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Allison Kaplan Sommer

Allison Kaplan Sommer is a writer living outside Tel Aviv. She is a former PJM editor.
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Are Israelis Buying Obama’s Latest Charm Offensive?

Monday, July 19th, 2010 - by Allison Kaplan Sommer

Or do they think it might have something to do with midterm elections?

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Gilad Shalit: At Any Price?

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010 - by Allison Kaplan Sommer

As the Shalit family sets out on a major public campaign, Israel debates whether to meet Hamas' painful price for the kidnapped soldier's freedom.

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Israel Must Continue Gaza Blockade, Says … Mahmoud Abbas?

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010 - by Allison Kaplan Sommer

The Palestinian Authority leader doesn't want the world doing Hamas any favors, and reportedly said so to Obama.

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Nothing to Be Proud of: Madrid’s Gay Pride Parade Bans Israel

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010 - by Allison Kaplan Sommer

Israel, of course, being the only Mideast country to offer legal protection to gays. The ban coincided with the disruption of a Spain-Israel energy conference.

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As Reality Unfolds About Flotilla, World Media Continues with Fictional Narrative

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010 - by Allison Kaplan Sommer

Video, eyewitness reports, and investigations continue to reveal inconvenient truths about the practices of worldwide journalists and pundits covering the attack.

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Within Israel, Finger-Pointing and Lessons Learned

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010 - by Allison Kaplan Sommer

Knesset testimony begins, amidst calls to treat "peace groups" as potentially violent allies of terrorists rather than benign protesters.

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The ‘Free Gaza Movement’ Convoy: Humanitarians or Camera-Seekers?

Friday, May 28th, 2010 - by Allison Kaplan Sommer

Revealing their true nature, leaders of a massive convoy looking for a confrontation with the IDF say they won't bring aid to kidnapped Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit.

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Winds of War Blow Across Israel

Saturday, March 20th, 2010 - by Allison Kaplan Sommer

Is a new intifada in the works? Or perhaps another Gaza war?

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When Bibi Meets Biden

Monday, March 8th, 2010 - by Allison Kaplan Sommer

Is the purpose of the vice president's trip to Israel to undermine that country's prime minister?

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Should Citizens Living Abroad Get a Vote?

Monday, March 1st, 2010 - by Allison Kaplan Sommer

If you are American, the answer is yes. But not every country is so generous.

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Israeli Election Results Point Rightward

Monday, February 9th, 2009 - by Allison Kaplan Sommer

The Kadima party is biggest vote-getter — but the Likud may be the only party able to put together a ruling coalition. (UPDATE: What Post-Election Bibi Netanyahu and Tsippi Livni Have In Common With Don Corleone and Tony Soprano — read here)

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Israel Furiously Attacks Gaza — And Braces for Reprisal

Saturday, December 27th, 2008 - by Allison Kaplan Sommer

The operation came quickly — as did the international condemnations. (Also, Ron Radosh: Answering the Left’s Attacks on Israel in Advance, Richard Fernandez: The Strike on Hamas and Claudia Rosett: The Real Crisis in Gaza)

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Obamessiah Hits the Holy Land

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008 - by Allison Kaplan Sommer

Israelis liked what they heard from the Democratic presidential candidate during his whirlwind visit. They just hope they can believe it.

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Trouble on the Afghan-Pakistan Border

Monday, July 21st, 2008 - by Allison Kaplan Sommer

The US must perform a complex diplomatic dance in Pakistan to protect its troops in Afghanistan, says Rep. Thaddeus McCotter.

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George Bush’s Explosive Welcome to Israel

Thursday, May 15th, 2008 - by Allison Kaplan Sommer

Terrorists greeted George W. Bush's visit to Israel by shooting a rocket into an Ashkelon mall and injuring dozens. Could there be a better metaphor for the failed peace process?

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Israel at 60: A Time to Celebrate

Thursday, May 8th, 2008 - by Allison Kaplan Sommer

Turning sixty is a milestone. So instead of finding fault with their country — which happens every day of the year — Israelis are allowing themselves one day of unabashed celebration of its accomplishments.

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The Left-Wing Mortgage Counseling Racket

Thursday, April 3rd, 2008 - by Allison Kaplan Sommer

(Michelle Malkin)

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No Amount of PR Can Help Wal-Mart

Thursday, April 3rd, 2008 - by Allison Kaplan Sommer

(Buzzmachine)

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A “Race Chasm?”

Thursday, April 3rd, 2008 - by Allison Kaplan Sommer

(TPM)

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Google Lays Off 300

Thursday, April 3rd, 2008 - by Allison Kaplan Sommer

(Valleywag)

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If Iran Goes Nuclear, So Will Saudi Arabia

Thursday, April 3rd, 2008 - by Allison Kaplan Sommer

(AP)

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Genetic Link to Lung Cancer Found

Thursday, April 3rd, 2008 - by Allison Kaplan Sommer

(LA Times)

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Now McCain Has a ’3 AM Ad’

Thursday, April 3rd, 2008 - by Allison Kaplan Sommer

(Washington Wire)

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Jane Fonda Endorses Obama

Thursday, April 3rd, 2008 - by Allison Kaplan Sommer

(Hot Air)

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Mugabe Loses Majority in Parliament

Thursday, April 3rd, 2008 - by Allison Kaplan Sommer

(Reuters)

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