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ARTICLES BY: Alex Traiman /JNS.org


July 18, 2017 1:21 pm
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Israel Says New Temple Mount Security Aims to Prevent ‘Apocalypse Between Islam and Judaism’

JNS.org - The Israeli government has reopened the Temple Mount complex to Muslims and members of other faiths, with strict new security measures. The latest changes...

July 4, 2017 10:33 am
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UNESCO’s Cave of the Patriarchs Measure Is Latest Example of ‘Narrative Warfare’ Against Israel, Experts Say

JNS.org - According to legal experts, an upcoming vote by UNESCO on whether to declare Hebron’s Cave of the Patriarchs to be an endangered Palestinian heritage site...

June 15, 2017 10:24 am
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Israel Balances US Peace Push With Goal of Bolstering Settlements

JNS.org - Following recent commemorations around the world marking the 50th anniversary of the Six-Day War, the Israeli government is pledging to strengthen the Jewish settlement enterprise...

June 9, 2017 1:25 pm
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Will Twin Terror Attacks Threaten Stability in Iran?

JNS.org -- The world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism got a taste of its own medicine on June 7, when twin terror attacks struck prominent Iranian institutions....

May 11, 2017 2:27 pm
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In Reunified Jerusalem, Conflict Is a Constant Feature

JNS.org - Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat has navigated numerous conflicts, while simultaneously supervising the rapid growth of residential neighborhoods, commercial centers, parks and transportation infrastructure during...

May 4, 2017 11:50 am
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For Israelis, Memorial Day is Personal

JNS.org - Israel and the US share many values and traditions, including holding national days of commemoration for fallen soldiers. Yet there are sharp cultural differences...

April 27, 2017 9:21 am
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Infighting Between Israel’s Netanyahu and Finance Minister Kahlon May Be Precursor to Early Knesset Elections

JNS.org - Infighting between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the country's finance minister over tax reforms may be the precursor to early government elections. The prime...

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...

Culture

New Musical in New York Recalls Masada

In the 1500s, the Spaniards invaded Puerto Rico, enslaving and slaughtering the native Taíno people -- some of whom chose to escape...

Radiohead Rocks Tel Aviv With Longest Performance in 11 Years, Defying BDS

JNS.org - Some 50,000 Israelis flocked to Tel Aviv’s Hayarkon Park on Wednesday night...

Features

Canadian Islamist Groups Lose Charity Status Over Potential Militant Financing

Canadian authorities have stripped two former affiliates of the Islamic Society of North America's Canada...

A Tale of Two Palestinian Worlds

JNS.org - For slightly more than a decade, the two main areas slated for a future Palestinian state -- the disputed territories in...

Israel

Three Israelis Stabbed to Death by Palestinian Terrorist During Shabbat Din...

Three Israelis were stabbed to death and another was seriously wounded on Friday night by a knife-wielding Palestinian terrorist who...

Middle East

Erdogan Allies Attack Istanbul Synagogue, Warn of Further Violence Over Tem...

Activists from a Turkish fascist youth movement whose leader enjoys close relations with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan attacked the...

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