Netanyahu is breathing a sigh of relief: Now Trump is free to campaign for him, joining a long line of U.S. presidents who've interfered in Israel's elections. The only downside is what Trump will expect in return
Jonathan S. Tobin
Jonathan S. Tobin is editor in chief of JNS.org and a contributor to National Review. Follow him on Twitter at: @jonathans_tobin.
Right now, the Democratic Party isn’t morally equivalent to U.K. Labour’s anti-Semitism run wild. But if they don’t draw a firm line in the sand, if they rely on whataboutism, if they decide condemning anti-Semitism 'privileges' Jews – the signs are ominous
Netanyahu still thinks he'll get a rousing reception at AIPAC, even after his deal with the Kahanist devils. He's probably right. But the applause hides deep concern that he’s boosted the Democratic drift away from Israel
It’s getting harder to label radicals like Ilhan Omar, pro-BDS and hostile to Israel, as marginal to the Democratic Party. Days after the GOP neutralized Steve King’s Congressional influence, the Democrats elevated Omar’s
The eager attacks on 'racist' Covington Catholic students and 'homophobic' Karen Pence is yet more proof that America's liberals are tolerant of everything but religious faith. When Orthodox Jews are targeted, what will liberal Jews do?
Israel is demanding reparations for the assets lost when 856,000 Jews were forced from their homes after 1948 - claims that are no less just than those of the Palestinians. It's time for both sides to see past their own exclusive victimhood
Trump is retreating from Syria – and from his pro-Israel Jewish conservative voters. If that decision is a harbinger of other strategic moves distancing him from Israel's security, much of his remaining Jewish support will fall off a cliff
Efforts to derail Israeli training for U.S. law enforcement reveal the link between BDS and anti-Semitism by attempting to blame Jews for police shootings in America
Even if you fiercely oppose the occupation, you should still be able to see that denying Jews rights that you don’t seek to deny to others, even other occupiers, is bias. That bias is anti-Semitism
Jewish conservatives warn a Democrat-run House of Representatives will be Corbyn-style hostile to Israel, and Jewish liberals think Democrats will penalize Netanyahu for his love affair with Trump. They’re both wrong
So the West has belatedly realized, after the brazen murder of Jamal Khashoggi, that the Riyadh regime is a cruel, nepotistic and corrupt klepto-theocracy. But unlike in the case of Israel, that won't spark a sanctions campaign
When President Trump and his close allies blame Jewish billionaire Soros for funding and inciting anti-Kavanaugh protests, is that a dog whistle for anti-Semites?
When Eric accused Bob Woodward of undermining the Trump administration for money, he used a term, 'shekels,' which isn't normative American slang. But it’s normative for alt-right websites. Is that proof of Jew-hatred in the first family?
It’s the one cultural boycott Israel backs: An informal ban on public performances of Hitler’s favorite composer, Richard Wagner. Musicians can be anti-Semitic – but can their music?
Opinion Hitler Was a Democrat: Dinesh D'Souza Takes Holocaust Analogies to Their Most Foul, Illiterate Place Yet
As one of Trump’s court of sycophants, Dinesh D'Souza's noxious libels will likely be his most successful piece of agitprop yet. His migration of foolish, extremist ideas to mainstream audiences should trouble every American
Reasonable people must stop buying into the lunacy that Americans are living in the moral equivalent of the last days of the Weimar Republic. And that applies to Jews making offensive Holocaust analogies too
When the Trump team’s maladroit diplomacy meets the Palestinians’ inexhaustible supply of resentment, the result is combustion. But beyond the regular exchanges of insults, there's an even deeper and unbridgeable disconnect
Opinion 'Keep Your Mouths Shut': Ambassador David Friedman’s Crude pro-Israel Activism Devalues U.S. Diplomacy
When Trump’s ambassador tells the U.S. media it’s biased towards the Palestinians and to shut up, he’s not even pretending to be diplomatic any more. But he’s hardly damaging a thriving peace process either
Opinion Trump Choosing a 'Jews Are Going to Hell' Evangelical to Pray at the Jerusalem Embassy Is Offensive. But It's No Accident
Pastor Robert Jeffress also thinks Islam is evil, Mormons belong to a cult, Catholicism is a product of Satan's genius and 'gay is not OK.' But what's a bit of bigotry and theological anti-Semitism between pro-Israel friends?
Macron can’t seduce Trump out of his contempt for the authors of the Iran deal. And when he's back in Paris, Bolton will have the crucial last-one-to-talk-to-the-president advantage
In New York politics, being at odds with Israel, or sympathizing with the Palestinians, was traditionally a recipe for trouble. Orthodox Jewish voters aside, that’s just no longer true
Opinion Louis Farrakhan and David Duke Are Some of America's Most Notorious Hatemongers. Sheldon Adelson Is Not
Not everyone we Jews don’t like is Hitler. Not everyone who opposes Israel’s government is an anti-Semite. Not every figure on the Jewish right is a Farrakhan
Opinion Forget Indictments. There Is Only One Reason AIPAC Will Ever Stop Standing by Netanyahu and Trump
Even if many Israelis are sick of Netanyahu, and most U.S. Jews despise Trump, AIPAC will back them unquestioningly. There is only one conceivable cloud on the horizon - and it’s not Mueller or the Israeli police
In 2018 America, there are a lot of powerful Jews, most of whom are opposed to the NRA. So when Wayne LaPierre ranted against the NRA's opponents, it just sounded like a list of Jews. But he wasn't dog-whistling
Doha wants to influence D.C. elites. But rather than targeting Congress or the media, they're lavishly, and disproportionately, focusing on right-wing, pro-Israel Jews
Opinion Let the Left Revile 'Preacher Pence'. The VP Showed What Sincere Evangelical Love for Israel Looks Like
Mike Pence's Jerusalem speech formally ushered in an era of no daylight between the U.S. and Israel. But the Jewish left, obsessed by the Trump administration's 'illegitimacy', can't cope even with a reaffirmation of the two nations' alliance
Some on the Jewish right banked heavily on Steve Bannon and his pro-Israel heft. But they got it wrong: It's Trumps instincts deciding American policy, and that means support for Israel, and obvious antipathy for the Palestinians and Iran
Trump's detractors can't accept his moral legitimacy: he must be opposed under any and all circumstances. But the president has now shown he'll state important foreign policy truths, most recently on Iran - a moral test that Obama failed
After all the talk of a geopolitical love affair, when Riyadh bans the entry of Israeli chess players, it's time to sober up: the Saudis aren't the saviors of Mideast peace - and they'll never normalize relations with the Jewish state
After a year of Trump, and the launch of his national security platform, it’s clear: He’s not pushing isolationism, he's pushing common sense. That's good news for Israel, even though most U.S. Jews won't give him credit - and don't even care