Syria: Time to Kill … & Kill … & Kill

By Jennifer Hanin, April 11, 2012

Iran’s umbilical cord to Syria is nauseatingly obvious when UN Special Envoy Kofi Annan has to go to Tehran to gain support for his faltering ceasefire plan. Yet for the Boston Globe to report “the visit is to stop the country’s slide into civil war” is a boldface lie. CNN’s Suzanne Malveaux has also downplayed [...]

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 [...]

An Interesting Media Experience Defending Israel

By Larry Greenfield, March 23, 2012

One of my first media interviews as the new Executive Director of JINSA, was with Al-Jazeera English TV, (AJ), based in Washington, D.C. It went fairly well, and is worth a moment of commentary. AJ called our office and at first I was unsure about participating, because their editorial view and guests are not exactly [...]

Would YOUR Country Allow This?

By Jennifer Hanin, March 14, 2012

Many don’t realize that families in southern Israel and specifically Sderot, have lived in a war zone for the last eight years. Ask yourself, would your country allow this? Hamas is launching Kassam rockets towards densely populated areas. To date, 6000 rockets have landed in Sderot. The video does a good job of showing how [...]

One Million People Threatened, Thousands of Rockets, And Just Fifteen Seconds

By Gal Sitty, March 12, 2012

By Gal Sitty Just less than two months ago I spent a day in the Israeli city of Sderot near the Gaza border. Sderot, with a population of about 24,000 residents, is a largely bedroom community that is fairly densely populated. Those characteristics are what have made this formerly quiet, peaceful town the biggest target [...]

Share the Peace – Friend Me

By Jennifer Hanin, March 8, 2012

Sometimes it takes an unconventional approach to build better futures. Israeli President Shimon Peres is doing just that by outstretching the olive branch of peace to citizens across the world. Noticing how young people used the social revolution in the Middle East to springboard their calls for a better way of life, Peres is using [...]

Harvard is Giving Terror a Microphone

By Jennifer Hanin, March 1, 2012

Harvard is the oldest institution of higher learning in the United States, and the first corporation (under The President and Fellows of Harvard College) chartered in the country. It’s history, influence, and wealth have made it one of the most prestigious universities in the world until recently. Now, Harvard is on a path that could [...]

A Shared Dream, MLK and Israel

By Gal Sitty, January 16, 2012

By Gal Sitty During Dr. King’s days as leader of the Civil Rights movement a ‘natural alliance’ took root between the African American and Jewish American communities based on shared values and identification of a troubled past. Several cofounders of the NAACP were Jewish, many Jewish philanthropists donated specifically to the Civil Rights movement and to [...]

Where Is The Outrage?

By Gal Sitty, January 13, 2012

By Gal Sitty This week a video released by the educational pro-Israel organization Stand With Us exposed, again, the truth about how some in the Arab World treat Palestinians. We’ve also written about it here before and many other organizations and people have talked about it, written about, etc. including Israel’s Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon [...]

How Israel Made The World A Better Place In 2011

By Gal Sitty, December 30, 2011

By Gal Sitty 2011 was a year in which Israel’s continued contributions to the World received increasing recognition. Whether it was disaster relief in Japan, helping to feed people in sub-Saharan Africa, or ground breaking discoveries in science, Israel was at the forefront of the all the major positive developments of 2011. Here is a piece [...]