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A familiar tragedy

  The landscape of Israel is so thick with memorials to fallen sons and daughters that you almost feel that if you stacked them all, you could build a staircase of marble, concrete, and metal far beyond the clouds. On … Continue reading

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Scenes from the Tel Aviv terror attack (this time)

Confusion seemed the order of the day in the minutes after a gunman had opened fire on a pub and a café on Dizengoff Friday afternoon, killing 2 and wounding 8 before vanishing without a trace. A rumor caught wind – … Continue reading

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Variants of Vigilantism

It would be funnier if it wasn’t real life and the stakes weren’t so high: a vigilante who tried to lynch a terrorist is arrested by police and then set upon by a mob which now mistakes him for the … Continue reading

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Deadly force in deadly times

The video that went viral in Israel on Monday left little room for debate. Three Special Patrol Unit police officers are standing outside Damascus Gate in Jerusalem, when one of them asks a young man for his ID and all … Continue reading

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Scenes from a terror attack

The first news about the stabbing spree on the Tel Aviv bus Wednesday morning came in like it always does – in a short message on WhatsApp, trailed by a barrage of follow up questions and replies, sending my phone … Continue reading

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What do you call it?

It’s startling sometimes the difference an hour or two can make. Wednesday went from a quiet morning with my infant daughter and not much happening in Israel, to a gunfight on the Egypt border between smugglers and IDF troops, and … Continue reading

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Terror in Avihayil?

Yitzhak Algabry didn’t know his life was about to end when he walked into his backyard in Moshav Avihayil in the Sharon one night in October 2012 to grab some bread for a family dinner that was taking place inside … Continue reading

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