Fighting Ignorance With The Truth

By Gal Sitty, April 10, 2012

Opinions are formed by the information we receive. That is why one Swede has made it his mission to make sure that his fellow countrymen receive all the information necessary to have an informed opinion of Israel. Blogger Kim Milrell has for years watched public opinion in his home country of Sweden grow more hostile [...]

How Israel Is Creating A Cleaner Future

By Gal Sitty, April 4, 2012

A recent global report by the Cleantech Group and the World Wildlife Fund ranks Israel second in the world in its clean technology prowess. Ranked just behind Denmark, Israel actually surpasses the nordic nation in the subcategory titled “Evidence of Emerging Clean-tech Innovation” suggesting that Israel may possibly become the World leader in the field. [...]

The West Bank Today: Disgraced Journalists and Medical Violence

By Gal Sitty, April 2, 2012″

I’d like to call your attention to two items in the news that I believe are very telling of the true situation in the Middle East. The first is a story about the former White House reporter Helen Thomas who resigned in disgrace after making extreme anti-Semitic comments on camera. Since her embarrassing resignation she [...]

How Israel Thrives

By Gal Sitty, March 30, 2012

A lot happened this week in Israel. About 25,000 runners hit the streets of Tel Aviv in the city’s annual marathon, a new leader for the centrist Kadima political party was elected, an Israeli researcher was named Europe’s top young researcher,  and much more. Simultaneously, the military was preparing for what was thought could be [...]

The “Anti-Zionist” Cabbie

By Gal Sitty, March 28, 2012

On a recent trip to San Francisco I had an interesting conversation with a self-described “anti-Zionist” Jewish cab driver. The cab ride was only about ten minutes yet a lot happened to transpire. The moment I entered the cab, the driver, an extrovert, immediately engaged me in conversation. I told him of my reason for being [...]

The UN’s “Condemn Israel Council”

By Gal Sitty, March 26, 2012”

Israel has decided to sever its ties with the widely discredited and highly biased UN Human Rights Council. This decision follows a vote last week that approved an initiative championed by the Palestinian Authority calling for an investigation of how the Israeli presence in the West Bank affects the human rights of Palestinians. By taking this [...]

A New Start For Nowruz

By Gal Sitty, March 23, 2012

This week marked the traditional Iranian or Persian new year known as Nowruz. This holiday, which dates back thousands of years, not only highlights the rich history of the Persian people but it can also highlight the shared experiences with the Jewish people. In fact, the Jewish holiday of Purim, which commemorates a miraculous event [...]

Terror In Toulouse

By Gal Sitty, March 19, 2012

This morning the Jewish community in France, and around the world, was greeted with the difficult news of a brazen attack against their own in Toulouse, France. Yonathan Sandler, a 30 year old teacher from Jerusalem and his two children, a three year old and a six year old, were murdered in cold blood by [...]

Israelis Compassion Towards Syrian Refugees Shines

By Gal Sitty, March 16, 2012

How a country treats refugees can be the single most defining issue in understanding a nation’s values and commitment to human rights. After the now yearlong brutal crackdown by the Assad regime in Syria, tens of thousands of refugees have set up camp in neighboring Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey. Lebanon, which has a long history [...]

Think Before You Title

By Gal Sitty, March 14, 2012

Cause and effect, order of operations and common sense may seem like very simple concepts to most but lately the media seems to be having trouble with grasping these ideas. Take for example an article today that was the main feature on with a caption asking “Will Israel Bomb Iran?” Rather than focusing on [...]