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ARTICLES BY: Jonathan S. Tobin / JNS.org


January 15, 2019 8:34 am
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Amid Trump’s Withdrawal, Israel Is Still Doing America’s Dirty Work in Syria

JNS.org - For some observers, this past weekend’s revelations about Israeli strikes against Iranian targets in Syria was just politics as usual in the Jewish...

January 11, 2019 9:53 am
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Trump’s Decisions Undermine Pompeo’s Pledges

JNS.org - There were a great many differences between President Barack Obama’s June 2009 Cairo speech and the address delivered on January 10 in the same...

January 10, 2019 11:42 am
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Amid Antisemitism Campaign, Jews Must Be More Than Victims

JNS.org - The hashtag #myfirstantisemiticexperience is helping to publicize the everyday reality of Jew-hatred. But it’s not clear if this is helping Jews think clearly...

January 9, 2019 10:29 am
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BDS Bill Debate Is About Antisemitism, Not Speech

JNS.org - Is the effort to combat the BDS movement much ado about nothing? Given the campaign to boycott, divest from, and sanction Israel's abject...

January 4, 2019 10:54 am
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Five Questions About Israel’s Political Musical Chairs

JNS.org - The old expression is that for every two Jews, there are three political opinions. In Israel, that cliché can be extended to also...

January 2, 2019 9:29 am
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Amos Oz and the Centrality of Hebrew in Jewish Life

JNS.org - For those who only know Israel as a field of political combat, Amos Oz was just a writer with a point of view...

December 27, 2018 8:40 am
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Agenda for 2019: Defend Jewish Interests, Not Partisanship

JNS.org - 2018 will go down as a year in which hyper-partisanship reached new heights in the United States. Those on one side of the...

December 24, 2018 11:25 am
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On Syria, Trump Is Wrong — and Contradicts Himself

JNS.org - Sometimes, wisdom means understanding that not all promises ought to be kept. The problem is that when you make multiple promises, you’re going...

December 20, 2018 4:12 pm
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Some Things Are More Important Than International Good Will

JNS.org - The recent spate of terrorist attacks against Israelis for which Hamas claimed credit launched a debate about what the Israeli government, led by...

December 19, 2018 8:30 am
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Stinting on Compassion for Jewish Victims of Terror

JNS.org - In a moment that had to tug at the heartstrings of their listeners, a young Israeli couple whose baby was killed as the...

December 12, 2018 8:19 am
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Jewish Connection

JNS.org - At a time when DNA tests are a national craze, as well as source of political controversy, we shouldn’t be surprised about claims...

December 9, 2018 8:49 am
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Hezbollah’s War on Israel Takes Precedence Over Bibi

JNS.org - Maybe you thought that the discovery of tunnels built by Hezbollah under the border between Lebanon and Israel would generate a full-scale debate...

December 6, 2018 9:08 am
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A Dangerous Future for J Street

JNS.org - At first glance, it’s a one-sided struggle. On the one hand, you have incoming House Majority Leader Rep. Steny Hoyer of Maryland. On the...

December 4, 2018 7:53 am
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American Jewry’s Hanukkah Hypocrisy?

JNS.org - The New York Times’s coverage of Jewish topics has long been fodder for those who study both media bias and the complicated relationship between the...

Features

Meet the Two Most Optimistic People in the Entire Middle East

“You are sitting here, probably, with the two most optimistic people probably in the entire Middle East,” says Sami Saadi,...

Places to Visit in Israel If You Really Want to Learn Its History

Are you or a family member traveling to Israel in 2019? Are you looking for something more than the average...

In New Initiative, Yad Vashem Tackles 21st Century Antisemitism

JNS.org - It is American teachers like Lori Fulton who, with their commitment to Holocaust education, are poised to be...

World

Trump Missile Defense Review Calls North Korea ‘Extraordinary Threat&...

President Donald Trump unveiled a revamped US missile defense strategy on Thursday that called North Korea an ongoing and "extraordinary threat," seven months...

Israel

Israeli Navy Rescues French Sailor Stranded in Mediterranean Sea

A French sailor stranded in the Mediterranean Sea was saved on Thursday night by the Israeli Navy, the IDF said. In a tweet on Friday, the Israeli military noted the sailor -- whose...

Middle East

Lebanon’s Foreign Minister Calls for Syria’s Return to Arab Lea...

Lebanon's Caretaker Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil called on Friday for reinstating Syria into the Arab League. "Syria should return to us ... Syria...

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