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Dr. Rafael Medoff is director of The David S. Wyman Institute for Holocaust Studies, and coauthor, with Prof. Sonja Schoepf Wentling, of the new book "Herbert Hoover and the Jews: The Origins of the 'Jewish Vote' and Bipartisan Support for Israel."

ARTICLES BY: Rafael Medoff / JNS.org


April 12, 2021 11:02 am
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Blinken’s Holocaust Gaffe

JNS.org - Was Breckinridge Long our 32nd president, rather than Franklin Roosevelt? From Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s recent remarks, one could erroneously conclude that it...

March 28, 2018 2:39 pm
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Ben-Gurion and Bolton vs. the United Nations

JNS.org – Presumably, David Ben-Gurion would have disagreed with John Bolton on a number of issues. But the Israeli founding father likely would have appreciated the incoming...

March 21, 2018 2:03 pm
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Professor David S. Wyman, 89, a Historian With Heart

JNS.org – Almost every time David S. Wyman delivered a lecture related to his remarkable book, The Abandonment of the Jews: America and the Holocaust 1941-1945, someone in...

March 16, 2018 12:55 pm
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Jewish Groups Weigh-in on Pompeo for Secretary of State

JNS.org - Many major American Jewish organizations are pleased by the nomination of CIA director Mike Pompeo to succeed Rex Tillerson as US secretary of state,...

March 7, 2018 1:04 pm
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Challenging US Colleges With Ties to Those Who Honor Palestinian Murderers

JNS.org - On the eve of the anniversary of one of the worst terrorist attacks in Israel’s history, advocates for terror victims are turning up the...

February 22, 2018 11:14 am
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Jewish Groups Call for Gun Control After Florida Shooting

JNS.org - Major American Jewish organizations are calling for stricter gun-control laws in the wake of the February 14 mass school shooting in Parkland, Florida, that...

February 20, 2018 11:17 am
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Jewish Groups Urge Resignation of Rep. Keith Ellison Over Ties to Louis Farrakhan

JNS.org - Major Jewish groups, including the leading organization representing Jewish Democrats, are strongly criticizing Representative Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) over his previously undisclosed contacts with Rev....

February 9, 2018 11:38 am
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Despite Reward for Fugitive Palestinian Terrorist, US and Jordan Remain Slow to Act

JNS.org - The Trump administration has offered a $5 million reward for the capture of a Palestinian terrorist in Jordan, but apparently has not asked the Jordanian...

January 19, 2018 1:27 pm
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Longtime Supporters of Peace Process: Abbas Is Disqualified as Negotiating Partner

JNS.org - Some prominent Jewish proponents of the decades-long peace process between Israel and the Palestinians now claim that Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas’ controversial...

January 11, 2018 12:19 pm
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Major Jewish Organizations Back Israel’s BDS Entry Ban, Barred Groups Call It ‘Bullying’

JNS.org - Leaders of several major American Jewish organizations have told JNS that they are supporting the Israeli government’s decision to prevent the entry of foreign...

January 5, 2018 11:32 am
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Jewish Groups React to Trump’s Threats to Palestinians

JNS.org - Many major Jewish organizations are expressing support for the idea of reducing US aid to the Palestinians, after President Donald Trump mentioned the possibility of...

January 3, 2018 12:56 pm
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Are Some Reform Leaders Now Embracing Trump’s Jerusalem Decision?

JNS.org - Some in the Reform movement have started to retreat from their opposition to the Trump administration’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Following President...

December 25, 2017 1:07 pm
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Jewish Leaders Praise New US Document Claiming That Israel Not the Root of Mideast Turmoil

JNS.org - Leaders of major American Jewish organizations are applauding the Trump administration’s new global strategy doctrine, which rejects the notion that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is...

December 14, 2017 2:12 pm
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Palestinian Envoy Draws Heat for Boasting He Assaulted Israeli Student in Row Over Falafel

JNS.org - A Palestinian ambassador’s boast that he assaulted an Israeli student in an argument over the origins of falafel is drawing strong criticism from British Jewish...

Culture

Eilat Miss Universe Contest to Go Forward Despite Omicron, Minister Says

Israel will host the Miss Universe beauty pageant in the Red Sea resort...

Holocaust Survivors Meet With British Cricketer After Row Over Antisemitic Comments

Two Holocaust survivors met with a British former cricket player on Thursday to...

New Exhibit on History of Jewish Communities in Arab World Opens in France

An exhibition opened to the public on Wednesday at France's Institut Du Monde...

World

US President Biden Says Hanukkah Story ‘Undeniably American’

i24 News — United States President Joe Biden released a statement wishing a happy Hanukkah to those who celebrate on Sunday, commemorating the first night of the Jewish holiday. Hanukkah, also...

Israel

Indian Ambassador to Israel, Indian-Israeli Jews Mark Anniversary of 2008 M...

Indians in Israel, including officials, overseas students, and Jewish citizens of Indian descent, commemorated in various events the 13th anniversary...

Middle East

Jordanians Protest Against Water-for-Energy Deal with Israel

Several thousand Jordanians protested on Friday against a water-for-energy deal with Israel and the United Arab Emirates, calling on their government to scrap its peace agreement with Israel and saying...

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