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Mt. Bental: The Valley of Tears and Israel-Syria Border

Mt. Bental: In one site you can see deep into Syria, the border area, the site of one of the great tank battles of the 20th century, Israel’s tallest mountain, and also enjoy a good cup of coffee. … Read More

Where to Stay and for How Long in Israel, Your Itinerary

Figuring out where in Israel to stay and for how long is complicated. I break it down here and make it simple. … Read More

Staying Safe in Israel: Security Awareness

Israel is a surprisingly safe place to travel, but the challenges here may be different to what you’re used to. Here’s everything you need to know to stay safe on your visit. … Read More

idf soldier stands next to tank by flag at sunset

In Praise of the Brave IDF Heroes on the Gaza Border

If you only get news about Israel from CNN you may think that headline must be either satirical or written by a moral monster. Think again, and have a listen. … Read More

The Unstoppable Israeli Demographic Juggernaut

A chorus of Jeremiahs have been predicting Israel’s demographic demise since before the state was born. They could not have been more wrong. … Read More

Making Sense of ‘West Bank,’ ‘Judea and Samaria’ and areas ‘A’, ‘B’, and ‘C’

The origin and meaning of terms referring to the ‘West Bank’ or ‘Judea and Samaria’ and the different areas there are really confusing. Here’s what they mean and how they got to be as they are now. … Read More

Israel’s 70th Independence Day

On the 5th of Iyar 5708 (May 15, 1948), the two thousand year dream of an exiled people to return home was fulfilled. Three years after the Holocaust, the Jewish state took up arms, with the help of G-d, to chart our own destiny. And we have the audio!!!

Fire up the grill and have a listen to prepare for Thursday’s festivities! … Read More

The Jewish Calendar and Your Israel Trip

If you don’t plan your trip to Israel with the Hebrew calendar in mind you may be in for some rude surprises! Here’s everything you need to know. … Read More

Is it Safe to Travel to Israel?

The short answer is yes. Traveling to Israel is safe. The slightly less comforting answer is that it is as safe as anywhere in the world today. … Read More