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In Unusual Move, Tunisian Islamist Party Runs Jewish Candidate for Office

A Tunisian Islamist party has made the unusual move of running a Jewish candidate for local office. According to the Hebrew news site Walla, Simon...

February 22, 2018 4:31 pm

EU Parliament Deems Anti-Iran Art ‘Too Controversial,’ Cancels Display

JNS.org - An exhibition of caricatures seeking to expose the Iranian government’s human-rights abuses has been rejected for display at the European Parliament on the grounds that it is “too controversial.” The Israeli Cartoon Project, established in...

Ohio Hits a Record $200 Million in Israel Bonds

JNS.org - The Ohio Treasurer’s Office purchased $52.8 million in Israel bonds on Feb. 15 to increase the state’s holding to a whopping $200 million -- the first time a state has reached that figure...

Palestinian Authority President Abbas in US Hospital for Routine Checks, Official Says

Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas has gone into hospital in the United States for a routine check, a senior Palestinian official told Reuters on Thursday. "He is in the hospital now doing ordinary checks," the...

February 22, 2018 1:02 pm

Lawmaker Who Proposed Controversial Iceland Circumcision Ban Claims It Does Not Violate Religious Freedom

The Icelandic lawmaker who proposed a controversial ban on circumcision told The Algemeiner in an interview...

February 22, 2018 12:54 pm

Lawfare Project Threatens Suit Against Yahoo, Google and Twitter in Spain for Proliferation of Antisemitism

JNS.org - The Lawfare Project threatened legal action against Google, Yahoo and Twitter in Spain for...

February 22, 2018 11:19 am

Jewish NGO Simon Wiesenthal Center Considers Travel Advisory for Poland

Jewish human rights organization Simon Wiesenthal Center said on Wednesday it was considering issuing a...

February 22, 2018 10:04 am

UN Pleads for Truce to Avert ‘Massacre’ as Strikes Hit Syria’s Ghouta for Fifth Day

Warplanes pounded the last rebel enclave near the Syrian capital for a fifth straight day...

February 22, 2018 9:08 am

US Students Protest Over Gun Laws, Trump Considers Arming Teachers

Students galvanized by the deadly mass shooting at a Florida high school confronted lawmakers on Wednesday...

February 22, 2018 4:31 pm

In Unusual Move, Tunisian Islamist Party Runs Jewish Candidate for Office

A Tunisian Islamist party has made the unusual move of running a Jewish candidate for local office. According to the Hebrew news site Walla, Simon Salama...

February 22, 2018 4:19 pm

EU Parliament Deems Anti-Iran Art ‘Too Controversial,’ Cancels Display

JNS.org - An exhibition of caricatures seeking to expose the Iranian government’s human-rights abuses has been rejected for display at the European Parliament on the grounds...

February 22, 2018 3:34 pm

Ohio Hits a Record $200 Million in Israel Bonds

JNS.org - The Ohio Treasurer’s Office purchased $52.8 million in Israel bonds on Feb. 15 to increase the state’s holding to a whopping $200 million...

February 22, 2018 2:57 pm

Palestinian Authority President Abbas in US Hospital for Routine Checks, Official Says

Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas has gone into hospital in the United States for a routine check, a senior Palestinian official told Reuters on...

February 22, 2018 1:02 pm

Lawmaker Who Proposed Controversial Iceland Circumcision Ban Claims It Does Not Violate Religious Freedom

The Icelandic lawmaker who proposed a controversial ban on circumcision told The Algemeiner in an interview this week that her bill does not violate religious freedom. Silja Dögg...

February 22, 2018 12:54 pm

Lawfare Project Threatens Suit Against Yahoo, Google and Twitter in Spain for Proliferation of Antisemitism

JNS.org - The Lawfare Project threatened legal action against Google, Yahoo and Twitter in Spain for failing to address the proliferation of Holocaust-denial websites and antisemitic...

February 22, 2018 11:19 am

Jewish NGO Simon Wiesenthal Center Considers Travel Advisory for Poland

Jewish human rights organization Simon Wiesenthal Center said on Wednesday it was considering issuing a travel advisory for Jews urging them to limit their visits...

February 22, 2018 10:04 am

UN Pleads for Truce to Avert ‘Massacre’ as Strikes Hit Syria’s Ghouta for Fifth Day

Warplanes pounded the last rebel enclave near the Syrian capital for a fifth straight day on Thursday as the United Nations pleaded for a ceasefire...

February 22, 2018 9:08 am

US Students Protest Over Gun Laws, Trump Considers Arming Teachers

Students galvanized by the deadly mass shooting at a Florida high school confronted lawmakers on Wednesday with demands to restrict sales of assault rifles, while President...

February 22, 2018 8:21 am

Iran Threatens to Withdraw From Nuclear Deal if Banks Continue to Stay Away

Iran will withdraw from the 2015 nuclear deal if there is no economic benefit and major banks continue to shun the Islamic Republic, its deputy foreign...

February 21, 2018 5:02 pm

Netanyahu: Israeli Intelligence Helped Australia Stop Airliner Attack

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday Israeli intelligence services had prevented the downing of an "Australian airliner" as part of wide-ranging international intelligence-sharing but gave...

February 21, 2018 4:51 pm

Jewish Groups Mourn Passing of US Christian Evangelist Leader Billy Graham

A number of prominent Jewish groups issued statements of mourning on Wednesday following the death of US evangelist Billy Graham. The American Jewish Committee (AJC) called...

February 21, 2018 3:04 pm

Expert: Russia’s Condemnation of Iran’s Anti-Israel Threats Shows Kremlin Sees Jewish State as the ‘Main Actor’ in Region

A former Israeli ambassador to Russia has declared that Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov's recent condemnation of a top Iranian official’s threat to destroy Tel Aviv is proof...

February 21, 2018 12:23 pm

US National Security Adviser Warns Companies: Don’t Do Business With Iran

Companies should avoid doing business with Iran for fear of inadvertently subsidizing terrorism, National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster said this past weekend. In his speech at the...

Culture

British Actor Daniel Craig’s Weakness for Jewish Food Revealed as Reason for Fuller Face

British actor Daniel Craig's frequent visits to a kosher restaurant in London...

A Wartime Tragedy Resurfaces in Berlinale Refugee Study

Decades after he won a Silver Bear prize for a pioneering film about the fate of Jews fleeing Nazi Germany,...

New Israeli Line of Passover Wine Launched by Former NBA All-Star Amar’e Stoudemire

JNS.org - At a news conference at the Jewish National Fund House on Tuesday,...

Features

‘Inheriting Genocide’ Unpacks How Holocaust Trauma Spans Generations

JNS.org - Does time -- even an entire generation or multiple generations --actually heal all wounds? The...

Holding Out an Olive Branch? US Lawmakers Speak Out After Being Detained on the Temple Mount

JNS.org - US Representatives Scott Tipton (R-Colo.) and David B. McKinley (R-W.Va.) no doubt...

First Aid Under Fire: Israeli Officer Details Medical Challenges at Gaza Border

JNS.org - In emergency care during combat, every minute can make the difference between life...

Opinion

Helping the African People Is Right — and Will Also Help Israel

As Israel approaches its 70th birthday, Israelis and supporters of Israel can be proud of the contributions that Israel is making to the world. While most think about technologies such as...

February 25, 2018 12:07 pm
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Israel

Israelis Protest Both in Support and Against Deportation of Illegal Migrant...

JNS.org - Israelis took to the streets over the weekend both to support and oppose the ongoing deportation of Eritrean and...

Middle East

Iran Says Damascus Suburbs Assault to Continue as Fighting Rages

Iran said pro-Damascus forces would press ahead with attacks on an insurgent enclave near the Syrian capital, as ground fighting raged on there in defiance of a UN resolution demanding...

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