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Yaacov Apelbaum

The Jihad News Network

Surprisingly, jihadi news outlets which claim to operate independently from each other and autonomously from a global umbrella organization, exhibited only a modest learning curve. The professional quality of their news productions is indistinguishable from that of most Middle Eastern mainstream print and broadcast channels such as Al-Jazeera.

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Freedom
Yaacov Apelbaum

The Extortion-17 Memorial

This memorial is dedicated to the men of Extortion 17 who on 6 August 2011, lost their lives on a mission in Wardak provence, west of Kabul

…they were swifter than eagles, they were stronger than lions.

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History
Yaacov Apelbaum

So How Tall is the Staff of Ra?

We were going over some Indiana Jones trivia during dinner recently and one of the questions that came up had to do with an item that appeared in the Raiders of the Lost Ark called the “Head of the Staff of Ra”. The discussion must have triggered some long lost memory in my brain because I suddenly remembered that object—which ithe s a sort of a medallion—had an inscription on it.

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