Tag: Middle East

Adventures in Jordan (Part II)

In my last blog post I wrote about arriving in Jordan, where I promptly proceeded to romp around in the desert. Although it was a lot less like the Lawrence of Arabia experience I’d anticipated, and a lot more like being an explorer on Mars. For further details, […]

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, […]