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ARTICLES BY: Alex Traiman /JNS.org


March 28, 2017 6:35 am
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Israeli Knesset Enters Recess Amid Questions on Government’s Stability

JNS.org - During the past two weeks, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has reportedly sent signals that he might disband the current Likud-led government and call for...

March 1, 2017 7:28 am
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Netanyahu Focuses on Israeli Security, Drifts Away From Two-State Solution

JNS.org - For the second time in a month, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu informed the leader of a major Western power that Israel will retain...

February 27, 2017 7:51 am
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US Jewish Leaders Engage Israeli Officials Amid Shifting Landscape

JNS.org - Amid a sea change in US politics and an ever-changing Middle East, Israel is once again relying on the engagement of America’s most influential Jewish communal organizations. The...

February 10, 2017 3:49 am
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Renewed Questions About Future of Settlements After Amona Evacuation

JNS.org - Israel carried out the much-discussed evacuation of the Jewish outpost of Amona last week. The controversy raised renewed questions about the future of Israeli settlements,...

February 1, 2017 9:05 am
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Understanding the Implications of New Jewish Construction in East Jerusalem

JNS.org - Following the Israeli government’s announcement of plans to approve nearly 800 apartments in Jewish communities located in contested eastern sections of Jerusalem, residents, experts...

January 20, 2017 6:20 am
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Critics Say ‘Hostile’ Israeli Media Quick to Indict Netanyahu in Corruption Probes

JNS.org - Two separate investigations into the conduct of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have dominated headlines in the Israeli media during the past several weeks. While...

January 10, 2017 7:22 am
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Jerusalem Truck-Ramming Attack Draws Comparisons to Nice, Berlin and 9/11

JNS.org - A Palestinian driver rammed a truck into a crowd of Israeli soldiers on Sunday at the scenic Haas Promenade, overlooking Jerusalem’s Old City. The...

December 26, 2016 2:04 pm
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Moving US Embassy to Jerusalem: ‘World War III’ or a Simple ‘Reality Check’?

JNS.org -- The incoming Donald Trump administration’s stated intention to move America’s embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem has been met with a Palestinian reaction,...

December 21, 2016 7:10 am
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Amona Residents Accept Compromise; ‘Rule of Law’ Prevails in Israeli Settlement Dispute

JNS.org -- Residents of the West Bank settlement of Amona agreed to a last-minute government proposal to shift the community to an adjacent plot of...

November 23, 2016 11:16 am
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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 8, 2016 1:51 am
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Settlement or Outpost? ‘Bureaucratic’ Distinction Draws Israeli, Global Scrutiny

JNS.org - Demolition orders for a West Bank Jewish community, plans to build a replacement for that community, and proposed legislation that would legalize more Israeli...

October 10, 2016 10:19 am
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Debating 98 New Homes: The US-Israel Settlement Tensions

JNS.org -- Israel's newly approved plan to build 98 homes in the Shiloh Valley, in northern Samaria, has renewed longstanding tensions between President Barack Obama and...

July 11, 2016 9:21 am
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Netanyahu’s Multi-Nation Trip Marks ‘Overdue’ Step in Israel-Africa Relations

JNS.org - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took a historic multi-nation trip to Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya, and Ethiopia this week, stressing the importance of improved diplomatic...

July 5, 2016 6:23 am
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Palestinian Water Shortages and Israel’s Water Supply: Behind the Headlines

JNS.org - Highly publicized severe water shortages in Palestinian villages in the northern West Bank have caused tens of thousands of local residents to suffer without...

Features

New York Times Amends Palestinian Terrorist Barghouti’s Op-Ed Amid Outcry

JNS.org - A day after convicted Palestinian terrorist Marwan Barghouti wrote a New York...

World

Trumps Pledges to Release Tax Reform Package Next Week

President Donald Trump says businesses and individuals will receive a "massive tax cut" under a tax reform package he plans to unveil next week. In an interview with the Associated Press,...

Israel

Israeli PM Netanyahu at Jerusalem Meeting With Visiting US Defense Secretar...

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that President Donald Trump’s recent actions in the Middle East are “a welcome change.” Netanyahu...

Middle East

Israeli Army Strikes Syria After Three Mortars Hit Golan Heights

The IDF announced on Friday evening that it had attacked the sources of three mortars fired into the northern Golan Heights earlier that day. Friday afternoon, a mortar shell exploded in...

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