A new era is beginning at the New York Times (fingers crossed). Jodi Rudoren is taking over as Jerusalem bureau chief. We all hope that this signals some greater opening to the whole story, to Palestinian conditions and the mindbending crisis of a settler state that is ruling people who have no say in their government. Here are two of Rudoren's tweets from yesterday. Notice the transparency about her own identity and Zionism's claims on it. Let's wish her good luck!
Heading to airport shortly for flight to #Jerusalem. Still hard to believe it's all happening, but can't wait to plunge in.— Jodi Rudoren (@rudoren) April 17, 2012
Among the questions asked by #elal security: names of the synagogues my parents and I belong to.— Jodi Rudoren (@rudoren) April 17, 2012