By Eric Silver, February 16, 2006
A yellowing, framed cartoon hangs on the wall of David Rubinger ’s Jerusalem office. It shows a man with huge wings standing on the edge of a cliff ready for take-off. He is surrounded by cameramen elbowing for the best angle. Below, at the base of the cliff, stands a lone photographer, his camera pointing at the ground.
Rubinger’s picture editor at Time magazine sent it from New York. “David,” he said, “that’s where I want you to be. If he flies, I can get pictures from AP, the whole world. If he doesn’t, I want you to be there.”