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  • 10 Observations about Ariel Sharon’s Death [VIDEO]

    By Orit Arfa

    January 14, 2014 | 7:24 am

    1. Immediately after Ariel Sharon’s death, criticism was muted out of respect for his accomplishments. Critics of his actions, from the Left or Right, were castigated for insensitivity, especially as Palestinians celebrated his death. The nation of Israel so desperately needs... read on

  • Who REALLY owns the Land of Israel?

    By Orit Arfa

    December 31, 2013 | 11:32 am

    After working several years in Israel advocacy, I've found that most discourse about the Arab-Israeli conflict centers around the question: Who owns the land of Israel, particularly the “West Bank” or “Judea and Samaria”? (Nomenclature depends on the narrative you favor).

    The... read on

  • Jeffrey Goldberg Twerks John Kerry’s Butt [VIDEO]

    By Orit Arfa

    December 11, 2013 | 1:41 pm

    It all started when Left-wing columnist Jeffrey Goldberg used Miley Cyrus to sound smart and wise. He bemoaned how Miley actually needed to heed advice from old Jewish men after she controversially proclaimed that she doesn't want a 70-year-old-Jew sitting behind a desk all day... read on

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  • Can a Settler Be Against the Occupation?

    By Orit Arfa

    October 26, 2013 | 10:11 am

    With mainstream Jewish and pro-Israel organizations, let alone the European Union, often shunning "settlers" (AIPAC, Jewish Federations, ADL, most Reform synagogues, etc.) becaue Jews who live beyond the Green Line are not politically correct, you gotta hand it to +972 magazine for... read on

  • Faces of Israeli Settlements

    By Orit Arfa

    October 20, 2013 | 1:05 pm

    It's about time! While NBCNEWS.com gets in the usual disclaimer that Jewish communities beyond the Green Line are widely considered illegal by international law, its recent slide show entitled "Faces of Israeli Settlements" gets past usual stereotypes of religious, rock-throwing... read on

  • My Personal “Peace Process”: Round III

    By Orit Arfa

    August 26, 2013 | 1:45 pm

    I have recently entered into a written dialogue with Michael of Ramallah, who sympathizes with the plight of Palestinian living segragated from Israel. I thought we united over our vision for a one-state solution, but once he started justifiying terror that explicitly targets women... read on

  • My Personal “Peace Process”: Round II

    By Orit Arfa

    August 18, 2013 | 6:50 am

    My dialogue with Michael, an American pro-Palestinian activist from Ramallah, is heating up. He rejects many of the arguments I made in my last letter to him. Here he expresses sympathy for Palestinian terror and is more strident in his categorization of Israel as a state founded... read on

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Orit Arfa is a writer and author of The Settler.

A native of Los Angeles, Orit’s works are informed by a deep connection to the ethical dialectic that flows from her Jewish...

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