Calum McLeish

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Ultra-Orthodox -- Every Religion's Got 'Em

I'm caught up in how religions around the world are stoking turmoil, even though the teachings of those religions say "love your neighbor," and all of them have the "do unto others..." Golden Rule. And I've decided that fundamentalism is the problem. I think the rainbow of religions on this planet …

The Temple Mount: Is This God's Idea of a Joke?

Imagine standing on the Mount of Olives, looking over at Jerusalem, and then looking into the camera to say, "The land Israelis and Palestinians occupy is, for a third of humanity, literally holy land. And Jerusalem marks its sacred center. To Christians, this is where Jesus was crucified and …

Pondering Israeli Settlements in the West Bank

Visiting several Israeli settlements (built over the border from Israel in Palestinian West Bank territory, and therefore controversial), I can see the appeal of these neighborhoods -- especially for young families. But I've learned that these settlements embitter the Palestinians as much as …

Predictions for the Best Travel Deal Destinations for 2014

We've just announced the five worldwide destinations where it believes North American travelers will get the best travel deals in 2014. Our prediction is based on extensive evaluation by Travelzoo Deal Experts of travel and tourism trends, currency fluctuations and national events that might impact …

Getting Cozy with the Palestinian Authority

After a week in Israel, it's time to cross into Palestine. My goal is to show Palestine as a place that's exciting and educational to explore. We'll hit the tourist attractions, as well as address the obvious political issues. And, while we want to respect the past and present of this land -- just …

Israel in 3,300 Words?

The great frustration for me as a TV producer is to condense everything I'd like to say into 30 minutes and about 3,300 words. This week in Israel could have easily filled two episodes -- but we'll design it into one powerful viewing experience.<p>We like to start our shows with a montage, which we …

How to Travel the World for Free

<i>Photo Courtesy of Dreamstime. Article by Kaeli Conforti of Budget Travel.</i><p>We know, we know. You can't actually travel the world without paying for something along the way. But we've got a few ideas to help cut down on costs and ensure you'll have a more authentic adventure.<p><b>Barter your time and hard</b> …

This is Palestine

The West Bank is small (about 30 miles wide and 80 miles long). Every place we're visiting for this episode is -- barring delays at checkpoints or other disturbances -- within a 90-minute drive of Bethlehem.<p>Introducing Palestine to our American television viewers, we'll begin our new episode with …