Jacob Goldberg
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A Coalition to End the Reign of Prime Minister Netanyahu?

Israel’s democratic fever dream has almost broken. After four elections in two years, a coalition government finally seems poised to end the 12 year reign of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The proposed coalition could give Israel a semblance of stability…

Valley Of Tears: A Somber Look at the Yom Kippur War

Earlier this year, as I was doing my patriotic duty by socially distancing and scrolling through HBO Max, I found myself watching an Israeli war series titled Valley of Tears. The show focuses on the Yom Kippur War, a traumatic…

The Mizrahi Black Panthers of Israel

When considering civil rights in Israel you would be remiss to not focus on the treatment of Palestinians, and their relationship with Israelis. But this year marks the 50th anniversary of a different civil rights movement, one that pitted Israeli…

Jon Ossoff Over Comes The Odds

2021 has already seen a historic moment in Georgia. A runoff election on Jan. 5 resulted in the state’s first Jewish senator, Jon Ossoff. Senator Ossoff was a non-typical candidate; He is a Democrat in a traditionally Republican state, has…

2021: A Promised Land for American Jews?

With 2020 in the rearview mirror, it is a good opportunity to look at what 2021 holds politically for American Jews.  2020 saw the (current) best chance for a Jewish president fizzle out in March, when Bernie Sanders suffered primary…

Op-Ed: The United Arab Emirates and Bahrain Treaty

When the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain announced that they were opening diplomatic ties with Israel, the first thing that came to mind was how massive this landmark deal is. The twin announcements doubled the number of Arab countries that…

Conspiracies Have Reached The Mainstream

Conspiracy theories used to be a joke in society, fun stories that tried to explain world events in a convoluted way that assigned meaning to trivial details. People who believed in things that weren’t based on facts or science, such…

Kosovo, Serbia and Malawi Open Embassies In Jerusalem

Three more countries have announced they will open embassies in Jerusalem in the coming months.  Serbia is planning to move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, following the precedent set by the United States and Donald Trump. Malawi and…