I’m in Jerusalem, working for the Associated Press.
I’ve been mostly busy lately covering Israeli concerns over Iran’s nuclear program, the battle over gender segregation in the Israeli street and the events marking the 50th anniversary of the Adolf Eichmann trial. I also recently had an exclusive interview with the son of a Hamas founder, wrote about in inroads made by non-Orthodox Jews in Israel and broke a pair of sports story about three Jewish former major leaguers joining Israel’s bid for the 2013 World Baseball Classic.
My recent features have included a rare glimpse into a support group for ultra-Orthodox Holocaust survivors, a report on Tel Aviv being recognized as the world’s top gay tourist destination and how an Israeli chess grandmaster has earned fans even in defeat.
Previously, I wrote about how a Holocaust database helped unite two long-lost cousins, how Israel’s Holocaust memorial has embarked on a drive to collect items from World War II and how Israel has become a haven for the Jewish-American basketball players.
I’ve also increasingly been doing on-camera broadcast work for the AP’s online video network. A selection of that work can be found here:
My AP work can also be followed on Twitter: Twitter Profile
I also broadcast the basketball games of Maccabi Haifa in Israel’s top league at Triangle Internet TV. Watch the Games
And most recently, I began broadcasting a weekly baseball game on Sport 5 – Israel’s version of ESPN.
In October 2007, I began a part-time academic career as an adjunct professor at the School of Communications at the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya, where I teach two journalism courses: See my Profile
In October 2008, my 97-year-old Great Aunt Jeanette passed away. A year earlier I wrote a feature for the Guilt & Pleasure magazine about her life, including the period in which she was a Radio City Rockette. It was the basis for her obituaries in Canadian newspapers. Read the Story