12.03.2011 06.Adar ll, 5771
Party in Berlin:
Aviv Netter's 'Meschugge' parties have become a popular part of the gay nightlife scene in Berlin. So popular, in fact, that even the Israeli Embassy has started to take note.
A local person greets the visitor standing at the entrance to the ZMF Club with a hearty "Shalom," tinged with a clear German accent. The club is located in a dark cellar in the heart of Berlin, and the sounds of Israeli pop star Dana International can be heard emanating from below. Israeli flags hang from every corner and are also wrapped around a rotating disco ball. Pictures of Israel's former prime minister Golda Meir, the deceased – yet still wildly popular – Israeli singer Ofra Haza, a pig and colorful Stars of David are all projected on a wall.
Welcome to "Meschugge" (Insane), the gay-friendly party with an Israeli touch that takes place once or twice a month here, right near Rosenthaler Platz. It started off as a one-time event about three-and-a-half years ago, and has since become an institution among Berliners who are fans of Israel….