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The New Republic — Contributor

Writing from the Holy Land @tnr @newsweek @tabletmag; incoming @WilsonSchool MPA candidate

Jul 22, 2014

"Israel voted to suspend the talks. Kerry’s peace process was over." And so is my tweet-spamming :) Now read the rest on.tnr.com/1qvdK62

Jul 22, 2014

"As the officials huddled around a computer, hungry for details about this rumor, they couldn’t believe the headline" on.tnr.com/1qvdK62

Jul 22, 2014

"While at the baggage claim, Indyk got a call from Livni. He then phoned Erekat, who wasn’t aware of the development" on.tnr.com/1qvdK62

Jul 22, 2014

"While Erekat & Indyk were talking, Erekat’s phone rang. It was Livni. 'OK,' she said, 'so you had your little show'" on.tnr.com/1qvdK62

Jul 22, 2014

"'Don’t act surprised, Martin,' Erekat said. 'You told me 9 times in 4 days the prisoners were about to be released'” on.tnr.com/1qvdK62

Jul 22, 2014

"He said the Palestinians—the PALESTINIANS—had just signed the anti-corruption charter. The room burst into laughter" on.tnr.com/1qvdK62

Jul 22, 2014

"Netanyahu said he wanted to wait another day. Indyk was incredulous. 'Mr. PM,' he said, 'you are playing with fire'” on.tnr.com/1qvdK62

Jul 22, 2014

"At 7 PM, Abbas sat with Erekat. “Have you heard from #Israel?' (Erekat: No) 'Let’s give them another half-hour.'" on.tnr.com/1qvdK62

Jul 22, 2014

"Kerry told Erekat #Israel would vote on the prisoners. Erekat: 'When?' Kerry: 'Before noon.' Noon passed w/o a vote" on.tnr.com/1qvdK62

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