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  • On Tisha B’Av, it’s time for Americans to step back from apocalyptic rhetoric

    By Michael Seinberg on July 29, 2020
    By JONATHAN S. TOBIN (JNS) – Americans are experiencing a summer of discontent in a way that exceeds any in living memory. The nation is divided not just along political lines but seems increasingly immersed in something much dangerous—a culture war in which both sides truly believe that not only will a triumph by their opponents bring ruin, but that […]
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  • Opinion: Don’t accept the myth of ‘Jewish privilege’

    By Michael Seinberg on July 16, 2020
    Jews reclaimed a hashtag by writing about anti-Semitism. The problem is how extremists seek to shame them into silence or acquiescence to radical schemes. By Jonathan S. Tobin JNS For one day at least, Twitter became a forum for some honesty, as opposed to the usual orgy of nastiness and pointless memes. After seeing the hashtag #Jewishprivilege used to spread […]
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  • Yoram Ettinger: Saudi Opposition to a Palestinian State

    By Michael Seinberg on May 19, 2020
    [more in May 19, 11:00AM Webinar: Palestinian state and US interests] Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger, “Second Thought: a US-Israel Initiative” May 17, 2020, https://bit.ly/2ZnY231 *Notwithstanding Saudi philo-Palestinian talk, Riyadh considers the Palestinian issue a low priority.  It ranks significantly lower than the clear and present lethal threat posed by Iran’s Ayatollahs; the potential tectonic eruption in Iraq; the lethal threat […]
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  • Op Ed: Frontline workers are heroes. We can show our appreciation as we repair our world.

    By Michael Seinberg on May 8, 2020
    By RANDI WEINGARTEN NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – These past few months have surely tested our understanding of the Talmudic saying to save one life is to save the world. We must continue to live each day by caring for the people who have carried us through this crisis and caring for each other. So many people the world over […]
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  • Israel-haters just can’t resist anti-Semitic slanders

    By Michael Seinberg on May 1, 2020
    By JAMES SINKINSON (FLAME via JNS) – Tens of thousands of Arab citizens of Israel serve as doctors, nurses, pharmacists and other health-care professionals. Arab Israelis comprise 17 percent of the country’s physicians, and account for an estimated 65 percent of doctors on the coronavirus ward at the renowned Rambam Hospital in Haifa. Remarkably, the coronavirus pandemic marks the first […]
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  • Do the Jews really need a Conference of Presidents?

    By Michael Seinberg on April 30, 2020
    By JONATHAN S. TOBIN (JNS) – Blame it on John Foster Dulles. The origins of an entity that has long been considered the focal point of organizational advocacy for Israel dates back to 1956, when President Dwight Eisenhower’s secretary of state was tired of being besieged by a variety of different Jewish groups. The Eisenhower administration was far from sympathetic […]
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  • Jerusalem Post Editorial: We must save Jewish newspapers

    By Michael Seinberg on April 20, 2020
    It was distressing to learn that two Jewish newspapers in Britain, The Jewish Chronicle and The Jewish News — as well as the Canadian Jewish News — recently announced plans to shut down due to the economic damage caused by the novel coronavirus. Jewish papers throughout the world perform two vital functions: they report on local and international news affecting their community, while caring […]
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  • Opinion: Can Netanyahu Be Justly Prosecuted for Media Manipulation Crimes in a Democracy?

    By Michael Seinberg on March 18, 2020
    By Edwin Black “Seeking favorable publicity or offering it to a candidate or public official simply cannot be a crime in a democratic nation that reveres a free press.” This was the clear warning in the well-documented conclusion of the “Legal Memorandum,” submitted in October 2019 to Israel’s Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit, opposing the prosecution of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu […]
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  • Yoram Ettinger: “The Deal of the Century” – a Middle East perspective

    By Michael Seinberg on January 31, 2020
    By Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger, “Second Thought: a US-Israel Initiative” January 30, 2020, https://bit.ly/2u5jo7I US policy: *The Deal of the Century (DoC) demonstrates the US independence of diplomatic action rather than subordinating its interests to the whims of the UN, Europe and the 3rd World. *The DoC proves that the US is not trapped in the fallacy of moral equivalence […]
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  • It’s time to call violent anti-Semitism what it is: domestic terrorism

    By Michael Seinberg on January 16, 2020
    By RON KLEIN LAUDERDALE, Fla. (JTA) – The end of 2019 should have been a time of joy for Jewish Americans celebrating Chanukah and ushering in a new decade. Instead, Chanukah was marred by numerous acts of violence and other forms of anti-Semitism, leaving Jews questioning how it’s possible that, in 2020, we’re less safe today than ever before in […]
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