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UNESCO Confirms French-Jewish Woman as New Leader

JNS.org - Former French Minister of Culture Audrey Azoulay, who is Jewish, has been confirmed as the new director-general of the United Nations cultural body...

November 10, 2017 2:48 pm

Swedes ‘Shocked and Bewildered’ by Public TV’s Refusal to Air Major Antisemitism Documentary, Director Says

Audiences in Israel are currently flocking to see a Swedish film about the relationship between terrorism and antisemitism that Swedish national TV, which partly financed the production, continues to refuse to screen. "Watching the Moon at...

US, Russia Said to Be Getting Close to Deal on Resolving Syrian Civil War

The United States and Russia are nearing an agreement on Syria for how they hope to resolve the Arab country’s civil war once the Islamic State group is defeated, officials said Thursday. If clinched, the deal...

At Asia Summit, Trump Says US Will No Longer Tolerate ‘Trade Abuses’

President Donald Trump has said the US will no longer tolerate "chronic trade abuses", in a defiant address at the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation (Apec) summit in Vietnam. He said he would always put US interests first...

November 9, 2017 6:00 pm

Leading Indian Business School Opens Israel Center in Bid to Intensify Academic, Economic Cooperation

A leading business school in India has opened a dedicated Israel Center that aims to...

November 9, 2017 1:12 pm

UK Minister Resigns Over Unauthorized Meetings With Israeli Officials, Sought to Aid Syrians Via IDF

JNS.org - The UK’s International Development Secretary Priti Patel was forced to resign Wednesday after...

November 9, 2017 11:12 am

Russian-Muslim Billionaire Funds Digitizing of Jewish Manuscripts

JNS.org - A Russian-Muslim billionaire is funding an Israeli project that will digitize Jewish manuscripts that...

November 9, 2017 11:03 am

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell: America’s Support for Israel Has Never Wavered and Never Will

Former US Secretary of State Colin Powell was honored on Wednesday by the World Jewish...

November 9, 2017 10:57 am

After 10 Failures, University of Michigan Activists Launch Another Divestment Campaign Against Israel

Anti-Israel activists at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor recently launched a campaign to convince the...

November 10, 2017 2:48 pm

UNESCO Confirms French-Jewish Woman as New Leader

JNS.org - Former French Minister of Culture Audrey Azoulay, who is Jewish, has been confirmed as the new director-general of the United Nations cultural body UNESCO. Azoulay...

November 10, 2017 2:02 pm

Swedes ‘Shocked and Bewildered’ by Public TV’s Refusal to Air Major Antisemitism Documentary, Director Says

Audiences in Israel are currently flocking to see a Swedish film about the relationship between terrorism and antisemitism that Swedish national TV, which partly financed...

November 10, 2017 11:25 am

US, Russia Said to Be Getting Close to Deal on Resolving Syrian Civil War

The United States and Russia are nearing an agreement on Syria for how they hope to resolve the Arab country’s civil war once the Islamic...

November 10, 2017 11:00 am

At Asia Summit, Trump Says US Will No Longer Tolerate ‘Trade Abuses’

President Donald Trump has said the US will no longer tolerate "chronic trade abuses", in a defiant address at the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation (Apec) summit...

November 9, 2017 6:00 pm

Leading Indian Business School Opens Israel Center in Bid to Intensify Academic, Economic Cooperation

A leading business school in India has opened a dedicated Israel Center that aims to serve as a focal point of academic cooperation between the...

November 9, 2017 1:12 pm

UK Minister Resigns Over Unauthorized Meetings With Israeli Officials, Sought to Aid Syrians Via IDF

JNS.org - The UK’s International Development Secretary Priti Patel was forced to resign Wednesday after it was revealed that she conducted several unauthorized meetings with...

November 9, 2017 11:12 am

Russian-Muslim Billionaire Funds Digitizing of Jewish Manuscripts

JNS.org - A Russian-Muslim billionaire is funding an Israeli project that will digitize Jewish manuscripts that were seized by the Soviet Union a century ago and...

November 9, 2017 11:03 am

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell: America’s Support for Israel Has Never Wavered and Never Will

Former US Secretary of State Colin Powell was honored on Wednesday by the World Jewish Congress with its annual Theodor Herzl award at a dinner...

November 9, 2017 10:57 am

After 10 Failures, University of Michigan Activists Launch Another Divestment Campaign Against Israel

Anti-Israel activists at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor recently launched a campaign to convince the school to divest from Israel -- a proposal the student...

November 8, 2017 6:00 pm

Hundreds of Jewish Students Protest Upcoming University College London Event With Hamas Supporter, Antisemitic Speaker

Hundreds of Jewish students and campus leaders have voiced their objections to an upcoming event at University College London (UCL) with two controversial speakers --...

November 8, 2017 1:49 pm

Report: Jewish Businessmen Behind Land Purchase From Greek Orthodox Church

JNS.org - Two well-known Jewish businessmen are believed to be among the stakeholders in a secretive holding company that recently purchased a key piece of Jerusalem...

November 8, 2017 1:39 pm

Germany’s Continental Acquires Israeli Cyber Security Firm Argus for $430 Million

JNS.org - The German automotive manufacturing company Continental AG announced that it will acquire Israel’s Argus Cyber Security for $430 million. Argus specializes in developing technology that...

November 8, 2017 12:15 pm

In Newly Revealed Recording, Kerry Blames Israel for Stalled Peace Talks With Palestinians

JNS.org - According to a newly revealed recording, former US Secretary of State John Kerry blames Israel for stalled peace talks with the Palestinians, saying that...

November 8, 2017 11:43 am

Trump Gets Personal in Attack on North Korean Leader: ‘This is Not the Paradise Your Grandfather Envisioned’

President Trump has said on several occasions that he’s willing to talk to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Well, on Wednesday, Trump did --...

Culture

What’s New — and Jewish — On and Off Broadway

Below is a listing of shows with Jewish connections on and off-Broadway. BROADWAY Angels in America, written by Tony Kushner, stars Nathan Lane and Andrew...

Australian Rock Star Nick Cave to Boycotters: ‘I Love Israel’

JNS.org – Australian rock star Nick Cave is facing backlash from BDS supporters following...

A Contemporary Renaissance for Jewish Art

Every year, the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem hosts an open house, where the entire building is...

Features

Iran Faces Israel’s Game-Changing Air Power

Iran has big plans to create a military outpost in Syria, right on Israel’s doorstep. From there, the Islamic Republic...

Israeli-American Group Seeks to Be ‘Glue,’ Not ‘Wedge,’ for US Jewry

JNS.org - As Jewish communal organizations throughout the US  struggle to maintain membership levels...

Opinion

Sadat and Begin: The Peacemakers

It has been 38 years since the signing of the Israeli-Egyptian peace treaty, most famously evoked by the three-way handshake on the White House lawn that changed the Middle East. Israeli Prime...

Israel

Israel Intercepts Massive Gaza-Bound Explosives Shipment

JNS.org - Israel prevented a shipment containing several tons of explosives from reaching the Gaza Strip, the Israeli Defense Ministry revealed on Wednesday. The shipment was intercepted at the Kerem Shalom border...

Middle East

Iran Says Its Ready to Help Rebuild Syria, Hezbollah Will Not Disarm

Iran's Revolutionary Guards are ready to help rebuild Syria and bring about a lasting "ceasefire" there, chief commander Mohammad Ali Jafari said, adding that disarming Lebanon's Hezbollah is out of...

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