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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 21, 2013 10:20 am

Obama Won’t Win in Israel

Who said President Obama dislikes Benjamin Netanyahu? It is simply not possible to imagine a bigger favor the President could have done for the Prime Minister than...

December 19, 2012 1:36 pm

Israeli Elections and the Death of the Political Left

What a difference a month makes. Not so long ago we in Israel were digesting the results of the decision of the American people to...

November 7, 2012 5:08 pm

Israel, Adjusting to the New America

Call it a sign of the new times. A few minutes after the Likud MK Danny Danon reacted to the re-election of President Obama by...

November 6, 2012 10:29 am

Dear Pro-Israel Voters, Obama Is No Peacemaker

When Americans head to the polls to elect their President, those of them who care about Israel strongly enough to let the future of the...

October 23, 2012 2:03 am

Zach Braff’s Debate Tweet About Israelis and Obama

While the candidates for the free world's top job were trying to avoid foreign policy questions in Boca Raton, the Jewish-American comedian Zach Braff decided to...

October 17, 2012 11:16 am

Mitt Romney Must Confront Voters with the Alarming Reality of American Appeasement

In comparison to the previous debate, President Obama gets points - mostly for showing up. Nevertheless, even the first polls show that he didn't manage...

October 12, 2012 10:47 am

VP Debate: Joe Biden Lied About Israel and Netanyahu’s Position on Iran (VIDEO)

In last night's vice presidential debate, Joe Biden insisted that the Israelis and the U.S. are on the same page with regard to the timeline of Iran's...

October 12, 2012 10:15 am

Netanyahu’s Election Victory: Not a Walk in the Park

Compared to the incredible emotional roller-coaster that the American presidential election has become in recent weeks (it's hard not to see the contrast between the...

September 16, 2012 3:55 am

The Middle East Believes in American Weakness

In the tragedy of death and mayhem which on September 11 engulfed the smoking ruins of what was, before Obama, the American position in the Middle...

August 17, 2012 10:23 am

Backstabbing Democracy: A Nuclear Iran and the Israeli Media

August in Israel is usually full of hot air, and this one is no exception. The country is sweating under the relentless summer sun, and...

July 30, 2012 3:49 pm

Romney in Israel States Simple Truths

Mitt Romney came to Israel bruised. Having shot himself in the foot by telling the truth about the complexities of organizing the Olympic Games and...

July 15, 2012 5:24 pm

As Secretary Clinton Comes a-Callin’ There is Nothing to Discuss

Mitt Romney isn't President yet, but for Israel, the strength of his candidacy is already paying off. Otherwise, why on earth would Secretary Clinton, having...

July 1, 2012 9:59 am

Yitzhak Shamir and Israeli History

I first met Yitzhak Shamir a few months after I made my aliya from the rapidly declining Soviet Union in the summer of 1990. Back...

June 27, 2012 6:02 pm

Jewish Nobel Prize Established Over Years of Development

The launch of the Genesis Prize was announced recently by the Office of the Prime Minister of Israel, the Genesis Philanthropy Group,  as well as...


Mexican-Jewish Dance Group Showcases New Choreography Planned for Cancelled Festival

The Mexican-Jewish folk ensemble Anajnu Veatem shared on YouTube over the weekend new...

Jerusalem Orchestra Members Perform Virtual Concert From Homes in Israel, New York

The Jerusalem Orchestra East & West did a virtual performance last week to...

‘Hamilton’ Creator Lin-Manuel Miranda Flaunts His Hebrew on Twitter

Lin-Manuel Miranda, the creator and star of the hit Broadway musical "Hamilton," showed...


Israelis Told to Wear Face Masks in Public, Mark Religious Holidays With Cl...

All Israelis should wear face masks while in public as a precaution against the coronavirus, and upcoming Jewish, Muslim and Christian...

Middle East

Trump Warns Iran Against Possible ‘Sneak Attack’ on US in Iraq

US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that Iran or its proxies planned a sneak attack on American targets in Iraq, and warned they would pay a "very heavy price" but gave...

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