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Geht’s Noch, Claus Strunz?

Das Buch beschäftigt sich mit den „schlimmsten“ Fehlern des Landes und schlägt 20 Ideen vor, wie man sie beheben kann. Einer der Fehler ist, selbstredend, Merkels Entscheidung, Tür und Tor zu öffnen für Menschen mit zweifelhaften Werten und problematischem Demokratieverständnis. Das ist der Fehler, den Strunz am kompetentesten behandelt…aber seine Lösungsvorschläge sind technisch, eben klischeehaft deutsch. Er beschäftigt sich nicht mit dem tatsächlichen Grund für die Probleme in diesem Land: Deutschlands gequälter Seele.

Prestige Magazine: “Arfa’s words of great power”

Shira Goldberg of Prestige Magazine wrote a glowing review of “The Settler.” In it she writes (translated from the Hebrew): There’s no way you can remain apathetic to this winning novel, which I read with baited breath. Arfa’s words of great power sweep you into an a deep, emotional connection with Sarah Dakar. While it’s a political novel, anyone can relate to the plot, the pain, the loss, and the insights along the way, to the price each character pays, and to the human story told with great sensitivity. The characters represent worlds unto themselves. Their agendas, thoughts, hopes, and desires are communicated with great honesty, and in a clear and contemporary language, that enables the reader to know and relate to them. Throughout the reading, I was able to imagine the nightclub, the home, and each and every character – right in front of my eyes in great detail, and that in my opinion is one of the foundations of a good book and the greatness of an author who knows the topic thoroughly and who knows how to communicate the heart of it superbly and with much honesty. In many senses, Arfa presents in the book a rare peak at the right and left of the Israeli political map, and the divide that only increased since the murder of Rabin until today. She epitomizes, through the characters, the prejudices each size has to the other and gives us …

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News1 Publishes Orit’s column in Hebrew

Had the people of Gush Katif been more secular in their fight for Gush Katif, they could have been sitting in their homes. עם כל הכבוד לאורח החיים הדתי של אנשי גוש-קטיף ושל ציבור המתנחלים הדתיים, בימים שבהם הבתים שלהם – והארץ כולה – היו נתונים בסכנה, היה עליהם לדעת כי חיי אדם קודמים למצוות פולחניות

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