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ARTICLES BY: Alex Traiman /JNS.org

July 5, 2018 11:27 am

The Forces Behind US and Israeli Bills to Withhold Pay-to-Slay Terror Financing

JNS.org - The passage of an Israeli law to withhold funds that the Palestinian Authority (PA) uses to pay terrorists for killing Jews is the correction of...

June 26, 2018 8:19 am

Constructive Dialogue Remains Critical to Moving American Zionism Forward

JNS.org -- For Israelis, Zionism is part and parcel of the national experience, regardless of religious or political affiliation. Yet in America, where Judaism has been...

May 3, 2018 4:25 pm

Will Israel Pass a Law to Offset ‘Pay-to-Slay’ Stipends to Jailed Palestinian Terrorists?

JNS.org - Knesset members are currently advancing competing laws to serve as the equivalent to America’s Taylor Force Act, which sanctions the Palestinian Authority (PA)’s “pay-to-slay” policy...

April 23, 2018 2:28 pm

And The Award for Best Performance Goes to…Natalie Portman

JNS.org – And the award for best performance by a non-supporting actor goes to ... Natalie Portman. In a 70th-anniversary present to the State of Israel, Portman...

March 28, 2018 2:27 pm

Israeli Security Cabinet Member Warns of Further Iranian Aggression in the Mideast

JNS.org - For years, Israel has been grappling with a new reality in the Middle East in which Iran has increasingly emerged as an ambitious and aggressive...

March 23, 2018 1:39 pm

Upcoming Address by Jimmy Carter at Liberty U. Raises Concern Among Christian Israel Supporters

JNS.org – Just days after US President Donald Trump is scheduled to inaugurate America’s embassy to Israel in Jerusalem on May 14, a former president with...

March 7, 2018 2:03 pm

Israeli Supreme Court Turnover: A ‘Win-Win’ for the Public and for Policy

JNS.org - Rising political star Ayelet Shaked just confirmed the fifth and sixth Israeli Supreme Court justices in her short tenure as justice minister. In a historical...

March 7, 2018 10:54 am

On AIPAC Sidelines, Israeli Ministers Express Support for Settlements

JNS.org - On the margins of the AIPAC policy conference in Washington, D.C., more than 300 conference attendees gathered at the prestigious Sixth & I Historic...

February 20, 2018 11:17 am

Delegation of American Jewish Leaders Visits UAE, Hoping for Results

JNS.org - A large delegation of American Jewish leaders recently spent two days in the United Arab Emirates -- in search of moderate Arab counterparts to fight...

February 19, 2018 11:38 am

Knesset Caucus Celebrates ‘Faith-Based Diplomacy’ to Honor Christian Allies

JNS.org - Members of the Knesset celebrated the role of “faith-based diplomacy” in President Trump’s recent announcement to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel...

February 8, 2018 8:51 am

Legal Summit in Jerusalem Tackles International BDS Efforts

JNS.org - Top legal experts recently gathered in Jerusalem for a three-day summit focused on countering a global delegitimization campaign against Israel. The first-ever Legal Network Initiative was...

December 26, 2017 12:04 pm

Pipeline Puzzle: Who Will Consume Israel’s Natural Gas?

JNS.org - By 2019, Israel’s large Leviathan natural gas field is expected to transform a once resource-poor developing economy into a major energy exporter. Yet for...

December 6, 2017 1:11 pm

Israel Joins USAID Effort in Africa, Further Bolstering Ties

JNS.org - In a strategic win-win-win for the US, Israel and Africa, the Jewish state has been welcomed into a multi-billion-dollar initiative that aims to dramatically...

November 28, 2017 1:54 pm

Tzipi Hotovely’s Comments Highlight Underbelly of Mistrust Between US Jews and Israel

JNS.org - Controversial remarks made last week by Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely -- that American Jewry is out of touch with the daily realities of life...


Yeshiva University Grad Writes Book to Help Children Understand Death

What should parents tell their children when a loved one dies? It’s a...

New England Patriots Star Shares Western Wall Photo With Jewish High Holidays Message

New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman posted pictures of himself in Israel, including...


A Look at the Candidates to Become Jerusalem’s Next Mayor

JNS.org - The late Jerusalem Mayor Teddy Kollek used to say that if one wanted to uproot and replant a tree...

Faith and Fasting: A Look at the Practice Ahead of Yom Kippur

JNS.org - Fasting is the most commonly known Yom Kippur ritual. According to a 2016 Pew survey, 40% of American...

A New Generation of Galvanized Young Jews Fight Antisemitism on Campus

JNS.org - IfNotNow (INN) has a plan. It’s determined, according to its website, to...


As US Sanctions Near, Europe Fails to Protect Iran Deal

At a meeting in Washington after Donald Trump pulled out of the Iran nuclear deal in May, a senior US official told European diplomats that their efforts to save the...


Blaming Israel for Downing Plane, Russia to Sell S-300 Air Defense System t...

Russia will sell Syria the advanced S-300 air defense system following the downing of a Russian plane that the Kremlin...

Middle East

Iran Revolutionary Guards Threaten to Avenge Military Parade Attack

Iran's Revolutionary Guards vowed on Sunday to wreak "deadly and unforgettable" vengeance for a shooting attack on a military parade that killed 25 people, including 12 of their comrades, and...