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Marc’s Words

British born Marc is a copywriter and blogger living in ‘the jewel of the Mediterranean’, previous stints in Israel drew him back to the country as an expat in 2010. A no holds barred account of his changing life in Israel, sharing his honest feelings about citizenship, home and his love for a country divided. A well-written and thoughtful blog, a must read for anyone considering a move to Israel.


Why I May Still Be Canadian

Canadian David has been living the expat life for over 30 years. An educator and writer by profession, his posts as you’d expect are written intelligently and with a storytelling style. He writes about family, friends, a life with two homes, all with a healthy dose of cynicism and sharp wit, which make his blog so interesting to read. This self-confessed hockey player turned desert rat doesn’t often apologise for being Canadian anymore; well, at least not as much as he used to, anyway.


Open To Israel

This blog documents the highs, as well as the lows, of an American family in Raanana. Navigating through a new life with an open heart and a much-needed sense of humour, Jennifer writes snippets from their surreal life; her previous career as a journalist is obvious from the articulate posts. Appreciating all the contrasts that the country has to offer, through exploration and through her personal development in yoga, this blog is a very personal expat experience shared.


Brightly Coloured Sunflowers

This serial expat was introduced to life in another culture when her family moved to England when she was a child, and since then she has lived as an expat in various different countries before landing in Israel. Her life long expatriate experience is something that she regularly reflects on and is able to eloquently communicate in her blog. For anyone hoping to learn Hebrew, whatever age you are, you will find encouragement here as well as recommendations for the best places to test out your newfound knowledge.


Lizrael Update

Liz moved to Israel in 2004 and has been blogging about the experience ever since. This means that her blog has a huge amount of information and useful tips for expats, particularly for families moving to the Middle East. Living in Israel with her husband and three children, Liz writes about her life there and shares pictures as part of the ‘52 Frames’ project, in which bloggers take one picture per week and share it with their readers.


Midlife Singlemum

A British expat and mum to a daughter in First Grade, Midlife Singlemum writes about her day-to-day experiences. If you’re thinking about moving abroad with children but are understandably concerned about how they will adjust to the move, this is a great place to go. The blog focuses on raising a child as an expat in Israel, and will be useful to any expat parent.


Inspire To Be Inspired

A personal blog written in the style of a diary, Inspire To Be Inspired is unusual in that it covers a huge range of topics from a very personal point of view. Jordana is an American singer and actress who writes about everything from politics to stage fright to finding joy in the small things in life. Reading Jordana’s blog feels like you’re reading a letter from a friend.


Marilyn & Josephine

A Belgian expat who currently lives in Tel Aviv and works in event production and concert organisation, Marilyn’s blog is a mixture of personal posts about her life there, features of local events and points of interest, and news about the local area. If you want to see what it’s really like to live in Israel, and especially if you’re into music, design and the arts, Marilyn’s blog is a good place to start your expat adventure.


Get On In Israel

A cleanly laid-out site that deals with some of the most common questions expats have about moving abroad, Get On In Israel is a good place to start your expat adventure.

With advice about the visa process, dealing with culture shock and how to settle in, the site will help you to decide whether a move to Israel is right for you.


39 & Counting

I live a long way from my old home in the UK and am trying a new life in Israel with my husband and three young children. I’ve been trying for 8 years already and it’s still a work in practice. I teeter on the edge of extreme homesickness and extreme gratitude for the 9 months of sunshine.

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