Jewish Journal

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... 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. 

  • 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

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