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Posts Tagged: George Floyd protests

August 20, 2020 6:17 am

Op-Ed Promotes Lie That Israel Is a ‘White’ Country

The basic premise of a 3,100 word op-ed in the Independent (“‘No one talks about this’: The plight of black people in the Middle East”)...

August 20, 2020 6:11 am

Can Calls for Unity and Moderation Unite Divided Societies?

JNS.org - It says something about the state of Israeli society that a speech containing many platitudes and little in the way of practical suggestions...

August 9, 2020 4:30 am

Jewish Responsibility During Black Lives Matter

While there will be no quarrel regarding the Biblical admonition to pursue justice, what actually constitutes justice is less clear. There is the sense that...

July 30, 2020 5:54 am

Sports, Moral Education, and the NFL

Sports have always played an integral role in modern life, connecting popular culture with patriotism and nationalism. But the NFL, and football in general, are...

July 28, 2020 4:31 am

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s Slam Dunk Against Antisemitism

JNS.org - Who ranks with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.? In our view, nobody. But former NBA star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is an African-American -- and...

July 28, 2020 4:25 am

The Black and Jewish Communities Must Unite; But Black Leaders Must Fight Antisemitism

“So you’re that ni**er lover that wants to tell us what to do with all our ni**ers in Mississippi?” Those were the last words that a...

July 17, 2020 1:26 pm

Blacks and Jews Together: Building Ladders Instead of Walls

Recent current events remind me of a beautiful story I heard years ago. A boy was shorter than his younger brother, and it bothered him...

July 16, 2020 6:00 am

The West Takes a Step Back From ‘Cancel Culture’

This week, the fightback against “woke culture” -- the almost Orwellian control of what one is allowed to think and say in polite company --...

July 16, 2020 5:45 am

How China Is Exploiting American Unrest

The state-controlled Chinese media enthusiastically covered the protests and rioting that followed the George Floyd killing. It compared the American protests to the protests in...

July 6, 2020 3:56 am

Islamists Appropriate Black Lives Matter Movement Despite History of Anti-Black Bigotry

JNS.org - Following the killing in police custody of Minneapolis resident George Floyd, several radical Muslim-American organizations have joined in nationwide protests to show solidarity...

June 26, 2020 10:26 am

BLM, Israel and the Dangers of Intersectionality

In the past month, America has transformed from a landscape of empty streets under COVID-19 lockdown to streets crowded with protesters, vocalizing anger and grief...

June 26, 2020 8:06 am

Support Civil Rights With Everything You Have — but Look Carefully at Who You Support

One month ago, we witnessed the killing of George Floyd by police officer Derek Chauvin in Minnesota; it was a scene that had played out...

June 15, 2020 4:55 am

Nazi Headstones and Confederate Statues Should Be Treated the Same

JNS.org - The US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) agreed recently to the removal of a small number of headstones in US military cemeteries that...

June 15, 2020 4:19 am

Dear Jews: The Summer of 2020 Is Not About Us

JNS.org - An extraordinary moment has arisen in America that taps into a deep history of racism that predates the birth of our country. But instead...


Israeli Locust Slayers Train Ethiopians to Save Crops

JNS.org - Some call it a plague. Yoav Motro calls it a war. The enemies are the huge armies of desert...

An Israeli Soldier Gives His All for Lonely Senior Citizens

JNS.org - “Between 11th and 12th grade, after a tough fencing session, I saw a television report about all these...

Why the UAE Wants Israeli Help to Secure Its Food Supplies

JNS.org - Food security is emerging as a key area in which the United Arab Emirates is eager for Israeli...


Facebook Blocks Netanyahu Chatbot, Citing Privacy Violation

Facebook said on Monday it removed a post and suspended a messenger bot from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's page, after it posted that he wanted phone numbers to call...


Israel’s New Labor Party Leader Pulls Out of Unity Government

JNS.org - Newly elected Labor Party leader Merav Michaeli announced Monday that her party is pulling out of Israel’s unity government, led by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Michaeli, who won the party...

Middle East

‘We Left the Middle East in Good Shape:’ Outgoing US Ambassador Friedma...

JNS.org - One winter morning in 2017, a young man arrived at the Kesher Israel synagogue in the heart of...


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