Israel

A Word on Supporting Apartheid

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I am not supporting Israel’s behavior toward its neighbors by traveling here for the third time – but I am supporting its right to exist.

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A Million Miles from War

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While many of Israel’s Arab neighbors – and indeed, much of outlying Israel – are perpetually embroiled in chaos, conflict and paranoia, Tel Aviv is the very picture of carpe diem.

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Beach in Eilat, Israel

Why I Skipped Eilat, Israel

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I don’t want to discourage you from visiting Eilat — I simply hope my reasons for not having spent much time there will help you decide whether or not you should.

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How Many Shekels Per Day in Israel?

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Set realistic expectations about the cost of travel in Israel before you touch down so you aren’t disappointed when you arrive there.

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The Truth About Israel, One Man at a Time

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How my romantic encounters with Israeli men have altered my perception of a place I grew fond of shit-talking.

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Cats at night in Jerusalem

Homeless in Jerusalem – for a Night

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In spite of circumstances that proved increasingly unlucky, the primary truth I retain from my restless night in Israel is that the kindness of one stranger is more powerful than the collective disrespect of all the assholes around her.

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Information on the Israeli passport stamp for travelers

The Israeli Passport Stamp and Other Stories

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Whatever your opinion on the conflict in the Middle East, it’s important to understand the implications it has on travel in the region, particularly if you plan to visit Arab countries before or after you visit Israel.

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Travel from Israel to Jordan by Bus

Travel from Jordan to Israel By Bus

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As a traveler — particularly a traveler with an American passport — you should have no problem traveling from Jordan to Israel by land, right? Not so fast, cowboy.

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