A fascinating article in today's
about the relationship between Burma and Israel. Ben Gurion visited Burma and even spent some time at a Buddhist monastery there.
And another piece on how Spain has made history by including the Holocaust in its eduational programme for the first time.
On a more mundane level, we returned unscathed from our trip to the Lebanese border, although four meals of exactly the same pre-packaged stricly kosher chicken, rice and potatoes would test anyone's stamina.
On the way back through the South Golan and Galilee, we stopped at the
for very fresh kibbutz produce and decided that this was probably the best supermarket that we had yet encountered in Israel.
When we arrived our place after four days away, we found that the Succah had moved and part of the roof had been destroyed, probably in gusts of wind, so we replaced it with some roofing material that we had brought from England and never ever used. Next year, we might try the non-artificial stuff, i.e. branches and leaves - which we prefer in any case.
Finally, this is one of the more balanced articles on the present Hamas takeover in Gaza: