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‘Becoming Israeli’ Illustrates Paradoxes, Challenges of the Jewish People Coming Home

JNS.org – “Becoming Israeli,” an anthology edited by Akiva Gersh, narrates the hysterical, inspiring and challenging sides of immigrating to Israel. The book unites the writing of 40...

July 28, 2017 3:07 pm

Sarah Halimi, Sisyphus and the Denial of Antisemitic Violence

JNS.org -- It took too long for the French people to recognize the Jewish victim of a brutal April 4 murder by name. After weeks of indifference by media outlets and politicians, French President Emmanuel...

Fasting on the Ninth of Av

The fast of the Ninth of Av falls this coming Monday and Tuesday. All other so-called “minor fasts” in Judaism run from dawn to dusk -- like Ramadan, which lasts for a month. But we also have two fasts...

A Tale of Two Israeli Heroes

Last Friday night, an Israeli soldier on leave for the weekend acted coolly and courageously, ‎rushing to the rescue of neighbors he heard screaming. "Sgt. O.," whose full name cannot be ‎disclosed due to the...

July 28, 2017 11:15 am

Repeating Patterns: The Temple Mount Riots

Despite the removal of metal detectors at the Temple Mount, Palestinian riots in Jerusalem continue. Perhaps the...

July 28, 2017 11:10 am

What Do Stories About Trump Say About the Media?

“The Inadvisable President." “5 Signs That Trump Knows He’s a Terrible President." “Donald Trump, Humiliator-in-Chief.” Headlines...

July 28, 2017 11:04 am

The Ninth of Av: A Guide for the Perplexed, 2017

Here are nine thoughts on the Ninth of Av: 1. Forgetfulness feeds oblivion; remembrance breeds deliverance. According to...

July 28, 2017 10:36 am

The Rampant Muslim Hypocrisy on the Al-Aqsa Mosque

Muslims are now insisting that they cannot visit the Al-Aqsa Mosque if Israel exercises any...

July 28, 2017 10:30 am

The Temple Mount: No Longer in Our Hands?

"It is extremely important that a solution to the current crisis be found by Friday...

July 28, 2017 3:07 pm

‘Becoming Israeli’ Illustrates Paradoxes, Challenges of the Jewish People Coming Home

JNS.org – “Becoming Israeli,” an anthology edited by Akiva Gersh, narrates the hysterical, inspiring and challenging sides of immigrating to Israel. The book unites the writing of 40 bloggers...

July 28, 2017 2:24 pm

Sarah Halimi, Sisyphus and the Denial of Antisemitic Violence

JNS.org -- It took too long for the French people to recognize the Jewish victim of a brutal April 4 murder by name. After weeks...

July 28, 2017 1:17 pm

Fasting on the Ninth of Av

The fast of the Ninth of Av falls this coming Monday and Tuesday. All other so-called “minor fasts” in Judaism run from dawn to dusk -- like Ramadan, which...

July 28, 2017 11:43 am

A Tale of Two Israeli Heroes

Last Friday night, an Israeli soldier on leave for the weekend acted coolly and courageously, ‎rushing to the rescue of neighbors he heard screaming. "Sgt....

July 28, 2017 11:15 am

Repeating Patterns: The Temple Mount Riots

Despite the removal of metal detectors at the Temple Mount, Palestinian riots in Jerusalem continue. Perhaps the situation will gradually calm down. More important, however, is evaluating the reactions...

July 28, 2017 11:10 am

What Do Stories About Trump Say About the Media?

“The Inadvisable President." “5 Signs That Trump Knows He’s a Terrible President." “Donald Trump, Humiliator-in-Chief.” Headlines and articles communicating just how terrible the Trump presidency has...

July 28, 2017 11:04 am

The Ninth of Av: A Guide for the Perplexed, 2017

Here are nine thoughts on the Ninth of Av: 1. Forgetfulness feeds oblivion; remembrance breeds deliverance. According to a legend,Napoleon was walking one night in the streets of Paris,...

July 28, 2017 10:36 am

The Rampant Muslim Hypocrisy on the Al-Aqsa Mosque

Muslims are now insisting that they cannot visit the Al-Aqsa Mosque if Israel exercises any signs of sovereignty over the Temple Mount. Yet Israel has had sovereignty over...

July 28, 2017 10:30 am

The Temple Mount: No Longer in Our Hands?

"It is extremely important that a solution to the current crisis be found by Friday this week…The dangers on the ground will escalate if we...

July 27, 2017 12:52 pm

Now Is the Time to Pass the Taylor Force Act

The Taylor Force Act stipulates that American aid to the Palestinian Authority (PA) be conditioned on the discontinuation of their longstanding sponsorship of terrorism through...

July 27, 2017 12:42 pm

Stop Infantilizing the Palestinians

It’s high time for the international community to wake up to certain Palestinian realities that many would rather avoid. Recent events in the region -- including the brutal...

July 27, 2017 12:08 pm

Reflecting on Two Years of Leading the Anti-Defamation League

Two years ago -- full of optimism and energy as I joined ADL as its new CEO -- I asked the question: "Can a 100-Year-Old Change the Future?" But it...

July 27, 2017 12:01 pm

How I Spent My Summer Vacation: Encountering Vile Antisemitism at NY’s Whitney Museum

It has become part of my family's post-aliyah ritual: the annual trip back to the Old Country, to visit the family and friends that we left behind. Landing...

July 27, 2017 10:40 am

Two Years Later, Iran’s Nuclear Deal Has Not Worked

Two years after the US-led group of six world powers reached a nuclear agreement with Iran, President Trump confirmed that Iran has met the conditions for recertification. Mr....

Features

Future Soldiers Leave ‘Comfort’ of North America to Defend Israel

JNS.org - Dozens of future IDF soldiers from North America immigrated to Israel this...

CAMERA Conference Helps Students Combat BDS at Home and Abroad

JNS.org - Some 80 students from 13 different countries participated in a recent high-level training conference to prepare them to respond to...

Top Israeli, American Experts Concerned About North Korean Nuclear Precedent for Iran

JNS.org – Several top Israeli and American experts on nuclear proliferation and Iran say...

World

Barcelona Synagogue, Jewish Institutions Protectively Shuttered Following T...

Barcelona's main synagogue will be closed for a minimum of 24 hours following Thursday's deadly terrorist attack in the city, in which at...

Israel

Israel’s Government Press Office to Revoke Press Card of Al Jazeera Repor...

JNS.org – Israel’s Government Press Office (GPO) is set to rescind the press credentials of Al Jazeera reporter Elias Karram, an...

Middle East

Iran Reportedly Building Long-Range Missile Facility in Syria

JNS.org – Iran is reportedly building a facility in northwestern Syria to manufacture long-range Scud missiles, Israel’s Channel 2 reported on Tuesday. According to the report, security experts who analyzed photos of...

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