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Ira Stoll is the author of JFK, Conservative, published on October 15 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. He was managing editor of the Forward and North American editor of the Jerusalem Post.


September 8, 2019 6:27 am

Former Obama Speechwriter Offers Answers to ‘Why Be Jewish?’ Question in New Book

Why be Jewish? Nowadays, embracing Jewish identity and practice is optional, even for those who were born into it. Sarah Hurwitz’s own story is an example....

August 30, 2019 10:24 am

New York Times Issues a Bizarre BDS-Related Correction

The New York Times has issued a bizarre correction to an article about the movement to boycott, divest and sanction Israel. The correction, published on Aug....

August 28, 2019 3:24 pm

Ex-ADL Chief Defends Bret Stephens in Bedbug Brouhaha

A veteran arbiter of antisemitism says New York Times columnist Bret Stephens was not overreacting when he objected to being likened to a “bedbug” by...

August 27, 2019 4:14 am

Longtime American Jewish Leader, Lawyer Kenneth Bialkin, Is Mourned

When I was working with a few partners and potential investors nearly 20 years ago on a plan for what became The New York Sun,...

August 23, 2019 4:28 pm

Why Is New York Times Still Surprised When AIPAC Breaks With Netanyahu?

How many times does the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) need to break publicly with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu before The New York...

August 15, 2019 8:08 am

Paul Krugman Jew-Shames Stephen Ross

A Paul Krugman column in The New York Times makes an issue of the Jewish background of Stephen Ross, the real-estate executive and fitness-business investor...

August 12, 2019 10:01 am

New York Times Faults One of Its Own Editors for Repeated ‘Poor Judgment’

A New York Times editor is in trouble for what the Times calls repeated poor judgment on social media. The editor, Jonathan Weisman, works in the...

August 7, 2019 10:37 am

David Brooks Seizes on Mass Shootings to Disparage Jewish Particularism

Under the headline “The Ideology of Hate and How to Fight It,” New York Times columnist David Brooks blames the recent mass shootings on what...

July 31, 2019 5:02 am

New York Times Tries to Tie Lox to Cancer, But Readers Resist

Just before Hannukah, the New York Times published an article warning of the health risks of eating fried potatoes. In May, the same newspaper prompted...

July 28, 2019 11:01 pm

‘Is BDS Anti-Semitic?’ The New York Times Inquires

The New York Times devotes a full page in its Sunday newspaper to a deeply flawed look at the movement to boycott, divest, and sanction...

July 23, 2019 9:32 am

New York Times Stealth-Edits Morgenthau Obituary to Add Jewish Angle

The New York Times has “stealth edited” its obituary of longtime district attorney of New York County Robert Morgenthau after The Algemeiner pointed out the...

July 22, 2019 9:33 am

New York Times Morgenthau Obituary Oddly Omits His Jewish Identity

The very long New York Times obituary of Robert Morgenthau, the longtime Manhattan District attorney, manages to omit entirely Morgenthau’s Jewish identity, which was strong. Morgenthau...

July 21, 2019 8:49 am

The New York Times Improves Its Iran Coverage — Up To a Point

Sometimes The New York Times responds to criticism with improvement. So it is — up to a point — with the newspaper’s Iran coverage. Last month, I...

July 17, 2019 8:03 am

New York Times Touts ‘Gay and Once Divorced’ Rabbi

The New York Times, having recently devoted its “Saturday profile” slot to an admiring profile of a Palestinian diplomat that pushed an Israel-apartheid theme, went...


Controversial YouTube Star, PewDiePie, Rescinds $50,000 Pledge to ADL

Controversial video star, PewDiePie, has reversed himself and is withdrawing a pledge made...

A Rosh Hashanah Reunion — and Revelation

Below is an excerpt from "Don’t Wait Up" by Liz Astrof. Copyright © 2019 by Liz Astrof. Reprinted by permission...


Birthright’s Excel Program Gets High Marks All Around - “It’s so much more.” That’s the mantra of the 54 Jewish young adults from across North America who...

New ‘Brave’ Approach to Combating Antisemitism on College Campuses - A new project called “Brave” is bringing together veterans of the...


Osama bin Laden’s Son Hamza Killed in US Raid, Trump Says

Hamza bin Laden, a son of slain al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and himself a notable figure in the terrorist group, was killed in a US counterterrorism operation, President...


Trump Floats Possible Defense Treaty Days Ahead of Israeli Elections

President Donald Trump said on Saturday he had spoken with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu about a possible mutual defense treaty between the two nations, a move that could bolster...

Middle East

Houthi Drones Hit Saudi Oil Heartland, Sources Say Crude Flows Disrupted

Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi group on Saturday attacked two plants at the heart of Saudi Arabia's oil industry, including the world's biggest petroleum processing facility, in a strike that three sources...

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