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ARTICLES BY: Jonathan S. Tobin / JNS.org

April 25, 2017 11:59 am

The Palestinians Don’t Want a Mandela, They Want Another Arafat

JNS.org - Palestinian internal politics and liberal hostility to Israel came together at the New York Times this month. The newspaper provoked a firestorm of criticism...

April 16, 2017 1:03 pm

Sean Spicer and the Hitler Rule

JNS.org - The biggest Jewish news story during Passover this year proved a rule of political argument: whoever mentions Hitler first always loses. I'm referring, of course, to Sean...

April 14, 2017 3:06 pm

There Must Be Limits to American Jewish Community’s ‘Big Tent’

JNS.org - What is the one value that the Jewish community should care most about? To listen to many who run Jewish organizations and communal philanthropies, the answer...

April 9, 2017 12:37 pm

Stop Denying the Israeli Consensus on the Palestinians

JNS.org - Yair Lapid is the current favorite to become prime minister when the Israeli people go to the polls to elect a new Knesset. But whether...

October 7, 2012 3:39 am

Opinion: The Jewish Charm Offensive Crack-up

Many months of hard work by Democratic activists aiming to shore up Jewish support for U.S. President Barack Obama wasn't undermined by arguments from his...

September 30, 2012 4:06 am

Opinion: The Wedge Issue

Given the small size of the Jewish population, the attention given to the Jewish vote is, almost by definition, disproportionate. But though the absolute numbers...

September 16, 2012 5:35 am

Back to the Future on Iran

The latest report from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) should have raised alarms throughout the West about the progress being made by Iran toward...

August 29, 2012 11:27 am

German Circumcision Ban Shows Jew-Hatred Back in Fashion

When a court in Cologne, Germany ruled in June that circumcision should henceforth be considered illegal, those who are tasked with raising the alarm about...

August 20, 2012 8:31 am

The Status Quo: Jews and Paul Ryan

Jewish conservatives applauded Mitt Romney's choice of U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) as his vice presidential nominee. But Jewish liberals who despise him...

August 7, 2012 10:47 am

The Culture of Success and Failure

All's fair in love, war and politics. So it is to be expected that Jewish Democrats desirous of President Obama's re-election will be doing their...

July 25, 2012 4:02 pm

Bulgaria Attack Shows the True Face of Iran

For several years, United States policy toward Iran has been focused on using diplomacy to persuade Iran to give up its ambition of...

July 12, 2012 1:15 pm

The Real Danger Facing the Jewish Community

To listen to some people, the greatest blight afflicting the Jewish community is a scourge of intolerance against dissent about Israel. The alleged...

June 29, 2012 11:12 am

Embracing the Catholic Church’s Fight for Religious Freedom

One of the most heartening stories of interfaith relations in the last half century has been the way the Catholic Church changed the...

June 11, 2012 2:22 pm

Debating Israel During an Election Year

Foreign policy concerns have been conspicuous by their absence during the presidential campaign so far. A failing economy is the paramount concern of most Americans...


Film Documenting New Immigrant Wins ‘Inspired by Israel’ Video Contest

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat praised the winners of the recent "Inspired by Israel"...

Driver’s or Pilot’s License? Israeli Company to Develop Flying Electric Car

JNS.org - Metro Skyways, a subsidiary of Israeli company Urban Aeronautics based in Yavne,...


After 130 Years, Poughkeepsie’s Jews Get an Eruv

JNS.org - In the rich, nearly 130-year history of the organized Jewish community in Poughkeepsie, NY, pushing a stroller or...

Holocaust Survivors’ Grandchildren Keep Stories Alive With Help of Vast Archives

JNS.org - As the world marks Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Memorial Day) this week, staffers...

On Israel’s Holocaust Remembrance Day, Educating the Next Generation

JNS.org - As Sunday evening approached in Israel, stores and businesses shuttered early while the...


Education Reform Expert Warns ADL Report on Spike in Antisemitism at K-12 S...

A US education reform expert cautioned on Monday that a new report claiming a 106 percent spike last year in antisemitism...


Israel-Germany Relationship ‘Unchanged’ After Netanyahu Cancels...

German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel moved quickly to defuse a diplomatic row with Israel on Tuesday after Prime Minister Benjamin...

Middle East

Iranian Opposition Group: Tehran Violating JCPOA With Covert Nukes Research...

Iran is cheating on its historical deal with the US by secretly conducting research into nuclear weapons components such as...