Tuesday, June 16, 2009

In Israel Now

I just arrived in Israel this afternoon after several long flights (Swiss Air is efficient but the seat was incredibly uncomfortable!). I'm settling back into the apartment I stayed in last summer, which is really nice. I have the feeling that I'm coming back to a place I know, rather than staying some place that I have to get to know. It's a cool evening in Jerusalem and it's nice to be here. I will probably be taking it pretty easy this week - seeing friends and getting adjusted to the time change.

One thing I noticed this evening listening to the news broadcast on Reshet Bet is how little notice was taken of the extraordinary events taking place in Iran right now. Mention of protests against Ahmedinejad's "re-election" was way down in the broadcast. I found this strange, considering how important Iran is to Israel and especially how it's developing its nuclear program. Well, maybe in the morning they'll have more reporting.

I'm going to bed soon - somehow getting almost no sleep for one night has a way of exhausting a person....


  1. The TV news at 8:00 and 9:00 p.m. have had extensive coverage of events in Iran, as have the longer news programs on the radio which are broadcast a few times a day.

  2. Ah, maybe the problem is that I wasn't watching television! And then I fell over.... Thanks for the tip.

  3. I just went to your blog - looks very interesting! Are you in Israel right now? (Must be).