A very short cross-country trip

A trip across Israel in real time:

Filmed by Judith Weiss
Concept, driving and narration by Steve Dzik
Backseat driving by Mary Madigan

During his trip to Israel last year, when the nation was celebrating its 59th birthday, Steve came up with the idea of filming the drive across the entire width of Israel from the West Bank wall to the Mediterranean Sea.

The drive took less than twenty minutes. The idea was to show how small and vulnerable Israel is.

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11 Responses to A very short cross-country trip

  1. Small, sure. Vulnerable? Eh.

  2. mary says:

    That’s true, Israel does recognize the need to defend its borders. A nation that can’t defend its borders really isn’t a nation.

    Israel is a lot less vulnerable than, say, most of Europe

  3. Israel is a lot less vulnerable than, say, most of Europe

    Then one would wonder why the use of that adjective. Slip of the tongue?

    Also, I argue that Israel is far less vulnerable than any of its neighbors. Israel has ably demonstrated several times that it single-handedly can take on all of them combined in a military conflict and prevail.

  4. mary says:

    Israel isn’t vulnerable to a straightforward military attack, but when it comes to terrorism, they’re about as vulnerable as Europe.

    Like the Western ‘powers’, they’re defiant when faced with armed enemies with tanks, but they turn to jelly when some hairy goon claims to love death more than they love life.

    Since Israel’s neighbors have an oversupply of these ‘death-loving’ goons, they’re pretty powerful these days.

  5. Israel isn’t vulnerable to a straightforward military attack, but when it comes to terrorism, they’re about as vulnerable as Europe.

    But that type of vulnerability has nothing to do with its size.

    …but they turn to jelly when some hairy goon claims to love death more than they love life.

    You think that Israel turns to jelly when faced with terrorism?

  6. mary says:

    But that type of vulnerability has nothing to do with its size.

    It is both small and vulnerable.

    You think that Israel turns to jelly when faced with terrorism?

    If you compare how they treat a military organization that is openly attempting to destroy them to how they treat a terrorist organization that is openly attempting to destroy them, yes, they do. We all do.

    However, since they are a small country, they have a better excuse for negotiating with terrorist groups like Fatah. We don’t have any excuse for that kind of idiocy.

  7. mary says:

    But that type of vulnerability has nothing to do with its size.

    It is both small and vulnerable.

    You think that Israel turns to jelly when faced with terrorism?

    If you compare how they treat a military organization that is openly attempting to destroy them to how they treat a terrorist organization that is openly attempting to destroy them, yes, they do. We all do.

    However, since they are a small country, they have a better excuse for negotiating with terrorist groups like Fatah. We don’t have any excuse for that kind of idiocy.

  8. It is both small and vulnerable.

    I was referring to the drive across it. How did that show how vulnerable Israel was?

  9. mary says:

    Steve explains that in the video…

  10. I have to watch all twenty minutes? I watched the first five, then traced the route on Google Earth.

    I’ll see if I can block off twenty minutes sometime today.

  11. mary says:

    You don’t have to. If you want to, you can –

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