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ARTICLES BY: Jonathan S. Tobin / JNS.org

October 23, 2017 12:52 pm

How the Israeli Left Views the Palestinians

JNS.org - Some Jewish institutions in America are under siege these days, and their principal critics aren’t neo-Nazis. Despite the clear leftward tilt of a large...

October 16, 2017 4:23 pm

Why I Support Trump’s Contraception Decision

JNS.org - President Donald Trump’s decision to throw out the Obamacare contraception mandate -- and to largely exempt religious groups from non-discrimination statutes -- has drawn withering...

October 9, 2017 11:35 am

An Antisemitic Smear Gets Another Hearing

JNS.org - Last month, former CIA officer Valerie Plame crossed a line on social media that even the mainstream liberal media couldn’t ignore. Plame gained fame due...

October 2, 2017 12:38 pm

Interpol and the Palestinians: Where’s a Cop When You Need One?

JNS.org - The good news is that Interpol apparently isn’t the international police agency that movies and television shows have led us to believe. The bad...

September 25, 2017 12:01 pm

Can Liberals Overlook Trump’s Flaws and Embrace His Policies?

JNS.org - Is there anything that would entice liberal Jews to stand with President Donald Trump or to join with him in trashing former President Barack...

September 19, 2017 10:16 am

Where Does Israel Fit in a Jewish Future Without Faith?

JNS.org - For Prime Minister Netanyahu’s political opponents, his government’s woes aren’t just an opportunity to score political points -- they also provide easy-to-understand explanations for American...

September 14, 2017 12:56 pm

Will High Holiday Sermons Get Too Political?

JNS.org - For rabbis, High Holiday sermons are their annual golden opportunity to reach a much larger audience than usual. For members of a congregation, the sermons can...

September 9, 2017 3:28 pm

Mengele, Charlottesville and the Lessons of History

JNS.org – What can the hunt for Josef Mengele teach us about the challenges facing Jews today? With a debate stirring about whether left-wing or right-wing...

September 3, 2017 7:20 pm

The Truth About Gorka, Liberal Jews and Israel

After what turned out to be a brief stint working as a national security aide to President Donald Trump, Sebastian Gorka unloaded on the group...

August 28, 2017 10:51 am

Are Rabbis Right to Skip Trump Phone Call?

JNS.org - There probably has never been an easier path to consensus for the three major non-Orthodox rabbinic associations. The decision of the Central Conference of American...

August 24, 2017 11:55 am

Will Netanyahu Stand Up to Trump on Charlottesville?

JNS.org - During the eight years that he was saddled with President Barack Obama, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was bitterly criticized from the left by those...

August 22, 2017 12:27 pm

Trump Encourages Right-Wing Antisemites, but They Also Exist on the Left

JNS.org - We live in a time when -- as the US State Department has noted -- a “rising tide of antisemitism” has swept across the globe. This has partly happened...

August 14, 2017 1:21 pm

Some of Trump’s Critics on the Left Are Engaging in Similar Behavior

JNS.org - Many Americans know that the sickness at the heart of our political culture stems from a spirit of intolerance that has become the keynote...

August 7, 2017 1:42 pm

On Terror Payments, Use Taylor Force Act to Call the Palestinians’ Bluff

JNS.org - The US Congress is just doing what it always does: pandering to the “Israel Lobby.” That’s how the foreign policy establishment and some on the...


Palestinian Factions Unite in Calls for Israel’s Destruction

Amid the recent unity deal between Fatah and Hamas, Palestinian officials of all stripes continue to...

Syrians, Iranians Vow to Fight ‘Zio-American Schemes’

JNS.org - The IDF struck three Syrian rocket launchers on Saturday, after five rockets from Syria entered the Golan Heights earlier...

Israeli Government Cultivates Allies at First Christian Media Summit

JNS.org - Recognizing that it's easier to communicate with journalists who are prone to be supporters of Israel than...


On Iran Nukes, ‘Don’t Believe, Check!’ Israeli Defense Ex...

An Israeli defense expert has told a US news outlet the position of both US President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime...


US ‘Can’t Allow’ Iranian IRGC Supply Lines Through Middle...

A leading member of the Senate Armed Services Committee has warned that the danger posed by Iran towards Israel is...

Middle East

ISIS Kills at Least 128 People in Central Syrian Town

ISIS has killed at least 128 people in a Syrian town deep inside regime-held territory, a human rights monitor has said. Government forces managed to retake al-Qaratayn over the weekend, the Syrian Observatory...