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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

February 23, 2018 7:32 am

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...


George Clooney to Narrate New Shimon Peres Documentary

Actor George Clooney will narrate a new documentary about late Israeli statesman Shimon Peres, Variety reported on Tuesday. “Never Stop Dreaming:...

Activist Showcases 70 Israeli Destinations in Project for Israel’s Independence Day

A Florida-based pro-Israel activist has launched a project showcasing 70 locations...

It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s ‘Superman’ … at the Kotel - American actor Dean Cain, known for his role as “Superman” in the hit 1990s’...


Infighting, Diplomatic Struggles Leave Palestinians in Crisis - Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas is not having much success lately. Tensions within his own Fatah movement and with Hamas in...

Alan Dershowitz on Israel at 70: ‘A Light Unto the World’ - Ahead of Israel’s 70th birthday in May, longtime Harvard University Law professor, attorney and author Alan Dershowitz announced that...

Taylor Force’s Father Becomes an Advocate for ‘Right Vs. Wrong’ - Stuart Force never imagined that he would spend his retirement traveling across...


Twitter Shares Plummet After Threat of Lawsuit by Israel - Twitter shares were down 12 percent by Tuesday evening following reports that Israel was considering legal action against the social-media platform. Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked has accused Twitter of providing...


Israeli Defense Ministry: New US Aid Agreement May Crush Israeli Companies - A comprehensive analysis by Israel’s Ministry of Defense of the effect of a US foreign-aid agreement signed at the end of former President Barack Obama’s term in office has...

Middle East

Assad Closer to Ghouta Victory, as Some Rebels Prepare to Quit

The Syrian government moved closer to ending rebel resistance in eastern Ghouta as civilians streamed out of one of its besieged, bomb-battered towns on Thursday and insurgents prepared to surrender...