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Jeff Jacoby

Jeff Jacoby is a columnist for The Boston Globe. To see a month's worth of his recent columns, please visit Boston Globe


The Silence of God

"Where was God in those days?" asked the pope. Here's a possible answer.

A Factory for Death

What was the worst thing about Auschwitz?

Man of Science, Man of Faith

Religious inquiry and scientific investigation can complement each other.

Diplomats of Uncommon Courage

Diplomacy played a shameful role in paving the way for the Holocaust. But there were a few diplomats who displayed extraordinary moral courage.

A Timeless Argument about Creation

Eighty years ago, the thought controllers wanted no Darwin; today's thought controllers want only Darwin.

Hezbollah Wins

Israel is still paying for its defeat.

The Fitna Controversy

Facing the truth about jihadist violence.

How Arafat's Gunmen Suppress the News

Suppressing news by threatening reporters with violence or death is one of the dirty little secrets of Middle East journalism.

Hooked on a Cruel Sport

Finding gratification in the suffering of another isn't sport. It's sadism.

Is Israel a Jewish State?

The key to Arab-Israeli peace is to compel the Arab world to abandon its dream of liquidating Israel.

Truth and the Armenian Genocide

Genocide denial must be intolerable, above all to those for whom "never again" is a sacred principle.

Avoiding the M-Word

Denial is a luxury we cannot afford.

Six Days To Remember – Accurately

Don't believe the latest in revisionist history.

Indict Ahmadinejad

Iran's intentions are nakedly, malignantly clear. What is not clear at all is what the civilized world will do about it

Conversations with the Enemy

Iran and Syria are as much our enemies today as the Nazi Reich was our enemy in an earlier era.

The Missing Muslim Outcry

The real insult to Islam is the violence, terror, and bloodshed that Islamist fanatics unleash in the name of their religion

Loving Your New Brother

After an international adoption process that dragged on for nearly two years, the day Micah finally came home was one of the happiest our family has known.

A Nation like Ours

Why the American consensus in support of Israel is deep-rooted and durable.

David Irving and Freedom of Speech

Irving's opinions are vile, and his arguments about the Holocaust are ludicrous. But he doesn't belong in prison.

We Are All Danes Now

Today the censors may be coming for some unfunny Mohammed cartoons, but tomorrow it is your words and ideas they will silence.

Arafat the Monster

He left this world peacefully, unlike the thousands of victims he sent to early graves.

Jewish Values for a Secular World

For 3,500 years, Jews have been telling their children and the rest of the world the most revolutionary message in human history.

UN Scandal (Yawn)

Kofi Annan is a symptom of the UN's sickness.

Tell Your Children

Explaining the war -- and Passover -- to a six-year-old.

Abandoning Gaza Won't End Terrorism

The Hatuels opposed Ariel Sharon's proposed Gaza pullout because they understood that unilaterally surrendering land to Hamas and the PLO could only result in more terror and bloodshed, not less.

Looking at the Horror

Revisiting a painful and, alas, timely issue: Should people watch the gruesome video of Daniel Pearl's brutal murder?

America - Hatred Among the Arabs

If Americans are hated in the Arab world, much of the blame can be laid to the influence of thugocracies like Mubarak's.

The Cancer of Anti-Semitism in Europe

When civilized nations fail to rise up against the Jew-haters in their midst, it is often just a matter of time before the Jew-haters in their midst rise up against them.

Geneva: A Blueprint for War

It would put Arafat and the Palestinian dictatorship in position to accomplish at last the goal they have never abandoned: the liquidation of Israel.

Never Again?

Gas chambers. Poisoned food. Torture. Families murdered en masse. How much more do we need to know about North Korea's crimes before we act to stop them?

Palestinian terrorism, American blood

In the past 10 years, 51 Americans have been murdered by Palestinian terrorists.

Justice and Saddam Hussein

There will be no justice for Iraq's former ruler.

Faith in the Depths of Hell

Some Jews fought the Nazis with guns and sabotage; others fought by persisting in Jewish life.

A Road Map To Nowhere

Has Mahmoud Abbas read the road map?

Bigotry and the Road Map

Peace will only come when the world stops "the soft bigotry of low expectations" against the Palestinians.

The UN's Moral Irrelevance

The choice of one of the world's most repressive tyrannies to head the UN's main human rights body was a textbook illustration of the way the UN works.

Jimmy Carter's Ignoble Prize

A smug little group of Norwegian politicians continues to show disturbingly bad judgment in choosing the Nobel Peace Prize recipients.

Letting Terrorism Win

Why should Washington's plan to oust Saddam Hussein transform Iraq into a democracy prevent Israel from working a similar transformation of Palestinian society?

Against Moral Confusion

In the war against terror, our moral clarity is as indispensable as our Special Forces and our F-16s. Let us resolve not to lose it.

Murder at a Kibbutz

The massacre in Metzer was an attack not on the idea of peace, but on the idea of Israel.

Poland's Fascination with Jews

In a country with no more than a wisp of Jewish life, where does such an appetite for things Jewish come from?

Saudi Arabia: Loyal Ally or Unscrupulous Adversary?

A nationwide poll shows that 63 percent of the US public has a negative opinion of Saudi Arabia. And for good reason.

The Greatest Confession in 2,000 Years

The pope's legacy to the Jews.

The Nazi Who Returned to Harvard

New research shows that Harvard, like other elite institutions, was largely unmoved by the early horrors of the Hitler regime.

The Message in Arafat's Headdress

The Palestine that is always on Arafat's mind is not an Arab state that coexists with Israel, but an Arab state that takes the place of Israel.

Anti-Semitism and the UN

Has the UN arrived at a turning point? Or was Monday's conference merely a fig leaf -- a PR response to some bad press?

The Coming Population Bust

People are not our greatest liability; they are our greatest asset.

Peace at Any Price Equals War

History shows once again that appeasing terrorists emboldens them to more violence.

Harvard's Tainted Money

Because one young person refused to back away from a fight, the plug has been pulled on a leading purveyor of hatred. Now what about Harvard?

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