Gregory Levey gets in over his head as an intern for the Israeli Consulate at the United Nations:
On an excruciatingly slow August day in New York City, a resolution was coming up for consideration, apparently, at the U.N. General Assembly. … “You should go,” one of my superiors said to me. “It won’t be a big deal. Just take notes.” … I went to the meeting hall and took my seat at Israel’s place… Although I didn’t recognize him, the Italian representative greeted me and shook my hand. Then he leaned in and said, “So you know, the vote is definitely going to happen today after all.”
His book (the above is from a Salon excerpt) defintely looks like an interesting read.