Everyone please visit the link above and welcome two of Israel's best-known writers to the JBlogosphere. They've been here for several months and you may have read them already, but if you haven't yet met Haim Watzman (author of Company C and A Crack In The Earth, both of which I am proud to own) and Gershom Gorenberg (whose columns I've read, but not--yet--his best-selling The Accidental Empire)*, go over and introduce yourself.
Ah, g'wan! They're liberals. Go pick a fight (grin). But remember what Trep said: "Be nice." We're all Israelis and Jews together in this little slice of land, so disagree politely, if you disagree, or simply go there to take a break from my rants.
*Bakadiary disclosure: I am best friend's with Gershon's sister's friend, and my husband has worked for her law office, so while I have never personally met Gershon, he's one of my landzmen from the Old County.