Here is just a short update for those of you who didn't know it yet: I have been invited to blog for the Belgian newspaper De Standaard (Weblogs - En nu even elders - Israel). There I write about once a week about daily life in Israel. The latest entry is about the elections. Previously I have written a lot about the war in Gaza.
The stark difference in experience is that in De Standaard, the blog attracts much more comments. And since it turns out to be a political statement to BE an Israeli, the comments are very frequently molded as personal attacks, where they actually are attacks on Israel or expressions of frustration with the situation in Israel.
The blog is in Dutch.