Author name: Orit

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Orit is a journalist, multi-media producer, and author currently based in Berlin. Prior to living in Berlin, where she covers German-Jewish-Israel affairs, she covered Israeli politics, society, lifestyle and culture for a variety of publications.

Jewish Museum Berlin Honors Forgotten Jewish Peacemaker

In 1984, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem established the Carl Melchior Chair for International Policy, but mostly, people have hardly heard of him. If only the Museum would hold true to its name and dedicate more of its resources to such important German-Jewish figures instead of politicized, interfaith exhibitions, then perhaps the legacy of people like Melchior would be more justly redeemed.

Actress Rafaëlle Cohen Explores Israelis’ Love of Berlin

Of her time in the European hot spot, Cohen said, “First of all, I felt the presence of Israelis in Berlin who had true open minds. And I know there was a movement of Israelis for many years to Berlin, and it fascinated me to see that the flower that blossomed out of the crack of the war was coming back to meet its root. I found that so beautiful.”

How is the EU funding NGOs with ties to BDS?

A 34-page January report detailed the personnel and activities of 10 BDS-affiliated organizations that collectively received about 5 million euros from the E.U. in some form in the last year.

Memories of Murder: A Jewish Mother Speaks Out

EXCLUSIVE! Diana Feldmann, a Jewish mother in Germany, speaks out about her teenage daughter’s brutal death at the hands of an illegal Iraqi migrant and the devastating effects on her family–and her adopted country, Germany.

Jüdischer Flügel der AfD gegründet (Jews in the AfD in German)

Orit’s article on the founding of the “Jews in the AfD” faction has been translated to German for Jüdische Rundschau, Germany’s independent Jewish monthly: Mitglieder der JAfD sehen in der Partei einen Verbündeten zur Bekämpfung des importierten Antisemitismus.

German people of the Israeli book

“It was once a given that the German audience would want to read Hebrew literature – that is no longer so. Due to Israeli politics, a saturation of books on the Shoah and Israel, the interest level is now diminished.”

The Kanye West Jews [VIDEO]

On October 11, Kanye West devastated the mainstream media when he professed his love for President Donald Trump. Just two days before, another event of equal devastation took place in Germany: German Jews professed their love for Alternative for Deutschland (AfD), which the German mainstream media has long peddled as a neo-Nazi party much in the …

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My belated answer to Ari Fuld

And here I am, ready to give him the answer as to why I left Israel for Berlin: Ari, your death is the answer.

Catch a (Nazi) Jew!

Last year, Orit went on a Nazi-hunt at an AfD victory party in Munich. AfD, after all, is supposed to be Germany’s neo-Nazi party. She didn’t find Nazis there, but it seems the AfD hid their Naziness to recruit Jews! Talk about diabolical! (Click above for the English subtitled version.)

Interview with Ambassador Ric Grenell

He himself has traveled to Israel more times than he can count and calls Jerusalem “one of the most fascinating cities in the world.” But he has also enjoyed Israel for its less controversial claims to fame: its food.

Jewish supporters of Germany’s far-right AfD see party as means to counter anti-Semitism

Since its founding in 2013 as a Euro-skeptic party, the AfD has been criticized by the mainstream German Jewish community over concerns of its views on Muslim migrants and country’s Nazi past. Yet Jewish supporters see the opposite. “I prefer to be part of a party that wants to help living Jews, not dead Jews,” said one Jewish supporter.

Jewish Girl’s Murder Fuels Political Turmoil in Germany

Feldmann has become somewhat of a martyr among critics of Merkel’s immigration policy, and her murder has thrown German politics into disarray as debates over the migrant crisis threaten the governing power of Merkel and her Christian Democratic Union party (CDU).

Did Germany lose its balls because of a few turkeys?

Germany’s embarrassing performance and “Erdogate” reflect the split in Germany regarding how the government handles citizens of Turkish descent and a new Muslim population who may not be loyal to modern Germany’s values of democracy and individual rights.

Broder Comes to Orit’s Defense

In his characteristic style, acclaimed columnist and satiric writer, Henryk Broder, comes to Orit’s defense as she’s marginally “smeared” as  a “Trump apologist” by the radical left-wing newspaper, TAZ. Below is the rough English translation of his article. Not like this, Orit! Not with us! Of course, the TAZ is for freedom of speech and …

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Orit’s Talk on Israel in Berlin

On May 31, 2018, Orit gave a talk to over 30 high school and university students on the true nature of the Arab war against Israel. This was for an event series of the Friedrich Hayek Society, an organization dedicated to classically liberal values and human liberty.

Interview with David Berger of Philosophia-Perennis

Israel ist das Opfer islamischen Terrors, sagt sie, ich bin Opfer des islamischen Terrors, warum soll man nicht darüber sprechen? Besonders, wenn es Menschen gibt, die nicht über das Problem reden wollen?

From Williamsburg to Berlin

Upon leaving Berlin for the first time, Feldman felt unnerved and heavy. Her main association with Berlin was the Holocaust. But then, in 2014, while taking part in a documentary on women who left strict, patriarchal communities, she saw a different side of the city. A fun, creative side. A diverse side. A side she could live in.

Dr. Orit: The Ultimate Denazification Meditation

Here “Dr. Orit” guides Germans on the ultimate “denazification meditation” to enable them to heal properly from their Nazi past so that they could make better decisions for themselves and their country.

How Can Israeli Cities Compete with Berlin

Man cannot live on bread alone, but man cannot live on Zionist sentiment alone, either. An article that got a lot of people angry….

Who is Felix Maximilian?

He is the gorgeous German man who stars as “Sebastian,” the male protagonist in my novel, Underskin. Watch!

Dr. Orit: 3 Steps to Overcoming Holocaust Guilt

Dr. Orit puts Germans on the couch and offers them three not-so-easy steps for overcoming Holocaust guilt, but which is essential to moving forward psychologically and emotionally.

Settler Opens Her Home to Peace

“Most of the Palestinians, they’re people who want to live well — that’s what’s important to them,” she said. “And part of the good and simple life is to live in harmony with the Jews. Many of them don’t have extreme political views. If you succeed in having Jews and Palestinians meet each other, and the Palestinian sees the Jew is not the enemy, he’ll break out of his stereotypical view, and vice versa.”

Author DM Miller Puts “Underskin” at Top 5

Author DM Miller has rated Underskin as one of the top five books of 2017. She begins: A book that makes you think. That’s what I’m always searching for, and I found it here. After reading and subsequently ranting and raving about Arfa’s first novel, The Settler, I was anxious to see what she’d come up …

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More than the “Milky” Challenge

“A book recommended to anyone looking for some fresh, bold voices and point of views about the human German-Israeli story.” —Think Now review of Underskin

Hanukkah and Christmas lights intertwine in former Nazi hotbed

The bearers of these Hanukkah candles aren’t Jewish. In fact, many of them are descendants of avowed Nazis. They are members of TOS Ministries, a church in Tübingen that for the past 10 years has made it a religious mission to redeem the town, the souls of its residents and the Christian faith by connecting Christianity to its Jewish roots, researching personal family history as it relates to the Holocaust and standing up for Israel.

Milking Israelis for What They’re Worth

“Israel’s not holding onto its citizens, especially new immigrants, because of the low pay and high expenses,” he said, explaining how difficulty in making a living ranks as the No. 1 reason why olim leave.

Can an Israeli Kiss a German?

“Can I kiss you?” he asks, catching me off guard. What kind of man these days asks a woman before he kisses her? I guess a German.

Underskin: A Novel

Times of Israel Review of Underskin

“Underskin may come across to some as little more than an erotic romp in the hay, but its provocative discussion of a serious subject gives readers plenty of food for thought.”

Everything Politically Incorrect You Want to Say about Sexual Harassment but Can’t

Harvey Weinstein was slimeball, but aren’t worse things happening in the world? You’d think Iran just set off a nuclear bomb from the way the media has wailed about Harvey Weinstein. You’d think at this point Weinstein–not Trump–is Hitler. He was a bully and sexual predator (and if rape allegations are true, he should serve …

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Willing to Face to Past

Germans use albums to close pages of Nazism. March of Life members believe in face-to face apologies by the descendants of Nazi perpetrators to Nazi victims facilitate healing and reconciliation.

The Poisonous Blonde of Berlin: The Musical

Stella Goldschlag’s story is the stuff of books, films, plays, and this month, a musical in Berlin running through the end of September at the Neukoellner Oper. Stella utilized attributes that could have made her a Marlene Dietrich contemporary (had her father not been denied an American visa) for one, pernicious purpose: catching Jews.

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