@WilsonSchool MPA candidate '16; formerly Israel-based contributor to @tnr @Newsweek @TabletMag; 2015 National Press Club Award winner.

Israel lobby aided Hill visits for U.N. report author

washingtontimes.com — J Street - the self-described pro-Israel, pro-peace lobbying group - facilitated meetings between members of Congress and South African Judge Richard Goldstone, author of a U.N. report that accused the Jewish state of systematic war crimes in its three-week military campaign against Hamas in Gaza.

How Israel’s Left Lost to Netanyahu

newyorker.com — Last Sunday, Tzipi Livni passed through the noisy hall of her Tel Aviv campaign headquarters. It was two days before Israel's election, and Livni-who, a few months earlier, had been the chief negotiator with the Palestinians and the Justice Minister under Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu-was feeling bullish about her chances, with running mate Isaac Herzog, of unseating her former boss.
Mar 20, 2015

"Is the ship sinking?" Inside the collapsing Herzog campaign in its final days. ow.ly/KBebt

Mar 20, 2015

RT @nxthompson: "Is the ship sinking?" Inside the collapsing Herzog campaign in its final days. ow.ly/KBebt

Mar 20, 2015

RT @NewYorker: “Is this ship sinking?” Inside the collapse of the campaign against Netanyahu: nyr.kr/1AQRxz2

Mar 20, 2015

RT @nxthompson: "Is the ship sinking?" Inside the collapsing Herzog campaign in its final days. ow.ly/KBebt

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Benjamin Netanyahu Wins Israel Election: 5 Takeaways

Mar 18, 2015

Read @Ben_Birnbaum's 5 Israeli election takeaways, including "Netanyahu will not win another election": newrepublic.com/article/121320…

Mar 18, 2015

RT @tnr: This is the last election Benjamin Netanyahu will win on.tnr.com/1Ew9sPb

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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.
Jul 21, 2014

RT @NewStatesman: How John Kerry built a peace process for Israel-Palestine, then watched it burn ow.ly/zoV6U #longreads

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.
Jul 20, 2014

My/@amirtibon’s behind-the-scenes @tnr story on #Israel-#Palestine peace talks now up! Product of 100+ interviews: j.mp/1nM1dD8

Jul 20, 2014

RT @jstreetdotorg: Oh, "How Close They Came." MUST READ for those who MUST KNOW what happened behind closed doors of Kerry initiative bit.ly/1kJS6D4

Jul 20, 2014

RT @tnr: The intense, inside story of how John Kerry built an Israel/Palestine peace deal—and then it fell to pieces. on.tnr.com/1qvdK62

Jul 20, 2014

Susan Rice: "You Palestinians can never see the fucking big picture." newrepublic.com/article/118751…

Jul 20, 2014

"Susan Rice couldn’t believe it. 'You Palestinians,' she told Erekat, 'can never see the fucking big picture'" on.tnr.com/1qvdK62

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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.
Jan 11, 2014

Palestinian official to me last week: "If Netanyahu/Abbas had balls 1/2 size of #Sharon's, there'd be peace tomorrow" newrepublic.com/article/116155…

Jan 12, 2014

RT @Ben_Birnbaum: Palestinian official to me last week: "If Netanyahu/Abbas had balls 1/2 size of #Sharon's, there'd be peace tomorrow" htt…

Jan 12, 2014

Patron saint of settlement movement stumbled into laying the foundations for a Palestinian State. Shrewd on Sharon: newrepublic.com/article/116155…

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).
Nov 06, 2013

My take on Avigdor Lieberman's acquittal and return to #Israel's foreign ministry newrepublic.com/article/115493…

Nov 07, 2013

ICYMI: My take on what the Lieberman verdict means for Israeli politics and foreign policy newrepublic.com/article/115493… #Israel

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.
Nov 04, 2013

I profiled Israeli deputy defense minister & Likud central committee chair @dannydanon--"#Israel's Ted Cruz--for @tnr newrepublic.com/article/115336…

Nov 04, 2013

Meet the Ted Cruz of #Israel. My profile of Likud's Danny Danon in the latest issue of @tnr newrepublic.com/article/115336…

Nov 04, 2013

RT @Yair_Rosenberg: Israeli hard-right lawmaker Danny Danon hosted Palin, Huckabee & "What’s his name, the pizza guy?” http://t.co/44zN9Mtk…

Nov 04, 2013

"He is Israel's Ted Cruz: a 42-year-old media hound doing all he can to push his party—and his country—to the right." newrepublic.com/article/115336…

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Oct 19, 2015

RT @RepBrendanBoyle: I have a very good source close to Joe that tells me VP Biden will run for Prez

Sep 30, 2015

Running half-marathon w/ 10 @WilsonSchool students to raise $ for @theIRC's Syrian refugee-relief efforts--pls donate thndr.it/1R68qz4

Aug 14, 2015

RT @jessicaschulb: The "Ted Cruz of Israel," as @Ben_Birnbaum so aptly put it in 2013, is Israel's new UN envoy newrepublic.com/article/115336…

Jul 13, 2015

Can we get Donald Trump to build a wall around Mexican prisons?

Jul 12, 2015

@praddenkeefe Well, on the bright side, do we get a sequel?

Jul 03, 2015

Running a half-marathon this weekend to raise money for #Israel charity #SaveAChildsHeart--your support appreciated! youcaring.com/savinghearts

Jul 01, 2015

Doing 1/2 marathon this wkd 2 raise $ for Israel NGO @SACHtweets (does heart surgery 4 kids of Gaza/WB, poor nations) youcaring.com/savinghearts


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