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June 26, 2016 5:41 am

North American Studios Look to Israel for Next Animation Hit

JNS.org - In 2008, Yoram Honig was a producer and director living in Jerusalem, fresh off his first international hit, when the Jerusalem Development Authority (JDA)...

May 3, 2016 6:49 am

A Remnant of Better Days, Jerusalem’s Only Gay Bar Remains Open

JNS.org - If any city needs a nonjudgmental space, it’s Jerusalem. Both sides of Israel’s capital — the Muslim eastern half and the Jewish western half —...

April 14, 2016 6:44 am

As BDS Opponents Move From Campuses to State Capitols, California Is Next

JNS.org - Close observers of the anti-Israel Boycotts, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement have long kept a weather eye on California. But that attention has mostly...

March 29, 2016 6:32 am

A Vanished Jewish Boomtown Lives on Through Its Holocaust Survivors, Stories

JNS.org - The Eastern European countryside is haunted by the ghosts of countless shtetls whose surviving residents have long since scattered. For the most part, those...

February 8, 2016 4:30 pm

Israel and the Apartheid Narrative: 2 South African Student Leaders Weigh In

JNS.org - About two-dozen people file into Dodd 175 at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) campus on a Thursday night, scouting out seats and...

February 2, 2016 7:13 am

Former Soviet Union Jews Convene for Their First Major West Coast Conference

JNS.org - For one weekend at the Westin Pasadena hotel in the Los Angeles area, hallway conversations were conducted mostly in Russian and Hebrew, with English...

January 20, 2016 2:15 am

CAMERA Conference Fights Efforts to Turn Evangelicals Against Israel

JNS.org - Immanuel Paul looked somewhat out of place in a leather jacket and priest’s collar, seated by himself in a Hollywood ballroom where a conference...

January 15, 2016 3:57 am

Conservative Judaism’s Rebranding Effort Could Signal a Sea Change

JNS.org - Conservative Judaism has always had something akin to middle-child syndrome: squeezed on both sides by the Orthodox and Reform movements. But lately, its identity...

December 10, 2015 7:03 am

Hanukkah Candles Lend Warmth and Community to Ailing Ukraine

JNS.org - In the United States, there are those who believe Christmas has swallowed Hanukkah whole, reducing it to a sort of Christmas for Jews. But...

November 17, 2015 7:37 am

Don’t Think Israel is a Luxury Destination? Check Out These 6 Spots

JNS.org - While Israel is a common destination for cultural and religious pilgrimages, travelers seeking the best hotels, fine dining, and upscale relaxation less often find...

October 9, 2015 4:20 am

On Syrian Refugee Crisis, Jewish Community Moves From Words to Action

JNS.org - Will Recant pulls both heartstrings and purse strings for a living. As the head of the Jewish Coalition for Disaster Relief, a consortium of 49...

September 27, 2015 4:07 am

Holocaust to Hebrew: Cantor’s Album Bridges Generations, Genres, Families

JNS.org - These are Israeli folk songs as you’ve never heard them before. And that’s exactly the point: Cantor Elisa Waltzman’s debut album seeks to bridge a...

September 8, 2015 6:12 am

With Senate Set to Clear Iran Deal, Opponents Must Choose: Keep Opposing, or Call for Strict Enforcement

JNS.org - When she became the 34th U.S. senator to publicly support the Iran nuclear deal, thereby stripping Congress of its power to block the Obama...

August 27, 2015 12:34 pm

In the Ashkenazi Heartland, a Struggle Over Ruins and Jewish Memory

JNS.org - Walking through Lviv, a Ukrainian city near the Polish border whose Jewish population is a small fraction of what it once was, it’s not...


Israeli Actress Gal Gadot Ranked Most Popular Celebrity on Social Media

JNS.org - Israeli actress and “Wonder Woman” star Gal Gadot was ranked first on...

NBA’s Indiana Pacers Draft Israeli-Born Player T.J. Leaf in First Round

JNS.org - The National Basketball Association’s (NBA) Indiana Pacers on Thursday became the second...


Unpacking the Message of Iran’s Missile Strike Against Islamic State

JNS.org - While Iran routinely threatens Israel, experts say that the Islamic Republic was...

Israel’s Recent Response to Syrian Mortars Deemed ‘Old Policy’

JNS.org - Mortar shells fired from Syria into the Israeli Golan Heights on Saturday...

Will Palestinian Energy Feud Spark Surge in Violence Against Israel?

JNS.org - The long-running feud between Hamas and Fatah has led to a deepening...


Major Documentary on UK Labour Party Antisemitism Premieres in London

Some of the UK's leading Jewish intellectuals gathered with Labour Party parliamentarians at London's JW3 Jewish community center on Monday night for the public launch of a major documentary on...


Israel’s Ivy League Graduates Hold 10th Annual Yacht Race

JNS.org - About 100 graduates from the world’s top universities participated in Israel’s 10th annual Ivy League Yacht Race last week in the Mediterranean Sea, off the coast of Herzliya. Hosted by...

Middle East

Egypt’s Sisi Approves Deal to Hand Over Strategic Red Sea Islands to Saud...

JNS.org - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi ratified a treaty that hands over two strategic islands in the Red Sea to...