The Hebrews of Hebron

When people think of visiting Israel, few consider going to Hebron. The city is depicted as contentious, dangerous and unpleasant. It is associated with “Occupation,” poverty and apartheid. Who would want to go there? Even most Israelis don’t consider Hebron a place they would want to visit, much less live. This reality ironic, considering the … More The Hebrews of Hebron

Free Gaza

It’s been a little over a week since the riots in Gaza began. We’re promised riots every week, till May 14th, the date commemorating Israel’s Declaration of Independence in 1948. When I wrote this, new riots were massing on the border (the great tire demonstration). Last Friday was the grand opening of the “March of Return”. … More Free Gaza

A room for four

Grandparents set up a room for four. Their four grandchildren. What could be more normal? But it’s not normal. No, the grandparents aren’t happy the kids will be staying with them. They would have preferred the kids were with their parents. But they can’t. Four months, four years, seven and nine years old, the children … More A room for four