While on the Golan Heights, Keep Calm and Keep Picking Cherries

Paradoxically, even as the civil war rumbles on in Syria, the mountainous region has experienced an uptick in English-speaking immigrants moving to the area.

ALONEI HABASHAN − For the 60 or so families living at the easternmost tip of the country here on the Syrian border, the sound of gunfire has been part of the background noise for years. After all, the Israeli army has quite a few bases up in the Golan Heights where soldiers train with live ammunition.