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Sabich, much more than an egg mayo sandwich

Today’s mission was to find the best ‘sabich’ in Tel Aviv. Sabich is a snack brought to Israel by Iraqi Jews and I was told it was worth waiting in line for. ***WARNING: this post contains pictures of my half-eaten food*** First task was to find the place, in a fairly non-descript place north of … Continue reading

Jaffa plate by plate

It being Simchat Torah today, it has been a holiday in Israel so many shops and restaurants have been shut, including the snack places I’d scouted out for lunch. So, not expecting much, I went for a view rather than high quality. The little dishes I chose at Goldman right on the Mediterranean surprised me … Continue reading

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Paying tribute to Malcolm Wicks

Something I wrote for the Co-operative Party following the announcement of Malcolm Wicks, my first boss in politics and someone who inspired me for many years. Malcolm’s memorial service is at Croydon Minster on 19 October. Timothy Godfrey wrote a fine tribute for Malcolm for LabourList. It was announced over the weekend that Labour MP and … Continue reading