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Scenes in the German Colony and a friend in a popular cafe, Caffit, targeted by a suicide bomber in August 2005 – fortunately a plan that failed.

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Looking across from the Old City to the Mount of Olives and the largest, oldest Jewish cemetery in the world; at the top is the controversial Seven Arches Hotel, built by the Jordanians 

The Old City

The Old City on Saturday, market day for the Arab community

In the Galilee Hills and Jezreel Valley

Spring trip to the Galilee Hills and an old kibbutz near Nazareth: the wild anemones, irises and mustard were in bloom. The kibbutz cemetery is at the top of a nearby hill where men who were raised here and died in the Yom Kippur war are buried.

I spoke too soon

Late last Friday night, just when people were starting to believe the truce would hold, a suicide bomber killed himself and four other people in front of a crowded Tel Aviv nightclub. Another sixty-five people were wounded. Fortunately, most Israelis have remained calm. Most are unwilling to see a return to the savage retaliations ofContinue Reading

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