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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.


March 24, 2020 7:04 am

New York Times Backs Cellphones to Fight Virus Everywhere Except Israel

A New York Times news article from Israel is faulting Prime Minister Netanyahu for combating the coronavirus with measures similar to those the Times itself,...

March 18, 2020 6:06 am

Past Pandemics Spurred Violent Antisemitism. Prepare for More

Recent days have seen an outbreak of antisemitism related to the coronavirus and Covid-19. The Anti-Defamation League, a Jewish organization that fights bigotry, reports, “Extremists hope...

March 6, 2020 10:04 am

New York Times News Article Awards West Bank Land to Palestinians

A New York Times news article by Patrick Kingsley reports on the results of Israel’s elections. It says in part, “Mr. Netanyahu has shored up his...

March 1, 2020 5:54 am

Anti-Circumcision Activists Flood New York Times Comments Section

Anti-circumcision activists have pounced on a New York Times feature article about female mohels, flocking to the comments section to describe Jewish ritual circumcision as...

February 23, 2020 7:36 pm

New York Times Bares Bias in Attack on Jerusalem Housing Plan

The New York Times has abandoned even the pretense of evenhandedness when it comes to its news coverage of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. A Times news...

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...


Jewish Singer-Songwriter Adam Schlesinger Dies From Coronavirus Complications

Adam Schlesinger, a singer-songwriter for the pop bands Fountains of Wayne and Ivy,...

Mexican-Jewish Dance Group Showcases New Choreography Planned for Cancelled Festival

The Mexican-Jewish folk ensemble Anajnu Veatem shared on YouTube over the weekend new...

Jerusalem Orchestra Members Perform Virtual Concert From Homes in Israel, New York

The Jerusalem Orchestra East & West did a virtual performance last week to...


Amid Coronavirus Crisis, Chief Rabbis From Around World Organize #KeepingIt...

Amid the ongoing coronavirus crisis, a group of chief rabbis from around the world have organized a Shabbat observance initiative...

Middle East

Defiant Iranian Academics Tell Ayatollah Khamenei ‘You’re No. 1...

In another sign of popular anger with the Iranian regime's handling of the coronavirus pandemic within its own borders, more...

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