Gal Beckerman


Israel Has a New Worst Enemy — Twitter

By Gal Beckerman

Israel Has a New Worst Enemy — Twitter
Israel’s wars are always fought on two fronts — on the ground and in the battlefield of world opinion. Gal Beckerman explains how social media has changed all the rules.Read More


How Is This Wall Different? Pope Francis Cements an Icon

By Gal Beckerman

How Is This Wall Different? Pope Francis Cements an Icon
Pope Francis’ stop at the Israeli separation wall will be the enduring legacy of his Mideast journey, Gal Beckerman writes. So what does this newly-iconic image mean?Read More


The Death of a Soviet Jewry Prophet

By Gal Beckerman

The Death of a Soviet Jewry Prophet
Yaakov Birnbaum, the father of the movement to save Soviet Jewry, has died. Gal Beckerman looks back at the man who imagined the emigration of millions.Read More


Sochi's Olympic Games Are a Missed Opportunity

By Gal Beckerman

An activist wearing a mask of Russian President Vladimir Putin joins protesters on the opening day of the Sochi Winter Olympic Games. / Getty Images Read More



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