Articles and media coverage about Ari Harow.
Ari Harow Says Israel’s Leaders Must Learn from Trump’s Election
Ari Harow points out that Trump’s success at the polls was more than a protest against the establishment and an overwhelming exhaustion with the machinations of Washington DC. After thousands of Jews in Hebron, for the Torah reading of Chayei Sara, Ari Harow reflects that it is more about returning to the founding ideals and to the roots of nationalism that drove Trump to victory.
Ari Harow shines a light on the parallels in Israeli politics and in the growing dissent of the electorate to accept anything less than the truth. Year of political maneuvering where the voice of the people and the principles upon which the country was founded have been ignored are the root of why Donald Trump is now President-Elect of the United States.
Ari Harow Cautions Against Naiveté in Europe’s Refugee Crisis
Ari Harow, writing in an Op-Ed column for the LA Times, cautions against seeing the refugee crisis in Europe as one of merely an integration challenge, or cultural shift. While in no way diminishing either the plight of, or Europe’s response to, the worsening refugee crisis, Ari Harow writes about the significant and very real growth in terrorism arising from the open-door policy of many European countries to refugees looking for safe harbor in Europe.
Ari Harow suggests that decisively cutting off the source of the violence that is responsible for the current crisis is a better way of dealing with the issue long term.
With Donald Trump having wrapped up the Republican nomination and Hillary Clinton almost across the Democratic winning line, attention turns to the next president's policy agenda. Restoring American prestige and global leadership must rank high on the list. The campaign talk of creating a new, great America cannot become empty rhetoric.
The Next US President Must Tackle Radical Islam
Political strategist Ari Harow and military and security specialist Richard Kemp take a close look at the Obama Administration’s failure to deal with radical Islam and terror. In an article for the Washington Times, Harow and Kemp argue that US President Obama’s retreat from the world stage has been a ruinous decision, with an adverse impact on the Middle East and a ripple effect on countries like Israel. While radical Islam aims to replace Western ideals and civilization with Shariah, Mr Obama has wrongly applied rational Western logic to address apparent ‘grievances’, when there is clearly no room for negotiation. In the meantime, terrorists are unleashing chaos on the Middle East and beyond, recently targeting European cities. The article explores the role of the United Nations and other international bodies, which have failed to hand liberal democracies the tools to combat this threat. Ari Harow and Richard Kemp argue that the next US President must lead the fight against radical Islam, but will be hampered unless such institutions reform or an alternative is created.
Ask someone which Jewish holiday occurs this week, and many people will draw a blank. While Pesach, Chanukah, and Purim are essential for so many religious and secular Jews alike - Lag B'Omer is often overlooked as an obscure date on the calendar.
The Mystery and Significance of Lag B’Omer
In his article for Jewish-American publication The Algemeiner, Ari Harow reflects on the fact that the Jewish holiday of Lag B’Omer is too often forgotten – unlike Passover, Chanukah and Purim. Yet, this powerful holiday marks several historical events, some of which resonate with the challenges facing Zionism today. Lag B’Omer commemorates the day that a deadly plague which killed thousands of Rabbi Akiva’s students ended and is also the day on which one of his great disciples, Bar Yochai, passed away. In addition, it is also believed to be the day that the rebel leader Bar Kochba briefly captured Jerusalem from the hands of the Roman Empire. Harow suggests that today, given the continuing physical threat of Islamist terror against Israel and the wider campaign to demonize Zionism, Lag B’Omer serves as a reminder of Bar Kochba’s resolve and bravery. His commitment towards his people and his homeland, despite the strength of Rome, is a lesson for contemporary Zionism. Lag B’Omer is the perfect opportunity to learn it.
Ari Harow and Aron Shaviv don't look or sound like the stereotype of a Likudnik. They are Ashkenazi immigrants from English-speaking countries who live in Modi'in. Shaviv is a campaign strategist who specializes in Center-Right parties in Europe. Born in Oxford in the UK, he was raised in Canada, Australia and Israel.
Ari Harow Helps Benjamin Netanyahu Achieve Victory
In a campaign that appeared to be a losing battle and certainly looked like a lost cause until 4 days before the polls opened, it took two immigrants from English speaking countries to turn the race around and deliver a decisive victory for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Los Angeles born and US educated Ari Harow, and UK born Aron Shaviv, devised a campaign that tapped into exactly what right-wing voters wanted to hear, and delivered on campaign promises to boot.
In what was widely heralded as a battle of PR and political strategy giants, Ari and Aron--both veteran Olim who have served in IDF combat units--had their fingers right on the pulse of what Israeli voters wanted.
Such Israeli unanimity exposes the fallacy that support for the agreement could ever serve Israel's interests.
Nuclear Deal with Iran Good for Israel?
The world may have breathed a collective sigh of relief after the nuclear deal brokered by the P5+1 (UK, US, France, Russia, China and Germany) and Iran. But many in Israel, including political strategist Ari Harow, questioned the validity of the deal and what it means for Israel. While pundits and politicians in Washington, including President Barack Obama, painted the picture of an ‘either/or’ scenario, strategists like Ari warned that the deal would only exacerbate ongoing tensions in Israel and the region. Ari Harow has come out strongly in recent months against the ‘diplomatic solution’ touted by US Secretary of State John Kerry.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's campaign manager is predicting a wave of outside spending in future Israeli elections. "I think in every election campaign from this point onward, you'll see external groups slugging the market. It'll be very interesting," Netanyahu's top strategist, Aron Shaviv, told The Hill.
Foreign Funds for Israeli Political Campaigns?
When Ari Harow and Aron Shaviv delivered a resounding victory for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, many decried the influence and use of foreign political consultants for an Israeli election campaign. In an article published in The Hill, Shaviv spoke out on the subject, saying that increasingly Israeli politicians turn to advisors such as himself and Ari Harow because of their international reputations and not in spite of them. Israel is very much a part of the worldwide community, and plays an important role in political strategy in many Western countries. Consultants like Harow, who have a global perspective, bring to the fore new ideas, digital media strategies and their contacts to ensure success.
An incredible gathering of around 150 world leaders took place in Paris last week. Although ostensibly traveling to the French capital to discuss climate change, Western leaders took the opportunity to express solidarity with the French people and pledge determination to defeat ISIS.
Diplomacy vs. Determined Force – Ari Harow on the ISIS Threat
In a recent article published in the Washington Times, political strategist Ari Harow advocates a show of decisive force, given the absence of any ‘diplomatic’ solution against the ever present threat of Islamist terror around the world.
Ari applauds the show of international solidarity after the Paris attacks, but warns that it is not enough. He condemns the assumption that the correct response to terror attacks is to find a logical and rational solution using diplomatic channels. He argues that this approach is wrongheaded and does not recognize the real goal of Islamist terror – The destruction of Western civilization.