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.