Once Upon a Busy Place in Baka

Bagel Bite is a restaurant in Baka, a neighborhood that used to be home to a few thousand Arabs. Today, it’s a blossoming district of Jerusalem neighboring Talpiot and the…

Onward

Onward

A strange, dreamless night passed, I felt engulfed in a sea of memories, That day I opened my eyes to seek out something, I saw glass mountains and meadows, great…

A Few Words on a Sucker State

By: Evgeny Sanatovsky (translated from Russian by me) An impartial opinion on pro-peace activism in the Middle East from an impartial bystander as it unfolds—not only of the past two…

A Day in the Muslim Quarter

A Day in the Muslim Quarter

I recently had an opportunity to take a walk in the Muslim Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem. Before going there, I’d always been a little apprehensive about showing…

All Quiet On the Southern Front?

All Quiet On the Southern Front?

As Hamas and the Arab world continue to celebrate what they correctly perceive as a victory over Israel, FM Lieberman and PM Netanyahu are making their best effort to minimize…

Top 5 Blogs I Follow

Here’s a list of the top 5 blogs I’ve been following lately. Please link to these as well! 1. http://muqata.blogspot.co.il/ (Jameel) 2. http://arielzellman.wordpress.com/ (can’t mistake this one…Ariel Zellman) 3. http://samsonblinded.org/blog/ (Obadiah) 4. http://lovephilosopher.blogspot.co.il/ (Lev…

On Election Night…

I’m staying up late here in J-town (when I was living in Tel-Aviv, I called it “Telli,” so now I’m living in “J-town”), and for some odd reason, I’m not…