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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


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...

Features

Volunteers Bond with Residents at ‘Special’ Center in the Negev

JNS.org - When Nina Paul first visited ALEH Negev Nahalat-Eran several years ago,...

Has the US Intelligence Community Misread Iran’s Nuclear Program?

JNS.org - Donald Trump clashed with the intelligence community last week over the...

Israelis Get Inside the Huddle and Embrace American Football

JNS.org - Many Israelis came to work bleary-eyed on Monday morning, having stayed up all night watching the New England...

World

After Auschwitz Visit, Pence Accuses Iran of Nazi-Like Antisemitism

US Vice President Mike Pence accused Iran of Nazi-like antisemitism on Friday, maintaining his harsh rhetoric against Tehran just a day he attacked European powers for trying to undermine American sanctions on...

Israel

Yesh Atid MKs: Unity Talks with Gantz Coming Down to ‘Core IssuesR...

In a process that could prove pivotal for the upcoming Israeli elections, unity talks between Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid...

Middle East

Iran Rejects Antisemitism Allegation by Pence

Iran on Saturday rejected accusations of antisemitism leveled against it by US Vice President Mike Pence, saying it respected Judaism but opposed Israel, which Tehran said was acting like a...

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