Category Archives: Israel

Leaving it all behind: a journey to Jaffa and the coast.

Jerusalem on a Shabbat is as close as the initial sequences of 28 days later as it can get. Empty streets, only a few hours before riddled with busy pedestrians and erratic motorist, stretched in every direction. No buses, no … Continue reading

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A voyage into Israel’s psyche: Masada.

From The Wars of the Jews or History of the Destruction of Jerusalem, by Flavius Josephus. There sprang up another sort of robbers in Jerusalem, which were called Sicarii, who slew men in the day time, and in the midst of … Continue reading

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People of the Book.

Cynics would say that, were copyright infringement laws to exist back then, the Apostles and Prophet Muhammad would’ve landed in court, for the similarities and reciprocal borrowings between Judaism, Christianity and Islam are staggering. This holds true for the theory but also … Continue reading

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(Not finding) my religion in the Holy Land: confession of a sceptical in Jerusalem.

For some people, the moment of detachment from a religious view they used to hold is a momentous one, the culmination of days – perhaps months – of introspection, self-assessment and doubt. In my case, instead, I cannot point out … Continue reading

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Entering Jurassic Park.

The bus screeched to a halt, its right wheels upon the raised platform that constituted the sidewalk of the checkpoint, a structure so ordinary that I originally mistook it for a toll barrier. Without a word, the majority of the … Continue reading

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“Unreasonable Behaviour”, by Don McCullin, Vintage

I was ravaged and confused by this war as never before, and could not see not the smallest justification for it. Or for my presence here – unless it was to remind people, through my pictures, of the futility of … Continue reading

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51 years between them

So it’s official. Naftali, Gilad and Eyal, the three Israeli teenagers kidnapped just outside Hebron, West Bank, have been found dead. They barely had 51 years of age between all of them. It also seems that they had been killed … Continue reading

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