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Holocaust Survivor Foxman: Iranian Foreign Minister’s Invoking of ‘Never Again’ to Justify Weapons Build-Up ‘Offensive, Obnoxious, Insulting’ April 21, 2016 2:37 pm

Holocaust Survivor Foxman: Iranian Foreign Minister’s Invoking of ‘Never Again’ to Justify Weapons Build-Up ‘Offensive, Obnoxious, Insulting’

A Holocaust survivor and renowned lifelong warrior against antisemitism decried the use of...

‘Jew Issue Merely Icing on Very Crappy Cake,’ Says Swedish Activist in Wake of Minister’s Resignation Over Antisemitic Remarks (INTERVIEW) April 21, 2016 1:59 pm

‘Jew Issue Merely Icing on Very Crappy Cake,’ Says Swedish Activist in Wake of Minister’s Resignation Over Antisemitic Remarks (INTERVIEW)

Amid recent scandals involving the public expression of antisemitic and anti-Israel views...

In Contrasting Passover Messages, Britain’s Prime Minister Decries Antisemitism, Labour Leader Stresses ‘Universal Struggle for Liberation’ April 21, 2016 12:52 pm

In Contrasting Passover Messages, Britain’s Prime Minister Decries Antisemitism, Labour Leader Stresses ‘Universal Struggle for Liberation’

In his annual Passover message, published in Jewish News, Britain’s prime minister said...

Israel Hopeful US Won’t Sell Advanced Fighter Jets to Gulf, Compromise IDF Edge April 21, 2016 12:00 pm

Israel Hopeful US Won’t Sell Advanced Fighter Jets to Gulf, Compromise IDF Edge

Jerusalem is optimistic the Obama administration will not compromise Israel’s qualitative...

Hamas Branch in West Bank Claims Responsibility for Jerusalem Bus Bombing April 21, 2016 10:05 am

Hamas Branch in West Bank Claims Responsibility for Jerusalem Bus Bombing

The West Bank branch of Hamas claimed responsibility on 20 April for a suicide attack on a...

Arab Knesset Member Compares Israel to Nazis April 21, 2016 10:04 am

Arab Knesset Member Compares Israel to Nazis

JNS.org – Member of Knesset Haneen Zoabi (Joint Arab List), a frequent harsh critic...

Netanyahu Arrives in Moscow for Meeting With Putin About Syria, Israeli-Palestinian Conflict April 21, 2016 10:02 am

Netanyahu Arrives in Moscow for Meeting With Putin About Syria, Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrived in Moscow on Thursday for a meeting with...

Britain’s National Student Union Elects ‘Open Racist’ as President; Jewish Groups in Uproar Over Antisemitic Past (VIDEO) April 20, 2016 9:27 pm

Britain’s National Student Union Elects ‘Open Racist’ as President; Jewish Groups in Uproar Over Antisemitic Past (VIDEO)

British Jewish student organizations are in an uproar following a decision on Wednesday by...

‘Netanyahu Left With No Choice But to Fly Back and Forth to Moscow,’ Russian Political Activist Says April 20, 2016 4:00 pm

‘Netanyahu Left With No Choice But to Fly Back and Forth to Moscow,’ Russian Political Activist Says

Berating the West in general and the United States in particular for leaving a “vacuum”...

Dean of Harvard Law School Denounces ‘Smelly Tzipi Livni’ Comment as ‘Embarrassment to This Institution’ April 20, 2016 4:00 pm

Dean of Harvard Law School Denounces ‘Smelly Tzipi Livni’ Comment as ‘Embarrassment to This Institution’

The dean of Harvard Law School (HLS) issued a strong condemnation of a recent incident in...

Israel Providing Intelligence to Jordan, Egypt in Fight Against ISIS April 20, 2016 3:39 pm

Israel Providing Intelligence to Jordan, Egypt in Fight Against ISIS

JNS.org – Israel is providing intelligence assistance to Jordan and Egypt in the fight...

Palestinian Fatah Video Glorifies ‘Martyrdom,’ Jerusalem Bus Bombing (VIDEO) April 20, 2016 12:53 pm

Palestinian Fatah Video Glorifies ‘Martyrdom,’ Jerusalem Bus Bombing (VIDEO)

JNS.org – Two days after a bus bombing attack in Jerusalem in which 21 people were...

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  • Features Unpacking the Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict and Its Ripple Effect on Israel’s Region

    Unpacking the Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict and Its Ripple Effect on Israel’s Region

    JNS.org – Aside from Israel itself, those with a vested interest in the Jewish state are accustomed to tracking developments related to Middle East players such as Iran, Syria, Jordan and Egypt. But much global attention has recently focused on the Caucasus region at the Europe-Asia border, specifically on the suddenly intensified violence between Azerbaijan and Armenia in the mountainous Nagorno-Karabakh area of western Azerbaijan. The Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, while not taking place in Israel’s immediate neighborhood, does have what one scholar called […]

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  • Blogs Features Earth Day 2016: Israel Shines in Water Technology, Recycling, Renewable Energy

    Earth Day 2016: Israel Shines in Water Technology, Recycling, Renewable Energy

    JNS.org – On Friday, April 22, 196 nations across the world mark Earth Day, the annual day dedicated to environmental protection that was enacted in 1970. Not to be forgotten on this day is Israel, which is known as the “start-up nation” for its disproportionate amount of technological innovation, including in the area of protecting the environment. For Earth Day 2016, JNS.org presents a sampling of the Jewish state’s internal achievements and global contributions in the environmental realm. Water conservation Israeli […]

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  • Arts and Culture World New Documentary Explores Holocaust Humor, Role That Laughter Played in Death Camps

    New Documentary Explores Holocaust Humor, Role That Laughter Played in Death Camps

    Holocaust humor and the role that laughter played in the lives of Jews during World War II are the focus of a documentary that made its world premiere on Monday at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City. In The Last Laugh, first- and second-generation survivors, as well as famous Jewish and non-Jewish comedians, discuss their thoughts on when joking about the death camps is appropriate or taboo. “Nazi humor, that’s OK. Holocaust humor, no,” Jewish comedic giant, actor and filmmaker Mel Brooks says in the film. “Anything I […]

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  • Arts and Culture Blogs Tragedy Culminates in ‘Celebration,’ Says Israeli Author Who Lost Son to Terror

    Tragedy Culminates in ‘Celebration,’ Says Israeli Author Who Lost Son to Terror

    JNS.org – Sherri Mandell’s life was devastated on May 8, 2001, when her 13-year-old son Koby was murdered by terrorists on the outskirts of the Israeli Jewish community of Tekoa. Yet Mandell not only shares the story of her loss, but also celebrates the lessons she has learned from tragedy. Indeed, “celebrate” is this Israeli-American author’s word choice. Her second book, The Road to Resilience: From Chaos to Celebration (Toby Press), came out earlier this year. The lesson: in every celebration, there is […]

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  • Features Opinion For Alan Gross, Cuban Prison Didn’t Harden His Heart or Weaken His Ambition

    For Alan Gross, Cuban Prison Didn’t Harden His Heart or Weaken His Ambition

    JNS.org – Alan Gross used to be nothing more to me than a tragic headline. When I started my position at this news service in July 2011, Gross had been imprisoned in Cuba since December 2009 for what that country called “crimes against the state.” Gross, a subcontractor for the United States Agency for International Development, went to Cuba to help the Jewish community there access the Internet. After his arrest, he received a trial he describes as a “B movie,” […]

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  • Arts and Culture Features New Movie Shows How Global Economic Instability Grew From Very Local Greed

    New Movie Shows How Global Economic Instability Grew From Very Local Greed

    JNS.org – When I saw the recent Academy Award-winning film “The Big Short,” I was struck by the sheer genius of the financiers who devised the schemes and packaged the loans for resale, but it left me with unanswered questions about how the properties these loans represented were moved. “The Big Short” was largely about paper transactions, big money, and wealthy investors, and it mildly touched on the way the actual end-users — the home buyers and brokers — played into this […]

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  • Blogs Book Reviews Psychiatry and the Spirit

    Psychiatry and the Spirit

    Why do we think so negatively about psychiatrists that we still insult them by calling them shrinks? Some medics might be quacks, but we don’t generally refer to them as witches! Shrinks; The Untold Story of Psychiatry, by Dr. Jeffrey Lieberman, is a sobering account of how psychiatry has swung from a marginal, unscientific mixture of weird theories into one of the most common and pervasive forms of treatment of what are commonly called “disorders of the mind.” Is it […]

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  • Features Opinion At Forbes Summit in Israel, Entrepreneurship Is a ‘Common Language’

    At Forbes Summit in Israel, Entrepreneurship Is a ‘Common Language’

    JNS.org – Nine months ago, Seth Cohen, director of network initiatives for the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation, and Randall Lane, editor of Forbes Magazine, were schmoozing about the “vibrancy of Tel Aviv and soul of Jerusalem,” as Lane put it. They dreamed about how they could bring young and innovative millennials to the so-called “start-up nation.” From April 3-7, Forbes turned that dream into a reality. Israel played host to the first-ever Forbes Under 30 EMEA (Europe, the Middle East, and Africa) […]

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