Saturday, January 31, 2015 Shevat 11, 5775

By:
Barry Rubin
Hamas celebrated its first anniversary of power in the Gaza Strip amidst massive misinterpretations regarding the situation there. Ironically, Hamas' victory and survival have less to do with Israel than the rotten strategy of the late Yasser Arafat. He ruled the Palestinian movement for 35 years by establishing a weak, anarchic, corrupt and factionalized structure, which he played like a...
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By:
Andre Oboler
The influence of the Internet on our lives is increasing. The online world allows the creation of a virtual reality that at times bears only passing resemblance to facts on the ground. The gap between reality and virtual reality is further exploited by political activists promoting what we term "replacement geography," a means of controlling the virtual representation of land...
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By:
Roy Eitan, Jewish Telegraphic Agency
TEL AVIV Yosef Lapid, among the most politically incorrect figures of Israeli politics, died of cancer June 1. He was 77. Known to friends and foes alike as "Tommy," a nickname from his native Yugoslavia, La-pid was a dominant figure among Israel's intelligentsia. As playwright, journalist and commentator, he brought an old European brio to the nascent Jewish state. Memories...
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Aaron Pasman
From 6,000 miles away, family and friends watched online and via video-conferencing as Daniel Krupka graduated from eighth grade in front of the Western Wall. "It was the perfect place to graduate after nine years of being at a Jewish day school and learning about Israel," said the recent Abrams Hebrew Academy student. Krupka, along with 28 others, made up...
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By:
Aaron Pasman
After this particular war, the bumper stickers read, "I stayed in Tel Aviv." Leah Goldman was 14 years old during the first Persian Gulf war in the early 1990s, and living through it is one of her strongest memories of growing up in Israel, especially the message on that sticker. Unlike many others in Tel Aviv, her family stayed in...
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