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The “Shalit shirt” is now selling like hotcakes in Gaza. Yes, we’re talking about that adorable little button-down with the black wings and super-stylish collar. So take note: Hamas is not just a terrorist organization, but a true trendsetter in the great, wide world of fashion.

Loathe to miss a fashion beat, we here at NewsyJewsy got an exclusive look at their Spring 2012 line, called BOMBERBABY by HAMAS. This elegant collection is bound to be a quick hit right off the runways, as it pairs hot new trends with practical features every terrorist needs.

Check out some of the highlights of the collection below:

Directly inspired by the now famous “Shalit shirt,” these gorgeous ties are the epitome of high fashion and great style. Get ready, because Hamas will be discounting these beauties at Gaza Fashion Week to benefit their new non-profit, Guns4Kids.

We caught a senior Hamas official wearing this black and white pullover to an elegant evening at the glitzy Rocket Factory. This piece is inspired by the animal in all of them.

This knight-in-shining-armor is a nod to the great medieval period, when Islam ruled much of the world. With its touch of militant flair and smart pizazz, any Hamas terrorist will look great sporting this piece.

Made in Japan with hand-dyed cotton, this exquisite pair of pantaloons was inspired by the underwear bomber. It’s fully lined and conceals most types of explosives.

Drawing the green hue from its own beautiful flag, Hamas paired a cute Nazi jacket with Middle Eastern sandals. With its elegant silhouette, this ensemble exudes pride in Hamas.

With its mocking nod to Western business attire, this outfit is the perfect choice for the suicide bomber. The suit passes muster at security checkpoints, and the trendsetting bag holds up to 50 lb.

For HAMAS’ debut, it’s a truly impressive collection. The BOMBERBABY by HAMAS is due in stores at the end of December. But for the Gazan comsumer, it can’t come soon enough.

Stay tuned as we track this hot new designer and gear up for Fall 2012!

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A Post Amid the Chaos

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So many upheavals, tragedies, and insane things have been happening these last few weeks and months, I can hardly gather my thoughts for a post.

So I decided I would just list some of the things I never thought would happen in such rapid succession. Maybe your comments can help add meaning to a confused world.

  • January 2 – Political Unrest in Tunisia
  • January 8 – Arizona Shooting Kills 6 and Injures 20, Including U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords
  • January 14 – Tunisia Ousts Ben Ali
  • January 23 – Political Unrest in Yemen
  • January 25 – Massive Demonstration in Egypt Calls for Mubarak to Step Down
  • January 25 – “Day of Rage” in Lebanon Against Hezbollah
  • January 28 – Political Unrest in Jordan
  • February 11 – Egypt Ousts Mubarak after 30 Year-Rule
  • February 12 – Political Unrest in Algeria
  • February 14 – More Deadly Protests in Iran, Bahrain and Yemen
  • February 16 – Political Unrest in Libya
  • February 21 – Demonstrations in Morocco Against Corruption
  • February 25 – Violence in Iraq, Egypt, Jordan, and Yemen
  • February 27 – Government Crackdowns lead to Civil War in Libya
  • March 11 – Political Unrest in Saudi Arabia
  • March 11 – Japan 8.9-Magnitude Earthquake and Tsunami, 12,000 Dead
  • March 12 – Terrorists Murder 5 Sleeping Family Members in Itamar, Israel
  • March 14 – Radiation Leaks from Japan’s Damaged Nuclear Plants
  • March 15 – Political Unrest in Gaza and the West Bank
  • March 19 – Political Unrest in Syria
  • March 19 – American-Led Military Assault on Libya to Oust Qaddafi
  • March 23 – Terrorist Bus Bombing in Jerusalem Kills 1, Injures 39
  • March 29 – Facebook Page Calling for Third Intifada is Taken Down. It had 350,000 Likes.
  • April 2 – Deadly Protests in Afghanistan after a U.S. Church Torches the Quran
  • April 5 – War in Libya Continues
  • April 6 – What will happen tomorrow?
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Why I Wish I Lived in Newark!

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The most revered ancient leaders carried scepters. This leader carries a snow shovel.

Enter Cory Booker, mayor of Newark, NJ and the hero of Blizzard 2010.

I admit, I read every one of Cory Booker’s tweets during this storm cleanup, and I am truly amazed at his leadership and personal effectiveness. Not only was he out there, literally, in the trenches, but he used twitter to cut out the bureaucracy of government. Government became accessible, and actually helpful.

Cory’s tweets did three things that Newark needed desperately:

  • Immediate Response to Crisis – People tweeted for help, and Cory Booker responded. Someone said they can’t get out and they need diapers. An hour later, he showed up at their doorstep with diapers. Each night, Cory Booker was up until the wee hours of the morning, helping dig out people’s cars, emergency vehicles, NJ Transit buses, whoever was stuck. He also spent a lot of time on his cell phone, talking to Newark residents, and sending over help. This kind of leadership today is very rare.
  • Encouragement – Cory Booker wrote things like, “Extraordinary challenges call for extraordinary effort, its the only way to get extraordinary results. Please help someone out today.” Wherever he went, he encouraged volunteers, and this was incredible. People really came out and helped pure strangers dig out of the snow. I don’t even live in Newark, but I feel the sense of unity he created.
  • Appreciation – Cory Booker didn’t forget to give credit where credit was due. He tweeted things like, “So grateful for the hard work of police officer who has been with me much of last 2 days. He is a superstar. Go Det. John Olivera” and “Here in the South Ward – grateful for residents on Aldine coming out past midnight to help. We have great ppl in Brick City.”

This was truly amazing leadership.

NYC got a lot of negative press for the time it took sanitation crews to get to all its streets. But as Cory Booker points out, in a tweet, “People far 2 rough on @mikebloomberg – still fighting 2 clear snow in NWK & we are 1/29th size of NYC.”

So Newark wasn’t plowed any faster, but the fact that Cory Booker was on the streets shoveling, calling people, and tweeting to the public made all the difference in the world.

Bloomberg came out of this storm at first defensive, and then threw his own crews “under the bus” (pun intended), saying, “We did not do as good a job as we wanted to do, or as the city has the right to expect.” Bloomberg, however, said the time to grill sanitation bosses on what went wrong is not at hand – that comes once all the streets are cleared.

But Cory Booker came out a hero.

From beginning to end, he was there, he was responsive, and he made people feel taken care of. Just shows you what real leadership and twitter can do.

What did you think about Cory Booker’s tweets?

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