Glowing American reviews of Hope Street, Jerusalem

Glowing American reviews of Hope Street, Jerusalem

March 7th, 2014

It’s thrilling to read reviews like these, and to see that book bloggers in the US really “get” Hope[...]

Castlemaine Festival, Victoria, Australia

Castlemaine Festival, Victoria, Australia

April 7th, 2013

Castlemaine Festival literary evening - poetry, iconic texts, and the seductions of Utopia, for and [...]

What your sick dog can teach you

What your sick dog can teach you

January 18th, 2013

Pets bear their illnesses bravely and without complaint. It's often more difficult for the owner. R[...]

Let it Snow!

Let it Snow!

January 10th, 2013

Jerusalem is blanketed in white for the first time this Winter. The gold capped Dome of the Rock re[...]

Was Jesus here with Mary Magdalene?

Was Jesus here with Mary Magdalene?

January 10th, 2013

In a village near the Sea of Galilee, archaeologists have found a first-century synagogue. Did Jesus[...]

Who killed Yasser Arafat?

Who killed Yasser Arafat?

November 28th, 2012

The Israelis swear it was HIV, the Palestinians swear it was polonium… will digging up his bones set[...]

Iron Dome

Iron Dome

November 26th, 2012

Israel’s revolutionary rocket-stopping defence shield may have done more to avoid a ground war in Ga[...]

Gaza conflict: Swaggering Tweets — And Blood In The Streets

Gaza conflict: Swaggering Tweets — And Blood In The Streets

November 16th, 2012

Israel's assassination of Hamas militant leader Ahmed Jabari was the start of a incursion into Gaza,[...]

Tension on Israel's border with Syria and Gaza

Tension on Israel's border with Syria and Gaza

November 14th, 2012

Tens of thousands of Israelis in bomb shelters as Palestinian militants fire rockets from Gaza, and [...]

First Arab hip hop campaign against 'honour killings'

First Arab hip hop campaign against 'honour killings'

November 13th, 2012

A Palestinian hip hop group is raising awareness of ‘honour killings’ through a powerful music[...]

Survivor of earthquake marries, her rescuers by her side

Survivor of earthquake marries, her rescuers by her side

November 3rd, 2012

  How often do you sit watching the wedding of someone you’ve never met on the TV news, tear[...]

Women on the frontline

Women on the frontline

October 10th, 2012

Female reporters in war zones face all the same stresses as their male colleagues - and a few more. [...]

Book Launch!

Book Launch!

October 6th, 2012

Sydney Book Launch for Hope Street Jerusalem On a beautiful spring evening following the Grand Fina[...]

Spring in Canberra

Spring in Canberra

September 24th, 2012

Canberra book launch for Hope Street Jerusalem, including the Spring Floriade and a remarkable cake.[...]

Talking to Phillip Adams

Talking to Phillip Adams

September 19th, 2012

Lucky me! In a studio at Gore Hill, late at night, talking to Phillip Adams on Late Night Live about[...]

Who really made the controversial Mohammed movie?

Who really made the controversial Mohammed movie?

September 13th, 2012

Did it cause the riots in Egypt and Libya? Four Americans are dead in Libya, including an energet[...]

Hope Street Jerusalem published in Australia

Hope Street Jerusalem published in Australia

September 8th, 2012

Quick look at the themes and stories in Irris Makler's new book, Hope Street Jerusalem So we’[...]

Tomatoes, a love story

Tomatoes, a love story

September 8th, 2012

I love tomatoes and I love them even more since living overseas. When I was last living in Sydney, b[...]

Sydney September 2012

Sydney September 2012

September 8th, 2012

There's nothing like coming home. I am here in the beautiful dying days of winter for the launch of [...]

Tomato Party

Tomato Party

September 7th, 2012

Hearty, delicious tomato salad for summer. Serves four. Preparation time 30 minutes. Then put togeth[...]

Pasta salad with tomatoes rocket garlic herbs chilli and olives

Pasta salad with tomatoes rocket garlic herbs chilli and olives

September 7th, 2012

This is definitely a summer recipe, since it depends on fresh flavourful tomatoes, and only works wh[...]

The buck stops with you Ms Buck

The buck stops with you Ms Buck

September 6th, 2012

Joan Juliet Buck – August 2012 Sometimes the cure is worse than the disease, the renovation turns[...]

Recovery Salad

Recovery Salad

September 3rd, 2012

It’s a great day. Today I went back to the Old City of Jerusalem for the first time since I w[...]

Lemon Recipes - Preserved lemons and Moroccan chicken

Lemon Recipes - Preserved lemons and Moroccan chicken

August 16th, 2012

Two excellent, easy recipes using lemons. Both have a Middle Eastern flavour, but the Preserved lemo[...]

Biological Pest Control. And co-existence. Owls doing both jobs.

Biological Pest Control. And co-existence. Owls doing both jobs.

August 15th, 2012

Owls are being used as an alternative to poison, known as rodenticide, in the Galilee  It is an Isra[...]

Sour Cream Bran Muffins

Sour Cream Bran Muffins

August 14th, 2012

Healthy delicious muffins, perfect for breakfast, or any time. Makes 12 muffins. Total time = 30 mi[...]