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ARTICLES BY: Jonathan S. Tobin / JNS.org


November 18, 2018 2:08 pm
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Israel and the Death Penalty

JNS.org - It’s not every day that Israel decides not to vote with the United States at the United Nations. It happened, however, on November 13,...

November 15, 2018 12:28 pm
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Praising Netanyahu’s Caution

JNS.org - People demonstrated in the streets of Sderot on Tuesday, and who could blame them? They had spent days running back and forth to...

November 14, 2018 1:27 pm
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Hamas Rockets and the Idea of Two States

JNS.org - Does it really matter what started the shooting at the border between Israel and Hamas-run Gaza? To outward appearances, it looks like it was...

November 13, 2018 12:09 pm
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Trump Doesn’t Know History, but He Knows Iran

JNS.org - Donald Trump got just about the welcome he should have expected when he showed up to take part in the commemorations of the centennial...

November 11, 2018 10:37 am
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The New Normal for Israel and Jews

JNS.org - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made a state visit last month to the Sultanate of Oman. Color me skeptical about scenarios discussed in the media...

November 5, 2018 11:35 am
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Did Trump Blink on Iran Sanctions?

JNS.org - When Donald Trump pulled the United States out of the Iran nuclear deal in May of this year, he vowed that America would re-impose...

October 30, 2018 12:41 pm
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Jewish Labels Are Meaningless to Antisemites

JNS.org - Israel’s Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi David Lau didn’t intend to say anything that would wound American Jews in the wake of the mass slaughter...

October 28, 2018 7:01 pm
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The Futile Search for Meaning in Antisemitic Crimes

When something terrible happens, we demand explanations. Awful and irrational events spawn conspiracy theories because it’s part of the human condition to need to make...

October 28, 2018 9:11 am
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Drawing the Line Between Speech and Violence

JNS.org - In Israel, it’s a yearly debate. Every year on the anniversary of Yitzhak Rabin’s tragic assassination, some on the left and the right...

October 23, 2018 9:27 am
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The Right to Criticize Israel Is Beside the Point

JNS.org - In an election season in which we are awash in polls, we’ve now been given one more telling us something that everybody already...

October 19, 2018 10:12 am
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The Problem With B’Tselem

JNS.org - The UN Security Council heard testimony on Thursday about the Israel’s conflict with the Palestinians from B’Tselem. The group, which dubs itself “The...

October 15, 2018 8:49 am
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The Price of Saudi Friendship

JNS.org - In one sense, the disappearance of Washington Post journalist Jamal Kashoggi after he entered Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, last week is...

October 11, 2018 8:47 am
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BDS Threatens the Diaspora, Not Israel

JNS.org - This past week, we learned of yet another educator at the University of Michigan who has refused to give a Jewish student a...

October 10, 2018 11:37 am
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The Woman Who Showed How Americans Can Succeed at the UN

JNS.org - The resignation of US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley took the political world by surprise, but it’s likely that no one...

Features

IDF Enlistment Officer Has ‘Moving Encounters’ with North American Jewish Youths

JNS.org - “That was a real wow for me,” said Lt.-Col. Tzachi Revivo,...

Devastated California Jewish Communities Fight Fire with Light

JNS.org - Their voices filled with emotion, Chabad rabbis from across California made clear their determination to help people in...

Trauma and Terror: The View From Israel’s South

The sound of crunching under my feet made me wince. Amidst the debris, lay the belongings of the residents of a four-story...

World

Cletus ‘Hebrew Hammer’ Seldin Returns to Ring With Spectacular ...

New York Jewish boxer Cletus Seldin has returned to the ring with a spectacular victory over Nicaraguan contender Nelson Lara. Known as...

Israel

IDF Says It Thwarted Terror Attack When It Uncovered Knife in Pringles Cont...

The Israeli military said it thwarted a terror attack near Jerusalem on Monday when it uncovered a knife concealed in...

Middle East

Tunisia’s First Jewish Minister in Decades Sparks Public Protest

JNS.org - Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef Chahed’s decision to appoint a Jewish businessman to the post of tourism minister has been met with protest in the North African country. Opponents of...

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