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How John Kerry built a peace process for Israel-Palestine, then watched it burn

newstatesman.com — At around noon on March 20 last year, Air Force One landed at Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport for Barack Obama's first presidential visit to Israel. The three-day trip had been billed as an Israeli reset-the newly reelected president's bid for a clean slate with the Jewish state after four years of icy relations.

How the Israel-Palestine Peace Deal Died

newrepublic.com — At around noon on March 20 last year, Air Force One landed at Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport for Barack Obama's first presidential visit to Israel. The three-day trip had been billed as an Israeli reset-the newly reelected president's bid for a clean slate with the Jewish state after four years of icy relations.

Ariel Sharon Dead: Will Benjamin Netanyahu Follow in His Footsteps?

newrepublic.com — One day at the Knesset in the early eighties, then-Israeli Defense Minister Ariel Sharon passed a left-wing lawmaker in the hall and said hello, but the lawmaker pretended not to notice. Sharon confronted him and asked why he had not returned the greeting.

Iran Nuclear Deal in Geneva: A Win for Israel, Too

newrepublic.com — With the ink barely dry on the interim nuclear deal signed Sunday between Iran and six world powers in Geneva, there's already a battle to define it. President Obama called the six-month pact "an important first step toward a comprehensive solution." Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu-echoed by some congressional Republicans-called it a "historic mistake" in his weekly cabinet meeting.

Iran Nuclear Deal: Why Israel's Worried

newrepublic.com — On Friday morning, as Iran appeared to be on the verge of a preliminary deal over its nuclear program with the P5+1, John Kerry flew to Israel to brief Benjamin Netanyahu on the details of the talks. According to Ha'aretz, the two were both supposed to present statements to the media, but in light of the developing rift between Israel and the U.S.

Avigdor Lieberman Acquitted: What It Means for Israel

newrepublic.com — It was a busy day in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, with John Kerry shuttling between Jerusalem and the West Bank to avert a full-blown crisis in the negotiations. But in Israel, all eyes this morning were on a Jerusalem courtroom, where Avigdor Lieberman-Israel's deposed foreign minister-was unanimously acquitted of the fraud and graft charges that forced him to resign in December (a verdict that ends a 17-year saga of investigations).

Danny Danon: Israel's Ted Cruz

newrepublic.com — Three Septembers ago, in that fleeting moment when Rick Perry seemed like a legitimate presidential candidate, the Texas governor came to New York, where he received a rare international endorsement. With just days until a planned United Nations vote on Palestinian statehood, Perry stood at a podium flanked by U.S.

Amos Yadlin on Iran Strike: Why Israel Needs to Act Soon

newrepublic.com — "I supported [Netanyahu and Barak] on the notion that if we come to the fork in the road [on Iran], where we have to choose between very tough alternatives-the 'bomb' or the 'bombing'-I'm with the prime minister, for the bombing," former Israeli defense-intelligence chief Amos Yadlin told me on a recent evening on the porch of his home in the small town of Carmay Yosef.

Netanyahu to Divide Jerusalem?

newrepublic.com — Is Benjamin Netanyahu preparing to divide Jerusalem? Last week, Benjamin Netanyahu showed up at Bar-Ilan University, the right-wing institution where he first spoke in support of a Palestinian state in 2009, and delivered a widely watched address that critics said proved he isn't serious about a peace deal.

Netanyahu's Nightmare: How Israel's Elections Could Surprise Us

newrepublic.com — Benjamin Netanyahu knows a thing or two about election-night surprises. In 1996, after months in which rival Shimon Peres seemed headed for a landslide, Netanyahu defied the exit polls and squeaked by in one of the great upsets of Israeli electoral history. "Went to bed with Peres, woke up with Netanyahu," went the saying.
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Dec 11, 2014

Herzog-Livni rotation deal proves Livni one hell of a negotiator. But Herzog will be seen as weak for trading away half his PM term #Israel

Dec 05, 2014

RT @mlcalderone: Does anyone still work at The New Republic? List of resignations today: pic.twitter.com/qoVX3wOTGs

Dec 05, 2014

RT @jonathanchait: Next jobs report will be weaker due to extreme softness in The New Republic sector nymag.com/daily/intellig…

Nov 27, 2014

.@amirtibon exclusive in @tnr: Behind the scenes of the secret Netanyahu-Abbas channel newrepublic.com/article/120413…

Nov 27, 2014

RT @amirtibon: הערוץ החשאי, חשאי מדי, בין ישראל והפלסטינים: בעברית news.walla.co.il/item/2805181 בוואלה! חדשות ובאנגלית ב-@tnr newrepublic.com/article/120413…

Nov 16, 2014

Ran the Delaware Canal Half-Marathon yesterday to raise $ for @SusanGKomen. 3/4 to my goal. Please consider donating! info-komen.org/site/TR?pg=fun…

Nov 11, 2014

Running a half-marathon this wkd to raise $ for @SusanGKomen. A small, tax-deductible gift helps fight breast cancer! info-komen.org/goto/conniebir…

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