Update 1/2010: Hadar Ratzon now has an official website at HadarRatzon.co.il
I have already posted an elaborate list of the top annoyances plaguing the Israeli Internet*, but wherever my mouse takes me I encounter more and more prototypical examples:
Let’s say you’re watching the film Rendition (2007), and you notice a breathtaking actress:
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You wait until the movie ends, and by scanning the credit list you find out her name is Hadar Ratzon:
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You come home from the cinema, and anxiously google it:
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Of course you did not really expect to find an official HadarRatzon.com website, as that may cost up to ten (10!) dollars a year, but the first result is her agent and it seems promising:
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Guess again! Three photos and a website error – this is all the information you get from the company that gets a significant percentage off her income. Could there be a better example to prove that Israeli companies do not consider the Internet a marketing tool, nor a knowledge acquisition tool?
* For a lack of a better term, ‘Israeli Internet’ is what I call the ad-hoc collection of websites run by Israelis.
Thanks to reader koko, I stand corrected. I must have been mesmerized by Fatima Fawal (Zineb Oukach) and her middle-eastern features, that when the credits rolled I mixed her up with Safiya (Hadar Ratzon). As koko suggested, Safiya is the lover and co-worker of Douglas Freeman (Jake Gyllenhaal). Here is a frame of hers from the film:
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And another one, just to make it up to her:
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Either way, my critique of the Israeli Internet still stands – it just so happens that this entire post started by a case of mistaken identity.