Lisa Goldman is senior editor at the Daily Beast's Open Zion blog. Before relocating to New York City in 2012, she worked as a journalist in the Middle East for more than a decade, covering events like Israel's withdrawal of its settlements from Gaza in 2005 and the Second Lebanon War in 2006. In 2011, she spent two months in Egypt reporting for +972, a progressive Tel Aviv-based digital magazine, which she co-founded. At the time, she was the only journalist in Egypt reporting openly for an Israeli news outlet. (It seemed like a good idea at the time.) She has written for the New York Times, Haaretz, the Guardian, Time Out Tel Aviv, The Jewish Daily Forward and the Columbia Journalism Review, among other publications. A Canadian-Israeli, she now lives in Brooklyn.