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Tobin’s Take

ADL, others, give some anti-Semitism a pass

For the last 10 months, many Americans have embraced the notion that their country is guilty of “systemic racism.” In the wake of the killing of George Floyd at the...

‘Muted’ — talk about an understatement

If, as a New York Times headline noted, Israel’s reaction to the news that the US is ready to start talking with Iran was “muted,” there was good reason for the...

Why is this man at the NSC?

Religious prejudice is a terrible thing, no matter whom it’s directed against. So when the White House pushed back against what it describes as attacks against two of...

What a Biden presidency could mean for Israel

For some supporters of President Donald Trump in both Israel and the US, the prospect of a President Joe Biden is a scenario they never wanted to contemplate. Both the...

How we defeated Leila Khaled

For those who hate Jews, it’s a disaster. The ability of Jewish organizations to organize effectively and then persuade Zoom, YouTube and Facebook to deplatform a...

Krug’s modern-day minstrel show

Great imposters are the lifeblood of “stranger than fiction” stories that are hard to resist. Tales of troubled people who find it difficult to live life in their...

How to help a failed state?

Last week’s disaster in Beirut epitomizes everything that is wrong with Lebanon. But we didn’t have to wait for an investigation into the explosion at the Beirut...

When a family is divided by politics

Few things are sadder than when a family is divided by politics. But when it happens because of outside pressure and false accusations that threaten to destroy the...

Anti-Semitism, from Twitter to the Times

Ours is a time when anti-Semitism is surging, and the popularity of intersectional politics has given new credibility to radical groups that are keen to link the war on...

Jews of color: a debate rages

For those who follow it, Jewish demography has always been a contact sport. But when it comes to the question of how many “Jews of color” are there really in the US,...