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Lisa Goldman

Lisa Goldman

Lisa Goldman is a contributing editor at New Lines. She reported on Israel-Palestine from 2000 to 2011, working for both domestic and international media outlets. She was a founding member of the team that launched +972 Magazine, which is now the leading independent media platform reporting from the region in English. She is currently based in Montreal.

Latest from Lisa Goldman

Israel Does Not Know How To End the War in Gaza

Israel Does Not Know How To End the War in Gaza

Israelis across the political spectrum are starting to understand that the war in Gaza is unwinnable. After seven months, the army has succeeded neither in eliminating Hamas nor in bringing the captives home. But there’s no exit plan and no plan for the day after.

Lisa Goldman
The Interlocking Political Fates of Biden and Netanyahu

The Interlocking Political Fates of Biden and Netanyahu

What if Netanyahu is hoping to damage Biden by promoting the perception that he has abandoned Israel, thus tilting the scales toward Donald Trump in November? This would hardly be his first rodeo. In 2012, the Israeli leader controversially intervened in U.S. electoral politics by openly supporting Mitt Romney over Obama.

Lisa Goldman,
Danny Postel
The Cost of Leaving Gaza

The Cost of Leaving Gaza

Palestinians desperate to leave Gaza have one way out, through the Rafah crossing. But Egyptian brokers require a bribe of up to $10,000 per person, while Israeli authorities demand astronomical fees from registered citizens for their legal right to repatriation. The bureaucracy takes weeks, the bombs fall and hunger rages.

Lisa Goldman
In War-Torn Gaza and Israel, a Foreign Passport Is Key to Options

In War-Torn Gaza and Israel, a Foreign Passport Is Key to Options

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights lists freedom of movement as a basic human right. It is also one of the rights that governments and armies most frequently withhold or dole out as a privilege, with conditions attached. For some, those conditions — like permanent exile — are unacceptable.

Lisa Goldman
Israel’s Freedom of Expression Falls Victim to the War in Gaza

Israel’s Freedom of Expression Falls Victim to the War in Gaza

As long as the war continues, the atmosphere of jingoistic nationalism, official incitement and a centrally directed campaign to repress dissent will poison the discourse and raise the risk of violent attacks on civilians.

Lisa Goldman
Israelis Now Face the Consequences of a Long Occupation

Israelis Now Face the Consequences of a Long Occupation

Israelis were simultaneously building the infrastructure that reflected the prosperity and worldliness of the country’s tech-driven economy and deeply anxious about its uncertain future.

Lisa Goldman