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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 WhatWarZone.com (RIP to that address). Ulpan, the job search, and just settling in, it’s all here…

Yesterday, a Palestinian terrorist drove his car into a crowd of people waiting for a train. A three-month old baby was killed. A police officer shot the fleeing murderer. The Associated Press (AP) found it appropriate to report the story with the following headline. If that’s...

Boker tov from autumnal Tel Aviv-it’s officially acharei hachagim (after the holidays) which means you have to start doing all those things you put off. It’s been busy here in Beit Lovitt. Like a lot of people here, I kept working during the chagim (not ON...

My latest on the Times of Israel. El Al made the news recently after the disruption of one of their flights by some Haredi passengers who caused flight delays during the seating process. The Times of Israel has managed to obtain a copy of El Al’s most recent...

“A tradition unlike any other” The Masters Tournament…and my aliyah anniversary blog post. While this one sneaks up on me every year, this is in some ways a bigger deal to me than my Yom Haatzmaut list. One, because I am more likely to be writing...

Well, we're at war. As has been the case over the last few years, this blog hasn't been my primary place to post. Times are tough in Israel with at least twenty-nine Israeli soldiers having lost their lives over the last few days in Operation...

More than 50 years into their historic career, the Rolling Stones are in Israel and preparing for their concert tomorrow night in Tel Aviv's Park Hayarkon! Without further ado...

Goodbye, Pope.  Hello, JT! After much anticipatzia, Justin Timberlake will be performing in Tel Aviv's Park Hayarkon tomorrow night and this just in:  through my connections to President Shimon Peres, Times of Israel editor David Horovitz, the Shas party, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, and the entire...

Hey, did you hear?  The Pope was in Israel.  Fortunately I don't live in Jerusalem so my schedule (and ability to get around) wasn't affected.  I accidentally ended up live-blogging the thing on Facebook and the Times of Israel.  Enjoy...