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Jonathan Tobin
Jonathan Tobin

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...

How Jewish are open borders?

American Jews have a long and understandable tradition of advocacy for immigrants. That’s due in part to the fact that most Jews were the children and grandchildren of...

Why removing a cross would be bad for Jews

In the view of some ardent defenders of the separation between religion and state, there was no doubt that a war memorial in the form of a 40-foot-tall cross should not...

David Friedman and ‘annexation’

The New York Times got quite a scoop when, in an interview with its Jerusalem bureau chief David Halbfinger, US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman said that he favored...

New strains of viral anti-Semitism

Who could really be surprised by the story that grabbed the attention of the Jewish world this past weekend? When Felix Klein, Germany’s first commissioner for Jewish...

Not everything is an anti-Semitic dog whistle

South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg’s upstart presidential campaign has gone far better than anyone could have predicted. But when speaking in Las Vegas this week, he made...

Holocaust remembrance on Instagram

To say that the impact of social media on society and popular culture has not been entirely beneficial is the understatement of the 21st century. Our politics has been...

Who denied the Palestinians a state?

According to The New York Times, the re-election of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has left Palestinian families seeing “no light at the end of the...