Tuesday, 30 June 2009

The King is Dead


The King is Dead
Originally uploaded by dlisbona
When a British king died, the courtiers used to cry out on the steps of the Royal Exchange "The king is dead, the king is dead, Long Live the King" meaning the king who inherited him.

But who will inherit Michael Jackson who is here commemorated on the front page of Maariv , an Israeli daily newspaper? The last time I can remember that people spoke in Israel of a king was in the cries of support for Ariel Sharon, the now-comatose ex-Prime Minister. His supporters used to cry "Arik, Arik [his nickname], King of Israel". How the kings are fallen....

Wednesday, 6 August 2008

Waiting for an interview


Waiting for an interview
Originally uploaded by dlisbona
These last few days I've been helping Irit and Einat find a room for Einat to rent in Jerusalem for the coming academic year, and it ain't simple. It seems that demand seriously outstrips supply in the nicer areas of Jerusalem and the market adjusts. It seems the way to rent out an apartment (or find a new flatmate) these days is to advertise on one of the Internet sites . most popularly www.homeless.co.il - and then invite all interested people for a 2 hour open house. Interested candidates are then "interviewed" bu the owners or flatmates who announce their decision a few days later.

Here we are in an apartment in Rehavia with Einat waiting to be interviewed.