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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...

January 11, 2017 11:34 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 to decline the honor, charging that it will give legitimacy...

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 gris,” a “pragmatic and skilled behind-the-scenes operator” and a “moderate"? a)...

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 Palestinian dispute. This idea has been promoted, pushed and practiced by...

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 --...

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...

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...

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...

January 10, 2017 8:22 am

The Blame-Game Blitz After the Truck-Ramming Attack in Jerusalem

On Sunday evening, when the details of the allegedly Islamic State-inspired truck-‎ramming attack in Jerusalem...

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...

January 10, 2017 8:22 am

The Blame-Game Blitz After the Truck-Ramming Attack in Jerusalem

On Sunday evening, when the details of the allegedly Islamic State-inspired truck-‎ramming attack in Jerusalem that afternoon were beginning to take shape, I received a...

January 10, 2017 7:24 am

Obama’s Unsmooth Transition

America's presidential transitions are critical to smoothly transferring power, but are simultaneously fraught with danger. Decisions by the departing president almost invariably affect the new...

January 10, 2017 7:22 am

Jerusalem Truck-Ramming Attack Draws Comparisons to Nice, Berlin and 9/11

JNS.org - A Palestinian driver rammed a truck into a crowd of Israeli soldiers on Sunday at the scenic Haas Promenade, overlooking Jerusalem’s Old City. The...

January 10, 2017 7:18 am

An Appeal to French Foreign Minister Ayrault to Cancel the Paris ‘Peace’ Conference

Dear Minister Ayrault, I take the liberty of writing this open letter in the wake of the latest Palestinian terror attack, which killed four young Israelis...

January 10, 2017 7:09 am

Ten Failed State Department Plans for Mideast Peace

JNS.org - Writing on the op-ed page of the New York Times on January 5, former Assistant Secretary of State Martin Indyk argued that dividing control...

January 10, 2017 7:00 am

Snapshots of the Kraków We Lost

It has been said that the Shtetl was created twice. Once hundreds of years ago as a place for Jews to live -- usually at the...

Culture

Children’s Cultural Identities

We all know about how much damage parents can do to children. But sometimes society, even when it means well,...

Israel’s President Honors Philanthropist for Supporting American-Israeli STEM Research

JNS.org -- Israeli President Reuven Rivlin honored a media mogul and philanthropist this week...

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...

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

Iranian Atomic Energy Chief: If Trump Rips Up Nuclear Deal, We Will ‘Snap...

If newly inaugurated US President Donald Trump nixes the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), Iran’s nuclear program will “snap...

Israel

Netanyahu to Hold First Conversation With President Trump on Sunday Evening

sraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday he would later in the day hold his first conversation with Donald Trump since his inauguration as U.S. president.

Middle East

As US Inaugurates New President, Palestinians Protest, Burn Posters of R...

During Friday’s inauguration of Donald Trump as president of the United States, West Bank Arabs burned images of the new world...

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