I have never in my life been to a shrink. The reason is that I want to leave my money to my kids, not to other people’s kids. Also, I consider myself to be absolutely normal. Nevertheless, recently I felt the urge to lie down on a couch, stop pretending that I’m in control and that I have a clue about what’s going on, and just surrender to an all-knowing, wise man, who will fix everything. I guess that the session would run as follows.
Uri: Hi, I’m glad you accepted …
In the summer of 1987, thousands of Jerusalemites gathered above the local cinematheque to watch Philippe Petit, the famous high-wire artist, walk on a rope across the Ben Hinom Wadi to Mount Zion.This was just few months before the first Intifada, but the excited crowd that gathered there on a sunny day had no clue of the lava ready to erupt below. Their eyes were glued onto the brave Frenchman and they held their breath for an agonizingly long time until he finally touched the safe ground on the other …
Tired of Israel’s cutthroat politics? Devastated by the barrage of bad news thrown at you by the media? Exhausted by threats from Hamas, Hezbollah, Iran and all the others who want to make our lives miserable? London is your refuge. There is nothing like a long weekend in this mecca of the arts to escape all those headaches.
My first stop during a recent jaunt was the Royal Opera House at Covent Garden
We are now told that the White House envisions peace in the Middle East within two years. I assume that if I were a fly on the wall in the Oval Office, when President Obama and his closest aides discussed how to accomplish that, I would be hearing the following.
President Obama: Guys, let’s get our act together. Two weeks have passed, and we’re still at square one. Hillary?