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September 18, 2018 7:03 am
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Kurds Remain First in Iran’s Firing Line

JNS.org - The Iranian regime is defying the newly found US resolve to counter its malign influence with whatever means it has at its disposal. On...

September 12, 2018 11:11 am
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Soviet Antisemitism in a British Guise

JNS.org - It’s back. The “it” I refer to is a phenomenon pretty much unknown to newer generations of Jews in terms of direct experience, but it...

September 3, 2018 10:10 am
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Vanessa Redgrave: Still Hating After All These Years

JNS.org - The spectacle of thespians making political interventions is rarely a dignified one. But that hasn’t stopped Hollywood’s elite from radical posturing. From the old...

August 26, 2018 8:56 am
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New York’s ‘Last Nazi’ Is Finally Deported to Germany

JNS.org - During my formal interview for US citizenship, not so long ago, I remember the interviewing officer looking me in the eye and asking...

August 20, 2018 8:20 am
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How to Misread Antisemitism

JNS.org - In all the furor around the antisemitism plaguing the British Labour Party, I’ve noticed two distinct forms of defense of both the party...

July 29, 2018 12:26 pm
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Jeremy Corbyn’s ‘Existential Threat’

JNS.org - On the evening of Monday, July 23, the parliamentary group of the British Labour Party held what Sky News called an “emotionally charged...

July 20, 2018 12:04 pm
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France’s Reputation Is at Stake Again Over the Murder of Sarah Halimi

JNS.org - For the second time in 20 years, France basked in the accomplishment of winning the World Cup with a team whose diverse backgrounds...

July 16, 2018 11:30 am
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The Irish Senate’s ‘Boycott Israel’ Debate

JNS.org - Reading the transcript of the debate that took place in the Irish Senate on July 11 before that body voted 25-20 to criminalize commercial relations with...

July 8, 2018 11:34 am
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Denmark Confronts Islamism and Integration

JNS.org - Imam Mundhir Abdallah is a good example of the dilemmas that have confronted politicians in Denmark in their response to Islamist extremism among the country’s...

July 2, 2018 11:23 am
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Polish-Jewish Relations Step Back From the Brink

JNS.org - Poland has taken the welcome step of removing the most objectionable part of its legislation governing the commemoration of the Nazi and Communist eras....

June 25, 2018 8:36 am
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What Macedonia and Israel Have in Common

JNS.org - Barely noticed outside of the Balkans, one of the world’s most intractable diplomatic disputes was finally resolved this month. The parties are Greece...

June 18, 2018 7:14 am
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Trump, Kim, and the ‘Good Citizen’

JNS.org - One of the many memorable scenes in The Lives of Others -- an exemplary German movie whose plot centers on the Stasi secret police...

June 8, 2018 12:58 pm
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Why a Soccer Hooligan Is Smiling

JNS.org - Jibril Rajoub is many things: a convicted terrorist, a former West Bank security chief, a former confidante of the late Yasser Arafat, and now...

June 4, 2018 8:28 am
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‘Nakba,’ ‘Naksa’ … Nowhere

JNS.org - When it comes to the Palestinian “original sin” theory of Israel’s creation, there are two key milestones: the flight of approximately 750,000 Arab refugees...

Culture

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...

Features

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...

World

Dozens of DJs Endorse Palestinian Cultural Boycott of Israel

Dozens of DJs expressed support for cultural boycotts of Israel in recent days, under the hashtag #DJsForPalestine. The initiative was endorsed on social media by various artists, labels, and producers primarily from Europe and...

Israel

Millions of Jews Worldwide Pause to Observe Yom Kippur

JNS.org – The holiest day in the Jewish calendar, Yom Kippur, was set to commence at sunset on Tuesday. It’s a time when Israel come to a near-complete pause. Many Israelis...

Middle East

US: Downing of Russian Military Plane Highlights Need to End Iranian Arms T...

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday said that the downing of a Russian military plane off the coast...

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