July 9, 2010

Explaining This Blog Part II: Not Hasbarah

Here is a quote from a Wikipedia article:

Israel's public diplomacy efforts are called hasbara in Hebrew, also spelt hasbarah, is a noun that literally means "explanation". The term has been used by the State of Israel and by supporters of Israel to describe their efforts to explain Israeli government policies, and to promote Israel to the world at large. Detractors view hasbara as a euphemism for propaganda.

So that's not what I want to do here. I do not intend to explain the actions of the Israeli government. One of the good reasons I am not going to do that, is that mostly I think the actions of the Israeli goverment are not very clever.
However, the life in southern Israel is interesting. At least I think it is. So I intend to report here about life in southern Israel, in a long and thoughful way.