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Allison Kaplan Sommer

Allison Kaplan Sommer is a writer and former PJM editor based in Ra'anana, Israel.
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‘Nakba Day’ Incidents Worry Israelis and Embarrass the IDF

Sunday, May 15th, 2011 - by Allison Kaplan Sommer

The restraint of the Israel Defense Forces on the Syrian border may have saved lives and prevented a PR disaster today, but it may have also emboldened Israel’s enemies. (More from Michael Totten: "Nakba Day’s Deadly Political Theater.")

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Can Israel’s ‘Iron Dome’ Blunt Hamas Rockets?

Thursday, March 31st, 2011 - by Allison Kaplan Sommer

The cutting-edge weapon faces trial by fire.

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Israelis Try To Start Their Own Tea Party

Thursday, November 4th, 2010 - by Allison Kaplan Sommer

A small rally commences an attempt to bring the American movement to the Knesset.

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Will the Real Bibi Netanyahu Please Stand Up?

Monday, September 6th, 2010 - by Allison Kaplan Sommer

Israelis on the right and the left are wondering whether their prime minister may be undergoing a political mid-life crisis.

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Missile Attacks Rock Red Sea Resorts

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010 - by Allison Kaplan Sommer

The attacks may mean that Hamas is sending a message to President Abbas, warning him not to sit directly across the negotiating table from the Israelis.

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Rough Seas for Israel After Gaza Flotilla Intercepted (Updated through the day)

Monday, May 31st, 2010 - by Allison Kaplan Sommer

The unavoidable PR fallout from the deaths of at least 14 activists has already roiled the capitals of Europe and may cause unrest among the Israeli Arab population. (Updated continuously as news arrives.) (Also: Watch Richard Landes direct from Jerusalem on PJTV.)

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‘Tiny Chair’ Diplomacy Harms Israel-Turkey Relations

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010 - by Allison Kaplan Sommer

Israel's deputy foreign minister tries to humiliate a Turkish ambassador by sitting him in a smaller chair. Really.

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Egypt’s Steel Wall: An Attempt to Placate the U.S.?

Sunday, January 10th, 2010 - by Allison Kaplan Sommer

Egypt's decision to wall off Gazan tunnels is being condemned across the Arab world.

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What Can Israel Teach the U.S. About Airport Security?

Friday, January 1st, 2010 - by Allison Kaplan Sommer

It's not what's in their shoes or underwear. It's what's in their minds.

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Israel-Hamas Ceasefire Fated to Cease

Thursday, June 19th, 2008 - by Allison Kaplan Sommer

Residents of southern Israel and Gaza are enjoying the quiet — but don't expect it to last.

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