J.J. Goldberg


ZOA Brings Adelson, Cruz to NYC to Woo the Jews

By J.J. Goldberg

ZOA Brings Adelson, Cruz to NYC to Woo the Jews
Two of the hottest stars in the Republican firmament, Ted Cruz of Texas and Sheldon Adelson of Nevada, tore through the skies this week in what’s traditionally considered America’s most solid Democratic stronghold, the New York Jewish community.Read More


Is Bibi Stalling Pick of IDF Chief to Promote Rightist?

By J.J. Goldberg

Is Bibi Stalling Pick of IDF Chief to Promote Rightist?
More mystery and intrigue in the senior ranks of the Israel Defense Forces: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is reported (Maariv, Haaretz) to be stalling the nomination of Israel’s next military chief of staff. His reasons are a topic of hot speculation, though the facts seem to speak for themselves.Read More


3 Ex-Security Chiefs Slam Bibi for Caving to Right

By J.J. Goldberg

3 Ex-Security Chiefs Slam Bibi for Caving to Right
Three of Israel’s most senior ex-defense officials came out last week, almost simultaneously, with blistering attacks on the security policies of the Netanyahu coalition. Appearing in separate forums, the three — former Mossad director Shabtai Shavit, former Shin Bet director Yuval Diskin and former IDF chief of staff Gabi Ashkenazi — each charged that the government is endangering Israel’s future by allowing right-wing extremists to sabotage prospects for a two-state solution, putting the country on a path toward a single, binational state that will be plagued by continuing ethnic strife.Read More


First Relief, Then Tracing the Roots of Bloody Har Nof Attack

By J.J. Goldberg

First Relief, Then Tracing the Roots of Bloody Har Nof Attack
J.J. Goldberg was relieved that his relatives were spared in the Jerusalem terror attack. It gave him the perspective to examine the rhetoric that fed the hate —  on both sides.Read More


Shin Bet Chief: Mahmoud Abbas Isn't Inciting Terror

By J.J. Goldberg

Shin Bet Chief: Mahmoud Abbas Isn't Inciting Terror
The director of Israel’s Shin Bet domestic security service, speaking in the wake of today’s massacre in a Jerusalem synagogue, told a Knesset committee that Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas “is not interested in terrorism and is not leading [his people] to terrorism. Not even under the table.”Read More



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