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Bus Number 11

Our conversation about slang terms for traveling by foot prompted an email from Tom in Canton, Texas, who reports that while living in Israel, he used to hear fellow high school students say in Arabic that they were taking bus number 11, the long...

live-out

live-out  n.— «There are certainly lots of overseas Filipinos in other countries around the world especially in the Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates but the difference with Israel is that not all Filipinos work the same hours...

airplane book

airplane book  n.—Gloss: a short, easy-to-read book. «The man who has written 16 titles, sold more than 1 million copies in Israel and set up his own publishing house (Keshet) doesn’t care to have his titles labeled “airplane...

skylab

skylab  n.— «Arrive New Israel by foot, jeepney or skylab (extended motorcycle).» —“Guides—Mount Apo —Davao del Sur and North Cotabato Provinces” by Robert Gardner Bundok Philippines Apr. 12, 2005. (source: Double...

fourth generation war

fourth generation war  n.— «With Hezbollah’s entry into the war between Israel and Hamas, Fourth Generation war (the military’s term for guerrillas, insurgents or irregular warfare in general) has taken another developmental step forward...

rent seeker

rent seeker  n.— «The Israel lobby, like the Saudi lobby or the Iraqis who lobbied for U.S. invasion of their country, could be compared to what economists refer to as “rent seekers,” that is interest groups who profit from...