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UN’s Ban Ki-moon Visits Auschwitz in Holocaust Commemoration

JNS.org - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon visited the remnants of the Auschwitz death camp for the first time in his current role, and walked...

November 19, 2013 7:07 pm

Carmel Caves Named UNESCO World Heritage Site

JNS.org - The Carmel Caves site in northern Israel has been named the newest World Heritage Site by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization for "providing a definitive chronological framework at...

Drought Led to Rise of Ancient Israelite Kingdom, Study Says

JNS.org - A series of major droughts may have led to the collapse of several great Bronze Age civilizations in the eastern Mediterranean between 1250 and 1100 B.C.E, leading to the rise of new...

Netanyahu: Jewish People Have ‘Deep Connection to Hebron’

JNS.org - A day before Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, the Israeli leader sent a letter of support to the Jewish community of Hebron. Several hundred...

October 21, 2013 11:37 am

The American Cartoonists Who Spoke Out Against Kristallnacht

JNS.org - "I could scarcely believe that such a thing could occur in a...

October 18, 2013 8:53 am

Jesus in Jewish Art: The Missing Pieces

Medieval and Renaissance artworks commonly Christianized Jesus, his family, and close followers while omitting their Jewish...

October 15, 2013 8:51 am

World Jewish Congress Commends Blocking of Nazi War Criminal’s Funeral

JNS.org - World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder has expressed support over reports that...

October 9, 2013 11:47 am

Large Questions Face Future of Iraqi Jewish Archive

JNS.org - A tip in May 2003 about a 7th-century Talmud volume in...

October 2, 2013 8:43 am

Newly Canonized Popes John Paul II, John XXIII Praised for Condemning Anti-Semitism

JNS.org - The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) welcomed the Vatican's announcement of the canonization of...

November 19, 2013 7:07 pm

UN’s Ban Ki-moon Visits Auschwitz in Holocaust Commemoration

JNS.org - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon visited the remnants of the Auschwitz death camp for the first time in his current role, and walked under...

October 29, 2013 12:33 pm

Carmel Caves Named UNESCO World Heritage Site

JNS.org - The Carmel Caves site in northern Israel has been named the newest World Heritage Site by the United Nations Educational, Scientific...

October 25, 2013 4:36 pm

Drought Led to Rise of Ancient Israelite Kingdom, Study Says

JNS.org - A series of major droughts may have led to the collapse of several great Bronze Age civilizations in the eastern Mediterranean between...

October 24, 2013 8:45 am

Netanyahu: Jewish People Have ‘Deep Connection to Hebron’

JNS.org - A day before Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, the Israeli leader sent a letter...

October 21, 2013 11:37 am

The American Cartoonists Who Spoke Out Against Kristallnacht

JNS.org - "I could scarcely believe that such a thing could occur in a 20th-century civilization," President Franklin Roosevelt declared in the wake of...

October 18, 2013 8:53 am

Jesus in Jewish Art: The Missing Pieces

Medieval and Renaissance artworks commonly Christianized Jesus, his family, and close followers while omitting their Jewish identities. This phenomenon contributed significantly to the historic rift between...

October 15, 2013 8:51 am

World Jewish Congress Commends Blocking of Nazi War Criminal’s Funeral

JNS.org - World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder has expressed support over reports that Argentine Foreign Minister Hector Timerman has given an order not...

October 9, 2013 11:47 am

Large Questions Face Future of Iraqi Jewish Archive

JNS.org - A tip in May 2003 about a 7th-century Talmud volume in the basement of the Iraqi intelligence ministry (Mukhabarat) led a...

October 2, 2013 8:43 am

Newly Canonized Popes John Paul II, John XXIII Praised for Condemning Anti-Semitism

JNS.org - The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) welcomed the Vatican's announcement of the canonization of Popes John Paul II and John XXIII, citing their groundbreaking...

September 30, 2013 8:34 am

A Look at the History of Israeli Paratroopers (INTERVIEW)

JNS.org - The following is a full transcript of an interview with Yossi Klein Halevi, research fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute, on his...

September 12, 2013 6:45 am

Holocaust Hideout in Warsaw Destroyed by Polish Couple

JNS.org - A Polish couple pleaded guilty to the desecration of a historic site for destroying a Holocaust-era Jewish hideout in the Warsaw apartment...

September 2, 2013 8:49 am

Anti-Semitic Advisor to FDR Sabotaged UN Human Rights Efforts

JNS.org - As debate mounts over whether the U.S. should bypass the United Nations Security Council and take military action in response to human rights...

August 30, 2013 6:50 am

Nixon, Truman, and FDR’s Private Thoughts About Jews

JNS.org - The latest tapes of President Richard M. Nixon's private conversations reveal a number of anti-Semitic remarks made by the president. This is...

August 21, 2013 9:21 am

Art Exhibit Corrects History and Helps Repair Jewish/Christian Relations

Rembrandt and the Images of Jesus, a 2011-2012 exhibit curated by the Louvre, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Detroit Institute of Arts presented artworks, primarily...

Culture

A ‘Wonder Woman’ Purim as Israel Gets Ready to Party

JNS.org - Queen Esther and Uncle Mordechai, King Ahasuerus and that rogue Haman. All of them (and even poor old deposed...

Israeli Basketball Player Omri Casspi Educates NBA Teammate About Keeping Kosher

Israeli NBA player Omri Casspi taught one of his teammates about the Jewish dietary...

Features

First Aid Under Fire: Israeli Officer Details Medical Challenges at Gaza Border

JNS.org - In emergency care during combat, every minute can make the difference between life...

Jewish Groups Call for Gun Control After Florida Shooting

JNS.org - Major American Jewish organizations are calling for stricter gun-control laws in the wake of the February 14 mass school...

Iran Tests Aggressive Strategy Against Israel

JNS.org - On February 10, Iran launched a drone into Israeli airspace, shocking Israel -- and sending the Jewish state into...

World

UC-Irvine Investigation Clears Pro-Israel Students of Misbehavior Accusatio...

The University of California, Irvine has dismissed charges that a pro-Israel group on campus behaved improperly toward members of Students...

Israel

Israel’s United Hatzalah Receives Award in Panama

JNS.org - United Hatzalah received an award from the Panama Homefront Command on Feb. 5, honoring the organization for providing lifesaving first-response assistance in the Central American country. Jose Donderis, president of...

Middle East

Qatar Says Gaza Aid Spares Israel War, Shows Doha Does Not Back Hamas

Qatar is helping Israel avoid another Gaza war by funneling relief money to impoverished Palestinians with Washington's blessing, a Qatari diplomat said on Thursday, describing the cooperation as evidence of Doha's distance...

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