from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Mayakovski, Vladimir Vladimirovich 1893-1930. Soviet poet. A leader of futurism in Russian literature, he wrote forceful, declamatory verse praising the Communist revolution.


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  • "I don't want to remember Sharon as he is now -- and this is clearly a vivid reflection of how he is now -- but as he was," Gissin is quoted by ITN as saying.

    'Comatose' Ariel Sharon Sculpture Set For Israeli Debut (PHOTOS)

  • Though noting the project's detailed accuracy, Sharon's former adviser Raanan Gissin has nonetheless criticized the sculpture after an early viewing.

    'Comatose' Ariel Sharon Sculpture Set For Israeli Debut (PHOTOS)

  • Elisheva (Gissin) Efrat worked with her briefly before taking a job first in Petah Tikvah and then in Jerusalem.


  • Whilst it is true that many Israelis were happy at the prospect of the removal of Saddam (and why not - after all, he had attacked them with Scuds and supported endless suicide bombings against Israeli civilians), Gissin was merely a media advisor, Peres wasn't even in government at the time and Hagel is a longstanding Israel hater - so your quotes hardly prove very much.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • Rana'an Gissin - you're being cute with me here - was a press spokesman for Sharon in very much the same way Alastair Campbell was for Blair.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • Fleshing out how to rebrand Israeli atrocities, Gissin made it clear that his mission was to "make Israel relevant" to Canadians and use Toronto as a test market for the Israel brand during his term.

    Israel in Canada: Promised lands

  • Gissin, recently announced his Toronto staff would be expanded, despite the fact that Canada already has more Israeli diplomatic staff per capita than any other country in the world, due to "the city's large Israeli population" and the fact that Toronto is "an arena for Israel from a PR, cultural and commercial point of view".

    Israel in Canada: Promised lands

  • Gissin said the ad blitz would be "an attack on all the senses."

    Israel in Canada: Promised lands

  • Gissin, Spokesmen for Ariel Sharon was interviewed regarding The Wall which imprisoned Claire and her family, and he claimed, "The main purpose here is not to annex that land, but to provide security [and to ensure] freedom of access and freedom of religion."

    On Claire's 'street with no name' in the little town of Bethlehem, 2009

  • "The way to fix negative images of Israel is to present Israel in a positive light elsewhere," Gissin said.

    Archive 2008-08-01


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