Posts Tagged โ€˜Israelโ€™


Israel elects – Elections day 2013

   Posted by: Alon   in Blog

Shalom all,

Today, Tuesday the 22nd, Israeli citizens go to the polls for the general elections to the Knesset (Israeli parliament). There are 120 seats and the about 30 different parties are competing for them. Usually the head of the party with most seats gets the right to form a coalition with other parties (at least 61 seats) and if he or she succeeds – he or she become the prime minister.

The process itself is pretty simple and straightforward. Each Israeli 18 years of age or older goes (if he chooses to) to the polls, stands behind a screen for privacy and confidentiality, and chooses one of the ballots, each one represents a party.

Israel elects - Ballots


The ballot is then placed in an envelope and sealed (still behind the screen) and then the envelope is placed into a securely closed poll.


and that’s it! At 10 PM the polls close, and the people in charge tally the votes. At 10 PM the news shows give their predictions based on their surveys and polls, which are usually pretty accurate.

Before I finish this post, I just want to share Google’s Doodle in the local version of the search engine, special for this day:


I like it! Well done!


Happy elections day and Shalom from the Holy Land ๐Ÿ™‚



Push to add drama – Israeli version

   Posted by: Alon   in Blog

Hello all,

A few weeks ago a campaign for a cable channel went viral online and got quite a few views on YouTube. It’s called “Push to add drama” and if you haven’t seen it already, it’s an enjoyable watch. Here it is:



A couple of clever young Israelis added their take on the drama button to YouTube. It’s short and to the point. After watching the original video, have a look at this one:




Northern Israel Photos

   Posted by: Alon   in Blog

I recently took a trip up north and took a few photos I’d like to share. I added them below for you to enjoy!

What you’re seeing is the Betzet Stream, Achziv beach, Rosh Hanikra and the grottoes, Goren park and the Monfort Castle.

Shalom all!

As you may know, last month I traveled to the US in order to present my work with @TheKotel at the #140conf NYC. While I was there, I got a bit home-sick. This feeling led me to reflect on bigger issues. This video blog is the product. I filmed it in my hotel room (at the Roger Smith), the first place I got comfortable enough to take out the camera and say what’s on my mind & heart. Please watch and share your thoughts in the comments (or on Twitter, or anywhere else really ๐Ÿ™‚ ).



Yours with love from the Holy Land,



A taste of snow…

   Posted by: Alon   in Blog

Shalom everyone!

One of the most common misconceptions about Israel is that it’s just one big desert, and camels are roaming the streets as they are the main means of transportation over here. Well, that’s far from the truth. Yes, Israel has desert-like regions, but it has got a lot more to offer. A ski resort, for instance. (Yes, a ski resort).

Here are a few pictures taken a few days ago by Dvir Reznik that went up north to the Hermon to ski, and of course had to tweet about it. ๐Ÿ™‚ Dvir was kind enough to let me use these pictures he took, so here you go (Click to enlarge):

I hope to be able to bring you more photos like these soon.

In the meanwhile, I’d like to thank Dvir (you can find him on,

and send you all much blessings from the Holy (snowy) Land!



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