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October 11, 2017 2:13 pm

Harvey Weinstein’s Disgrace Produces Another Nasty Caricature

JNS.org - Walking through central London last week, and with a spare half hour on my hands, I decided to pay a quick visit to the National...

September 27, 2017 4:44 pm

Trump Betrays Kurdistan

JNS.org - It is difficult to look at the scandalous international response to the Kurdish independence referendum and not think, at the same time, of the...

September 20, 2017 1:38 pm

On Becoming an American

JNS.org – This week, I became an American citizen. As I intently studied my naturalization certificate after the oath-taking ceremony, it struck me how fortunate I am...

September 18, 2017 11:31 am

Talking to Qatar Should Not Mean Blessing Qatar

JNS.org - Should American Jewish leaders speak to the rulers of a petrostate that finances Hamas terrorists to blow up their fellow Jews in Israel? That, in...

September 11, 2017 11:38 am

In AMIA Jewish Center Episode, Hector Timerman’s Guilt Is Unveiled

JNS.org - It has been 23 years since the AMIA Jewish center in Buenos Aires was devastated by a Hezbollah truck bomb, claiming the lives of 85...

September 1, 2017 3:16 pm

Kushner’s Initiative Doesn’t Change Palestinian Reality

JNS.org - After several visits to Israeli leaders in Jerusalem and Palestinian leaders in Ramallah, White House senior adviser Jared Kushner’s attempt to restart the peace...

August 25, 2017 11:32 am

Leave the Symbols of Nazi Persecution Alone, Billy Joel

JNS.org - Billy Joel’s decision to sport a yellow star on the front and back of his jacket during a concert this week was a nod...

August 18, 2017 4:12 pm

Let’s Talk About Sex: The Aftermath of Charlottesville

JNS.org - The scene is Paris in the late 19th century. At a glittering ball, a handful of eligible gentilhommes eagerly circled the charming Comtesse de La Rochefoucauld -- something...

August 4, 2017 1:03 pm

Trump’s Foreign Policy: The Light and the Darkness

JNS.org - As much as President Donald Trump enjoys taking a metaphorical sledgehammer to even the merest of slights against him, there is no reason to...

July 21, 2017 2:41 pm

The Fable of George Soros

JNS.org – George Soros, the Hungarian-American billionaire, has all the makings of a character in a Hasidic fable. Here is a man distrusted by many of his...

July 17, 2017 2:06 pm

A BDS Lesson from Tunisia

JNS.org - To get a sense of what really lies beneath the campaign to boycott Israel -- which is about much more than just boycotting Israel -- it can be...

July 10, 2017 4:56 pm

The Joy of Israel and India, Together at Last

JNS.org - Israel’s defenders in America should take great pleasure from the success of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s historic visit to the Jewish state last...

July 4, 2017 11:01 am

A Jewish Version of Intersectionality

JNS.org - Whatever else is said these days about antisemitism, it remains the case that being accused of it is a surefire way of gaining name...

June 23, 2017 11:56 am

Welcome to the Shia Corridor

JNS.org - If you haven’t encountered the term “Shia corridor” yet, chances are that you will in the coming weeks, particularly if the ongoing confrontation between...


Israel Seen as a Rising Star in Space and Satellite Technology

JNS.org - Adding to Israel’s existing reputation as the “start-up nation” and a major hub of innovation, the Jewish state is...

Israeli Medical Marijuana Goes Global

After holding its third innovation conference in Tel Aviv in March, iCAN: Israel-Cannabis -- an Israeli marijuana group -- is hosting the inaugural CannaTech UK convention on October...

Artificial Intelligence Shapes the IDF in Ways Never Imagined

JNS.org - In pop culture and science fiction, artificial intelligence (AI) is often portrayed as a threat to humanity. But in...


Holocaust Memorial Vandalized in Uruguay Twice in One Week

JNS.org - Twice in five days, a Holocaust memorial in the Uruguayan capital of Montevideo was vandalized with antisemitic graffiti minimizing the Holocaust. Local authorities have launched an investigation, JTA reported. "They have...


Netanyahu Tells Visiting Russian Defense Minister: Israel Won’t Allow...

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held talks with Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu on Tuesday, saying his country will not...

Middle East

US-Backed Militias Oust ISIS From Raqqa Stronghold

US-backed militias in Syria declared victory over Islamic State in its capital Raqqa on Tuesday, raising flags over the last jihadist footholds after a four-month battle. The fighting was over and...