Heading to Israel
by Jonathan Singer, Sun Dec 28, 2008 at 08:08:39 AM EST
About a year and a half ago I booked a trip to Israel for late 2007, only to get sick and have to postpone the trip a year. With my trip rescheduled for the next couple of weeks (I head out tomorrow night and will be in the country for ten days), I had planned on doing some on-the-ground reporting on the upcoming Israeli elections, scheduled for February 10.
Of course situations can quickly shift, especially in the Middle East, especially in Israel. So while I will still be heading out for Israel tomorrow, and while I still will be covering the upcoming election, the situation in Gaza will clearly weigh heavily on my trip, and to the extent I can I will try to find out as much information -- reactions from those in the country, local reporting, etc. -- as I can.
No trip to Israel isn't interesting. But this one should be a particularly interesting trip.