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ARTICLES BY: Judy Lash Balint / JNS.org


January 8, 2017 6:58 am
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Preserving the Early History of the State of Israel

JNS.org -- The early founders of the Jewish state are being encouraged by an ambitious documentary program to tell their remarkable, personal stories of Israel's beginnings, so that...

December 23, 2016 3:01 am
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Israel’s First Hanukkah Candle Factory Endures 77-Year History

JNS.org - The Menorah Candle Company, a manufacturer and exporter of millions of Hanukkah candles worldwide, is one of the oldest businesses in the industrial zone of...

December 22, 2016 7:08 am
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‘City’ of Military Training Bases Is Latest Game-Changer in Southern Israel

JNS.org - A not-so-quiet demographic and geographic revolution is taking place in Israel these days. After years of planning, concrete efforts are underway to shift populations -- particularly...

November 1, 2016 11:52 am
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Jewish and Mormon Leaders Come Together to Remember Shared Values, Support for Zionism

JNS.org -- Exactly 175 years ago, an American non-Jew, under the direction of the founder of his church, climbed the Mount of Olives and offered an...

April 7, 2016 6:54 am
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Israel’s National Library Turns the Page With an Eye on Community, Technology

JNS.org - The recent groundbreaking ceremony for the new building of the National Library of Israel (NLI), a major event in the history of Jerusalem, was a deeply...

March 11, 2016 4:08 am
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Enterprising Spirit Sparks the Tourism Treasures of Israel’s Western Galilee

JNS.org - Yoney Skiba welcomes guests to the full-size Ethiopian hut in the yard of her home on Kibbutz Evron, near Nahariya, close to Israel’s northern...

October 2, 2015 10:45 am
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What’s That Huge White Bridal Dress Floating Over the Tower of David?

JNS.org -  “What’s that huge white bridal dress floating over the Tower of David?” That’s what visitors to Jerusalem’s Old City asked last week. The wedding...

July 23, 2015 7:10 am
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At Jerusalem Film Festival, New Year Brings New Kind of Drama

JNS.org - In July 2014 in Jerusalem, sirens over the city at the beginning of the 50-day Gaza war forced the cancellation of the outdoor opening...

May 26, 2015 6:55 am
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At ‘Bat Mitzvah,’ Israeli Center Seeks More Women’s Advancement Milestones

JNS.org - The controversy surrounding Israel's complex framework of laws relating to family life is well-known. Often portrayed via popular culture in films and...

April 24, 2015 12:45 pm
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On Israel’s Anniversary, President Reuven Rivlin Looks Ahead

JNS.org - You could call it Israel's version of former U.S. president Franklin D. Roosevelt's "fireside chat." President Reuven Rivlin, 75, sat down with...

June 27, 2014 4:16 pm
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How Two Women Work to Shift Public Opinion on Israeli Sovereignty

JNS.org - Almost every day, Nadia Matar, 48, steers her battered white SUV along the hilly roads between Jerusalem and Gush Etzion to visit...

May 5, 2014 9:00 am
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Preserving the Memories of Israel’s Creation

JNS.org - Elad Peled, 87, has told the story of how he was injured during the battle for Tzfat (Safed) in Israel's War...

March 31, 2014 11:13 am
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New Zionist Programming From an Old-Line Zionist

JNS.org - Let's face it: there are some Israelis who are just larger than life. They're usually men, most often large men, who just...

March 16, 2014 2:07 am
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Purim and the Poor in Israel

JNS.org - Israelis take Purim seriously—kids get the day off school, many towns put on a lively Purim parade, and the streets are filled...

Culture

Israel to Host International Cybertech Conference for 4th Time

JNS.org -- Israel will host the world's most significant cyber technology summit, outside the US, later this month. Dozens of prominent...

Ivanka Trump Shares Snapshot of Kosher Inauguration Cake Featuring Mini Donald

President-elect Donald Trump's Jewish daughter, Ivanka, posted a picture on Instagram of a...

Features

What Will Trump’s Presidency Mean for US Ties With Israel’s Peaceful Arab Neighbors?

JNS.org - The upcoming Donald Trump presidency likely means a sharp break...

Israel’s German-Made Submarines Engulfed by Controversy, Shrouded in Secrecy

JNS.org - Silently cruising in the depths of the seas, the Israeli Navy’s growing...

IDF Welcomes Soldier With Cerebral Palsy

JNS.org -- The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) has welcomed its newest member, a soldier with cerebral palsy, as part of the military’s...

World

Donald Trump Set to Be Sworn In as America’s 45th President (LIVE)

After defeating Democrat Hillary Clinton in November's presidential election, Republican Donald Trump was set to be sworn in as America's 45th commander-in-chief on Friday morning. Watch the inauguration proceedings below:

Israel

Palestinians Rescue 3 IDF Troops, Civilian Lost in Village

Two Palestinians managed to rescue a group of three IDF soldiers and one Israeli civilian on Friday from possible physical harm. The soldiers were on leave when the group arrived...

Middle East

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Reaping Economic Rewards in Syria

Iran's government and entities close to the elite Revolutionary Guards have signed major economic contracts with Syria, reaping what appear to be lucrative rewards for helping President Bashar al-Assad regain...

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