Shakshuka

On my 19th birthday, I was down with the flu and unable to get out of bed, which was a huge disappointment for someone who loves birthdays. The only thing that managed to lift my mood was a steaming pan of shakshuka that was presented to me by my Israeli friends. They promised me great…

What’s mine is not yours

It is impossible to write a blog about Israel without addressing the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Despite lasting over a century, the attacks and its consequences have not stopped affecting the people of this region. The history of this issue is extremely complicated and I have yet to meet two people who agree on the ‘facts’….

Alice in the Holy Land

Similar to Australian cities, each Israeli city seems to offer something entirely different from the other. Tel Aviv seems to be the counterpart to Melbourne, not least for being noted as one of the world’s most renowned street art centres, with various forms of art being displayed proudly on its streets, especially in areas such…