Jewish Journal

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... 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. 

  • My “Peace Process” with a “Pro-Palestinian” Activist

    By Orit Arfa

    August 13, 2013 | 6:59 am

    Last week, I published a column in Arutz 7 about my day tour with MachsomWatch, a far-Left NGO that considers Settlers the enemies of humanity. Here is the article in its entirety:

    I knew a publicly advertised tour with the Arabist, far-left NGO, MachsomWatch, would be my only... read on

  • The New Arab Settlement: Rawabi

    By Orit Arfa

    August 11, 2013 | 8:58 am

    The New York Times recently profiled the struggles to build Rawabi, a pre-planned Palestinian city between Shechem (Nablus) and Jerusalem. Rawabi is controversial in some political circles because construction naturally involves cooperation and trade with Israel.

    Rawabi is like... read on

  • Israel’s “Peace Partner” Glorifies Beating Up Settlers

    By Orit Arfa

    August 8, 2013 | 6:06 am

    In a ridiculously acted, eerily scored 6-minute film aired on Palestinian Authority television, Palestinians take revenge on a group of "settlers" who attack a poor Palestinian shepherd. The film feeds off and lamely encourages false stereotypes of "settlers" as religiously... read on

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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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