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Posts Tagged: Israeli society

August 15, 2016 7:15 am
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Baseless Israeli Self-Hatred

On the eve of Tisha B'Av, which marks the destruction of the First Temple by the Babylonians and the Second Temple by the Romans, most...

May 26, 2016 6:14 am
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Israelis and Americans: Sincerity Versus Politeness

JNS.org - The cultural differences between Israel and the United States are substantial, reminding me of a major reason why I moved to Israel 10 months...

May 6, 2016 9:34 am
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IDF General’s ‘Nazi Germany’ Comparison Draws Ire in Israeli Government

JNS.org - On Yom HaShoah in Israel on Thursday the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Deputy Chief of Staff Maj. Gen. Yair Golan drew criticism from government...

July 26, 2015 4:19 pm
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Unity is the Only Solution to Antisemitism and Anti-Zionism

While Israeli politicians are zigzagging between a unity government and mutual smearing, and while tycoons are scrambling to exploit the offshore gas troves, the rest...

December 30, 2014 2:00 pm
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A Month After Joining IDF, Christian Arab Pastor’s Son Recounts Beating, Cries of ‘Traitor’

"Despite being attacked because of his father's support for IDF recruitment among Arab Christians, the son of Father Gabriel Nadaf says a month into basic...

December 9, 2014 11:58 am
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The Familiar Face of Terror, and Resolve

Living in the Har Nof section of Jerusalem more than 20 years ago, I knew what terror was like. In those days, it was the Scud...

September 15, 2014 5:02 pm
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A Familiar Plague Infests Israel

Last week 43 Israeli soldiers from Unit 8200 of the IDF Intelligence Corps sent a letter to Prime Minister Netanyahu and Chief of Staff Lt....

August 25, 2014 1:45 pm
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Exposing The New York Times’ Top Man in Gaza

New York Times readers have reason to wonder how Jerusalem Bureau Chief Jodi Rudoren, its primary Gaza war reporter, has gained access...

July 9, 2014 5:42 pm
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Israel’s Biennial Gaza War – Jewish and Arab Pathologies

Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to Israel's 3rd Biennial Gaza War. Israelis knows the drill. Stay near a bomb shelter, pray nobody gets hurt, and watch in...

May 26, 2014 10:30 am
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Full Transcript: Israel’s President Peres Remarks for Pope Francis’s Visit

Below is the full transcript of Israeli President Shimon Peres's remarks on the occasion of Pope Francis's visit to the President's Residence in Jerusalem, May...

May 8, 2014 5:56 pm
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Israeli Christian Priest Nadaf Purportedly Sacked by Church for Pro-IDF Stance

JNS.org - The Greek Orthodox church in Israel has purportedly sacked Israeli Christian priest Father Gabriel Nadaf over his outspoken support for Christian integration...

April 23, 2014 5:45 pm
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Israel to Begin Recruitment of Christians Into Military Service

JNS.org - Israel has announced increased efforts to encourage Christians to join the Israeli military. "We intend to appeal to the Christian population of conscription...

January 10, 2014 2:04 pm
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Ridiculous Jewish Weddings

It has been a pleasurable part of my life as a rabbi to attend weddings. I have attended hundreds of weddings of various sizes, styles,...

November 18, 2013 4:47 pm
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Thomas Friedman’s Folly

Thomas Friedman's boyhood infatuation with Israel following the Six-Day War quickly faded. During his undergraduate years at Brandeis in the mid-Seventies he belonged to the...

Features

Dairy, First Fruits, and More: Welcoming Shavuot With Customs of the Season

JNS.org - I’ve often heard, and many rabbis lament, that Shavuot is the only...

Tapping Into the Brilliance of Israel and the Zionist Dream

JNS.org - As Israel celebrates its 70th birthday, the global Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement has been propagating the idea of...

Reminiscing: Israel at 70

I celebrated my 12th birthday one week before the birth of the State of Israel. I was about to begin lessons...

World

EU Denies It Is Planning to Offer Financial Aid to Iran to Preserve Nuclear...

Three European Union sources have denied that diplomats meeting in Vienna on Friday to salvage the imperiled Iranian nuclear deal...

Israel

Israeli Defense Minister, Arab MK in Ferocious War of Words

Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman and Israeli-Arab Member of Knesset Ayman Odeh conducted a ferocious war of words on Sunday following a controversy over the injury of an Arab demonstrator...

Middle East

Egypt’s Sisi Orders Gaza Border Opened for Ramadan

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi ordered on Thursday that the Rafah border crossing with the Gaza Strip be opened for the whole of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, he...

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