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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

Israel’s Future Tallest Building Approved for Construction

JNS.org - Construction has been approved for an ambitious project to build Israel's new tallest skyscraper. The Israeli Finance Ministry’s district committee has signed off on...

Master of the Chefs: The Kosher World’s Unsung Hero

JNS.org - Do you recall what you were eating in kosher restaurants 10 years ago? Had you tried sous-vide dishes? Homemade...

Chutzpah and High Heels: A Sad, Funny, True Story

Chutzpah & High Heels, by Jessica Fishman. 317 pages. Yotzeret Publishing. $15.95. In her new book, Jessica Fishman gives us an...

Features

As Recreational Use Clears Hurdle, Medical Cannabis Rides High in Israel

JNS.org - Beyond the scent of cannabis drifting through the venue, there was an extra...

‘Jesus’s Tomb’ Shrine Unveiled After Painstaking Restoration Efforts in Jerusalem

JNS.org - After several months of meticulous restoration work, the shrine that...

Hezbollah Uses Terror Recruitment to Threaten Israel

JNS.org - When it comes to the threat posed by Hezbollah, Israelis often worry about rocket attacks or other conventional arms. But...

World

Trump Campaign Mideast Adviser Walid Phares: President Envisions Resolution...

A terrorism expert and long-time Fox News analyst who served as the new US leader’s Mideast adviser during the election campaign...

Israel

Israeli President Rivlin Rejects Former PM Olmert’s Pardon Request

JNS.org - A pardon request filed by incarcerated former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was rejected Monday by President Reuven Rivlin. In the rejection, Rivlin noted that the special circumstances of Olmert's conviction...

Middle East

Ahead of Washington Trip, Egyptian President El-Sisi Meets With US Jewish L...

JNS.org - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi met with World Jewish Congress (WJC) President Ronald Lauder Sunday to discuss US-Egypt relations,...

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