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Jonathan Tobin
Jonathan Tobin

Gun control discourse is hot air

Jewish groups don’t hesitate to weigh in after the mass shooting at a high school in Parkland, Fla., but the futile nature of the discussion about guns points toward...

Gaza needs to look in the mirror

Gaza is broke. As the Feb. 12 front-page New York Times feature explained at length, the conflict between the Gaza Strip’s Hamas overlords and the Fatah party that...

‘Outside-in’ is inside out

Sinai strikes are a reminder that Israel should never count on Arab states to guarantee its safety. It’s the other way around. We’re not hearing much anymore about...

Israel’s blacklist is a pointless blunder

The term “blacklist” is one that brings up memories of McCarthysim to most Americans. But those on a new Israeli “blacklist” who are to be blocked from entry to...

Defining ‘occupied’ and the semantic battle

In a demonstration of how completely at odds his views are from those of the foreign policy establishment, US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman reportedly asked the...

How Trump and Abbas prove liberals clueless

Earlier this month, more than 10,000 Israelis turned out for demonstrations in Tel Aviv against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Their purpose was to draw attention to...

What’s this? Unity on Trump announcement?

If there is one thing that the overwhelmingly liberal American Jewish community generally agrees on these days, it’s President Donald Trump. The vast majority of Jews...

Method to Trump’s madness on Jerusalem

In the end, perhaps only a president so completely divorced from diplomatic reality and utterly indifferent to international opinion could do it. Despite the...

An unlikely bedfellow delivers a wakeup call

It’s difficult for Americans to sympathize with the rulers of Saudi Arabia. Though a longstanding ally of the US, the oil-rich theocracy has helped foment extremism...

Balfour explains why the peace process failed

It was a minor news story when it broke in the summer of 2016. Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas announced he was suing Great Britain over the Balfour...