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Ryerson Pro-Israel Student Organization Pulls Sponsorship From Controversial Conservative Event After Harassment by Jewish Community, Group Executive Says

A pro-Israel student organization at Canada's Ryerson University pulled co-sponsorship from a controversial event this week, after being harassed by the Jewish community for participating, a group...

March 26, 2017 6:44 am

UK Expert: Universities Must Be ‘Firm, Explicit’ in Condemning Antisemitism When Tackling Anti-Israel Activity on Campus

The head of a UK enforcement and education charity told The Algemeiner on Friday that universities must be firm and explicit about condemning antisemitism when confronted with anti-Israel activity on campus. Gideon Falter, chairman of the Campaign Against Antisemitism, said, "Numerous events...

Bipartisan Legislation Seeks to Combat International Supporters of BDS

JNS.org - Republican and Democratic leaders in both chambers of Congress Thursday introduced new legislation to combat international supporters of the BDS movement. The Israel Anti-Boycott Act, introduced by Sens. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and Ben Cardin (D-Md.), as...

UK Puts UN Human Rights Council ‘on Notice’ for Anti-Israel Bias

JNS.org - United Kingdom officials put the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) “on notice” Friday after the council passed a series of resolutions singling out Israel for its policies towards the Palestinians while ignoring other...

March 24, 2017 6:23 pm

President of Ireland’s Only On-Campus Israel Society Assaulted at ‘Peace Week’ Bake Sale

The president of Ireland's only on-campus Israel student group was assaulted on Thursday while manning a kosher bake...

March 24, 2017 5:15 pm

Ex-Israeli Supreme Court President: World Is Learning From Jewish State About Protecting Human Rights During Times of Terror

The Jewish state is a global human rights leader that is serving as an example...

March 24, 2017 12:43 pm

UN Commission Adopts Israeli Resolution Aimed at Ending Workplace Sexual Harassment, Marking ‘Noteworthy’ Diplomatic Achievement for Jewish State

An Israeli resolution aimed at eliminating workplace sexual harassment has been adopted by consensus by...

March 24, 2017 12:32 pm

Iran Analyst: Trump’s Nowruz Greeting Struck ‘Different Tone’ Than Those Issued by Obama

President Donald Trump has taken a tough stance toward the Tehran regime since he took...

March 24, 2017 9:37 am

Trump Administration: If Friday Vote on Repeal, Replace Obamacare Fails Passage, President Will Move on to Other Issues

Office of Management and Budget director Mick Mulvaney made clear Thursday evening that President Donald...

March 26, 2017 6:44 am

Ryerson Pro-Israel Student Organization Pulls Sponsorship From Controversial Conservative Event After Harassment by Jewish Community, Group Executive Says

A pro-Israel student organization at Canada's Ryerson University pulled co-sponsorship from a controversial event this week, after being harassed by the Jewish community for participating, a group executive told...

March 26, 2017 6:02 am

UK Expert: Universities Must Be ‘Firm, Explicit’ in Condemning Antisemitism When Tackling Anti-Israel Activity on Campus

The head of a UK enforcement and education charity told The Algemeiner on Friday that universities must be firm and explicit about condemning antisemitism when confronted with anti-Israel activity on campus. Gideon...

March 25, 2017 1:30 pm

Bipartisan Legislation Seeks to Combat International Supporters of BDS

JNS.org - Republican and Democratic leaders in both chambers of Congress Thursday introduced new legislation to combat international supporters of the BDS movement. The Israel Anti-Boycott Act,...

March 25, 2017 9:30 am

UK Puts UN Human Rights Council ‘on Notice’ for Anti-Israel Bias

JNS.org - United Kingdom officials put the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) “on notice” Friday after the council passed a series of resolutions singling out...

March 24, 2017 6:23 pm

President of Ireland’s Only On-Campus Israel Society Assaulted at ‘Peace Week’ Bake Sale

The president of Ireland's only on-campus Israel student group was assaulted on Thursday while manning a kosher bake sale booth for charity, The Algemeiner has learned. Alan Lyne -- founder of...

March 24, 2017 5:15 pm

Ex-Israeli Supreme Court President: World Is Learning From Jewish State About Protecting Human Rights During Times of Terror

The Jewish state is a global human rights leader that is serving as an example to others as terrorism continues to plague the world, a...

March 24, 2017 12:43 pm

UN Commission Adopts Israeli Resolution Aimed at Ending Workplace Sexual Harassment, Marking ‘Noteworthy’ Diplomatic Achievement for Jewish State

An Israeli resolution aimed at eliminating workplace sexual harassment has been adopted by consensus by the UN Commission on the Status of Women. "The adoption of...

March 24, 2017 12:32 pm

Iran Analyst: Trump’s Nowruz Greeting Struck ‘Different Tone’ Than Those Issued by Obama

President Donald Trump has taken a tough stance toward the Tehran regime since he took office in January, but earlier this week he appeared to...

March 24, 2017 9:37 am

Trump Administration: If Friday Vote on Repeal, Replace Obamacare Fails Passage, President Will Move on to Other Issues

Office of Management and Budget director Mick Mulvaney made clear Thursday evening that President Donald Trump is done negotiating on the hotly-debated health care bill...

March 24, 2017 9:31 am

Slip-Up Leads Police to Israeli-American Teen Suspect Behind JCC Bomb Threats

The suspect arrested Thursday for a wave of bomb threats against Jewish Community Centers in the United States employed an array of technologies, including  Bitcoin...

March 24, 2017 9:24 am

Palestinian Activist Rasmea Odeh Pleads Guilty, Agrees to Leave US

JNS.org - Rasmea Odeh, a 69-year-old convicted Palestinian terrorist, has accepted a plea bargain that revokes her American citizenship. Although Odeh will not serve any...

March 24, 2017 9:10 am

Obama’s Israel Envoy: Trump’s Approach on Israeli-Palestinian Issue ‘Responsible’

JNS.org - The Trump administration’s Israel policy earned unexpected praise from a former Obama administration official. Dan Shapiro, the US ambassador to Israel from August 2011 to...

March 24, 2017 7:25 am

De Anza College Student Government Passes BDS Resolution in Effort to Keep School ‘Neutral’ on Palestinian-Israeli Conflict

The student government at a Cupertino, California college passed a resolution last week demanding the school divest from companies profiting from Israel's "human rights violations,"...

March 24, 2017 7:16 am

Canadian University Investigating ‘Jews Are Rodents’ Facebook Post Rejects Student Group’s Charge of ‘Witch-Hunt, Racial Profiling’

A Canadian university investigating a Facebook post comparing Jews to rodents rejected the charge that it was conducting a "witch hunt" involving "racial profiling," a spokesperson told The...

Culture

Israel’s Future Tallest Building Approved for Construction

JNS.org - Construction has been approved for an ambitious project to build Israel's new tallest skyscraper. The Israeli Finance Ministry’s district committee has signed off on...

Master of the Chefs: The Kosher World’s Unsung Hero

JNS.org - Do you recall what you were eating in kosher restaurants 10 years ago? Had you tried sous-vide dishes? Homemade...

Chutzpah and High Heels: A Sad, Funny, True Story

Chutzpah & High Heels, by Jessica Fishman. 317 pages. Yotzeret Publishing. $15.95. In her new book, Jessica Fishman gives us an...

Features

As Recreational Use Clears Hurdle, Medical Cannabis Rides High in Israel

JNS.org - Beyond the scent of cannabis drifting through the venue, there was an extra...

‘Jesus’s Tomb’ Shrine Unveiled After Painstaking Restoration Efforts in Jerusalem

JNS.org - After several months of meticulous restoration work, the shrine that...

Hezbollah Uses Terror Recruitment to Threaten Israel

JNS.org - When it comes to the threat posed by Hezbollah, Israelis often worry about rocket attacks or other conventional arms. But...

Opinion

New York Times Reviewer Insists Jihadist Attacks in US Are ‘Relativel...

Writing about a Showtime documentary titled “American Jihad,” a television reviewer for the New York Times reports that the film...

Israel

Israeli President Rivlin Rejects Former PM Olmert’s Pardon Request

JNS.org - A pardon request filed by incarcerated former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was rejected Monday by President Reuven Rivlin. In the rejection, Rivlin noted that the special circumstances of Olmert's conviction...

Middle East

Ahead of Washington Trip, Egyptian President El-Sisi Meets With US Jewish L...

JNS.org - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi met with World Jewish Congress (WJC) President Ronald Lauder Sunday to discuss US-Egypt relations,...

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