"The brainchild of a team of bartenders and managers turned restaurateurs, La Shuk is a heady journey through Israel’s winter market. Sink into your niche in front of the open kitchen, a welcome diversion for the perpetually curious, take a swig of your basil-infused gin and tonic and let the the Middle Eastern beats waft over you."
"It has been 12 years since Jawdat Salame’s firstborn son Rujayah was killed by a Hamas sniper while on guard duty on the Gaza border. “It’s not easy to be a bereaved family. You are no longer what you were beforehand…But in their deaths, they commanded us to live,” said the 65-year-old Salame, a veteran of Israel’s police force. On Monday, Salame, an Arab Christian from the village of Tura’an, says he was able to “share his grief” with 29 other Arabic-speaking Israelis from northern Israel, including Druze, Circassians and Arab Muslims who have lost children in terror attacks or in military service. The group visited Hamat Gader, an Israeli tourist attraction near the Jordanian and Syrian borders, where hot springs once enjoyed by the Romans and Jews of antiquity are nestled amid the lush green hills of the Galilee."
"The economic success of the state of Israel has come at a cost. For all its problems, Israel is an island of wealth and stability compared to its neighbors—which means that it has become a favorite destination for immigrants. Over the last 10 years, more than 50,000 asylum seekers from Eritrea and Sudan have made the difficult journey through Egypt and over the border. This has given rise to a debate over illegal immigration that raises thorny issues about sovereignty, identity, and xenophobia. Many Israelis want the immigrants expelled, seeing them as economic competitors or security threats. Yet Israel, like the United States, is a nation of immigrants: Almost the entire Jewish population of the country arrived within the last century."
An Israeli app has walkers in mind. (Hint: No more "head south to ... since it's really hard to know where "south" is when exiting a subway station).
Col. (res.) on Miri Eisin U.S.-Israel Relations in the Trump Era
A change of Administration, political party and world view in the White House has major ramifications for U.S.-Israel relations. Will the Embassy move to Jerusalem? Did the U.S. really signal it no longer supports a two-state solution? Will settlement construction increase? What's going on???? We have a world-renowned expert, Col. Miri Eisin to help sort it out!