Monday, November 15, 2010


Shakshuka is consider to be one of the most popular Israeli food.
Made of mix of eggs, tomatoes , tomatoes souce, and - most important - lot of love.

Whether if it's during a trip outside, dinner in home ,camping , or during the reserve duty with all the guys around - it's one of the most preferable choice.

I'm not sure if it's the easy making, or any other reason, but during the years it's become like - after the Hummus and Falafel of course - one of the most popular Israeli national food.

In the following videos I'll teach you how to make the best Shakshuka you've ever taste..!

Part 1:

Part 2:
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Friday, November 12, 2010

A short video which explain the conflict in the middle wast

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Saturday, July 10, 2010


If you haven't been yet in Eilat, this summer is the time.
The Red Sea, the mountains of Eilat, the Arava desert, Timna Park.
Eilat is the eternal summer city in Israel. Beautiful beaches, lot of people in the streets, as well as lot of pub's, bars and good restaurants. In the winter lot of Israeli's as well as European's comes to Eilat to catch some sun. However, in the summer, mainly on July-August the city wake up to life, with lot of people almost 24 hours / day walking down the streets, giving the city a cool and young atmosphere.

Apart of lie down on the beach, there are lot of things to do in Eilat – from watching 3D movies in the IMAX Eilat, to the KingsCity for those whom come with the family and the child's.

I also strongly recommend taking half a day for Jeep's trip in the mountains around. The desert and Eilat mountains are very impressive and nice. Of course lot of sea sports available – renting water-craft, boats, diving, scuba diving, etc.

In the evening, after long day of fun it's the time to calm walk on the promenade, eating Ice-cream ,watching the sunset, while the sky painted with wonderful colors.

At the nights it's the time to seat and relax on cool beer in one of the Bar's which lot of them place on the nice promenade. My favorite is the Three Monkey's Pub. This authentic English-style pub is located on the Royal Promenade and is considered the most popular recreation spot in Eilat. Almost every evening there is in house band which play oldies, etc.

In addition there are lot of clubs with lot of parties every night until the morning.

Eilat famous with it's big and magnificent hotels. Not like in Vegas, but still you can find some nice hotels like Hilton Eilat Queen of Sheba Resort, Herods, Dan Eilat, etc. For those whom looking for isolated and silence hotel you probably like to go to Eilat Princess Hotel which is located in the precise spot where the mountains of the Sinai and Arava Deserts meet the crystal waters of the Red Sea.

So, let me know when you're here, and we might seat for cold beer together.

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Saturday, June 26, 2010

iPhone 5?

iPhone 4 is here. Lot of words has already posted about the iPhone 4, so let me share my comments.

In fact I think the new iPhone 4 missed the next thing. The next thing which separate it form the others smartphones, as well as from the previous models. So, if someone in Apple read this post, here are my free suggestions:

The next thing which will make the iPhone 5 really useful is integrated miniature projector which allow the users to screen their favorites movies or a presentation on a big screen / wall, etc.

Few Israeli's start-up companies has developed such module which can be integrate to any smartphone:

The next thing which will make the iPhone 5 really useful is integrated Virtual Keyboard which also developed by Israeli Start-up company around 10 years ago:

With those two modules you just can seat in your favorite Coffee, stand your iPhone on the table, and use it like a regular laptop.

The iPhone is almost like a standard computer. Therefore, another feature which I think should be available for the iPhoe is a docking station which allow plug the iPhone to any screen & keyboard by allowing see the iPhone OS on a big screen. In this way, once you get home you just plug the iPhone to screen & keyboard and continue surf the internet or just work on your latest documents. Of course the next OS should include office applications, etc.

Finally, I think the iPhone should combine green energy. For example solar panel on the back, so once the battery end in the middle of the day – you just go out to the street and charge the battery again.
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Thursday, June 24, 2010


Idan Raichel is considerd to be one of the top famous artists in Israel.

His music combines elements from all over the world.

Every once in a while I'll introduce you to one of my favorite Israeli artists.
There are a lot of good musicians here as well as good singers. Israeli music affects world styles. Idan Raichel is a unique singer, who combines music styles and elements from all over the world.

In his first album “The project of Idan Reihel” he took around 30 singers to sing with him, most of them coming from Ethiopia.

Idan Raichel songs have soft and nice melodies, which penetrate into the heart.

The song I choose to play for you here is based on a popular Ethiopian song “"Nanu Nanu Ney" and the song is called “Mi Maamakim” or in a free translation “From depths” (I hope I translated it correctly, please forgive me if not..).

This is beautiful melody describing the calling from depths to you.
When you return, you'll bring with you the light to the eyes.

Against the moon, which light your path, come to me.
In your ear I whisper and ask.

Who's calling to you at the mid of the night – just listen.
Who'll give everything just to make you happy?

From depths I'm calling to you.

Ok, I tried my best to translate part of the song, don't rely in 100% on this.
However, sometimes you need not understand the words, just listen to the music.

Hope you like this song.
If you like to hear more songs of Idan Reihel you just need to search Idan Raichel or in hebrew: עידן רייכל on YouTube.

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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Music Bar

One of my favorites are music bars. There are few which I especially like. One of them is Cnaan music bar in Jerusalem (Shamai St. 15, near the Midrachov@ Ben Yehuda St.).

It's a small place, yet with a warm nice mood. People mainly come to drink good beer and listen to good music. Most of the groups which play there are young bands who are just at the beginning of their musical paths. However, the owners of the place take care to filter out the groups which are not at their standards.

Some evenings soccer games are shown on the big screen and sometimes there are dance evenings, salsa, club, etc.

Yesterday, there was a gig with a young talented singer, who made a great performance. Her name is Yael Shimon and I am pretty sure we'll hear about her in the future. She's a student in Bar – Ilan University writes music and songs in her free time. I strongly recommend hearing her!

The Pub is open every evening apart from Friday night.

Let me know when you around and we can sit down for a good beer.

For Orthodox people, we note that this place is kosher.

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Saturday, June 19, 2010


Hummus is considered to be our national food. However, the Israelis are also big fans of good Expresso, Cappuccino, and good coffee in general. There are around 6-7 Espresso Bars which are well known in Israel.

Forget Starbucks. In Israel you'll find Cafe Cafe, Roladin, Aroma (which has branches also in NY, Europe, etc) , Cafe Hillel, Coffee Joe, Etc.

My favorite is Roladin. They have the best Expresso with no doubt. On a Friday morning, where the weekend is just beginning (In Israel a weekend is from Friday – Saturday), there is no better way to start the weekend than a good Espresso / Cappuccino with two Rogalach (Chocolate pastry – must try!) and the weekend newspaper.

You can find one of those cafe or just a local cafe in almost every corner street in any city in Israel.

Let me know when you're here and we'll sit down to a good coffee.
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