June 14, 2024

NAACP endangers Jews of color and all people by demanding anti-Israel arms ban

The bomb-damaged home of Arthur Shores, NAACP attorney, in Birmingham, Ala., on Sept. 5, 1963. Credit: Marion S. Trikosko/U.S. Library of Congress via Wikimedia Commons. By Morton Klein (JNS) — Do black Jewish lives matter? How about the lives of non-Jewish black African students and black Jewish Ethiopian-Israelis […]
May 6, 2024

Yom HaShoah after Oct. 7: How Holocaust education has failed

Credit: Melnikov Dmitriy/Shutterstock. by Jonathan Tobin (JNS) — For decades, American Jewry has marked Yom Hashoah — Holocaust Remembrance Day — with the same rituals and rhetoric. They heard from survivors, whose numbers continue to dwindle and who bore witness about their horrific experiences. They […]
January 9, 2024

Rustin, Sowell, and renewing Black-Jewish relations

Civil rights leader Bayard Rustin in 1965. Source: Library of Congress By Irit Tritt (JNS) — In the aftermath of Hamas’s barbaric Oct. 7 terrorist attack on Israel and the Jewish people, Jewish Americans were dismayed by the response from those they considered allies. Years […]
November 8, 2023

Global Editorial: Jews worldwide haven’t been this fearful in living memory

Editor’s Note: The following piece, an initiative of the Jewish News in London and The Jerusalem Post, is being published simultaneously in Jewish media outlets around the world. “Jews worldwide haven’t been this fearful in living memory” Jewish media outlets worldwide call for combating the surge in antisemitism Two […]
November 1, 2023

Using the term “genocide” regarding Gaza is a dangerous misuse of the word

Posters accusing Israel of genocide, such as this one at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, are common in anti-Israel events. Courtesy Southern Jewish Life. by Jay Michaelson (The Forward) — Last week, I argued in these pages that Israel’s military operations in Gaza, however […]
July 3, 2023

Florida State U. faces civil rights complaint after denouncing antisemitism

Florida State University By Farley Weiss and Leonard Grunstein (JNS) — A student elected as president of the student senate at Florida State University in June of 2020 has a reported history of derogatory comments towards Jews and Israel. They included social media posts that […]
May 4, 2023

Nothing is Ever Black and White, But it Looks So Great in Blue and White

By Robert French Recently, I and thousands of others from North America and across the globe were woven into the fabric and experience of Israel. For 2023’s General Assembly of the Jewish Federation of North America didn’t take place solely in the halls of Tel […]
August 26, 2022

Editorial: Jewish community needs to tell antisemitic Presbyterian Church (USA) goodbye

By Larry Brook, editor The Presbyterian Church (USA) has declared Israel’s creation to be a disaster, calls Israel an apartheid state, made an explicit comparison of Israel to Nazi Germany under the banner of “never again” and redefined antisemitism to encompass non-Jews. Why, then, is […]
March 17, 2022

Anti-Israel “cry-bullies” try to enforce free speech double standard at Vanderbilt

By Richard Cravatts (JNS) — Vanderbilt’s Chabad hosted a speaking event on Feb. 23 by Rudy Rochman, who describes himself as a “Jewish and Israel rights activist” who has “the intention,” as Chabad put it, “of creating a productive conversation around the issue of the […]