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Commentary

Why the Journey of Life Never Ends

Right at the end of the book of Shemot, there is a textual difficulty so slight that it is easy to miss. But --...

March 21, 2017 6:40 am

Is Jordanian-Israeli Peace in Danger?

JNS.org - On the surface, Israel and Jordan appear to have peaceful, productive and sometimes even friendly relations. Their 1994 peace treaty and deepening economic ties -- including a 15-year, $10 billion natural gas deal inked in 2016 -- seem...

Trump Must Take on the United Nations

For all the talk on the political scene about draining the swamp, there is one entity -- conveniently located on the East River of New York City -- which deserves to be cast adrift if not altogether drowned (certainly more...

Experts Say Lieberman’s Population Swaps Could Harm Israel

JNS.org - After Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman recently reiterated his plan for population swaps in any future peace deal with the Palestinians, some Mideast experts and Israeli politicians are noting that the concept is unrealistic, and could undermine Israel’s...

March 20, 2017 6:43 am

Despite Setbacks for ISIS, Egypt’s Coptic Christians Remain at Risk

JNS.org - Even as the Islamic State faces setbacks in Syria and Iraq, its affiliate in...

March 20, 2017 6:28 am

In-House Hezbollah Missile Factories Could Add to Massive Arms Buildup

If accurate, a recent report stating that Iran had constructed underground missile factories for Hezbollah in Lebanon...

March 19, 2017 6:22 am

Mazal: Hope or Superstition

We have just celebrated Purim, a festival named after the lottery, the pur, that nearly decided...

March 17, 2017 8:20 am

Falk Should Have Been Discredited Decades Ago

The outrageous report released this week by the UN Economic and Social Commission for Western...

March 17, 2017 6:59 am

The Lie of ‘Israeli Apartheid’

Why do Israel-haters stop at "apartheid"? If apartheid is racial or ethnic segregation, then Nazi...

March 21, 2017 6:40 am

Why the Journey of Life Never Ends

Right at the end of the book of Shemot, there is a textual difficulty so slight that it is easy to miss. But -- as...

March 21, 2017 6:38 am

Is Jordanian-Israeli Peace in Danger?

JNS.org - On the surface, Israel and Jordan appear to have peaceful, productive and sometimes even friendly relations. Their 1994 peace treaty and deepening economic ties -- including...

March 21, 2017 6:31 am

Trump Must Take on the United Nations

For all the talk on the political scene about draining the swamp, there is one entity -- conveniently located on the East River of New York City -- which deserves...

March 20, 2017 6:45 am

Experts Say Lieberman’s Population Swaps Could Harm Israel

JNS.org - After Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman recently reiterated his plan for population swaps in any future peace deal with the Palestinians, some Mideast experts and...

March 20, 2017 6:43 am

Despite Setbacks for ISIS, Egypt’s Coptic Christians Remain at Risk

JNS.org - Even as the Islamic State faces setbacks in Syria and Iraq, its affiliate in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula has turned its sights on the region’s...

March 20, 2017 6:28 am

In-House Hezbollah Missile Factories Could Add to Massive Arms Buildup

If accurate, a recent report stating that Iran had constructed underground missile factories for Hezbollah in Lebanon would indicate a disturbing boost in the Shiite terror organization's...

March 19, 2017 6:22 am

Mazal: Hope or Superstition

We have just celebrated Purim, a festival named after the lottery, the pur, that nearly decided the fate of the Jewish people. But the randomness of...

March 17, 2017 8:20 am

Falk Should Have Been Discredited Decades Ago

The outrageous report released this week by the UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia -- which concludes “beyond a reasonable doubt that Israel...

March 17, 2017 6:59 am

The Lie of ‘Israeli Apartheid’

Why do Israel-haters stop at "apartheid"? If apartheid is racial or ethnic segregation, then Nazi Germany also had such a regime. The simple answer: They...

March 17, 2017 6:37 am

Oman: The Middle East’s Most Surprising Country

Oman, where I just spent the past week, is an Arab country unlike any other. Let me count the ways. Islam has three main branches: Sunni (about 90...

March 17, 2017 6:34 am

Why Now Is the Time for Israeli-Palestinian Peace

In recent weeks, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been warning about the threat that Iran poses, now that Bashar al-Assad has won the war in...

March 17, 2017 6:27 am

Explaining God’s Absence — and How to Find Him

Earlier this week, an official in France’s far-right National Front party was suspended after footage emerged of him denying the magnitude of the Holocaust. In the...

March 16, 2017 2:40 pm

The New York Times Moves to Hide Its Corrections From Readers

The New York Times has yet another correction today — the latest in a string of such published acknowledgments of errors — concerning a basic...

March 16, 2017 10:06 am

American Liberal Jewish Leaders Fuel Antisemitism

We try to rationalize that the anti-Zionist behavior of individual Jews does not justify antisemitic bigotry. However, the crass political exploitation of their Jewish identity by...

Features

AIPAC Policy Conference Adapts to the World of Trump

JNS.org - In recent years, AIPAC’s policy conferences have centered on hot-button issues such as the Iran nuclear deal, tension between the...

Israeli Knesset Enters Recess Amid Questions on Government’s Stability

JNS.org - During the past two weeks, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has reportedly...

Amid Political Turmoil at Home, Netanyahu Forges Ahead on Asia Pivot

JNS.org - As Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faced ongoing turmoil within his governing coalition...

Israel

Israel Defense Exports Reach $2.6 Billion, New Data Reveals

Israel’s military exports increased last year by 14%, according to data released Wednesday by the head of the relevant Defense Ministry’s division, the Hebrew news site Walla reported. According to the...

Middle East

Jordan’s King Abdullah: Mideast Peace Not Possible Without Establishm...

Jordan's King Abdullah said peace would not be attained in the Middle East without the creation of a Palestinian state...

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