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Ira Stoll is the author of JFK, Conservative, published on October 15 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. He was managing editor of the Forward and North American editor of the Jerusalem Post.


February 18, 2020 7:33 am

New York Times Focuses on ‘Gentrification’ as Cause of Antisemitic Attacks

The New York Times has a news article reporting on antisemitic violent attacks against Orthodox Jews in New York. The Times article offers one explanation for...

February 16, 2020 12:29 am

New York Times Falsely Claims West Bank Settlements ‘Alienated Much of the World’

A New York Times report from the United Nations inaccurately claims that Israeli settlements in the West Bank have “alienated much of the world.” The Times...

February 2, 2020 12:48 pm

Ruth Wisse’s Jewish Power Is on Display in New Edition of Her Groundbreaking Book

“Is this the prophet Ruth Wisse?” I ask over the phone to the professor emerita of Yiddish literature at Harvard. I mean it, only half-joking, in...

January 29, 2020 8:23 am

New York Times Bares Its Bias in Peace Plan Coverage

President Trump’s new peace plan and meetings this week with Israeli politicians are turning into a fresh opportunity for The New York Times to display...

January 17, 2020 11:28 am

New York Times Editors Press Democratic Presidential Candidates on Shutting Jerusalem Embassy

Democratic presidential candidates hoping to win the endorsement of The New York Times are being interrogated by Times editors about whether they’ll commit to shutting...

January 16, 2020 9:25 am

Aharon Appelfeld’s ‘To The Edge of Sorrow’ Asks the Right Questions

The Israeli novelist Aharon Appelfeld died in 2018. His novel To the Edge of Sorrow, published in Israel in 2012, is out this week in...

January 10, 2020 11:14 am

View From New York Antisemitism Rally: ‘No Fear’ Theme Resonates, From Soviet Era To US Today

Journalists usually report on marches and rallies rather than participate in them. I made a rare exception to that rule for last Sunday’s “No Hate,...

January 8, 2020 9:05 am

New York Times Iran Coverage: ‘Mind-Boggling,’ ‘Impossible To Parody’

President Trump’s decision to kill Qassem Soleimani is offering The New York Times an opportunity to put all its worst habits on display — and the...

December 31, 2019 7:29 am

Will American Jews Flee to Israel?

JERUSALEM — The blood was barely dry from the attack by a machete-wielding assailant who wounded five Jews at a Monsey, New York Hanukkah party...

December 30, 2019 4:02 pm

New York Times Editors Falsely Blame Bret Stephens for ‘Mistake’ in Column on Jewish Genius

The New York Times has published an “Editors’ Note,” inaccurately accusing the newspaper’s own star columnist, Bret Stephens, of committing a “mistake” by “uncritically” citing...

December 20, 2019 8:12 am

Times Columnist Fantasizes Falsely About ‘Very Large Segment’ of Anti-Israel US Jews

It was easily missed amid the blizzard of New York Times coverage of President Trump’s executive order on antisemitism, but Max Fisher’s Interpreter column on...

December 15, 2019 8:45 am

New York Times Tilt on Trump Antisemitism Story Hints at Influence of ‘Repeated … Poor Judgment’ Editor

“Unease at Trump’s Order To Tackle Anti-Semitism” is the print headline over a New York Times news article focused on the American Jewish reaction to...

December 13, 2019 10:14 am

Rabbi Denounces Krugman New York Times Column as ‘Noxious,’ ‘Bigoted’

“Donald Trump is bad for the Jews,” a headline over an article by New York Times opinion columnist Paul Krugman declared recently. The column accused Trump of...

December 1, 2019 7:32 pm

New York Times Faulted for ‘Irredeemable and Indefensible’ Coverage of British Chief Rabbi

The New York Times is drawing criticism for its handling of a warning by British Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis about antisemitism in the British Labour...


New Film Explores the ‘Virus’ of Global Antisemitism

Why has the virus of antisemitism endured so long and spread so far? "It is because of its power to...

‘Fauda’ Season 4 Announced by Show Co-Creator in Tel Aviv

The hit Israeli show "Fauda" will get a fourth season, its co-creator Avi...


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


Pompeo Says US Prepared to Talk to Iran ‘Anytime,’ Pressure to ...

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday said authorities in Washington were prepared to talk to Iran "anytime", but that it...


Israeli Venture Capital Firm Grove Raises $120 Million in Commitments for S...

CTech - Israel-based venture capital firm Grove Ventures Capital (GP) has raised $120 million in commitments for its second fund,...

Middle East

UN Envoy Condemns Use of Birdshot Against Iraqi Protesters

The top United Nations envoy to Iraq condemned on Monday the use of hunting rifles loaded with birdshot against peaceful protesters in Baghdad and urged the government to ensure those...

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