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Jonathan S. Tobin

Jonathan S. Tobin

Jonathan S. Tobin is senior online editor of Commentary.

From the February 2017 issue: The events of the next few years would completely explode the Oslo concept and destroy the political fortunes of its Israeli...
alternative facts

It’s possible the new White House team knew what they were doing when they sent Sean Spicer to pick a fight and say things that...
Donald Trump

How can a new president with so little political experience and such a flimsy grasp of policy issues get his way with the savvy political...
Girl Scouts

The period before any inauguration is always a grim moment for those who didn’t support the person taking the oath. What’s been happening this week, though,...
Donald Trump

Seventy nations attended a conference in Paris this past weekend in an effort to revive interest in a two-state solution. The fact that Israel, the Palestinian...
trump

If it seems as if we’ve seen this movie before, it’s because we have. Much like his attack on Gold star father Khizr Khan, President-elect...
Keith Ellison

Friends of Israel cheered a resolution passed yesterday in the House of Representatives condemning the most recent United Nations Security Council’s attack on the Jewish state. It...
Bush letter

President Obama came into office determined to create more “daylight” between the U.S. and Israel. But, as was evident from his first days in office...
inauguration

The resistance is growing. Left-wingers are taking heart from the various examples of groups or individuals refusing to take part in Donald Trump’s inauguration next...
ObamaCare

Congressional Democratic leaders thought they were being very clever yesterday when they rolled out the slogan they will use to highlight efforts to save ObamaCare....
Democrats

Congress can’t do anything about reversing the Obama administration’s abandonment of Israel at the United Nations Security Council in December. The House and Senate resolutions...