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Columbia University Protesters Call for Elimination of Jewish State During Speech by Israel’s UN Ambassador

Shouting "From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free," protesters gathered Monday evening at Columbia University to disrupt a lecture by Israeli...

February 14, 2017 2:10 pm

Former CIA Chief: Iran Might Be ‘Relatively Short Time Away’ From Having Nuclear Weapon

Tehran might be a “relatively short time away” from having a nuclear weapon, a former CIA chief said on Monday. “Iran is a very serious problem already and will be a much bigger one very shortly,” James...

Steven Mnuchin Confirmed as New Treasury Secretary

Steven Mnuchin, whose previous roles have included former CEO of OneWest Bank, Wall Street banker and film financier, was confirmed Monday as Treasury secretary, ensuring his place in President Trump’s economic inner circle after a contentious...

Michael Flynn Resigns Post as Trump’s National Security Adviser Over Talks With Russia

JNS.org - On the eve of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s much-anticipated visit to the White House, a key member of President Donald Trump’s staff, National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, resigned due to mounting pressure...

February 14, 2017 10:45 am

Disney Severs Ties With World’s Biggest YouTube Star Over Antisemitic Videos

JNS.org - The Walt Disney Company severed ties with the world's biggest YouTube star Tuesday, after...

February 13, 2017 4:56 pm

McGill Student Council Silence Over Member’s Tweet Calling on Followers to ‘Punch a Zionist’ Outrages, Frightens Jews, Pro-Israel Activists on Campus

Pro-Israel activists at Montreal's McGill University told The Algemeiner on Monday that they are outraged at the...

February 13, 2017 4:12 pm

UK Labour Party Student Group Launches New Antisemitism Education Program in Effort to Repair Relations With Jewish Community

The UK Labour Party's national student group is taking "practical steps" to repair its damaged relations with...

February 13, 2017 3:38 pm
February 13, 2017 1:00 pm

Gallup Poll: American Public ‘Closely Split’ on Palestinian Statehood, With Increase in Number Opposed

Americans are "closely split" on the issue of Palestinian statehood, a Gallup poll released Monday...

February 14, 2017 2:10 pm

Columbia University Protesters Call for Elimination of Jewish State During Speech by Israel’s UN Ambassador

Shouting "From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free," protesters gathered Monday evening at Columbia University to disrupt a lecture by Israeli Ambassador...

February 14, 2017 2:01 pm

Former CIA Chief: Iran Might Be ‘Relatively Short Time Away’ From Having Nuclear Weapon

Tehran might be a “relatively short time away” from having a nuclear weapon, a former CIA chief said on Monday. “Iran is a very serious problem already...

February 14, 2017 11:38 am

Steven Mnuchin Confirmed as New Treasury Secretary

Steven Mnuchin, whose previous roles have included former CEO of OneWest Bank, Wall Street banker and film financier, was confirmed Monday as Treasury secretary, ensuring his...

February 14, 2017 11:35 am

Michael Flynn Resigns Post as Trump’s National Security Adviser Over Talks With Russia

JNS.org - On the eve of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s much-anticipated visit to the White House, a key member of President Donald Trump’s staff,...

February 14, 2017 10:45 am

Disney Severs Ties With World’s Biggest YouTube Star Over Antisemitic Videos

JNS.org - The Walt Disney Company severed ties with the world's biggest YouTube star Tuesday, after he posted a series of videos joking about the Holocaust and calling...

February 13, 2017 4:56 pm

McGill Student Council Silence Over Member’s Tweet Calling on Followers to ‘Punch a Zionist’ Outrages, Frightens Jews, Pro-Israel Activists on Campus

Pro-Israel activists at Montreal's McGill University told The Algemeiner on Monday that they are outraged at the failure of the student government to condemn one of its...

February 13, 2017 4:12 pm

UK Labour Party Student Group Launches New Antisemitism Education Program in Effort to Repair Relations With Jewish Community

The UK Labour Party's national student group is taking "practical steps" to repair its damaged relations with the Jewish community, the organizer of an initiative aimed at educating...

February 13, 2017 3:38 pm

Top American Jewish Leader: Publicly Showing There Has Been a ‘Reset’ in US-Israel Relations Following Obama Era Will Be Top Priority at Trump-Netanyahu White House Meeting

A top priority for US President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at their White House meeting on Wednesday will be to show...

February 13, 2017 1:00 pm

Gallup Poll: American Public ‘Closely Split’ on Palestinian Statehood, With Increase in Number Opposed

Americans are "closely split" on the issue of Palestinian statehood, a Gallup poll released Monday revealed. The poll, Gallup said, was conducted amid talk from...

February 13, 2017 11:34 am

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Says Trump Was Ready to Announce Embassy Relocation to Jerusalem at ’12:01′ on Inauguration Day

President Donald Trump was prepared to announce the move of the US Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem a minute after his inauguration...

February 13, 2017 11:01 am

Trump Policy Adviser: White House ‘Considering, Pursuing All Options’ to Impose Travel Ban

President Trump policy adviser Stephen Miller said Sunday that the White House is “considering and pursuing all options” to impose an immigration travel ban, now...

February 13, 2017 10:58 am

Analysis: Trump Taking More Conventional Foreign Policy Positions, Pulling Back on Unorthodox Promises

President Donald Trump appears to be adopting more conventional positions aligned with decades of U.S. foreign-policy making and diplomacy, pulling back from some of the more unorthodox...

February 12, 2017 8:36 pm

As Trump Chides Pyongyang for Ballistic Missile Belligerence, North Korea Opens Borders to Israeli Tourists

North Korea is opening up its borders to Israeli tourists beginning this spring, the business site Globes reported on Sunday, as news of Pyongyang’s test-firing...

February 12, 2017 2:57 pm

Top Tehran Official Taunts Trump, Says ‘Newcomer’ Wouldn’t Dare ‘Press His Luck,’ Suffer ‘Unprecedented Defeat’ by ‘Iron Dam’ of Iran

A top Iranian official taunted US President Donald Trump on Sunday, asserting that the “newcomer” wouldn’t dare “press his luck” by waging war on the...

Culture

Ancient Hebrew Inscriptions Found in Galilee Synagogue

JNS.org - Two ancient Hebrew inscriptions dating back some 1,800 years were found in the courtyard of an ancient synagogue in the...

Leah Adler, Steven Spielberg’s Mother, Dies at Age 97

She was a concert pianist and a painter and most recently the owner of a kosher restaurant in Los Angeles...

Features

International Jewish Youth Convention’s Delicate Balancing Act On Refugee Debate

JNS.org -- In an ever-polarized American era, nonprofits often need to decide how to make...

International Conference of Jewish Teens About Vision and Resolve

JNS.org -- My interview with Aaron Mantell and Danielle Wadler, two teens from New York’s Long Island region, was drowned out by...

Donald Trump Should Buy a Suit From This Holocaust Survivor

Although it seems trivial to critique the clothing of a politician, GQ, Stephen Colbert and even a tailor from London all recently commented on President Donald Trump's...

Opinion

Toys — and the Torah — Require Questions and Imagination

One of the most unique talents that human beings are blessed with is the faculty of imagination. Unlike any other creature, humans have nearly unlimited potential for constructive fantasy. In fact, our...

Israel

For First Time, Christian Arab Earns Spot in Elite Israeli Air Force Course

JNS.org - For the first time, a Christian Arab Israeli has been accepted into the military's prestigious pilots course, Israel Hayom has learned. The young man, whose name cannot be revealed, was among...

Middle East

Israeli Military Chief: We Are Operating ‘Under the Radar’ to Keep Hezb...

The IDF is “operating under the radar to prevent Hezbollah from getting stronger,” Israel’s military chief told a key Knesset...

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