Video dispatch 23: A nice moment in the afternoon

May 03, 2014

A NICE MOMENT IN THE AFTERNOON

[Note by Tom Gross]

These Middle East dispatches often contain depressing items, and indeed two such dispatches will likely be posted later this weekend.

Israel, in particular, is subjected to relentless, sometimes fabricated, and often totally out of context criticism by respectable Western journalists, academics and artists.

Here is something more fun. From yesterday afternoon in the Neve Tzedek district of Tel Aviv:

(To play the video, click on the video itself – Facebook does not allow embedding the video cleanly without the additional text above it, which there is no need to read. The other two videos on this dispatch are easier to play.)


 

OPERA AMONG THE SHOPPERS OF TEL AVIV

Here is another nice video (which I posted before, here).

The Friday morning food market at Tel Aviv’s Dizengoff shopping center.


 

L’CHAIM, TO LIFE!

And on the theme of weddings, here is another uplifting video. (I have also posted this before, here).

From a Catholic Puerto Rican wedding in the United States:

 

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Other dispatches in this video series can be seen here:

* Video dispatch 1: The Lady In Number 6

* Video dispatch 2: Iran: Zuckerberg created Facebook on behalf of the Mossad

* Video dispatch 3: Vladimir Putin sings “Blueberry Hill” (& opera in the mall)

* Video dispatch 4: While some choose boycotts, others choose “Life”

* Video dispatch 5: A Jewish tune with a universal appeal

* Video dispatch 6: Carrying out acts of terror is nothing new for the Assad family

* Video dispatch 7: A brave woman stands up to the Imam (& Supporting Bin Laden in London)

* Video dispatch 8: Syrians burn Iranian and Russian Flags (Not Israeli and U.S. ones)

* Video Dispatch 9: “The one state solution for a better Middle East...”

* Video dispatch 10: British TV discovers the next revolutionary wave of Israeli technology

* Video dispatch 11: “Freedom, Freedom!” How some foreign media are reporting the truth about Syria

* Video dispatch 12: All I want for Christmas is...

* Video dispatch 13: “The amazing Israeli innovations Obama will see this week (& Tchaikovsky Flashwaltz!)

* Video dispatch 14: Jon Stewart under fire in Egypt (& Kid President meets Real President)

* Video dispatch 15: A rare BBC recording from 1945: Survivors in Belsen sing Hatikvah (& “No Place on Earth”)

* Video dispatch 16: Joshua Prager: “In search for the man who broke my neck”

* Video dispatch 17: Pushback against the “dictator Erdogan” - Videos from the “Turkish summer”

* Video dispatch 18: Syrian refugees: “May God bless Israel”

* Video dispatch 19: An uplifting video (& ‘Kenya calls in Israeli special forces to help end mall siege’)

* Video dispatch 20: No Woman, No Drive: First stirrings of Saudi democracy?

* Video dispatch 21: Al-Jazeera: Why can’t Arab armies be more humane like Israel’s?

* Video dispatch 22: Jerusalem. Tel Aviv. Beirut. Happy.

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