Opinions

OP-ED: Why Michael Cohen hasn’t earned my forgiveness

By NYLAH BURTON

DENVER (JTA) —  This week, many Americans desperately want to forgive Michael Cohen.

On Wednesday, Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer testified to Congress about misconduct by and surrounding his ex-boss and became an unlikely hero to many hoping to unseat the president. Indeed, many Jewish thought leaders...
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OP-ED: By comparing it to Anne Frank, this man nails the problem with Oscar winner ‘Green Book’

By LIOR ZALTZMAN

When “Green Book” won the Academy Award for best movie on Sunday night, arguably the most coveted prize of the ceremony, “BlacKkKlansman” and “Do The Right Thing” director Spike Lee stormed to the back of the auditorium and kept his back turned for the entire speech. The...
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OP-ED: Shame on Jussie

By ALAN SMASON

At the time of the first reports of what was initially termed a “hate crime,” much of the nation focused its attention on the attack that landed actor Jussie Smollett in the hospital. The hospital room image of the gay, African-American and Jewish actor with a swollen...
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OP-ED: Palestinian culture rewards, glorifies murdering Jews

By MORTON A. KLEIN

Though Israelis are scarcely surprised by the phenomenon of Palestinian terrorism, they were nonetheless sickened by the recent rape of a 19-year old girl, Ori Ansbacher, by Arafat Irfaiya, a 29-year old Palestinian Arab from Hebron.

Upon capture by Israeli forces, Irfaiya made plain the motive...
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OP-ED: The people have spoken; House needs to pass anti-BDS legislation

By WILLIAM DAROFF and SANDRA PARKER

(JNS.org) — In June 2015, then-Governor Nikki Haley of South Carolina struck the first major blow against the BDS movement when she signed legislation barring the state from entering into contracts with companies that boycott the Jewish state. The bipartisan vote of the South...
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OP-ED: Trump’s dangerous diplomatic gamble

By JONATHAN S. TOBIN

— This week’s Warsaw summit was supposed to be about rallying the world against the threat that Iran poses to international peace. But given the complete lack of interest on the part of either America’s Western European allies or the Russians in reconsidering the...
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OP-ED: We dat!

With no comment from the NFL’s top official and no opportunity for redress from that infamous “no call” last in the NFC Championship Game, the fans of the New Orleans Saints could have cried in their beers and stayed bitter like petulant children. They pressed for a response, but when...
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OP-ED: Jewish Voice for Peace Hits the Trifecta (anti-Semitism, racism and anti-Zionism)

By MITCHELL BARD

According to its website, “Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) is guided by a vision of justice, equality and freedom for all people. We unequivocally oppose Zionism because it is counter to those ideals.”

In rationalizing this position, JVP displays arrogance, myopia, paternalism, and disregard for facts and...
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OP-ED: Right-wing killings eclipsed all other extremist-related murders in 2018. The numbers don’t lie.

By JONATHAN A. GREENBLATT

NEW YORK (JTA) — Every year, extremism takes a deadly toll around the world. No region is immune — not the Middle East, not Europe, and not the United States. In 2018, there were at least 50 Americans killed by extremists from different movements.

Many of the victims...
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OP-ED: Our call

This one hurts, maybe even worse than last year when the Minnesota Miracle, a last-ditch effort by a scrambling team, sent the Boys in Black and Gold back home from the playoffs to watch the Super Bowl rather than play in it. This year had all the markings of a...
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