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One Korea, One Less Problem March 20, 2014 12:00 am

One Korea, One Less Problem

Once again, a dramatic nighttime photo, taken in color from space, shows North Korea as an...

Trauma From Palestinian Rocket Attacks Inflicts Deepening Wounds on Israeli Society March 19, 2014 5:58 am

Trauma From Palestinian Rocket Attacks Inflicts Deepening Wounds on Israeli Society

JNS.org – Fifteen seconds. That’s how long a resident of Sderot has from the time...

There’s No Better Time to Bring Back the Arab Peace Initiative March 18, 2014 1:07 pm

There’s No Better Time to Bring Back the Arab Peace Initiative

As U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is about to unveil his proposed framework for an Israeli-Palestinian...

Obamacare Offers Health Insurance, Not Health Care March 18, 2014 1:06 pm

Obamacare Offers Health Insurance, Not Health Care

JNS.org – In March, the Obama administration reported on Obamacare’s enrollment numbers. Fewer...

Congressman Pete Hoekstra: Iran Bent on Sponsoring Terrorism During Nuclear Talks March 17, 2014 12:03 pm

Congressman Pete Hoekstra: Iran Bent on Sponsoring Terrorism During Nuclear Talks

Iran is bound and determined to support Islamic terror, instigate violence in Syria’s...

The Answer to BDS Bullies and ‘Open Hillel’ March 17, 2014 9:51 am

The Answer to BDS Bullies and ‘Open Hillel’

JNS.org – It’s getting harder these days to survey the latest developments in...

Assessing the U.N.’s Candidates to Replace Richard Falk, Frequent Critic of Israel March 14, 2014 12:22 pm

Assessing the U.N.’s Candidates to Replace Richard Falk, Frequent Critic of Israel

JNS.org – While meeting in Geneva for its annual spring session from March 3-28, the...

Black-and-White Boycotts Defy a Technicolor Middle East March 14, 2014 12:19 pm

Black-and-White Boycotts Defy a Technicolor Middle East

The world is never black and white, and it is this binary, zero-sum thinking that perpetuates...

An ‘Unfriendly Gesture’ March 13, 2014 12:40 am

An ‘Unfriendly Gesture’

In response to mounting unhappiness in the West with Russia’s acquisition of Crimea...

Confronting Foreign Media Outlets on Anti-Israel Coverage March 13, 2014 12:37 am

Confronting Foreign Media Outlets on Anti-Israel Coverage

The two articles linked below were recently published in the Australian, the only national...

Al Jazeera America: Twisting Israel News, Targeting Opinion Makers March 13, 2014 12:25 am

Al Jazeera America: Twisting Israel News, Targeting Opinion Makers

JNS.org - Al Jazeera America, the satellite and cable television news network owned and...

Plight of Palestinians in Syria Ignored at First Night of Christian Conference March 11, 2014 3:38 pm

Plight of Palestinians in Syria Ignored at First Night of Christian Conference

Bethlehem - Pity the Palestinians starving to death in the Yarmouk refugee camp in Syria....

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  • Book Reviews Opinion Robert Gates’ Memoir is a Jaw-Dropping Read (REVIEW)

    Robert Gates’ Memoir is a Jaw-Dropping Read (REVIEW)

    Former Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates’s memoir follows the classic form, telling the story of his years at the Pentagon during the Bush and Obama administrations. He focuses on what he did and experienced personally as secretary, neither writing a broad policy treatise nor recounting the entire history of the administrations in which he served. In so doing, Gates provides penetrating insights about the inner workings of US national security decision-making. Had I been George W. Bush, I would [...]

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  • Beliefs and concepts Book Reviews The Media, Israel, and Anti-Semitism (REVIEW)

    The Media, Israel, and Anti-Semitism (REVIEW)

    Pressing Israel: Media Bias Exposed from A-Z by Lee Bender and Jerome Verlin (Pavilion Press, Philadelphia, Pa. 2013) Sophocles said, “What people believe prevails over truth,” Pressing Israel: Media Bias Exposed from A-Z is ideal for the arm chair reader who would like a basic grasp of the terms used in the mainstream media’s presentation of the Arab-Israeli situation as is reported today. This is a book whose time has come. This is a book where the reader gains a [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Blogs William Shatner’s One Man Show Keeps Him in the Limelight (INTERVIEW)

    William Shatner’s One Man Show Keeps Him in the Limelight (INTERVIEW)

    JNS.org – On Thursday, audiences around the country can feel what it is like to be William Shatner, the Jewish actor best known for his portrayal of Captain James T. Kirk on “Star Trek.” Shatner’s one-man show “Shatner’s World”—which was on Broadway and toured Canada, Australia, and the United States—will be presented in nearly 700 movie theaters nationwide for one night only on April 24. Sponsored by Fathom Events and Priceline.com (for whom Shatner has famously served as a pitchman), [...]

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  • Blogs Book Reviews The Origins of Palestinian Refugee Relief Efforts (REVIEW)

    The Origins of Palestinian Refugee Relief Efforts (REVIEW)

    Romirowsky and Joffe’s book Religion, Politics and the Origins of Palestine Refugee Relief is an important volume for those interested in truly understanding the origins of the Palestinian refugee issue. Utilizing a treasure trove of newly released documents, the authors link UNRWA’s (United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine) origins to the Quakers/American Friends Service Committee (AFSC). For those readers who thought they knew most of the Middle East story, Romirowsky and Joffe’s version provides another twist. The authors meticulously [...]

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  • Sports Israeli Soccer Team Faces Prospect of International Ban

    Israeli Soccer Team Faces Prospect of International Ban

    The Israel National soccer team could be facing a World Cup ban, and other soccer sanctions, unless it alleviates travel restrictions and increases field access for Palestinian players and coaches. The head of the Palestinian Football Association is pushing for international soccer’s governing body, the Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA), to issue a ban on Israel competing internationally, claiming Israel’s restrictive travel for Palestinians is equivalent to a form of oppression. “It’s not only the athletes,” Jibril Rajoub explains. [...]

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  • Beliefs and concepts Book Reviews Jewish Author of ‘Eat to Live’ Dishes on Health Care, Nutrition, Disease Prevention

    Jewish Author of ‘Eat to Live’ Dishes on Health Care, Nutrition, Disease Prevention

    JNS.org – While the national debate on “Obamacare” rages on past the recent March 31 sign-up deadline, bestselling Jewish author Dr. Joel Fuhrman says the “current disease care model of what we call ‘health care’ cannot possibly be sustained.” “There is simply not enough money available to support a system in which the lion’s share of expenditures is devoted to acute care, with virtually nothing being spent on preventive medicine, i.e. health care,” Fuhrman says in an interview. “To make [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Jewish Identity ‘Tears of Color’ Art Exhibit Shows Struggles of Israelis With Eating Disorders

    ‘Tears of Color’ Art Exhibit Shows Struggles of Israelis With Eating Disorders

    JNS.org – “This is how I want to be—without fear. Independent. I want to be like a bird. I want to spread my wings.” So reads part of the description beneath one of the 30 paintings on display until the end of May at the ZOA House in Tel Aviv. The collection represents the first-ever art exhibit of its kind: an exhibit created entirely by Israelis in treatment for eating disorders. Dubbed “Tears of Color,” based on one of the [...]

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  • Beliefs and concepts Book Reviews Overprotective or Loving? Daughters Reflect on Jewish Mothers in New Anthology

    Overprotective or Loving? Daughters Reflect on Jewish Mothers in New Anthology

    JNS.org – Rachel Ament noticed that she and her friends often shared humorous anecdotes that were typically variations on a theme: overprotective, worrying Jewish moms who smothered them with love. That included Ament’s own mother. “My mom is probably every Jewish stereotype scrunched into one,” the Washington, DC, resident tells JNS.org. “At the root of all these stereotypical, worrying, overprotective moms, is love.” A social media writer for Capital One, as well as a freelance writer, Ament decided about three years [...]

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