Thanks to Ran, the best Israeli blog in China, I heard of this odd news piece. Israeli YNet recently reported that one of my all-time least liked songs "Heat of Tel-Aviv" received a Chinese version. Compare the Israeli version… To the Chinese one… Which …

28 Jan, 2009 in Israel
Israeli Elections 2009 and a bit about China and Taiwan

Elections are coming up in Israel next month, and it’s not looking very good. Ehud Barak and Benjamin Netanyahu are running again, two ex-prime ministers who were kicked out by the Israeli parliament well ahead of intended election time, competing strongly for the title of worst prime-ministers in Israeli history. Polls show Bibi is …

26 Jan, 2009 in Asia-Israel connections, China
What's Good? What's Bad?

I’ve already touched on the topic in "Gaza, Israel and Taiwan" and would like to add a few references I came across recently to add to that discussion. Danwei, which recently had the interesting pointer to the Chinese discussion on Israeli female soldiers I wrote about ("Israel’s female soldiers : Hot Israeli girls …

11 Jan, 2009 in Israel
a Chinese discussion about photos posted on a China BBS of Israeli female soldiers

Danwei has an interesting link on "Israeli women soldiers get warm reception on BBS" leading to a Chinese discussion about photos posted on a China BBS of Israeli female soldiers. Although I find those girls to be exceptionally ordinary and questionably attractive to the average Israeli male, it is an …

9 Jan, 2009 in Israel, Taiwan
Peace On Earth by Renie Britenbucher

If you’re an Israeli abroad there’s no escaping it, even in Taiwan. The other day I was at the Taipei Main Station tourist information center looking for some info about what was happening that week in Taipei as a smiling old Taiwanese looking man approached me in English. "Welcome, welcome" he shouted …

20 Dec, 2008 in Asia-Israel connections, Taiwan
Special Cross Strait Relations - Yuni Li Yen Chin - China and Taiwan

Israeli media, Reshet Bet this time, is discussing cross-strait relations. Following is from Reshset Bet’s international hour on Dec. 15th on the opening of cross-strait flights, sea-travel and direct mail, interviewing one of the Hebrew University East-Asian department China-related experts Dr. Eli Yofe. This is a capture of the chat, click to listen : …

18 Dec, 2008 in Asia-Israel connections, Taiwan
Chen Shui Bian convicted for corruption : Israeli media coverage of Taiwan

The other day, 12.12.2008, I was reading through news in the Hebrew version of Yedihut Acharonot, Israel’s largest news paper, as I came across an amazing headline. Here’s a screen-capture from Google Cache which still shows, thankfully (you can try your luck here). The headline reads (translated from Reuters) : “Taiwan …

22 Oct, 2008 in Asia-Israel connections
Bar Refaeli - the Israeli dream : Introducing Israeli Girls

It always comes up at some point of my Taiwanese-foreigner conversation. “So, how are Taiwanese girls compared to Israeli girls? How are Asian girls compared to Western girls? which ones do you prefer? why?”. When it comes to this topic – Curiosity knows no limits. I admit it’s not the most flattering piece of …

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