Ehud means “sympathetic” and Barak means “lightening” in Hebrew, but polls taken recently do not find that Israelis have much sympathy for their former prime minister who wants to make a political comeback. Gil Hoffman talks about whether Barak has a chance of winning over Israelis in his third attempt to capture their hearts. Can lightening strike thrice?

Omri was described by the Book of Kings as “doing more evil than all the kings who preceded him.” Casspi in Hebrew means “concerning money.” But Golden State Warriors forward Omri Casspi turned down more money to play for the best team in the NBA after a career of playing for poor teams, including the Sacramento Kings. Gil talks about how King Casspi turned Warrior Casspi has proven himself both a good player and a mensch.

Written by Gil Hoffman