The five-column headline on the front page of today’s New York Times (yes, I still look at print), “Netanyahu Soundly Defeats Chief Rival,” trumpeted the Israeli prime minister’s win, his fourth term. The victory, after what had appeared to be a close contest, was achieved in no small part because of the bile Netanyahu has been spewing–vociferously criticizing Israeli Arabs for exercising their right to vote in their democracy–and his slamming the door on a two-state solution.
But not everything out of Israel this week is misery-inducing. Dana Ivgy, part of the generation of young Israelis who have progressive ideas and creative careers (and families and friends), sent me a link for her new music video.
I knew she was a fascinating actress, intense, but also a natural comedian–her films include “Or (My Treasure)” and “Zero Motivation,” which played at Film Forum last December. But I didn’t know that she’s also a really talented singer, dancer and director. Watch Dana’s video, “On the Bus” (shot when she was in New York), the ideal antidote for Netanyahu’s poison.