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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

What’s New — and Jewish — On and Off Broadway

Below is a listing of shows with Jewish connections on and off-Broadway. BROADWAY Angels in America, written by Tony Kushner, stars Nathan Lane and Andrew...

Australian Rock Star Nick Cave to Boycotters: ‘I Love Israel’

JNS.org – Australian rock star Nick Cave is facing backlash from BDS supporters following...

A Contemporary Renaissance for Jewish Art

Every year, the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem hosts an open house, where the entire building is...

Features

Iran Faces Israel’s Game-Changing Air Power

Iran has big plans to create a military outpost in Syria, right on Israel’s doorstep. From there, the Islamic Republic...

Israeli-American Group Seeks to Be ‘Glue,’ Not ‘Wedge,’ for US Jewry

JNS.org - As Jewish communal organizations throughout the US  struggle to maintain membership levels...

World

UK Buys Israeli Iron Dome Technology to Defend Falkland Islands

JNS.org - The United Kingdom has signed a $104 million contract for the purchase of advanced missile defense technology used in Israel’s Iron Dome short-range missile defense system. In purchasing the Sky...

Middle East

At Least 235 Killed, 109 Injured in Deadly Egypt Mosque Attack

At least 184 people were killed and 125 injured when gunmen armed with explosives attacked a Sufi mosque in Egypt’s restive Sinai Peninsula, according to officials quoted by the state...

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