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John Podhoretz

John Podhoretz is the editor of Commentary Magazine, a columnist for New York Post, and a Contributing Editor of The Weekly Standard. He has served as a speechwriter for President Reagan and George H.W. Bush. A Fox News Channel contributor, he founded Insight Magazine as well. The author of four books, including the bestselling Bush Country, Mr. Podhoretz was the lead political columnist for the New York Post for 10 years and also served as the paper’s editorial-page editor and arts editor. He won the JC Penney–Missouri Journalism Award in 1990. and has worked at Time, the Washington Times, and U.S. News and World Report.

Mr. Podhoretz earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Chicago in 1982. He is also the son of journalists Norman Podhoretz and Midge Decter, two other Jewish Policy Center Fellows.


Articles By John Podhoretz

The Mess in Israel

March 24, 2023

In November 2022, for the first time in a nearly a decade, an election in Israel had a decisive outcome. The government that emerged from that election two months later was instantly unacceptable to other Israelis, who have since taken to the streets. Over the past two months, the question I have been asked more […]

A New Realism: America & Israel in the Trump Era

February 28, 2018

Of all the surprises of the Trump era, none is more notable than the pronounced shift toward Israel. Such a shift was not predictable from Donald Trump’s conduct on the campaign trail; as he sought the Republican nomination, Trump distinguished himself by his refusal to express unqualified support for Israel and his airy conviction that […]