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Stephanie Granot

Writer

Stephanie Granot

Freelance Journalist
Features Writer
U.N. Correspondent

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Brother of Fallen Israeli Soldier Makes His Case in DC and NY

“It burned for almost 24 hours,” explains Aviram Shaul. He’s referring to the armored personnel carrier that carried nine IDF Golani Brigade soldiers into the heart of the Gaza’s Shujaiyeh neighborhood on July 20, 2014, during the first days of Operation Protective Edge. Among them was his younger brother Oron.
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When Right Brings Might: Haley and Danon Wrench the UN Away From Israel Bashers

At Thursday’s United Nations Security Council meeting, United States Ambassador Nikki Haley honored her pledge to shift the focus of the Middle East conflict away from the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Haley, who is rotating as UNSC president for the month of April, didn’t mince words when she steered the Council away from Israel and onto Iran’s support of terrorism.
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Build Bridges, Not Boycotts: Round Two

Over 2,000 delegates, diplomats, faculty members, researchers, students, NGO representatives, UN officials, and activists filled the United Nations General Assembly Hall on Wednesday to. speak out against the Boycott, Divestment and Sanction (BDS) movement at the second annual. Build Bridges not Boycotts Summit.
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The Unlikeliest Storyteller

The first time he mentioned that his sister-in-law writes a blog on Terezin it didn't register with me. "That's nice," I replied absently. He shrugged tattooed shoulders and turned a power saw on. April sunlight glinted off a big silver cross around his neck as he got back to building a deck in our yard. It's October and the tattooed builder with the silver cross, is back, fixing a leaky kitchen ceiling while I put away groceries. He tries again loudly from the top of the ladder. “My sister-in-law writes a blog about Terezin.” I look up. With his black skull t-shirt and motorcycle jacket, he looks more like a Hell’s Angels gang member than the family member of a Holocaust Chronicler. I'm pretty sure I'm hearing things. I try to form an appropriate response, but the only thing that comes out of my mouth is “What?” "I'll send it to you" he says and disappears into the ceiling.
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Building Bridges with a Net

“Who says it’s not fun to be in the UN?”. Ambassador Danny Danon asked the crowd in the gym at United Nations International School (UNIS) on Thursday. “My colleagues and I are used to debating in the UN General Assembly,” he continued, “but today we compete in a different arena.”. Israel’s envoy to the UN was welcoming diplomats – and their wives – to a game of mamanet, Israel’s largest social-sport project specifically targeting mothers.
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Israeli Art Exhibit, Highlighting Refugee Crisis, Open at UN Delegate’s Entrance

An exhibition featuring the work of Israeli sculptor and artist Orna Ben-Ami opened at UN Headquarters on Tuesday night. The exhibition, which will be on display at the Delegates Entrance until March 10, is titled “Entire Life in a Package”. It’s intended to draw attention to the refugee crisis and features works of welded iron superimposed over Reuter’s photographs of refugees.
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Defending The ‘Fourth Front’

A year and a half ago his appointment as Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations made headlines around the world. This week Danny Danon sat down with The Jewish Press to talk about his experiences on the job. Danon: Coming from Israeli politics, I thought it would be more relaxed here in the UN but actually that’s not the case.
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Synagogues and Fashionistas

New York Fashion Week Spring Summer 2017
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Aspiring to inspire

At the one year anniversary of the Global Goals, Israel emerges as a leader in Development. But there’s work to be done at home.
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The Picture of Happiness

What’s written on the chalkboards of “My Piece of Happiness” are as diverse as the people holding them, but each holds a clue as to what makes us all tick. Call it a sense of peace, fulfillment, satisfaction, or meaning, it’s a return to our earliest ideals, the things we valued in childhood and might have lost along the way.
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A Little Closure on an Unspeakable Tragedy

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The Final Peace

Unlikely art exhibit draws world attention to fallen Israeli soldiers held by Hamas. Leah Goldin still speaks of her twin sons in plural even though one of them, Lt. Hadar Goldin, was killed in Gaza during Operation Protective Edge two summers ago. “They were only 15 years old during our sabbatical year in Cambridge,” explains Mrs.
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About

Stephanie Granot

Stephanie is a Freelance Journalist and UN Correspondent with a focus on events in the Middle East, and a Magazine Features Writer on a variety of topics.
She's a regular contributor to The Jerusalem Post and The Jewish Press. Stephanie is mom to Daniel, Adam, Dean and Anna and divides her time between New York and Tel Aviv.