Reporting from Israel: December 17

We said goodbye to the kids and are looking forward to their safe return home in June. Our driver is waiting to take us to the airport and luckily we do not need to mount the suitcase on the roof of the car again. On the way to the airport, I chat with him about life in Israel. He tells me that two of his …

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Reporting from Israel: December 16

Today is our last day in Israel and we started by visiting the gorgeous Yemin Moshe neighborhood overlooking the old city of Jerusalem. It is one of my favorite places to visit in Jerusalem. Located next to an artists colony hosting some of Israel’s best and most creative artists I find there is something serene almost magical about this place. I can’t help but take …

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Reporting from Israel: December 15

After a relaxing Friday with my family in Jerusalem, I drove today to Haifa to see one of my closest and best friends that I grew up with in Israel. I spent the day with Eitan, his amazing family and several friends he invited. We greatly enjoyed our time together and the great authentic food that his wife Ronit prepared. We all got to share …

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Reporting from Israel: December 13 (Videos)

As I noted in my previous post, here is the video I shot with my new Flip Video gadget of the singer / seller I met at the Jerusalem open market. What a great guy, great soul and great voice: And just some additional sounds and smells from around the market:

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Reporting from Israel: December 13

Thursday turned out to be another great day. I first got together for breakfast with my good friend Dov Gordon from The Gordon Group whom I met online several years ago when implementing Alan’s Forums, the great online community we’ve created for International consultant writer and speaker, Alan Weiss. Dov and I discussed business ideas in general and strategy in particular. Dov has this unique …

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Reporting from Israel: December 12

Just before crossing the streets from the newer parts of Jerusalem towards the old city, we stopped at a toy store where we bought the games Monopoly and Taboo in Hebrew. As I was talking with the store owner, he wanted me to take a look at an error of advertising in one of the magazines he gets. How did he even know that I …

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Reporting from Israel: December 11

Today we decided to drive to Tel-Aviv where each Tuesday there is an amazing art show at the center of the city in a neighborhood called Nachclat Benyamin. Since you probably already know my love for playing the guitar, I could not resist this great piece of “a guitarist” artwork, made out of forks and spoons, of which I became the proud owner: (Guitar player) …

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Reporting from Israel: December 10

We rose early in the morning to rent our car and began our journey north to Haifa (the city where I grew up in). It is Hanukah this week, and we saw many cars with a Menorah, (candelabra) mounted on their roof, broadcasting the holiday message. (Menorah on a moving car) It only took me several minutes to adjust to the Israeli driving style. It …

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Reporting from Israel: December 9

I am always amazed with the aviation technology of planes in general and especially the Boeing 777, lifting 283 passengers, the crew and luggage while traveling at an average speed of 550 mph from one side of the world to another. After 9.5 hours in the air, we touched down at the Tel-Aviv airport and were greeted by my daughter and son-in-law who are studying …

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Meeting Walt Mossberg

It is 3PM on Saturday, December 8, and my wife and I are getting ready to board the plane from Newark to Tel-Aviv to take us to our vacation. Standing right next to me is Walt Mossberg, the great technology columnist for the Wall Street Journal and his wife. I introduced myself, told him I am a big fan and we started to chat for …

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