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Jack Saltzberg is the founder and executive director of The Israel Group, the first nonprofit established to fight the boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) movement in North America. Saltzberg has been a nonprofit professional leader for nearly 20 years and he served in combat in the Israel Defense Forces.

ARTICLES BY: Jack Saltzberg


November 21, 2018 10:43 am
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Pittsburgh Massacre Needs to Be a Wake-Up Call (to Arms) for Jews

In 2009, I was one of two finalists for the executive director position at the Jewish Federation of San Diego County, and they invited me...

September 18, 2018 6:39 am
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Another Mass Shooting Strikes the Los Angeles Jewish Community

Twenty years ago, when I worked at the American Technion Society (ATS) in Los Angeles, my administrative assistant was a vivacious African-American woman named Cynthia Morse....

July 20, 2018 11:37 am
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Why Is the LA Unified School District Pushing a Palestinian Narrative?

The below letter was sent to LA Unified School District (LAUSD) Superintendent Austin Beutner. Dear Superintendent Beutner, Since you are new to your position, you may not...

February 23, 2018 7:32 am
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BDS: It’s Not Economics, Stupid!

Recently, the Jewish News Syndicate (JNS)’s editor-in-chief, Jonathan S. Tobin, wrote that the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel is simply an “annoyance to Israel." Tobin claimed...

April 30, 2017 12:08 pm
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An Open Letter to Ed Asner on Israel

Dear Mr. Asner, Some of my best early memories were of watching you on the Mary Tyler Moore Show. I was proud when I learned that you...

January 3, 2017 3:26 pm
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Fighting BDS by Striking the First Blow

By the end of 2016, the United Nations will have adopted 20 resolutions against the state of Israel and four resolutions against all other countries combined. Since 2012,...

July 8, 2016 2:26 am
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Jewish Voice for Peace and Its Disgusting Response to Islamic Terrorism

What else could the group Jewish Voice for Peace do that would shock me? The organization, which has so many university chapters that promote anti-Israel activity,...

March 31, 2016 6:39 am
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New York Times Op-Ed Misleads on the True Nature of BDS

The New York Times op-ed about the BDS movement by Eric Alterman is at times both accurate and deceptively misleading. Yes, not all BDS activity at universities are antisemitic. Characterizing them as such,...

February 12, 2016 4:28 am
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Don’t Believe the Hype — BDS is as Dangerous as Ever

Ben Cohen, Senior Editor of  The Tower magazine, wrote an op-ed about BDS that was for the most part salient. Unfortunately, his opening sentence was both irresponsible...

July 13, 2015 1:53 pm
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Take a Page From Kentucky Fried Chicken and Bring Back Zionism

Kentucky Fried Chicken used to be a mainstay in American fast food. Who can forget the plump Colonel quipping, “Finger lickn’ good”? When the health craze...

June 3, 2015 5:42 pm
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The Insidious Marketing of the BDS Campaign

The boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) movement promotes itself as a non-violent "civil society" human rights organization trying to bring peace to a victimized people...

February 27, 2015 9:12 am
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Yelling ‘Allahu Akbar!’ in a Crowded Movie Theater

On a busy Syrian street, members of al Qaeda held a Muslim woman captive. As part of their "street justice," one man loudly proclaimed that...

Features

From Harlem to Tel Aviv: Aulcie Perry’s Basketball Journey

Legendary basketball player Aulcie Perry’s life has been remarkable on and off the court.  This African-American athlete’s life changed dramatically after...

Kids in the Kitchen Light Up Hanukkah

JNS.org - Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights, is one of those holidays that takes over everything. The pantry overflows with...

Give It Up for the (Israeli) Kids: Hanukkah and Charity Drives

JNS.org - The staff and volunteers at Yad Ezra V’Shulamit’s children’s center in Jerusalem began noticing that one little girl...

World

After Controversies, University of Illinois Housing Staff Receive Antisemit...

Some 1,000 staff and paraprofessionals at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign are receiving antisemitism training, following several recent campus controversies. The...

Israel

In 10 Years, Israel Wants Nearly Half Its Electricity to Be Solar

CTech - Within a decade, 43 percent of Israel’s electricity could be solar, according to a report released earlier this month by Israel’s Ministry of Environmental Protection. By 2030, this...

Middle East

‘No, No America’: Iraq Protesters Demand US Military Pullout

Tens of thousands of Iraqis rallied in central Baghdad on Friday calling for the expulsion of US troops, but the protest mostly dissipated after a few hours despite fears of...

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