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Back in the USA

Wednesday, February 20, 2008
I've got to say, it's good to be back on American soil. Nothing against Israel, but it's not the most relaxing place to be, I'll say that. And things aren't getting any less tense.

Countdown to analog's expiration

Friday, February 15, 2008
Only three days left until the Feb. 18 sunset date and the expiration of analog cellular service in the U.S. (and that's counting a weekend, so really after today, it's over). Most people in the industry predict it will be a largely uneventful day, but I'm not so sure.


Friday, February 15, 2008

From Nazarenes to Bedouins

Israel, Day 5

Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Before I get into what was a very busy day visiting Ben Gurion Airport, the Azrieli Center (three skyscrapers attached to a large mall), and Israel Railways operations, I wonder if you took note of this story: Hezbollah intelligence chief Imad Mughniyeh was killed with a car bomb in Damascus, Syria

The Trouble with Gaza

Tuesday, February 12, 2008
More relevant news on the cover of the paper this morning: Defense Minister (and former Prime Minister) Ehud Barak declared an intention of wiping out Hamas in the Gaza Strip, which, as you might imagine, involves invading the Gaza Strip with significant forces, going house to house, and arresting o

Security guards

Monday, February 11, 2008
After going out for dinner on my own last night for the first time, I wanted to post quickly about the role of security guards here. See the people in the bright yellow/green vests here, standing outside the bus station?