When this is going around Israel like hotcakes (latkes?), I may have to re-think.
tweet I saw in Israel. Why should I care? Because I am scheduled to teach a short course in Jerusalem next spring. I think I have a basic rule--not to teach anywhere that requires me to know where bomb shelters are.
Sure, I knew before this past week that Israel has a few problems with its neighborhood, and I agreed to do the course knowing that. But it is one thing to think about the possibilities and it is another to have to ponder flying into a war zone. Crap.
Why did I agree to teach a course in Israel? Because I am working on the next project on civil-military relations, and getting a paid trip to hang out in Israel would be most useful for the project. I have never been to the Mideast, other than a brief stay in Dubai on the way to and from Afghanistan. Oh well, I guess I will leave my options open for as long as I can. Time to email Israel.
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