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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...

Culture

New Biography of Philanthropist Fails to Ask Key Jewish Questions

JNS.org - Professor Hasia Diner has a well-earned reputation as an insightful historian. But in her new book, Julius Rosenwald: Repairing...

Conan O’Brien Tries Winning Over Israeli Woman While Covered in Dead Sea Mud

Conan O'Brien shared on his late night talk show on Monday a video...

15,000 People Attend Largest-Ever Israeli Cultural Festival in Europe

JNS.org - The largest-ever Israeli cultural event in Europe, TLV in LDN, attracted some...

Features

The Unheard Story: Bulgaria’s Rescue of 50,000 Jews During the Holocaust

You have probably heard of "Schindler’s List" -- Steven Spielberg’s movie, which brought to life...

IDF’s Underground Gaza Wall May Change Hamas Terror Strategies

Time may be running out for one of Hamas' main weapons against Israel:...

World

Pro-Israel University of Maryland Professor Dismissed After Complaining of ...

A Jewish professor at the University of Maryland (UMD) who was dismissed months after complaining of facing religious discrimination plans...

Israel

Israel Moves to Prevent Palestinian Authority From Joining Interpol

JNS.org - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has ordered his country's Foreign Ministry to increase its efforts to prevent the Palestinian Authority (PA) from joining the international police organization Interpol. The Palestinian...

Middle East

Iraqi Kurds Vote in Independence Referendum

JNS.org - The Kurdish region of Iraq commenced a historic referendum on Monday, allowing some five million Iraqi Kurds to vote on the creation of an independent state of Kurdistan. Kurdish...

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