Step-by-Step: Making Aliyah to Israel

Documenting the very personal process of making Aliyah (immigration to Israel) by one very atypical Israeli-American girl. Aliyah on 17, August, 2005. Roadmap: What do you mean there's no roadmap?! Hang on, we're in for a bumpy ride! Ole!

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Beaches in Beirut packed, business is good

Yo, BBC are you going to report on this?
While the effects of war are readily apparent in northern Israel and southern Lebanon, life largely proceeds as usual in both Beirut and Tel Aviv, according to president of the International Red Cross, Dr. Jakob Kellenberger, who arrived in Israel for a visit Wednesday.

The beaches in Beirut are packed and businesses downtown are doing well, Kellenberger said, and compared the situation to the ongoing routine in Tel Aviv and central Israel, which he noted are disconnected from the fighting at this point.

That said, I'm off to the beach myself...


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