The other, delivered by Weekend Update fake news co-anchor Michael Che, was far more pointed and may just have crossed a line.
Even after Iowa, Bernie Sanders faces a tough slog. J.J. Goldberg says the straight-talking Jewish senator needs to rethink how his economic justice message will be heard from now on — and start an urgent conversation on racial reconciliation.
Michael Bloomberg now says he might run for president. But, J.J. Goldberg asks, is a Jewish billionaire from New York really what this race needs?
Remember the nuclear agreement between Iran and the West, you know the one that Benjamin Netanyahu insisted was the biggest danger to Israel and the Jews since time immemorial?
If our organizations truly mirrored our values, J.J. Goldberg writes, they’d focus less on Israel and more on issues like abortion and economic justice.
Bernie Sanders is trying to craft a politics that unites black and white working-class voters around their common economic interests. J.J. Goldberg watches him take dead aim at Hillary Clinton’s so-far-solid black support — and asks if he might just have a chance.
American Jewish institutions were once a powerful unifying voice for civil rights — until they turned their primary focus to Israel. J.J. Goldberg explains why it’s those groups’ betrayal of us that we should bemoan.
Israeli Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked’s bill would hamper foreign-funded NGOs. But, J.J. Goldberg asks, how exactly are they hurting Israeli democracy?
“Netanyahu at War,” the Frontline documentary airing on PBS stations Tuesday night, manages to walk a very narrow line with surprising success. Despite the fairly transparent liberal leanings of the filmmakers and most of their on-screen interviewees, the two-hour film presents a reasonably balanced, objective portrayal of the Israeli prime minister and his beliefs.
Observant Jews have taken the reins of Israel’s security services, but that hasn’t been the sea change some predicted. J.J. Goldberg reports that the head of Shin Bet has divided the far right by leading a crackdown on Jewish extremists.