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

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-edJonathan S. Tobin, 12/1/2020, 3:00 PM
The man Israel left behind and the damage left with him

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.. Jonathan S. Tobin, 11/24/2020, 10:00 AM
Who gets to define ‘disinformation’?

Who gets to define ‘disinformation’?

Tthere is a conscious effort to limit the discussion by claiming that some people are peddling “disinformation.” Op-ed.Jonathan S. Tobin, 11/8/2020, 8:16 AM
The Jewish vote mattered more than we thought in 2020

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.Jonathan S. Tobin, 11/5/2020, 5:58 AM
Europe battles Islamists, but Jews remain the canary in the coal mine

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.Jonathan S. Tobin, 11/4/2020, 12:00 PM
Do Americans understand the anti-Semitism around them?

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.Jonathan S. Tobin, 10/28/2020, 7:02 AM
Two different Jewish tribes choose different candidates

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.Jonathan S. Tobin, 10/16/2020, 12:00 PM
Chevron’s purchase is another nail in the BDS movement’s coffin

Chevron’s purchase is another nail in the BDS movement’s coffin

The US oil industry, dependent on Arab oil wells, abetted anti-Israel policies for years. Do we appreciate that this is now history? Op-ed.Jonathan S. Tobin, 10/14/2020, 2:00 PM
The woke world goes to war against ‘Wonder Woman’

The woke world goes to war against ‘Wonder Woman’

Sorry guys, contrary to the nonsense we’re hearing from Gadot’s critics, the real Cleopatra was neither black nor Arab. Op-ed.Jonathan S. Tobin, 10/13/2020, 8:00 AM
The intifada changed everything. Will the next administration care?

The intifada changed everything. Will the next administration care?

Arafat’s answering peace overtures with war showed that there was no partner to peace. The Obama-Biden administration ignored that. Op-ed.Jonathan S. Tobin, 10/4/2020, 5:00 PM
Who should Jews fear most during an ‘uprising’?

Who should Jews fear most during an ‘uprising’?

Focusing on a few white supremacist vigilantes is a ploy to make voters forget that intersectional ideology is clearly antisemitic. Op-ed.Jonathan S. Tobin, 9/3/2020, 6:54 AM
Should Jews be angry about Pompeo’s speech from Jerusalem?

Should Jews be angry about Pompeo’s speech from Jerusalem?

The taped convention address from Israel skirts the line of propriety. But Dems’ beef with Pompeo is more about politics, not the law. Op-edJonathan S. Tobin, 8/26/2020, 9:17 AM
Biden can’t have it both ways on Sarsour and anti-Semitism

Biden can’t have it both ways on Sarsour and anti-Semitism

After a spokesman distanced the Democrat from a prominent anti-Semite, others apologized to her supporters. Opinion.Jonathan S. Tobin, 8/25/2020, 8:25 AM
Can calls for unity and moderation unite divided societies?

Can calls for unity and moderation unite divided societies?

The problem with Friedman-Nachalon’s prescription is that democracy is not unity and consensus, but making choices. Op-ed.Jonathan S. Tobin, 8/20/2020, 3:00 AM
What to teach (and not teach) your children about Israel

What to teach (and not teach) your children about Israel

What is in short supply,is in-depth learning about Zionism that will counteract the media and define the justice of Israel’s cause.Op-ed.Jonathan S. Tobin, 8/5/2020, 4:24 PM
The perils of COVID incumbency create a summer of woe

The perils of COVID incumbency create a summer of woe

While incumbency is usually a huge political advantage, it is not when the country is in a crisis of the kind facing the US and Israel.Jonathan S. Tobin, 8/4/2020, 7:38 AM
On Tisha B’Av, it’s time for Americans to step back from apocalyptic rhetoric

On Tisha B’Av, it’s time for Americans to step back from apocalyptic rhetoric

if there was ever a year when the lessons of this fast were needed by Americans of all faiths, it is 2020.Opinion.Jonathan S. Tobin, 7/28/2020, 9:00 AM
Want to fight racism? Begin by resisting BLM ideology

Want to fight racism? Begin by resisting BLM ideology

If Jews want to help make America a more just nation, they must oppose destructive racial teachings about “white culture”. Opinion.Jonathan S. Tobin, 7/17/2020, 11:34 AM
The bullying of Bari Weiss and the end of classic journalism

The bullying of Bari Weiss and the end of classic journalism

The end of Bari Weiss' tenure at NYT is a watershed moment - both regarding the paper's treatment of Jews and diversity of opinion. Opinion.Jonathan S. Tobin, 7/15/2020, 9:25 AM
Jews aren’t indigenous to Israel? According to whom?

Jews aren’t indigenous to Israel? According to whom?

A Twitter war over the meaning of a word demonstrated how leftist politics pollutes language and cancels Jewish rights. Opinion.Jonathan S. Tobin, 7/10/2020, 2:48 PM
Understanding the collapse of liberal Zionism

Understanding the collapse of liberal Zionism

Peter Beinart claimed to speak for Jewish critics of Israel. Now he wants to replace it with a defenseless binational state. Opinion.Jonathan S. Tobin, 7/9/2020, 9:00 AM
Why should we give a pass to those who tweet anti-Semitism?

Why should we give a pass to those who tweet anti-Semitism?

Should following orders & having Jewish friends get an NYT editor who posted libels against Israel off the hook for promoting hate? OpinionJonathan S. Tobin, 7/7/2020, 10:05 AM
A tale of two revolutions, and why America must be celebrated

A tale of two revolutions, and why America must be celebrated

The radical narrative that US is racist is rooted in a revisionist spirit that threatens rule of law, civilization & Jews. Opinion.Jonathan S. Tobin, 7/3/2020, 8:00 AM
It’s a little late for Jews to get even with St. Louis

It’s a little late for Jews to get even with St. Louis

There’s no statute of limitations on anti-Semitic hate. The effort to tear down a statue of a French king is a terrible woke idea. Opinion.Jonathan S. Tobin, 6/30/2020, 10:29 AM