Manhattan East - Shaare Mizrah (R. Abadie) - Shabbat & Shavuot talks May 19 & 21

Manhattan East Synagogue welcomes
Aryeh Green

Author, My Israel Trail Director Emeritus, MediaCentral (Jerusalem)
Shabbat Morning (May 19) & Shabuot morning (May 21)

Published this month,My Israel Trail: Finding Peace in the Promised Landdescribes Aryeh’s hike on “Shvil Yisrael”, the 600-mile Israel National Trail from Dan to Eilat, and how he recovered from his traumatic divorce.  “Deeply moving and profoundly thoughtful”, says Michael Oren; Mayim Bialik calls it “fascinating” and “beautiful”; Alan Dershowitz says it’s “wonderful” and “a worthwhile literary journey”.
Aryeh serves as director emeritus ofMediaCentralin Jerusalem, a project of Honest Reporting providing services for the foreign press in the region, and as chief strategy officer atEnergiyaGlobal, a renewable energy platform for Africa. He is a former senior advisor to Natan Sharansky in Israel's prime minister's office, and is a frequent and captivating speaker on Israel, media issues, and human rights.
When not pro…
Watch the i24 TV interview about my book, My Israel Trail:

My Interview on Israel Now News about the book and the "3 Myths of the Middle East"....  Enjoy!

Finding Peace in the Promised Land - Book Launch & Speaking Tours

Mayim Bialik: “What a fascinating journey Aryeh presents us with and takes us on. It is a beautiful exploration of self and identity; the movement of his body through Israel echoes the movement of his spirit from loneliness and fear to strength and fulfillment. What a metaphor for so many of our journeys in this life!”  Mayim Bialik, actress (Big Bang Theory, Blossom); author; activist (Grok Nation); neuroscientist. Finding Peace in the Promised Land Lessons for life and love learned on the Israel Trail Aryeh Green, author of My Israel Trail: Finding Peace in the Promised Land, coming out in May 2018, hiked the entire length and breadth of Israel on Shvil Yisrael – the Israel National Trail – following his divorce.  The lessons he learned on the physical trek, enabling the personal growth to move ahead with his life, and his intimate encounter with the Land and people of Israel along the way, are the uplifting basis of his inspiring talks about his ‘journey’. Aryeh’s success in facing and…

Maybe There Is No “Solution” 1991 Article Re-Printed in JPost 2017

Maybe There Is No “Solution” By Aryeh Green [Plus ca change, as the French say.  It is extraordinary how little things change in this region.  A little over twenty five years ago I penned an op-ed in the Washington Jewish Week about President George H. W. Bush and James Baker's intention to "solve" the 100-year-long Arab rejection of Jews' claim to our homeland.   This was just at the start of the round of Palestinian violence that became known as the "first intifada".  With minor edits this is what was true 25 years ago... and frighteningly still holds true today.  Jared Kushner may be on to something… though he might learn a thing or two from history, rather than ignoring it.]
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Once again attention is focused on our small strip of land on the Mediterranean.  Talk of various “peace initiatives” is in the air.  Despite the declaration by president Bush [I] that “the time has come to find a solution to the Arab-Israel conf…

A 5-Step Path to Arab-Israel Peace

Published by the Jewish Policy Center May 1, 2017 - Israel's 69th Independence Day
[To see the article there, click here.]

In early 2014, I hiked the Israel National Trail, a 600-mile trek through the Negev desert, the mountains of the Galil, the hills of Jerusalem, the beaches along the coast and everything in between. A challenge for a 50+ casual hiker just getting over a painful divorce, the Trail afforded an amazing perspective on the history and people, vistas and nature of the holy land. And over the course of the two months of hiking alone, I reached a number of conclusions which not only helped to face the physical difficulties of the hike, and to move ahead with the emotional process of healing; they suggest a radical new approach to finding peace between Arabs and Jews in this region.

My forthcoming book, My Israel Trail: Finding Peace in the Land of Milk & Honey, describes this transformative hike, and the manner in which I began to recover from the personal trage…