"Who's taking the Nespresso machine?"

An example of (serious) Israeli humor about yesterday's protest

Yesterday, Monday, there was a mass demonstration outside the Knesset, protesting against the proposed judicial reforms. Police estimated the crowd, on a weekday, at about 90,000 people. That’s a rather extraordinary number — people came to Jerusalem from all over the country.

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In Israel from the Inside, we try to show many different refractions of Israeli life. One of those dimensions that has been difficult to share is Israeli humor, because most of what we find is copyrighted. Yesterday, though, the clip above went viral on Israeli social media. It’s not copyrighted, obviously (we don’t know who made it … if you do, please let us know so we can share that information), so we’ve added English subtitles in addition to the Hebrew subtitles that were already there.

Some of this is insider-Israeli-hi-tech humor, but it will give you a sense of the urgency that many young people feel about the judicial reform, their comfort with the use of the phrase “Jewish state” and their ability to laugh at themselves and the over-the-top pampering of employees that is now the norm in Israel hi tech.

This is in addition to our regular postings each week. Enjoy!

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Israel from the Inside with Daniel Gordis
Israel from the Inside with Daniel Gordis