Analysis News
Visit our Hebrew site, "Local Call" , in partnership with Just Vision.

Sea of Galilee

  • To return, we must feel what our grandparents went through

    So what if we didn't liberate Palestine on our rain-soaked March of Return? Each and every one of us got a little taste of what life was like for our forefathers in 1948. There is no doubt that this year's "March of Return" was the most difficult, physically and mentally, of these past years. The inclement weather forecasts did not deter thousands from coming to Hadatha, a small village located on the road between Kfar Tavor and Tiberias. We decided to leave early, after last year's march in Lubya, when we were stuck in traffic for three hours right outside…

    Read More... | 31 Comments
  • The Beaten Path: Fishing for the real at the Sea of Galilee (part 5)

    In an over-mythologized, pre-imagined land of promise, the Sea of Galilee is a dream waiting to be shattered. Here it is, deconstructed. Part five of Yuval Ben-Ami’s journey.  Ruthie, My girlfriend, hates movie spoilers. Tell her so much as one detail of the plot, any detail, and she'll pass on the entire film. I joke that even knowing the genre would kill her fun. Actually, it's worse. We once decided to watch "The Long Goodbye." While waiting for it to download, I hummed the theme song, and she yelled: "don't ruin it for me!" Oddly, the very same Ruthie isn't bothered…

    Read More... | 1 Comment
  • Sailing on a wave of racism: A nautical tale

    When a pleasant tour of the Sea of Galilee turns into a display of potentially deadly racism, life becomes even more complicated for an Israeli representative. It was a gorgeous day to be on the water, and the water itself was gorgeous. The Sea of Galilee, stroked by springtime winds, overlooked by mountains with names as beautiful as the slopes themselves: Arbel, Golan, Jabel Ash-Sheikh, Mt. Canaan. Our group was made up mostly of American tourists. There were two Israelis, myself being one, and one Palestinian. This tour of the Holy Land is given by Mejdi, which offers dual narrative…

    Read More... | 37 Comments
  • A Christmas journey part 7: The children of God

    << The Christmas Journey Home Nazareth - Tiberius - Capernahum - Safed, Of war and peace "Peace on Earth.” - When living in the States I would see this statemet/wish/declaration of intent printed on Christmas cards and spelled out in Christmas lights. It seems to be a slogan of the holiday, and to be honest – one of the best reasons to love it. If Christmas is to be a time of peace, Nazareth certainly showed some holiday spirit on Thursday night. The city's Christmas market, launched two years ago, was festively opened with greetings in Arabic, Hebrew and English.…

    Read More... | 1 Comment