Things to do in Jordan when you’re Seven

“Is it safe?”  That’s the first question I asked when I was invited on a press trip to Jordan to explore the country as a destination for family holidays. This middle Eastern country borders Iraq, Syria AND Israel so you can see why I wondered – but a quick check… View Post

Israel: It’s a kind of magic

Ten days ago I flew to Israel, as a guest of the non-political charity Kinetis, which is involved in a project to raise awareness of Israel beyond military issues. I didn’t know what to expect, but had a sneaking suspicion it would involve lots of machine guns and me trying… View Post

A Week in Israel: It’s Complicated.

A couple of days ago, we visited the ancient city of Jerusalem. To kick the day off we went to Jerusalem Biblical Zoo. On the way there (because I’m cynical like that) I remember thinking, “Well, I’m not sure what’s so special about a zoo…” Except as the zoo director… View Post