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Jonathan S. Tobin

Jonathan S. Tobin

Jonathan S. Tobin is senior online editor of Commentary.

Donald Trump

Yesterday, President-elect Donald Trump gave his critics a preview of what may turn out to be a very frustrating four years. With a couple of...
Elor Azaria

The trial and today’s conviction of Israeli soldier Elor Azaria is being celebrated by some as an example of how Israel’s justice system has vindicated...
Palestinian state

Will the Obama administration follow up on its betrayal of Israel at the United Nations Security Council? It could, either by supporting or abstaining on...
blue Israel

For the mainstream media, explaining Israeli politics is difficult work. A country where the poor and disenfranchised immigrants from the Middle East have traditionally supported...
Democrats

The 115th Congress will be sworn in today—and the fact that the White House will no longer have the inclination to thwart the Republican majorities at the...
John Kerry

If one looks only at the main talking points, there was nothing new in yesterday’s speech by Secretary of State John Kerry about the Middle...
Democrats

Several leading members of the Democratic Party have reacted furiously to the Obama administration’s betrayal of Israel at the United Nations last week. Incoming Senate...
Obama

In the wake of President Obama’s decision to abandon Israel at the United Nations Security Council last week, some administration apologists have sought to spin...
nikki haley

It turned out that nothing could prevent President Obama from firing one last shot at Israel. Despite the pleas of the Israeli government and the...
religious freedom

The story out of Lancaster, Pennsylvania seemed to illustrate everything that has gone wrong with America in 2016. Reportedly, a Jewish family’s objection to the...
terror

If every word Donald Trump and his team say about terrorism is viewed through the prism of his initial proposal for a ban on entry...
nikki haley

This was supposed to be a day that ended with some high drama at the United Nations Security Council. The expectation was that the U.S....