September 4, 2006

The View from My Window

I’ll be in New York for another 24 hours or so and will get back to writing as soon as I’m home. In the meantime, here are some pictures from my hotel room window in Tel Aviv.

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Toward the sea by day.

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Toward the city at night.

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September 1, 2006

On My Way to New York

Soon I will be in New York City for a few days, and there’s a social blogger meetup thingie scheduled for Monday night. I’m going to be incommunicado shortly, so if you are interested in attending and aren’t some freakshow stalker type person, email Judith Weiss and get the details if you would like to join us.

judith at yehudit dot org

I’m not sure yet who will be there exactly, but Judith knows. She's in charge.

Here are some scenes from recent late-night drunken happy socializing in Jerusalem.

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Benjamin Kerstein (left) and Noah Pollak (right).

Noah is Assistant Editor at Azure magazine. He was crazy enough to go north with me and get shot at by Hezbollah a few weeks ago.

Benjamin is the man behind the famous Diary of an Anti-Chomskyite blog. He also recently wrote a review of Paul Berman’s terrific new book Power and the Idealists for Azure.

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Multinational bar-hopping buddy Lee Smith who traveled from Beirut to Jerusalem under fire during the Lebanon war. Lee recently wrote about the death of the great Arab writer Naguib Mahfouz for Slate and Hezbollah’s defeat for The Weekly Standard.

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Me and Louis Stigsgaard Nissen, Middle East Bureau Chief for Denmark’s largest newspaper Berlingske Tidende.

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Me and Lee Smith.

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More from the Gaza Border

So I went back to the Gaza border and interviewed IDF Major Tal Lev-Ram just as a huge Palestinian tunnel being dug on its way to Israel was located and bombed. We talked with the sound of machine gun fire off in the distance. Good times.

The very short “newsy” version is posted over at Time. I’ll have a much longer and in-depth version posted here when I get a chance to write it.

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