I haven’t posted much these last few months because I have been bogged down in my novel and current project – a book on Bernie Madoff. But I thought I would link anyway to my article on Tel Aviv at 100 in the June edition of US Conde Nast Traveler.
It’s more of an essay about the city’s birth, its importance as the centre of modern Hebrew culture and its relationship with neighbouring Jaffa. I tried to trace some of Tel Aviv’s ‘forgotten history’, its absorption of vanished Arab villages, and the now demolished area of Manshiyyeh, that was the border area between Jaffa and Tel Aviv. And I think I have the answer for the Israel-Palestine imbroglio: not two states, but three: Israel, Palestine and Tel Aviv. Viva the Hebrew city state!