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Renee Garfinkel

Renee Garfinkel

Renee Garfinkel, Ph.D., is a psychologist, author and radio host. She currently co-hosts "The Armstrong Williams Show" on Sirius XM Radio. Formerly, Renee hosted a national radio program, "Danger Zone," which aired weekly on Sirius XM Radio and on stations in the U.K. "Danger Zone" dealt with counterterrorism, security and intelligence issues. Renee writes a blog for Psychology Today and divides her time between Washington, D.C., and Jerusalem.

Articles by Renee Garfinkel

Right-wing Israelis demonstrate across from a left-wing demonstration for Gaza in Tel Aviv, Israel, Sunday, April 1, 2018. Israel's defense minister on Sunday rejected international calls for an investigation into deadly violence along Gaza's border with Israel, saying troops acted appropriately and fired only at Palestinian protesters who posed a threat. But video from the scene showed at least a handful of incidents in which people appear to have been shot either far from the border or while they were not actively rioting. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)

Gaza terrorists spur Passover, Easter terror

A notorious terrorist entity, Hamas, organized tens of thousands to amass on Israel's border with the goal of breaching the border fence and crossing into Israel. Published April 3, 2018

A fire set by demonstrators protesting a scheduled speaking appearance by Breitbart News editor Milo Yiannopoulos burns on Sproul Plaza on the University of California at Berkeley campus on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017, in Berkeley, Calif. The event was cancelled due to size of the crowd and several fires being set. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Universities are Petri dishes for hate

Universities have been particular targets for the national increase in hate crimes. Even the U.S. Department of Education's own data note the alarming increase. Published March 19, 2018

Director Don Argott, left, and Dan Reynolds pose for a portrait to promote the film, "Believer," at the Music Lodge during the Sundance Film Festival on Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, in Park City, Utah. The Mormon frontman of the Imagine Dragons rock band hopes the Sundance Film Festival documentary that follows his journey to becoming an advocate for LGBT Mormon youth triggers real change by his religion’s leaders and puts an end to what he calls shaming of gay and lesbian kids in the religion. (Photo by Taylor Jewell/Invision/AP)

Oscars, Hollywood get religious

Do today's celebrity televangelists realize how much of their success is due to Billy Graham - "America's Pastor" - who died on Feb. 2? Published March 5, 2018

Nikki Haley, United States Ambassador to the United Nations, speaks during a joint press conference with Honduras' President Juan Orlando Hernandez, not in picture, in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018. Haley said Hernandez should increase efforts to establish a dialogue with opposition leaders who claim he stole the November elections. (AP Photo/Fernando Antonio)

Nikki Haley and the U.N. cesspool

The epicenter of the so-called international community is the moral cesspool of Turtle Bay, headquarters of the United Nations. In that forum of deceit and injustice, one diplomat stands out: Nikki Haley, the outspoken, straight-talking, smart U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations. Published February 27, 2018

Iceland considers ban on circumcision

The first shot has been fired in the 21st century European war on religion. The front line is the tiny country of Iceland. Published February 12, 2018

Conservatives happier than liberals

We're mad about happiness. A seemingly endless tide of books and videos, blogs and classes overflow with advice on where to find happiness and how to achieve it. Published February 6, 2018

These undated photos provided by the Riverside County Sheriff's Department show David Allen Turpin, left, and Louise Anna Turpin. More than $120,000 has been donated to help 13 siblings in California who authorities say were kept chained to beds for months by their parents, the Turpins, and starved so much that their growth was stunted. (Riverside County Sheriff's Department via AP, File)

David and Louise Turpin neighbors and the banality of evil

Is there a torturer living next door to you? When their neighbors, David and Louise Turpin, were arrested for allegedly committing the most heinous crimes of 2018, the community of Perris, California, began struggling with "the banality of evil." How could they have been living next door to a house of torture? Published January 29, 2018

Religion and politics: What to expect in 2018

"It's the economy, Stupid!" is a famous slogan reminding presidential campaigns that what drives voters is their pocketbooks. There is truth in that slogan, but not the whole truth. Published January 2, 2018

In this Dec. 6, 2017, photo, Vice President Mike Pence listens as President Donald Trump speaks in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House, Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, in Washington. Senior Trump administration officials outlined their view on Dec. 15, that Jerusalem's Western Wall ultimately will be declared a part of Israel, in another declaration sure to enflame passions among Palestinians and others in the Middle East. Although they said the ultimate borders of the holy city must be resolved through Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, the officials, speaking ahead of Pence's trip to the region, essentially ruled out any scenario that didn't maintain Israeli control over the holiest ground in Judaism.  (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Mike Pence, Mideast visit, religious freedom

Vice President Mike Pence is scheduled to arrive in Israel on Wednesday, which just happens to be the last day of Hannukah - a holiday that celebrates religious freedom. Published December 18, 2017

Israel aids Syrians caught in civil war

The peak of Mount Bental in Israel's Golan Heights overlooks Syria, where five years of civil war produced levels of brutal death and destruction reporters refer to as "hell on earth." Published December 11, 2017

Relatives of injured worshippers grieve outside the Suez Canal University hospital in Ismailia, Egypt, Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017, a day after an attack on a mosque. Militants attacked a crowded mosque during Friday prayers in the Sinai Peninsula, setting off explosives, spraying worshippers with gunfire and killing more than 200 people in the deadliest ever attack by Islamic extremists in Egypt. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

Islam needs reform now

What will it take to get Islam to reform itself? Will last Friday's cold-blooded slaughter of 305 Egyptian Muslims at prayer in their mosque finally be the tipping point? Published November 27, 2017