Following World War II, the British withdrew from their mandate of Palestine, and the UN partitioned the area into Arab and Jewish states, an arrangement rejected by the Arabs. Subsequently, the Israelis defeated the Arabs in a series of wars without... [read more]
Date: May 16th 2010
HP (hiking partner): "it's great, sweating like this so early in the day" ME (glaring, angry) : "NO!! It’s not GREAT. I have a different definition to what GREAT is."
This dialogue took place at 6.30 AM. We were already about one hour into that day’s hike, climbing Mount Carmel (once again the Israeli mountains are hills) not ... read more