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Posts Tagged: israel

December 1, 2016 8:34 am

A Two-State Reality Check

JNS.org - What happens in Ramallah this week could have a major impact on the prospects for Israeli-Palestinian peace -- as 1,400 Fatah party members have...

November 30, 2016 11:55 am

Netanyahu: Israel Will Respond Forcefully to ISIS Border Threat

JNS.org - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel will not allow any radical jihadist group to get a foothold on the Jewish state's borders and that attempts...

November 28, 2016 5:47 pm

Wives of Firefighters Recount Anxiety, Fear for Husband’s Lives During Days of Battling Blazes Across Israel

The wives of three members of Israel's Fire and Rescue Services, who spent the last several days terrified for the lives of their husbands as...

November 28, 2016 6:05 am

The Messy Process of Democracy

All complex societies are fragmented. Democracies particularly so. Dictatorships and autocracies act as if they are not. They try to suppress dissenters, which they can...

November 25, 2016 10:12 am

Netanyahu Calls Arson Attacks ‘Terror in Every Way’

JNS.org -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that any of the fires plaguing northern and central Israel this week found to be the work...

November 25, 2016 2:41 am

Work Begins in Israel on World’s First Underground Blood Bank

JNS.org - For most organizations, moving underground would be an ominous decision. For Israel’s national blood services center, it’s an exciting one. November 16 marked the groundbreaking for Israel’s...

November 23, 2016 11:16 am

Israeli Bill Sparks Debate About Mosques’ Calls to Prayer

JNS.org -- A controversial bill to limit the volume of Muslim calls to prayer from mosques across Israel pits freedom of religious expression against the right to...

November 23, 2016 7:48 am

What ‘Pro-Palestinian’ Really Means

On two separate occasions this year, Jewish students have been subjected to harassment and physical intimidation at London universities. At a meeting last week, I...

November 17, 2016 12:54 pm

Alan Dershowitz: Assessing the Bannon Appointment

President-elect Donald Trump’s appointment of Steve Bannon as his chief strategist has been criticized on the grounds that Bannon is an antisemite. There are many...

November 17, 2016 7:47 am

Hundreds Gather in Russia for Largest-Ever Limmud FSU Jewish Education Confab

JNS.org -- More than 650 people recently gathered in St. Petersburg, Russia, for the largest-ever conference in that city hosted by Limmud FSU, a decade-old international Jewish...

November 11, 2016 10:14 am

Shin Bet Arrests Terror Suspects Over Plot to Attack Israeli Troops

JNS.org -- Eight Palestinians from the West Bank and an east Jerusalem resident were arrested on suspicion of involvement in terrorist activities and of planning to carry out attacks...

November 4, 2016 3:47 pm

Home Sweet Home: From Amona to Shiloh

Like Jarndyce v. Jarndyce in Charles Dickens’ Bleak House, the legal saga of some fifty families in the Jewish outpost of Amona “drones on.” Founded...

November 4, 2016 3:02 am

How Diaspora Jews Can Help Israel Today

It is 1948. The state of Israel is born. The new country requires help. World Jewry and other friends spring into action. Military volunteers sign...

November 2, 2016 4:10 am

The Park Slope Food Coop Should Stick to Its Purview, Not Politics

When the Park Slope Food Coop in Brooklyn was founded in 1973, it had a worthy mission: to make healthy and affordable food available to...


Phoenix Jewish News Joins Consortium Running 4 Other Papers

JNS.org - The Phoenix area’s Jewish community newspaper has joined a consortium that publishes and manages four other Jewish newspapers. Mid-Atlantic Media...


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...


Jewish Pundit Hounded by Black Lives Matter, White Supremacists Says HeR...

Calling himself “more conservative than [President-elect Donald] Trump on every issue,” yet the bane of the alt-right, the editor-in-chief of...

Middle East

Iranian Foreign Ministry: Tehran Has Concrete Plans in Place to Respond to ...

Tehran has concrete plans in place to respond to any possible breach of the nuclear deal, the Iranian Foreign Ministry...