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Isabel Kershner

@IKershner

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Correspondent in Jerusalem for The New York Times, living on the seam. Manchester born and bred. Nuf said. Tweets are not endorsements. Be kind, be well.

Joined March 2013
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Isabel Kershner
7 hours ago
When the country is on the brink of war, the opposition usually rallies around the government. Not this time. For Israel, the Gaza conflict came at a pivotal political moment, as PM Netanyahu was facing the possibility of being ousted from office. https://t.co/g8jMKTadlX
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Isabel Kershner
7 hours ago
“I don’t want to use the words ‘civil war,’” Tzipi Livni, a former minister and peace negotiator, said of the ethnic mob violence in Israeli cities. “But this is something that is new, this is unbearable, this is horrific." by @PatrickKingsley https://t.co/1VKg9g31UG
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Isabel Kershner
3 days ago
Jerusalem Day, commemorating Israel's capture of the eastern part of the city in the 1967 war, is always fraught. This year several additional factors are fueling the fire. By @PatrickKingsley https://t.co/pMJAPycQYs
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Isabel Kershner
4 days ago
The decades-old legal battle over the fate of a few dozen Palestinians, which Israel dismisses as a real estate dispute, is emblematic of a wider effort to remove Palestinians from strategic areas in East Jerusalem @PatrickKingsley https://t.co/5AztkCKpQ7
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Isabel Kershner
7 days ago
Yair Lapid’s entry to the spotlight is the latest twist in Israel's two-year political stalemate. The centrist opposition leader has a month to try to form a new government that would unseat PM Benjamin Netanyahu. by @PatrickKingsley https://t.co/dy3WNhq7mE
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Ronen Bergman
8 days ago
A week before the annual Jewish pilgrimage to Mount Meron, officials from six government departments, agreed on a plan to limit attendance to just 3,000 pilgrims at a time. it did not happen. Great investigative reporting by @PatrickKingsley and @IKershner https://t.co/v7c7okJxRz
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rickgladstone
8 days ago
A NYT scooplet on a crowd-control plan that could have averted the deadly crush. None of the 6 government departments that devised the plan would take responsibility for enforcing it. @PatrickKingsley @IKershner https://t.co/UgMHCjMmi3
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Isabel Kershner
8 days ago
Just before the deadline at midnight, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel informed President Rivlin that he had failed to form a new government. Who or what comes next? https://t.co/UFG87iRH4q
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Isabel Kershner
8 days ago
Time and again, across decades and governments, officials, ombudsmen, politicians and rabbis have tried to sound the alarm over safety issues at Mt. Meron. Many ultra-Orthodox believers viewed the tragedy as an act of God. @PatrickKingsley https://t.co/3MKqAsT3rr
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Isabel Kershner
9 days ago
Israel's PM Netanyahu, desperate to form a government before a Tuesday midnight deadline, offered an old rival the first year in office. The rival rebuffed him. https://t.co/EnNxNnCRlb
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Isabel Kershner
10 days ago
The Mount Meron disaster was foreshadowed for years in warnings by local politicians, journalists and ombudsmen that the site had become a death trap. by @PatrickKingsley https://t.co/1FFxn2sIMS
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Patrick Kingsley
12 days ago
The man beneath Avraham Nivin was already limp and lifeless The men above him were thrashing and flailing The men to his sides were screaming for help and struggling to breathe And crushed in the middle was Mr. Nivin himself Our report from Mt Meron https://t.co/oeYIUT0yyT
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Myra Noveck
13 days ago
As the death toll climbed on Friday morning, questions arose about poor planning and possible negligence. @IKershner @EricNagourney @mikeives Stampede at Israel Religious Celebration Kills at Least 44 https://t.co/SDAZId5Hih
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Isabel Kershner
13 days ago
A Jewish religious celebration turned into a scene of horror when the crush in a narrow passageway at Mount Meron in the Galilee, northern Israel, turned into a "human avalanche," killing at least 44 https://t.co/WR0cOLsgFQ
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Aaron Boxerman
13 days ago
Abbas calls this excuse "unacceptable nonsense." "Okay, so what about Netanyahu? He's still around, may he live long," Abbas says. "He's still the head of government, and he'll bring 5th and 6th and 7th elections until he stays the head of government." >>>
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