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ARTICLES BY: Alex Traiman /JNS.org


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...

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...

Features

Abbas Honors Terrorists Ahead of Trump Visit

The Palestinian Authority (PA) honored two terrorists this month in the lead up to President Donald Trump's visit with PA...

US Veterans in Israel: Memorial Day Profiles in Courage and Healing (Part Two)

JNS.org - According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, approximately 20 veterans commit suicide across...

World

ADL Rejects Anti-Israel Activist Linda Sarsour Over BDS, Upholds Her ‘...

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) issued a sharp rejection on Thursday of the pro-BDS positions advocated by Linda Sarsour – the...

Israel

Netanyahu Presented With Plan to Transfer Some Eastern Jerusalem Neighborho...

JNS.org - Knesset member Dr. Anat Berko (Likud) has presented Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with a plan to separate some...

Middle East

Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov Defies Trump Over Iran’s Middle East ...

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov directly challenged US President Donald Trump's tough stance on Iran this week during a briefing...

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