Tag Archives: Israel

The Matter of Jerusalem

During the last few days, Jerusalem has once again been at the top of the world news. The clever short film below, which was inspired by a new exhibition on medieval manuscripts at Oxford’s Bodleian Library, reminds us that the … Continue reading

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Middle East Pow Wow

The floating international street art festival known as POW! WOW! has recently wrapped up a visit to Israel and Jordan. The always exciting collaborative effort is documented in the entertaining video below from director Andrew Tran.

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Banksy Does Bethlehem

Banksy is at it again. England’s unmerry prankster has just opened a hotel that claims to have “the worst views in the world”. Bethlehem’s Walled Off Hotel, which was designed and financed by the street artist known as Banksy, overlooks the 10 … Continue reading

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They Had Me At Konnichiwa

I love a wacky tourism campaign and this new series created to entice Japanese tourists to Israel is just bizarre and quirky enough to get some attention. “Israel, Like!” is an anime series that follows sisters Saki and Noriko as … Continue reading

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Free WiFi for Travelers

One of the most frequent complaints that I hear from travelers these days is the lack of free WiFi hotspots. Well the city of Tel Aviv, Israel has stepped-up and addressed the problem by installing a network of eighty WiFi … Continue reading

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What Do We have in Our Pockets

I’m an unabashed fan of the Israeli writer and filmmaker Etgar Keret. If you read any of his terrific short story collections, I’m confident that you’ll fall under his thrall too. Keret recently posted an amusing annotated version of his … Continue reading

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Strange Bedfellows

Steimatzky is Israel’s leading bookseller with at least 160 bookstores and outlets around the country. Founded in 1925, the chain is anything but stuffy. They’ve been known in recent years for a series of clever and entertaining advertising campaigns. Their … Continue reading

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Beach Reads

Enjoying a good beach read is one of the perks of summertime for booklovers the world over. The city of Tel Aviv has just made it even easier with the launch of their beach library on wheels. The colorfully painted … Continue reading

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Digital Donkeys

We’ve brought you a number of diverse posts on WiFi opportunities for travelers, but the digital enabled donkeys is a first. An Israeli historical re-enactment village is now offering WiFi service for tourists at their Kfar Kedem attraction in the … Continue reading

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Magic in Landscape

Dutch artist/sculptor/photographer Scarlett Hooft Graafland has traveled the globe, from the Arctic Circle to the Andes, and from China to Israel, producing an intoxicating body of work grounded in magical realism and humor. She creates idiosyncratic , site-specific installations that … Continue reading

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