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I wrestled a Jew once

January 23rd 2011
The guy in the seat next to me loses all colour in his face. He slowly bows his head in disillusionment, his sidelocks - full of elasticity and joyful bounce before - now drooping sadly. Our conversation up to this part went something like this: "Is it your first time in Israel?" - "Yep, first time." "Are you enjoying it so far?" - "Yeah, I'm having a great time." He smiles benevolently. "Wh ... read more
Middle East » Israel » Jerusalem District » Jerusalem

Israeli Flag 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
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