About this blog

I created this blog in 2008 as a platform for expressing ideas and displaying my work to the world. The front page of the site functions as a blog, with new material updated regularly. Think of it as a kind of weekly magazine.

The other pages contain an archive of my work as a writer, blogger and freelance journalist. The Fugee Fridays pages contain information about a volunteer initiative that I coordinate.

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    Got something to say? I am happy to feature all kinds of interesting material on this site, and I welcome guest posts and other contributions of all kinds. If you are interested in submitting a piece of writing, an idea or a story lead, please contact me at jessefox82 (at) gmail (dot) com. And, of course, feel free to comment on my posts.

Featured Articles

featuredimage Revenge of the squares

What two unrelated viral images reveal about a moment of cultural and political transition in Tel Aviv. 

featuredimage The police as a public menace

When the person at fault in a traffic accident turns out to be the chief of police, different rules apply.

featuredimage Tel Aviv gets a new master plan

The city's new blueprint will not solve its major problems, but it will bring new hi-rises and business districts.

How IDF bases could become affordable housing

A bill proposed by one of the leaders of the 2011 social-justice protests, now a Knesset lawmaker, poses a serious alternative to the Netanyahu’s government’s ineffectual housing policies. 

Once again, Tel Aviv municipality throws budget transparency out the window

With city council set to vote on a $1.3 billion draft budget next week, the actual numbers have not yet been made public. Meanwhile, the mayor has banned residents from attending council meetings.

Israeli tabloid journalism, a style guide

Or: How to win friends and serve the powerful by feeding free sludge to the masses.

How to handle a popular upheaval

The Middle East’s dictators have already written their playbook, but what about the region’s quasi-democracies?

Bibi, urban planner in chief

Netanyahu is incapable of meeting tent protesters’ demands because he is wedded to a rigid, anti-urban ideology.