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From the day he made aliyah, Benji has been one of the most popular English-speaking writers in Israel, first blogging about his experiences at the popular WhatWarZone.com. Ulpan, the job search, and just settling in, it’s all here…
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December 28, 2015

Top 10 Reasons Xmas Sucks in Israel

Shalom from Limmud UK, the "mothership" of the Limmud conferences. It's my first time here after attending several Limmuds in North America and Israel. Despite an annoying cold which has hampered my ability to schmooze, have fun, and perfect my queueing (the national sport here,...

August 20, 2015

A Zionist Spy Dolphin Walks into a Bar…

As reported here, Hamas claims to have captured a dolphin that was spying for Israel. As always, if you’re going to live in the Middle East, it helps to have a sense of humor. Some thoughts from yesterday...

April 22, 2015

STILL GOING STRONG: 67 MORE Things I Love About Israel

Every year I say this but this year, I really can't believe I was able to write another list. How do I know I say it every year? Because that sentence was copied and pasted from last year. This year was by far the toughest yet but...

March 18, 2015

The Day After: Election Thoughts

My latest on the Times of Israel. If you're looking for laughs, you won't find them here. So it seems likely that Bibi will remain Prime Minister. He may be among the most surprised. In recent days, he seemed to be panicking. He reminded me of...

March 3, 2015

Top 10 Reasons Bibi Should Not Cancel Speech

The day has arrived. After all the controversy surrounding Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to the US Congress, we're just hours away. Just in case it's not too late for him to change his mind, here are the top 10 reasons that PM Netanyahu should not cancel...