Spotlight: Dennis Prager

By Gideon

Dennis Prager, the son of  modern Orthodox Jewish parents, is an American conservative and nationally syndicated radio talk show host, columnist, author, and public speaker. He advocates for Israel regulary on his You Tube channel – Prager University. His explanation of the Middle East conflict (shown below), is an example of his great talent as a communicator. He is a strong supporter of Israel.

Dennis Prager is one of America’s most respected radio talk show hosts. He has been broadcasting on radio in Los Angeles since 1982. His popular show became nationally syndicated in 1999. He is widely sought after by television shows for his opinions, he’s appeared on Fox and Friends, Red Eye, Hardball, Hannity, CBS Evening News, The Today Show and many others. 

Dennis Prager has huge fan following who follows him in a social networking sites such as twitter, facebook,  Instagram and others. He has more than 65,000 fans following in twitter and millions of fans are connected to him via facebook pages. Prager has hosted radio shows for 33 years.

Dennis Prager on the Middle East conflict:

“When I did my graduate studies at the Middle East Institute at Columbia University’s School of International Affairs, I took many courses on the question of the Middle East conflict. Semester after semester, we studied the Middle East conflict as if it was the most complex conflict in the world – when in fact, it is probably the easiest conflict in the world to explain. It may be the hardest to solve, but it is the easiest to explain. 

In a nutshell, it’s this: One side wants the other side dead. Israel wants to exist as a Jewish state and to live in peace. Israel also recognizes the right of Palestinians to have their own state and to live in peace. The problem, however, is that most Palestinians and many other Muslims and Arabs, do not recognize the right of the Jewish state of Israel to exist.

Think about these two questions: If, tomorrow, Israel laid down its arms and announced, “We will fight no more,” what would happen? And if the Arab countries around Israel laid down their arms and announced “We will fight no more,” what would happen? 

In the first case there would be an immediate destruction of the state of Israel and the mass murder of its Jewish population. In the second case, there would be peace the next day.” Dennis Prager

On his website, in November 2015, Prager published an article titled: Why I Am in Israel — and Why You Should Be.

In this article Prager writes “People frustrated with the direction of America and the direction of the world regularly ask: ‘What can I do to make any difference?’

Here is one of the best answers I know:

Visit Israel. And do so especially when there are terror attacks. If every time there were a spate of attacks on Israel, few people canceled their trips to Israel. Or, if I may imagine a much better world than we live in, tourism to Israel actually increased, three huge things would be achieved.

First, Palestinians would get the message that there are many people outside of Israel who find the stabbings of Israeli Jews morally repulsive.

Second, Palestinians would have to weigh their emotional high from murdering Israelis against the economic benefit Israel would receive in increased tourism.

Third, Israelis would know they are not alone. When I came to Israel to broadcast my show during the worst of the suicide bombings of the Intifada in 2000, Israeli after Israeli would say to me, ‘Thank you for coming.'”

 

Dennis Prager, founder of Prager University, discusses his views on Donald Trump, Israel, and Jew hatred.

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