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Elder of Ziyon

Elder of Ziyon, is an influential American[1] pro-Israel blog.[2] It is written anonymously.[3]


  • Blog Name 1
  • Reputation 2
  • Hitler Shampoo Ad 3
  • Israel Advocacy Panel Discussion 4
  • Other Highlights 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

Blog Name

The blog's name is an ironic reference to the anti-Semitic Protocols of the Elders of Zion, which makes the claim that Jews control the world. On his web page, the blog's writer, known as "Elder", explains that the name of the blog "is meant to be ironic, of course. Now it makes it a little harder for me to be taken seriously by the media at large - on one occasion, the Jerusalem Post edited out a reference to me because it sounded too weird (the reporter told me that.)"[4]

Due to the unusual spelling, the blog is often erroneously cited as "Elder of Zion".[5][6][7]


According to The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles the blog "serves as a watchdog against anti-Zionism."[8]

The American Zionist Movement has described Elder as "perhaps the most quoted blogger in the area of Middle East politics".[9] The blog has a high rank on Technorati.[10]

The blog has been widely cited by many news organizations, including James Taranto of the Wall Street Journal,[11] Israel HaYom,[12] the Washington Times,[13] and Tablet Magazine.[14]

The blog has been mentioned on CNN, Fox News, the New York Times, and elsewhere. Blog posts have been cross-published in Algemeiner Journal and Jewish Press.

In April 2013 the blog published a scoop revealing that writers for MIFTAH, a nonprofit founded in 1998 by Palestinian leader Hanan Ashrawi were repeating a centuries-old smear over the Passover holiday on their Arabic Web site, accusing Jews of using Christian blood to prepare the Passover matzoh,[15] causing Algemeiner Journal to name the blog as one of its Jewish 100.[16]

On September 13, 2013 The Jerusalem Report published the article Battle of the Bloggers, which called Elder of Ziyon "perhaps the most influential" pro-Israel blog.[17]

Hitler Shampoo Ad

On March 21, 2012 the blog published a scoop about a Turkish cosmetics company using Adolf Hitler in an ad for its shampoo.[18][19]

Israel Advocacy Panel Discussion

On May 21, 2012 the American Zionist Movement sponsored a program that focused on pro-Israel advocacy. The panel discussion was called Israel in the Write Light, and the Elder of Ziyon appeared at the panel discussion, in disguise. Also at the panel discussion were Bari Weiss, a senior editor at Tablet Magazine, and Noah Pollak, an American political writer.[20]

Other Highlights

Besides original articles, the blog is known for its cartoons (including one placed in a Forbes article),[21] posters (including the "Apartheid?" series, which has been used on many campuses),[22][23] and videos (including a tour of the Belz Great Synagogue in Jerusalem,[24] and an English walking tour of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem).[25]


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  2. ^ "Gaza Factions are Close to War ", Arutz Sheva, Feb 3, 2012
  3. ^ "Goldstone: ‘If This Was a Court Of Law, There Would Have Been Nothing Proven'", Gal Beckerman, October 07, 2009, The Forward
  4. ^ Elder of Ziyon, FAQ
  5. ^ Jewish Tourists Stoned in Jordan over 'Provocative Hats'; Arabic websites say religious Jewish visitors to Kerak were attacked with shoes and rocks", Gil Ronen, 6/5/2012, Israel National News
  6. ^ "Hamas Leader Haniyeh’s Op-Ed Enforces Guardian’s Anti-Israel Message", Algemeiner, June 8, 2012
  7. ^ "Muslims: Israel to Give Half of Al Aqsa to Jews" The Muslim times, Feb. 21, 2012
  8. ^ Tolerance Museum Dispute Continues Despite Document, Michele Chabin, Feb. 23, 2010
  9. ^ “Israel in the Write Light”
  10. ^
  11. ^ James Taranto, March 10, 2009, Wall Street Journal
  12. ^ "The worrying anti-Semitic aftermath of the Toulouse murders", March 27, 2012, Israel HaYom
  13. ^ "Bloggers accuse Human Rights Watch of online 'sock puppetry'" Kerry Picket, Sept. 14, 2009,
  14. ^ "Taking Pride in Jews in Finance ; Anti-Semite sends flier, but the slur’s on him", Marc Tracy, May 1, 2012
  15. ^ Jerusalem Post April 11, 2013
  16. ^ Algemeiner April 24, 2013
  17. ^ Tibor Krausz 09/13/2013
  18. ^ BBC New Europe March 27, 2012
  19. ^ Elder of Ziyon, March 21, 2012
  20. ^
  21. ^ Forbes, January 1, 2013
  22. ^ Philadelphia Jewish Voice, March 14, 2011
  23. ^ Europe Israel March 7, 2011
  24. ^ Vos Iz Neias, March 5, 2012
  25. ^ Elder of Ziyon, February 17, 2013

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