Our Crazy Country

The day is coming to an end, we just uploaded our first Apple TV app which is also our first game.  It’s a Presidential election trivia game, and to get it out with all the new requirements of the Apple TV we had a family hackathon for the last few days.  As a result, I have tried living in my own little world of American election history and tried to ignore the events taking place in Israel- if just a little.

Of course that really is not possible, with my phone going off every few minutes with a different notification from Asset Source, or Channel 2 news, the events around are really hard to ignore.  The complete idiocy of our governmental system is hard to ignore on a day like today.  After Prime Minister Netanyahu spent the last week trying to prove to the world that Israel has no intention of changing the status quo on the Temple Mount- Israel’s Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hoteveli- a member of Netanyahu’s Likud party, gave an interview in which she says that she is hoping for the day that the Israeli flag flys from the Temple Mount.  In any other country in the work she would have been fired on the spot, but not here.

Today is the 20th anniversary to the assassination of Prime Minister Rabin.  The official governmental ceremonies took place today, and once again it was difficult to hear Bibi who was the chief inciter against Rabin speak about him.  There has been some really strange revisionism going on the last year from the right wing, making the claim that the death of Rabin hurt the right, since if he had not been killed he would have stopped the Oslo process.  I am working on a longer the usual article for Newsweek that will go with my  coverage of the main commemoration in Saturday night, where President Bill Clinton will be speaking.  I hope to examine the issue in depth, and look at how a political assassination has been depoliticized. Meanwhile it’s been raining, they say that is a good thing, it does make it harder to walk our dog who hates water!

Rabin Square
Rabin Square
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