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With IDF soldier losing an eye – time to untie the army’s hands against rock throwing terrorists

With IDF soldier losing an eye – time to untie the army’s hands against rock throwing terrorists

  STOP THE ROCK ATTACKS! April 21, 2013 Driving into Jerusalem this morning I saw a familiar face just after passing the security checkpoint in Gush Etzion (yes for those who don’t realize it, Jews who live in Judea and Samaria also have to go through security before entering major cities. “Checkpoints” are not just for Arabs). I stopped the car after realizing it was my old friend and...
Israel’s hurricane ‘Sandy’ – Bat Hefer

Israel’s hurricane ‘Sandy’ – Bat Hefer

  For many Israelis last week’s winter storm was a blessing. At least five straight days of rain, and then snow, turned a large portion of the country into a winter wonderland. Schools were cancelled, businesses where closed, children and adults alike were outdoors building snowmen, having snowballs fights and making snow angels.  Overall it was just a relaxing break from reality in a cou...
Dodging Rockets in Sderot

Dodging Rockets in Sderot

IDF strike in Gaza                 I’ve been to the Western Negev town of Sderot more times than I can count. For nearly three years from 2008-2010, I was in the beleaguered city regularly, as many as 2-3 times a week, doing PR work for the town’s Hesder Yeshiva. Therefore I am hardly a stranger to the Tzeva Adom (code red) early warning system and havi...

Here is my latest op-ed from the Algemeiner news website: Click Here   Israel, Shmisrael: Is This Where We’re Headed? “We have to stop the hysteria we are all rousing. Instead, we must say: ‘We will get through this, we won’t leave here.’ What happened? Kassams, shmassams!” – Israeli Vice Premier Shimon Peres, addressing Knesset reporters in June, 2006 in regards to a sur...
Endorsement Letter from CAMERA for my media trainings

Endorsement Letter from CAMERA for my media trainings

  Here is an endorsement/thank you  letter I received from the CAMERA organization after conducting media training sessions all over the East Coast for groups of their members and student activists. Contact me today, to book a media training session for your community! View CAMERA Endorsement letter     ...
Standing side by side with Israeli victims of terror

Standing side by side with Israeli victims of terror

Below is my first op-ed column as an “infrequent” Jerusalem Post columnist. The column will be called “A View from the Hills” and focus on life in Judea and Samaria. This article is on Michael Palmer who lost a son and infant grandson in an Arab terror attack this past September. I strongly believe the nation of Israel and all our friends worldwide must come to the support...
As Migron goes, so goes the rest of Israel

As Migron goes, so goes the rest of Israel

          My latest op-ed in the Jerusalem Post The government recently decided to back the High Court of Justice ruling to evacuate the community of Migron by August 1, 2012. Per an agreement facilitated between Minister Bennie Begin and the residents of Migron, the community will be re-located just 2 km. away from its current site. The Court’s rationale for tearing d...
My latest op-ed Binart’s Philosophy is Hardly Zionism

My latest op-ed Binart’s Philosophy is Hardly Zionism

  Beinart’s Philosophy is Hardly Zionism   American writer and editor Peter Beinart. Photo: wiki commons. Zion Square is probably the most popular downtown Jerusalem thoroughfare for Israelis and tourists alike, connecting the Ben Yehuda Pedestrian Mall to Jaffa Street. On Independence Day the square is packed with thousands of revelers celebrating the establishment of th...
Itamar, Israel one year after the Fogel Massacre

Itamar, Israel one year after the Fogel Massacre

The heart of a community 03/08/2012 13:15   By JOSH HASTEN One year later, residents, friends and family of the Fogel family gathered to commemorate their lives The new Beit Midrash in Itamar dedicated to the Fogels Leah Goldsmith pulls back the curtains from her living- room window to reveal a breathtaking view. In the distance, just a few kilometers to the north of her home in the Samaria c...