Orit Arfa

American Jews: Expel Yourselves

The only humanitarian solution to the israel-Arab conflict. Reminder: the Expulsion from Gush Katif occurred during this period of the year., 7/10/2013, 9:13 AM

Coming Home: Bitten by the Settler "Vampire"

Israelis build roads, ecological systems, educational institutions and businesses that benefit the entire region, Palestinian Arabs included. But "settlers" might as well be evil vampires from the way the media and some politicians portray them. , 4/15/2013, 11:28 PM

Jewish Harvard Students: Be Smart!

Original and spunky, the writer tells Harvard students how to fight hate crimes with a smart counter-attack., 3/13/2013, 10:23 PM

Why Israel is Losing the PR War

An analysis that might benefit AIPAC and pro-Israel activists., 3/4/2013, 10:13 PM

Stop the Commodification of Israel and the Jews

Maintaining the level of Jewish comfort and stature in America has become to many Jewish leaders a goal even more worthy than the causes they promote., 2/14/2013, 3:02 PM

How Being a Confident Zionist Can Help You Find a Mate

What is good for Israel on a diplomatic level is good for you on a personal level. Finding the right lifemate is not so different from finding one's way in the Middle East and the world. An original Tu B'Av message., 8/3/2012, 5:04 PM

A Letter to My Secular Friend in Tel Aviv

Open your heart to people different from you., 3/16/2008, 1:22 PM

And How Does That Make You Feel, Ehud?

Olmert is not guided by reason and logic., 1/10/2008, 11:46 PM

Top Ten Reasons for Not Making Aliyah

Excuses, excuses., 6/6/2007, 6:41 PM

Live Your Passion, Walk Your Talk, Realize Your Dreams

I feel so privileged to be a part of this country., 5/22/2007, 12:25 AM

From Gush Katif to American Idol

Idols and heroes, in America and in Israel., 2/23/2007, 12:09 AM

Israel's Military Defense Force

There is a distinct hierarchy in Israel. Terrorist attacks on civilians in falafel stands and buses demand not self-defense, but negotiations with terrorists. Katyusha rockets on the more affluent northern cities, and particularly, major cities like Haifa, demand all-out war. , 7/17/2006, 11:23 PM

The Rave of the Jewish Spirit

Recently, I was privileged to dance at an Israeli rave. But it wasn't a rave serving up drinks, a pill or a joint whose effects were anchored by electronic sounds and a four-on-the-floor beat. It was a rave serving up songs of justice and love for Israel, anchored by the steady beat of a Jewish heart. , 11/7/2005, 11:59 AM

An Open Letter to American (Orthodox) Jewry

The sermons that I heard (or didn't fall asleep to) mentioned Katrina a lot, but rabbis were eerily silent on the topic of the Disengagement. I find this a little disturbing, because all throughout the holidays we pray for the joy and peace of Israel., 10/26/2005, 10:47 PM

A Love Letter from Tel Aviv

I've never written for Arutz Sheva before. I never thought that I would really be welcome., 10/11/2005, 10:46 PM