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Ben Ratskoff is a doctoral student at the University of California-Los Angeles where he researches histories and cultures of racism and antisemitism.

ARTICLES BY: Ben Ratskoff


January 3, 2017 7:22 am
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The Jewish Right Is Hijacking the Pro-Israel Discussion

The responses from most American Jewish organizations and media outlets after the United States’ abstention from the UN Security Council vote, and then Secretary of State John...

November 22, 2016 5:39 am
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The Dangers of the Alt-Right, Steve Bannon and Donald Trump

There seems to be confusion and misunderstanding about what the "alt-right" is, and why some of us oppose it. Frankly, it is quite demoralizing that it...

November 20, 2016 8:34 am
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The Jewish Community’s Shameful Silence on Donald Trump

Last Sunday, President-elect Donald Trump appointed Stephen Bannon as chief strategist in the White House. We  --  as Jews  --  have a profound and existential responsibility to understand carefully what...

Features

Reform Jews Support Israel at Convention, but Some Question Timing of Jerusalem Move

Jacobs was addressing the record-breaking 6,000 Reform Jews gathered in Boston for the...

Israeli Deterrence Holds Against Iran in Syria — For Now

JNS.org - A recent surge in alleged Israeli strikes on targets in Syria appears to suggest a new Israeli urgency to...

Some on Israeli Left Slant Right Amid Changing Political Map

JNS.org - Avi Gabbay, a leader of Israel’s political left -- and presumably one of the top challengers to Prime Minister...

World

McMaster University Reviewing ‘Disturbing’ Social Media Posts by Studen...

McMaster University in Ontario, Canada is investigating social media posts made by students who glorified Adolf Hitler, praised Palestinian terrorists,...

Israel

India, China and Russia Refrain From Recognizing East Jerusalem as Capital ...

Foreign ministers from India, Russia and China notably refrained from recognizing East Jerusalem as the capital of Palestine at their...

Middle East

Abbas’ Fiery Rhetoric Toward US and Israel May Be Unconvincing to Pal...

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas faces an uphill struggle in convincing his public that his recent defiance of the US...

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