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ARTICLES BY: Alex Traiman /JNS.org


March 1, 2017 7:28 am
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Netanyahu Focuses on Israeli Security, Drifts Away From Two-State Solution

JNS.org - For the second time in a month, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu informed the leader of a major Western power that Israel will retain...

February 27, 2017 7:51 am
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US Jewish Leaders Engage Israeli Officials Amid Shifting Landscape

JNS.org - Amid a sea change in US politics and an ever-changing Middle East, Israel is once again relying on the engagement of America’s most influential Jewish communal organizations. The...

February 10, 2017 3:49 am
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Renewed Questions About Future of Settlements After Amona Evacuation

JNS.org - Israel carried out the much-discussed evacuation of the Jewish outpost of Amona last week. The controversy raised renewed questions about the future of Israeli settlements,...

February 1, 2017 9:05 am
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Understanding the Implications of New Jewish Construction in East Jerusalem

JNS.org - Following the Israeli government’s announcement of plans to approve nearly 800 apartments in Jewish communities located in contested eastern sections of Jerusalem, residents, experts...

January 20, 2017 6:20 am
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Critics Say ‘Hostile’ Israeli Media Quick to Indict Netanyahu in Corruption Probes

JNS.org - Two separate investigations into the conduct of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have dominated headlines in the Israeli media during the past several weeks. While...

January 10, 2017 7:22 am
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Jerusalem Truck-Ramming Attack Draws Comparisons to Nice, Berlin and 9/11

JNS.org - A Palestinian driver rammed a truck into a crowd of Israeli soldiers on Sunday at the scenic Haas Promenade, overlooking Jerusalem’s Old City. The...

December 26, 2016 2:04 pm
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Moving US Embassy to Jerusalem: ‘World War III’ or a Simple ‘Reality Check’?

JNS.org -- The incoming Donald Trump administration’s stated intention to move America’s embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem has been met with a Palestinian reaction,...

December 21, 2016 7:10 am
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Amona Residents Accept Compromise; ‘Rule of Law’ Prevails in Israeli Settlement Dispute

JNS.org -- Residents of the West Bank settlement of Amona agreed to a last-minute government proposal to shift the community to an adjacent plot of...

November 23, 2016 11:16 am
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Israeli Bill Sparks Debate About Mosques’ Calls to Prayer

JNS.org -- A controversial bill to limit the volume of Muslim calls to prayer from mosques across Israel pits freedom of religious expression against the right to...

November 8, 2016 1:51 am
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Settlement or Outpost? ‘Bureaucratic’ Distinction Draws Israeli, Global Scrutiny

JNS.org - Demolition orders for a West Bank Jewish community, plans to build a replacement for that community, and proposed legislation that would legalize more Israeli...

October 10, 2016 10:19 am
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Debating 98 New Homes: The US-Israel Settlement Tensions

JNS.org -- Israel's newly approved plan to build 98 homes in the Shiloh Valley, in northern Samaria, has renewed longstanding tensions between President Barack Obama and...

July 11, 2016 9:21 am
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Netanyahu’s Multi-Nation Trip Marks ‘Overdue’ Step in Israel-Africa Relations

JNS.org - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took a historic multi-nation trip to Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya, and Ethiopia this week, stressing the importance of improved diplomatic...

July 5, 2016 6:23 am
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Palestinian Water Shortages and Israel’s Water Supply: Behind the Headlines

JNS.org - Highly publicized severe water shortages in Palestinian villages in the northern West Bank have caused tens of thousands of local residents to suffer without...

June 26, 2016 5:45 am
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UK’s Historic ‘Brexit’ Vote Leaves Israel Pondering Policy and Trade Implications

JNS.org - In a historic referendum on Friday, the United Kingdom voted to leave the 28-nation European Union (EU), sending shockwaves throughout Europe and the international...

Culture

Chutzpah and High Heels: A Sad, Funny, True Story

Chutzpah & High Heels, by Jessica Fishman. 317 pages. Yotzeret Publishing. $15.95. In her new book, Jessica Fishman gives us an...

New Documentary Details Extraordinary Holocaust Escape

JNS.org - The mission to tell the world the story of Jack Kagan's risky escape from a Nazi labor camp consumed Kagan and...

Israeli President Rivlin Witnesses Jewish State’s Technology in Action in Vietnam

JNS.org- Israeli President Reuven Rivlin this week visited the Southeast Asian nation of Vietnam,...

Features

As Recreational Use Clears Hurdle, Medical Cannabis Rides High in Israel

JNS.org - Beyond the scent of cannabis drifting through the venue, there was an extra...

‘Jesus’s Tomb’ Shrine Unveiled After Painstaking Restoration Efforts in Jerusalem

JNS.org - After several months of meticulous restoration work, the shrine that...

Hezbollah Uses Terror Recruitment to Threaten Israel

JNS.org - When it comes to the threat posed by Hezbollah, Israelis often worry about rocket attacks or other conventional arms. But...

Israel

Israeli Defense Minister Lieberman Hints at Keeping Previous Vow to Assass...

“Talk to me about [former Hamas Prime Minister Ismayil] Haniyeh at the end of my term,” Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor...

Middle East

Iran Sanctions 15 US Companies for Alleged Collusion With Israel

Iran has imposed sanctions on 15 U.S. companies for alleged human rights violations and cooperating with Israel, the state news agency IRNA reported on Sunday, in a tit-for-tat reaction to...

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