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An Issue of Settlement

An Issue of Settlement

  Today Palestinian top negotiators will meet with United States Secretary of State John Kerry’s team in Washington to go over the U.S. position on all the issues that will be a part of a framework agreement that Kerry aims to share publicly in a few weeks. A senior Palestinian source told Haaretz, “we want […]

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And the Peace Drum Beats On

And the Peace Drum Beats On

  Israeli Minister of Justice Tzipi Livni and Israeli lawyer and chief negotiator in the Israeli negotiating team with the Palestinians on behalf of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Yitzhak Molcho met with United States Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday to discuss the details of the framework that the U.S. wants Israel and […]

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Israel Announces New Settlement Construction Amid U.S. Peace Efforts

Israel Announces New Settlement Construction Amid U.S. Peace Efforts

  Israel’s Construction and Housing Ministry issued building tenders for 1,400 housing units to be built in East Jerusalem and the West Bank Friday. The announcement came four days after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry left the region. Tenders were released for the construction of 600 housing units in the Ramat Shlomo neighborhood in […]

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Kerry and Bibi Begin the New Year with Intense Talks

Kerry and Bibi Begin the New Year with Intense Talks

  U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Israel yesterday for his 10th time in the Middle East region in efforts to move Israeli-Palestinian peace talks forward. Until his scheduled Sunday departure, his visit will include ‘intensive conversations’ with both Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, a senior State […]

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New Years Reservations for the Obama Administration Regarding the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

New Years Reservations for the Obama Administration Regarding the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

  1. A Bird Does Not Change Its Feathers. The big players are not going anywhere. In 2014, Netanyahu will still be Prime Minister of Israel, Abbas will still head the Palestinian Authority, and Obama will still be the U.S. president. Obama has for some time now removed himself from the scene, with Secretary of […]

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ASA Boycott of Israel Adds to U.S.-Israel Tensions

ASA Boycott of Israel Adds to U.S.-Israel Tensions

  On Monday, December 16, the American Studies Association voted to boycott Israeli academic institutions.  Members of the ASA voted by a ratio of more than two to one to endorse the boycott in online balloting that concluded Sunday night, the group said. The election was a response to the ASA National Council’s announcement on December […]

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Samantha Quint
Samantha Quint

My name is Samantha, I’m 25, and I made Aliyah in June 2013. I got my BA degree from George Washington University where I studied Jewish Studies and Middle East Studies. During my Junior year, I spent the traditional semester abroad at Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Since then Israel kept pulling me back, first with a summer professional course on peacemaking in Jerusalem and the West Bank and then a move to Tel Aviv to get my MA in Middle East Studies at Tel Aviv University. I was born and raised in the suburbs of Boston. I have a unyielding passion for traveling, Boston sports teams, and making the people around me laugh.

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