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February 19, 2019 5:24 pm
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Columbia Grad Union Reps to Call for BDS in Negotiations With Administration

As Columbia University prepares to negotiate with its graduate student union on Monday, members of the union's bargaining committee are looking to urge support for...

February 19, 2019 3:26 pm
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ACLU Official Urged Support for Rep. Ilhan Omar as Jewish Community Condemned Her Antisemitic Comments

A leading official with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) urged support for Democratic Congresswoman Ilhan Omar last week, while major Jewish communal leaders and party...

February 19, 2019 2:18 pm
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Israeli PM on Desecration of Jewish Cemetery in France: Antisemitism Is a ‘Plague That Endangers Everyone’

Following the desecration of dozens of graves at a Jewish cemetery near the eastern French city of Strasbourg on Tuesday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu...

February 19, 2019 11:36 am
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Polish Parliament’s Deputy Speaker Urges State Ban on Acting Israeli Foreign Minister Yisrael Katz

The ultranationalist deputy speaker of the Polish parliament has called for Israel's acting foreign minister to be barred from entering the country, following his comment that...

February 18, 2019 4:52 pm
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UK and Israel Sign Post-Brexit Free Trade Deal

The United Kingdom and Israel finalized a post-Brexit free trade agreement on Monday. British Secretary of State for International Trade Liam Fox flew to Israel for...

February 18, 2019 4:12 pm
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Netanyahu: Arab Countries Know Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Can’t Be Resolved Before Iran’s Regional Aggression Is Rolled Back

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met on Monday in Jerusalem with a visiting Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations leadership delegation. Commenting on the...

February 18, 2019 3:22 pm
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Appearing With Holocaust Denier at Saviours’ Day Event, Farrakhan Unleashes ‘Torrent of Attacks on Jews’

The remarks of Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan and another speaker at Sunday’s Saviours’ Day event at the United Center in Chicago were rife...

February 18, 2019 2:52 pm
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Norwegian Newspaper Apologizes for Evoking Nazi Occupation by Using Phrase ‘the Jewish Question’

Norway's largest newspaper apologized on Monday for using the phrase "the Jewish question" in a recent article on left-wing political attitudes toward Jews. Afternposten issued the apology...

February 18, 2019 1:26 pm
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Palestinian Statehood Is Condition for Normalized Ties With Israel, Omani FM Says

Oman will not formalize its ties with Israel without the founding of a Palestinian state, the Gulf sultanate’s top diplomat said on Monday. Foreign Minister Yusuf...

February 17, 2019 12:28 pm
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‘We Didn’t Know What Else Was Going to Come’: Rabbi Recalls Friday Night Window-Shattering Incident at Brooklyn Synagogue

The front window of a Chabad synagogue in Brooklyn was shattered by unidentified vandals on Friday night. Rabbi Menachem Heller -- the head of Chabad of Bushwick --...

February 17, 2019 11:04 am
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Israeli PM Netanyahu Looks Ahead to ‘Very Important’ Meeting With Putin in Russian Capital This Week

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu commented on Sunday on his upcoming sit-down with Russian President Vladimir Putin. “"On Thursday, I will meet in Moscow with Russian...

February 15, 2019 3:36 pm
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Holocaust Denier David Irving Reportedly on New Speaking Tour of UK

David Irving, the octogenarian British Holocaust denier, is reported to have been back on the road this week with a speaking tour on "Unusual History." Irving,...

February 15, 2019 3:16 pm
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IDF Tank Brigade Commander: With Syria Experience, Hezbollah No Longer a Guerrilla Group, but a Real Army

The Israeli military conducted a large-scale exercise over the past week to prepare soldiers for potential future fighting against Hezbollah in Lebanese territory. The drill involved...

February 15, 2019 1:24 pm
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US Vice President Pence at Auschwitz: We Must Not Be Silent in Face of Evil

US Vice President Mike Pence visited the former German Nazi death camp of Auschwitz in Poland on Friday, amid a four-day trip to Europe. Around 1.1...

Culture

Israeli Director Nadav Lapid’s ‘Synonyms’ Wins Berlinale

Nadav Lapid's "Synonyms," an anarchic story about an Israeli who tries to suppress his...

Why Matthew Broderick Wanted to Star in a Buddy Film About Jewish Mourning

Matthew Broderick’s comedic talent on screen is unquestionable. But starring in a film...

Features

Volunteers Bond with Residents at ‘Special’ Center in the Negev

JNS.org - When Nina Paul first visited ALEH Negev Nahalat-Eran several years ago,...

Has the US Intelligence Community Misread Iran’s Nuclear Program?

JNS.org - Donald Trump clashed with the intelligence community last week over the...

Israelis Get Inside the Huddle and Embrace American Football

JNS.org - Many Israelis came to work bleary-eyed on Monday morning, having stayed up all night watching the New England...

World

Iran’s Rouhani Says US Sanctions Are ‘Terrorist Act’

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday relations with the United States had rarely been so bad and that sanctions imposed by the Trump administration targeting Tehran's oil and banking...

Israel

Israel’s First Moon Mission Set for Liftoff From Florida Thursday

Israel's first spacecraft designed to land on the moon is set to blastoff from Florida on Thursday in the first privately-funded lunar mission, as the Jewish state seeks to become...

Middle East

Palestinian Authority President Rejects Tax Money From Israel

The Palestinian Authority (PA) will no longer accept tax revenues collected on its behalf by Israel following its decision to trim the sum over the PA's financial support of militants' families, President...

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