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Jonathan S. Tobin
September 13, 2019
Critics deny Jerusalem’s past and its future
A plan for cable cars to take worshippers to the Old City is debatable, but calling it a nefarious Israeli plan to ‘Judaize’ the capital reveals the motivations of some critics.
Jonathan S. Tobin
September 12, 2019
Reform launches a political war in time for the High Holidays
A condemnation of Trump and the implication that all people of faith are bound to oppose him creates a toxic mix of partisanship and religion.
September 11, 2019
Palestinians are tired of being the only refugees denied the right to resettlement
It’s time for the world to choose: Either admit that the Palestinians aren’t actually refugees or finally start treating them as real refugees by granting them the basic right of resettlement.
Netanyahu vows to annex settlements after election, starting with Jordan Valley
September 10, 2019
“The Prime Minister’s announcement is fully in line with Israel’s international legal rights. Because these territories were part of the British Mandate, Israel has as much legal right to them as to Tel Aviv," said Eugene Kontorovich, director of international law at the Jerusalem-based Kohelet Policy Forum.
Jonathan S. Tobin
September 6, 2019
Why people of faith should oppose Bernie Sanders on population growth
Supporting choice is one thing. Advocating abortion to control the number of humans born in the Third World is the racist theory of eugenics, not women’s rights.
At summer conference, pro-Israel students learn tools to respond to hostile campus environment
August 26, 2019
“Our Israel activists are more emboldened and outspoken than ever. People understand they are on the right side of history and the truth. They will not be intimidated," said Aviva Rosenschein, international campus director for CAMERA, which recently hosted students from over 80 universities to respond to the upsurge in campus anti-Semitism and anti-Israel activism.
Palestinian groups behind Omar-Tlaib canceled trip express anti-Semitism, links to terrorism
August 16, 2019
Publications put out by the group Miftah use highly politicized language, accusing Israel of “massacres,” “apartheid,” “summary executions” of Palestinian youth and “Judaizing” Jerusalem, according to NGO Monitor.
Jonathan S. Tobin
August 13, 2019
Mahmoud Abbas’s time-machine politics dooms peace (again)
As long as the Palestinian “moderate” is claiming to represent “Canaanites” who will evict the Jews, talk of two states is nothing more than hot air.
Proposed anti-Israel ethnic-studies curriculum in California has Jewish community on alert
August 2, 2019
“[It] is deeply troubling—not only for its shocking omission of any mention of Jewish Americans or anti-Semitism or its blatant anti-Israel bias and praise of BDS, but for its clear attempt to politically indoctrinate students to adopt the view that Israel and its Jewish supporters are part of ‘interlocking systems of oppression and privilege’ that must be fought with ‘direct action’ and ‘resistance,’ ” said Tammi Rossman-Benjamin, head of the AMCHA Initiative.
Qatar’s ‘big win’ in White House visit unlikely to bridge vast policy differences
July 9, 2019
Experts say that despite the lobbying blitz, big purchases and warm exchanges, it’s unlikely that Qatar’s relationship will significantly deepen with the United States. Nevertheless, Qatar’s emir could wind up with an important seat at the table.
Talk at US Army War College postponed due to influence by CAIR
June 19, 2019
Sam Westrop, director of Islamist Watch for the Middle East Forum, told JNS that CAIR targeted author and columnist Raymond Ibrahim due his outspoken criticism of radical Islamist groups.
Are Iran and Hezbollah turning Venezuela into their ‘forward operating base’ in the Western Hemisphere?
June 5, 2019
Nicolás Maduro is being heavily supported by international pariahs such as Russia, Cuba, Iran and its terror proxy, Hezbollah.
Massachusetts pro-Israel groups condemn state Democratic lawmakers for joint CAIR event
June 4, 2019
“We believe that our commonwealth is stronger when faith communities and elected leaders come together and stand with each other in public civic space. It is unfortunate that, in these times of urgent and necessary solidarity across communities, inappropriate actors are being unnecessarily mainstreamed," Jeremy Burton, executive director of JCRC Boston.
Pro-Israel group urges California Democrats to reject resolutions that ‘demonize’ Israel at upcoming convention
May 30, 2019
The Progressive Zionists of California, whose members have come under anti-Semitic verbal attacks, noted that six resolutions “demonize Israel” and are a distraction from the real issues affecting Californians.
Research uncovers additional anti-Semitism at Al Jazeera, after Holocaust revisionist video retracted
May 23, 2019
According to the Canary Mission, several staff members of Al Jazeera and its online channel AJ+ who appeared in the video have found to have had “repeated disdain for Jews and Israel” on their social-media profiles.