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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


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

American Actress Marilyn Monroe’s Personal Jewish Prayer Book Up for Auction

JNS.org - A Jewish prayer book that belonged to American actress Marilyn Monroe has...

‘Observance’: A Touching, Relevant Play About Modern Judaism

Tracey Goldblum wants her daughter to stop smoking marijuana, practice safe sex, and avoid punching men in the face. Her...

Features

The Man Who Chose Israel

I am the CEO of the Israel Scholarship Education Foundation. This organization, founded in 1977, helps young people in Israel’s...

Report: Hezbollah Hacked Into Mobile Devices Worldwide

Hezbollah hackers used "catfishing" techniques on social media to infiltrate mobile devices worldwide, according to a release from the Czech...

UCI Preparing to Refer Anti-Israel Disrupters to Prosecution

Campus police at University of California, Irvine will in the near future refer anti-Israel disruptors of a May 3, 2018...

World

Two Academic Groups Urge University of Michigan to Reconsider Sanctions Aga...

Two leading academic groups called on the University of Michigan to withhold from sanctioning instructors who refused to write letters of...

Israel

Israel Puts West Bank Bedouin Village Eviction on Hold for Several Weeks

Israel said on Sunday it would put on hold for "a number of weeks" its threatened razing of a Bedouin village in the West Bank amid international calls to drop the...

Middle East

Iran Names New Economy Minister in Reshuffle as US Sanctions Bite

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani appointed academic Farhad Dejpasand as the new economy and finance minister in a cabinet reshuffle on Sunday, state television reported, as the country faces mounting US...

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