Jewish Journal

  • Guess I Can’t Live in “Palestine”

    By Orit Arfa

    July 30, 2013 | 12:00 pm

    Inside sources tell me that, this time, the "peace process" is a done deal. Bibi King of Israel has already decided to surrender Judea & Samaria (the West Bank); it’s just a matter of working out the terms. We don’t know who or what bought the Prime Minister, the same way someone... read on

  • Jews Invited to Enter Palestinian Territories

    By Orit Arfa

    July 28, 2013 | 1:23 pm

    I came across a good "sign" while riding through Bethlehem. It reads in rainbow colors: "Women say no to the rules of Occupation. Civilian zone: No entry to the army. This road leads to Palestinian settlements. Israeli civilians do not be afraid! Come and visit Palestinian... read on

  • Israel’s Retaliation Against EU Meaningless

    By Orit Arfa

    July 27, 2013 | 11:34 pm

    Israel's blocking of EU projects in the West Bank in response to the EU's directive not to provide grants, gifts, or prizes to Israeli entities beyond the green line is meaningless in light of Prime Minister Netanyahu's intention to release Palestinian murderers to jumpstart... read on

  • Let the Foxes Run Wild in Ramallah

    By Orit Arfa

    July 26, 2013 | 4:30 pm

    The Ramallah locals are fighting over fashion. The Fox fashion chain (which is like Israel's Forever XXI) is set to open in Ramallah, the burgeoning West Bank Arab metropolis, which I hope to visit one day, even though it's illegal for Israelis to go there. It's touted as the... read on

  • Facebook Inventor “Likes” Settlers

    By Orit Arfa

    July 26, 2013 | 7:24 am

    Jared Morgenstern, founder of the “Like” feature on Facebook, is in Israel for a whirlwind heritage tour, and it turns out he likes “settlers.” As Arutz Sheva reports, he spent a day in the Binyamin region in Samaria (the West Bank), visiting the ancient Israelite city of Shiloh,... read on

  • My Palestinian Date in Jericho

    By Orit Arfa

    July 26, 2013 | 12:18 am

    Date-less on Tu B’Av, the Jewish "Valentine’s Day,” I needed something to do. So when a Palestinian man that I met through an Israeli tour guide offered me to take me to Jericho that night, I took him up on it. After all, Jericho is the oldest city in the world, famous for date... read on

  • I’ll Take My Peace Process with Hummus [VIDEO]

    By Orit Arfa

    July 25, 2013 | 5:15 am

    Many journalists, analysts, and students come to Ariel in Samaria, Israel in search for solutions to the Arab-Israeli conflict. Understandable. They never leave disappointed. The solution is in fact right here--the only remedy to the bloody conflict in the Middle East: hummus.

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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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