Ben Sales


Israelis Hungry for Vegan Diet

By Ben Sales

Photograph by Mr.TinDC; Flickr Creative Commons Read More


Tensions Rise as 200 Israelis Move Into East Jerusalem Neighborhood of Silwan

By Ben Sales

Tensions Rise as 200 Israelis Move Into East Jerusalem Neighborhood of Silwan
Jewish and Arab residents of the Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan disagree on whether the neighborhood is historically Jewish or Arab. They disagree about whether Israeli Jews should be living there. They even disagree on what to call one of the main streets in the neighborhood, a predominantly Arab area just outside the walls of the Old City.Read More


Israel Luxe Hotel Boast Rooftop Sukkahs

By Ben Sales

Welcome to one of a dozen private sukkahs built on the porches of the five-star Inbal Hotel’s Penthouse Suites.Read More


El Al Grapples With Gender Segregation Furor

By Ben Sales

El Al Grapples With Gender Segregation Furor
Israel’s national airline has long had to contend with ultra-Orthodox Jews insisting on gender separation. Recent incidents have prompted calls for El Al to resolve the issue.Read More


Using Native Grapes To Bring Israeli Winemaking Back to Roots

By Ben Sales

Using Native Grapes To Bring Israeli Winemaking Back to Roots
Today there are hundreds of Israeli wineries, but they largely use varieties of grapes that are indigenous to Europe. By finding and growing grapes native to Israel, Elyashiv Drori hopes to bring Israeli winemaking back to its roots.Read More



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