Category Op-Ed
OP-ED BY: Jonathan S. Tobin, JNS Jns: Jewish Orgs. Supporting Black Lives Matter Group Ignore Bloody Chaos BLM Has Enabled

Most groups that represent the interests of American Jews have made their opinions clear. They believe it is imperative that there should be no doubt about the community’s support for the Black Lives Matter movement. That was illustrated by a declaration of broad backing from more than 600 Jewish organizations and synagogues in June. The signatories believed […]

OP-ED BY: Rabbi Michael Barclay Rabbi Calls for Baseball Boycott Until MLB Disengages From Antisemitic, Anti-American Hateful Black Lives Matter

For most of my life, I have agreed with Roger Hornsby, who said that when there is no baseball, he “stares out the window and waits for spring.” That has now changed, and MLB will no longer be watched or supported in my home, and I encourage every person of reason to boycott baseball until […]

OP-ED BY: ZOA's Director of Law & Justice Susan Tuchman, Esq. and National President Morton A. Klein JNS: ZOA Announces Hotline for Journalists Fighting Antisemitism and Israel-Bashing

Bari Weiss recently resigned from her position as a writer and editor at The New York Times. A self-described “centrist,” Weiss did not hesitate in her writing to call out anti-Semitism on the right and the left. She stood up for Israel. Even as a college student at Columbia University, Weiss challenged anti-Israel professors who tried to intimidate and silence students […]

OP-ED BY: By Stephen M. Flatow, JNS Return to Rewarding Terrorism?

The Democrat-controlled House Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs officially adopted an amendment to send $250 million in aid to the Palestinian Authority, despite an ongoing pay-to-slay Israelis policy. (July 13, 2020 / JNS) Two years ago, Congress cut off funds to the Palestinian Authority because it pays salaries to terrorists. Now a group of Democratic […]

OP-ED BY: Yitz Tendler JPost Op-Ed: Don’t be fooled – American Jews support sovereignty

Petitions against Israel’s planned extension of sovereignty over Judea and Samaria (or as they put it: annexation of the West Bank) are all the rage these days. Last week we read that “Jewish Studies Scholars Oppose Annexation,” and the week before that “Gap-year alumni are against annexation.” At this pace, expect a petition by American […]

OP-ED BY: Morton A. Klein and Mark S. Levenson, Esq. ZOA Op-Ed in JPost: American Jews Support Israeli Sovereignty and For Good Reasons

Poll after poll shows that Israelis overwhelmingly support applying Israeli sovereignty to Judea, Samaria and the Jordan Valley. American Jews support applying sovereignty too. Record numbers of American Jews (over 120,000 people) voted in the recent 2020 World Zionist Congress elections in the US, and the majority voted for the organizations that favor sovereignty (usually explicitly). […]

OP-ED BY: Deborah Danan Breitbart: Ex-IDF Officers Meet Netanyahu, Express Support for Annexation

Brig. Gen. (res) Amir Avivi, who is the head of Bithonistim — a group of high ranking IDF officers that describes itself as advancing Israel’s national security interests — thanked Netanyahu for his “heroic battle” in advancing plans to apply Israeli sovereignty over Jewish settlements in the West Bank and the Jordan Valley. Avivi also noted […]

OP-ED BY: Jonathan S. Tobin JNS: Outrage Over the Murder of George Floyd Doesn’t Justify Intersectional Myths

The outrageous murder in Minneapolis of George Floyd, a 46-year-old African-American man, by local police is a crime that cannot be tolerated or excused. Efforts by extremist agitators to hijack peaceful demonstrations and turn them into violent riots should also be condemned and not falsely rationalized as a form of legitimate protest or part of […]

OP-ED JNS: ZOA Exposes False Claims by Radical J Street Students Who Support HIAS Resettling Antisemitic

A recent JNS article needs to more clearly expose the true identity of the signers and originators of a falsehood-filled letter to the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations . The letter maligned me and the Zionist Organization of America for appropriately opposing the election of HIAS chair Dianne Lob to become chair of the Conference […]

OP-ED Aruz Sheva: Will Israel find a way to keep terror-supporters out of the Knesset?

Many Israelis wonder how it is possible that elected officials who support acts of terror against the very nation in whose legislature they sit were allowed to run in the first place. The legitimacy of the candidacies of a number of Arab Members of Knesset and one Jew who hold such views have been challenged […]