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Jonathan Tobin
Jonathan Tobin

Where is Bethlehem? Not a trivial matter

There’s no escaping controversy any time that Israel or the Palestinians are mentioned. That’s a lesson the producers, writers and star of the long-running...

Trump, an anti-Semite? What?

How could a speech that centered on advocating support for Israel and opposition to anti-Semitism, and in particular, the BDS movement, be considered anti-Semitic...

Bloomberg’s wealth and anti-Semitism

This week America got another Jewish candidate, as well as another billionaire, in the Democratic 2020 presidential race. The entry of former New York City Mayor and...

Settlements: Israeli Jews vs. American Jews

When Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced this week that the US no longer considers Israeli settlements in the West Bank to be in violation of international law,...

Ilhan Omar isn’t the only hypocrite on Armenia

Last week’s overwhelming vote by the House of Representatives in favor of a resolution condemning the genocide of Armenians by the Ottoman Empire from 1915 to 1923...

Trump trashes brave people

The excuses President Donald Trump and his loyal fans continue to put forward for his disastrous decision to give Turkey a green light to invade Syria continue to be as...

Iran is not a normal country

Gen. Hossein Salami, the commander-in-chief of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, gave a speech last month in which he celebrated Iran’s military might and...

House Democrats must stand up to ‘Squad’

Taking the blame for actions undertaken by his or her government is part of every ambassador’s job. So it’s hardly surprising that Ron Dermer, Israel’s ambassador...

Analogies run amok foreclose debate

In the wake of the mass shooting in El Paso, Texas, the debate about the Trump administration’s immigration policies has become more divisive than ever. The fact that...

How anti-Zionists legitimize anti-Semitism

The following are adapted remarks by Jonathan S. Tobin, delivered at the US Dept. of Justice Summit on Combating Anti-Semitism on July 15, 2019. It’s an honor to be...