Tuesday, March 26th | 19 Adar II 5779


avatar Jonathan S. Tobin / JNS.org

ARTICLES BY: Jonathan S. Tobin / JNS.org

March 26, 2019 8:09 am

Despite Attacks From the Left and the Right, AIPAC Is Still Needed

JNS.org - As the annual AIPAC conference convened this week in Washington, the lobby’s status as the lightening rod for the pro-Israel community was more...

March 21, 2019 8:16 am

Treading the Line Between Humor and Antisemitism

JNS.org - Demographic surveys show that many American Jews consider humor key to their identity. The long history of famous Jewish jokesters and a style...

March 14, 2019 2:48 am

The Israeli People Were ‘With the Golan’ — They Were Right

JNS.org - Sometimes, the best deals are the ones you don’t make. This week’s news that Hezbollah is seeking to establish a cell in the Golan Heights from...

March 13, 2019 8:49 am

We Must Stop All Intolerance at Jerusalem’s Holy Places

JNS.org - How much violence should be tolerated at holy sites? If your answer is selective rather than a total condemnation, then we have a...

March 7, 2019 9:50 am

Getting to the Truth About the Vatican and the Holocaust

JNS.org - Historians have long sought access to the Vatican’s private World War II-era archives. And a year from now, the wait will end. Pope Francis...

March 6, 2019 7:44 am

Is There Any Defense for Ilhan Omar?

JNS.org - Ever since she burst onto the national political scene by winning election to the House of Representatives in November, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN)...

March 5, 2019 8:12 am

Do Jews Really Need Their Own Nobel Prize?

JNS.org - If the Genesis Prize was hoping for more media attention for its annual awards ceremony this year, it is certainly going to get...

February 28, 2019 10:19 am

Is Jared Kushner Right? Can Middle East Peace Be Bought?

JNS.org - The senior adviser to president Donald Trump, Jared Kushner, is on fundraising tour this week, but it’s not to raise money for his...

February 26, 2019 7:43 am

Abbas’ Popularity Alters Israel’s Political Landscape

JNS.org - It was a rough week for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. He saw his main opponents join forces, and the Blue and White...

February 21, 2019 4:42 am

Why Palestinian Hatred Destroyed Tzipi Livni

JNS.org - This week, former Israeli foreign minister Tzipi Livni announced that she was dropping out of politics. Livni came as close to being prime...

February 12, 2019 7:57 am

Who Are the Real Racists in the Middle East?

JNS.org - It’s a familiar refrain. Critics of Israel aren’t content to merely bash the policies of the government of the Jewish state. As part...

February 3, 2019 10:06 am

Assimilation and the American Jewish Immigrant Experience

JNS.org - It was one of those moments that make so much of the culture of 21st-century America cringe-worthy. Last week on NBC’s Meet the...

January 30, 2019 9:35 am

Can a New Group Save the Democratic Party for Israel?

JNS.org - There are already too many Jewish organizations. But if there was ever a need for at least one more, then the Democratic Majority...

January 29, 2019 9:48 am

Hebron: The City With Extremists on Both Sides

JNS.org - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s decision not to extend the mandate of an international observer group in Hebron is likely to be denounced...


Patriots Owner Kraft Apologizes in First Statement Since Charges

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft apologized on Saturday in his first public statement since he was charged for soliciting...

Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner Give Hamentashen to White House Reporters for Purim

Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner gave hamentashen to White House reporters on Wednesday for...


Albert Einstein’s Brilliance, Humor, and Literal Connection to Israel

JNS.org - One thing is for sure: While the writing on the pages...

Jewish Singer Uses Music to Get Through a Rocky Road

In the age of streaming music, releasing an album with 21 songs might not be the best business move. Giving...

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

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


American UN Rep: World Must Shine Light on Hamas’ Injustices

At a UN Security Council meeting on the Middle East on Tuesday, the US and Israel denounced Gaza-ruling Hamas over the rocket attack the previous day in which a home...


Netanyahu Tells AIPAC Conference: Those Seeking to Divide US and Israel Wil...

The US-Israel relationship must not be taken for granted, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told an audience at AIPAC’s Policy Conference...

Middle East

Hamas Prisoners Attack Two Guards, One Seriously Injured

JNS.org - Two guards at Ketziot Prison in southern Israel were wounded, one seriously, when Hamas prisoners stabbed them late Sunday night after clashes broke out at the facility. Both guards...