Covid Feuilleton #9

[Aswan, 1-27-21] In Beirut, I tried to get a visa to Iran. After two visits to its well fortified embassy, plus phone calls to a Tehran contact, and even intercession from an Iranian ex ambassador, I was still refused entry. This took weeks. I thought I had an in because I had provided commentaries to Press TV for nearly five years, with dozens of videos on YouTube (now erased). Perhaps they discovered my real name was Leonard Dinkelstein? After wailing and railing while slurping my matzo ball soup, I had to come up with another destination, thus on 12/29/20, I flew to Cairo.

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