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How Can You Tell?

How Can You Tell?

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Birtzeit University students loyal to Fatah celebrate their victory over Hamas in the university elections, next to the Birzeit University campus near the West Bank city of Ramallah, on April 10, 2013. Fatah won 23 seats out of the 51, while Hamas won 20.

One question comes immediately to mind: how do you know these two persons (presumably women) are celebrating? How would it look if they were angry, or bored, or vexed?

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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