Over the more than 25 years Gwen Ackerman has been working as a journalist in Israel, the landscape has changed dramatically.

Ackerman, 49, has seen seven prime ministers, two intifadas and a handful of wars since she first began her career as a desk and field producer for ABC News. Since then she’s worked for AP, Reuters and The Jerusalem Post, before she began as a reporter with Bloomberg in 2004. She worked her way up the ladder there to become the agency’s bureau chief for Israel and the Palestinian Territories in 2011.

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