Here are the Blogs in the Nidra Poller
Tuesday, 17 November 2015
It is like the death of a loved one. The death of our city that we love despite its failings, misdeeds, and particular misbehavior that I have been chronicling over the past fifteen years. A city is more than its current events. And today the heart of our city is broken. We do not have the fibre of ...Read More...
Posted on 11/17/2015 4:45 AM by Nidra Poller
Thursday, 13 August 2015
Checkpoint at the entrance to Tel Aviv sur Seine
photo by Jiro Mochizuki
Ah ha ha, I’m chortling. Or maybe it’s better to imagine airy bell-like laughter, something silky and lacy. Ah ha ha, I’m laughing. The Big Bad Wolf said I’ll huff and I’ll puff and I’ll… give an interview to a journalist. ...Read More...
Posted on 08/13/2015 2:42 PM by Nidra Poller
Wednesday, 12 August 2015
It’s the 14th edition of Paris Plages, a charming operation that transforms the banks of the Seine, from the Quai du Louvre all the way to rue de Crimée, into a summer playground. From mid-July to mid-August the quais are dressed up as sandy “beaches” with deck chairs, picnic tables, fun & games, rental ...Read More...
Posted on 08/12/2015 6:13 PM by Nidra Poller
Monday, 20 July 2015
[my translation of the original French version published in mid-June http://frblogs.timesofisrael.com/orange-amer-orange-pressee/ ].
The right word would be hazukashi, Japanese for “shame,” which means admitting you were wrong and making sincere amends. Sad to say, but “avoir honte,” being ...Read More...
Posted on 07/20/2015 6:00 PM by Nidra Poller
Thursday, 19 February 2015
French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve was on official business in Morocco when informed of the jihad attack against a free speech meeting in Copenhagen. He immediately flew to Denmark where he joined his personal friend François Zimeray, French ambassador to Denmark. Zimeray, who attended the “Art, ...Read More...
Posted on 02/19/2015 7:50 AM by Nidra Poller
Tuesday, 20 January 2015
Paris 20 January 2015
PROLOGUE to an in-depth article to appear in the February issue of NER
[Three messages sent to close friends in response to hasty conclusions …]
Message N°1 January 12, 2015
I am certainly not gushing.
The Arab” spring” showed its face immediately. ...Read More...
Posted on 01/20/2015 4:02 PM by Nidra Poller
Sunday, 11 January 2015
January 11, 2015
The latest estimate is 1.5 million marching in Paris today. We have never seen anything like it. It’s 5:20 PM as I start to write and the Place de la République is still filled with an overflow crowd that will probably never get to follow the route to the official ...Read More...
Posted on 01/11/2015 11:15 AM by Nidra Poller
Friday, 9 January 2015
12 DEAD, 20 WOUNDED
Paris, 8 January 2015
Clash of civilizations, star wars, the big bang, a certain idea of France was murdered in cold blood on January 7th. An allahu akhbar commando stormed into the offices of Charlie Hebdo, executed twelve people, wounded another twenty; ...Read More...
Posted on 01/09/2015 5:08 AM by Nidra Poller