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Commentary

For New York Times, Story of Filipino Workers in Israel Is All About the ‘Occupation’

The New York Times Magazine recently carried a long article about Filipino caregivers in Israel, who, like immigrant domestic workers pretty much everywhere, have challenging...

May 8, 2017 3:36 pm

Is Trump Being Played by the Palestinians?

JNS.org - US President Donald Trump’s optimism about Middle East peace might be justified. Perhaps Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas’ pledge that he will be a “true partner” to Trump in the search for peace is genuine. Or...

How Can Rabbis Defend Linda Sarsour and Rasmea Odeh?

The New York Daily News has an op-ed by rabbis Ellen Lippman and Barat Ellman, in which they fully endorse Linda Sarsour's activities, and defend her from accusations of antisemitism and supporting terror. How they treat and downplay the...

Christian Broadcasting Network Celebrates Israel’s 1967 Victory in New Film

The Christian Broadcasting Network has produced a movie that celebrates Israel’s victory in Jerusalem in 1967. The film, In Our Hands, includes commentary from Michael Oren, the former Israeli Ambassador to the United States and the...

May 7, 2017 7:16 pm

New York Times Erroneously Claims ‘Jewish Time Is Circular’

A New York Times book review begins: When I was a student in yeshiva, I asked...

May 5, 2017 3:04 pm

End the Gorka Calumny

This past week has been both solemn and happy in Israel. Israel mourned and remembered...

May 5, 2017 2:09 pm

Remembering Benny Elon

The Jewish people lost a great patriot, an amazing man and a special soul on...

May 5, 2017 12:53 pm

Can Trump Survive Abbas?

JNS.org - Donald Trump was something of a motivational speaker when he welcomed Mahmoud Abbas, the gerontocrat at...

May 5, 2017 12:27 pm

Independence Day Religious Confusion

Israel’s Independence Day, Yom HaAtzmaut, brings out the best and the worst in us. We...

May 8, 2017 3:36 pm

For New York Times, Story of Filipino Workers in Israel Is All About the ‘Occupation’

The New York Times Magazine recently carried a long article about Filipino caregivers in Israel, who, like immigrant domestic workers pretty much everywhere, have challenging lives. The...

May 8, 2017 11:57 am

Is Trump Being Played by the Palestinians?

JNS.org - US President Donald Trump’s optimism about Middle East peace might be justified. Perhaps Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas’ pledge that he will be a...

May 8, 2017 10:16 am

How Can Rabbis Defend Linda Sarsour and Rasmea Odeh?

The New York Daily News has an op-ed by rabbis Ellen Lippman and Barat Ellman, in which they fully endorse Linda Sarsour's activities, and defend her from accusations...

May 7, 2017 10:22 pm

Christian Broadcasting Network Celebrates Israel’s 1967 Victory in New Film

The Christian Broadcasting Network has produced a movie that celebrates Israel’s victory in Jerusalem in 1967. The film, In Our Hands, includes commentary from Michael Oren,...

May 7, 2017 7:16 pm

New York Times Erroneously Claims ‘Jewish Time Is Circular’

A New York Times book review begins: When I was a student in yeshiva, I asked one of the rabbis why Jews talk so much. We...

May 5, 2017 3:04 pm

End the Gorka Calumny

This past week has been both solemn and happy in Israel. Israel mourned and remembered more than 23,500 of her best men and women who...

May 5, 2017 2:09 pm

Remembering Benny Elon

The Jewish people lost a great patriot, an amazing man and a special soul on Friday with the passing of Rabbi Binyamin (Benny) Elon. Throughout his...

May 5, 2017 12:53 pm

Can Trump Survive Abbas?

JNS.org - Donald Trump was something of a motivational speaker when he welcomed Mahmoud Abbas, the gerontocrat at the helm of the Palestinian Authority (PA) for the last...

May 5, 2017 12:27 pm

Independence Day Religious Confusion

Israel’s Independence Day, Yom HaAtzmaut, brings out the best and the worst in us. We cannot agree on what it means, and we cannot agree...

May 5, 2017 11:50 am

Being a ‘Good Person’ Is Not the Be All and End All

There has always been an inclination among Jews to present contemporary political views as being in line with Judaism and Jewish teachings. Perhaps the most...

May 5, 2017 11:41 am

Mahmoud Abbas Is Personally Responsible for Salaries to Terrorists

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer noted that President Donald Trump brought up the issue of Palestinians paying salaries to terrorists in his meeting this week with...

May 5, 2017 11:33 am

New York Times Overkill Machine Hypes Novel About Jewish-Palestinian Romance

The bias of the New York Times isn’t always clear the first time the newspaper tackles a topic. It’s not always evident the second time....

May 5, 2017 11:26 am

Jews Are Not Inherently Righteous; Only Our Actions Make Us So

No word in the Torah is as central to Judaism as the word kedusha (holiness). But no word in the Jewish tradition is as dangerous as this...

May 5, 2017 11:23 am

The Sad — But True — Facts About Campus Antisemitism

Those of us who care deeply about the safety and well-being of Jewish students on college campuses would like nothing more than for Mitchell Bard...

Features

Banned Islamist Movement Plotted New Attacks on Israelis

The recent arrests of several Islamic Movement members for plotting terror attacks against Israeli soldiers show that the group continues...

Amid Airtight Security, Trump Visit Brings Hope to the Middle East

JNS.org - In Jerusalem on Sunday night, as the city prepared to mark...

Some American Backers of Hebrew University Troubled by ‘Hatikvah’ Cancellation

JNS.org - Some prominent American supporters of Hebrew University of Jerusalem are criticizing the...

World

President Trump Pays Respects to Holocaust Victims, Survivors at IsraelR...

US President Donald Trump commemorated the victims and survivors of the Holocaust on Tuesday during a short visit to Yad...

Israel

Netanyahu Lauds Trump for ‘Reassertion of American Leadership in the ...

After their meeting in Jerusalem on Monday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu thanked US President Donald Trump for his “reassertion...

Middle East

ISIS Test Chemical Weapons on ‘Human Guinea Pigs,’ Secret Docum...

ISIS are conducting chemical weapons experiments on "human guinea pigs" before launching attacks on Western targets, according to secret documents. The...

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