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Amir Tibon is an  Israeli journalist who covers Washington, D.C. for Haaretz newspaper.

During the years 2013-2016, Amir was the diplomatic correspondent for Walla News, a leading Israeli news website.

Prior to that, he was a producer for Uvda, the leading investigative news program on Israeli television.

Amir is the co-author of an upcoming book on Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas (On sale July 2017.)

In 2015, he was nominated for a National Magazine Award (in the reporting category) for an article on the latest round of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.

For the same article, he also received an award from the National Press Club, for excellence in diplomatic reporting.

Before moving to Washington in 2017, Amir lived for two years in Kibbutz Nahal Oz, the closest place in Israel to the Gaza Strip.

In 2012, Amir produced an exclusive report from inside the Syrian civil war, which was chosen as the best TV report of that year by the Israeli Documentary Directors' Forum. 

Amir's writing on Israel, the peace process and the Middle East has appeared in Foreign Affairs, Politico Magazine, The New Yorker, Tablet Magazine, The New Republic, The Huffington Post, The American Interest and The Jerusalem Report. He has been interviewed on CNN, Al-Jazeera and MSNBC.

Amir has been invited to speak about Israel in leading American universities, including Columbia, Princeton, Northwestern and Georgetown.

Amir served for three years in the IDF intelligence corps. He is fluent in Hebrew, English and Arabic.

Amir can be contacted through this email - amir.tibon@haaretz.co.il  - or his twitter account.