The mayor of Tel Aviv is eager to "clean" the city & get rid of the tents in the bulevards... Yedioth Acharonot, a column by Meir Shalev
*Note: Because of the caos and tight deadlines, the version that was printed and published was not the FINAL version I handed in - but an unfinished version that was sent for the purpose of getting a concept approval. That's editorial life in the fast lane for you...
Sami Ofer, one of Israel's richest business peronas, passed away on the morning this piece was published. I hope his family doesn't hold me in contempt. Even prior to his death, this article about the Iranian fling that Ofer & Son might have had - was a bit more sensitive than the usual. *** so the first version showed Sami & brother Yuli with mahmoud ahmadinejad in a boat, waving a helpful flag.
That didn't pass- since Brother Yuli Ofer is no longer involved in Sami's business. They had parted into 2 different business groups.
It was Sami's son -Idan ofer - who was deeply involved...
This version then, was approved.
But just before it went to the printers, the editor insisted that I don't connect Ahmadinejad to the story, but rather throw in Meir Dagan - former chief intelligence officer of Israel.
& This was the final version. Yedioth Acharonot, a column by Sima Kadmon