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World Leaders Are Wrong to Meet With Abbas While in Israel for Holocaust Memorial Ceremonies

The news that 46 major world leaders -- including presidents, prime ministers and US Vice President Mike Pence -- will convene for the World...

January 21, 2020 1:38 pm

Parshat Vaera: The Weighing of the Heart

In this week’s parsha, before even the first plague has struck Egypt, God tells Moses: “I will harden Pharaoh’s heart and multiply My miraculous signs and wonders in Egypt.” (Exodus 7:3) The hardening of Pharaoh’s heart...

The Leviathan Natural Gas Field Could Be a Game-Changer for Israel-EU Relations

Leviathan, the largest natural gas field ever discovered, is located in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Israel. It is deep in the Levantine Basin, an area rich in hydrocarbons. The field is roughly 130 kilometers...

Israel Will Sorely Miss Sultan Qaboos of Oman

Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said of Oman sadly passed away on January 10, 2020. He was 79, childless, and considered to be the longest-ruling Arab leader in modern history. Sultan Qaboos rose to power in...

January 21, 2020 9:20 am

Making Excuses for Antisemitism, Then and Now

"Synagogues in Washington Heights were smeared with antisemitic epithets, vandalized, and set afire"; "Mobs of...

January 21, 2020 9:15 am

Withdrawing From Africa Will Undermine Trump’s Policy of ‘America First’

Recent news items indicate that the Trump administration is considering plans to reduce the US...

January 21, 2020 9:11 am

Mideast History Does Not Begin When Journalists Arrive

One reason that journalists often get stories wrong and mislead their audiences is because they...

January 20, 2020 9:36 am

Israel’s Role in the Struggle Against Antisemitism

JNS.org - As leaders from more than 40 countries gather in Jerusalem on Thursday for...

January 20, 2020 9:20 am

How Solidarity With Palestine Inspires Resistance in Iran

JNS.org - Once again, talk of regime change is in the air inside Iran. Not...

January 21, 2020 1:38 pm

World Leaders Are Wrong to Meet With Abbas While in Israel for Holocaust Memorial Ceremonies

The news that 46 major world leaders -- including presidents, prime ministers and US Vice President Mike Pence -- will convene for the World Holocaust...

January 21, 2020 9:38 am

Parshat Vaera: The Weighing of the Heart

In this week’s parsha, before even the first plague has struck Egypt, God tells Moses: “I will harden Pharaoh’s heart and multiply My miraculous signs...

January 21, 2020 9:29 am

The Leviathan Natural Gas Field Could Be a Game-Changer for Israel-EU Relations

Leviathan, the largest natural gas field ever discovered, is located in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Israel. It is deep in the Levantine...

January 21, 2020 9:23 am

Israel Will Sorely Miss Sultan Qaboos of Oman

Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said of Oman sadly passed away on January 10, 2020. He was 79, childless, and considered to be the longest-ruling...

January 21, 2020 9:20 am

Making Excuses for Antisemitism, Then and Now

"Synagogues in Washington Heights were smeared with antisemitic epithets, vandalized, and set afire"; "Mobs of hoodlums have been harassing Jews"; "Jewish cemeteries in Brooklyn, Queens, and...

January 21, 2020 9:15 am

Withdrawing From Africa Will Undermine Trump’s Policy of ‘America First’

Recent news items indicate that the Trump administration is considering plans to reduce the US military footprint in Africa. Judging from his previous statements regarding...

January 21, 2020 9:11 am

Mideast History Does Not Begin When Journalists Arrive

One reason that journalists often get stories wrong and mislead their audiences is because they often behave as if history begins when they arrive in...

January 20, 2020 9:36 am

Israel’s Role in the Struggle Against Antisemitism

JNS.org - As leaders from more than 40 countries gather in Jerusalem on Thursday for the Fifth World Holocaust Forum, marking the 75th anniversary of...

January 20, 2020 9:20 am

How Solidarity With Palestine Inspires Resistance in Iran

JNS.org - Once again, talk of regime change is in the air inside Iran. Not since the crushing of the 2009 student-led protests has the...

January 20, 2020 9:09 am

The West Mourns the Jewish Dead. But What About the Living?

JNS.org - At Yad Vashem in Jerusalem on Jan. 23, some 46 political leaders and royals, including Britain’s Prince Charles, will be attending the fifth World Holocaust...

January 20, 2020 8:55 am

Is Israel Snubbing Poland to Placate Putin?

Forty-five heads of state are expected to gather at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem this week for International Holocaust Remembrance Day, which this year marks the...

January 19, 2020 12:22 pm

Holocaust Politics Is Bad for the Jews

JNS.org - At a time of rising antisemitism around the globe and threats from terrorism and nuclear blackmail aimed at the State of Israel, there...

January 19, 2020 7:16 am

Taking a Strong Stand Against Antisemitism

Week after week, there are new headlines of attacks on Jews walking the streets of ordinary, traditionally Jewish New York neighborhoods. Even a mere year...

January 19, 2020 6:52 am

UK Newspaper Distorts Positive New York Times Story on Jews

The New York Times’ reporting on Israel and Jewish affairs is regularly critiqued by us and many others, but in this case, a story, penned...

Culture

Roy Nissany Becomes Israel’s First Formula One Driver

JNS.org - Roy Nissany will become the official test driver for the Williams Group, making him Israel’s very first Formula...

Eyewitness to Horror: New York Museum Opens Exhibit of Art by Holocaust Victims

Michael Morris, a curator at New York's Museum of Jewish Heritage, was trying...

Features

From Harlem to Tel Aviv: Aulcie Perry’s Basketball Journey

Legendary basketball player Aulcie Perry’s life has been remarkable on and off the court.  This African-American athlete’s life changed dramatically after...

Kids in the Kitchen Light Up Hanukkah

JNS.org - Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights, is one of those holidays that takes over everything. The pantry overflows with...

Give It Up for the (Israeli) Kids: Hanukkah and Charity Drives

JNS.org - The staff and volunteers at Yad Ezra V’Shulamit’s children’s center in Jerusalem began noticing that one little girl...

World

NYPD Cops Who Captured Accused Monsey Hanukkah Party Stabber Awarded Honors

The two police officers who detained the man accused of stabbing five people during an antisemitic attack on a Hanukkah party in Monsey, New York, on Dec. 28 were honored...

Israel

Netanyahu Welcomes World Leaders Arriving in Israel for World Holocaust For...

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday greeted the 46 world leaders arriving in the Jewish state for this week's...

Middle East

Iran Seeks Help Reading Downed Plane’s Black Boxes in New Standoff

Iran said it had asked the US and French authorities for equipment to download information from black boxes on a downed Ukrainian airliner, potentially angering countries which want the recorders...

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