@WilsonSchool MPA candidate '16; formerly Israel-based contributor to @tnr @Newsweek @TabletMag; finalist, 2015 National Magazine Award for Reporting.

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.

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 alternativesthe '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.
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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!

Mar 24, 2015

In case you missed it: @amirtibon and I take you inside the collapse of the anti-Netanyahu campaign for @NewYorker newyorker.com/news/news-desk…

Mar 23, 2015

RT @amirtibon: In case you missed it: My @NewYorker story with @Ben_Birnbaum on the slow-motion meltdown of the Herzog-Livni ticekt newyorker.com/news/news-desk…

Mar 22, 2015

RT @Nervana_1: “Is This Ship Sinking?” Inside the Collapse of the Campaign Against Netanyahu newyorker.com/news/news-desk… via @newyorker

Mar 22, 2015

On the Arab village that voted overwhelmingly (76%) for Netanyahu haaretz.com/.premium-1.648…

Mar 22, 2015

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

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