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Jonathan S. Tobin

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Jews don’t control America’s foreign policy

Belief in the myth of Jewish power haunts the U.S.-Israel relationship. Op-ed.

Jews don’t control America’s foreign policy

Biden will do everything he can to help Lapid and sabotage Netanyahu

Despite outrage about interventions in its own elections,expect Washington to pull out the stops to try to sabotage Netanyahu.Op-ed

Biden will do everything he can to help Lapid

Expose: The "experts" are often wrong and sometimes even corrupt

Exposing a corrupt foreign and defense establishment: A former US. general secretly worked for Qatar in connection with Benny Gantz. Op-ed.

The "experts" are often wrong and sometimes corrupt

The DeSantis affair The disgraceful politicization of Jewish institutions

NY’s Museum of Jewish Heritage has declared itself a partisan institution by banning Gov. DeSantis from speaking in its building.Op-ed.

DeSantis story: The politicization of Jewish institutions

The US ambassador to Israel calls pay-for-slay 'martyr payments' - for starters

U.S. Ambassador to Israel Thomas Nides sees his job not as promoting good relations but telling Israelis what they can and cannot do.Op-ed

The US ambassador to Israel calls pay-for-slay 'martyr payments'

The Holocaust Remembrance Day rule that proves everyone loves dead Jews

Lip service paid by the world to the memory of the Six Million is matched by the complacence about or support for today's Jew-hatred.Op-ed.

Holocaust Remembrance Day rule: Everyone loves dead Jews

Who’s coarsening American public discourse now?

Is Biden’s angry and divisive rhetoric to blame for the latest round of abusive Nazi analogies? Opinion.

Who’s coarsening American public discourse now?

Plea bargains should not be for prime ministers

Netanyahu’s trial ending in a plea bargain is bad for Israeli democracy, even if it lets us move on from a long-running nightmare. Op-ed.

Plea bargains should not be for prime ministers

Politics and combating anti-Semitism don’t mix

Historian Deborah Lipstadt’s nomination to be State Department envoy shouldn’t be held hostage to partisan anger. Opinion.

Politics and combating anti-Semitism don’t mix

Anti-Zionist Jews are more in tune with the Palestinian Arabs than Jewish liberals

Some cling to the myth of a 2-state solution, but recent statements by Mahmoud Abbas are in line with those wanting Israel destroyed.Op-ed.

Anti-Zionist Jews are in tune with the Palestinian Arabs

What’s the greatest threat to the Jews? Iran or voter integrity laws?

Why are Jewish groups agreeing rather than pressuring it to stop Iran? Opinion.

What’s greatest threat? Iran or voter integrity laws?

Archbishop Tutu and the disturbing power of intersectionality

South Africa’s struggle was nothing like the Israeli-Palestinian conflict but Tutu's bias showed how easily myths lead people astray. Op-ed.

Archbishop Tutu and the disturbing power of intersectionality

Why the double standard on 'West Bank' violence?

Claims of settler violence made headlines while “routine” murder by Palestinian Arabs against Jews is downplayed or justified.Opinion.

Why the double standard on 'West Bank' violence?

Skirting the line between a lukewarm friend and an enemy

NY's Rep. Bowman was praised for visitng Israel. But alliances with anti-Zionists and upsetting stands show a different story. Op-ed.

Skirting the line between a lukewarm friend and an enemy

Stop complaining about Christmas trees and enjoy your own holiday

Why American Jews need to stop trying to cleanse the public square of religious symbols. Opinion.

Stop complaining about Christmas trees, enjoy your own holiday

Biden gives a clinic on how not to negotiate with Iran

Washington has lost the game before it started, and Israel is clearly on its own. Opinion.

Biden gives a clinic on how not to negotiate with Iran

Is there still hope for American bipartisan support of Israel?

The AIPAC formula, aiming for a broad coalition of both parties, that achieved success in the 1970s and 1980s is no longer working. Op-ed.

Is there still hope for American bipartisan support of Israel?

Neo-Nazis are not a political metaphor

A dirty trick backfired in the Virginia election. Misusing Charlottesville as a partisan ploy makes fighting antisemitism a joke. Op-ed.

Neo-Nazis are not a political metaphor

Biden Palestinian Arab consulate move is Bennett’s toughest test

The Agron St. consulate is in a Jerusalem neighborhood that not even left-wing Israeli governments would ever consider surrendering. Op-ed.

Biden Palestinian Arab consulate move is Bennett’s toughest test

Ideas must be debated, but not historical facts

A bogus claim that Holocaust studies must be balanced with revisionist lies is being used to discredit a law on critical race theory. Op-ed.

Ideas must be debated, but not historical facts

The Jewish stake in resisting the war on school-board critics

The attempt to frame protests against critical race theory as “domestic terrorism” also gives a permission slip to anti-Semitism.Op-ed.

The Jewish stake in resisting the war on school-board critics

The Sally Rooney episode: BDS proves once again that it’s all about the anti-Semitism

Rooney's translation refusal and Ben & Jerry’s singling out Israel for boycotts, tell us all we need to know about Jew-hatred. Op-ed.

BDS proves once again that it’s all about the anti-Semitism

Two cranky old Jews symbolize everything that’s wrong with our political culture

Larry David snubbed former friend Alan Dershowitz because he represented Trump. Politics has become a religious culture war. Op-ed.

Two cranky old Jews  everything wrong with our political culture

What Israel must learn from the US retreat from Afghanistan

The cost of disgrace is not cheap, but Americans will get over the humiliation of the Afghanistan disaster. Not so Israel. Op-ed.

What Israel must learn from the US retreat from Afghanistan

The bombing of Sbarro’s and why Oslo failed

The Sbarro massacre in Jerusalem is a ghastly reminder of the nature of a conflict that Israeli concessions couldn't solve. Op-ed..

The bombing of Sbarro’s and why Oslo failed

Are Jews really united against anti-Semitism?

A DC rally against Jew-hatred struck many of the right notes, but the poor turnout illustrates the dismal Jewish crisis response. Opinion.

Are Jews really united against anti-Semitism?

Biden’s promise on Iranian nukes is worthless

Biden pledged Tehran will not acquire nuclear weapons on “his watch.” But with Obama’s deal the crisis will occur after that. Op-ed.

Biden’s promise on Iranian nukes is worthless

If the US wants to be humane, it won’t ‘rebuild’ Gaza

Reconstruction to show sympathy for victims will reward Hamas terrorism and flash a green light for wars aimed at destroying Israel. Op-ed.

If the US wants to be humane, it won’t ‘rebuild’ Gaza

The bipartisan consensus on Israel broke, and the GOP can’t be blamed

The first post-BLM summer flare-up of Mideast fighting exposed a fundamental shift in how many Democrats think about the Jewish state.Op-ed.

Bipartisan consensus on Israel broke and it's not the GOP

When Hamas fires missiles at Israeli homes, forget nuance

There aren’t two legitimate opinions about this conflict.Those who target civilians must be defeated, not rewarded. Op-ed.

When Hamas fires missiles at Israeli homes, forget nuance

The Anti Defamation League has forgotten its mission

The ADL’s endorsement of impeachment and of silencing Parler show how far it is from the purpose for which it was created. Op-ed.

The Anti Defamation League has forgotten its mission

The Arab Spring created a consensus against Middle East interventions

The neo-conservative dream of spreading democracy is dead. But Israel & America are largely content with undemocratic Arab allies. Opinion.

Arab Spring created consensus against Middle East interventions

A toxic race curriculum has no place in Jewish schools

The “1619 Project” version of history teaches students that Jews are racist beneficiaries of white privilege, a terrible blunder.Opinion.

A toxic race curriculum has no place in Jewish schools

Will the Democrats get the message they were just sent on Iran?

Even if Tehran is cheered by the hope of Trump’s defeat, they aren’t going to conform to Biden’s will any more than they did to Obama. Op-ed

Will the Democrats get the message they were just sent on Iran?

The man Israel left behind and the damage left with him

It is only right that Pollard, who served more time in prison than many murderers, can now make aliya. A US Jew's view of the saga. Op-ed..

The man Israel left behind and the damage left with him

Who gets to define ‘disinformation’?

Tthere is a conscious effort to limit the discussion by claiming that some people are peddling “disinformation.” Op-ed.

Who gets to define ‘disinformation’?

The Jewish vote mattered more than we thought in 2020

Is there any gap greater than that between the two branches of the same ethnic/religious tree who voted for Biden or voted for Trump? Op-ed.

The Jewish vote mattered more than we thought in 2020

Europe battles Islamists, but Jews remain the canary in the coal mine

France is trying to battle extremists and respect their rights. Toleration of anti-Semitism indicates that the West isn’t winning. Opinion.

Europe battles Islamists, Jews remain canary in the coal mine

Do Americans understand the anti-Semitism around them?

Americans, as a whole, are not ant-Semitic and oppose actions and vitriol against Jews, but many don't know it when they see it. Op-ed.

Do Americans understand the anti-Semitism around them?

Two different Jewish tribes choose different candidates

Many liberal Jews still care deeply about Israel and its security, but it is not their top priority. Op-ed.

Two different Jewish tribes choose different candidates