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Beersheba -- Where Abraham Swore an Oath: Near Israel's Fraught Border With Gaza on the Looney Front, Part 3

Mike Arkus | Posted 06.02.2015 | Travel
Mike Arkus

Today, Beersheba is a modern university town of some 200,000 people, at 25 miles from the Gaza strip further than either Sderot or Netivot, though still within range of incoming grad rockets that have at times pummelled the city.

Netivot -- The Varanasi of Israel: Israel's Fraught Border With Gaza on the Looney Front, Part 2

Mike Arkus | Posted 05.29.2015 | Travel
Mike Arkus

If Sderot is known as the Bomb Shelter Capital of the World (previous blog) Netivot, eight miles further south along the fraught border with Gaza, has been called the Varanasi of Israel, likened to Hinduism's holiest city because of its links to Jewish mysticism and miracles.

Sderot, Bomb Shelter Capital of the World: Israel's Fraught Border With Gaza on the Looney Front (Part 1)

Mike Arkus | Posted 05.24.2015 | Travel
Mike Arkus

This photo documentary on the Israeli border town of Sderot is not intended to get into the political argument between Israel and Palestine over who is right and who is wrong but merely to take a walk through a town that has earned the title of Bomb Shelter Capital of the World for its ubiquitous reinforced shelters against the hailstorm of rockets and mortars from Gaza.

War-Weary Southern Israel Starts School Year

Anav Silverman | Posted 11.03.2014 | World
Anav Silverman

On Monday, September 1, schools across Israel opened for the new the school year, as 2,105,394 children took their places in the classroom -- merely a week after a 50-day war with Hamas ended in a cease-fire agreement.

Small Boat, Big City: Kayaking From Manhattan To The Statue of Liberty

Peter Mandel | Posted 08.26.2013 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Warm, and full of puffing sailboats, and washing-machine clean. I am having a hard time believing this is New York harbor -- and that I am kayaking it.

LOOK: Inside The Bomb-Proof 'Ultimate Man Cave'

Posted 03.25.2013 | Miami

Like an institutional hobbit hole, the graduated block facade breaks from the ground, rising up and over a massively thick set of blast doors. The...

Want to Buy a Bomb Shelter?

Ryan Nickum | Posted 02.08.2013 | Weird News
Ryan Nickum

The growing market for survival shelters and other provisions is fast becoming big business. Dozens of companies have popped up that construct and install survival shelters, and this popularity could even create a niche market for homes with old bomb shelters.

New Doomsday Fears Inspire Market For Old Bomb Shelters

HuffPost Weird News | David Moye | Posted 01.04.2012 | Small Business

The chief rule of real estate is supply and demand: the less supply, the greater the demand. And with the clock ticking down to Dec. 21, 2012, the ...

Lucas Kavner

"This Didn't Happen...But it Could!" | Lucas Kavner | Posted 07.24.2011 | Books

"And some people thinkin' that the end is close by / 'Stead of learnin' to live they are learnin' to die" So Bob Dylan sings in "Let Me Die in My ...