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Troop Withdrawals in Afghanistan and Syria Are Guaranteed to Fail

JNS.org - The Trump administration has held numerous meetings with Taliban officials in an attempt to reach a compromise solution that would allow the...

October 17, 2019 6:24 am

The Big Winners in Syria: ISIS and Iran

JNS.org - The withdrawal of American forces from northern Syria and the abandonment of the Kurds to the mercy of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan brings to an end Washington's involvement in the war in...

Yom Kippur and the Lamb Chop

JNS.org - I knew the Kol Nidre crowd at the Beverly Hills Hotel was probably expecting me to talk about big issues. Since I deal with such issues all week long, I could have spoken...

The Torah Is a Way to See the World

When I was Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth, I had wonderful friendships with other religious leaders, not least the two Archbishops of Canterbury during my tenure. This was part of...

October 17, 2019 6:02 am

Amid US Retreat, Iran’s Bad Behavior Seems to Be Paying Off

Notwithstanding Gulf suspicions that the US is gradually withdrawing from the Middle East, the possible...

October 17, 2019 5:51 am

Why Can’t Palestinians Talk with Jews About Coexistence Without Fearing for Their Lives?

Some local Palestinian leaders met with Jewish residents of Judea and Samaria on Wednesday to...

October 17, 2019 5:49 am

BDS, Antisemitism, and Class

Class has emerged as one of the most important features of global politics. Predictably, antisemitism...

October 17, 2019 5:41 am

After Trump’s Betrayal, Don’t Forget Jewish Ties to the Kurds

After Donald Trump essentially green-lit the mass slaughter of innocent Kurds, Israeli Jews and their...

October 16, 2019 1:51 pm

Inside the Hebron Lions’ Den

The Lions’ Den, a fascinating collection of essays by journalist Susie Linfield, focuses on Zionism...

October 17, 2019 6:24 am

Troop Withdrawals in Afghanistan and Syria Are Guaranteed to Fail

JNS.org - The Trump administration has held numerous meetings with Taliban officials in an attempt to reach a compromise solution that would allow the United...

October 17, 2019 6:20 am

The Big Winners in Syria: ISIS and Iran

JNS.org - The withdrawal of American forces from northern Syria and the abandonment of the Kurds to the mercy of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan...

October 17, 2019 6:17 am

Yom Kippur and the Lamb Chop

JNS.org - I knew the Kol Nidre crowd at the Beverly Hills Hotel was probably expecting me to talk about big issues. Since I deal...

October 17, 2019 6:09 am

The Torah Is a Way to See the World

When I was Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth, I had wonderful friendships with other religious leaders, not least the two...

October 17, 2019 6:02 am

Amid US Retreat, Iran’s Bad Behavior Seems to Be Paying Off

Notwithstanding Gulf suspicions that the US is gradually withdrawing from the Middle East, the possible relocation to the US of some command and control operations...

October 17, 2019 5:51 am

Why Can’t Palestinians Talk with Jews About Coexistence Without Fearing for Their Lives?

Some local Palestinian leaders met with Jewish residents of Judea and Samaria on Wednesday to discuss issues they have in common, as well as coexistence. The...

October 17, 2019 5:49 am

BDS, Antisemitism, and Class

Class has emerged as one of the most important features of global politics. Predictably, antisemitism and the boycott-Israel movement are enmeshed in class-based patterns of...

October 17, 2019 5:41 am

After Trump’s Betrayal, Don’t Forget Jewish Ties to the Kurds

After Donald Trump essentially green-lit the mass slaughter of innocent Kurds, Israeli Jews and their Christian allies congregated in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv to invoke...

October 16, 2019 1:51 pm

Inside the Hebron Lions’ Den

The Lions’ Den, a fascinating collection of essays by journalist Susie Linfield, focuses on Zionism and the political left from Hannah Arendt to Noam Chomsky....

October 16, 2019 6:34 am

Trump Sends Kurds to the Slaughter: An Act of Betrayal and Infamy

Trump’s decision to withdraw American forces from Syria may well be remembered as one of the most egregious and inhuman disasters that he has undertaken...

October 16, 2019 6:23 am

Did We Need Another Sandy Koufax?

JNS.org - The story of Sandy Koufax choosing not to pitch on Yom Kippur is one of the great narrative tales of modern American Jewish...

October 16, 2019 6:13 am

Israeli Arabs Welcomed in Saudi Arabia: Diplomatic Breakthrough or Cynical Ploy?

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman (MBS)’s calls to invite Israeli Arabs to live and work in Saudi Arabia could be either a diplomatic breakthrough...

October 16, 2019 6:07 am

Turkey’s Assault on the Kurds: The Silence of the Islamists

A stateless people comprised of a large number of Sunni Muslims is being bombarded by a country with an overwhelming military advantage. It's the kind...

October 16, 2019 5:55 am

Europe Must Do the Right Thing on Hezbollah

What do Arab governments know about Hezbollah that the European Union refuses to acknowledge? The Arab League and Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) have both labeled...

Features

Saluting One of the Last Living Heroes of Israel’s Fight for Independence

JNS.org - When Harold “Smoky” Simon grins at you, it’s hard to remember...

Sukkot: A Jewish Thanksgiving

JNS.org - Sukkot is akin to a Jewish Thanksgiving. On Thanksgiving in America, no matter their religion or background, families...

World

US Jewish, Pro-Israel Groups Mourn Sudden Death of Civil Rights Icon Elijah...

Many American Jewish and pro-Israel groups expressed condolences on Thursday over the sudden death of US Congressman Elijah Cummings. In a...

Israel

After Latest Unity Offer Rejected, Israeli Coalition Talks Remain Stalemate...

After a day of speculation, Israel’s centrist Blue and White party rejected a unity government proposal from Prime Minister Benjamin...

Middle East

Gaza’s Growing Pet Population Stretches Scant Vet Resources

Palestinians in Gaza are increasingly turning to domestic pets for emotional comfort from the harsh realities of the economically-depressed enclave but the growing animal population is stretching ill-equipped veterinarian facilities. Some...

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