Hark! How all the welkin rings

Hark! How all the welkin rings

  Suspiciously Christmas-like decorations have begun to appear again in Jerusalem neighborhoods, parks and malls, though fewer than in the recent past thanks to the world’s most pervasive virus. But one will not typically hear Christmas music in public,...
Jerusalem Thanksgiving, 2020

Jerusalem Thanksgiving, 2020

  Thanksgiving morning in Jerusalem, 2020, with our turkey properly stuffed and roasting in the oven, Marcia and I got a call from a British expat in town with whom we were doing business. “Good morning!” he began, “why don’t you chaps come down to the office...
Sleep of Reason

Sleep of Reason

It was encouraging for Jerusalem residents to learn that the Copenhagen contingent of the international protests staged against Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu, broadcast live worldwide on Facebook in August, “appeared to be [attended by] just one man.” That factoid...
First UAE Article

First UAE Article

“Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is a political magician who has run out of tricks, and his stubbornness is stopping the Israeli right from winning convincingly and governing the country,” wrote Shalom Lipner, Senior Fellow of the Middle East program at the...
Lockdown, Part 2

Lockdown, Part 2

Israel is locked down again. Some restaurant owners here smashed plates in the streets to protest the nation’s second round of coronavirus restrictions. Other citizens simply went without pizza. Upon learning that just under 12% of recent, ongoing nationwide COVID-19...