A Dose of Vitamin P to Heal Your Bureaucratis

Here's a few useful words from 'StreetWise Hebrew' that will help you make sense of Israeli bureaucracy and get through it in one piece.

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A Histadrut meeting in Tel Aviv's Migdal Shalom.
A Histadrut meeting in Tel Aviv's Migdal Shalom.Credit: Nir Kafri

What's Shitat Matsli'ach? And why do they say that everybody needs ksharim in life? What's protektsia? And what's Vitamin P? So many questions, so little time.

Today we talk about bureaucracy in Israel.

Words and expressions:

Shitat Matsli'ach: "שִיטַת מַצְלִיחַ"
Ksharim: קְשָרִים
Protektsia: פְּרוֹטֵקְצְיָה
Snif: סְנִיף
Shvita: שְבִיתָה
Li'shbot: לִשְבּוֹת


Yoni Rechter - Instead of all this (Bimkom Kol Zeh)
Dori Ben Ze'ev - I'm Dreaming of Summer (Ani Cholem al ha-Kayits)
Ehud Banay - Coming out to the Light (Yotse la-Or)
Shalom Chanoch - Strike (Shvita)

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