War with Hezbollah

Blogging the War: War Puts Jerusalem Back on Cultural Map

July 24, 2006

This article was posted on Jewish.com on Sunday, July 23, 2006. The link is here.    After years of languishing as a national pariah, Jerusalem is suddenly packing in the tourists. The War with Hezbollah is, in a paradoxically twisted way, turning out to be one of the best things to happen to Jerusalem tourism […]

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Blogging the War: Solidarity in Time of War

July 23, 2006

This article was posted on Jewish.com on Friday, July 21, 2006. The link is here.     While tourists are leaving, Lois and Larry Frank head to Haifa.   At a time when so many others are canceling their trips, and when many immigrants already in Israel are being urged by family to “return home,” […]

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Blogging the War: Time for Diplomacy?

July 21, 2006

This article was posted on Jewish.com on Thursday, July 20, 2006. The link is here. When is the time right for diplomacy vs. ripe for war? The announcement on Wednesday that U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice was coming to the region as early as this coming Sunday was quickly qualified as being “premature.” The […]

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Blogging the War: An Existential War

July 20, 2006

This article was posted on Jewish.com on Thursday, July 20, 2006. The link is here.    The war with Hezbollah is one that Israel cannot afford to lose. As war enters its eighth day and the north of Israel continues to be pounded by Hezbollah missiles, while Haifa braces for further attempts at hitting the […]

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Blogging the War: Still Life, With Missiles

July 19, 2006

This article was posted on Jewish.com on Wednesday, July 18, 2006. The link is here.How Israelis go on with “normal” life while war rages all around them   It’s been almost three years since I started writing “This Normal Life.” The goal when I launched the blog in August 2003 was to describe how Israelis […]

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Blogging the War: Tourism Hit, Not Decimated

July 19, 2006

This article was posted on Jewish.com on Tuesday, July 17, 2006. The link is here.    Hotels and beds and breakfasts across the north of Israel are empty and Macaulay Culkin and his girlfriend, Mila Kunis, have left Israel, but many tourists, campers and birthright groups are remaining in Israel despite the war raging across […]

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Blogging the War: War in North and South Lets Israel Reshuffle Deck

July 18, 2006

This article was posted on Jewish.com on Tuesday, July 17, 2006. The link is here.    In the fifth day of the 2006 Lebanese War, Hezbollah missiles killed eight in a strike on the Israeli port city of Haifa while the Israeli air force pounded more targets in Beirut and the south of its northern […]

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Bloggging the War: Mixed Mood

July 18, 2006

This article was posted on Jewish.com on Monday, July 16, 2006. The link is here.    Residents in center of Israel comfortable, but apprehensive as war in north and south rages. At about 5 p.m. every Shabbat afternoon, the parks in the comfortable Tel Aviv suburb of Modi’in start to fill up with families. The […]

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Blogging the War

July 17, 2006

You may have been wondering why I haven’t blogged the war that has been raging in Israel. I have…but not here on This Normal Life…yet. I’ve been hired by Jewish Renaissance Media to provide daily posts on the war on its sites: Jewish.com, the Detroit Jewish News and the Atlana Jewish News. Those reports began […]

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