Is it easy being an Israeli in the Diaspora? Antithesis of Israeliness "I vowed not to be judgmental and won't comment on anything," Nava Semel writes. I promised not to fall into the trap of chanting slogans about the irreplaceable homeland, but what am I to do if I am suddenly struck by sadness?

They're all young, kind and beautiful, exuding energy and the passion of youth. There's no anger or bitterness in them when they speak of Israel, just a sense of quiet acceptance. And that's what's so sad about it. But, ironically, in Australia, Semel's son can live in a commune more reminiscent of the old kibbutz than any locale in Israel, where socialist communities have been emptied of content thanks to the Americanized capitalistic environment.

He also works the land like his pioneering grandparents did in Israel. Moreover, with an overbearing lineage - singer Shlomo Artzi is his uncle, and his father is theater director Noam Semel - no wonder Iyar has a much easier time expressing himself and working on his music on the other side of the world.

Iyar Semel lives in Lismore with his fair-complexion girlfriend Lucy, who symbolizes all that is good in Australians: Even on the cover of the book, Iyar evokes an aura of familiarity with the woes of the world, in comparison to Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds standing beside him.

She likes their bluntness. Israelis tell it to your face and don't beat about the bush We wanted a pure Hebrew name for our firstborn - a 'pre-Israeli' name, a pedantic person might say. A name that meant 'light' in ancient times. I tried to explain to Lucy our aversion toward anything tainted by the Diaspora experience and our obsessive yearning to recreate ourselves as 'new Jews. Iyar is, in fact, the direct descendant of the wandering Jew, a peripatetic, not to say pathetic, traveler, who yearns to roam endlessly in the "Go forth from your land" tradition of the Bible, which is encoded in our genes.

Nevertheless, few will be able to escape their Israeli shackles, the excess baggage. An Israeli will always remain an Israeli no matter how much he tries to repress his identity.

A part of him will remain Israeli abroad - the same way Israelis have not been able to rid themselves of the Diaspora experience within themselves, even though they have tried hard to do so; the same way Yiddish has survived hidden beneath Israeli "revitalized" Hebrew. Israeliness is a palimpsest embodying many different influences from the Diaspora. That is not to say it hasn't introduced anything new, only that we must recognize its complexity and try not to whitewash it with one-dimensionalism.

Lux et veritas Nava Semel is an informed Israeli, who cares about and conducts a dialogue with Jewish history, admitting that "the backpack I'm carrying contains a novel by Spanish author Adolfo Garcia Ortega's [whose hero is] 3-year-old Hurbinek, who died at Auschwitz. Indeed, her love of the beautiful, multilayered Israeli language is apparent, and she is interested in a broad range of linguistic issues. Too bad Nava didn't tell Lucy that her name means the same thing as Iyar's: Lux in Latin is "light," and the Hebrew biblical phrase "urim ve tummim" "light and truth" is translated as "Lux et veritas," which happens to be the motto of Yale University.

As Yale students tell their Harvard peers: But will they stay together, or will Iyar end up marrying someone just a little bit more Israeli? Can it be bridged? After all, two partners are never perfectly matched even if they do come from the same background. Will there not come a point where Lucy and Iyar will be inevitably torn apart by some basic misunderstanding arising from their different cultural backgrounds?

My blunt, arrogant and impertinent answer is, first, that the reason she survived Auschwitz is to have great-grandchildren, whether Jewish or not. Second, she survived so that she can accept people as they are - regardless of their race - and she should thus be happy if Iyar should marry an Australian, Chinese, Argentinean or, God forbid, a German or Palestinian. Everyone plays the same beat with no conductor or plan," Nava writes.

There are moments in life which make an Israeli - even if he is an officer in a commando unit or an enthusiastic supporter of the hawkish Avigdor Lieberman - feel like "nobody has ownership over land" and want to lash out against the idea of "nationality.

Such moments of "hypnotic beauty" remind us of the wastefulness of focusing on the negative. What, then, is the key characteristic of the Israeli community in Byron Bay, which differentiates it from most other expatriate communities, including Israeli ones? Unlike their compatriots who settle in cities say, Los Angeles and Melbourne , Byron-based Israelis are spiritualists seeking peace, calm and serenity.

I know of many Israelis who moved there even though they made more money back home. Some suffer from war-related trauma or post-traumatic stress disorder, either personal or collective: He left confused and heartbroken, but did not slam the door behind him," Semel describes Avshalom, an Israeli living in Byron.

Elsewhere, she comes across Odayah, who split her time between Israel and Australia. After a year's absence, she returned to Byron, where "she can leave a package on a bench without it being blown up because it looks like a bomb. I'll catch the first flight back and enlist. I will not abandon my friends. His mother visits him to learn about the world, as well as about herself. Their strangeness frightens and attracts me at the same time.

Everything is a contradiction: Perhaps that's why my soul is so tied down, shackled, to corrupt, normalized, and not necessarily in the positive sense toward Israel. I have within me a desire to cut myself off from it and go to foreign lands. Nobody to rummage through your bags with bomb detectors.

Usually he even has a Holocaust "complex," as though it were his fault that his grandfather cold-bloodedly massacred innocent Jews.

There are some inaccuracies in Semel's book that should be corrected. The name is Mount Warning, not Warning Mountain. The local festival is Mardi Grass, not Mardi Gras named thus because it supports legalization of marijuana. The Kookaburra, whose call resembles human laughter, is not a "rare" bird in Australia.

They cunningly escape trouble by pretending indifference, anything to avoid a fight. Some say they're cowards, while others say they have advanced strategic skills" - this would be correct if Semel were talking about the North American Opossum Didelphis virginiana , rather than the Australian species.

Her recollection and purpose in bringing the case will be tested on cross-examination. They will highlight how frequently she and Rose engaged in consensual sex once they started dating in , and they will draw attention to Doe not seeking medical attention or altering law enforcement following the alleged rape.

After Doe testifies, her attorneys will call other witnesses to the stand. Groff is expected to testify that she and Doe consumed large amounts of tequila and other alcohol that evening—this a critical point because if jurors believe Doe was very inebriated, they are more likely to believe that she could not have lawfully consented to sexual intercourse. This point may indicate to jurors that Rose and his two friends were adamant about having sex that evening. Claudia Carleo was in the apartment when the alleged rape took place.

The two sisters are also expected to tell jurors that Doe described being raped in the hours after the incident. Tommie McCaster, a co-worker of Doe at the time, is also expected to provide eyewitness testimony. He will likely tell jurors Doe was distraught after the incident. Depending on how well they testify, McCaster and other eyewitnesses could help Doe convince jurors that her account is true.

Doe will say that Rose repeatedly asked her to participate in group sex. This is an important point because on the night of the alleged rape, Doe had sex with three men—Rose, Hampton and Allen. Her attorneys will stress if Doe consistently refused to participate in group sex, why would she suddenly agree, completely out of character, to partake in group sex that evening?

Mell let's put it this way, my English is far better than your Hebrew , So don't catch an ass on me.

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Unlike their compatriots who settle in cities say, Los Angeles and MelbourneByron-based Israelis are spiritualists seeking peace, calm and serenity. Such moments of "hypnotic beauty" remind us of the wastefulness of focusing on the negative. An Israeli will always remain an Israeli no matter how much he tries to repress his identity. They will highlight how frequently she and Rose engaged in consensual sex once they started dating inand they will draw attention to Doe not seeking medical attention or altering law enforcement following the alleged rape.

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