Call them penetrating questions: The series of events surrounding the incursion and interception of an Iranian drone that crossed into Israel from Syria early last Saturday raises many matters of concern.The Iranian unmanned aerial vehicle was speedily downed by an Israel Air Force Apache helicopter, but although Israeli jets successfully struck the drone’s command control site in the Homs desert, they were met with massive Syrian antiaircraft fire.
It was no dove of peace taking flight when Bjornar Moxnes, leader of the Red Party in the Norwegian parliament, released his nomination of the international BDS movement for the Nobel Peace Prize last week. In fact, I found myself thinking of Monty Python’s “Dead Parrot” sketch, featuring the deceased bird with “beautiful plumage” “pining for the fjords.”The first falsehood marketed by the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement is that it is pro-peace.
A “Polish grandmother,” “savta polaniya” in Hebrew, is a much-loved but much-belittled stereotype. She is an overprotective matriarch, always fearful that the worst is about to happen. Anyone of any race or religion can have this kind of Polish grandmother, although she would be the first to say, “Go ahead and crack a few jokes at my expense.”My maternal grandmother really was Polish-born, and although she died when I was too young to remember her, I thought of her this week.
I interviewed writer Haim Gouri 25 years ago for the Jerusalem Post's 60th anniversary, focusing on the 1970s in the aftermath of the Yom Kippur War. A quarter of a century later, everything he said is still relevant -- and he said it so well. May his me…https://lnkd.in/gC23r_w
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".