Opinion

March 14, 2021

Same Old Failures: Biden’s Middle East Policy Obama-era Retreads Emerge

by Mitchell Bard (JNS) — When I wrote about U.S. President Joe Biden hiring retreads — former Obama officials who contributed to his most disastrous foreign policies — I purposely left out specific names in part because I was hoping […]
January 18, 2021

Israeli Arab puzzled when told he is supposedly a victim of Israeli apartheid

by Yoseph Haddad (JNS) — Last week, I woke up one morning in my Nazareth home and was astonished to discover I was living under a racist, apartheid regime whose only purpose is “the promotion and perpetuation of the superiority […]
December 17, 2020

Stop pretending that anti-Zionism isn’t antisemitism

Peter Beinart. Credit: Joe Mabel via Wikimedia Commons. by Jonathan Tobin (JNS) — In case you haven’t heard, people who want to eliminate Israel are very interested in stopping antisemitism. In other words, the same people who want to deny […]
November 15, 2020

Obama 2.0? Myths and Facts about Biden for his critics

by Mitchell Bard After the last four Orwellian years, it should come as no surprise that some Biden critics are unhinged. To get an idea, I saw one post that said innocent Jews will die if Biden is allowed to […]
November 11, 2020

Praying Around the Potholes on the Road to Middle East Peace

A Jordanian car next to an Israeli bus in Jerusalem by Jonathan Feldstein Despite decades of working and interacting with Christians whose love and support for Israel is strong and unconditional, I am still not used to it when people […]
October 24, 2020

If Anything Sustains the Arab-Israeli Conflict, It Will Be Progressives’ Antisemitism

Antisemitic intersectional tweet, via ADL by Lev Stasin EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The Arab World is increasingly losing interest in the Arab-Israeli conflict. If that conflict is to be sustained, it will be almost entirely through the efforts of the Progressive movement. […]
October 19, 2020

Why Israel chooses to treat an ailing enemy

Palestinian official Saeb Erekat speaks at the “Haaretz” and New Israel Fund conference at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City on Dec. 13, 2015. Photo by Amir Levy/Flash90. by Jonathan Tobin (JNS) — It’s the kind of story that […]
October 9, 2020

Commentary: Israel, UAE, Bahrain: Big Deal?

by Larry Brook When I was in elementary school, a local computer company had a conference room that didn’t really look like a formal conference room, with its 1970s vibe. A plaque on the door said “Big Deal Room.” Back […]
September 30, 2020

AOC’s snub of Rabin memorial shows activist Left wants no part of Israel

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) at SXSW 2019. Credit: Wikimedia Commons. by Jonathan Tobin (JNS) — In the world of politics, celebrity and name recognition is priceless, so in that sense, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) is among the richest members of […]