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

Gary Johnson, Former New Mexico Governor and Unorthodox 2012 Republican Hopeful

newrepublic.com — The next Ron Paul. There are certain shibboleths in presidential politics that even the most forthright candidates feel obliged to repeat, certain topics they feel compelled to avoid. Yet talk to former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson, the unorthodox 2012 GOP hopeful, and those rules go out the window.

How the Israel-Palestine Peace Deal Died

How the Israel-Palestine Peace Deal Died
newrepublic.com — I.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.

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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.
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Apr 04, 2016

RT @SethGitell: .@LeonWieseltier is welcomed by @Ben_Birnbaum, in whose mother's memory, he speaks on American and world Jewry https://t.copic.twitter.com/LLBveHN20rLLBveHN20r

Mar 18, 2016

@claudiaparsons Hey Claudia, is there an e-mail I can reach you at? May have something for you guys...

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


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