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The Perils of ‘Palestine’ in Pictures

"If a Palestinian state is established, it will be armed to the teeth. Within it there will be bases of the most extreme terrorist...

January 13, 2017 3:32 am

Fatah and Hamas Finally Agree on Something

JNS.org - Fatah and Hamas don’t always get along. Fatah, the largest faction of the Palestine Liberation Organization, is chaired by Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas. Hamas is the Islamic fundamentalist Palestinian group that rules Gaza. Fatah...

Hamas and ISIS Affiliates See Opportunity in Terror Truck Attack

Hamas has launched a public relations campaign in recent days, aimed at capitalizing on a deadly truck attack in Jerusalem on Sunday that killed four Israeli soldiers. Hamas' media campaign sheds light not only on its plans to encourage and launch...

Calling for Religious Unity Only Leads to Division

In our day, the word “tolerance” has become very popular, as have words such as “pluralism,” “democracy” and “unity.” These terms are used so often that one would hope most people have a proper understanding...

January 12, 2017 8:05 am

Trump Thinks He’s Helping Israel, But He’s Actually Hurting It

President-elect Trump’s appointment of David Friedman (known for his support of settlements) to be the...

January 12, 2017 8:00 am

The 10th of Tevet Strikes Again

This year, we added one more tragic event to the 10th of Tevet: a horrific...

January 11, 2017 11:34 am

Alan Dershowitz: Does the Anti-Nepotism Statute Preclude Trump From Appointing Kushner?

The controversy over President-elect Donald Trump’s expected appointment of his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, as a...

January 11, 2017 11:25 am

Liberal Jews Treat Rabbi Hier’s Trump Inauguration Blessing as a Curse

JNS.org -- Rabbi Marvin Hier of the Simon Wiesenthal Center will be giving a benediction at Donald Trump’s...

January 11, 2017 6:07 am

New York Times Mourns ‘Untimely’ Death of Iranian Terrorist Kingpin

Here is a quiz: Which foreign leader did the New York Times mourn the “untimely...

January 13, 2017 3:32 am

The Perils of ‘Palestine’ in Pictures

"If a Palestinian state is established, it will be armed to the teeth. Within it there will be bases of the most extreme terrorist forces,...

January 12, 2017 8:24 am

Fatah and Hamas Finally Agree on Something

JNS.org - Fatah and Hamas don’t always get along. Fatah, the largest faction of the Palestine Liberation Organization, is chaired by Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas....

January 12, 2017 8:20 am

Hamas and ISIS Affiliates See Opportunity in Terror Truck Attack

Hamas has launched a public relations campaign in recent days, aimed at capitalizing on a deadly truck attack in Jerusalem on Sunday that killed four Israeli soldiers. Hamas' media campaign...

January 12, 2017 8:09 am

Calling for Religious Unity Only Leads to Division

In our day, the word “tolerance” has become very popular, as have words such as “pluralism,” “democracy” and “unity.” These terms are used so often...

January 12, 2017 8:05 am

Trump Thinks He’s Helping Israel, But He’s Actually Hurting It

President-elect Trump’s appointment of David Friedman (known for his support of settlements) to be the US ambassador to Israel; his appointment of Walid Phares (a...

January 12, 2017 8:00 am

The 10th of Tevet Strikes Again

This year, we added one more tragic event to the 10th of Tevet: a horrific terrorist attack, committed at the pastoral Haas Promenade, overlooking the...

January 11, 2017 11:34 am

Alan Dershowitz: Does the Anti-Nepotism Statute Preclude Trump From Appointing Kushner?

The controversy over President-elect Donald Trump’s expected appointment of his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, as a senior adviser raises serious constitutional issues regarding the separation of...

January 11, 2017 11:25 am

Liberal Jews Treat Rabbi Hier’s Trump Inauguration Blessing as a Curse

JNS.org -- Rabbi Marvin Hier of the Simon Wiesenthal Center will be giving a benediction at Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration ceremony Jan. 20. Liberal Jews are petitioning Hier...

January 11, 2017 6:07 am

New York Times Mourns ‘Untimely’ Death of Iranian Terrorist Kingpin

Here is a quiz: Which foreign leader did the New York Times mourn the “untimely death” of, with a staff editorial praising him as “eminence...

January 11, 2017 5:59 am

Monty Python’s Take on the Two-State Solution

It is depressing to hear supposedly informed and influential global figures continue to tout a failed two-state "solution" as the only way to resolve the...

January 11, 2017 5:52 am

Treating Terror Victims, Uniting Israel

As a society, we in Israel have suffered from far too many terror attacks -- and one might think that we would become desensitized to...

January 11, 2017 5:41 am

What America Can Learn From Israel About Confronting Racism

The gruesome Facebook video of an 18-year-old, mentally disabled white male being savagely beaten by four African Americans has thrust the issue of race right...

January 11, 2017 5:09 am

Birthright Fostered My Optimism Following Harrowing UN Security Council Vote

JNS.org -- Two days into my first Taglit-Birthright Israel trip, during which I led a group of 40 Americans around Israel, I heard the news of...

January 10, 2017 2:40 pm

How to Prevent Israel From Being Fed to the Wolves at the Upcoming Paris Conference, Just Before Trump Takes Office

On January 15, with only five days left after 2,917 days in office, President Barack Obama is planning once again to feed Israel to the international...

Culture

Israel to Host International Cybertech Conference for 4th Time

JNS.org -- Israel will host the world's most significant cyber technology summit, outside the US, later this month. Dozens of prominent...

Ivanka Trump Shares Snapshot of Kosher Inauguration Cake Featuring Mini Donald

President-elect Donald Trump's Jewish daughter, Ivanka, posted a picture on Instagram of a...

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...

IDF Welcomes Soldier With Cerebral Palsy

JNS.org -- The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) has welcomed its newest member, a soldier with cerebral palsy, as part of the military’s...

World

Iran Threatens Trump Ahead of Inauguration: If He Nixes Nuclear Deal, We’...

Iran will retaliate if newly inaugurated US President Donald Trump nixes the July 2015 nuclear agreement, the Islamic Republic’s top...

Israel

Netanyahu Congratulates President Trump on Inauguration; Says He Looks Forw...

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued a congratulatory message to new US President Donald Trump as he took office on...

Middle East

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Reaping Economic Rewards in Syria

Iran's government and entities close to the elite Revolutionary Guards have signed major economic contracts with Syria, reaping what appear to be lucrative rewards for helping President Bashar al-Assad regain...

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