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Lisa Goldman

Lisa Goldman is a freelance Canadian-Israeli journalist, who blogs at On the Face. She lives in Tel Aviv.
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Defending Waltz With Bashir

Sunday, February 22nd, 2009 - by Lisa Goldman

Calling the Oscar-nominated film "a veritable orgy of Israeli violence and vulgarity" is preposterous. Update: John Rosenthal responds.

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Hamas Goads Israel Into War

Friday, December 26th, 2008 - by Lisa Goldman

Israel has no good options left: they can either look weak or look brutal.

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Tony Blair’s Sister-in-Law’s Gaza Media Circus

Wednesday, September 17th, 2008 - by Lisa Goldman

Lauren Booth's tale of Israel "trapping" her in Gaza — as told to PJM — is dramatic, self-righteous, and occasionally false.

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Ehud Olmert on the Ropes

Wednesday, September 10th, 2008 - by Lisa Goldman

After police recommend his indictment, Israel's prime minister clings to power.

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Boat Trip to Gaza Was a Media Washout

Saturday, August 30th, 2008 - by Lisa Goldman

An Israeli blockade-busting publicity stunt drew less attention than hoped for.

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FBI Reportedly Investigating Ehud Olmert

Tuesday, August 19th, 2008 - by Lisa Goldman

The soon-to-be-former Israeli prime minister's legal woes may extend to the U.S.

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Olmert Bows Out: It’s About Time

Thursday, July 31st, 2008 - by Lisa Goldman

It was fear, not shame, that sent the Israeli prime minister packing.

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MidEast Swap Triggers Controversy, Painful Memories

Wednesday, July 16th, 2008 - by Lisa Goldman

Israel and Hezbollah trade prisoners for the bodies of kidnapped soldiers.

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A Crushing Attack in Jerusalem

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008 - by Lisa Goldman

A dangerously heavy frontloader was used for destruction, not construction.

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Still Waiting for Gilad Shalit

Tuesday, June 24th, 2008 - by Lisa Goldman

The Israeli soldier has now been held captive in Gaza for two years — and his father has lost all patience.

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Olmert and Assad’s Peace of the Lame

Friday, May 23rd, 2008 - by Lisa Goldman

While most Israelis would like to take the prospect of Israel-Syrian negotiations seriously, they find it impossible.

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Soccer 1, Jimmy Carter 0

Wednesday, April 16th, 2008 - by Lisa Goldman

Why the visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories by the former president and Nobel Peace Prize laureate has been, surprisingly, a media non-event.

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Lebanon’s Daily Star Does Not Shine

Thursday, July 19th, 2007 - by Lisa Goldman

Canadian-Israeli journalist and blogger Lisa Goldman travelled to Beirut last month to report for PJM on life in Lebanon a year after the war and returned shortly afterwards to film a story for Israel's Channel 10. Goldman wasn't surprised by the angry reaction to her reporting from Hezbollah's al-Manar station and al-Jazeera television. But she was taken aback by the distortions and lies printed about her in the English-language Daily Star. Since the Beirut-based newspaper didn't bother to get her side of the story, she responds here.

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Beirut – A Year Later

Thursday, July 12th, 2007 - by Lisa Goldman

Last summer, she experienced Katyusha fire in northern Israel, and commiserated with Lebanese bloggers from her Tel Aviv apartment as their city was being bombed by Israeli Air Force, Canadian-Israeli journalist and blogger Lisa Goldman ventured into Beirut herself to experience Lebanon on the first anniversary of the war that shook both countries. This is the first in a series of her reports for PJM.

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An Israeli in Ramallah

Monday, June 18th, 2007 - by Lisa Goldman

"The five-star Fatah refugees from Gaza wearing Ralph Lauren polo shirts and speaking fluent Hebrew told hair-raising stories of teenage boys presumed loyal to Fatah being flung from the fourteenth floor of office buildings, their hands shackled and their mouths taped shut. Their unspoken message is interesting: suddenly Fatah represents the reasonable, civilized Palestinians. They speak Hebrew, they look like us and they sound like us, and Islamist militants threaten them just as they threaten Israel." By Lisa Goldman

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