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Judith Bergman is a writer and political analyst. She lives in Israel.

ARTICLES BY: Judith Bergman


September 2, 2016 3:55 am
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Attention Norway: Stick to Polar Bears, Disregard BDS

One of the world's northernmost inhabited places is Longyearbyen, a small town of about 2,000 people in Svalbard, a Norwegian archipelago halfway between mainland Norway...

August 29, 2016 10:32 am
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How to Change People’s Minds on Israel

Anyone who has ever tried to persuade someone to change his mind on a contentious topic on which he holds strong views -- let's say, Israel --...

August 28, 2016 4:41 am
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There’s No Place Like Home

One of my favorite things about flying back to Israel from a long trip abroad is the first glimpse I catch of the land, seeing...

August 24, 2016 2:26 am
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On Islamic Terror, Europe Prefers to Remain Blind

As I was traveling to Europe this summer, it struck me what especially distinguishes Israeli from European ‎security measures: Israeli security is about dealing with...

August 22, 2016 5:00 am
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Calling Out the Conspiracy Theories

Conspiracy theories flourish and spread, aided by the ubiquitous internet, on both the left and right ends of the political spectrum. The term "conspiracy theory"...

August 17, 2016 6:35 am
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What Europe Could Learn From Israel

If there is one thing at which Jews have traditionally excelled, it is adapting. Throughout history, Jews have managed to adapt to often overwhelmingly negative...

August 15, 2016 6:39 am
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Why Are Jews Not ‘Radicalized?’

According to the most popular and largely dominant theory of why Muslims become radicalized, the more they feel discriminated against, the more likely they are...

August 9, 2016 6:13 am
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No More Mr. Nice Guy

Israel always plays nice. For decades, we have been allowing those who demonize and delegitimize Israel to cross our borders and do their dirty work...

July 19, 2016 7:22 am
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Europe Is Not Israel

"France must live with terrorism," French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said after the massive terrorist ‎attack in Nice last week. Understandably, his statement infuriated the...

July 17, 2016 6:23 am
7

If Israel Banned Burqas

Picture this: Israel donates millions of shekels every year to various NGOs in Europe, e.g., in Germany, ‎France the UK and Scandinavia, on condition that they...

July 12, 2016 2:51 pm
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Entertainment for Bored Diplomats

UNESCO is at it again. Earlier this week, the World Heritage Committee of UNESCO began its 10-day 40th session in Istanbul, Turkey in which it...

July 10, 2016 5:13 am
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Do Houses Matter More Than Jews?‎

In the wake of the report of the Middle East Quartet, which called on Israel to cease settlement ‎construction and expansion, the US State Department this...

July 7, 2016 6:40 am
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Once a Colonialist, Always a Colonialist

You can take the Europeans out of the former colonies, but you cannot take the colonialism out of the Europeans. That much is clear, at...

July 4, 2016 6:33 am
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We Don’t Need the World’s Permission to Defend Ourselves

"Now there is one less of them," a Danish Facebook user wrote gleefully after a 13-year-old Jewish girl was stabbed to death in her sleep...

Culture

Israel’s Future Tallest Building Approved for Construction

JNS.org - Construction has been approved for an ambitious project to build Israel's new tallest skyscraper. The Israeli Finance Ministry’s district committee has signed off on...

Master of the Chefs: The Kosher World’s Unsung Hero

JNS.org - Do you recall what you were eating in kosher restaurants 10 years ago? Had you tried sous-vide dishes? Homemade...

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...

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...

World

At AIPAC Conference, Alan Dershowitz Helps Unveil Israeli Water-Making Mach...

JNS.org - In a showcase of cutting-edge Israeli innovation at Sunday's session of the AIPAC Policy Conference, renowned lawyer Alan Dershowitz...

Israel

Israeli President Rivlin Rejects Former PM Olmert’s Pardon Request

JNS.org - A pardon request filed by incarcerated former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was rejected Monday by President Reuven Rivlin. In the rejection, Rivlin noted that the special circumstances of Olmert's conviction...

Middle East

Ahead of Washington Trip, Egyptian President El-Sisi Meets With US Jewish L...

JNS.org - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi met with World Jewish Congress (WJC) President Ronald Lauder Sunday to discuss US-Egypt relations,...

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