Category Archives: Israel

Israel politics/apartheid

Everywhere I went in Israel and Palestine I was warmly welcomed.  However, that is, sadly, not the case for Israelis and Palestinians travelling to the same places.  One thing that Palestinians tried to determine pretty earlier on in any conversion … Continue reading

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Cycling the Negev Desert

How does the Negev differ from the Judean Desert?  Well, most notable are the cultural differences.  Israel uses about 80% (or is it 90%?) of the Negev Desert for military training purposes.  What this means is that, except on weekends … Continue reading

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Cycling the Judean Desert

From the Dead Sea Shimshon and I parted ways.  The Passover holiday was about to start so Shimshon headed back to Jerusalem to spend time with his family.  He had invited me to go, but I was too excited to … Continue reading

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Israel: first impressions

The flight to Tel Aviv wasn’t long, but then I was delayed for three hours in immigration.  I’m not sure what answers I gave that aroused so much suspicion.  Delays at immigration are, sadly, not uncommon.  In the holding area … Continue reading

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