Big News! Timmerman Exactly ten days ago, the Supreme Court released Timmerman in response to a habeas corpus petition. A few days later it was announced that the state of Israel that Israel would accept Timerman as a citizen. His Argentine citizen was promptly revoked the second he was stepped on the plane. It all feels very surreal. Jacobo anticipates that he’ll be in Israel before Yom Kipur. I hope his wife and three sons make it there safely. I haven’t been able to speak to Jacobo directly in quite some time, but I hear that he has an apartment in Ramat Aviv set up for him.
In a similar vein, I was recently offered an editorial position at Maariv, the Israeli newspaper, by one of my former colleagues. Apparently Jacobo has already been commissioned to write six columns for them upon his arrival to Israel. If granted approval by the foreign ministry, I would be relocated to Tel Aviv within six months. While the offer feels auspicious–there’s nothing, or nobody here for me anymore–I feel a slight reticence.
Leaving now feels anticlimactic. Have I fought my final battle here?