Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Nina Simone in Hebrew

Get it girl. And, give the band some. No, really, give the band some.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Wine, Women and Such

Why We're Going to Sderot

This is a snippet of a conversation one of our members had with an individual who lives in Tel Aviv. It just goes to show why we are going to Sderot.

Yes, I live in Tel Aviv since June where I'm sure you know, life is refreshingly normal dare I say average? Hope you didn't mind my taking Tarek to task in the middle of patient discussion yesterday, I get annoyed when outsiders insist on picturing life here in caricatures without any thought for the incendiary consequences of their words _ Obama being the latest example.

I'll introduce you to my niece, who lives in Sderot, on your next visit if you like. She is almost 9 now and the youngest of 3 kids. What made her story compelling to me since we met in 2007 is that, apart from being a musical genius, her entire consciousness is shaped by having had to be within 15 seconds of safe shelter at all times since birth. Whatever life there is, is what's "normal" for her and her family; it gets eerie at times -caricature like- especially when you meet them outside their Sderot context.

She's been asking her Dad to move to Tel Aviv or somewhere kids can play outside without worry for some time now without result. Eventually she asked him:" Daddy if I get hurt, then can we move?" to which he replied:"Of course love", for her to answer:"So why wait?"

So I ask you, why wait. Please join Artists 4 Israel by supporting the latest mission to Paint Israel.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

The VP Strikes Again

"I just got back from the Middle East. It's great to be in a place where a housing expansion is a good thing."

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Lambada & Israel

Lambada, which might be one of the best worst movies of all time, starring an actor named Shabba-Doo (pictured below), was created by two Israeli immigrants.

Menaham Golan and Yoram Globus came to America with a dream to make movies. Proud of their adopted country and the similarities between Israel and the U.S., most of their films were overtly and unashamedly patriotic. Among them, Cobra and Delta Force, starring the indestructible Chuck Norris. Good for them!

They also made Breakin', Breakin' 2: The Electric Bugaloo and the aforementioned Lambada, post script: SET THE NIGHT ON FIRE!

As Hollywood got taken over by an overtly anti-American agenda and the enemies of Israel began buying their way and their plot lines into movies, the fare produced by Golan and Globus found more and more difficulty in distribution. Not even the great-terrible dance flicks could save them.

A shame.

Support Israel. Rent Lambada!

We can't understand it, but we have a very big article about us in a very important paper

Monday, March 15, 2010


CYCLE, one of the legends of NY graffiti will be accompanying A4I to Israel in April. But, first, he is rocking NY one last time with this great event.