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Dr. Rafael Medoff is director of The David S. Wyman Institute for Holocaust Studies, and coauthor, with Prof. Sonja Schoepf Wentling, of the new book "Herbert Hoover and the Jews: The Origins of the 'Jewish Vote' and Bipartisan Support for Israel."

ARTICLES BY: Rafael Medoff / JNS.org

November 20, 2017 2:18 pm

Former Israeli General and Ex-State Department Official Clash Over Peace Obstacles

JNS.org - A former Israeli general and an ex-State Department official presented sharply differing views on the obstacles to Middle East peace during a Zionist event in...

November 13, 2017 2:26 pm

Jewish Leaders Outraged at Rutgers Decision to Defend Ex-Syrian Regime Spokesman

JNS.org - Jewish leaders are strongly criticizing Rutgers University for employing a longtime Syrian government official to teach in its political science department. Dr. Mazen Adi, who...

November 6, 2017 2:44 pm

Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister: World Community Can’t Dictate Policy

JNS.org - Israeli policy should not be guided by fear of international criticism, a senior Israeli official said at a Maryland synagogue this weekend. Israeli Deputy Foreign...

November 1, 2017 5:17 pm

Palestinian Saddam Statue Is a ‘Poke in America’s Eye’

JNS.org - The unveiling of another statue of Saddam Hussein in Palestinian Authority (PA)-controlled territory is “a poke in America’s eye” and “an impediment to peace,”...

October 10, 2017 10:12 am

Jewish Leaders Denounce Pro-Terrorist Play at NYU-Affiliated Theater

JNS.org - American Jewish leaders are denouncing plans by a New York University (NYU)-affiliated theater to host a play that portrays Palestinian terrorists as heroes. The NYU Skirball...

October 2, 2017 3:50 pm

New Wave of Anti-Israel and Antisemitic Activity Emerges on Campuses

JNS.org - Jewish college students returning after their summer break are encountering a wave of swastika daubings and anti-Israel activity on campuses across the country; and...

September 25, 2017 1:20 pm

Could Pro-BDS Professors Benefit From Tel Aviv University’s New ‘Anti-BDS’ Fund?

JNS.org - Tel Aviv University (TAU) is asking American Jews to contribute to a new fund to ensure that its faculty members “won’t be harmed by...

September 11, 2017 1:52 pm

Norway Demands Palestinians Repay Funds, and US Congress Cheers

JNS.org - Members of Congress and American Jewish leaders are urging the US to follow in Norway’s footsteps, after Oslo secured the return of funding that it...

September 5, 2017 1:00 pm

Palestinian ‘Supermom’ Claims That Jews Drink Arab Blood

JNS.org - The United Nations has crowned her a “human rights defender,” while Al Jazeera hails her as a “Palestinian supermom.” But Manal Tamimi’s links to violence...

September 1, 2017 3:45 pm

Concerns Arise Over New ADL Official’s Meetings With Extremist US Muslim Group

JNS.org – The Anti-Defamation League’s (ADL) hiring of one of the most prominent Arab Americans in the Obama administration, George Selim, has raised questions about Selim’s...

August 10, 2017 1:08 pm

Democratic Senators Concerned About Extremist Summer Camp for Palestinian Americans

JNS.org - Two prominent US senators are raising questions about an American-funded school in Ramallah, which is running an extremist summer camp for Palestinian teens from around...

August 7, 2017 3:55 pm

Court Ruling Deals Blow to Palestinian Efforts to Restrict Jews in Jerusalem

JNS.org - Palestinians are vowing to continue their efforts to prevent Jews from living in large parts of Jerusalem’s Old City, despite a July 31 Israeli...

July 31, 2017 11:39 am

Are Some Democrats Moving Away From Israel?

JNS.org - Some Jewish Democrats and community activists are concerned at what they see as fresh signs that the party is distancing itself from Israel. The latest...

July 26, 2017 1:35 pm

Ex-Israeli Diplomats: US State Department Whitewashes Palestinian Incitement

JNS.org - Two prominent former Israeli diplomats are charging that the US State Department is recycling parts of its old reports in order to whitewash the...


Australian Rock Star Nick Cave to Boycotters: ‘I Love Israel’

JNS.org – Australian rock star Nick Cave is facing backlash from BDS supporters following...

A Contemporary Renaissance for Jewish Art

Every year, the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem hosts an open house, where the entire building is...

Miss Israel, Miss Iraq Find ‘Peace and Love’ Amid Mideast Tensions

JNS.org – In a rare sign of Middle East solidarity, Miss Israel Adar Gandelsman and...


Syrian Women Seeking Medical Aid ‘Love’ Israel, See Its ‘True Face’

JNS.org - Unprecedented video footage broadcast on Israeli television on Sunday showed Syrian women and children...

Former Israeli General and Ex-State Department Official Clash Over Peace Obstacles

JNS.org - A former Israeli general and an ex-State Department official presented sharply differing views...

US Lawmakers Advance Measures to Block Aid to Hamas

The House Foreign Affairs Committee approved legislation on Wednesday targeting the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas. The approved measures include the Palestinian International Terrorism Support Prevention...


Chabad Centers to Open in Uganda, Laos, Montenegro

JNS.org – The Chabad-Lubavitch Hasidic movement on Sunday announced that it will open three new centers -- in Uganda, Montenegro and Laos. The announcement was made at the annual International Conference of...


Legislators Voice Bipartisan Concern Over US Policy Toward Hamas, as Palest...

As Palestinian Hamas representatives reinforced their commitment to retaining an independent armed force ahead of new post-reconciliation talks with their rival Fatah...

Middle East

Lebanon’s Army Chief Warns of ‘Israeli Threat,’ Urges Readine...

JNS.org – Lebanon’s army chief on Tuesday warned of an “Israeli threat” and urged his soldiers to be ready for a...