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February 17, 2019 8:23 am
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‘What Must Be Said:’ An Enduring Antisemitic Trope

JNS.org - When the late German writer Günter Grass decided, seven years ago, to publicly denounce Israel as the greatest threat to the planet’s existence,...

February 4, 2019 9:32 am
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Antisemitism and the ‘Visible’ Jews

JNS.org - One evening about 30 years ago, my girlfriend, who is now my wife, came home to our small flat in London, her eyes...

January 28, 2019 9:44 am
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Behind Europe’s Antisemitism ‘Perception Gap’

JNS.org - A comprehensive survey of European attitudes to antisemitism released this month by the European Union displays what its authors call a “perception gap.”...

January 21, 2019 9:39 am
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Know Your Enemy: Jeremy Corbyn’s Brexit Test

JNS.org - They used to call them “pea-soupers”: dense, choking fogs caused by smoke from burning coal that frequently enveloped London until the middle of...

January 14, 2019 9:23 am
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Don’t Forget the Maduro Regime in Venezuela

JNS.org - If I had to pick the most repugnant image of 2018, it would hands down be the video from last September featuring the Venezuelan...

January 6, 2019 10:32 am
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‘Sand and Death’ or Opportunity Knocks?

“Sand and death.” With a phrase that sounded strangely poetic, US President Donald Trump prophesied what lies ahead for the armed forces of the United...

December 30, 2018 9:35 am
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How to Teach the Holocaust Going Forward

JNS.org - Imagine that you are a Jewish doctor in a Nazi concentration camp. About 100 of your fellow inmates suffer from diabetes, and you...

December 16, 2018 7:18 pm
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Oh, Eno! The Folly of Boycotts

JNS.org - The battle over the cultural boycott of Israel involving two of the most seminal rock musicians of the last half-century continued in earnest...

December 13, 2018 8:59 am
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The Pompeo Doctrine

JNS.org - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivered a rare speech last week on the overall strategic vision of the United States 30 years after...

December 3, 2018 8:37 am
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Silent Majority Needs Encouragement in Fight Against Antisemitism

JNS.org - For anyone unaware of Europe’s antisemitism problem, CNN’s “Anti-Semitism in Europe Poll 2018,” released this week, would have made for grim reading on many levels. Polling...

November 28, 2018 11:21 am
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On the Yazidi Genocide, a Bad Day for the Knesset

JNS.org - Something rather unexpected and disturbing occurred in the Knesset, Israel’s parliament, on November 21. A bill recognizing the 2014 slaughter of the Yazidi...

November 21, 2018 10:35 am
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Putin Plays With the Holocaust

JNS.org - Back in January, the unlikely figure of Paddington Bear -- the cuddly, bright-eyed cub much adored by young children down the years --...

November 11, 2018 11:04 am
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From Bosnia to the World: Bernard-Henri Lévy’s Latest Jewish Reflections

JNS.org - In the summer of 1993, I found myself at one of the most unsettling dinner engagements that I have yet experienced. I was...

November 5, 2018 11:20 am
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‘Antisemitism Upholds White Supremacy’

JNS.org - On a sunny afternoon last Tuesday in Pittsburgh, about 200 demonstrators gathered outside the JCC in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood, a short distance...

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

Amnesty International Campus Group Torpedoing Creation of Jewish Society at...

Jewish student leaders on Thursday blamed a campus branch of the advocacy group Amnesty International of seeking to block the establishment...

Israel

Snap Poll: New Gantz-Lapid Unity Party Running Six Seats Ahead of Netanyahu...

A poll taken just after the dramatic announcement that two leading Israeli opposition parties will merge for the country's upcoming...

Middle East

Hezbollah Hits Back at US Criticism of Its Role in Lebanon

Hezbollah hit back against American condemnation of its role in Lebanon on Thursday, calling it a "violation of sovereignty," after the US expressed concern over the organization's expanding influence. After meeting...

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