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Israel Geeks Out: Science, Art and Tech Event Embodies Jewish State’s ‘DNA’

JNS.org - The entrance to Jerusalem’s Sacher Park was transformed from April 25-27 by a fire-breathing robotic dragon, which flailed its arms and attempted to...

May 5, 2016 12:52 pm
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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...

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...

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...

April 15, 2016 6:33 am
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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...

April 8, 2016 2:34 am
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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...

April 5, 2016 6:49 am
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Timna Valley’s New Visitor Center Is the Latest Enhancement in Israel’s Negev Desert

JNS.org - Signs along the road remind drivers and hikers not to drop fruits or vegetables...

March 30, 2016 1:50 am
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The Top 100 People Positively Influencing Jewish Life, 2015

The Top 100 People Positively Influencing Jewish Life, 2015 ACADEMIA Daniel Sperber Jeffrey Herf Jon Levenson Jonathan Sarna Mark Yudof Niall Ferguson Rivka...

March 30, 2016 1:03 am
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Jewish 100, 2015: Simon Sebag Montefiore – Voices

Simon Sebag Montefiore Historian and author Simon Sebag Montefiore is a British historian, television presenter and award-winning author...

May 5, 2016 12:52 pm
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Israel Geeks Out: Science, Art and Tech Event Embodies Jewish State’s ‘DNA’

JNS.org - The entrance to Jerusalem’s Sacher Park was transformed from April 25-27 by a fire-breathing robotic dragon, which flailed its arms and attempted to take...

April 22, 2016 10:09 am
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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...

April 22, 2016 10:01 am
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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....

April 15, 2016 6:47 am
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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,...

April 15, 2016 6:33 am
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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...

April 8, 2016 2:34 am
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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...

April 5, 2016 6:49 am
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Timna Valley’s New Visitor Center Is the Latest Enhancement in Israel’s Negev Desert

JNS.org - Signs along the road remind drivers and hikers not to drop fruits or vegetables on the ground as they make their way through the...

March 30, 2016 1:50 am
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The Top 100 People Positively Influencing Jewish Life, 2015

The Top 100 People Positively Influencing Jewish Life, 2015 ACADEMIA Daniel Sperber Jeffrey Herf Jon Levenson Jonathan Sarna Mark Yudof Niall Ferguson Rivka Carmi Steven Pinker ARTS AND CULTURE Adam Sandler Robert Kraft Evgeny Kissin Garry Kasparov Géza Röhrig Helen Mirren Howard...

March 30, 2016 1:03 am
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Jewish 100, 2015: Simon Sebag Montefiore – Voices

Simon Sebag Montefiore Historian and author Simon Sebag Montefiore is a British historian, television presenter and award-winning author of popular history books and novels, as well as a source...

March 30, 2016 1:03 am
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Jewish 100, 2015: Tuvia Tenenbom – Voices

Tuvia Tenenbom Playwright and journalist  Tuvia Tenenbom, born in Israel, is a theater director, playwright, author, journalist, essayist and the founding artistic director of the Jewish Theater...

March 30, 2016 1:02 am
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Jewish 100, 2015: Seth ‘Yossi’ Siegel – Voices

Seth 'Yossi' Siegel American businessman “Let There Be Water: Israel's Solution for a Water-Starved World,” Seth “Yossi” Siegel’s 2015 book, showcases how Israel, with a reputation as...

March 30, 2016 1:01 am
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Jewish 100, 2015: Molly Antopol – Voices

Molly Antopol Writer Molly Antopol is an American writer who has captured the “everyday anxieties and complex past lives” of immigrant characters in various locales in her debut...

Opinion

Shimon Peres, a Leader for All Seasons

Shimon Peres understood the Biblical verse “to everything there is a season.” When he was a young man working for David Ben-Gurion,...

Who Is a Jew? And Who Gets to Decide?

Since Israel's founding in 1948, one of its most contentious problems has been trying to define "Who is a Jew?" The premise...

Shimon Peres’ Funeral, Mahmoud Abbas’ Hypocrisy

On Thursday, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas requested and was granted permission from the Israeli government to travel to Jerusalem...

World

University of Waterloo Students Vote to Defund Anti-Israel ‘Public Intere...

Students at Canada's University of Waterloo voted on Thursday to defund an anti-Israel group responsible for promoting last year’s failed motion...

Israel

New Survey: Israeli and US Jews Differ Dramatically on What They See as Big...

Jews in Israel and the US differ dramatically on what they see as the most important problem facing the Jewish...

Middle East

Netanyahu, Abbas Shake Hands, Exchange Greetings at Peres Funeral

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shook hands and exchanged brief words at the funeral on Friday of Shimon Peres, the former Israeli leader who won...

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