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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.


May 20, 2020 6:23 am

Biden Warns Netanyahu Against Annexation, Denounces Antisemitism on the Left

The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, Vice President Joe Biden, is warning Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu against moving to annex the West Bank, but says...

May 15, 2020 9:56 am

Esther Safran Foer’s ‘Post-Holocaust Memoir’ Mixes Sadness, Smiles

Esther Safran Foer wrote her new “post-Holocaust memoir,” I Want You To Know We’re Still Here, before the Covid-19 pandemic. Yet the third paragraph of the...

May 13, 2020 11:24 am

Orthodox Jews Are Half of Covid-19 Plasma Donors, Doctor Tells New York Times

The New York Times is drawing praise for an article highlighting the frequency of plasma donation in the Orthodox Jewish community. The plasma -- a blood...

May 10, 2020 2:46 pm

Pipes Warns of Trump ‘Fury’ if Israel Annexes West Bank Land

A New York Times op-ed warning that “President Trump could well erupt in fury at Israel” if Israel unilaterally annexes West Bank land is being greeted...

May 8, 2020 12:14 pm

New York Times Claims Israeli Army Is Known for ‘Pioneering Cutting-Edge Ways to Kill People’

Israel’s consul general in New York City is mocking The New York Times for a news article that claimed, “The Israeli Defense Ministry’s research-and-development arm...

May 6, 2020 5:12 am

New York Times Blames Hasidim, Purim for Coronavirus Outbreak

Did the Hasidic Jewish community in New York bring coronavirus upon itself by refusing to cancel in-person Purim megillah readings? That’s the narrative being pushed by...

April 27, 2020 3:42 am

New York Times World War II-Era Diary Project Gets History Wrong

The New York Times devoted the front of a recent Sunday arts section and four full broadsheet pages inside to World War-II-era Dutch diaries. The Times...

April 19, 2020 6:52 am

New York Times Seder-Shames Ivanka Trump

The New York Times wants everyone to know that Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner had a Passover seder in New Jersey, not Washington, DC —...

April 13, 2020 8:17 am

‘Truly Ugly,’ ‘Blood Libel’: Outrage Mounts at Media Blaming Religious Jews, Rabbis for Covid-19

Concern is rising in the Jewish community that The New York Times is falsely blaming religious Jews for the spread of the novel coronavirus. The Times...

April 12, 2020 7:11 am

Remembering a Member of ‘Jewish Royalty’

In need of a break from the grim coronavirus news? Here’s what I did, and I recommend it: Get a copy of, and read, Touched...

April 12, 2020 6:26 am

Coronavirus, Blacks, and Black-Hats — a Classic New York Times Double Standard

Let’s take a look at a side-by-side comparison of two New York Times news articles about communities hard-hit by the novel coronavirus. The first example blames...

March 24, 2020 7:04 am

New York Times Backs Cellphones to Fight Virus Everywhere Except Israel

A New York Times news article from Israel is faulting Prime Minister Netanyahu for combating the coronavirus with measures similar to those the Times itself,...

March 18, 2020 6:06 am

Past Pandemics Spurred Violent Antisemitism. Prepare for More

Recent days have seen an outbreak of antisemitism related to the coronavirus and Covid-19. The Anti-Defamation League, a Jewish organization that fights bigotry, reports, “Extremists hope...

March 6, 2020 10:04 am

New York Times News Article Awards West Bank Land to Palestinians

A New York Times news article by Patrick Kingsley reports on the results of Israel’s elections. It says in part, “Mr. Netanyahu has shored up his...


‘Your People Will Be My People’: A Shavuot Shout-Out to Ruth’s ‘Daughters’ - “You shall love the convert, for you were strangers in the...

One New York Family’s Story of Surviving Coronavirus - For Sarit Haviv, 53, of Mill Basin in Brooklyn, New York, the toughest part of having COVID-19 was...


Qatar’s Al Jazeera Network Broadcasts Islamist Cleric’s Appeal ...

The Qatar-owned satellite network Al Jazeera broadcast a crudely antisemitic interview with a leading Muslim cleric who called for the...


WHO Chief Tedros Speaks With New Israeli Health Minister Edelstein About &#...

The head of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, spoke by phone on Wednesday with Israel’s new health minister,...

Middle East

Ramallah to ‘Seek Clarification’ on Arab Stance Regarding Israeli Sover... - PLO Secretary-General Saeb Erekat said on Tuesday that Ramallah will “seek clarifications” regarding reports that many of the...

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