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Nov 30, 2020, 6:51 PM
Netanyahu gives nod to Biden for ‘better’ Iran deal
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has already relayed a message to Joe Biden's presidential transition team that he would be willing to accept a "better" Iran nuclear deal that addresses issues left out of the pact announced in the summer...
Nov 16, 2020, 6:57 PM
The Trump transition team with Netanyahu
Even as US President Donald Trump holds out hope that his allegations of election fraud might even keep him in office for a second term, and is said to be preventing efforts to work with Joe Biden's transition team,...
Nov 9, 2020, 6:54 AM
That moment when Netanyahu wished Biden was president
On Sunday morning, after news outlets projected that Joe Biden had won the US presidential election, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu touted the "long & warm personal relationship for nearly 40 years" that he's had with Biden and called the...
Oct 26, 2020, 12:22 AM
Did a Lebanese reporter go to jail for talking to me?
The setting was the 1991 Middle East peace conference in Madrid. It was before the Oslo process between Israel and the PLO - the Palestine Liberation Organization headed by Yasser Arafat - would be launched in 1993. Israel's prime minister was...
Oct 20, 2020, 7:40 PM
‘Hi David, This is Barack Obama’ – Part 2
The weight on my shoulders was immense. The president of the United States was on the other end of the phone line. On the other hand, it felt very normal. When I had interviewed seven Israeli prime ministers during my years...
Oct 19, 2020, 12:07 AM
‘Hi David, This is Barack Obama’
I had just signed off my radio show on Kol Yisrael-English. It was 12:45 pm on Friday, October 14, 2016. On any Friday, I'd be rushing off after the midday show to get home for Shabbat. This Friday was especially...
Oct 13, 2020, 2:49 PM
"Seriously, WHY do all of these people find you??? You're like a magnet!" exclaimed a Facebook friend this week in a comment on one of my posts. It was one of the many posts I have written over the past...
Oct 5, 2020, 5:22 PM
Charming the Arab and Muslim World
My life was going through transition. My professional home for decades, the Israel Broadcasting Authority, was going through a process of getting shut down by the government. The process would last from 2014 to 2017. I started to doubt my...
Sep 30, 2020, 5:02 PM
The Whole Story Full Circle
It was the 1980s. I had just moved to Israel from New York, straight out of college and, within a few months, into the business of reporting to the world about the Jewish state on English-language programs of Kol...
Sep 21, 2020, 2:20 PM
Deadly Weapon: Our Words
When I came to Israel in 1981, to make the Jewish state my home after growing up in New York, I was exhilarated, like so many others who make the move, over the prospect of living in our homeland. Aside...
Made aliyah in 1981 from New York. 1981-2017 - Kol Yisrael English News. 2017-2018- Kan - English Radio. Anchor/producer/editor, etc.