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Stories about 20th Century History in Israel

Lemon Tree

Film Review: Lemon Tree

Celeste Heiter - cheiter [29,255]

A lemon grove that lies on the border between Israel and the West Bank is the focus of this film, in which Salma Zidane, a Palestinian widow, must defend her family legacy against the destructive edict of Israeli security forces.

Destinations: Israel
Topics: People | Agriculture | Performing Arts | 20th Century History | War & Conflict
Armed soldier on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem

I Never Got Used To The Guns

MaryLou Driedger - marylou [4,292]

It seems that every time you turn around in Israel you seem someone with a gun. In a crowded restaurant I had to ask a man to move his gun so I could sit in the seat beside him.

Destinations: Jerusalem | Israel
Topics: Travel | Adventure | Festivals | Women & Travel | 20th Century History | Traditions | Culture | People | Photography | Working Abroad | Religion | Fashion | Nature | War & Conflict
The Syrian Bride

Film Review: The Syrian Bride

Celeste Heiter - cheiter [29,255]

Directed by Eran Riklis, The Syrian Bride casts a spotlight on the ongoing territorial dispute between Israel and Syria within the context of a bride-and-groom-to-be from opposite sides of the border...

Destinations: Syria | Israel
Topics: People | Religion | Performing Arts | 20th Century History | War & Conflict
Camel riding at a Bedouin camp in the Negev Desert

I Was a Bedouin For A Day

MaryLou Driedger - marylou [4,292]

I stayed in a Bedouin camp in the Negev Desert and learned about the history and culture of the Bedouin people.

Destinations: Israel
Topics: Travel | Adventure | Animals | Music | 20th Century History | Traditions | Ecotourism | Culture | Food | Economy | People | For Kids | Nature | Ancient History
Covered with Dead Sea Mud.

The Ultimate Beauty Treatment

MaryLou Driedger - marylou [4,292]

I had the ultimate beauty treatment in the Dead Sea. I smeared myself with Dead Sea mud and then washed it off in the world's saltiest body of water.

Destinations: Israel
Topics: Economy | Culture | National Parks | Adventure | People | Beaches & Resorts | Agriculture | Animals | 20th Century History | Nature | Ecotourism

The(com)Promised Land
Dispatch 3: Shabbat in Jerusalem - Of Wine and Walls

Jeff Greenwald - jgreenwald [1,931]

I found the 8.5 x 11" poster on a stack inside the Jewish Student Information Center. A crude photocopy, in black and white, it showed a scene from Seinfeld, with Kramer leaning hilariously into the...

Destinations: Jerusalem | Israel
Topics: Travel | People | Religion | 20th Century History | Traditions | War & Conflict
Happy Birthday, Jeff.

The (com)Promised Land
Dispatch 5: Kingdoms of Sand and Stone

Jeff Greenwald - jgreenwald [1,931]

I'll tell you what I love. I love standing in the dusty no-man's-land between two borders, feeling the wind blow and reading signs in two languages. Behind me, the high, tight fences and ironic...

Destinations: Amman | Jerusalem | Jordan | Israel
Topics: Travel | Adventure | 20th Century History | War & Conflict | Ancient History
Prayer beads in the Jerusalem bazaar.

The(com)Promised Land

Jeff Greenwald - jgreenwald [1,931]

Join travel writer Jeff Greenwald, the author of Shopping for Buddhas , The Size of the World , and Scratching the Surface , on his first trip to Israel. The (com)Promised Land: Dispatches from Israel...

Destinations: Jerusalem | Israel
Topics: Travel | People | Photography | 20th Century History | War & Conflict

The(com)Promised Land
Dispatch 4: Wall-Eyed

Jeff Greenwald - jgreenwald [1,931]

Damascus Gate was nearly empty at 9 a.m., the sun leaning lightly on the flagstones of East Jerusalem. I bought the Herald Tribune and read about Mars, waiting for the woman who would be my liaison in...

Destinations: Jerusalem | Israel
Topics: People | Religion | 20th Century History | War & Conflict | Ancient History
Breakfast in Israel.

Destination: Israel

Jeff Greenwald - jgreenwald [1,931]

Dear Cyberpals, In 1994, to celebrate my 40th birthday, I circumambulated the globe without the benefit of airplanes. During that 9-month, 29,157-mile odyssey, I became the first travel writer to...

Destinations: Jerusalem | Israel
Topics: Travel | Adventure | 20th Century History
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