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What replacements for Amazon and Sephora ship to Israel?

Just what is says on the tin. Other than iherb.com, what are some replacements for my Amazon and Sephora addictions that will ship (preferably without paying an absurd amount) to Israel?
posted by youcancallmeal on Aug 27, 2016 - 6 answers

Which unlocked phone to buy in the US for use in Israel?

I'd like to buy a phone for around $250 or less that I can use now as well as with a new SIM card from an Israeli carrier when I move there this fall. Would the Moto G4 Plus allow me to do that? Is that a decent option? An older iPhone? Other? I'm open to anything Android or iOS, as long as I can post to Instagram and play Pokemon Go. :)
posted by youcancallmeal on Jul 24, 2016 - 4 answers

Educational material about Israel from a geographical perspective

Where can I find audio/videos to listen to while looking at maps of Israel? Specifically, I have an awesome wall map (6 feet tall). I'd love to listen to lectures about the regions, cities, migrations, rivers, seas, mountains, borders, etc... while studying the map. For example: Why was Tel Aviv selected as a place to develop especially? What role has the Port of Haifa played in military success? Where are the tunnels used by terrorists? Where were the borders at various times in history? What is the climate like in different regions, and how does this affect those region's cultures? What are the distances various air weapons can travel, both from and to Israel? Where do emigrants cluster (e.g. Russians, Americans, Ethiopians, etc.)? Where were famous Israeli personalities from and raised? Etc, etc, etc...
posted by daniel.poynter on Jul 13, 2016 - 2 answers

So My Teeth Are Falling Out - Need Periodontist or Dentist?

IKYNMP, am in need of some major decision making right now and am in a loop. Need some clarity and if you know a lot about this subject please help. I am in Israel right now and don't know where to go, who is good and qualified and even what kind of help I should go for as preliminary care. [more inside]
posted by watercarrier on May 18, 2016 - 9 answers

Australia to US via Sri Lanka and Jordan (and Israel)?

I'm flying back to the US from Australia at the end of February, and decided to take advantage of some cheap flights and stop through Sri Lanka along the way. I've always wanted to see a bit of the middle east as well. Coincidentally, there are some cheap flights to Amman from Colombo. How should I split my time and (very limited) budget to maximize this trip? [more inside]
posted by piedmont on Nov 5, 2015 - 2 answers

Advice for making aliyah to Tel Aviv or Akko/Acre?

I'm giving serious consideration to making aliyah to Israel, specifically to Tel Aviv or Akko/Acre. Does anyone have experience / tips for picking a city and then finding a place to live? [more inside]
posted by youcancallmeal on Sep 8, 2015 - 3 answers

What was the book about Israel a stranger was reading on the train?

Trying to remember a book a woman next to me was reading on the subway. It was contemporary nonfiction about Israeli politics and society. The title was something intriguing and maybe a little provocative; I'm pretty sure it contained the word "Israel". It was not specifically focused on the Israel-Palestine conflict. I think she may have described it as being about shifts in political or cultural identities in Israeli society. Sound familiar?
posted by serathen on Jun 9, 2015 - 5 answers

We need a (Jewish) baby girl name!

I thought we had locked down the girl name for our baby due next month (Lila) but my husband is having cold feet. We are stuck! Please help. [more inside]
posted by semacd on May 20, 2015 - 94 answers

Best credit card for traveling outside of the U.S.

What credit card is best in life for traveling abroad? I'm in the U.S., headed to Israel next month. Would like to get a new credit card that has no foreign transaction fees and no annual fee. Any recommendations welcome. Thanks!
posted by Conrad Cornelius o'Donald o'Dell on Apr 6, 2015 - 25 answers

Theory that the biblical holy land was not in present day Israel

I'm trying to find an article by some historians that posited that the places described in the Bible we not actually in present day Israel. The historians had done some theorizing that the mountains and valleys mentioned in the bible (can't remember which book) fit better with an area in Saudi Arabia off the coast of the Red Sea. I've searched the Google but can't find any mention of this theory. I would love to find it again. Thanks, MeFi!
posted by drinkmaildave on Apr 2, 2015 - 5 answers

Best/cheapest smartphone access in Israel

Traveling to Israel in May. What are my best options for using a smartphone while in-country without breaking the bank? I won't need a lot of data, but I'd like to be able to check email and consult Google Maps. I have an iPhone 6 on Verizon in case it makes sense to use that. Thanks!
posted by Conrad Cornelius o'Donald o'Dell on Mar 25, 2015 - 7 answers

Clothes for a trip to Israel

I'm going on a trip to Israel in October. I've never been to that part of the world before. I am an American woman. What kind of clothes would be appropriate? [more inside]
posted by OrangeDisk on Feb 14, 2015 - 10 answers

First (only?) trip to Israel next month, best side trips for 3-4 days?

I'm going to Tel Aviv next month for a school function for about 5-6 days, that will include a 1-2 day side trip to Jerusalem. I'll also have a couple days before and after on my own, what should I do? [more inside]
posted by skewed on Dec 9, 2014 - 8 answers

Brilliant non-political commentary on the Israel-Hamas conflict

We've all seen and read written and spoken rhetoric that supports one side of the conflict. Are there any brilliant articles or speeches that expresss an original viewpoint that take a higher-level view - maybe from the psychological, sociological, or even evolutionary science point of view? Articles that don't take sides, that try to explain rather than to shout?
posted by storybored on Aug 8, 2014 - 6 answers

Is/Was Amos Oz speaking recently in New York City?

I thought I saw a recent announcement for a panel including Israeli author Amos Oz in New York City (perhaps as panel moderator). Now I can't remember where I saw it and Google hasn't been any help. Anyone know of a recent appearance in NYC or an upcoming one?
posted by Jahaza on May 30, 2014 - 2 answers

Help me track down an article I read on young Jewish settlers

Here's a tough one.... I read a long-form article online a few years ago about Jewish settlers in the West Bank. I remember that it focused on a few teenagers who squatted at an outpost that lacks things like electricity and running water. I definitely remember it was illustrated with photographs of the settlers. I think it focused on a few religious schools in the West Bank that produced these settlers, and was more a profile of the participants than anything else. It was from an English-language publication, probably a Jewish one. Ring any bells?
posted by whitewall on Apr 29, 2014 - 2 answers

Help me feed my 20-something wanderlust. Difficulty level: Wheelchair

I'm like every other post-college twentysomething in lots of ways: I make too little money, watch too much Netflix and indulge in an existential crisis oh, about once an hour. Also, like many in my cohort, I love the idea of packing up a ratty old duffel bag and heading off to some far corner of the world to taste, see and do all I can, while maybe giving myself either a leg to stand on once I return to the job market here or the warm-n-fuzzies that come from volunteering and/or service learning. All pretty standard fare. Here comes the doozy of snowflake: I'm in a wheelchair and have certain difficulties with speech fluency, owing to my CP and spastic diplegia diagnosis. Try as I might, I can't get myself to give up on the dream of spending a year or more abroad, even with all this in my way. Help me get there, oh beautiful hivemind? [more inside]
posted by marsbar77 on Jan 19, 2014 - 16 answers

Looking for info about a gold pendant from Israel

My friend has inherited a gold pendant from a recently passed mother-in-law and she was hoping to learn some more about it. Do any MeFite's know what the story might be behind this pendant? Where it's from, what it might say or represent? [more info and link to photo inside] [more inside]
posted by blueberry on Jan 10, 2014 - 5 answers

How much should potential visitors to Israel be worried about polio?

My family has planned, but have not purchased plane tickets for, a trip to see relatives in Israel a couple of months from now. We are concerned about the presence of wild polio virus there, apparently imported from Syria. The CDC is recommending that adults get a booster dose of IPV (the "killed" virus used in the countries, like the US, where polio infection has been essentially eradicated) and that kids are up to date with our vaccination; for our 3-year-old, this would mean getting her last dose of IPV early (though not so early as to violate any guidelines.) But Israeli children are getting OPV, the live vaccine. If I understand correctly, IPV is effective at preventing you from actually getting paralytic polio, but it does not prevent asymptomatic infection with poliovirus. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 16, 2013 - 6 answers

Dead ends everywhere I look

That I've posed this question more than once before in various forms doesn't say very many good things, but the circumstances being what they are, I have to hope the answer is yet to be found. That's all I've got really- hope.I'm a 23 year old recent college grad ( in May, with a BA in psychology from Stony Brook University in NY), looking for love, a job, a journey and a purpose. I'm also in a wheelchair, unable to speak fluently in an increasing percentage of life situations, grossly overweight, unmotivated and uninspired. Help me build a life away from my couch and outside of daytime TV, Facebook and lies. [more inside]
posted by marsbar77 on Oct 10, 2013 - 25 answers

Are Israelis really worried that they'll be hit by Syria in retaliation?

Israeli (or Israel-located) responses only, please. :) I'm flying to Israel this coming Sunday morning for a week-long vacation with my wife. The current plan is 1 day Jerusalem, 1 day Ramallah, 4 relaxing days on the beach in Tel Aviv. Now I'm trying to figure out whether I'll be flying into a war zone. [more inside]
posted by Televangelist on Aug 28, 2013 - 7 answers

Is it safe to visit Ramallah (West Bank) as an interracial couple?

I've been to Ramallah once before as a single guy (in the Summer of 2008), just walking across at the checkpoint in Jerusalem and grabbing a taxi, and I had a great time -- everyone was super friendly and extroverted, got by fine in English, fun shopping, tasty food, though I returned to Jerusalem at sundown so if it's really different at night I didn't see it. Now, I'm going back to Israel with my wife for the first time, and I want to show her Ramallah, but I want to double check first that this isn't a bad idea safety-wise for any reasons I might not be thinking of (security situation changing in the last 5 years, treatment of women travelers possibly different than treatment of men, etc.). [more inside]
posted by Televangelist on Aug 8, 2013 - 7 answers

How to get the most out of a five-day trip to Israel

5 days in Israel: what should we see and do? [more inside]
posted by naoko on Jul 12, 2013 - 6 answers

What direction should/can my life take now?

This one might be a doozy. So, I'm a 23 year old recent college grad ( this May) with a B.A. in psychology and no idea what to do with my life. ( Original, I know, but bear with me, it gets better.) Everyone around me seems to have what are at least well-outlined 5 year plans, oriented around either grad school or a great entry level job. Certain circumstances in my life though seem to leave me with a vision of the future that doesn't extend far beyond the living room couch and daytime TV for the next 10 years and that frightens me to no end. [more inside]
posted by marsbar77 on Jul 6, 2013 - 35 answers

Rent a sim card in Israel?

Can anyone recommend a good company in Israel from which we can rent a prepaid sim card? [more inside]
posted by Guernsey Halleck on Feb 28, 2013 - 2 answers

Should I pursue a casual FWB relationship with this narcissistic but very intellectually interesting and sexy jerk?

Should I pursue a casual FWB relationship with this narcissistic but very intellectually interesting and sexy jerk? [more inside]
posted by tamagogirl on Dec 27, 2012 - 109 answers

Once again I require awesome history books plz

I need to stop reading wikipedia at work, so please give me books instead [more inside]
posted by elizardbits on Dec 5, 2012 - 16 answers

Help me know more about Israel

Can you please recommend a good book on the formation of modern Israel? [more inside]
posted by Pecinpah on Oct 10, 2012 - 12 answers

Dollars -> shekels in Los Angeles

Where to get Israeli shekels in Los Angeles? [more inside]
posted by lewedswiver on Aug 12, 2012 - 4 answers

Help Me Find This Petition Against the UN Partition Plan for Palestine

Help me find the petition, published in The New York Times, condemning the United Nations Partition Plan for Palestine around the time it was passed in late November 1947. [more inside]
posted by Rykey on Aug 11, 2012 - 11 answers

What is that delicious wallpaper paste?

This morning I had this really nice Israeli spread - and I hesitate to use that word because it's quite liquidy - which I would like to know more about. What's in it? Can I buy it anywhere else? What is it called? The name is comething like "chrinach," it's considered a student food (cheap, easy to make), and it has a salty, maybe malty or yeasty taste. Making it is easy: start with a concentrated paste, add water little by little; add salt, garlic. Has the color and texture of wallpaper paste, but tastes awesome. Goes great with bread, vegetables. What is it!?
posted by whatzit on Aug 9, 2012 - 16 answers

What are some stories camp kids can tell on a podcast?

What would be some good radio monologues to have kids read for a sleep-away camp podcasting group? [more inside]
posted by grimace636 on Jul 17, 2012 - 7 answers

Warm Worms

The US and Israel, according to all accounts, are behind the Stuxnet and Flame worms. Does the creation and deployment of these cyber espionage worms violate any treaties or international law? Does the creation and deployment of these worms violate any existing domestic law? [more inside]
posted by to sir with millipedes on Jun 21, 2012 - 6 answers

MRI/MRA in Israel

Anybody know about the cost of getting an MRI or MRA in Israel (or Cairo)? This is my student insurance, and it puts imaging under "Included in the limits of liability". I'm not sure what that means. I am unable to get this done in the US due to scheduling conflicts. I'll be in Jerusalem this summer and then in Cairo this fall, but am not sure what my insurance will be in Cairo (and I also know less about Egypt's health system in general). Thanks!
posted by Corduroy on Jun 2, 2012 - 2 answers

What should I do with 4 days in Israel?

Suggestions for the four days after my Birthright Trip finishes? [more inside]
posted by Strudel on Jan 16, 2012 - 13 answers

Where to rent motorcycles in Israel for an international traveler?

Looking to travel to Israel soon and interested in renting a motorcycle - anyone know of good places to rent in Tel Aviv or Jerusalem that allow for travel around the country? [more inside]
posted by HoyaSaxa on Jan 10, 2012 - 2 answers

Anyone read a book about Korea, the Baltic States, and Saladin?

I'm trying to find out the title and author of a near-future geopolitical thriller written sometime back in the 90's. [more inside]
posted by AdamCSnider on Dec 12, 2011 - 6 answers

Economy of Mandate Palestine

Are there any, good, books (or peer reviewed articles?) on the economics of Mandate Palestine including original Jewish immigration before the British mandate? I'm interested in the comparative development of the immigrated Israeli and indigenous Arab populous, as well as all the relevant, important tidbits: rates and causality of forced landlessness, Arab immigration from outside Palestine, etc.
posted by SollosQ on Sep 24, 2011 - 1 answer

Things to do in Jerusalem

What's a guy to do in Jerusalem? [more inside]
posted by grimace636 on Sep 9, 2011 - 5 answers

Can you recommend an American therapist in Israel?

Can you recommend an American therapist in Israel? [more inside]
posted by namesarehard on Jul 10, 2011 - 3 answers

Israel Travel Help

TravelFilter: I'm going to Israel for two weeks in July. Help me figure out how to travel around and see everything. [more inside]
posted by raeka on Jun 18, 2011 - 4 answers

Israel's Antiquities Police?

Is there a special branch of the Israeli police that specializes in investigating antiquities theft or artifact smuggling? [more inside]
posted by egeanin on Jun 7, 2011 - 7 answers

Orthodox Ritual Bathing?

Orthodox-in-JerusalemFilter: I watched Eyes Wide Open last night and found it, unexpectedly, quite moving. I'd like to know more about a central image and I'm not finding it online, so I hope an Orthodox and/or Israeli MeFite can shed some light. Dip in, for more details... [more inside]
posted by OneMonkeysUncle on Jun 6, 2011 - 9 answers

1949, 1967, etc

Contemporary Israeli politics. Israel and Palestine. Point me to good resources. [more inside]
posted by Weebot on May 23, 2011 - 8 answers

Jewish history added to the Tanakh?

Will the Tanakh (Hebrew Bible) ever be appended to include events such as the Shoah (Holocaust) and the foundation of Israel?
posted by Tom-B on Mar 20, 2011 - 14 answers

Hiking in Israel

Good places to hike in Israel? [more inside]
posted by j1950 on Feb 24, 2011 - 3 answers

Have you been to Beirut?

Should I go to Lebanon in April? What do I need to know if I go? I have a chance to attend a conference there, and need to decide quickly if I'm going, and if so, how long I want to spend there and if I want to go anywhere else in the area. [more inside]
posted by gingerbeer on Feb 3, 2011 - 14 answers

Vintage non-electric , gas burner based oven?

A few decades ago there was this enamel coated oven contraption, resplendent with a small glass door that slid down, that you'd put on the gas burner, it would heat up from below and could then be used as an ordinary baking device. It had virtually no inner parts, aside from maybe a coil. They had them in Europe and Israel - what were they called? Are they still made? (It isn't the Wonder Pot).
posted by watercarrier on Dec 22, 2010 - 9 answers

I love the anecdote, but I need proof!

Looking for a news article I read about Isreal and Egypt meeting at the State Department, and not saying anything until they agreed on how bad American coffee is. But now I can't find it! [more inside]
posted by BusyBusyBusy on Oct 31, 2010 - 1 answer

Suffering movie amnesia torture

Trying to remember a movie in which a woman meets her mother's (supposed?) ghost while visiting Israel. Help me remember. Please!!!! :) [more inside]
posted by royboy on Oct 20, 2010 - 2 answers

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