Last weeks’ events in Israel, resonated beyond the sketchy borders of this complex and complicated country. The kidnapping of three young men from a settlement in the west bank, touched probably most ex-pats, Jew of every shade and kind.
People all across the world were called to pray for the kidnapped young men well being.
The media, as well as the entire nation psyche, were and still are harnessed and occupied by the cause, and all other aspects of israeli life seem to have been swept aside until the three young men are freed.
Artzi, could not avoid writing about them, and focused on one of the three in particular, the one whose picture appeared in the media while playing a recorder.
he signed his weekly column with a paragraph about woodpeckers. I came up with the idea of showing the woodpeckers, revealing that young man, hidden inside a tree trunk. perhaps in an unconscious reference to the illustration from last week .