Writer and Columnist

Sheri Oz is a freelance writer whose articles appear on major websites and a member of the Arutz Sheva news staff. She lives in Israel and blogs at Israel Diaries

News by Sheri Oz

A Moroccan Jewish museum in Manhattan: The ambitious dream

The Manhattan Sephardic Congregation knows how to build bridges. The museum is one of these. A conversation with Rabbi Benchimol.

A Moroccan Jewish museum in Manhattan: The ambitious dream

Elie Joseph says he is fighting for the soul of Israel

When we abandon those who saved Jewish lives, when we sell arms to genocidal countries, says Joseph, “we forget who we are.”

Elie Joseph says he is fighting for the soul of Israel

Ilana Shemesh, Israeli homebirth pioneer founds birthing center for Ugandan Jews

Story of timid child who grew up to fight Israeli medical establishment, then set up birthing center in Uganda under primitive conditions

Ilana Shemesh, Israeli homebirth pioneer founds birthing center for Ugandan Jews

Exiled non-Jewish Turkish woman studies antisemitism in Turkey. Interview with Uzay Bulut

Turkish ex-Muslim Uzay Bulut is in self-imposed exile from the land she loves.

Exiled non-Jewish Turkish woman studies antisemitism in Turkey. Interview with Uzay Bulut

Merav Levi: I thought I would die a streetwalker

Merav Levi transformed the camera from being an instrument of her humiliation into an instrument of healing and a healthy future.

Merav Levi: I thought I would die a streetwalker

Jewish doctor rescues abandoned girls in India

She is second mother to 14 Indian girls nobody else wanted and she sold her house in the USA to be able to raise them to adulthood.

Jewish doctor rescues abandoned girls in India

Dutch Glory: A smiling Anne Frank on tableware with tulips and chocolate sprinkles

Popular Dutch hand-designed tableware firm removes offensive Anna Frank bowl from their website and shelves. What WERE they thinking?Op-ed.

Dutch Glory: A smiling Anne Frank on tableware with tulips and chocolate sprinklesplayer

George Borda: Compared to Qatar, what happened in Mexico was worse, a lot worse.

Interview with George Borda, who was on the Israeli national soccer team in the World Cup in Mexico in 1970.

George Borda: Compared to Qatar, what happened in Mexico was worse, a lot worse.

Inon Dan Kehati: 'Peace will start at the Temple Mount'

Before the Druze gave an example of a proud people, Kehati set up an organization to promote Jewish pride in face of Palestinianism.

Inon Dan Kehati: 'Peace will start at the Temple Mount'

Shadi Khaloul and the unkept promise to the Aramaeans of Israel

Shadi Khaloul:“I am acting from an ideological position and in accordance with Herzl’s famous saying: ‘If you will it, it is no dream’.

Shadi Khaloul and the unkept promise to the Aramaeans of Israel

Criminologist explains what lies behind sexual crimes

Clinical Criminologist Dr. Idisis describes working with sex offenders and the motivations behind their crimes. It's not just sex.

Criminologist explains what lies behind sexual crimes

What racist laws did MK Ben Gvir propose in the 24th Knesset?

Convicted in 2007 of supporting the banned Kach movement, what has been MK Itamar Ben Gvir's record as a sitting member of Knesset?

What racist laws did MK Ben Gvir propose in the 24th Knesset?

Interview: The Jewish MK in the Arab party, Hadash, Ofer Cassif

Cassif: "It was difficult for me to pass the Rubicon in the sense of leaving the Zionist ideas behind."

Interview: The Jewish MK in the Arab party, Hadash, Ofer Cassif

When a Google ad slips through the cracks onto an Israeli news site

The ad? Tabo has produced an elegant and sophisticated program for acquiring land,, but it may be a cover for PA theft of Israeli land.Op-ed

When a Google ad slips through the cracks onto an Israeli news site

Looking back at the errors in Lapid's UN speech-and the good parts

Lapid made several egregious and damaging errors in that speech, but he also said some noteworthy things about the Jewish state. Op-ed..

Looking back at the errors  in Lapid's UN speech-and the good parts

Bennett blinked first

When two coalition MKs said they would vote against the Settlement Law and the Opposition refused to vote for it Bennett caved. Op-ed.

Bennett blinked first

Is Amiram Ben Uliel a case for the Israeli Innocence Project?

Academic publications claim that 14-25% of the falsely convicted were convicted because of false confessions. A review is in order. Op-ed.

Is Amiram Ben Uliel a case for the Israeli Innocence Project?

Op-ed: Chief of Staff Kochavi unwittingly erodes confidence in all of the IDF

Kochavi's harsh immediate reaction to a video of haredi soldiers beating Arabs was unadvised. There are two sides to this story.

Op-ed: Chief of Staff Kochavi unwittingly erodes confidence in all of the IDF

Gaza Operation: What would JStreet do if its members lived in Israel?

Would JStreet members join the clearly anti-Israel, not anti-war, tone of sparsely attended protests or would they draw the line? Op-ed..

Gaza Operation: What would JStreet do if its members lived in Israel?

Tired of the yes-Bibi/no-Bibi debate? It misses a more salient issue

A yes-Gantz/no-Gantz debate is much more salient to Israel’s future. Op-ed.

Tired of the yes-Bibi/no-Bibi debate? It misses a more salient issue

There are promises and there are other promises: A letter to Bennett detractors

I never saw Bennett as a megalomaniac or someone wanting power for the sake of power. I think he handles power with a sense of awe. Op-ed.

There are promises and there are other promises: A letter to Bennett detractors

What have Arab MKs been saying these last few terror-filled days?

It is new to see tweets from Arab political leaders in Israel condemning acts of terror committed against civilians. Op-ed.

What have Arab MKs been saying these last few terror-filled days?

Is Israel's anti-boycott law held hostage in the Law Committee?

Does Ben & Jerry franchise holder have to sue in a US court because Israel's 2011 anti-BDS law has been blocked by ideological foes?Op-ed.

Is Israel's anti-boycott law held hostage in the Law Committee?

250 Jewish Trees

Only three Hebrew language news websites reported on this and all three are rightwing and religiously oriented to varying degrees. Opinion.

250 Jewish Trees

The harrassment in Judea and Samaria has to stop - but who is harrassing whom?

Human rights organizations harrass Jewish residents of Judea and Samaria week after week - accusing Jews of harrassing Arabs. Opinion.

The harrassment in Judea and Samaria has to stop - but who is harrassing whom?

Much ado about trees … and a game of chicken

The Ra’am Party acts against the government, but does it really want to bring this coalition down and lose its power? Op-ed.

Much ado about trees … and a game of chicken

Al-Jazeera lies caught with their own cameras

It is true that anything goes when trying to blacken Israel, but Al Jazeera has pulled a fast one. Op-ed.

Al-Jazeera lies caught with their own cameras

Mea Culpa and the travesty of the joint Israeli-Palestinian Arab Memorial Day ceremony

I find it rather cynical to build an organization around the exploitation of bereavement for political purposes as Parents Circle does.

Mea Culpa and the travesty of the joint Israeli-Palestinian Arab Memorial Day ceremony

Why is Benny Gantz delaying the approved Hebron accessibility project?

The leftist NGO claiming the project will harm the site asked to see how disabled reach the Tower of London - except they don't. Op-ed.

Why is Benny Gantz delaying the approved Hebron accessibility project?

Will Israel find a way to keep terror-supporters out of the Knesset?

How absurd that anti-Israel MKs are official representatives of Israel when they take part in international conferences and meetings. Op-ed.

Will Israel find a way to keep terror-supporters out of the Knesset?

'Happy Independence Day - if you celebrate it'

These are the words with which the Hebrew University in Jerusalem wished its students a happy holiday. What did they mean? Opinion

'Happy Independence Day - if you celebrate it'