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Abbas Reflects a Much Larger Problem

JNS.org – Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas’ outrageous remarks about Jews may have rocked the world, but they also exposed the international community’s disinterest in...

May 8, 2018 2:12 pm

The Post-Abbas Era

The Fatah movement and the PLO leadership are experiencing a deep internal and external crisis. In retrospect, its leader Mahmoud Abbas has failed to achieve the establishment of a vital and sovereign Palestinian independent state...

Are the Palestinians Headed Toward Political Extinction?

JNS.org - These days, the Palestinian national movement is descending, before our very eyes, into an internecine struggle over the right to represent the Palestinians themselves, a struggle that is bereft of any political meaning in...

Why We Must Restrain Israel’s Supreme Court

Democracy is based on checks and balances between three branches of government: executive, legislative, and judicial. For many years, however, the delicate balance between the legislative and judicial branches of Israel's democracy has been disrupted. Beginning with Chief...

May 8, 2018 8:39 am

Jewish Antisemitism Isn’t Merely Durham’s Problem, but America’s

Imagine you are an Jewish-American parent raising Jewish children in a very pleasant American city....

May 8, 2018 8:22 am

American Shame and the Iran Nuclear Deal

I grew up in 1970s and ‘80s America. It was a time inspired by soaring...

May 8, 2018 7:46 am

Salt Lake Tribune Publishes Antisemitic Op-ed

An op-ed in The Salt Lake Tribune by a Michael S. Robinson crosses the line...

May 8, 2018 7:30 am

Why We Must Give to Those in Need

The late Maurice and Vivienne Wohl were one of the most remarkable couples I ever...

May 8, 2018 6:06 am

The New Israel Fund and Its Grantees Are Harming Israel

Protests along the Gaza-Israel border started in late March and since then scores of Palestinian demonstrators...

May 8, 2018 2:12 pm

Abbas Reflects a Much Larger Problem

JNS.org – Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas’ outrageous remarks about Jews may have rocked the world, but they also exposed the international community’s disinterest in the...

May 8, 2018 9:16 am

The Post-Abbas Era

The Fatah movement and the PLO leadership are experiencing a deep internal and external crisis. In retrospect, its leader Mahmoud Abbas has failed to achieve...

May 8, 2018 9:09 am

Are the Palestinians Headed Toward Political Extinction?

JNS.org - These days, the Palestinian national movement is descending, before our very eyes, into an internecine struggle over the right to represent the Palestinians themselves,...

May 8, 2018 8:54 am

Why We Must Restrain Israel’s Supreme Court

Democracy is based on checks and balances between three branches of government: executive, legislative, and judicial. For many years, however, the delicate balance between the legislative and...

May 8, 2018 8:39 am

Jewish Antisemitism Isn’t Merely Durham’s Problem, but America’s

Imagine you are an Jewish-American parent raising Jewish children in a very pleasant American city. But then an extremist organization begins spreading hatred against Jews,...

May 8, 2018 8:22 am

American Shame and the Iran Nuclear Deal

I grew up in 1970s and ‘80s America. It was a time inspired by soaring declarations of America as a guarantor of liberty and guardian...

May 8, 2018 7:46 am

Salt Lake Tribune Publishes Antisemitic Op-ed

An op-ed in The Salt Lake Tribune by a Michael S. Robinson crosses the line into direct antisemitism: Well folks, we don’t have to worry about...

May 8, 2018 7:30 am

Why We Must Give to Those in Need

The late Maurice and Vivienne Wohl were one of the most remarkable couples I ever met. They were a study in contrasts. Maurice was quiet,...

May 8, 2018 6:06 am

The New Israel Fund and Its Grantees Are Harming Israel

Protests along the Gaza-Israel border started in late March and since then scores of Palestinian demonstrators have been killed by Israeli sniper fire. Hundreds of others have...

May 7, 2018 11:30 am

The Mossad’s Stupendous Achievement in Tehran

JNS.org - What was the real target audience of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s extraordinary presentation last week of the secret Iranian nuclear archive raided by the...

May 7, 2018 11:07 am

Threats to Apostates ‘Most Severe’ in Muslim Countries and Beyond

It was the traditional Milad un Nabi, when Muslims commemorate the birthday of the Prophet Mohammed, and the imam in a small Punjabi village had a...

May 7, 2018 10:43 am

A Counterview on Yeshivas and Jewish Education

The recent legislation passed in Albany regarding yeshiva education has taken the controversy over yeshivas to a new level of intensity. As a result, critics...

May 7, 2018 10:27 am

Unfounded and Unrestrained: Norman Finkelstein at NYU

On Thursday, April 26, the NYU Politics Department hosted an event titled “Norman Finkelstein at NYU on the Urgent Situation in Gaza.” Finkelstein, a man who...

May 7, 2018 10:16 am

Lieberman Offers Strong Words, but Little Action on Palestinian Salaries for Terrorists

JNS.org - One of the pressing legislative issues that the Knesset will address in its summer session is penalizing the Palestinian Authority (PA) for its nefarious practice...

Features

Dairy, First Fruits, and More: Welcoming Shavuot With Customs of the Season

JNS.org - I’ve often heard, and many rabbis lament, that Shavuot is the only...

Tapping Into the Brilliance of Israel and the Zionist Dream

JNS.org - As Israel celebrates its 70th birthday, the global Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement has been propagating the idea of...

Reminiscing: Israel at 70

I celebrated my 12th birthday one week before the birth of the State of Israel. I was about to begin lessons...

World

Victorious Iraqi Cleric Seeks to Maneuver Iranian Influence

Iraqi cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, whose political bloc was declared the winner of Iraq's parliamentary election, met Hadi al-Amiri, leader of a pro-Iran bloc, on Sunday in what Sadr portrayed as...

Israel

Israeli Minister Invites Arab States to Next Year’s Eurovision Contest in...

Israel’s Communications Minister has invited several Arab states to take part in next year’s Eurovision song contest in Jerusalem. Israeli singer...

Middle East

Egypt’s Sisi Orders Gaza Border Opened for Ramadan

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi ordered on Thursday that the Rafah border crossing with the Gaza Strip be opened for the whole of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, he...

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