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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


March 28, 2018 2:39 pm
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Ben-Gurion and Bolton vs. the United Nations

JNS.org – Presumably, David Ben-Gurion would have disagreed with John Bolton on a number of issues. But the Israeli founding father likely would have appreciated the incoming...

March 21, 2018 2:03 pm
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Professor David S. Wyman, 89, a Historian With Heart

JNS.org – Almost every time David S. Wyman delivered a lecture related to his remarkable book, The Abandonment of the Jews: America and the Holocaust 1941-1945, someone in...

March 16, 2018 12:55 pm
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Jewish Groups Weigh-in on Pompeo for Secretary of State

JNS.org - Many major American Jewish organizations are pleased by the nomination of CIA director Mike Pompeo to succeed Rex Tillerson as US secretary of state,...

March 7, 2018 1:04 pm
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Challenging US Colleges With Ties to Those Who Honor Palestinian Murderers

JNS.org - On the eve of the anniversary of one of the worst terrorist attacks in Israel’s history, advocates for terror victims are turning up the...

February 22, 2018 11:14 am
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Jewish Groups Call for Gun Control After Florida Shooting

JNS.org - Major American Jewish organizations are calling for stricter gun-control laws in the wake of the February 14 mass school shooting in Parkland, Florida, that...

February 20, 2018 11:17 am
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Jewish Groups Urge Resignation of Rep. Keith Ellison Over Ties to Louis Farrakhan

JNS.org - Major Jewish groups, including the leading organization representing Jewish Democrats, are strongly criticizing Representative Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) over his previously undisclosed contacts with Rev....

February 9, 2018 11:38 am
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Despite Reward for Fugitive Palestinian Terrorist, US and Jordan Remain Slow to Act

JNS.org - The Trump administration has offered a $5 million reward for the capture of a Palestinian terrorist in Jordan, but apparently has not asked the Jordanian...

January 19, 2018 1:27 pm
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Longtime Supporters of Peace Process: Abbas Is Disqualified as Negotiating Partner

JNS.org - Some prominent Jewish proponents of the decades-long peace process between Israel and the Palestinians now claim that Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas’ controversial...

January 11, 2018 12:19 pm
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Major Jewish Organizations Back Israel’s BDS Entry Ban, Barred Groups Call It ‘Bullying’

JNS.org - Leaders of several major American Jewish organizations have told JNS that they are supporting the Israeli government’s decision to prevent the entry of foreign...

January 5, 2018 11:32 am
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Jewish Groups React to Trump’s Threats to Palestinians

JNS.org - Many major Jewish organizations are expressing support for the idea of reducing US aid to the Palestinians, after President Donald Trump mentioned the possibility of...

January 3, 2018 12:56 pm
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Are Some Reform Leaders Now Embracing Trump’s Jerusalem Decision?

JNS.org - Some in the Reform movement have started to retreat from their opposition to the Trump administration’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Following President...

December 25, 2017 1:07 pm
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Jewish Leaders Praise New US Document Claiming That Israel Not the Root of Mideast Turmoil

JNS.org - Leaders of major American Jewish organizations are applauding the Trump administration’s new global strategy doctrine, which rejects the notion that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is...

December 14, 2017 2:12 pm
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Palestinian Envoy Draws Heat for Boasting He Assaulted Israeli Student in Row Over Falafel

JNS.org - A Palestinian ambassador’s boast that he assaulted an Israeli student in an argument over the origins of falafel is drawing strong criticism from British Jewish...

December 7, 2017 2:32 pm
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Attorneys in Jerusalem Passport Case Ask Trump to Apply New US Policy

JNS.org - The attorneys in the landmark Jerusalem passport lawsuit are calling on President Donald Trump to instruct the State Department to list “Israel” as the...

Culture

Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner Give Hamentashen to White House Reporters for Purim

Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner gave hamentashen to White House reporters on Wednesday for...

Israel’s Other Founding Fathers and a Vanquished World

Spies of No Country: Secret Lives at the Birth of Israel by Matti Friedman (Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2019). “Time...

Supermodel Karlie Kloss Confirms She Converted to Judaism Before Marrying Joshua Kushner

Supermodel Karlie Kloss confirmed for the first time publicly that she...

Features

Albert Einstein’s Brilliance, Humor, and Literal Connection to Israel

JNS.org - One thing is for sure: While the writing on the pages...

Jewish Singer Uses Music to Get Through a Rocky Road

In the age of streaming music, releasing an album with 21 songs might not be the best business move. Giving...

Volunteers Bond with Residents at ‘Special’ Center in the Negev

JNS.org - When Nina Paul first visited ALEH Negev Nahalat-Eran several years ago,...

World

New Zealand Reopens Mosques That Were Attacked; Many ‘March for Love&...

Smelling of fresh paint, the two mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch where a gunman killed 50 worshipers...

Israel

Rafi Eitan, Legendary Spy Who Captured Adolf Eichmann, Dies at 92

The legendary Israeli spy who masterminded the capture of Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann has died at 92. Rafi Eitan was a Mossad agent in 1960 when, acting on information gathered...

Middle East

Islamic State ‘Caliphate’ Defeated, Yet Threat Persists

US-backed forces proclaimed the capture of Islamic State's last territory in Syria on Saturday, eliminating its rule over a self-proclaimed "caliphate," but the jihadists remain a threat from sleeper cells...

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