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Princeton, NJ
Contributor — The New Republic
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@WilsonSchool MPA candidate '16; formerly Israel-based contributor to @tnr @Newsweek @TabletMag; finalist, 2015 National Magazine Award for Reporting.

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.

Benjamin Netanyahu Wins Israel Election: 5 Takeaways

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.
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Jun 29, 2015

@dandayan @amirtibon Gracias, Dani! Estoy en Costa Rica apprendiendo espanol. Podemos hablar cuando yo visito Israel.

Jun 26, 2015

Psyched to share National Press Club's Edwin Hood Award 4 Diplomatic Correspondence w/ reporting magician @amirtibon press.org/news-multimedi…

Jun 26, 2015

RT @amirtibon: Thank you, Society for Features Journalism (@WeAreSfj) for the honor & kind words. cc: @Ben_Birnbaum , editor @gpveis http:/…

Jun 17, 2015

Speaking of @amirtibon, ICYMI check out his @TabletMag article on Avigdor Lieberman's failed plot to topple Netanyahu tabletmag.com/jewish-news-an…

Jun 17, 2015

In @ForeignAffairs: @GrantRumley & @AmirTibon argue Palestinians can usher in a 2-state solution is by abandoning it foreignaffairs.com/articles/israe…

Mar 25, 2015

RT @NewYorker: Inside the collapse of Isaac Herzog and Tzipi Livni’s campaign to defeat Netanyahu: nyr.kr/1AQRxz2

Mar 24, 2015

@JohnKingCNN thanks for retweeting our Herzog/Livni story. Loved the House of Cards cameo!

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