Shoula Romano Horing (born July 22, 1959) is an attorney, opinion columnist, radio talk show host, law professor, and national public speaker. Born and raised in Israel, she has lived in the United States since 1980 and in Kansas City since 1982. She frequently writes columns for the online Israeli newspaper Ynetnews and other Jewish newspapers. She writes exclusively about Israel, and what she believes to be the threats to its security and survival.
Horing was born and raised in Tel Aviv, Israel on July 22, 1959. She is the daughter of Avraham and Zipora Romano. Her father Avraham Romano was born in Damascus, Syria, and grew up in Beirut, Lebanon in the Jewish quarter under the French Mandate. Her mother Zipora Ben Yefe was born in Dire Dawa, Ethiopia, in 1927 to a Yemenite-Jewish family that had fled Taiz, Yemen, in 1920 due to a famine. The family left Ethiopia in 1936, when Italy conquered Ethiopia and moved to British controlled Mandatory Palestine.
As a child, her parents took her to political rallies for then Herut leader, Menachem Begin. She lived through the Six-Day War of 1967 and the Yom Kippur War of 1973 and the terrorist attacks by the PLO and its chairman Yasser Arafat. When she was 20, she was elected to be a delegate to a Likud (Conservative) party convention. She delivered a speech imploring Begin, then Prime Minister, not to give away West Bank territory won by Israel in the Six Day War, or to recognize for the first time the local Arabs in the West Bank as Palestinians. She also criticized the Camp David Accords, the peace treaty Menachem Begin signed with Anwar Sadat of Egypt.
A year later, she was still giving speeches and rededicating many new Jewish settlements in the West Bank, when party members asked if she would consider going into politics full-time. Her mother who encouraged her to speak out suggested she take a break before making a decision. After she received her BA in Political Science from Tel Aviv University in 1981, where she was a representative of the university student's union and the national student union, Horing traveled to the United States to visit her sister, then living in Wilmington, Delaware. She planned to stay only three months but within weeks she met Michael Horing, a New Yorker who was graduating from law school. They were engaged in three weeks and married eight months later.
Horing never returned to Israel to live but she has annually visited Israel to see her parents and her 5 siblings and participated in many political campaigns of the Likud party in Israel. After moving to Kansas City, Horing earned both a Master's in Business Administration and Law Degree from the University of Missouri–Kansas City with honors. Along the way she flew back to Israel to give birth to her daughter and son, Aurell and Ariel, now ages 26 and 24.
In 1993, after witnessing the signing ceremony of the Oslo Agreement at the White House on September 13, between Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and Yasser Arafat, Horing became an outspoken critic of the agreement, the PLO, and its leader Yasser Arafat, whom she called the "most notorious terrorist in recent times".
She began to write her views in the Kansas City Jewish Chronicle to express her dissatisfaction with the peace process between Israel and the PLO, and also did so as on local American Cable vision talk shows, and public speaking engagements. On November 4 1995 she was in Tel Aviv when Israel's Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated. Horing had arrived in Israel two days before to attend to her mother, who had suffered a stroke. The peace rally that Rabin was attending when he was shot was next to Ichilov Hospital, where Horing's mother, Zipora, was a patient. It was in Ichilov that Rabin died.
For ten years from 1997–2007, Horing was the host of a weekly radio show called Oh Jerusalem which aired on KCXL in Kansas City, Missouri. She donated her time to the program, which featured taped interviews with politicians and other leaders in the United States and Israel. On her show, she discussed issues concerning Israel and the Middle East. She has interviewed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Yitzhak Shamir, Ehud Olmert, as well as Mohammed Bassiouni, former Egyptian Ambassador to Israel, and Walter Rodgers, ex-CNN Bureau Chief Correspondent in Jerusalem.
Since 1994, Horing has written articles concerning Israel and the Middle East for the Kansas City Star, The Jewish Press, The National Liberty Journal, Christians for Israel Journal, CAMERA, and other Jewish Journals.
Since September 18, 2001, one week after the September 11 attacks in the United States, Horing has been a national speaker for the United Jewish Communities and has spoken in over 100 Jewish communities in the US and Canada, educating and raising funds and donation for local Jewish federations and the Israeli Emergency Fund Campaign. She has been a key note speaker at many rallies for Israel outlining the concessions offered by Israel to the Palestinians and their rejection by Arafat.
Since 2005, she has been a national speaker for the Jewish National Fund speaking about Israel and the "Negev Blueprint" to irrigate the desert. In addition, she has been raising funds to send to JNF's summer camps for Israeli children from northern Israel and Sderot who live under the threat of rockets fired by Hamas and Hezbollah.
In 2009, Horing traveled to Israel to campaign and vote for the election of the Likud candidate for Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu. In 2010, she started writing her opinions on the Ynetnews website criticizing positions held by President Barack Obama on Israel.
Horing has criticized the Israeli withdrawal from Lebanon and Gaza. She has been written in her articles and speeches about what she regards as the dangerous buildup of the Hezbollah and Hamas infrastructure and their missile arsenals in southern Lebanon and Gaza. She has also written about what she asserts to be dangers arising from the Arab Spring, the Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamist groups in Egypt, Syria, and Jordan.
She has argued that Iran should be prevented from developing weapons of mass destruction, and advocates a policy of containment of the Iranian nuclear program.
Horing believes that the strategic objective of Israel should be to strengthen its military power, and reject what she asserts to be "delusional" peace agreements, and argues that these would compromise Israel's strategic territorial assets. She believes that peace is not possible between Israel and the Arab Palestinians until the next generation of Palestinians replace the current one, who she argues are "brain washed with hatred to Jews and the State of Israel and the glorification of death and martyrdom".
Horing has been teaching Business Law, Constitutional Law, Contracts Law, International Law, and Employment Law to MBA and undergraduate students at Baker University and Webster University.