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Dr. Rafael Medoff is Founding Director of The David S. Wyman Institute for Holocaust Studies, and author of more than 20 books about Jewish history, Zionism, and the Holocaust.

ARTICLES BY: Rafael Medoff

October 19, 2021 12:30 pm

Israel Population Surprise: FDR Said It Couldn’t Be Done

“You know there is not room in Palestine for many more people,” US President Franklin D. Roosevelt told prominent American Jewish leaders in early 1938....

November 1, 2020 4:12 am

Joe Biden, FDR, and the Nazis

Regardless of the outcome of next week’s election, former Vice President Joe Biden will have the distinction of being the first American presidential candidate to...

October 21, 2020 6:07 am

Farrakhan, Hitler and The New York Times

The New York Times is under fire for publishing an article about one of the world’s most notorious antisemites, without any mention of his antisemitism. Sadly,...

October 17, 2020 11:59 pm

A New Blow to Iran’s Forgotten Jews

Isn’t there something incongruous about a human rights organization providing a platform to a journalist who has whitewashed human rights abuses? Next week, an online event...

September 24, 2020 5:52 am

The Yom Kippur Sermon That Rabbi Stephen Wise Didn’t Give

Rabbi Stephen S. Wise, the most prominent American Jewish leader of the 1930s and 1940s, was a renowned orator who did not shy away from...

July 31, 2020 8:54 am

Some Other Prominent Jews Who Resigned in Protest

With her recent resignation from The New York Times, Bari Weiss joined a small but distinguished group of American Jews who have resigned in protest...

May 26, 2020 6:21 am

The Problem With Trump and Henry Ford’s ‘Good Bloodlines’

President Trump’s recent remark about Henry Ford’s “good bloodlines” has aroused curiosity and controversy. Trump actually is not the first president to subscribe to the...

April 14, 2020 5:55 am

Despite COVID-19, Syrian Atrocities Still Matter

At a time when a deadly virus is ravaging the globe, the atrocities committed in recent years by the Syrian government might seem to pale...

January 27, 2020 9:24 am

Bombing Auschwitz

The new BBC documentary about the question of bombing Auschwitz deserves an award -- for creative fiction. Through omissions, distortions, and “reenactments” of conversations with...

December 19, 2019 9:13 am

Why FDR Turned Away Jewish Students

A recent New York Times article told the poignant story of an unlikely romance between two prisoners in Auschwitz. Buried deep within the full-page feature about...

October 25, 2019 10:52 am

Amid NBA-China Uproar, Remembering When Jews Mixed Sports and Politics

The growing relationship between the National Basketball Association (NBA) and the government of China has become a source of controversy. One NBA team’s general manager...

June 20, 2019 6:22 am

There Is No Dachau in Texas

You wouldn’t think it would be necessary, in this day and age, to explain to a member of the US House of Representatives that there...

December 24, 2018 11:14 am

When Jewish Politics Trumped Holocaust Rescue

In view of recent discussions about ethical lapses among today’s American Jewish leaders, it’s worth recalling a troubling episode 75 years ago this autumn when...

November 12, 2018 10:37 am

FDR Gets Credit for His Response to Kristallnacht — He Shouldn’t

This week marks the 80th anniversary of the Kristallnacht pogrom in Nazi Germany. How is it that even after eight decades, some new museum exhibits,...


Avdija Adds Hanukkah Cheer to Strong Start of Basketball Season - Washington Wizards forward Deni Avdija is proudly representing Israel and Judaism on and off the court. The 20-year-old Israeli...


Israel Tightens Control of Cyber Tech Exports Amid NSO Affair

Israel on Monday introduced tighter rules for countries seeking to buy its cyber technologies and intelligence systems, restricting their use only for the investigation and prevention of defined terrorist acts...


USC Defends Response as 60 Faculty Members Call for ‘Rebuke’ Ov...

The University of Southern California (USC) defended on Friday its efforts to address antisemitism on campus, in a private letter...

Middle East

Arab-Israeli Woman Convicted of Spying for Hezbollah - An Arab-Israeli woman in her 20s has been sentenced to 30 months in prison for spying for Hezbollah. Maibat Masarwa was convicted by the Lod District Court on charges...

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