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December 11, 2017 4:32 pm

In Decades-Long AMIA Jewish Center Affair, the Truth Will Come Out

JNS.org - Like so many pins in a bowling alley, the treacherous former Argentine leaders who signed a secret pact exonerating Iran of its responsibility for...

November 23, 2017 1:29 pm

France’s Socialist Party Shows the Right Way to Respond to Antisemitism

JNS.org - It has been a long time since I’ve heard anyone say anything positive about the French Socialist Party (PS), once the giant of that...

November 17, 2017 12:52 pm

The Ultimate Victory of an African Tyrant

JNS.org - Which single individual made the following statements? “Gay people are worse than dogs and pigs. I keep pigs and the male pig knows the female...

November 10, 2017 11:50 am

Hopes Betrayed: The Russian Revolution and the Jews

JNS.org - Another week, another centennial. Following the Balfour Declaration’s milestone, it’s now time to look back on the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution in Russia, where a communist...

November 2, 2017 10:06 am

Iran’s War, and America’s Shame, in Kurdistan

JNS.org - Prior to the referendum in Iraqi Kurdistan on September 25, the leaders of Iran, Turkey and Iraq all foretold of the coming of a...

October 30, 2017 2:06 pm

Year Zero: The Palestinians and the Balfour Declaration

JNS.org - For the Palestinians, the year zero is not 1948, when the State of Israel came into being, but 1917, when Great Britain issued, in...

October 23, 2017 10:48 am

Iranian Nuclear Revelations From Argentina

JNS.org - Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon made a good point at a Security Council meeting on the Middle East this week when...

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...


Israeli Deterrence Holds Against Iran in Syria — For Now

JNS.org - A recent surge in alleged Israeli strikes on targets in Syria appears to suggest a new Israeli urgency to...

Some on Israeli Left Slant Right Amid Changing Political Map

JNS.org - Avi Gabbay, a leader of Israel’s political left -- and presumably one of the top challengers to Prime Minister...

How Jerusalem Is Reacting to Trump’s Change in US Policy

JNS.org - Opinions in Jerusalem about President Donald Trump’s landmark policy change there is vast -- reflecting the diversity of the Israeli capital itself. In an...


Top Senator Praises Hanukkah-Eve Passage of Key Holocaust Restitution Legis...

Senate minority leader Charles Schumer hailed the passage of new legislation on Tuesday that will boost the restitution process for Holocaust...


African National Congress to Push for Shutdown of South African Embassy in ...

South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) is pushing for a major downgrade of the country's full diplomatic relations with...

Middle East

Hamas Threatens to Make Israel ‘Pay a Price,’ Amid Latest Gaza ...

JNS.org - The IDF struck several of the Hamas terror group’s positions in the northern Gaza Strip on Monday night, after several...