Press

My journalism career as both an editor and reporter in print, radio and online now spans over two decades.

As an editor in Jerusalem at the Jerusalem Post for 11 years I covered some of the most turbulent times in Israel’s history between 1994 and 2004, including the assassination of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and the second Palestinian Intifada between 2000-2004, during which suicide bombings throughout the country became an almost daily occurrence.

During this period, I wrote weekly editorials about the ongoing conflict. Then, in November 2002, I was assigned a junket (a work-travel assignment) by the Jerusalem Post to attend a 7-day Kenyan safari and write about it for the magazine.

On November 28, 2002, just hours after we landed in Mombasa, Kenya, three Al Qaeda suicide bombers drove a jeep into the lobby of our hotel, killing 12 and wounding scores more. Among the dead was my tour guide.

As the only English-speaking journalist there, I suddenly found myself reporting to every major news outlet across the globe from the scene.  I mean, every journalist wants to be on the front page of the New York Times, or on prime time on CNN, but this was not exactly how I imagined my career unfolding. Want to read more on this? Simply “Google” me (ugh – hate to say it but there you have it) and “Kenya” in the same sentence.

Despite my harrowing brush with death and its aftermath, I still love to tell people’s stories: whether through my fiction or through my journalism.  Some of the links below will take you directly to my work.

Among the publications I have worked for (and some of which I continue to freelance for) include: