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ARTICLES BY: Jonathan S. Tobin / JNS.org


May 31, 2020 1:33 am
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Whatever Happened to the Emergency Committee for Israel?

JNS.org - Ten years ago, it came in with a bang, but this spring, it disbanded without even a whimper. The Emergency Committee for Israel came...

May 24, 2020 7:08 am
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Is There a Right to In-Person Religious Services During a Pandemic?

JNS.org - Is there a point when attempts by the government to keep us safe go too far? When protesters stormed state capitals in Michigan and...

May 19, 2020 4:58 am
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Israel and Egypt Don’t Need American Peacekeepers in the Sinai

JNS.org - In May 1967, the withdrawal of peacekeepers from the Sinai Peninsula set in motion a series of events that led to war. But...

May 18, 2020 7:03 am
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The Unlearned ‘Nakba’ Lesson About Compromise

JNS.org - Palestinian Arabs continue to learn the wrong history lesson. On May 15, as they do every year, they relive the sorrow of 1948,...

May 14, 2020 7:21 am
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No Need for Hysteria About American Antisemitism

JNS.org - American Jews are more worried about antisemitism than at any time in recent memory. Recent surveys conducted by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and...

May 13, 2020 10:54 am
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Why There’s No Justice for Malki Roth

JNS.org - Israel failed the parents of Malki Roth. Yet they now hope that the Trump administration and Congressional Republicans will do better. But as...

May 3, 2020 3:42 am
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How Much of Trump’s Foreign Policy Would Biden Preserve?

JNS.org - Democrats can’t wait until next January. They’re hoping that the next inauguration day will be the end of their long nightmare and they...

April 24, 2020 12:04 pm
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Israel Should Make Decisions for Itself

JNS.org - In principle, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s answer to a question about Israel’s new coalition government seems unexceptionable. The agreement signed by...

April 12, 2020 7:01 am
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A Disingenuous Debate About Annexation

JNS.org - The list of signatories to a new letter organized by the Israel Policy Forum protesting the possibility of Israel passing legislation in the...

April 7, 2020 8:19 am
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Personal Liberty and the Obligation to Save Lives

JNS.org - What do Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo have in common these days? The answer is that...

April 5, 2020 7:16 am
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This Is Not a Passover for Despair

JNS.org - For most of us, this is the saddest Passover we can recall. The coronavirus pandemic is unlike any previous trauma we’ve lived through. Nothing,...

April 1, 2020 7:50 am
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A Pandemic Passover Without Family? Not Necessarily

JNS.org - Every year on Passover, Jews ask the same question that is at the heart of the recitation of the Haggadah during the seder:...

March 29, 2020 8:52 am
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Did Benny Gantz Betray Israel… or Save It?

JNS.org - A year ago, former Israeli Defense Forces’ Chief of Staff Benny Gantz was the fresh face that Israeli voters longed for. Or at...

March 25, 2020 8:23 am
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Corona’s Effect on Jewish Philanthropy Could Force Hard Choices

JNS.org - The coronavirus pandemic is not the first deadly contagion to ravage the globe, but it is clearly the first that modern nations have...

Culture

South African Song Paying Tribute to Jerusalem Sparks Viral Dance Challenge

An upbeat gospel-inspired tune from South Africa that pays tribute to the city...

Chassidic Singer to Help Raise Awareness of COVID-19 in Religious Communities

JNS.org - The Trump administration has recruited a Chassidic singer to help raise...

Features

Young Global Jewry at Forefront of Fight Against COVID-19

Masa Israel Journey, a leader in immersive international experiences in Israel founded by the Jewish Agency and government of Israel,...

Checking in on COVID-19 and Jewish Seniors

JNS.org - As America’s battle with the novel coronavirus has raged on, America’s Jewish community has suffered its share of...

Celebrating the Banai Family and the History of Israel in Jerusalem

JNS.org - Museums are in crisis all over the world due to the...

World

Google Pledges to Return ‘More Helpful’ Results After Search fo...

Tech giant Google responded delicately over the weekend after outrage erupted following the revelation that a search on the platform...

Israel

Israelis Brace for Stringent Holiday Lockdown as Daily Tally of Corona Case...

JNS.org - Israelis braced for a strict nationwide lockdown imposed by the government on Friday in an attempt to curb...

Middle East

Palestinians Say Egyptian Fire Killed Two Gaza Fishermen

The bodies of two Palestinian fishermen who Palestinian officials say were shot dead by Egyptian naval forces were returned to Gaza on Saturday, the territory's ruling Islamist group Hamas said. The...

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