Gabriel Schoenfeld

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Gabriel Schoenfeld is a hardline neoconservative commentator and a strong proponent of state secrecy who has called for the prosecution of New York Times editors and journalists under espionage statutes for reporting on the story about the NSA's domestic surveillance program.[1] In June of that year he testified before Congress on the responsibilities of the press in wartime.[2] Schoenfeld has also denounced critics of Israel and its lobby as anti-Semites.[3]

Schoenfeld is a former senior editor at Commentary, a contributor to the Weekly Standard, a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute and a resident scholar at the Witherspoon Institute.



  • The Return of Anti-Semitism (Encounter 2004).
  • Necessary Secrets: National Security, The Media, and the Rule of Law (W.W. Norton, 2010)



  1. Gabriel Schoenfeld, 'Has the "New York Times" Violated the Espionage Act?', Commentary, March 2006.
  2. Statement of Gabriel Schoenfeld before the Senate Committee on the Judiciary.
  3. Gabriel Schoenfeld, Zionism 101 at the University of Chicago, Weekly Standard, 5 August 2010