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A Predictable BDS Win at Tufts

News that Tufts University was the latest to join an ignominious list of schools at which student governments have voted to boycott, divest from...

April 19, 2017 12:34 pm

Alan Dershowitz: What North Korea Should Teach Us About Iran

  We failed to prevent North Korea from developing nuclear weapons. As a result, our options to stop them from developing a delivery system capable of reaching our shores are severely limited. The hard lesson from our...

Sean Spicer and the Hitler Rule

JNS.org - The biggest Jewish news story during Passover this year proved a rule of political argument: whoever mentions Hitler first always loses. I'm referring, of course, to Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary. Spicer hit a new low...

Will the World Come Around to Israeli Public Opinion on Palestinian Statehood?

JNS.org - While the international community clings to visions of a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Israeli public opinion is unified in asserting that the establishment of a Palestinian state is unrealistic and undesirable. Only 12 percent...

April 16, 2017 11:43 am

FBI Sting Nets Two Chicago-Area ISIS Supporters

Two men from the Chicago area face up to 20 years in prison if convicted of...

April 14, 2017 3:06 pm

There Must Be Limits to American Jewish Community’s ‘Big Tent’

JNS.org - What is the one value that the Jewish community should care most about? To listen to...

April 14, 2017 3:02 pm

WhatsApp Message Links German Bus Bombing to ISIS

A note left at the scene of the recent bombing of a bus carrying the German Borussa Dortmund soccer...

April 14, 2017 2:54 pm

Trump’s Syria Policy: Strikes Are a Good Start

US President Donald Trump’s unexpected attack on Syria’s Shayrat airbase -- in response to President...

April 14, 2017 1:49 pm

Israel’s Female Soldiers: A Difficult Balance of Equality and Military Reality

JNS.org -Israel’s female soldiers seem to break barriers on a consistent basis. In January, new figures revealed...

April 19, 2017 12:34 pm

A Predictable BDS Win at Tufts

News that Tufts University was the latest to join an ignominious list of schools at which student governments have voted to boycott, divest from and...

April 19, 2017 10:19 am

Alan Dershowitz: What North Korea Should Teach Us About Iran

  We failed to prevent North Korea from developing nuclear weapons. As a result, our options to stop them from developing a delivery system capable of...

April 16, 2017 1:03 pm

Sean Spicer and the Hitler Rule

JNS.org - The biggest Jewish news story during Passover this year proved a rule of political argument: whoever mentions Hitler first always loses. I'm referring, of course, to Sean...

April 16, 2017 1:00 pm

Will the World Come Around to Israeli Public Opinion on Palestinian Statehood?

JNS.org - While the international community clings to visions of a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Israeli public opinion is unified in asserting that the establishment...

April 16, 2017 11:43 am

FBI Sting Nets Two Chicago-Area ISIS Supporters

Two men from the Chicago area face up to 20 years in prison if convicted of providing material support to ISIS. Joseph D. Jones and Edward Schimenti,...

April 14, 2017 3:06 pm

There Must Be Limits to American Jewish Community’s ‘Big Tent’

JNS.org - What is the one value that the Jewish community should care most about? To listen to many who run Jewish organizations and communal philanthropies, the answer...

April 14, 2017 3:02 pm

WhatsApp Message Links German Bus Bombing to ISIS

A note left at the scene of the recent bombing of a bus carrying the German Borussa Dortmund soccer team -- which was circulated among ISIS supporters via WhatsApp --...

April 14, 2017 2:54 pm

Trump’s Syria Policy: Strikes Are a Good Start

US President Donald Trump’s unexpected attack on Syria’s Shayrat airbase -- in response to President Bashar Assad’s sarin gas attack on his own citizens --...

April 14, 2017 1:49 pm

Israel’s Female Soldiers: A Difficult Balance of Equality and Military Reality

JNS.org -Israel’s female soldiers seem to break barriers on a consistent basis. In January, new figures revealed that the number of women serving in combat roles in...

April 14, 2017 12:37 pm

From the Passover Seder to the Real World

JNS.org - At my family’s Passover seder this year, we read -- as we always do -- from the traditional Sephardic haggadah, in keeping with the customs of the Jewish...

April 14, 2017 12:20 pm

Radical Iran-led Axis Finally Meets US Resistance

The conflict in Syria has long ceased being a civil war; rather, it has become a clash between coalitions and opposing blocs battling for control of the...

April 13, 2017 5:26 pm

Remembering Zvi Weinstock, an Anonymous Soldier Full of Promise

Today, April 13th, marks the 69th anniversary of the infamous Hadassah convoy massacre. The incident, among the most tragic of Israel's War of Independence era, was...

April 13, 2017 5:08 pm

Amid Regional Meltdown, Israel Must Avoid Concessions

"Worst Chemical Attack in Years; US blames Assad" -- New York  Times, April 4, 2017. "Death toll climbs in clashes at Palestinian camp in Lebanon" -- Reuters, April 9, 2017. "Deadly...

April 13, 2017 4:47 pm

Palm Sunday Bombings Underscore Depth of Egypt’s Anti-Christian Bigotry

The suicide bombings of two Coptic churches in Egypt on Sunday that were carried out by ISIS terrorists should not be viewed in isolation. These bombings, which killed 44...

Features

Israeli-German Spat Highlights Europe’s Funding of BDS and Terror

JNS.org - A diplomatic spat between Israel and Germany has provided a prominent platform...

After 130 Years, Poughkeepsie’s Jews Get an Eruv

JNS.org - In the rich, nearly 130-year history of the organized Jewish community in Poughkeepsie, NY, pushing a stroller or...

World

Dozens of Pro-Israel Groups Call on Tufts President to Take Action After BD...

Forty-five pro-Israel organizations signed a letter that was sent on Thursday to the president of Tufts University demanding that action...

Israel

At 69, Israel’s Population Stands at 8.68 Million

JNS.org - Israel has approximately 8.68 million residents, the Israeli Central Bureau of Statistics reported on Thursday, ahead of the country’s 69th Independence Day next week. The number includes 6.48 million Jewish residents, accounting for 74.7 percent...

Middle East

Islamic Cleric Favored by PA President Abbas: Israel Waging War on Muslims ...

Israel is waging war on Muslims with drugs and "sex mania," a leading Islamic cleric in the Palestinian Authority alleged during...

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