Israel: Guns and Moses

The main thing that struck me about the Jewish state was that everything important or interesting had a church built right on top of it. The shepherd’s field? Church. The stable in Bethlehem? Church. The possible site of Jesus’ crucifixion? Church. The sites where water was turned to wine, loaves and fishes were multiplied, and […]

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Accidentally in Israel

Fact: public transport in the Middle East is notoriously unreliable. Fact: the only way to get directly from Egypt to Jordan is by ferry across the Red Sea. Fact: the alternative route crosses overland through Israel. Fiction: Nothing could possibly go wrong! The ferry from Egypt to Jordan leaves from the port town of Nuweiba. […]

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