15 August 2009 0 Comments

West Bank settlers and memories of Sharon

The current edition of Details has a terrific investigative piece about the youthful extreme segment of the Israeli settler movement. It’s by my chum Matt McAllester who spent five years based in Jerusalem as a correspondent and returned earlier this year to probe deep into this largely inaccessible (to foreign journalists, at least) fringe of […]

2 July 2009 0 Comments

Photos of the Jerusalem you don’t read about in the newspaper

My friend Ilan Mizrahi has published a wonderful book of his photos about Jerusalem — not the conventional Jerusalem of suicide bombs and the Dome of the Rock and praying Hassids (though he covers that, too). Ilan, who was born just down the road from where I now live and is as “Jerusalem” as they […]