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Arik Elman is an Israeli political and PR consultant and commentator. Having made Aliya from the Soviet Union twenty years ago, he served as spokesman for the Absorption Ministry and Natan Sharansky's Yisrael B'Aliya Party, and as Editor-in-Chief for the Israeli newscast of the RTVI global satellite television channel in Russian. He resides in Jerusalem with his wife and two sabra daughters.


January 2, 2017 1:27 pm

A New Approach to Israeli-Palestinian Peacemaking

Some of my friends -- even intelligent friends -- say that, however unpleasant, a Borat-esque "running of the Jew" must now be enacted, because we need...

December 19, 2016 7:29 am

An Open Letter to Trump: Move the Embassy

Dear Mr. President-elect, First, thank you for your appointment of David Friedman as your ambassador to Israel. He is a fine, and strong, choice for the...

May 11, 2016 6:31 am

Captain America, the UN and the Temple Mount

The movie Captain America: Civil ͏War posits a difficult question: where should moral responsibility reside? Should it be in the hands of an individual (even those with...

July 16, 2015 11:20 am

Don’t Buy Obama’s False Argument About Reagan on Iran Nuclear Deal

In his "totally-not-antisemitic" play about the comeuppance of an evil Jew, Shakespeare told us that "the devil can cite Scripture for his purpose." Same goes...

March 29, 2015 3:41 pm

Liberal Jews Throw Israel Under the Bus for Obama

Of all the self-serving, sanctimonious, hypocritical reactions to Prime Minister Netanyahu's warning on Election Day about the rising Arab vote, one stands out and demands...

March 2, 2015 4:00 pm

Obama’s Moment of ‘Peace’ and Jewish Liberals

Out of the whole shrill chorus of American Jewish liberals who have offered an evil-spirited defense of "their President" against the ruthless foreign invader Benjamin...

December 2, 2014 8:19 am

Jon Stewart’s Betrayal of Israel

Jon "Stewart" Leibowitz (yes, the one from the fake news show) recently gave an interview to Israeli newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth. The reporter came to do a...

September 12, 2014 2:30 am

Mourning 9/11: The Loss of Innocence

The first time I came to New York was in April 1997, fresh from service in the IDF, just after the first wave of suicide...

September 4, 2014 7:43 am

A History Lesson for Barack Obama: What Really Happened in Estonia During World War II?

Dear Mr. President, Your Excellency Barack Obama: In your speech in Estonia on Wednesday, you said, and I quote: "After all, the only reason we're here today in...

August 1, 2014 9:26 am

With Kidnap of Israeli Soldier, John Kerry’s Ceasefire Has Made Matters Much, Much Worse

Let's just recap what happened with the abduction of an Israeli soldier this morning. The Israeli government believed the word of the Secretary of State of...

July 1, 2014 4:14 pm

Murder of Teens Betrays Permanent Future of Despair for Israel

Why is the reaction to the kidnapping and killing of three young men so overwhelming? After all, we've witnessed much worse Palestinian war crimes before....

November 10, 2013 11:40 am

John Kerry’s Special Brand of Public Diplomacy

Here's a new tactic to get your apprehensive and sometimes paranoid ally to support your outreach to his mortal enemy: bully him and his people...

March 5, 2013 9:31 pm

Israel’s Bus Service and Liberal Rage

Those of you who prefer to get your news about Israel from somewhat more reliable sources than "Haaretz" or the Lede blog of the New...

February 13, 2013 12:30 pm

The White House Will No Longer Attempt to Bypass or Ignore Netanyahu

There's one very simple, very clear conclusion to be drawn from the sudden decision of President Obama to visit Israel, without waiting for Shimon Peres'...


George Clooney to Narrate New Shimon Peres Documentary

Actor George Clooney will narrate a new documentary about late Israeli statesman Shimon Peres, Variety reported on Tuesday. “Never Stop Dreaming:...

Activist Showcases 70 Israeli Destinations in Project for Israel’s Independence Day

A Florida-based pro-Israel activist has launched a project showcasing 70 locations...

It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s ‘Superman’ … at the Kotel - American actor Dean Cain, known for his role as “Superman” in the hit 1990s’...


Alan Dershowitz on Israel at 70: ‘A Light Unto the World’ - Ahead of Israel’s 70th birthday in May, longtime Harvard University Law professor, attorney and author Alan Dershowitz announced that...

Taylor Force’s Father Becomes an Advocate for ‘Right Vs. Wrong’ - Stuart Force never imagined that he would spend his retirement traveling across...

Taylor Force Act Hits Snag in Senate, as Pro-Israel Groups Urge Passage - Amid never-ending speculation over the release of President Donald Trump’s anticipated Israeli-Palestinian...


Taylor Force Act Represents ‘180-Degree’ Turn in US Stance on P...

The leading private advocate of pending US legislation that sanctions the Palestinian Authority for financially incentivizing terrorism pronounced himself "very satisfied" on...

Middle East

Palestinian Terrorists Continue Academic Studies in Prison, Despite Prohibi... - In April 2017, Palestinian Media Watch exposed that the Palestinian Authority is actively undermining a decision the Israeli government adopted in...