Tell Congress to Calculate the REAL Number of Palestinian Refugees

By Jennifer Hanin, August 6, 2012

Can you imagine any school in the U.S. proudly wearing a mural of a terrorist? Now, meet a school at UNRWA’s Deheishe Palestinian Refugee camp, which proudly displays a mural of the first female Palestinian suicide bomber. UNRWA’s Aida Palestinian camp also displays a giant key at its entrance signifying Palestinians hold the key to [...]

Woody Allen: Will You or Won’t You?

By Jennifer Hanin, July 9, 2012

I can’t think of any pro-Israel advocate who wouldn’t love to have Woody Allen make his next film in Israel. Can you? I didn’t think so. Especially, after Allen has time and time again said there’s no good reason to leave Manhattan yet he’s made four films in London, one in Spain, one in Rome [...]

Ask Woody Allen to Make His Next Movie in Israel

By Jennifer Hanin, July 9, 2012

We need your help to ask Woody Allen to make his next movie in Israel. All it would take is an invitation and about $18 million. Completely doable with your help. A movie made in Israel would help the world see Israel as the wonderful, vibrant democracy it is. After all, Allen’s film Vicky Christina [...]

Mavi Marmara Sequel: Knife-Weilding ‘Aid’ Ship Goes to Court

By Jennifer Hanin, May 29, 2012

Originally published • May 27, 2012 • Does polit­i­cal pos­tur­ing pass as an indict­ment in Turkey’s judi­cial sys­tem these days? Is Turk­ish Pres­i­dent Recep Tayipp Erdo­gan using a page from the old Arab League, post-Shah Iran­ian play­book again? Will Turkey’s poorly-written sequel about an “aid” ship with “peace­ful human­i­tar­i­ans” car­ry­ing rice and beans (i.e., provo­ca­teurs [...]

You Can’t Take the Crazy Out of Ahmadinejadisms

By Jennifer Hanin, May 22, 2012

Over the years, I’ve had the opportunity to blog about issues affecting Israel and the Middle East. Currently, skepticism in Israel is high as Iran readies to sign a deal with the IAEA just before the 6-Power talks get underway in Baghdad. Israeli leaders have good reason to be skeptical of anything Iran signs with [...]

With Love From Iran

By Jennifer Hanin, May 17, 2012

Today, Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson offered a tidbit that I couldn’t help but nibble on. In his latest threat, Ramin Mehmanparast told the semiofficial Mehr news agency Thursday that if Google doesn’t restore the name of the Persian Gulf to its Google Maps service, the internet giant could face “serious damages.” Given this logic, what’s [...]

Nothing Says Peace Like Molotov Cocktails

By Jennifer Hanin, May 15, 2012

There’s something to be said for civilizations that rise above adversity and violence and focus on progress and prosperity. Israel is not only considered the Silicon Valley of the Middle East for its welter of technological startups and contributions, it’s also feeding hungry bellies in developing countries via its breakthroughs with drip irrigation and other [...]

Iran Stalls, Bluffs & Denies its Nuclear-Related Military Ambitions

By Jennifer Hanin, May 4, 2012

When faced with more Iranian stonewalling regarding inspecting its Parchin military facility suspected of nuclear-related military research, nothing holds truer than the proverb: “If it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck, and looks like a duck, it must be a duck.” Now, the UK Ambassador to Israel, Matthew Gould is speaking out that [...]

Ahmadinejad or Ashton? Tough Choice

By Jennifer Hanin, May 1, 2012

Which is worse? Ahmadinejad claiming his Islamic regime is developing nuclear isotopes to “treat cancer” or EU Foreign Policy Chief Catherine Ashton spearheading the P5+1 engagement team trying to negotiate a solution with Iran?  For those following the issues closely, choosing between these two presents a real dilemma. Those who know Iran’s history of calling [...]

Israel Still the Beacon of Nations 64 Years Later

By Jennifer Hanin, April 26, 2012

It’s hard to believe 64 years after Israel reached its modern independence that we would be in an incessant world discussion about how to carve up the Jewish state even more to provide a new homeland for more Arabs. After all, in 1947 the UN par­celed out more land for an Arab state (Transjordan – [...]