When you travel, it is important to time and adapt your itinerary to light and place, emphasizing more on the right kind of photography in a specific place at the right time of day than on simply layering photography as a pastime over a standard tour.
Now that the Prawer-Begin Plan is dead, it's time to look at how we got here. Why are there so many unrecognized Bedouin villages? Did they spring up not only carelessly but nefariously, as many supporters of the Prawer-Begin Plan maintained?
There is no denying Tel Aviv is the Middle East's shining beacon of gay acceptance. And while Jordan doesn't exactly wave a rainbow flag to attract gay visitors, it is one of the most friendly to queer travelers in the Muslim world.
There is a widespread perception that Arab and Muslim men in general are all poetic mad lovers. But then, once they actually marry, they become "practical husbands," with certain expectations of what the wife should be like.
In the early hours of 10 August, Israeli forces destroyed -- for the third time -- the Bedouin village of al-Araqib in the northern Negev desert. Here is my first hand account of that systematic demolition.