Sunday, November 09, 2008

No Time for Election Hangovers

I went to sleep the night of the election in Israel before any conclusive results were in.

I woke up the next day, turned on CNN, and saw a scrolling text saying "Obama President"

I thought I was still dreaming so I went to the bathroom and splashed freezing cold water on my face, went back to the TV, and saw that the text was still there.

Standing in my Jerusalem apartment living room with my jaw open, the morning rays of sunlight bouncing off the side of the TV, I experienced my proudest moment as an American.

Then I got stuck in a typical Israeli traffic jam on Highway 1 on my way to a Jeff Pulver breakfast in Tel Aviv. Yet it didn't faze me this time.

Upon arrival, I witnessed Israelis doing what they know how to do best:

They put politics aside and got down to business.

PBS MEDIA SHIFT REPORT FROM THE PORT OF TEL AVIV

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