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Joel Sonkin lives in New York City and writes about US foreign policy in the Middle East. Follow him on Twitter @JoelSonkin

ARTICLES BY: Joel Sonkin


November 4, 2018 10:02 am
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What Will New Sanctions Mean for Iran?

With President Donald Trump’s sanctions against Iran’s vital oil exports being reimposed on November 5, tensions are likely to escalate between the United States and the...

September 13, 2018 9:56 am
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We Must Stop China in the Persian Gulf

In July, President Trump boasted about Iranian harassment of United States warships in the Persian Gulf having come to a halt. Although no major flare-ups between Iranian...

August 7, 2018 7:32 am
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China’s Dangerous Ambitions in the Middle East

The Trump administration’s National Security Strategy, released in December 2017, identified China and Russia as America’s greatest global competitors. The document asserted that it is...

July 16, 2018 8:04 am
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Trump, Putin, Iran, and Syria

These are heady days for Vladimir Putin. With leaders from around the Middle East regularly bee-lining to Moscow for his counsel, there is no doubt...

June 26, 2018 8:57 am
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After Iran Deal Pull-Out, Iran Gets a Taste of Its Own Medicine

The Trump administration’s nascent campaign to pressure Iran is underway. Economic sanctions have been reinstated and global companies are pulling out of the Islamic republic. Carmakers...

May 29, 2018 8:56 am
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The Tale of Kerry, Zarif, and Assad

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif made headlines last week when he was caught on tape with a crowd in Tehran participating in a chant calling for the destruction...

May 3, 2018 2:57 pm
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Trump Has Let Down Israel and Saudi Arabia

After taking office in January 2017, President Trump made it a priority to reaffirm America’s commitment to its Middle East allies, most notably Israel and...

Culture

Chassidic Singer to Help Raise Awareness of COVID-19 in Religious Communities

JNS.org - The Trump administration has recruited a Chassidic singer to help raise...

Indian Jewish MMA, Kickboxing Champion Set to Immigrate to Israel, Hopes to Join IDF

A mixed martial arts (MMA) and kickboxing champion from India is slated to...

Features

Young Global Jewry at Forefront of Fight Against COVID-19

Masa Israel Journey, a leader in immersive international experiences in Israel founded by the Jewish Agency and government of Israel,...

Checking in on COVID-19 and Jewish Seniors

JNS.org - As America’s battle with the novel coronavirus has raged on, America’s Jewish community has suffered its share of...

Celebrating the Banai Family and the History of Israel in Jerusalem

JNS.org - Museums are in crisis all over the world due to the...

World

New York Health Officials Worried About Coronavirus Transmissions at Jewish...

Public health officials in New York City expressed concern on Friday that coronavirus cases could spread as Orthodox Jews in...

Israel

Israeli Minister Outlines Plan to Foster Stronger Unity Among Diaspora Jewr...

JNS.org - Following the adoption of the Israeli government’s plan earlier this summer to help ensure unity of the global...

Middle East

Palestinian Leader Abbas Calls for UN-Led Peace Conference Early Next Year

Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas on Friday called for United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to convene an international conference early next year to launch "a genuine peace process" between Israel and...

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