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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

August 10, 2017 1:08 pm

Democratic Senators Concerned About Extremist Summer Camp for Palestinian Americans

JNS.org - Two prominent US senators are raising questions about an American-funded school in Ramallah, which is running an extremist summer camp for Palestinian teens from around...

August 7, 2017 3:55 pm

Court Ruling Deals Blow to Palestinian Efforts to Restrict Jews in Jerusalem

JNS.org - Palestinians are vowing to continue their efforts to prevent Jews from living in large parts of Jerusalem’s Old City, despite a July 31 Israeli...

July 31, 2017 11:39 am

Are Some Democrats Moving Away From Israel?

JNS.org - Some Jewish Democrats and community activists are concerned at what they see as fresh signs that the party is distancing itself from Israel. The latest...

July 26, 2017 1:35 pm

Ex-Israeli Diplomats: US State Department Whitewashes Palestinian Incitement

JNS.org - Two prominent former Israeli diplomats are charging that the US State Department is recycling parts of its old reports in order to whitewash the...

July 24, 2017 10:53 am

US Jewish Leaders From Right to Left Back Metal Detectors on Temple Mount

JNS.org - There is a broad consensus among American Jewish leaders in support of Israel’s use of metal detectors to intercept terrorists at Jerusalem’s Temple Mount. The Conference...

July 18, 2017 12:47 pm

Is the Jewish Left Being Censored?

JNS.org - Is a “mobilized faction” in the American Jewish community attempting to “censor” dovish views? The president of The Forward newspaper thinks so, but other...

July 11, 2017 10:49 am

Are Biased Textbooks Turning Young Americans Against Israel?

JNS.org - According to some experts, anti-Israel bias in the textbooks used by many American high schools may be to blame for the decrease in sympathy...

June 9, 2017 12:11 pm

Publication of Pro-Terrorist Ad in ‘The Forward’ Raises Eyebrows in Jewish Media World

JNS.org - The decision by the Jewish weekly newspaper The Forward to publish a paid advertisement supporting imprisoned Palestinian terrorist Marwan Barghouti is being questioned by some editors...

May 26, 2017 10:43 am

Democrats, Jewish Groups and Trump Protest Palestinian Terror Payments

JNS.org - Prominent Democrats and major US Jewish organizations are joining President Donald Trump and others in calling on the Palestinian Authority (PA) to stop making payments...

May 22, 2017 1:15 pm

Some American Backers of Hebrew University Troubled by ‘Hatikvah’ Cancellation

JNS.org - Some prominent American supporters of Hebrew University of Jerusalem are criticizing the school for canceling the singing of Israel’s national anthem at a graduation ceremony...

May 16, 2017 3:02 pm

American Jewish Committee Will Not Join Lutherans in Asking US to Pay Palestinian Debts

JNS.org - Lutheran church leaders are again asking the US government to pay some of the Palestinian Authority’s (PA) outstanding bills. But, in a reversal of past...

May 1, 2017 11:21 am

ADL Antisemitism Report Stats Questioned by Jewish Community

JNS.org - The Anti-Defamation League's (ADL) decision to count a teenager’s alleged spate of bomb hoaxes targeting American Jewish institutions as antisemitic incidents has prompted criticism from some...

April 21, 2017 2:08 pm

Media Bias Expert: Recent Corrections by Major Newspapers Rare Exceptions to Anti-Israel Culture

JNS.org - A media bias expert said this week that recent corrections issued by the New York Times and Washington Post of their Israel coverage were rare exceptions in a...

April 9, 2017 10:03 pm

US Action Against Genocide: A Brief History

JNS.org - President Donald Trump’s missile strike against Syria inaugurates a new chapter in the long and controversial history of American responses --and sometimes non-responses -- to mass murder...


Hollywood Pays Tribute to Iconic Jewish Comic Jerry Lewis Following His Death at Age 91

A number of celebrities shared tributes to comedic legend Jerry Lewis, who died...

Israel’s Sam Spiegel School Named One of World’s Best Film Academies

The Sam Spiegel Film & Television School has been named one of the...

Israeli Study Says Using Emojis in Work Emails Conveys Incompetence

JNS.org – A joint study conducted by researchers from Israel’s Ben-Gurion University of the...


Netanyahu and Putin to Hold Syria Talks, Amid Iranian Threat

JNS.org - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday in the Russian resort city of...

Venezuelan Jews Fleeing Turmoil Get ‘Lifeline’ in Israel, Despite New Challenges

JNS.org - As the political and economic situation in Venezuela becomes increasingly unstable, Jews...

Despite Zionist Presence, Israel Bashing Upstages Women’s Rights at SlutWalk Chicago

Last weekend, approximately 150 progressive activists attended the annual SlutWalk Chicago....


JNF, Media Watch International Seeking College Professors for Israel Trip

JNS.org - The Jewish National Fund and Media Watch International are seeking 20 professors from colleges and universities across the US for the Winter Faculty Fellowship Program in Israel. The trip to Israel...


Trump Administration Urges UN Not to Publish Blacklist of Companies Trading...

US President Donald Trump's administration is urging the United Nations not to publish what it calls a “blacklist” of international firms...

Middle East

Hezbollah Says It Carried Out Drone Attack Against Islamic State on Lebanon...

JNS.org - Hezbollah said it has used a drone to strike an Islamic State position along the Lebanon-Syria border, in a...