RESEARCH SHOWS that one of
the most often used words in Hebrew is "Shalom". Israelis greet each
other with "shalom" and many of them do the same when parting. (The
others use the two slang words "yallah bye", the one Arabic, the other
April 15, 2011
THE OTHER day, the almighty
General Security Service (Shabak, formerly Shin Bet) needed a new boss.
It is a hugely important job, because no minister ever dares to
contradict the advice of the Shabak chief in cabinet meetings.