19.02.2011 15.Adar l, 5771
Veteran Tel Aviv furniture dealer Yitzhak Amar feels badly about Ikea's fire, but not too badly.
He felt really badly, Yitzhak Amar, when he saw the fire at Ikea on television a few weeks ago. Amar has 15 square meters of a key-money place, full of chairs and tables, on Herzl Street in Tel Aviv – and he was really upset, he says. Over what? "Over everything, the merchandise, the workers …"
After he makes sure I've written that down, he adds that there is also another side to the story. "The other side is that they, those Swedes, hate Israel and have destroyed Herzl Street. Not just them, but also the recession. That's how it's been for six months now. Look, we've been sitting here for an hour now and no one has come in. The situation stinks."…