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Category Archives: Israel
How dangerous is Hiking in Israel?
That’s an easy question to answer: Not dangerous at all. But apparently the question gets asked a lot because the Wikitravel page on the Israel National Trail specifically states: Carrying a weapon is completely unnecessary. So, this hiker whom I … Continue reading
Posted in Israel, Photography, Travel Tagged hiking, Israel National Trail, Jerusalem, Jesus Trail 7 Comments
How to keep the Jehovah’s Witnesses at bay
Remembering in how many countries the Jehovah’s Witnesses have already visited me at home could almost make me paranoid: in Germany, England, Malta, Lithuania, Italy, Romania, Bolivia and Peru. In Sicily and in Romania they showed up within days after me moving in, … Continue reading
Posted in Israel, Religion, Travel Tagged anti-semitism, christianity, Jews 10 Comments
The Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem
Hier geht es zur deutschen Fassung dieses Artikels. Hidden in the labyrinth of the Old City of Jerusalem, it looks rather unimpressive from the outside. You could almost walk past the church that was built over the spot of Jesus’ crucifixion … Continue reading
Posted in Israel, Photography, Religion, Travel Tagged christianity, Jerusalem, Jesus, Jesus Christ 8 Comments
The Armenian Genocide
In the Old City of Jerusalem, you know you are in the Armenian Quarter when you see these posters on many of the walls and rusty gates. I still remember my first visit to Jerusalem in 1992. When I spotted … Continue reading
Film about my Adventures in Brazil
Now that I am safely on a plane from Brazil to Bolivia, I can reveal a bit more about what I have been doing here. Here is the trailer to the upcoming film about my adventures in Brazil:
What does the future hold for Putin?
He will manage a pub in Jerusalem, wedged between a shop displaying the star-spangled banner in its logo and one in Jamaican colors.
Posted in Israel, Photography, Politics, Russia, Travel Tagged Jerusalem, Putin 4 Comments
Ronald Reagan on Iran
Tonight, the three dozen or so Republican contenders for the presidential nomination will come together for their second televised debate. All of them will lambast the Iran deal, will say that the end of the world is near and will fail … Continue reading
Posted in History, Iran, Israel, Military, Politics, USA Tagged Ronald Reagan 7 Comments
How one song connects Israel, Romania and Brazil
Do you know this feeling: when you hear a song and it gets stuck in your head somehow, it remains connected to good memories and you would like to listen to it again, but you can’t remember the name of the … Continue reading
Posted in Brazil, Israel, Music, Romania Tagged Baile Tusnad, Carrapicho, Manaus 5 Comments
Obsessed with Shoes?
If you know someone who is obsessed with shoes and you want to cure her, you can try showing her this photo. It puts things into perspective. Links: Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial in Jerusalem, Israel, where this photo was taken. … Continue reading
Posted in Holocaust, Israel, Photography Tagged fashion, shoes 5 Comments
The Bahai and their Rules
If I may join the English-speaking tour at 12 o’clock, I inquire from the guard in front of the iron gate. The enormous gardens of the Bahai religion dominate the cityscape of Haifa. The landmark of the third-largest city of the … Continue reading
Posted in Iran, Israel, Photography, Religion, Travel Tagged Bahai, Haifa 8 Comments