A lot of those old Isreali tunes from the '40's and '50's seem to have that wistful quality about them. They love mixing the major and minor modes, and have great color chords. They were always great fun for folk dancing.
That's a pretty, somewhat melancholy tune, Mark.
You know when i first glanced at the video name, my mind tricked me into reading the title as "El Giant Ignatz"... and I though tof that very old cartoon with Ignatz the mouse throwing bricks.
Very nice, Mark!