Jeff Jacoby

Jeff Jacoby is a columnist for The Boston Globe. This is an excerpt from his weekly newsletter, Arguable, and is reprinted with permission. To subscribe to Arguable at no charge, click here.

For Gaza Palestinians, No Help From Arab Nations

Gaza civilians need refuge. Why won’t the Arab world provide it?

PETA Should Rename Itself ‘The Inhumane Society’

I could tell it was a parody. "Dear Warden Lappin," began the letter to the director of the federal penitentiary in Terre Haute, Ind., where Timothy McVeigh is being held, "On behalf of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), I am writing to ask that you...

The Debt for Slavery–and for Freedom

The demand for slavery reparations got a good airing last weekend at a National Reparations Convention held in Chicago. A formal plan for compensating the descendants of American slaves has yet to be drafted, the Chicago Tribune reported, but among the proposals...

War: The Fruit of the Middle East ‘Peace Process’

Late in September 2000, the Palestinian Authority kicked off a campaign of organized violence meant to hasten the final "liberation" of Israel from the Jews. The fighting began with mobs throwing rocks and firebombs at Jewish civilians and vehicles. Soon it escalated...

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