Eric Yoffie


5 Reasons Why American Jews Are Standing With Israel

By Eric Yoffie

Demonstrators show support for Israel outside the United Nations in New York / Martyna Starosta Read More


Who's Dumber, Bill De Blasio or AIPAC?

By Eric Yoffie

Who's Dumber, Bill De Blasio or AIPAC?
Bill De Blasio and AIPAC managed to take a routine political event and turn it into a mini-crisis and a major embarrassment. Eric Yoffie asks how they could both blunder so badly.Read More


Sheldon Adelson Crosses Line With 'Morally Bankrupt' Nuke Iran Remarks

By Eric Yoffie

Sheldon Adelson Crosses Line With 'Morally Bankrupt' Nuke Iran Remarks
Sheldon Adelson’s comments about dropping a nuclear bomb on Iran were morally bankrupt. Eric Yoffie says the mogul should be condemned, especially since he is hurting Israel.Read More


Michael Bloomberg Popular With Jews — But His Policies? Not So Much.

By Eric Yoffie

Michael Bloomberg Popular With Jews — But His Policies? Not So Much.
New York Jews like Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Eric Yoffie writes that doesn’t mean they want four more years of policies that many believe have hurt the city’s middle class.Read More


Pamela Geller's Intolerance Crosses Red Line on Bimah

By Eric Yoffie

Pamela Geller's Intolerance Crosses Red Line on Bimah
The recent decisions by two synagogues to cancel appearances by anti-Islam activist Pamela Geller have raised issues for the Jewish community that aren’t going away.Read More






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