is, it will be more than 4 months until Olmert is allowed to leave office.

Kadima chair Tzipi Livni

With Shas and Degel Hatorah rejecting Livni’s request to join the coalition, Livni recognizes that going to general elections would be the smartest idea for the Jewish country.  Livni is set to meet with President Shimon Peres on Sunday to discuss the elections.

Is this good or bad for the Israeli people?  Having Olmert in office for 3-4 more months isn’t the greatest thing in the world, and almost all Israelis would agree with that.  But, after the election process is over, the Prime Minister will be supported by most of society for the first time in a couple of years.  Also, if you look at the idea of a Kadima-led government, it is easy to realize that it is very hard to succeed with a centerist platform.

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