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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


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

Yeshiva University Grad Writes Book to Help Children Understand Death

What should parents tell their children when a loved one dies? It’s a...

New England Patriots Star Shares Western Wall Photo With Jewish High Holidays Message

New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman posted pictures of himself in Israel, including...

Features

A Look at the Candidates to Become Jerusalem’s Next Mayor

JNS.org - The late Jerusalem Mayor Teddy Kollek used to say that if one wanted to uproot and replant a tree...

Faith and Fasting: A Look at the Practice Ahead of Yom Kippur

JNS.org - Fasting is the most commonly known Yom Kippur ritual. According to a 2016 Pew survey, 40% of American...

A New Generation of Galvanized Young Jews Fight Antisemitism on Campus

JNS.org - IfNotNow (INN) has a plan. It’s determined, according to its website, to...

World

US Ready to Resume North Korea Talks, Seeks Denuclearization by 2021

The United States said it was ready to resume talks with North Korea after Pyongyang pledged on Wednesday to dismantle its key missile facilities and suggested it would close its...

Israel

Israeli Police Thwart Arab Terrorism in Jerusalem on Yom Kippur

JNS.org - An attempted stabbing attack was thwarted on the night of Yom Kippur by Israeli police in Jerusalem. Just after the beginning of the holiday at 7 pm, a 26-year-old man...

Middle East

Russia, Turkey Still Working on Idlib Deal but Optimistic: UN

Russia and Turkey told a weekly meeting of the UN Syria humanitarian taskforce in Geneva on Thursday that they were still working out the details of their plan to avert...

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