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UNESCO Declares Israel’s Beit She’arim National Park a World Heritage Site

JNS.org - The Beit She'arim National Park in northern Israel has been officially named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The approval marks a successful end...

July 6, 2015 3:21 pm
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Democrats Think Israel is Racist? They’re Probably Right

A few days after the U.S. was the only country to stand by Israel at the United Nations Human Rights Council, an ostensibly shocking survey was released that showed that large numbers of “highly educated, high income, publicly active U.S....

2,000-Year-Old Jewish Ritual Bath Discovered Under Jerusalem Home’s Floor

JNS.org - A 2,000-year-old Jewish ritual bath (mikvah) was discovered under a Jerusalem home’s living room floor during renovations of the structure, shedding light on both early Christianity and the Jewish communities of the Second Temple...

Dismay at Continued Destruction of Mount of Olives’ Gravestones

Yochanan Gol looks at his uncle’s tombstone in dismay. A huge, black burnt circle marks the grave - remnants of an arson attack that blacked out the date of his birth and passing. “This is the...

June 14, 2015 12:38 pm
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Palmyra Redux: The Clash of Civilization & Barbarism

Amid the stately yet skeletal ruins of Palmyra, Syria, the world is witnessing in real...

June 7, 2015 9:43 am
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Book Paints Painful-But-Inspiring Picture of Holocaust’s Immediate Aftermath

JNS.org - Dan Stone’s “The Liberation of the Camps: The End of the Holocaust and Its...

June 4, 2015 12:36 pm
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When a Piece of Paper Meant Life or Death

JNS.org - “It is a fantastic commentary on the inhumanity of our times,” journalist Dorothy Thompson...

May 14, 2015 4:41 pm
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Let’s Use Nazi War Criminals to Combat Holocaust Denial

The trial of 93-year-old ex-SS officer Oskar Groening currently underway in Germany is receiving a...

April 17, 2015 9:58 am
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70 Years Later, Recalling the Liberation of Bergen-Belsen

JNS.org - On April 15, 1945, the British Second Army entered Bergen-Belsen. One week...

July 6, 2015 3:21 pm
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UNESCO Declares Israel’s Beit She’arim National Park a World Heritage Site

JNS.org - The Beit She'arim National Park in northern Israel has been officially named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The approval marks a successful end to...

July 6, 2015 6:57 am
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Democrats Think Israel is Racist? They’re Probably Right

A few days after the U.S. was the only country to stand by Israel at the United Nations Human Rights Council, an ostensibly shocking survey was released that showed that...

July 1, 2015 2:32 pm
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2,000-Year-Old Jewish Ritual Bath Discovered Under Jerusalem Home’s Floor

JNS.org - A 2,000-year-old Jewish ritual bath (mikvah) was discovered under a Jerusalem home’s living room floor during renovations of the structure, shedding light on both...

June 23, 2015 11:58 am
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Dismay at Continued Destruction of Mount of Olives’ Gravestones

Yochanan Gol looks at his uncle’s tombstone in dismay. A huge, black burnt circle marks the grave - remnants of an arson attack that blacked out...

June 14, 2015 12:38 pm
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Palmyra Redux: The Clash of Civilization & Barbarism

Amid the stately yet skeletal ruins of Palmyra, Syria, the world is witnessing in real time the clash between civilization and barbarism, a microcosm of...

June 7, 2015 9:43 am
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Book Paints Painful-But-Inspiring Picture of Holocaust’s Immediate Aftermath

JNS.org - Dan Stone’s “The Liberation of the Camps: The End of the Holocaust and Its Aftermath” is difficult reading, and not just because it documents...

June 4, 2015 12:36 pm
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When a Piece of Paper Meant Life or Death

JNS.org - “It is a fantastic commentary on the inhumanity of our times,” journalist Dorothy Thompson wrote at the height of the 1930s European Jewish refugee...

May 14, 2015 4:41 pm
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Let’s Use Nazi War Criminals to Combat Holocaust Denial

The trial of 93-year-old ex-SS officer Oskar Groening currently underway in Germany is receiving a lot of attention in the international media. A trial that may...

April 17, 2015 9:58 am
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70 Years Later, Recalling the Liberation of Bergen-Belsen

JNS.org - On April 15, 1945, the British Second Army entered Bergen-Belsen. One week later, prisoners in the concentration camp beat Rachel Genuth (my...

April 16, 2015 10:15 am
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World’s Tiniest Bible to be Presented at Israel Museum for 50th Anniversary

JNS.org - As part of its yearlong 50th anniversary celebration, the Jerusalem-based Israel Museum will display the "Nano Bible," the world's smallest bible, an Israeli...

April 15, 2015 9:18 pm
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Anne Frank’s Death at Bergen-Belsen Commemorated With #Notsilent Campaign (VIDEO)

JNS.org - The 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, along with the end of World War II, is being commemorated...

April 9, 2015 5:34 pm
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20 French Mayors to Visit Israel for Yom HaShoah

JNS.org - A delegation of 20 French mayors will visit Israel next week to commemorate Yom HaShoah (Israel's Holocaust Remembrance Day). The mayors all come from...

Culture

Jewish Philanthropists Pledge $14 Million to Israeli-American Community

JNS.org - Republican-Jewish philanthropists Sheldon and Dr. Miriam Adelson are pledging $14 million...

Barbara Streisand, Sharon Stone, Larry King Among Celebrities Mourning Shimon Peres

A number of leading celebrities took to social media on Wednesday to express their condolences...

Features

Israel’s National Baseball Team Aims to Inspire Next Generation of Athletes

Members of Israel's national baseball team, which on Sunday won the qualifying tournament for the 2017...

Jewish Agency’s Future in Question With Sharansky’s Departure

JNS.org - Announcing his pending retirement during an interview last week, the Jewish Agency...

Israel

Former US Middle East Negotiator: Shimon Peres Was the ‘Forrest Gump ...

The late former Israeli President Shimon Peres was a “truly consequential” figure who played an “inextricable” role in the transformation...

Middle East

Netanyahu Approves Abbas Request to Travel to Peres Funeral

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas sent a request Thursday to attend the funeral of former President Shimon Peres on Friday alongside four other Palestinian officials. The request was sent to Maj....

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