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Jewish Foundation Launches Second ‘Inspired by Israel’ Video Contest

JNS.org - The second annual “Inspired by Israel” contest, challenging entrants to create entertaining, educational and inspirational videos about the Jewish state, has been launched. “This...

January 13, 2017 6:57 am

Forbes Contributor: Israel ‘Might Have Best Restaurant Scene in the World’

Israel may have the "best restaurant scene in the world," a Forbes magazine contributor declared Thursday. "Fine dining has given way to fun dining" in recent years, noted veteran world traveler Ann Abel, who explained that more and more people are...

Harper’s Bazaar Ranks Israel Among Top Travel Destinations for 2017; Warns Against ‘Unfortunate Mistake’ of Calling Country ‘War-Torn’

"It would be an unfortunate mistake to fearfully paint [Israel's] complicated politics as war-torn," the fashion magazine Harper's Bazaar said, in describing its decision to rank the Jewish state Number 8 out of its list of the 17 best...

Israeli Researchers Develop New Smartphone App to Diagnose Sleep Apnea

JNS.org - Israeli researchers have developed technology using smartphones to conveniently diagnose sleep disorders in awake subjects. Dr. Yaniv Zigel, head of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev’s Biomedical Signal Processing Research Lab, and Professor Ariel Tarasiuk, head of the Sleep-Wake...

January 11, 2017 5:33 am

Israeli Artist Sings Marley and Talks Godly

Contestants on singing competitions can expect judges to criticize their voices -- not their choice of...

January 10, 2017 3:44 pm

Meryl Streep Attacked on Social Media for Failing to Name Israel at Golden Globes When Pointing Out Natalie Portman’s Birthplace

Mega movie star Meryl Streep was attacked as an "anti-Zionist" on social media this week for...

January 9, 2017 2:11 pm

Pregnant Israeli ‘Wonder Woman’ Gal Gadot Presents Golden Globe Award With Australian Portrayer of ‘Superhero’ Thor

Israeli “Wonder Woman” Gal Gadot made her fans back home proud when she was selected...

January 9, 2017 11:10 am

NASCAR’s Alon Day Honored as Israel’s Athlete of the Year for 2016

JNS.org - The first Israeli to compete for America’s NASCAR racing circuit was recognized by...

January 8, 2017 8:20 am

Muslim Teen Honored by Community, Religious Leaders for Chasing Attacker of Jewish Woman on New York City Subway

A Muslim teenager from Brooklyn was honored by political, community and religious leaders on Friday...

January 13, 2017 6:57 am

Jewish Foundation Launches Second ‘Inspired by Israel’ Video Contest

JNS.org - The second annual “Inspired by Israel” contest, challenging entrants to create entertaining, educational and inspirational videos about the Jewish state, has been launched. “This contest...

January 13, 2017 4:18 am

Forbes Contributor: Israel ‘Might Have Best Restaurant Scene in the World’

Israel may have the "best restaurant scene in the world," a Forbes magazine contributor declared Thursday. "Fine dining has given way to fun dining" in recent years, noted veteran world...

January 12, 2017 8:40 am

Harper’s Bazaar Ranks Israel Among Top Travel Destinations for 2017; Warns Against ‘Unfortunate Mistake’ of Calling Country ‘War-Torn’

"It would be an unfortunate mistake to fearfully paint [Israel's] complicated politics as war-torn," the fashion magazine Harper's Bazaar said, in describing its decision to rank...

January 11, 2017 11:22 am

Israeli Researchers Develop New Smartphone App to Diagnose Sleep Apnea

JNS.org - Israeli researchers have developed technology using smartphones to conveniently diagnose sleep disorders in awake subjects. Dr. Yaniv Zigel, head of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev’s Biomedical Signal Processing...

January 11, 2017 5:33 am

Israeli Artist Sings Marley and Talks Godly

Contestants on singing competitions can expect judges to criticize their voices -- not their choice of religious observance. Unless, of course, you live in Israel. After Avi...

January 10, 2017 3:44 pm

Meryl Streep Attacked on Social Media for Failing to Name Israel at Golden Globes When Pointing Out Natalie Portman’s Birthplace

Mega movie star Meryl Streep was attacked as an "anti-Zionist" on social media this week for referring to fellow actress Natalie Portman's birthplace as "Jerusalem," without mentioning Israel. At...

January 9, 2017 2:11 pm

Pregnant Israeli ‘Wonder Woman’ Gal Gadot Presents Golden Globe Award With Australian Portrayer of ‘Superhero’ Thor

Israeli “Wonder Woman” Gal Gadot made her fans back home proud when she was selected to present this year’s Golden Globe award for Best Foreign...

January 9, 2017 11:10 am

NASCAR’s Alon Day Honored as Israel’s Athlete of the Year for 2016

JNS.org - The first Israeli to compete for America’s NASCAR racing circuit was recognized by the country's Ministry of Culture and Sports as its Athlete of...

January 8, 2017 8:20 am

Muslim Teen Honored by Community, Religious Leaders for Chasing Attacker of Jewish Woman on New York City Subway

A Muslim teenager from Brooklyn was honored by political, community and religious leaders on Friday for assisting in the arrest of a man who attacked...

January 8, 2017 6:58 am

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...

January 6, 2017 6:53 am

Cornerstone Laid for New Rehabilitation Hospital in Southern Israel

JNS.org -- The cornerstone was laid this week for a new rehabilitation hospital in Israel's Negev region, that will provide much needed long-term care to the the...

January 6, 2017 3:39 am

Former Porn Star, Jewish Convert Jenna Jameson Defends Israel, Blasts ‘Non-Existant Palestine,’ Islam on Twitter

Former porn star Jenna Jameson will not be deterred from expressing support for Israel despite the abusive messages she has been receiving on Twitter over the past...

January 6, 2017 2:47 am

Sex-Ed in the Synagogue

Sex can be a difficult subject to talk about in any venue. In a synagogue, it can be especially awkward. But that wasn’t the case...

January 5, 2017 10:48 am

Social Service Organization Expands Domestic Violence Treatment to Southern Israel

JNS.org - The Israeli social service organization Yad Sarah announced the opening of its second facility dedicated to the treatment of victims and perpetrators of domestic...

Opinion

Are Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump Really So Different?

Early in his inauguration speech, President Trump said, “Today's ceremony, however, has very special meaning because today, we are not...

Brother of Slain Civil Rights Worker Warns Against Racism

On a scale of 1 to 10, how is America doing when it comes to race relations? Only a 4, according...

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...

World

Ex-Islamist Extremist: UK’s Jewish Students ‘Bullied Under Guis...

Jews at UK universities are "bullied [and] stigmatized...under the guise that criticism of Israel is not antisemitism," a reformed Islamist said...

Middle East

Palestinian, Jordanian Leaders Meet to Discuss Thwarting Potential Relocati...

JNS.org -- Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and King Abdullah of Jordan met Sunday in Amman, the Jordanian capital, to discuss the...

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