Israel Photo of the Day - Dosh
On this day in history: On February 28, 2000, Kariel “Dosh” Gardosh, Israeli cartoonist, passed away at age 78. “Dosh” was a Hungarian immigrant to Israel, best known for his Srulik character, who came to personify Israeli history, people, and nationhood. Srulik became the Sabras’ “Uncle Sam.” On this day, we commemorate Dosh for his work.
Israel Photo of the Day - “A Headstand for the State of Israel,” Paul Goldman (1957)
An oldie but a goodie. What better for our first Israel POTD post than Paul Goldman’s timeless photo? Here he has captured David Ben Gurion, Israel’s first Prime Minister, doing a headstand one morning at the Sharon Hotel Beach in Herziliya, Israel. Rumor has it that Ben Gurion was quite a fan of this pose, as he felt the increased blood flow to his head also increased mental capacity. Today this picture is popularized at Tel Aviv’s hip “Bar Gurion,” and of course, in our hearts.