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Josh Hasten is an award winning Jerusalem-based public relations consultant, journalist, and talk-radio host. He is a sought after speaker around the world offering workshops and lectures on pro-Israel advocacy. His first book "Itamar Makes Friends: a Children's Story of Jewish Brotherhood," was recently published by Gefen Press. Josh who was the CAMERA organization's 2009 Letter Writer of the Year, resides in Elazar, Israel.

ARTICLES BY: Josh Hasten

January 21, 2013 3:45 am

Bat Hever is Israel’s Hurricane Sandy (PHOTOS)

For many Israelis, last week's winter storm was a blessing. At least five straight days of rain, and then snow, turned a large portion...

November 20, 2012 11:02 am

Dodging Rockets in Southern Israel

I've been to the Western Negev town of Sderot more times than I can count. For nearly three years from 2008-2010, I was...

September 11, 2012 11:50 pm

Is the Temple Mount Truly “in Our Hands?”

This past Sunday, I was asked to take part in an organized tour of the Temple Mount, the holiest site in all of Judaism. I...

July 22, 2012 10:33 am

What if Palestinian Police Turn on Us Again?

Despite accusations of Israeli policies of "ethnic cleansing" or "Apartheid" against the Arabs living throughout Judea and Samaria, simply traveling the roads of areas 'B'...

June 26, 2012 3:44 pm

Eilat For Peace

After literally years of brainstorming I think I have come up with the ultimate solution for a lasting peace between Israel and the ...

June 20, 2012 1:23 pm

Israel, Shmisrael: Is This Where We’re Headed?

"We have to stop the hysteria we are...

May 13, 2012 2:38 pm

Documenting ‘Hourly’ Arab Terror

When Yehudit Tayar's weekly email arrives in my inbox, I feel a sensation of dread in the pit of my stomach.  While I enjoy hearing...

April 17, 2012 1:16 pm

Give Rise to the Heroism of Those Who Showed Bravery During the Holocaust

Starting at 8 pm ET on Wednesday evening until sundown on Thursday, Jews around the world will commemorate Yom Hashoah, or Holocaust Remembrance Day, in...

March 20, 2012 12:05 pm

Beinart’s Philosophy is Hardly Zionism

Zion Square is probably the most popular downtown Jerusalem thoroughfare for Israelis and tourists alike, connecting the Ben Yehuda Pedestrian Mall to Jaffa Street. On...

March 13, 2012 12:26 pm

The Fogel Family, One Year Later

Leah Goldsmith pulls back the curtains from her living- room window to reveal a breathtaking view. In the distance, just a few kilometers...

March 5, 2012 10:17 am

When Journalists Enable Attempted Murder

Last month Zehava Weiss, a young Jewish mother from Gush Etzion, just south of Jerusalem, was simply driving home from work, when her car came...

January 24, 2012 4:32 pm

The Bed and Breakfast for Terrorists

Israel this week arrested Hamas "politicians" Khaled Abu-Arafa and Muhammad Totah, who had been hiding in the Jerusalem branch of the International Committee...


10 Things That Happen During the Holidays — Only in Israel

1. Everyone wishes you a happy new year, easy fast and happy holiday -- just as they do for Christmas in...

Israel Advocate Wants to Change Views About Jewish State, One Tattoo at a Time

“Low-brow” art forms can be a powerful advocacy tool, the head of a...


Children of Fallen Soldiers Celebrate Mass Bar Mitzvah -- Dozens of orphans of fallen Israeli soldiers, and the son of an American serviceman who died in Afghanistan, celebrated their...


Report: Netanyahu to Visit Azerbaijan in December

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will visit Azerbaijan in December, a local news site reported last week, citing an anonymous Israeli diplomatic source. The Azeri Trend report said that Netanyahu will meet with leaders of...


80 Special-Needs Volunteers Graduate IDF Basic Training, Perform IsraelR...

A whopping 80 special-needs volunteers just completed IDF basic training, and their graduation into the ranks of the Israeli army...

Middle East

Iran Announces Development of ‘Suicide Drone’ to Blow Up Land, ...

Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards said on Wednesday they had developed a "suicide drone" capable of delivering explosives to blow up...