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Jack Saltzberg is the founder and executive director of The Israel Group, the first nonprofit established to fight the boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) movement in North America. Saltzberg has been a nonprofit professional leader for nearly 20 years and he served in combat in the Israel Defense Forces.

ARTICLES BY: Jack Saltzberg


August 20, 2020 5:50 am
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Tolerating Jew Hatred

Another Jew. Another resignation letter. Even the high numbers of assaults and murders perpetrated against Jews haven’t slowed the growing onslaught of the only seemingly...

November 21, 2018 10:43 am
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Pittsburgh Massacre Needs to Be a Wake-Up Call (to Arms) for Jews

In 2009, I was one of two finalists for the executive director position at the Jewish Federation of San Diego County, and they invited me...

September 18, 2018 6:39 am
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Another Mass Shooting Strikes the Los Angeles Jewish Community

Twenty years ago, when I worked at the American Technion Society (ATS) in Los Angeles, my administrative assistant was a vivacious African-American woman named Cynthia Morse....

July 20, 2018 11:37 am
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Why Is the LA Unified School District Pushing a Palestinian Narrative?

The below letter was sent to LA Unified School District (LAUSD) Superintendent Austin Beutner. Dear Superintendent Beutner, Since you are new to your position, you may not...

February 23, 2018 7:32 am
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BDS: It’s Not Economics, Stupid!

Recently, the Jewish News Syndicate (JNS)’s editor-in-chief, Jonathan S. Tobin, wrote that the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel is simply an “annoyance to Israel." Tobin claimed...

April 30, 2017 12:08 pm
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An Open Letter to Ed Asner on Israel

Dear Mr. Asner, Some of my best early memories were of watching you on the Mary Tyler Moore Show. I was proud when I learned that you...

January 3, 2017 3:26 pm
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Fighting BDS by Striking the First Blow

By the end of 2016, the United Nations will have adopted 20 resolutions against the state of Israel and four resolutions against all other countries combined. Since 2012,...

July 8, 2016 2:26 am
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Jewish Voice for Peace and Its Disgusting Response to Islamic Terrorism

What else could the group Jewish Voice for Peace do that would shock me? The organization, which has so many university chapters that promote anti-Israel activity,...

March 31, 2016 6:39 am
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New York Times Op-Ed Misleads on the True Nature of BDS

The New York Times op-ed about the BDS movement by Eric Alterman is at times both accurate and deceptively misleading. Yes, not all BDS activity at universities are antisemitic. Characterizing them as such,...

February 12, 2016 4:28 am
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Don’t Believe the Hype — BDS is as Dangerous as Ever

Ben Cohen, Senior Editor of  The Tower magazine, wrote an op-ed about BDS that was for the most part salient. Unfortunately, his opening sentence was both irresponsible...

July 13, 2015 1:53 pm
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Take a Page From Kentucky Fried Chicken and Bring Back Zionism

Kentucky Fried Chicken used to be a mainstay in American fast food. Who can forget the plump Colonel quipping, “Finger lickn’ good”? When the health craze...

June 3, 2015 5:42 pm
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The Insidious Marketing of the BDS Campaign

The boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) movement promotes itself as a non-violent "civil society" human rights organization trying to bring peace to a victimized people...

February 27, 2015 9:12 am
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Yelling ‘Allahu Akbar!’ in a Crowded Movie Theater

On a busy Syrian street, members of al Qaeda held a Muslim woman captive. As part of their "street justice," one man loudly proclaimed that...

Culture

Jewish Twitter Users Mock ‘Serious Eats’ Ham on Bagel Combination

Jewish Twitter users mercilessly poked fun at a recipe on a popular food...

‘Unorthodox’ Star Shira Haas Shares Throwback Purim Photo From Childhood

Israeli actress Shira Haas shared with her Instagram followers on Thursday a photo...

Features

Israeli Locust Slayers Train Ethiopians to Save Crops

JNS.org - Some call it a plague. Yoav Motro calls it a war. The enemies are the huge armies of desert...

An Israeli Soldier Gives His All for Lonely Senior Citizens

JNS.org - “Between 11th and 12th grade, after a tough fencing session, I saw a television report about all these...

Why the UAE Wants Israeli Help to Secure Its Food Supplies

JNS.org - Food security is emerging as a key area in which the United Arab Emirates is eager for Israeli...

World

Jewish Groups, NY Congressman Call for Action Against State Department Offi...

Jewish leaders and groups as well as New York Congressman Ritchie Torres expressed outrage Sunday after revelations that a State...

Israel

Report: Security Officials Expect More Iranian Attacks on Israeli Ships, Be...

Israel’s security establishment believes Iran will attempt more attacks like Friday’s explosion on an Israeli-owned ship in the Gulf of...

Middle East

In Iraq, Pope to Visit Mosul Churches Desecrated by Islamic State

In Mosul, adjacent to the Biblical city of Nineveh, four churches representing different denominations occupy a small square surrounded by low-rise houses, testament to the role Iraq's once flourishing Christian...

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