What’s The Name Of That Thing That Shoots Down Rockets?

We’ve spoken of not much else for the last few weeks.

Yes, it’s Iron Dome or in Hebrew: “kipat barzel” literally “iron yarmulke” (the little skull cap Jews wear is called a “kippa” or a “yarmulke” though the root of the word is purely descriptive of the domed shape and not of religious significance.).

So if this phrase is so commonly said, why does this happen:

I have no idea either.

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Brian of London is not the messiah, he's a very naughty boy. Since making aliyah in 2009, Brian has blogged at Israellycool. Brian's interests include electric cars, world peace and an end to world hunger. Besides blogging here, Brian of London now writes at the Times of Israel. Brian of London also hosted Shire Network News

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  • cba

    No, no, you’re mishearing. They’re not saying Kipat er… Barzel. It’s a nickname and they’re saying Kipaty Barzel.


  • http://anneinpt.wordpress.com/ anneinpt

    LOL. It’s just the Israeli way of talking. Adding “… Eehh…” to every sentence. It’s a way of gaining thinking time. My husband can do a brilliant imitation. :-D

    • walt kovacs

      its like what canadians do…eh

      • ScottAdler

        No, the Canadians, like the Australians, like to turn ordinary declarative sentences into questions —

        It looks like rain, eh?

        It looks like rain, I reckon?

  • Whirmalimerimpalim

    Perhaps there is a misconception and some believe it is the combover of former president of the Bundestag, Rainer Barzel.

    Kipat R. Barzel


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