Was John Kerry wrong to suggest that the Charlie Hebdo massacre is inherently different from the Bataclan bloodbath? J.J. Goldberg says it’s not so simple.
The tragic events in Paris underlines Hillary Clinton’s standing as the candidate best equipped to cope with a foreign policy crisis, J.J. Goldberg writes. Her Republican opponents? Not so much.
Jewish lawmakers and Jewish organizations weigh in on welcoming Syrian refugees, and draw some nasty reactions where you’d least expect them, J.J. Goldberg reports. Also, what you need to read about ISIS.
Why is the Paris carnage a shocking game changer? J.J. Goldberg explains that the sophisticated ISIS military operation is only the latest of three terror attacks — and proves it is a far more powerful and complex adversary than anyone thought.
Federation leaders are loudly proclaiming that the feud over the Iran deal is done and dusted. That may be true but J.J. Goldberg writes that the Jewish umbrella charities face a much more dire threat.
Ever since New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman published his best-selling 2005 treatise on globalization, “The World Is Flat,” I’ve been troubled by a nagging question: If globalization and technology have opened limitless opportunities for anyone with the skills and resources to reinvent themselves, what happens to folks who aren’t clever or connected?
Benjamin Netanyahu is doing everything he can to blame the wave of Palestinian violence on pure anti-Semitism. J.J. Goldberg says Israel’s top generals know otherwise — and early Zionists like Vladimir Jabotinsky would be shocked at the premier’s claims.
Benjamin Netanyahu suggests that anti-Semitism alone is driving the wave of Palestinian terrorism, but other voices insist there are more nuanced reasons for the anger on the street. And those voices are coming from the top ranks of the Israeli military.
Yitzhak Rabin was murdered to torpedo his pursuit of peace with the Palestinians. J.J. Goldberg writes that the assassin succeeded spectacularly — and Rabin’s political opponents are hypocrites to feign grief over his killing.
Benjamin Netanyahu seeks to blame the wave of Palestinian unrest on Mahmoud Abbas. J.J. Goldberg finds three big flaws in the accusation, starting with the concept that someone so deeply unpopular could inspire a mass uprising.