Month: August 2017

Somebody translated the Freier’s piece from Israellycool into German!

Juden auf dem Tempelberg fühlen sich verloren ohne Eskorte durch die Waqf

Jüdische Besucher auf dem Tempelberg befinden sich in einem Zustand der Verwirrung. Ihrer traditionellen Eskorten der muslimischen Waqf beraubt, wandern die Juden ziellos umher, der Geborgenheit eines Pulks aus wütenden Männdern beraubt, die sie anbrüllen, sie sollten nicht beten. Die Waqf, von unseren Freunden aus Jordanien eingestellt, hält normalerweise ein waches Auge auf das gefährliche Handeln von Juden, die beten (Waffenschmuggler stoppen? Nicht so sehr.). Doch die Waqf befindet sich seit der Installierung von Metalldetektoren durch Israel im Streik, weil diese eine völlig unprovozierte Verletzung des „Status quo“ aus keinem guten Grund, außer dass – wie letzten Freitag – drei Araber Schusswaffen auf den Tempelberg schmuggelten und sie dazu verwandten israelische Polizisten zu ermorden. Der Daily Freier sprach mit einem erregten Waqf-Sprecher namens Fares, der am Löwentor stand.

„Das ist ungerecht! Metalldetektoren an einer muslimischen heiligen Stätte? Das ist noch nie da gewesen. Außer wie, Sie wissen schon, in Mekka. Abgesehen davon: Wenn die Zionisten Metalldetektoren installieren, wie sollen wir dann unsere Schusswaffen schmuggeln?“

Derweil verurteilte auch der „israelisch“-arabische Politiker Ayman Odeh Israels Reaktion. Odeh, der Hanin Zoabi ziemlich ähnlich ist, außer dass er nicht so interessant ist, warnte, dass Israels Tun zu einer weiteren Intifada führen könnte. Denn wissen Sie, die ersten zwei Intifadas sind für die Palästinenser richtig gut gelaufen.

Egal, die jüdischen Besucher sind etwas verloren ohne die hilfreiche Einschüchterung durch die Waqf.

„Ich weiß einfach nicht, was ich tun soll!“, beschwerte sich ein desorienterter Mann namens Noam. „Wie soll ich den heiligsten Ort meiner Religion genießen, ohne dass irgendein jordanischer Schreihals mir Befehle zukläfft?“

„Das fühlt sich einfach nicht richtig an“, seufzte eine besorgte Frau namens Deborah. „Das ist alles so eigenartig. Niemand krakeelt mir ins Ohr oder fuchtelt vor mir mit einem Buch. Ich fühle mich nicht sicher.“

Trotz der schlechten Stimmung schaffte der Daily Freier es ein wenig Glücksgefühle zu finden, weil gerade ein jüdisches Paar, das ankam um auf dem Tempelberg zu heiraten. Inspiriert von der heimlichen Hochzeit in der letzten Woche bereitete sich ein Dati-Leumi-Paar (religiös-zionistisches Paar) sich umgeben von einem Dutzend fröhlicher Gäste auf seine Zeremonie vor.

Eine aufgeregte Esther teilte ihre Geschichte dem Daily Freier mit. „Avi sagte immer, das er total gerne auf heiraten wüde, aber dass wir warten sollten, bis wir es auf den Tempelberg tun können. Wir haben so lange gewartet, aber jetzt werden wir heiraten!!! Ich dachte schon, dieser Tag würde niemals kommen!“

Esther warf Avi einen kurzen Blick zu und fuhr fort: „All die Mädchen aus Sem haben dese A-Ma-Zing-Hochzeitsgeschichten. Aber raten Sie mal: Meine Geschichte wird besser sein! Har Ha Bayt! Wie möchtest du deine Äpfel haben, Miriam? Eine Hochzeit auf dem Kinneret [See Genezareth], Shayna? Das ist nett, glaube ich. Aber tut mir leid, ich kann euch über den Lärm darüber, wie fantastisch meine Hochzeit sein wird, nicht hören!“

Ein inzwischen schwitzender Avi warf ein: „Vielleicht sollten wir auf Nummer sicher gehen, wissen Sie, auf eine Erklärung von König Abdallah im Verlauf dieser Woche warten. Immerhin können wir nicht ZU vorsichtig sein.“

Esther warf Avi eine Blick zu und fuhr fort: „Avi und ich sind so aufgeregt! Nichts kann diesen besonderen Moment verderben. Nichts!“

Avi starrte in die ferne Zukunt! Und gab uns dann ihr iPhone. „Hey, könnt ihr ein Bild von uns machen? Ich möchte es an OnlySimchas schicken!“

Trotz der Abwesenheit der Waqf, um den Juden zu helfen ihren heiligsten Ort zu begreifen, fanden unsere Freunde aus Jordanien andere Wege uns entgegenzukommen… indem sie im Unterhaus ihres Parlaments eine Schweigeminute für die Mörder abhielten (Das ADHS des Daily Freiers muss zu wirken angefangen haben, denn wir ihre Schweigeminute für die von drei israelischen Arabern vorübergehenden Einwohnern Kanaans mit israelischen Personalausweisen aus Um el-Fahm in den Rücken geschossenen drusischen Polizisten verpassten). Der jordanische Parlamentspräsident erklärte:

„Wir ziehen solche dummen Nummer ab, weil wir wissen, dass ihr wisst, dass egal, wie widerlich wir agieren, was immer das haschemitische Königreich ersetzt, wäre viel, viel schlimmer. Also danke, dass ihr unseren kleinkarierten Schwachsinn hinnehmt. Und ein dickes Lob an die IDF, das sie weiter unser uraltes Königreich stützt, das vor 95 Jahren mit einer Familientransplantation aus Mekka begann, die einen kleinen Handel mit den Briten schloss, die Osmanen reinlegte und von den Saudis rausgeworfen wurde. Noch einmal: So sehr zum Kotzen wir auch sind, wer immer von uns übernimmt, wird noch mehr zum Kotzen sein. Bitte entschuldigen Sie, dass wir eine Party für einen jordanischen Soldaten schmeißen, der 1997 jüdische Schulmädchen auf einem Klassenausflug ermrodete.“

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Woman from Petach Tikva really really trying to avoid saying she is from Petach Tikva

Woman from Petach Tikvah really really trying to avoid telling you she is from Petach Tikvah Daily FreierBy Emily Goldstein

Last Updated 8/29/2017 at 5:10 PM

Tel Aviv, Shuk HaCarmel: So this is a really cool place! That’s why Summer in Tel Aviv is so amazing: pop-up bars! Great music, cheap drinks. And the woman you’re talking to is really cool! Very chill. Seems fun. Good conversation.  Asking a lot of questions about you (good sign!). In fact, each time you ask her where she’s from, she changes the subject back to you. Kinda strange, but that’s OK. It’s almost as if she wants to talk about anything EXCEPT where she’s from. What’s up with that?

You: “So where are your from?”

Woman: It’s Northwest of Ramat Gan. You probably never heard of it. So do you like sports?

You: Oh that sounds really interesting! What’s it called?

Woman (Distracted): It’s South of Kfar Saba. Not important. Hey I like your shirt!

You: Wow! My cousin is from Kfar Saba! So what’s it called?

Woman: It’s a few kilometers north of Ben Gurion Airport. (Looking away) Hey, what song are they playing?

You: So what’s the name of your home town?

Woman (Annoyed): It’s Southeast of Herzliya. Hey, do you like hummus?

You: Wait. Are you from Petach Tikvah?”

Woman: I don’t understand the question.

Tel Aviv Startup designs Bike that’s too shitty to steal

Tel Aviv Startup designs Bike that's too shitty to steal Daily FreierBy Aaron Pomerantz

Last Updated 8/26/2017 at 6:10 PM

Tel Aviv, Ibn Gavriol: Startup Nation does it again! A new company has done the impossible: designing, testing, and marketing a bicycle designed especially for the Tel Aviv market. Specifically, they built a bike that’s “too shitty to steal”.  You see, here in Tel Aviv you can keep your bike outside for as long as 20 minutes and still have a good chance of seeing it again when you come back.  Not surprisingly, the new bike, named the Bal-a-Gan, is flying off the shelves.  The Daily Freier stopped by to talk to the development team and some of their happy customers to find out more about the buzz.

When we arrived, none other than the Daily Freier’s very own Mark Levy greeted us. “This is my seventh start-up so far in Israel, so I’m kind of hoping this one works out. But some of my previous start-ups really paved the way for the Bal-a-Gan, especially the App that allowed you to plan the time and location when your bike gets stolen. Mark then went on to explain the unique marketing factors that made the Bal-a-Gan possible. “I guess the biggest factor that created a niche for us is that the police seem to devote just as much resources to combating bike theft as they do for investigating the Binary Options Industry. So we really lucked out.

The Daily Freier then had the chance to speak to a new owner of a Bal-a-Gan. “OMG this bike SUCKS! This is just the best!” exclaimed happy owner Sarah D. Confident that she now owned a bike too crappy to steal, Sarah rode it to the Central Bus Station, left it unattended, and went inside. A man quickly approached the bicycle with bolt cutters, looked at it for a moment, and turned away.”This bike is an insult to my craft.” he noted disgustedly. Then he went back and removed the seat “just on principle.”

 

Colin Kapaernik doesn’t have a job, because Palestine. By Linda Sarsour

So you don’t think I can link Colin Kapaernik’s job prospects to the Palestinian cause? Hold my latte.

Speaking of which, wanna know the best thing about Intersectionality? I can connect anything to anything, especially if that second ‘anything’ happens to be a certain group of Arabs who have lived in the Holy Land for thousands of years. Or since last Wednesday. Whatever. Anyways, when it comes to Intersectionality, the Palestinian cause is like an amazing purse. You can literally match it with anything.

(The Daily Freier is published over at Israellycool today. Check us out!)

UPDATE: Tel Aviv women LOVED our story comparing their exes to city buses. Men? Not so much.

Tel Aviv women buses guys Daily FreierBy Emily Goldstein

Last Updated 8/19/2017 at 12:30 PM

Tel Aviv, Central Bus Station: So last month the Daily Freier basically just sat in the corner with pen and paper while a couple of women talked. and talked. and talked .…published a story based on the observations of several Tel Aviv women and how their exes compare to the city’s bus lines. And the story received literally hundreds of likes and shares! And as many as four of them were from men! So yeah, there was a bit of a gender imbalance as to who, like, LOVED LOVED LOVED the story…. and who did not. Ladies of Tel Aviv, it appears you had a lot on your mind.

Daily Freier guest writer Mia Deych started off. “Bus 172. He takes you very close to Gordon beach. Like Ben Yehuda close. He stays out late on Fridays, but then he goes to Holon. Yeah, he hangs out in Tel Aviv all the time, but…. he lives in Holon. Still better than Lod or Ashkelon.

Next was local woman ‘Rose’ . “LMAO! love it! so true! the 189… the hot startup guy that thinks he’s too smart for you. But he’ll reluctantly take you around on his new shiny hoverboard.

Then there’s the 126. “Never quite sure if he’s right for you. Are your goals aligned? Or will he forget to turn and suddenly you’re stuck on the other side of the Yarkon?

It was at this point that one local man chimed in on Secret Tel Aviv. “Obviously these girls are dating the wrong guys.“…..Aaaaaand that worked out for him about as well as you think it did.

Tel Avivian ‘Amanda’ described the #5 Sherut.It’s the one that is always there, but you never fully appreciate. He’s your back up plan when other options fail, and always seems to be around when you need him. Even on Shabbat. You will never seriously date the 5… but tell him that whoever does ‘is seriously the luckiest girl.’” Ouch.

Some buses are quite the opposite. Natalie clued us in.  “The 10 to Jaffa: the one who plays seriously hard to get.

Some of you have just opted out of all the drama. “That’s why I walk.” noted Elizabeth.

And then we got to the French girls. HaTzarfatiot:  ‘Radioo’, ‘Musidora’, ‘Sarah’, ‘Jess’, and ‘Audrey’. shared their ideas with the group. We don’t really understand French, but their comments looked so cool! Like this one!

Nous on aime juste l’idée que nos ex finissent sous un bus.

We were just positive that they said something hot and exotic…. Then we translated it:

We just love the idea that our exes end up under a bus.”

OMG.

 

In major North Korea escalation, U.S. Navy reinstates men-only jorts volleyball, Kenny Loggins music

By Yuval Weiss

Last Updated 8/18/2017 at 4:00 PM

PACOM, Hawaii: As tensions rise between the United State and North Korea, today American Naval Aviation in the Pacific Theater of Operations went from Threat Condition Charlie all the way to “Threat Condition The Danger Zone“. With the two nations at a seeming impasse over the Hermit Kingdom’s nuclear program, the U.S. Navy has instructed its personnel to enter a higher state of alert. Despite the current crisis somehow having nothing to do with Israel, The Daily Freier somehow got ahold of a press pass and sat in on a briefing at Pacific Command Headquarters.

Lieutenant Commander (LCDR) Brad Johnson, Public Affairs Spokesperson, explained the new state of alert as he went through a PowerPoint presentation for the assembled press corps. “Male Personnel are expected to shave and wax their upper body, apply a very oily sunscreen, strip down to jean shorts…. but keep their dog tags on, and proceed to the nearest beach volleyball court for muster. At this point Kenny Loggins will perform his hit song ‘Playing with the Boys‘. Touching each other briefly on the butt during organized competition is OK, but must be proceeded or preceded by a high-five.” LCDR Johnson turned nervously to an Admiral sitting to his right. “Sir, are you Positive this is what the Navy was like back in the 80’s?”

LCDR Johnson went on to explain that not only will the music of Popular 80’s rocker Kenny Loggins play a part in the increased state of readiness, but that the singer himself was in fact currently sitting in on joint planning sessions as an advisor. You know, like he did on Archer.

At one point during the presentation, the Daily Freier offered to help mediate the dispute with North Korea, as we have a bit of history in this department. But Lieutenant Commander Johnson ignored us.

Val Kilmer could not be reached for comment.

So you’re an Oleh converting a foreign drivers license? My mother’s brother’s former roommate’s boyfriend’s vaad bayit has all the answers!

Israeli Drivers license Daily FreierBy Mark Levy and Aaron Pomerantz

Last Updated 8/17/2017 at 12:30 PM

Tel Aviv, Kikar Rabin: So in a surprise move, the Israeli Government passed a law making life easier for Olim. Now, you can update your foreign drivers license without making a hefty contribution to the totally-not-corrupt Israeli Driving Instructor racket  Industry! And this being a country run by Jews, the entire process is being conducted with a sense of efficiency and transparency that can be compa….. Just Kidding!!! The whole thing is a total mess! And we love it! Because it just cured our 2 week case of Writer’s Block! The Daily Freier loitered outside of various Motor Vehicle Departments and trolled Keep Olim in Israel in order to get all the facts. For you. Our readers.

While standing around at the entrance to the Misrad HaRishui, the Daily Freier ran into our very own Emily Goldstein, who was also waiting to convert her Maryland Drivers license and shared her knowledge to-date of the process. “So remember that guy from our MASA program? The one from London with the really cute accent? No, not that guy…… The other one. So I saw him at Frishman Beach last week and…. OMG he had a totally flat stomach and I could see all of his abs! Wait, where was I? OK. He told me that his Ulpan teacher’s dad owns a makolet, and last week the guy who delivers energy drinks told him that you need to bring your old license, your new license, a bag of bamba, and a piece of green paper or something. I’m totally excited to start driving!”

As we spoke to Emily, Alert Local Ronit S. overheard our conversation and offered to share her knowledge on this vital subject. “So I was going out with this guy in Florentin? But not really going out. He’s kind of an idiot. But whatever. Anyway, his roommate’s mom goes to the same doctor as a woman who works at the Misrad HaRishui in Ramat Gan. And she said that in order for Olim to convert their license, they need to bring a letter from their High School Principal, a picture in which you’re wearing eyeglasses, and a Rav Kav. Also, you should do the whole thing by Fax.

We were starting to despair from the conflicting information, so we decided to just drink coffee hafuch and scan Keep Olim in Israel for a few hours…. and, miraculously, we discovered all of the answers that we have been seeking! Here it is….

Walk into your favorite optometrist and just hand them some money. Then go to your nearest motor vehicle department. Unless you live in Beit Shemesh or Ra’anaana. Then you should go someplace else. Once you’re inside, Look for the smartest person you see and give them  your old eyeglasses, your Teudat Oleh, and your Biometric Passport. Or a letter from your Rabbi back home. Wait 5 days, then bring your teudat Zeut and your latest water bill to your nearest post office. Cut the line and tell them that you know Moti. Your license should then arrive in the mail within 5-6 business days. Unless it’s Chag.