This quintessential herb of the region is found on everything from pita to meat and is even mentioned in the Bible.
Debra Kamin is a writer and editor living in Tel Aviv.
You can even make this this rich, tangy Middle Eastern cheese in your hotel room.
Whether you want to explore Jewish mysticism or spot the celeb, this is the place for you.
Israelis don't know about wedding registries. They give cash or checks. Josh Ben-David set about meeting the very different minds.
This small airport nestled between high-rises in north Tel Aviv will be moved one day, but it's still there, handling mainly domestic flights.
Israel's pre-state underground militia knew it had to prepare for war once the British left, and it concocted a brilliant way of doing so without getting caught.
Having left Israel for the U.S. in the 1960s, when my grandmother returned a few years ago the country was unrecognizable from the dusty roads, horse-drawn carts, and village cleaner with the numbers of Treblinka on his forearm.
In Israel, hot water doesn't always magically flow out of the tap. Here's what you need to know if you don't want to get stuck in the cold (shower).
Hummus is serious business in this country. Before you dig in to the nation's favorite spread, make sure you understand the basics.
If you’re a culinary adventurer, go to Ramle, home to one of Israel’s largest Indian Jewish communities.
Four years after I first heard Barack Obama speak live on election night in Chicago, I heard him again today in Jerusalem, two years after becoming an Israeli citizen. It was an event that gave full expression to my pride in both of my nationalities.
The White City offers a plethora of activities for English speakers, from high-brow culture to dirty outdoor fun.
Barack Obama, who's coming next week, was preceded by Richard 'No kippah at Yad Vashem' Nixon, Bill 'Beloved' Clinton, to name but a few.
Lord Nazir Ahmed, a Pakistani member of the U.K.’s Labour Party, was sentenced in 2009 to 12 weeks in prison for crashing into a parked car and killing the driver.
As one New York-based chef put it, if a quesadilla and a croissant had a baby, it'd be malawach.
A vibrant venue to shop for alternative souvenirs in the heart of Tel Aviv, right smack by the Carmel Market.
After long months of bitter struggle with the Israeli Rabbinate's preconditions, I was taken by surprise by the warmth I felt at my wedding, where two very different families – American Reform and Israeli Orthodox - embraced and celebrated their two Jewish children. This is what Israel could look like if she tried.
In Israel, you aren’t going to see filet mignon, rib eye, T-bone or New York strip on the menu. But don’t have a cow; this handy guide will help.
Before you withdraw cash using a foreign credit card, make sure you know how the system works.
Originally a doughy Yemenite Shabbat breakfast dish, it's become an Israeli favorite for any time of day, with a helping of skhug.
The quintessentially Israeli fried-balls-in-a-bread-pocket have been joined by an array of yummy street-food options.
Whether packed into a pita or served up steaming on a plate, this blend of meats, organs and spices is a gourmand's dream and a great Jerusalem tradition.
Despite its reputation as a 'hot spot,' Israel has a cool and wet winter season that can take inexperienced travelers by surprise.
Israeli movie theatres let you pick your seat in advance, just be sure to arrive early enough to claim it.
Milky, sweet and with absolutely zero caffeine, this piping-hot local drink is a great choice when you want to warm up without a buzz.
This Israeli town located at the tip of the Carmel mountain range offers endless charm for romantics, wine-lovers and gourmands alike.
Israeli weddings may dish up dinner and serve up their songs differently than their American counterparts. But you won’t be complaining.
If you’re heading to Israel to celebrate with a bride and groom, don’t bother asking where they’ve registered for gifts. They haven’t.
Israeli weddings have broad, flexible dress codes, so if you’re more comfortable leaving the tie at home, you’ve come to the right place.
The mecca for the image-obsessed and fashion frenzied is Kikar Hamedina, but you may want to ditch your dusty sandals and dress up for the event.