Everything is ready for the Israeli Independence Day party at the home of Rochale and her husband, Zvika. Well, the lawn has seen better days — and so has the family. Their grown son is home from Berlin for the holiday, and he's brought an unexpected guest. Grandmother is frail and tended to by her flamboyant, newly hired South American caretaker. As neighbors come to visit, news broadcasts on the television in the back room keep everyone on edge. While smoke from the barbecue circles in the air, fighter jets circle in the sky. And as food is passed, drinks are poured, and the good old songs sung, conflicts are reignited that cannot be ignored.