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 [...]

Jerusalem: Eternal City, Transitory Attacks

By Aaron Eitan Meyer, March 30, 2012

Jerusalem has been in the news even more than usual this past week, beginning with a US Supreme Court ruling that clearly repudiated a State Department claim of sweeping power over foreign policy and Jerusalem, and ending with the latest attempt to stir up global sentiment against Israel, this time not with a flotilla or [...]

Abbas Prefers Incitement Over Peace

By Jennifer Hanin, February 26, 2012

By Jennifer Hanin Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’ recent speech in Qatar proved yet again that the four commodities most often exported from Palestinian leaders are hatred, incitement, violence and revisionist history. Abbas’ comments at the International Conference for Defense for Jerusalem certainly fit that bill. The Palestinian leader encouraged Muslims to flock to Jerusalem and cited [...]

One Old City and Three Religions

By Gal Sitty, February 9, 2012

By Gal Sitty The Old City of Jerusalem might be the most contested piece of real estate in the history of World. Since it’s founding thousands of years ago many wars have been fought over it and many kingdoms and empires have sought to control it. Walking through it now, under the sovereignty of the democratic [...]

A Very Merry Christmas In Israel

By Gal Sitty, December 26, 2011

By Gal Sitty This weekend, Israel welcomed record setting numbers of Christian tourists to the Holy Land to celebrate Christmas. All told by the end of the year Israel will have warmly hosted over 2.5 million Christian tourists. To facilitate and accommodate the many faithful Israel provided free shuttles to Bethlehem’s Manger Square, outside the Church [...]

A New Low: Palestinian PM Rewrites The Christian Bible

By Gal Sitty, December 16, 2011

By Gal Sitty At a Christmas tree lighting ceremony yesterday in Bethlehem, Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad said that Christmas was an opportunity to “celebrate the Palestinian identity of Jesus Christ.” This statement is absolutely false.  Bethlehem, Jerusalem, Nazareth, Capernaum, the Sea of Galilee, and all the other areas where Jesus spent his days were all [...]

Blaming The Victim: Excusing Muslim Anti-Semitism

By Gal Sitty, December 7, 2011

By Gal Sitty Speaking to a European conference as an official representative of the US Government Ambassador Howard Gutman made the following remarks legitimizing Muslim anti-Semitism while minimizing other forms of anti-Semitism: “A distinction should be made between traditional anti-Semitism, which should be condemned, and Muslim hatred for Jews, which stems from the ongoing conflict between [...]

Holy Land Press Junket Instructions

By Adam Hanin, March 14, 2011

Claire Berlinski is one of the bloggers on our Media Fellowship trip to Israel. Here’s her overview of the schedule… So those of you who follow me on Ricochet will know that this week, Ricochet is going on a Holy Land Press Junket. That’s right, your Turkey correspondent’s been invited on a press junket to [...]

Exclusive: Olmert’s Own Words

By Jennifer Hanin, February 7, 2011

PaliLeaks brought us a one-sided, Palestinian view of some of the Israeli-Palestinian negotiations via a third party but the world hungers to know what occurred on the other side. Now, in a yet-to-be released autobiography, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert opens up about his private negotiations with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. Olmert said, “It’s hard [...]

Destroying Our History, One Garbage Truck at a Time

By Adam Hanin, November 22, 2010

Image via Wikipedia In a recent article on Aish.com entitled “Airbrushing Jewish History,” author Yvette Alt Miller presents a compelling discussion on how Jewish archaeological history in Israel is being systematically destroyed. Miller suggests that at a time when demonstration of Jewish presence in Israel is more important than ever, the Muslim Waqf – the [...]