Commentary

July 11, 2021

N.C. activists prod failed Jewish leaders for not defending the community

By Charles Jacobs (JNS) — It’s hard to ignore the simple fact that Jewish leaders have failed to stop or even slow the accelerating epidemic of Jew-hatred in America. Like failed generals fighting the last war, they have focused on Nazis and the political right […]
July 9, 2021

Louisiana: Don’t confuse Holocaust education with battle over Critical Race Theory

A visitor looks at photographs of camp inmates at the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum and Memorial in Oswiecim, Poland. Credit: Desi H. Sitorus/Shutterstock. By Jonathan Tobin (JNS) — There is no more obvious sign that American education is in trouble than the fact that most state legislatures […]
June 18, 2021

Democracy dies in darkness? Journalism is killing itself in broad daylight

Credit: Pixabay. By Jonathan Tobin (JNS) — For the last 40 years, many activists have worked hard to monitor press coverage of the Middle East and to call out anti-Israel bias masquerading as objective news. For many years, those who performed this task were routinely […]
April 21, 2021

Editorial: When we knew what antisemitism was

By Larry Brook It was so easy when we knew what antisemitism was. You just looked for the robe or the swastika, the sign that said “no Jews” or the restrictive covenant, and that was it. But with the increasing demonization of Jews from the […]
February 2, 2021

Stereotypes, “Jewish privilege” and anti-Zionism in planned Calif. ethnic curriculum

An illustrative view of a school board meeting of the Oakland Unified School District. In May 2020, the school board passed a resolution stating that it supports “the California Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum Draft as written,” despite concerns over anti-Semitism. Source: JNS Screenshot. By Robert […]