February 21, 2017
The taxi driver. Ask any seasoned business traveler for the latest and best information anywhere—what to do, where to go, where to get it (anything), how to get there—and he’ll tell you, hail a cab. And then there are Israeli taxi drivers—in my experience, a breed apart from the rest. Their unique Jewish, blue collar and Middle Eastern backgrounds can make for fascinating interaction with those not familiar with the culture, where the passenger is regarded not as a fare, but as a charge to be carefully served, attended—and questioned.