Ari Fuld, an Israeli-American national murdered on Sunday by a Palestinian terrorist in Gush Etzion, was a well-known social media personality and Israel advocate.
Fuld was stabbed in the back. Despite his severe injuries, he chased after the attacker and shot him before collapsing.
Fuld will be laid to rest Sunday night at 11:30 p.m., according to the Efrat municipality.
“I want to send my sincerest condolences to the Fuld family, to the residents of Efrat and all of Gush Etzion over the shocking murder of Ari Fuld,” said President of Israel Reuven Rivlin. Continue Reading »
In an exclusive interview, the American cadets shared opinions about Israel after the 28 ‘future military leaders’ toured the country’s most prestigious sites and were briefed by some of the most distinguished experts in Israel’s political and military sphere, such as, Knesset members, gov’t ministers, no less than five Majors General, several Brigadiers-General, as well as a Supreme Court Justice.
Israel’s fightback against the relentless barrage of slander campaigns in the international sphere has become a central focus of the government and of numerous organizations in Israel and around the world.
Some of the most effective methods for countering anti-Israel activities include not only going out to advocate for Israel on the university campuses and communities where anti-Israel rhetoric finds its most fertile grounds, but also bringing people to Israel and enabling them to view first-hand the realities on the ground. Continue Reading »
A new app has thousands of well-oiled civilian users worldwide defending Israel online, and you too can lend a hand in the never-ending battle over Israel’s image.
By Reuven Weiss
In November 2012, while the IDF was fighting Operation Pillar of Defense in the Gaza Strip and residents in Tel Aviv, Rishon Lezion and Jerusalem suffered rocket fire on their city for the first time, Yarden Ben-Yosef, 29, was a second year law and government student at the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya (IDC).
Act.il’s operations room – Screenshot: Act.il.
During the operation, he encountered a lot of online hostility against Israel, and felt he could no longer sit idly by. Continue Reading »
Israel’s Foreign Ministry hosts a North African media delegation of journalists & bloggers from Algeria and Tunisia in its 6th such initiative of bringing Arabic-language media representatives to empirically learn the truth about the Jewish State.
By Itamar Eichner
Six North African bloggers and journalists have arrived in Israel as guests of the foreign ministry at the invitation of the Deputy Spokesman for Arab Media, Hassan Kaabiya.This is the sixth such initiative undertaken to bring Arabic-language media representatives to Israel.
North African Bloggers visiting the Temple Mount – Photo courtesy
Until now, journalists from Morocco have come to Israel, but this is the first time journalists from Algeria and Tunisia have paid a visit.
The delegation of 11 invited NFL football players will be touring around Israel later this month, but on February 18, will hold an open to the public, exhibition game with the Israel Football League.
A delegation of NFL football players will visit Israel later this month, a press release from the Ministry of Tourism revealed Sunday.
The delegation of 11 players will arrive in Israel on Monday, February 13, for a week-long visit during which they will visit Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and Haifa, as well as Christian holy sites in northern Israel, near the Dead Sea, and Masada. Continue Reading »
WATCH: Ambassador to the UN Danon explains why Israel’s invitation to 11 foreign ambassadors to visit Israel was so important, claiming now that they’ve see the truth about Israel, they can no longer be deceived easily anymore.
Arutz Sheva Staff
Israel’s Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon expressed great satisfaction with the visit to Israel he led in which 11 UN ambassadors representing countries from four different continents had the opportunity to observe life in Israel for themselves.
“It was a very effective visit. We managed to show them the chief challenges we’re dealing with in only four days,” Danon told Arutz Sheva. Continue Reading »
11 UN ambassadors arrived in Israel Sunday as part of Israel’s UN Ambassador’s attempt to present the int’l delegates with an Israeli perspective, that would hopefully influence their home countries’ future votes regarding Israel.
By Itamar Eichner
The eleven ambassadors representing countries from all over the world, arrived in Israel Sunday at the invitation of Israel’s UN Ambassador Danny Danon, who plans on showing his colleagues an alternative and more complex view of Israel.
Danon’s guests included ambassadors from Uruguay (which serves as the UN Security Council), Thailand, Serbia, Tanzania, Liberia, Bosnia, Panama, Equatorial Guinea, Palau, the Marshall Islands and Moldova. Continue Reading »
A group of Israeli cartoonists frustrated with Israel’s ineffectiveness at combatting the hate campaign, gathered on Facebook to post sarcastic caricatures exposing the hypocrisy of BDS supporters.
By Adva Cohen
Israeli diplomacy has been diligently working in recent months to thwart the efforts of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement (BDS), and now the country is receiving assistance from an unlikely group: Illustrators.
Caricature by Guy Morad
A new Facebook page recently created by Israeli illustrators seeks to fight the boycott efforts via sarcastic cartoons that paint Israel in a positive light, and unmask its hypocritical detractors.
After Britain’s National Union of Students decided last month to join the BDS movement calling for a boycott of Israel, Asaf Finkelstein, a public relations person specializing in branding, decided that he could no longer bury his head in the sand. Continue Reading »
Israel wants to bring young recognized Christian campus leaders to the Holy Land to reverse the rampant negative misconceptions at their universities.
By David Lazarus
Israel has initiated a mission intended to raise up a generation of Christian leaders who will support Israel. “It is critical to bring the next generation of leaders in the Christian community to Israel,” declared Israeli Ambassador to the US Ron Dermer at the annual Christian Solidarity Event at the Israeli Embassy in Washington, DC.
Pro-Israel Christian student activist Chloe Valdary caused a stir last year when accused pro-Palestinian propagandists of misappropriating the rhetoric of the black civil rights movement in America
The new program, titled “Covenant Journey,” is modeled in part after the highly successful Birthright project that has brought over 500,000 young Jewish Americans to Israel. Continue Reading »
Jane Kiel, a 42 yr-old Christian Dane has made it her life’s work to prove to the world that Israel is not the bad guy, saying, “I truly love your country. You deserve to live here in peace….If I have to shout it for the world to hear, I will.”
By Bat-Chen Epstein Elias
Last October, Jane Kiel, a 42-year-old single, Christian Danish woman, moved to a Palestinian town near Jerusalem. She stayed with a friend there for five weeks, looking to soak in the aroma, the colors, the sounds and the commotion and “to pray in the Palestinian city for a unified Israel.”
Anonymous Arab activist posts a video on his Facebook page declaring his support for Israel & the IDF, from the center of Iraq’s capital city.
By Ari Soffer
Rising anti-Israel sentiment and anti-Semitism has made supporting Israel a tough job for activists in places like Western Europe, particularly on university campuses where Islamist extremism and far-left sentiment are rife and students often face harassment and abuse for expressing pro-Israel views.
But have you ever tried being an Israel-advocate in Iraq?
Well, one brave man has – and even uploaded the proof from a bridge over Baghdad’s Tigris (Dijla) River. Continue Reading »
IDF’s Spokesperson Unit wastes no time in the media battle, responding to explosives on Israel’s border with exposé about Hezbollah’s enticing ‘housing program.’
By Ari Yashar
The IDF’s Spokesperson Unit lost no time returning fire in the media battle on Tuesday, hours after Iran-proxy Hezbollah terrorists wounded two IDF soldiers by detonating two explosives set on the Israeli-Lebanese border near Har Dov.
In a new animated video, the IDF illustrated how the terror group gives Lebanese citizens a “killer deal,” building them free homes – in return for the privilege of using the homes as weapons storehouses.
Hezbollah “is deeply rooted within the population, exploiting its infrastructure for terror activity and using its civilians as human shields. Continue Reading »
The American beauty queens are touring Israel for 5 days, meeting a wide range of Israelis.
• The 11 women, all of whom have extensive online followings, are sharing their positive impressions of Israel with the world.
By Barney Breen-Portnoy
During a five-day trip to Israel last week, a delegation of 11 beauty pageant winners from the U.S. got a taste of the real Israel — which is much different from the common image of Israel worldwide.
The delegation in Sderot – Photo Courtesy
“If Israel had a ‘cover’ title based on what the media portrays, it would be ‘danger,’ ‘warfare,’ ‘disagreement,’ ‘pain,’ ‘death,’ ‘conflict’ … and yet after just the first day I realized that this couldn’t be any further from the truth,” said Alicia Monique Blanco, Miss Arizona USA 2009.
Despite considerable efforts at hasbara, Europeans believe Israel & Hamas share responsibility for the last round of violence, with 53% of Germans blaming Israel for escalation compared to only 39% in the UK.
By Itamar Eichner
Public opinion polls conducted by the Foreign Ministry in Europe’s three most important countries – the United Kingdom, Germany and France – reveal that its residents hold Israel and Hamas responsible in equal degree for the latest bout of violence in the Gaza Strip.
Pro-Israel supporters protest to free Gaza from Hamas-rule in front of Israel’s embassy in Vienna, Austria. – Photo: AP
At least half of the residents of these countries believe that Hamas uses is civilians as human shields, but at the same time, blame the the IDF’s disproportionate use of force in the Gaza Strip for the death of Palestinian civilians. Continue Reading »
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