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Eliana Rudee is a contributor to the Franklin Center for Government & Public Integrity. Follow her at @ellierudee

ARTICLES BY: Eliana Rudee


October 26, 2016 6:30 am
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10 Things That Happen During the Holidays — Only in Israel

1. Everyone wishes you a happy new year, easy fast and happy holiday -- just as they do for Christmas in the United States Seriously -- everyone and...

September 29, 2016 7:28 am
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American Olim Weigh in on Presidential Debate

It may have been 4 a.m. in Israel, but that didn't stop American olim from live-streaming Monday's presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. There are an estimated...

September 21, 2016 6:19 am
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Monitoring Which NGOs Get Our Money, and How They Spend It

In light of recent revelations that UN money for “humanitarian aid” has instead been used to fund Hamas’ terrorist and military efforts, NGO Monitor president Gerald Steinberg...

August 25, 2016 4:55 am
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A New Group Shows That Israel Is the Most Moral Army in the World

Colonel Richard Kemp, a retired British army officer, famously said that Israel has the most moral army in the world. He based his opinion on...

August 4, 2016 6:47 am
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Yad Vashem Opens Two Online Sports Exhibits Prior to Olympics

This week, as the sports world focuses on Rio de Janeiro, Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Center, commemorates athletes that may not have earned...

June 28, 2016 12:28 am
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Proposed Plan Takes a Bite out of Israeli Rabbinate’s Kashrut Role

The Israeli Supreme Court recently ruled that privately supervised kosher eateries cannot use the word “kosher” in their restaurants. The Chief Rabbinate, the ultra-Orthodox religious...

June 9, 2016 10:10 am
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‘So Are You, Like, Fluent Yet?’

JNS.org - “So are you, like, fluent yet?” It’s a question that I get almost as often as, “Are you safe?” And it’s the only question I’m...

June 1, 2016 6:24 am
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Student Body Poised to Embrace BDS at Portland State University

On June 6, the Associated Students of Portland State University (ASPSU) will vote on a resolution recommending that the university rescind all connections with Israeli companies that...

March 22, 2016 6:05 am
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AIPAC Policy Conference: Israel Targeted by Hate Group for Being Pro-Gay Rights

On Sunday afternoon, as participants at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Policy Conference made their way to the Verizon Center in Washington, DC, anti-LGBTQ...

February 2, 2016 7:10 am
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Former MK Einat Wilf: Peace Predictions and Internal Politics (INTERVIEW)

Einat Wilf is a former member of the Israeli Knesset and now spends most of her time serving as a “Roving Ambassador for Israel” -- traveling the...

January 5, 2016 7:44 am
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Analysis of New Palestinian Poll Shows Fertile Ground for Escalation of Violence

The recently released quarterly Palestinian Public Opinion Poll yielded “very frightening and pessimistic results” according to Khalil Shikaki, Director of the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey...

December 21, 2015 7:26 am
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I’m a New Immigrant to Israel, But I Know Terrorism All Too Well

I recently completed my Jerusalem ulpan course, an intensive five-month Hebrew program. I am originally from Seattle, but I moved to Israel five months ago, with a group...

October 14, 2015 6:55 am
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Under Obama, Another Betrayal of Israel

As an American citizen living in Jerusalem, I recently received two notifications from the U.S. State Department warning of “potential for violence in the Old City,”...

April 7, 2015 12:34 pm
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Why Trevor Noah’s Twitter Troubles Matter

Making jokes about women, LGBT people and Jews is not new in comedy. And most often, when a comedy routine features controversial jokes, it doesn't make international...

Features

Dairy, First Fruits, and More: Welcoming Shavuot With Customs of the Season

JNS.org - I’ve often heard, and many rabbis lament, that Shavuot is the only...

Tapping Into the Brilliance of Israel and the Zionist Dream

JNS.org - As Israel celebrates its 70th birthday, the global Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement has been propagating the idea of...

Reminiscing: Israel at 70

I celebrated my 12th birthday one week before the birth of the State of Israel. I was about to begin lessons...

World

CAIR Official Calls on US Government to Investigate American Jews Who Join ...

A top official at the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) said last month that the US government’s Countering Violent Extremism...

Israel

South African Government Mocked for Calling on Israel to Withdraw From Gaza...

The South African government became a laughing stock on Twitter on Thursday after it called on Israel to withdraw from...

Middle East

State Media: Syrian Air Defense Intercepts Missile Attack on Airport

Syrian state media said a military airport near Homs city had come under missile attack which was repelled by its air defense systems on Thursday. "One of our military airports in...

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