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  • Are the Paris Attacks The World’s Much Needed Wake-Up Call?

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    2 weeks ago

    If there’s one condolence after a terror attack it’s solidarity. As a nation tries to overcome the shock and gather the pieces the individuals who call it “home” let go all personal differences and help each other get through the tragedy. Some help clear the wreckage, some rush...

  • A Tough Time to Live Here – Guest Post by an Israeli Christian Arab

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    October 28, 2015 | 9:44 am

    Noora, an Israeli Arab, shares with Israelife's readers her thoughts and feelings during these difficult times, with daily terror attacks and nation-wide fear.

    Hatred, violence, incitement, provocation and in the final analysis – murders, are the sad reality of my country these...

  • Eat 4 the Sake of Jerusalem — Crowdfunding to help Israeli businesses in face of terror campaign

    By Rabbi Yonah Bookstein

    October 22, 2015 | 2:45 pm

    Our brothers and sisters in Israel, and especially Jerusalem, are in the midst of a vicious wave of terror attacks — and for people living in the Diaspora it is hard to know how to help. What you need to do now is order a Pizza in Jerusalem.

    But who is going to eat it?


  • [Video] Biased Coverage of Israel Exposed (Again)

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    October 16, 2015 | 11:47 am

    It’s well known by now that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is being misrepresented by the international media.

    Time and time again, all expectations for the media to sober up and start to support the war on terror by simply naming terror attacks as what they are go down the...

  • I’m done apologizing!

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    October 13, 2015 | 8:23 am

    Every time a wave of terror washes Israel, incitement fills the media, social and traditional. This time around, however, it's worse than ever. This time around, the terrorists are acting in a way that easily appears as if they are "lone wolves" who acted spontaneously in a moment...

  • When Terror Is At Your Doorstep

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    October 8, 2015 | 7:48 am

    I want to talk to you about fear. The kind that paralyzes you when, in the midst of a working day, you hear ambulances from outside the window, and everyone's phone starts beeping with Breaking News alerts, saying 5 people were stabbed, only two streets away, by a terrorist with a...

  • A Lesson in Tolerance

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    August 3, 2015 | 10:30 pm

    When it comes to my country, I am usually the first one to brag and show-off. Israel is a High Tech world-leader, with the most startups per capita than any other place in the world. Israel is also a leading country when it comes to women’s rights, and at the forefront of morality...

  • REALITY CHECK: Tel-Aviv bus stabbing - How the media allow terror by ignoring it

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    January 21, 2015 | 8:25 am

    Less than two months after a tragic row of stabbing and vehicular terror attacks, we woke up today to more sad news: A Palestinian terrorist stabbed 13 Israelis on a Tel-Aviv bus, with 4 fatally wounded. He was quickly tracked down by security forces present in the area, shot and...

  • #JeSuisCharlie, #JeSuisJuif - We Must Unite In Our Battle Against Terror

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    January 9, 2015 | 8:39 am

    On Wednesday, the western world experienced yet again the Islamic terror's attempts to shut down all forms of freedom of speech. Three Islamist gunmen stormed the offices of satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris and opened fire, killing at least 12 people. France, as well as...

  • WATCH: How did Berkley students react to ISIS and Israel flags waved on campus?

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    November 20, 2014 | 11:00 am

    We've all been reading about anti- Semitism and anti-Israelism on U.S campuses. Time and time again, we witness the hatred casued by ignorence, and get a bit more frightened about our future generation. As it turns out, it's not only modern-day anti- Semitism we need to fear, but...

  • REALITY CHECK: Watch the word “terror” disappear from reports on today’s J’lem attack

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    November 18, 2014 | 8:20 am

    Today, we woke to horrifying news: Palestinian terrorists entered a synagogue in Jerusalem early in the morning, in a killing spree. Armed with guns, knives and axes they murdered four Jewish men who were praying peacefully. Eight others were wounded, among which two police...

  • Reliving the horror: sparks of a third Intifada bring back memories from almost a decade ago

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    November 11, 2014 | 8:40 am

    Growing up in a (relatively) small central town in Israel, hopping on a bus to Tel-Aviv with your friends is a must-do when you’re a teenager looking for a way to express your recently acclaimed adulthood. During the holidays (and sometimes in school days,) it is considered “cool”...

  • U.S. court rules Arab Bank liable for Hamas terror

    September 24, 2014 | 12:35 pm

    Arab Bank provided material support to Hamas, a U.S. court found, and must compensate the victims of 24 attacks carried out by the terror group.

    Jurors in Brooklyn District Court delivered the verdict Sept. 22 following two days of deliberations and a six-week trial, Reuters...

  • Our battle against Hamas is far from being over

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    September 10, 2014 | 9:24 am

    “Peace will come when the Arabs will love their children more than they hate us.” (Golda Meir. Statement to the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., 1957)

    In the 2012 Operation Pillar of Defense, the Israeli Defense Forces successfully scared Hamas back to the dark caves...

  • Changing the world, one step at a time - Q&A with advocate Brigitte Gabriel

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    July 24, 2014 | 8:32 am

    Brigitte Gabriel (49,) a bestselling author, activist, a leading expert on global Islamic terrorism, and founder and President of ACT! for America, has one fascinating life story. She was born in Lebanon to a Maronite Christian family, and spent her childhood in amid the Lebanese...

  • Winning the war, losing support

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    July 14, 2014 | 8:38 am

    The fact that 70% of the Israeli population spend their nights and days running for shelter and that more than 1000 missiles were fired at Israel from Gaza does not matter to the world, as long as the death toll stands at zero.

    In the past week, more than 1000 missiles were fired...

  • A split nation - united with hope for the boys to return home

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    June 20, 2014 | 8:33 am

    During the past week, a feeling of unity has spread amid our divided nation. The abduction of Naftali, Eyal and Gil-Ad last Thursday shared us all with a wish of heart for their return. In the past week, all splits in the Israeli society were sewn back together.

    During the past...

  • Ido Daniel, one of the #BringBackOurBoys campaign managers, talks strategy

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    June 15, 2014 | 8:10 am

    On Thursday nights, three Israeli teenagers went missing in Judea and Samaria, and on Saturday night were officially announced kidnapped by Palestinian terrorists. As the Israeli Defense Forces continue the search for Eyal (19) Gil-Ad (16) and Naftali (16,) a group of Israeli...

  • The Blame Game

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    May 14, 2014 | 8:22 am

    Lately, the so-called “peace talks,” aimed to resolve the ongoing conflict between Israel and the Palestinian Authority, changed their course from trying to negotiate the terms of ending this very complicated situation. It seems that in the past few weeks, all sides involved are...

  • Not acts of despair- Terror!

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    December 25, 2013 | 11:33 am

    Three terror attacks were added in the past 48 hours to a record number of over 170 attacks since the beginning of November. Israeli civilians and soldiers were killed by Palestinians with vengeance in their hearts as day after day Israeli newspapers were colored in black.


  • The Value of Life

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    November 19, 2013 | 11:43 am

    “Peace will come when the Arabs will love their children more than they hate us.” (Golda Meir. Statement to the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., 1957)

    On Monday, Amal Haniyeh, the granddaughter of Gaza's Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh was hospitalized in Israel in...

  • A new leading woman, American Football, a life changing device and more…This week from Israel!

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    November 18, 2013 | 12:07 pm

    Jews, Israel and diaspora at the JFNAGA

    This past week, the Jewish Federations of North America’s annual General Assembly (JFNAGA( took place right here, in Jerusalem. Distinguished guests from all around the world participated in the big event, where they discussed the changing...

  • This week from Israel

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    September 30, 2013 | 12:09 pm

    A moment of humor

    Iranian President Rouhani acknowledged the Holocaust and then backed down. The Israeli embassy in Washington decided to respond with humor, and made a new LinkedIn page for him… The parody LinkedIn page refers to Rouhani as “President of Iran, Expert Salesman,...

  • The demonization of the IDF: the truth must be revealed

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    September 25, 2013 | 9:57 am

    Last Friday, Reuters reported that IDF soldiers "threw sound grenades at a group of diplomats, aid workers and locals in the occupied West Bank, and yanked a French diplomat out of the truck before driving away with its contents." The Diplomat, Marion Castaing, was quoted saying:...

  • The faces of the conflict: last night’s images

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    August 14, 2013 | 9:38 am

    A lot has been said about the renewal of the peace talks. In the past few weeks, newspapers were filled with commentary from Middle-East specialists, discussing the chances of failure or success. Some dismissed the possibility of an agreement; some asked us to give peace a chance....

  • State Dept. report notes ‘marked resurgence’ in Iran-sponsored terror

    May 30, 2013 | 2:58 pm

    Iran-sponsored terrorism showed a “marked resurgence” last year, the State Department said in its annual report on terrorism.

    The report released Thursday named the Qods Force of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, its ministry of intelligence and Hezbollah, its ally in Lebanon,...

  • Blood and hate are flooding Europe

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    May 29, 2013 | 12:40 pm

    Muslim communities in Europe are not something new. Many people suffered in middle-eastern lands, went searching for a new home where there is freedom of speech and equal rights, and started to settle in various European countries.  With time, they became more and more noticed. It...

  • Hate, courtesy of the UN

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    April 24, 2013 | 12:03 pm

    Richard Falk, a UN official, referred to the Boston Marathon in a column he wrote for the Foreign Policy Journal , saying the US "had it coming" because of its policy around the world and specifically in the Middle East, Iraq and Afghanistan. Yes, that's right. A respected person...

  • Boston bomb suspect identified, no arrest

    April 17, 2013 | 10:58 am


    [UPDATE: 12 p.m.] “Contrary to widespread reporting, there have been no arrests made in connection with the Boston Marathon attack,” the FBI said in a statement.  “Over the past day and a half, there have been a number of press reports based on...

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