How Matisyahu Ban Backfired on BDS Backers

The boycott Israel movement thought it scored a huge coup by convincing a Spanish reggae festival to target Matisyahu. J.J. Goldberg explains how it blew up in the face of BDS supporters instead.

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Does 'Half Chinese, Half Jewish' Condemn Me To Being Neither?

Rachel Gross has tried to claim a Chinese and Jewish identity simultaneously — only to be told that she doesn’t count as either. Can she straddle the divide between cultures without being deemed inauthentic?

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The Game-Changing Iran Report That Bibi Fears

In a rational world, the startling report on the Iran deal that Israel’s intelligence corps delivered to Benjamin Netanyahu would compel the prime minister to rethink his hardline stance. Unfortunately, J.J. Goldberg writes, Israeli politics is not rational.

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Matisyahu Concert Cancelers Did Us a Favor

A Spanish music festival’s decision to nix a Matisyahu concert may not seem like cause for Jewish celebration. But, Jared Samilow asks, what if it’s an example of BDS overplaying its hand?

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Will Fate of Iraqi Jews Soon Befall Other Minorities?

Emma Sky has witnessed the destruction of Iraqi communities firsthand. With ISIS sweeping through the country, she asks what the government will do to keep other minorities from joining its Jews in permanent exile.

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