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PLO Foreign Minister: If Jews Have History in Israel, Then We Don’t

From an interview in Asharq al-Awsat of Palestinian Arab Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki: Q: You said that there are a number of contentious issues. Which is...

January 20, 2014 2:19 pm

Israeli Museums to Look for Heirs of Nazi-Looted Art

JNS.org - Representatives of Israeli museums and the Company for Location and Restitution of Holocaust Victims' Assets decided Thursday to begin searching for the rightful owners of Nazi-looted art currently in the country's museums...

Perplexed by Food? Dietitians and Medical Institutions Are Increasingly Turning to Maimonides

Recently, a growing number of dietitians and medical institutions have begun prescribing a dose of Maimonides to patients looking to get toned and trim. With various miracle pills, chewing gums and targeted bread or watermelon diets...

If Jesus Was a Jew, How Can the West Bank be Occupied?

Christians worldwide celebrate the birth of Jesus - the birth of a Jewish baby to a Jewish family living in Bethlehem. This man (Yeshu in Hebrew) was circumcised, and lived and prayed as a...

December 30, 2013 2:13 pm

Aliyah on the Rise: 19,200 New Immigrants Arrive in Israel in 2013

Approximately 19,200 immigrants arrived in Israel in 2013, according to data compiled by the Jewish...

December 27, 2013 3:34 pm

Sephardic Group Cautiously Praises Iraqi Government for Recognizing Jewish History

JNS.org - The Sephardic group Jews Indigenous to the Middle East and North Africa...

December 26, 2013 3:07 pm

Haaretz Shames Itself on the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

I rubbed my eyes in disbelief this week when I read an article prominently featured...

December 11, 2013 4:48 pm

Spanish Duke Apologizes for Inquisition Expulsion of Jews from Gibraltar

JNS.org -The Duke of Medina Sidonia, Alonso González de Gregorio y Álvarez de Toledo, has...

December 3, 2013 11:27 am

Will the U.S. Allow Iraq to Steal a Jewish Treasure?

I saw something amazing today. The National Archives of the United States, which houses the...

January 20, 2014 2:19 pm

PLO Foreign Minister: If Jews Have History in Israel, Then We Don’t

From an interview in Asharq al-Awsat of Palestinian Arab Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki: Q: You said that there are a number of contentious issues. Which is the...

January 10, 2014 5:18 pm

Israeli Museums to Look for Heirs of Nazi-Looted Art

JNS.org - Representatives of Israeli museums and the Company for Location and Restitution of Holocaust Victims' Assets decided Thursday to begin searching for the...

January 3, 2014 2:57 pm

Perplexed by Food? Dietitians and Medical Institutions Are Increasingly Turning to Maimonides

Recently, a growing number of dietitians and medical institutions have begun prescribing a dose of Maimonides to patients looking to get toned and trim. With various...

January 2, 2014 8:35 am

If Jesus Was a Jew, How Can the West Bank be Occupied?

Christians worldwide celebrate the birth of Jesus - the birth of a Jewish baby to a Jewish family living in Bethlehem. This man (Yeshu...

December 30, 2013 2:13 pm

Aliyah on the Rise: 19,200 New Immigrants Arrive in Israel in 2013

Approximately 19,200 immigrants arrived in Israel in 2013, according to data compiled by the Jewish Agency for Israel and the Israel Ministry of Immigration and...

December 27, 2013 3:34 pm

Sephardic Group Cautiously Praises Iraqi Government for Recognizing Jewish History

JNS.org - The Sephardic group Jews Indigenous to the Middle East and North Africa (JIMENA) cautiously praised the Iraqi government for its recognition of...

December 26, 2013 3:07 pm

Haaretz Shames Itself on the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

I rubbed my eyes in disbelief this week when I read an article prominently featured on Haaretz website entitled "The Warsaw Ghetto Myth". The story...

December 11, 2013 4:48 pm

Spanish Duke Apologizes for Inquisition Expulsion of Jews from Gibraltar

JNS.org -The Duke of Medina Sidonia, Alonso González de Gregorio y Álvarez de Toledo, has formally apologized to the president of the Jewish community of...

December 3, 2013 11:27 am

Will the U.S. Allow Iraq to Steal a Jewish Treasure?

I saw something amazing today. The National Archives of the United States, which houses the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, hosted an exhibition of...

November 27, 2013 10:57 am

Near East’s Oldest, Largest Wine Cellar Unearthed in Israel, With a Festive Surprise

JNS.org - A team of archeologists has found what it describes as the "oldest and largest palatial wine cellar" ever discovered in the Near...

November 25, 2013 12:06 pm

Archeologists Discover Oldest, Largest Wine Cellar in Near East

JNS.org - A team of archeologists unearthed what it describes as the "oldest and largest palatial wine cellar" ever discovered in the Near East. The...

November 21, 2013 2:53 pm

“ŽRemembering the Holocaust: Ruth Lichtenstein and Project Witness “Ž

It was May 7, 1945, when the Germans signed the surrender agreement that ended World War II, and what we now know as the Holocaust....

November 20, 2013 2:01 pm

What Kristallnacht and Modern-Day Iran Have in Common

November marks the 34th anniversary of the 1979 US embassy siege in Iran, and the 75th anniversary of the Kristallnacht pogrom in Nazi Germany. At first...

November 20, 2013 12:56 pm

Shiloh Altar: Biblical Archaeology Provides Evidence of Ancient Religious Center

JNS.org - For decades archaeologists have been searching for evidence to support the hypothesis that Shiloh served as a religious center in ancient times....

Culture

Members of India’s ‘Lost Tribe’ of Jews Visit Auschwitz for the First Time

JNS.org - Members of India’s so-called “lost tribe” of Jews visited Auschwitz...

Features

Israeli Pre-Military Academy ‘Breaks You and Builds You Anew’

JNS.org - “Put your hands behind your back and get on your knees,” 19-year-old Noam Ohayon told me. I complied. “Now fall forward...

After Massive Diaspora Response, Israel’s Raging Fires Come Under Control

JNS.org - Improving weather conditions, a massive influx of support from the international community...

Baptist Pastor Unearths His Father’s Holocaust Heroism in Wartime Diaries

JNS.org -- Master Sgt. Roddie Edmonds never spoke about his experiences as a prisoner...

World

Trump Transition Team Considering New Non-Nuclear Iran Sanctions

Donald Trump's transition team is examining proposals for new non-nuclear sanctions on Iran, the Financial Times reported on Friday, citing congressional sources who have been in contact with the president-elect's...

Israel

Jewish Agency, Boston Philanthropies Distribute Aid to Haifa Fire Victims

JNS.org - The heads of the Jewish Agency and Boston’s Combined Jewish Philanthropies (CJP) visited Haifa Wednesday to distribute aid funds to victims of last week’s wildfires. “In these trying times, the...

Middle East

Senior Tehran Cleric Calls for ‘Retaliation’ After US Senate Ba...

“Now is the time for retaliation,” a senior Iranian cleric told worshippers in Tehran on Friday, following the US Senate’s...

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