In Israel, high-end sidewalks are built by low-quality mayors
A tough and devious trickster who can also be sold for half a shekel is essentially what we've got right now.
Last week I met my friend M. for coffee, and he showed up agitated and irritable. Ordinarily, my friend M. is a calm and collected person, someone who rarely loses his cool. In reply to my question of what was bothering him, he pulled out of his wallet a newspaper clipping folded in quarters. With trembling fingers, and without saying a word, he spread it out and handed it to me to read.