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avatar Arik Elman
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.

ARTICLES BY: Arik Elman


January 2, 2017 1:27 pm
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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'...

Culture

New Biography of Philanthropist Fails to Ask Key Jewish Questions (REVIEW)

JNS.org - Professor Hasia Diner has a well-earned reputation as an insightful historian. But...

Conan O’Brien Tries Winning Over Israeli Woman While Covered in Dead Sea Mud

Conan O'Brien shared on his late night talk show on Monday a video...

15,000 People Attend Largest-Ever Israeli Cultural Festival in Europe

JNS.org - The largest-ever Israeli cultural event in Europe, TLV in LDN, attracted some...

Features

The Unheard Story: Bulgaria’s Rescue of 50,000 Jews During the Holocaust

You have probably heard of "Schindler’s List" -- Steven Spielberg’s movie, which brought to life...

IDF’s Underground Gaza Wall May Change Hamas Terror Strategies

Time may be running out for one of Hamas' main weapons against Israel:...

World

North Korea Threatens US With ‘Horrible Nuclear Strike’

North Korea warned Tuesday that the US will be destroyed if it chooses to defy the "military giant" led by leader Kim Jong Un. "In case the US opts for confrontation...

Israel

Israel Closes West Bank, Gaza Strip for Rosh Hashanah

The IDF announced on Tuesday that it will put in place a closure of the West Bank and Gaza Strip beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday, ahead of the holiday...

Middle East

Abbas Tells Trump Israel-Palestinian Peace Deal Can Be Reached This Year

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas told US President Donald Trump Wednesday a peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians can be reached this year, adding it could be "the deal of...

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