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Leeway for Lulavs Shows Benefits of Trade

The announcement that Israel would allow lulavs to be imported from Gaza ahead of the week-long Jewish Festival of Succot was greeted with mixed feelings. Lulavs, the young shoots of palm trees used as part of the religious rituals associated with the holiday, grow abundantly in Gaza and are in great demand in Israel at this time of year. But how did a “hostile entity” suddenly become a legitimate partner for ad hoc trade? Continue reading

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Perhaps They Should Try Above-ground?

Yesterday’s Jerusalem Post reports that the IDF is sending a representative, Capt. Asher, to the US to learn from the US military about their methods battling tunnels on the US-Mexico border. Regarding Capt. Asher’s mission, an IDF officer offers this quote: “We have yet to find the perfect system, even though we have been searching for one for years.” Continue reading

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