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Goodbye Burger Ranch, Hello Burger King

Some of you might remember that Burger King used to have a prominent place in Israel’s fast food economy but then suddenly disappeared.  Burger Ranch, however, has been an institution for many a year and is the focus of my occasional nostalgic daydreams.   174 more words

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Thousands of tons of apples trapped in the Golan

In the months that have passed since the closing of the Quneitra Crossing which allows passage between Syria and Israel, the Syrian Druze have been left in a predicament.   223 more words

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WARNING: Swimming forbidden at all Israeli beaches

Misrad HaBriut is warning the public not to swim at all Israeli beaches after the heavy rainfall.

The heavy rains caused drainage water to enter the sewer system of the Dan Municipality, which has caused a heavy burden on the drainage system.   20 more words

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Sweet revenge against the EU

The Russian invasion of the Ukraine has made many nations upset, including the EU.  The EU, in fact, is so upset with Russia that it has banned the export of all EU produce to the Soviet nation.   158 more words

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George Orwell is alive and living in Eretz Yisrael

Yesterday was a very sad day for Israeli consumers.  Eitan Cabel’s law forbidding Yisrael HaYom to distribute its newspaper for free passed the first reading in the Knesset (it needs three readings to become a law).   946 more words

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Celiac-friendly foods to come under price regulation?

The Minister of Health Yael German has proposed to include gluten free foods in the basket of price-controlled foods.  “We are speaking of a relatively large population, and the food that they are required to eat carries a high price”, she said.   225 more words

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My favorite Egged bus driver

This is pretty far off-topic, but I really like the concept and wanted to promote it.  I have very fond memories of the Egged bus drivers who helped me as a youth with broken Hebrew to get wherever I needed to go, helped me buy food at the rest stop, and even protected me from a lecherous passenger.   82 more words

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