Caroline Glick, the conservative American-Israeli columnist renowned for her powerful criticisms of the Middle East peace process, has joined Breitbart News.
Glick, the long-serving senior contributing editor and chief columnist for the Jerusalem Post, is one of the world’s most widely-read commentators on Israel and international affairs. She also writes about American politics from a staunchly pro-Israel perspective.
She is the author of several books — including, most recently, The Israeli Solution: A One State Plan for Peace in the Middle East (2014), which calls for Israel to annex the West Bank.
Glick, a graduate of Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and a veteran of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), was Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s Assistant Foreign Policy Advisor in 1997 and 1998. In 2003, she covered the Iraq War from the front lines as a journalist embedded with the U.S. Army’s 3rd Infantry Division, and was the first Israeli journalist to report from liberated Baghdad.
She is also the adjunct senior fellow for Middle Eastern Affairs at the Center for Security Policy in Washington, DC. A recipient of several major journalism awards, Glick travels around the world to advise policymakers about issues relating to global security.
Glick, a Chicago native, moved to Israel in 1991 and lives with her family in the town of Efrat, near Jerusalem. In Israel itself, she has fought against the left’s domination of popular culture, starting a satirical website and television show, Latma, which she ran from 2008 to 2013. She continues to write a weekly Hebrew language column for the Israeli daily Maariv.
“I am excited to have the opportunity to write for Breitbart readers about the realities of the Middle East, Europe and the wider world,” Glick said Tuesday.
“The Breitbart platforms are powerful and influential, and I hope and trust that by combining the international security expertise I have developed over the past 25 years, and the media genius of Breitbart.com, we can move the discourse in the U.S. and worldwide to a safer place.”
She added: “I am thrilled that Breitbart CEO Larry Solov and Editor-in-Chief Alex Marlow have asked me to join their groundbreaking team of professionals and thankful for the opportunity. Breitbart’s audience is powerful and wise.
“I met Andrew Breitbart when he came to Israel in 2007. I was immediately captivated by his passion and certainty that we could use the Internet to change the left-dominated public discourse.
“Andrew and I were fighting the exact same fight on different ends of the globe. I have always taken great comfort from Breitbart News’ successes, and it just seems natural for me to be combining forces now with the company he founded.”
Breitbart News CEO Larry Solov noted that Glick’s decision to join the site reflects Breitbart’s pro-Israel origins and ethos.
“A key inspiration for Breitbart News came during a trip to Israel in 2007, when Andrew Breitbart and I joined several conservative writers on a media trip to the Holy Land.
“A few years ago, we launched Breitbart Jerusalem to provide comprehensive coverage of Middle East news from an unabashedly pro-Israel perspective.
“Caroline Glick’s work epitomizes that philosophy, and she is the recognized thought leader among pro-Israel conservatives. We are very happy that she is joining the Breitbart News team.”
Editor-in-Chief Alex Marlow explained Glick’s importance to the site’s long-term strategy.
“We have been working on building our relationship with Caroline Glick for several months, and we are very glad that she has decided to join us. Her commentary is the most incisive and influential of any columnist, left or right, on issues relevant to Israel and to American foreign policy in the Middle East.
“Breitbart News aims to lead the debate on America’s role in the world by providing cutting-edge news coverage, investigative journalism, and the best commentary and analysis. Caroline Glick is a key component of that strategy.
“We are excited about the audience Caroline will bring to the site, as well as the opportunity to ensure that Breitbart readers are the best-informed about Israel, America, and the Middle East.”
Glick further elaborated on her approach:
“Israel is America’s most vital, stable ally in the Middle East. For far too long, the discourse about Israel in the U.S. media has hidden that basic fact, to the detriment of the security of the U.S. and Israel alike.
“As the U.S. under President Trump moves beyond the failed appeasement strategies of the Obama administration and the failed democratization strategies of the Bush administration, it is imperative for the discourse in America to be based on objective reality, about the Middle East, and about the world as a whole.
“Only reality-based analyses can engender policies and strategies that will succeed in securing the U.S. and its allies.”
Joel B. Pollak is Senior Editor-at-Large at Breitbart News. He was named to Forward’s 50 “most influential” Jews in 2017. He is the co-author of How Trump Won: The Inside Story of a Revolution, is available from Regnery. Follow him on Twitter at @joelpollak.