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ARTICLES BY: Benjamin Kerstein / JNS.org


January 1, 2023 2:00 pm
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American Jews Must Embrace Their Own Identity Politics

JNS.org - The unprecedented rise of antisemitism in the United States has taken many by surprise; in particular, because it is, for the most part,...

December 19, 2022 11:15 am
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Taking Dark Comfort in an Israeli Arab’s New York Times Lament

JNS.org - As an Israeli-American Jew who has lived in Israel for 20 years, it was with a certain dark comfort that I read Israeli-Arab...

November 28, 2022 9:44 am
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Anti-Israel Activists and Human Sacrifice

JNS.org - A recent op-ed on this site by Richard Cravatts on pro-Palestinian “activism” at Princeton University led me to consider one of the primary...

November 21, 2022 11:16 am
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The Conundrum of ‘Jewish Pride’

JNS.org - The rise of the Religious Zionist Party in the last Israeli election to a position of considerable power and influence was enabled in...

November 14, 2022 12:19 pm
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Deconstructing the Demonization of the ‘Settler’

JNS.org - The words “settlement” and “settler” have decidedly nasty connotations these days. I am not speaking only of the discourse on Israel and Zionism,...

September 28, 2022 10:35 am
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Rashida Tlaib and the Coming Purge of Progressivism

JNS.org - Almost from its inception, American Jews have been associated with the progressive movement. For over 100 years, Jews have fought for social justice,...

August 23, 2022 10:42 am
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Holocaust Denial and the Palestinians’ Original Sin

JNS.org - The reaction to Palestinian Authority chief Mahmoud Abbas’s recent remarks about the Holocaust illustrates a strange phenomenon: Palestinian leaders say something horrific about...

August 15, 2022 10:25 am
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The Jews Learned a Lesson From the Munich Massacre

JNS.org - We are swiftly approaching the 50th anniversary of the 1972 Munich Olympics Massacre when 11 Israeli athletes were murdered by Palestinian terrorists. Even...

July 25, 2022 10:50 am
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Ben Shapiro Is Wrong, the Free Market Would Be a Disaster for Israel

JNS.org - While I was studying at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Beersheva in the early 2000s, I once discussed the Israeli economy with...

June 27, 2022 10:20 am
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The Coming Election Campaign Will Be the Ugliest in Israel’s History

JNS.org - With the collapse of the current government, Israel is facing yet another election. It will be the fifth in three-and-a-half years, cost enormous...

June 20, 2022 10:30 am
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The ‘Mapping Project’ Proves There Is Only One ‘Jewish Issue’

JNS.org - Much has been written in recent days about a Boston BDS group’s online map of Jewish sites across Massachusetts. The “Mapping Project” ostensibly...

June 9, 2022 10:15 am
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When Your Family Is the Victim of Antisemitism

JNS.org - Recently, and at long last, the antisemite who has been vandalizing my family’s business in a Jewish suburb of Boston for nearly a...

May 30, 2022 10:15 am
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Israel Needs a National Referendum on Election Reform

JNS.org - That the Israeli political system is dysfunctional has long been obvious, but this dysfunction now appears to have reached a point of critical...

May 16, 2022 1:57 pm
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Jewish Democracy and Its Incommensurables

JNS.org – An excellent recent column by Zionist activist Blake Flayton on how to explain and defend Israel as a “Jewish and democratic state” recently caught...

World

Netanyahu: French, Israeli Positions on Iran ‘Have Drawn Closer...

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday said that Europe "identifies more with the Israeli position" on the Iranian nuclear...

Israel

Prominent Israeli Ex-Pilot interrogated Over Alleged Death Threat to PM

i24 News - Israeli police on Sunday detained for questioning a social activist and highly decorated former pilot in connection with alleged incitement to murder against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu...

Middle East

Iran’s Supreme Leader Issues Pardon for ‘Tens of Thousands...

Iran's supreme leader has pardoned "tens of thousands" of prisoners including some arrested in recent anti-government protests, state news agency...

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