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"Dark" Mood in Israel? Nope! The NY Times Wrong Again

By Batya Medad
4/21/2010, 12:00 AM

Now that Israeli Independence Day is behind us, we're getting ready for Lag B'Omer, the "close the windows before the smoke, soot and smell get in" holiday.

You know the drill: "I also blog on Shiloh Musings and me-ander. Feel welcome to visit."

"Dark" Mood Here in Israel? The New York Times Reporter Should Clean His Glasses

"Mood Is Dark as Israel Marks 62nd Year as a Nation"
That's how the New York Times titled is article about this year's Israeli Independence Day.  No surprise.  I disagree.  I didn't see any darkness, depression etc, not in Shiloh nor when visiting my cousin who lives west of Ariel in the Sharon, not the Shomron.

There's lots of building here actually on projects begun before Bibi Netanyahu's dangerous building freeze.  And other projects are getting ready to start the minute it thaws.  Families are waiting for houses to be ready or empty out so they can move in.

A few years ago, immediately before and after Disengagement the mood was dark and bitter, no not like fine chocolate.  No, it was more like sour soup laced with bitter tears.

Our Israeli Independence Day celebrations were joyous looking optimistically to the future, with G-d's help.