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As Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is joined by Congressional lawmakers in condemning Israel for not providing Ukraine with military support in its war with Russia, Israel is being placed in a precarious position that ignores geopolitical realities as well as logistical and military considerations and practicalities. The situation is extremely complex involving Iranian and Russian cooperation that some argue may be a testing ground for future aggression with Israel, Israel’s military operations in Syria, and the existence of a substantial Russian Jewish population that remains in Russia. Please join us for an in-depth conversation with Jonathan Tobin on why Israel should stay out of the war in Ukraine.
About the speaker: Jonathan S. Tobin is Editor-in-Chief of the Jewish News Syndicate — JNS.org — an international wire service covering the Jewish world and Israel. He’s also a senior contributor for The Federalist and a columnist for Newsweek, the New York Post, Haaretz and Israel Hayom, as well as a regular contributor for other publications such as The Washington Examiner and Commentary magazine. He covers the American political scene, foreign policy, the U.S.-Israel relationship, Middle East diplomacy and the Jewish world.
Previous to becoming editor of JNS, Mr. Tobin was executive editor, senior online editor and chief political blogger for Commentary magazine. He also served as editor-in-chief of the Jewish Exponent in Philadelphia and editor of the Connecticut Jewish Ledger.
Mr. Tobin has won more than 50 awards including Top Columnist for Jewish publications ten times, most recently in 2018 and 2019. He appears regularly on television commenting on politics in the United States and Israel, foreign policy and Jewish affairs, and lectures on college campuses and to Jewish communities.
Mr. Tobin was born in New York City, attended local schools and studied history at Columbia University.