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Joshua S. Block is a communications, foreign policy and political strategist who has been involved in national politics and policy for nearly 20 years. A former Clinton Administration official & spokesman at USAID, Block spent nearly a decade on the senior staff of AIPAC, where he was Spokesman and Director of Strategic Communications. Block was named by Foreign Policy Magazine to its Twitterati 100 list of the most influential foreign policy experts on Twitter (@JoshBlockDC).

ARTICLES BY: Joshua S. Block


October 10, 2018 8:10 am
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The Progressive Movement and Antisemitism

For most of us, there is a reflexive tendency to think of antisemitism as something that is propagated by the alt-right -- white supremacists, the...

September 27, 2018 7:30 am
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Why the Rise of Political Antisemitism Is so Dangerous

The stakes have never been higher for the Jewish community in the UK. British Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn’s relentless obsession with Israel has created...

August 28, 2018 10:41 am
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Why UNRWA’s Funding Should Be Cut

The Trump administration’s decision to slash annual funding to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) by half has drawn special attention to the...

July 26, 2018 12:41 pm
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Anti-Israel Hatred Also Exists in Sports

The Lacrosse Championship in Israel has come to an end, creating lasting memories for years to come. In a vibrant festival of sport, 46 teams...

June 21, 2018 7:35 am
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Telling the Truth About Hamas

Over the past few weeks, Gazans have sent hundreds of terror kites across the border with Israel, causing over 400 fires, destroying millions of dollars’ worth of agriculture,...

June 5, 2018 7:21 am
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Seizing the Moment to Remove Iran from Syria

With the recent withdrawal of the United States from the Iran nuclear accord (JCPOA), we are witnessing a critical strategic shift in America’s Iran policy. The...

May 23, 2018 3:33 pm
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The US Embassy Move Reflects the New Middle East

When Iranian Quds forces fired missiles at Israeli targets on the Golan Heights recently and Israel responded by decimating significant parts of Iran’s military infrastructure inside Syria,...

May 15, 2018 9:16 am
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Moving the US Embassy Will Benefit the Whole Middle East

The Middle East has always been a place of universal truths. The first and most prominent is the belief that resolving the conflict between Israelis...

May 10, 2018 7:58 am
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Don’t Just Destroy the Iran Deal — Deliver an Alternative

May 8, 2018, the day that Donald Trump announced that he's pulling America out of the nuclear deal with Iran, will mark the inauguration of a...

October 24, 2017 2:10 pm
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Trump Must Fulfill His Promise, and Move the US Embassy to Jerusalem

President Trump’s first overseas trip in May 2017 coincided with a very special day -- the 50th anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem. The reunification, in...

July 27, 2017 10:40 am
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Two Years Later, Iran’s Nuclear Deal Has Not Worked

Two years after the US-led group of six world powers reached a nuclear agreement with Iran, President Trump confirmed that Iran has met the conditions for recertification. Mr....

Culture

Baseball Icon Dykstra Takes on a New Hobby: Torah Study

JNS.org - As part of bettering his life since serving six months of a three-year sentence behind bars for grand...

Features

Is Your Bread Still Kosher? Arnold’s Bread Manufacturer Drops the OU

JNS.org - Bimbo Bakeries USA, which owns many of the nationally-distributed bread and...

Why Should We Light the Menorah With Olive Oil?

Below is an excerpt from the book The Light That Unites: A Chanukah Companion (OU Press) by Aaron Goldscheider. There are...

The Dead Sea Scrolls Monument

In 1946 or 1947 -- no one knows for certain -- a Bedouin goatherd nicknamed Muhammad the Wolf led his...

World

Wake Forest University Students Adopt Antisemitism Definition, Denounce Den...

Jewish and Zionist groups at Wake Forest University in North Carolina applauded their student government this week, after it endorsed...

Israel

Senators Push for US Recognition of Israeli Sovereignty Over Golan Heights

A resolution was introduced in the Senate on Tuesday calling for US recognition of Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights. The non-binding bill was authored by Republicans Ted Cruz of Texas...

Middle East

Erdogan Says Trump Positive on Turkish Military Plan to Push East in Syria

Turkey may start a new military operation in Syria at any moment, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday, touting support from US President Donald Trump even though the Pentagon...

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