Editor's note: Here's how Brian signed off the broadcast on Monday night. He'll be on location in the Mideast again on Tuesday.
We're back here in Tel Aviv tonight for a final word on this conflict. This is a metropolitan area of close to 2.5 million people, and they've been told to be on alert in case long-range rockets are launched by Hezbollah. It is a warning this city appears to be taking in stride.
This was a Monday workday. For some, a Monday beach day, in Israel's biggest city, where you wouldn't really know from looking at them that the citizens have been told to be vigilant. Of course, the people of this city know how to be vigilant, but they also insist on their social life. The locals tell us some of the people you see eating outside tonight are from the North of Israel... temporarily displaced from their homes.
Life in Tel Aviv goes on. The firing, for now, is far away, but could come closer, a possibility we discussed tonight with former Prime Minister Ehud Barak. I asked him what the chances are of hearing missile sirens tonight.
"You could hear it in an hour from now, or tomorrow night," he told me. "But as you mention, New York stood up after a very demanding ordeal on 9/11 and America was ready to respond."
I asked him about the restaurants and nightclubs which are still open as people go to work each day.
"We are tough and resilient people," he said, "probably much more than the Hezbollah assessed."