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4:00 AM twisting and turning in a plane seat; I am trying to sleep, but the snores around me keep me alert and awake. To my surprise, I look at the screen from the EL AL television monitor, and discover there is only an hour left. No longer irritated; I am anxious and excited for the arrival. I...

    In the summer of 2009 I took a trip to Israel which would forever change my views and feelings towards Judaism. For a month I toured Israel and experienced a foreign country for the first time in the short 16 years of my life. I had the most amazing time hiking, volunteering and learning...

“Guys, guess what? We are going to Israel!  Yes, you heard it right, Israel!”  Those were my mother’s first words at the beginning of February of 2011, and she would not stop repeating them. When I first heard Israel, I thought I misunderstood my mom and that she was going crazy, but I was so wrong...

Snapshot: Egypt, Tourism and Islam In spite of the apparent calm in Egypt after the historic "overthrow" of the Mubarak regime, travel, a major source of income for the country, has not recovered. While some cruise lines have reinstated Egypt as a port of call, travel to the North African country...

FTF authors offer a list of adventures in Israel, from ATVs to camel riding to windsurfing. Adventure travel is the fastest growing segment of the travel industry, and as an adventure destination, Israel can't be beat. Israel offers both "soft" adventures: camping, hiking and horseback riding and...

FTF's best bets for dolphin swim and dolphin interaction programs, especially for families, in the Bahamas, Bermuda, Florida, Hawaii, Mexico, Australia and Israel.FTF's best bets for dolphin swim and dolphin interaction programs, especially for families, in the Bahamas, Bermuda, Florida, Hawaii,...

We were born into different worlds -- she into a Bedouin Arab village in southern Israel, and me into a middle-class Jewish American household. Fate, or perhaps random chance had given me my shoes, and she hers, waiting for the moment when we would meet and exchange them for a short walk.  3rd...

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