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December 21, 2020
FDR, the Nazis, and the Jews of Morocco: A troubling episode
Increased public interest in the history of North African Jewry is a welcome byproduct of Israeli-Moroccan normalization, but the less pleasant side of that history must not be glossed over.
October 20, 2019
Why Eisenhower deleted the Jews
Any survey of the former president’s record needs to also consider his troubling decision, in 1944, to delete references to Jews from an Allied warning about Nazi war crimes.
March 26, 2018
Ben-Gurion and Bolton vs. the United Nations
American Jewish organizations had high hopes for the United Nations and actively promoted its establishment. Yet it wasn’t long before its limitations and biases began to emerge.
Why did anti-BDS bill fail in Massachusetts when it succeeded in other states?
March 21, 2018
The executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Boston, which helped draft and promote the measure, conceded that “there were just too many obstacles to overcome.”
March 16, 2018
Professor David S. Wyman, 89, a historian with heart
How one man changed the way we think about America’s response to genocide.
Jewish groups weigh in on Pompeo for secretary of state
March 15, 2018
Contrasting Mike Pompeo with Rex Tillerson, who reportedly opposed U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
Challenging Palestinian universities over students who honor a terrorist
March 5, 2018
The American Victims of Palestinian Terrorism organization is urging U.S. universities with relationships to Palestinian schools to cut ties with a group that honors Palestinian terrorist Dalal Mughrabi, who perpetrated the 1978 Coastal Road massacre that killed 38 Israelis.
Florida shooting exposes need for stricter gun control, say Jewish groups
February 21, 2018
American Jewish groups are calling for stricter gun control measures following last week's deadly school shooting in South Florida.
Should Rep. Ellison step down?
Jewish groups urge resignation of Rep. Keith Ellison over ties to Louis Farrakhan
February 16, 2018
Major Jewish groups, including the leading organization representing Jewish Democrats, are strongly criticizing Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) over his previously undisclosed contacts with Rev. Louis Farrakhan, head of the anti-Semitic political and religious movement Nation of Islam.
Despite reward for fugitive Palestinian terrorist, U.S. and Jordan remain slow to act
February 8, 2018
Relatives of the terrorist’s victims are expressing disappointment and anger at what they call a half-hearted U.S. effort in this and similar cases.
As Democrats’ support for Israel drops, political scientists debate the causes
January 25, 2018
A new poll has revealed a continued erosion of support for Israel among rank-and-file Democrats. The question political scientists are debating is: Why?
Longtime Jewish supporters of peace process: Abbas disqualified as negotiating partner
January 19, 2018
Some prominent Jewish proponents of the decades-long peace process between Israelis and Palestinians now claim that Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’s controversial speech on Jan. 14 disqualifies him as a negotiating partner, while other dovish Jewish leaders are accusing the Trump administration of provoking the Palestinian leader.
Major Jewish organizations back Israel’s BDS entry ban, barred group calls it ‘bullying’
January 17, 2018
Leaders of several major American Jewish organizations told JNS they support the Israeli government’s decision to prevent the entry of foreign citizens who promote boycotts of Israel.
Reform movement retreating from opposition to Trump’s Jerusalem decision
January 8, 2018
The Reform movement has started to retreat from its opposition to the Trump administration’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
Major Jewish groups back Trump on cutting Palestinian aid, left-of-center voices disagree
January 8, 2018
Many major Jewish groups are expressing support for the idea of reducing U.S. aid to the Palestinians after President Donald Trump mentioned the possibility of a cut.