Israel Rising is the Voice of the Jewish Revolution.  Mixing in-depth content, the site covers the stories behind the news. From conflict to politics, original thought to innovation, Israel Rising takes the visitor to where no one else does in Israel.



David Mark
Founder & Chief Editor

David is the founder and acting editor of Israel Rising. He lives in the Southern Hebron Hills with his family. He is a long time Land of Israel activist focusing on Jewish indigenous rights to their ancestral homeland.

Shai Atanelov

Shai Atanelov is Israel Rising’s Director of Operations. He is an expert in search and social outreach. He has worked for years in the SEO and marketing space for large companies and ecommerce platforms.


Staff Writers

Gavriel Dan

Gavriel Dan spent a number of years covering social movements in Israel, the wider middle east and Europe. He is considered an expert in embedding himself with various groups and causes in order to get accurate and rich information.

Orit ben Tzvi

Orit is Israel Rising's regional and threat analyst. She has a degree from IDC in Middle East Diplomacy and has served both intelligence related activities for the IDF as well as advised privately for firms doing business in the region.

Micha Gefen

Micha is a government policy analyst for Israel Rising.

Allan M. Coleman

Allan is Israel Rising's American political analyst. He holds a masters in security and political analysis from the University of Missouri.


Contributing Writers

Caroline Glick

Caroline Glick is an American-born Israeli journalist, newspaper editor, and writer. She writes for Makor Rishon and is the deputy managing editor of The Jerusalem Post.[2] She is also the Senior Fellow for Middle East Affairs of the Washington, DC-based Center for Security Policy.

Osita Ebiem

Osita Ebiem is a pro-Israel, Biafran writer and activist.

Daniel Greenfield

Daniel Greenfield is a journalist and conservative blogger who is critical of Islam. He was born in Israel and today lives in New York City. Today he posts at his blog Sultan Knish, FrontPage Magazine, Israel National News and is a Shillman Journalist Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center.

Yehuda HaKohen

Rabbi Yehuda HaKohen is an alternative peace activist and teacher at several Jerusalem institutions. Born and raised in New York City, he made Aliyah in 2001 to enlist in the IDF at the height of the Second Intifada. He has since assumed leadership positions on three national election campaigns and works to decolonize Jewish identity and foster support for Jewish national rights on several North American college campuses. As a leader in the Alternative Action movement, Rabbi HaKohen organizes grassroots dialogue sessions for Palestinian and Israeli activists seeking to transcend competing one-sided narratives in favor of a more scientific analysis of the factors forcing both peoples into conflict.

Daniel Pipes

Daniel Pipes is an American historian, writer, and commentator. He is the president of the Middle East Forum, and publisher of its Middle East Quarterly journal. His writing focuses on the American foreign policy and the Middle East.

Ben Packer

Originally from Petersburg, Virginia, Ben Packer moved to Israel in 1999, where he served in the IDF's Givati Brigade in the Gaza Strip. Ben served as a Rabbi on campus at Univ. of North Carolina and at Duke Univ. Ben now serves as Director of the Jerusalem Heritage House ( and Co-Director of Young Jewish Conservatives ( He lives in the Old City of Jerusalem with his wife and 5 children.

Dan Calic

Dan Calic is a writer, history student and speaker. See additional articles on his Facebook Page (

P. David Hornik

P. David Hornik is a freelance writer and a translator, living in Be'er Sheva, Israel. He currently contributes to PJ Media and FrontPage Magazine, and blogs at The Times of Israel. He is the author of the book Choosing Life in Israel.

Nadav Sofy

The writer earns his living as a software developer, and spends his free time trying hard to bring the people of Israel closer to God and to each other. He has huge love and respect for the Pashtun nation and he is 100% sure that Pashtuns are his brothers, Bene Israel, the children of prophets Avraham, Yishak and Yaakov. The writer can be reached at

Keren Solomonian

Keren is an Armenian pro Israel activist that runs the Israeli Armenian Solidarity Group on Facebook. She is passionate about her beliefs which she draws from the bible and she sees a great opportunity for an Israeli and Armenian partnership in the future.

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