Anyone who has wanted to watch a real news program - that is to say, a program that would present to him what is happening in Israel and abroad, during a single time slot (something totally elementary, no?) - will hardly have found this of late on any channel.
Somewhere between the memorial to Land Day and the espresso bar in Sakhnin, of all places, a first-of-its-kind performance by a Turkish singer and a local group of whirling dervishes swept in an audience of Jews and Sufis searching for spirituality.
PM Ehud Olmert radiated pretentiousness and futility among Nobel Prize laureates and royalty in Petra.
The excavation of the tomb of Herod was carried out in occupied territory, where Israel has no moral right to dig and certainly not to remove archaeological artifacts.
After serving time in prison under Turkey's military regime in the 1970s and living in exile for many years, Zulfu Livaneli returned home and became a popular singer and prizewinning author. He is also a Member of Parliament and a fighter for human rights. Livaneli's latest novel, 'Bliss,' with its gripping plot and biting social and political criticism, has become an international bestseller. It could well have been an Israeli book, perhaps a Middle Eastern book.
what does this say about us - a country that has pretenses to equality - if among the more than half of the population that comes from the countries of Asia and Africa (as the statistical bulletins put it), there is not a single person who is worthy of receiving the Israel Prize?
The Israel Prize this year was a scandal.
Yaron Bracha, suspected of having driven under the influence of drugs at high speed and run a red light killing six people, is the essence of Israel.