Tag: Middle East

Adventures in Jordan (Part I)

  A taxi dropped us off a few minutes before midday at the Yitzchak Rabin border crossing, just to the north of Eilat, Israel’s southernmost city. There we joined a long queue waiting to have their documents checked. Ahead of us was a large Arab family, a group […]

Vale: Shimon Peres

I woke this morning to the incredibly sad news of the passing of Shimon Peres, one of Israel’s founding fathers. By any measure he was an extraordinary and gifted man, and one who I was fortunate enough to meet in person, in 2007. It was a brief encounter, […]