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Jonathan S. Tobin

Jonathan S. Tobin is executive editor of Commentary magazine, the premier monthly journal of opinion, ideas and literature. He can be reached via e-mail at: jtobin@commentarymagazine.com.

Support Freedom in Iran

Support Freedom in Iran

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Is Ahmadinejad's "victory" good for Israel?


Star Trek and God

Star Trek and God

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Sci-fi fun often ignores the tough questions about human existence.


Top Ten Myths about the Middle East Conflict

Top Ten Myths about the Middle East Conflict

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So much of the American press is steeped in sheer ignorance. Debunking these misconceptions with facts is a good start.


'Tough Love' for Israel?

'Tough Love' for Israel?

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Latest push for pressure to sustain futile peace process has little to do with reality.


Skeleton in the Palestinian Closet

Skeleton in the Palestinian Closet

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The Mufti of Jerusalem's Nazi ideology lives on among contemporary Islamists.


Defeat the Lies

Defeat the Lies

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Solzhenitsyn's example ought to remind us of the perils of indifference to tyranny.


Rediscovering the Will to Win

Rediscovering the Will to Win

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Sharansky reminds us democracies can't defend themselves without 'identity.'


Muslims at Harvard

Muslims at Harvard

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Do Muslim demands at Harvard safeguard rights or promote something more troubling?


Your Tax Dollars at Work in Gaza

Your Tax Dollars at Work in Gaza

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The confusing and complex campaign for aid to a pro-terror Palestinian Authority.


Affording Jewish Day Schools

Affording Jewish Day Schools

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A long overdue program to lower day school costs gives hope for the future.


Making Room for Moderates

Making Room for Moderates

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The vicissitudes of genuine Muslim moderates.


Choosing Between Courage and Despair

Choosing Between Courage and Despair

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The divide between the mass of Israelis who are deeply patriotic and the elites who have lost faith is a critical issue.


"Flying Imams" and Reichstags

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"If you see something, say something." Prudent action or racist fear-mongering?


Quo Vadis Vatican?

Quo Vadis Vatican?

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Reviving the Latin mass without first eliminating the anti-Jewish language gives tacit encouragement to those who wish to return to the demonization of Jews.


No Way to Promote Israel

No Way to Promote Israel

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A photo spread in ‘Maxim' highlights dangerous fallacy about promoting Israel.


Leave Hitler Alone?

Leave Hitler Alone?

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Rethinking America's 'good war' is a not so subtle attack on our current struggles.


Real Friends and Real Enemies

Real Friends and Real Enemies

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Presbyterian Israel-bashing shows how Jews are clueless about Christian groups.


Other People's Prayers

Other People's Prayers

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Respect is a two-way street.


Hijacking Chanukah

Hijacking Chanukah

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Chanukah is the last holiday into which we should be trying to shoehorn unrelated themes.


When the Few Activated the Many

When the Few Activated the Many

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Honoring Soviet Jewry movement should not lead to an orgy of self-congratulation.


Command of the Sea

Command of the Sea

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A Jewish captain leads Navy's "Truman" into action.


Academic Mafia

Academic Mafia

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Scholars sympathetic to Israel and critical of radical Islam are treated as pariahs in Middle East studies.


It's Not a Parlor Game!

It's Not a Parlor Game!

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Assigning blame for Annapolis summit's probable failure presents clear danger.