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Eliana Rudee is a contributor to the Franklin Center for Government & Public Integrity. She is a graduate of Scripps College, where she studied International Relations and Jewish Studies. Follow her @ellierudee.

ARTICLES BY: Eliana Rudee / JNS.org

February 15, 2018 3:39 pm

Couples Who Save Lives Together Form Lasting Bonds

JNS.org - While matchmaking is not something often considered a priority in the world of emergency medical services, a good number of volunteer first responders have...

February 13, 2018 3:55 pm

Ahmadi Muslims Are Among the Persecuted Mideast Minorities Given Religious Freedom in Israel

JNS.org - As a small Islamic sect of an estimated 20 million people -- about one percent of the global Muslim population -- the Ahmadiyya community is a persecuted minority across...

January 18, 2018 1:34 pm

Israel’s Wine Industry Grows Better With Age

JNS.org - Israeli winemakers say that, just like the beverage they produce, their industry is growing better with age. More than 50 Israeli wineries, together with...

January 4, 2018 2:52 pm

Jewish Students Around the World Report Shared Challenges on BDS, Antisemitism and Apathy

JNS.org - They may live thousands of miles apart, but student activists from around the world identify various shared challenges living as Jews in their respective...

January 2, 2018 3:28 pm

Trailblazing a New Breed: Biblically-Inspired, Bourbon-Style Israeli Whiskey

JNS.org - Norm Cohen and Alan Cohl are confident that their new breed of whiskey will echo Israel’s success in making the desert bloom. They are...

December 29, 2017 2:29 pm

The Much-Awaited Grassroots, Zionist, Progressive Movement Is Here

JNS.org - Salt and pepper -- peanut butter and jelly -- Zionism and progressivism. Few question the inherent, irrefutable bond between the first two of those pairs, but civil rights attorney...

December 22, 2017 3:11 pm

Some Iraqi Jews Have Unfinished Business in Their Old Country

JNS.org - When thinking of the words “refugee” and “Middle East,” many displaced groups come to mind. But few know that some of the original refugees of...

December 20, 2017 3:31 pm

Reflecting on the Diversity and Rising Popularity of Israeli Cuisine

JNS.org - A few years ago, when film director and producer Roger Sherman referred to Israel as one of the “hottest food scenes in the world,”...

December 11, 2017 5:28 pm

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 effort to take the pulse...

November 22, 2017 1:15 pm

Exposing the Terror Ties of Students for Justice in Palestine

JNS.org - A newly released report by the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs (JCPA) think tank exposes the terror affiliations of Students for Justice in Palestine...

November 14, 2017 1:34 pm

Israel Education Efforts Are ‘Changing Opinions’ on Irish University Campuses

JNS.org - At the age of 18, Tal Hagin is one of the first Zionist and Israeli speakers to present his message on university campuses in...

October 18, 2017 1:37 pm

Israeli Program Helps Aspiring High-Tech Entrepreneurs

JNS.org - As a teenager, Asher Dale created a phone application called “Three Good Things -- A Happiness Journal.” The app sends users daily reminders to write...

September 20, 2017 10:41 am

Nearing Centennial, Lord Balfour Descendant Shows Pride in Family Support for Jewish Homeland

JNS.org - In anticipation of the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration, British and Israeli senior officials convened in Jerusalem last week to discuss the past, present and...

August 2, 2017 10:46 am

In Raising the Palestinian Flag, Jewish Camp Disrupts a Safe Space for Zionism

JNS.org - As a child, I spent my summers at Camp Solomon Schechter, a Conservative Jewish camp in Tumwater, Washington. My experiences at Camp Schechter were...


Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Actor David Schwimmer Bond Over Having Critical Jewish Mothers

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and actor David Schwimmer bonded on Friday over their shared...


Knesset Caucus Celebrates ‘Faith-Based Diplomacy’ to Honor Christian Allies

JNS.org - Members of the Knesset celebrated the role of “faith-based diplomacy” in President...

Ebay: Israelis Are World’s Second-Largest Online Shoppers

JNS.org - Israel was the world’s second-largest online commerce consumer per capita in 2017 -- second only to China -- according to e-commerce giant eBay. Israelis bought products...


British Labour Activist Who Called Jews ‘Zios’ Expelled From Party; Jew...

Jewish groups in Britain are hailing the Labour Party’s expulsion on Sunday of a virulent anti-Israel activist, but warned that...


Israeli Political Leader Lapid on Polish Holocaust Law: ‘On the Verge...

Yesh Atid party leader Yair Lapid continued his war of words with the Polish government on Monday, comparing a new Polish...

Middle East

Hezbollah’s Nasrallah Threatens Israeli Gas and Oil Rigs: We Are Capable ...

JNS.org - Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah said in a televised speech on Feb. 16 that “if the Lebanese Higher Defense Council makes an...