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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

May 22, 2017 1:15 pm

Some American Backers of Hebrew University Troubled by ‘Hatikvah’ Cancellation

JNS.org - Some prominent American supporters of Hebrew University of Jerusalem are criticizing the school for canceling the singing of Israel’s national anthem at a graduation ceremony...

May 16, 2017 3:02 pm

American Jewish Committee Will Not Join Lutherans in Asking US to Pay Palestinian Debts

JNS.org - Lutheran church leaders are again asking the US government to pay some of the Palestinian Authority’s (PA) outstanding bills. But, in a reversal of past...

May 1, 2017 11:21 am

ADL Antisemitism Report Stats Questioned by Jewish Community

JNS.org - The Anti-Defamation League's (ADL) decision to count a teenager’s alleged spate of bomb hoaxes targeting American Jewish institutions as antisemitic incidents has prompted criticism from some...

April 21, 2017 2:08 pm

Media Bias Expert: Recent Corrections by Major Newspapers Rare Exceptions to Anti-Israel Culture

JNS.org - A media bias expert said this week that recent corrections issued by the New York Times and Washington Post of their Israel coverage were rare exceptions in a...

April 9, 2017 10:03 pm

US Action Against Genocide: A Brief History

JNS.org - President Donald Trump’s missile strike against Syria inaugurates a new chapter in the long and controversial history of American responses --and sometimes non-responses -- to mass murder...

April 4, 2017 7:21 am

American Jewish Committee Lobbied US to Cover Palestinian Authority’s Unpaid Bills

JNS.org - Amid growing Congressional concern about the Palestinian Authority’s (PA) misuse of US financial aid, a major mainstream American Jewish organization has been quietly lobbying...

March 30, 2017 6:49 am

Pro-Hamas Conference in Netherlands Could Encourage Antisemitism and Terrorism

JNS.org - The mayor of the second-largest city in the Netherlands is refusing to block a conference by a pro-Hamas group, despite warnings from Dutch Jewish leaders...

March 14, 2017 8:38 am

Jewish Trump Critics Backtrack After Questions Raised About Extreme Rhetoric

JNS.org - Some Jewish critics of the Trump administration have backtracked, after questions were raised about the harsh and extreme rhetoric they used about the president. Adam...

March 7, 2017 8:51 am

Negotiator: US Peace Talks Failed Due to Palestinian Demands, Kerry’s Approach

JNS.org - The 2013-2014 round of Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations failed because the Palestinian Authority (PA) responded to each Israeli concession with new demands and the Obama administration...

February 28, 2017 7:33 am

Keith Ellison’s Rise to Second-in-Command at DNC Worries Some Jewish Democrats

JNS.org - The selection of Congressman Keith Ellison as deputy chairman of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) has left some Jewish Democrats worried about their party’s future positions...

February 17, 2017 7:39 am

Jewish Leaders Applaud Trump’s Condemnation of Palestinian Incitement

JNS.org -- American Jewish leaders enthusiastically applauded President Donald Trump’s call to the Palestinian Authority (PA) to reject incitement and reform an education system that preaches...

February 9, 2017 8:32 am

Filmmaker’s Exposé of Israeli Checkpoints Stirs Controversy

JNS.org - The controversy over Israel’s security checkpoints is heating up in the wake of a new investigative report showing that the perceived hardships endured by...

February 6, 2017 8:37 am

Jewish Leaders Denounce Palestinian Authority’s ‘Fort of Torture’

JNS.org - With $221 million in US aid to the Palestinian Authority (PA) hanging in the balance, American Jewish leaders and organizations across the political spectrum...

January 25, 2017 6:01 am

New Research Reveals Extent of FDR Administration Knowledge of Nazi Euthanasia Gassings

JNS.org - Ahead of this year’s marking of International Holocaust Remembrance Day on January 27, new details have been revealed concerning how much Franklin D. Roosevelt's...


Banned Islamist Movement Plotted New Attacks on Israelis

The recent arrests of several Islamic Movement members for plotting terror attacks against Israeli soldiers show that the group continues...

Amid Airtight Security, Trump Visit Brings Hope to the Middle East

JNS.org - In Jerusalem on Sunday night, as the city prepared to mark...

Some American Backers of Hebrew University Troubled by ‘Hatikvah’ Cancellation

JNS.org - Some prominent American supporters of Hebrew University of Jerusalem are criticizing the...


Nineteen Murdered, More than 50 Injured, as Terror Bomb Rips Through Pop Co...

Nineteen people were killed and more than 50 injured after a terrorist bomb ripped through a pop concert in the English city...


Netanyahu Lauds Trump for ‘Reassertion of American Leadership in the ...

After their meeting in Jerusalem on Monday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu thanked US President Donald Trump for his “reassertion...

Middle East

ISIS Test Chemical Weapons on ‘Human Guinea Pigs,’ Secret Docum...

ISIS are conducting chemical weapons experiments on "human guinea pigs" before launching attacks on Western targets, according to secret documents. The...