Category Archives: Israel
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
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:
He will manage a pub in Jerusalem, wedged between a shop displaying the star-spangled banner in its logo and one in Jamaican colors.
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
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
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
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
Tomorrow I will run the Jerusalem half marathon. Usually such long-distance runs kick off at 10 a.m. Not in Jerusalem: the runners will set off at 6:45 in the morning. The biorhythm wonders whether it’s already light that early. But it … Continue reading
From 8 to 22 March 2015, I will be in Israel. “… I will be in Israel again,” I should say because this will be about my fifteenth or twentieth time to visit Israel. But six years have passed since my last trip. Why go … Continue reading
Exodus (2014), a crappy film (based on the trailer): Exodus (1960), a very good film: New is not always better.