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Steven Plaut giving a lecture at Central European University on Nov. 22, 2011.

American-born Israeli Professor Steven Plaut passed away this week at the age of 65 after a years-long struggle with cancer.

A native of Philadelphia, Steven Plaut was an economist and professor of business administration at Haifa University. He worked at the Federal Reserve Bank, among other places and was a prolific writer and blogger.


In addition, he was a member of the editorial board of the Middle East Quarterly, a publication of the Middle East Forum think tank.

Baruch Dayan HaEmet.


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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for, and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.