Jewish Journal

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... 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

  • 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

  • My “Peace Process” Continued

    By Orit Arfa

    August 15, 2013 | 7:55 am

    My dialogue with Michael from Ramallah started when he commented on my take-down of the far-Left MachsomWatch in Arutz 7. This is my response to his most recent letter.

    Since our e-mail exchange, you have since taken me to Nablus and Ramallah, for which I am grateful. Still, your... read on

  • Free Gaza!

    By Orit Arfa

    August 14, 2013 | 4:13 am

    I'm against the blockage of Gaza!

    Take a look at some pictures of Gaza flourishing today.

    I'd like to go, stay in that beautiful hotel, and visit the beach of the former settlement of Gush Katif which I loved so much.

    For that to happen, the IDF will have to let me in. But I'm Jewish and Israeli, so they won't.

    Will I get killed? Unlikely. Journalists travel there all the time. I can go in disguise (I'll have to cover myself up, anyway). I think it'll be worth the risk. 

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