With the Joy of Life as their goal, a subgroup of the Breslov Chassidic Orthodox
movement drives around cities in their happy van. Of course, while they attempt
to bring happiness to all that they come across, they also piss off a lot of Israeli
drivers on the road.
Stopping in the middle of the street, blasting a trance remix of the chant “Na,
Nach, Nachem, Nachman M’Uman” to the tune of “Numa Numa.” They drag
anyone they can off the sidewalk or out of their car to dance with them in a
circular folk dance fashion … blocking traffic during some of the busiest and
most inconvenient time. You’ll also see countless cars, buildings, signs, and
more plastered with a few signature bumper stickers – whether by choice of the
owners or not.
To read more about this group, check out this link. More importantly, check out
these videos and pics below of them in action!
They say the I.D.F. is known to be top secret and impenetrable. Well, anything is possible and there are a few ways you can get onto their highly-guarded military bases. P.S. – It’s easier to do this if you’re a chick.
Have a fling with a soldier whose best friend is on guard duty. (The parking lot at a base in Tel Aviv is a bit uncomfortable, but fun place to “hang out.”)
Make sure the upper ranks (i.e. Captain) have your phone number. They will use it when they are bored and ask you to bring a couple of friends to hang out on the base. (The lounge-loft at a base in Jerusalem, has comfortable couches to watch television on).
Borrow your friend’s uniform and i.d. and walk onto the base like a normal soldier. Act nonchalant. It may be best to come with snacks (i.e. Soda, chips, or candy) to bribe the guard and to provide an excuse for being off the base.
Go through the Hasbara (I.D.F. Spokesperson) unit to arrange a group tour or special interview. (Although, with all of the Kasaam rockets being sent over, the base inside Gaza, near Sderot, may be off limits.)
Join the Army, Air Force, Navy, or Border Police. That way, you’re legit!