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Effy Gee

Effy Gee

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The proud warriors of Hamas’s Izz Al Dine Al Qassam Brigades carrying effigies of Shimon Peres, Benjamin Netanyahu and Ehud Barak in celebration of the 13th anniversary of the “Al Aksa Intifada” on the streets of the Nusairat refugee camp in central Gaza Strip.

The choice of whom to carry around the streets of Nusairat is questionable: Barak is no longer in office, Netanyahu was not in charge back in 2000, and Shimon Peres is pro-Palestinian state. Why pick them of all the vast list of Israeli culprits who could be used in this festival of hate?

Because they’re there, I suppose. It doesn’t really make a difference what their names are – they’re effigied because they’re Jews and Israelis – a lethal combination in Nusairat.

Happy hanging.

About the Author: Yori Yanover has been a working journalist since age 17, before he enlisted and worked for Ba'Machane Nachal. Since then he has worked for Israel Shelanu, the US supplement of Yedioth, JCN18.com, USAJewish.com, Lubavitch News Service, Arutz 7 (as DJ on the high seas), and the Grand Street News. He has published Dancing and Crying, a colorful and intimate portrait of the last two years in the life of the late Lubavitch Rebbe, (in Hebrew), and two fun books in English: The Cabalist's Daughter: A Novel of Practical Messianic Redemption, and How Would God REALLY Vote.


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