Ari Louis 521.
(photo credit: Courtesy)
■ What gets you out of bed in the morning? The desire to live life, and not to
■ What keeps you up at night? The extra energy that I have
from doing my radio show keeps me up. The show ends at midnight, and the
adrenaline is still flowing through me. In terms of what I worry about, I worry
about not fulfilling my potential. But I believe that if I fix myself, I can
help fix the world.
■ What’s the most difficult professional moment
you’ve faced so far? When we started Israelsportsradio.com that first week, we
had all kinds of technical glitches. Our phones went down, also our Internet; at
one point we got locked out of the studio and missed an interview with a
professional football player. What a week! ■ How do you celebrate your
achievements? I haven’t achieved all my goals yet, so I don’t celebrate much. My
goal is that Israelsportsradio.com will become the ESPN of Israel.
that happens, I am throwing a huge party for my family and friends.
you were prime minister, what’s the first thing you would do? I would focus on
making Israel a truly independent country where we utilize all of our natural
resources. We need to stop being so dependent on other countries.
Israeli should have a movie made about him/her? Shay Doron [the well-known
women’s professional basketball player]. She had a lot of guts at age 18 to play
college basketball in the United States for Maryland, a less known program. She
represented Israel well, and we should be proud that she returned home to Israel
to play professionally.
■ What would you change about Israelis if you
could? Believe it or not, I think Israelis need to be a little tougher. I think
they are too sensitive and emotional at times. I also think Israelis can be
■ iPad, BlackBerry or pen and paper? Pen and paper.
you had to write an advertisement to entice tourists to come to Israel, what
would it say? Those who have ever read the Bible – this is the place where it
all happened, and where great things continue to happen.
■ What is the
most serious problem facing the country? I think we have an identity crisis.
People here try hard to be European, and are influenced by other cultures. This
causes them to leave their Jewish roots.
■ How can it be solved? People
need to delve more into their Jewish roots – the history of our people. They
need to learn and appreciate how Jews finally returned home to Israel. I also
think there needs to be more of a focus on Torah and the
Finally, we need to demonstrate more Jewish pride.
In 20 years, the country will be: A top power in the world: socially,
economically and militarily.