The Assassination Of Fathi Shiqaqi
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The Assassination Of Fathi Shiqaqi

On October 25, 1995, two men in their late twenties – code-named Gil and Ran – left Tel Aviv on separate flights; Ran flew to Athens and Gil to Rome.  At each airport they collected new British passports handed over by local sayan (assistants to the Israeli intelligence services) and then continued on to Malta … Continue reading

Life on a Kibbutz
Israel / Places We Go

Life on a Kibbutz

The unique form of collective living represented by Israel’s kibbutz movement has always been intriguing to me even before I was really sure what life on a kibbutz was all about (I just projected my ideals onto what I thought it could/should be). I liked the feeling of shared purpose and community – something I … Continue reading

Modern Jerusalem
Israel / Places We Go

Modern Jerusalem

The highlights – such as the Wailing Wall and the Dome of the Rock – are in Jerusalem’s Old City, but modern Jerusalem which surrounds the Old City is more dynamic and interesting than many people give it credit for: Some of the residential neighborhoods in the hills surrounding the city: The Mount of Olives … Continue reading