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ARTICLES BY: Jacob Kamaras / JNS.org


April 4, 2017 7:25 am
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Momentum and Mixed Signals: The Arab-Israeli Peace Process

JNS.org - Although regional conditions have created momentum for a comprehensive Arab-Israeli peace deal, Palestinian and Arab leaders are sending mixed signals to Israel. In his recent remarks to...

March 28, 2017 6:38 am
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AIPAC Policy Conference Adapts to the World of Trump

JNS.org - In recent years, AIPAC’s policy conferences have centered on hot-button issues such as the Iran nuclear deal, tension between the Obama administration and Israel, Prime...

February 22, 2017 7:43 am
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International Jewish Youth Convention’s Delicate Balancing Act On Refugee Debate

JNS.org -- In an ever-polarized American era, nonprofits often need to decide how to make their organization’s or constituency’s voice heard on policy issues, without making overtly...

February 22, 2017 7:41 am
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International Conference of Jewish Teens About Vision and Resolve

JNS.org -- My interview with Aaron Mantell and Danielle Wadler, two teens from New York’s Long Island region, was drowned out by a parade of chanting students. Welcome...

January 19, 2017 7:37 am
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Trump Cabinet Brings a Mix of Assurances and Mysteries on Israel

JNS.org - After raising concerns in the pro-Israel community early in his campaign -- for saying that he would remain “neutral” in navigating the Israeli-Palestinian conflict -- President-elect Donald Trump...

January 16, 2017 7:22 am
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10 Things to Know About Israel’s Tourism Sector

JNS.org - Some 2.9 million people visited Israel last year, a 3.6 percent increase from 2015. Earlier this week, Israel’s Ministry of Tourism released a report summarizing international...

January 5, 2017 4:45 am
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Five Potential Developments in US-Israel Relations in 2017

JNS.org - The onset of 2017 comes a mere few weeks before President-elect Donald Trump takes office, ushering in a new era in the US-Israel relationship. The...

December 28, 2016 7:46 am
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The Year in Review: 10 Israel News Stories That Defined 2016

JNS.org - President Barack Obama sprang his much-anticipated “December surprise” on Israel at the United Nations last week, capping off 2016 with a bang as it...

November 21, 2016 3:28 pm
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How Did Jewish Newspapers Handle Presidential Endorsements, and What Price Are They Paying for Their Choices?

JNS.org -- Any newspaper that makes political endorsements runs the risk of alienating readers who disagree with the publication’s candidate of choice. Angry letters and canceled...

May 11, 2016 6:39 am
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At the March of the Living, Learning How to Live

JNS.org - Sophie Wortsman. 16. Toronto. Student. Benji Zoller. 18. Dallas. Student. Sam Peltz. 83. Florida and New York. Survivor. Jacob Kamaras. 30. Houston. Journalist. We all shared the same...

May 5, 2016 12:47 pm
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‘No Statue of Limitations on Genocide,’ Nuremberg Anniversary Confab Reminds

JNS.org - Why should the casual observer care about the seemingly obvious need to prosecute and convict Nazi war criminals, whether it be during the Nuremberg...

April 21, 2016 6:30 am
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Another Year, Another Flood for Houston’s Jews. What Now?

JNS.org - For the second straight year, this is a story that I wish I didn’t need to write. But for the second straight year, I’m...

April 20, 2016 6:19 am
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Houston Jewish Community Is Flooded Again

JNS.org - Just 11 months after a massive Memorial Day flood damaged about 500 Jewish homes (among more than 2,500 homes overall) and three synagogues in...

April 15, 2016 6:47 am
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For Alan Gross, Cuban Prison Didn’t Harden His Heart or Weaken His Ambition

JNS.org - Alan Gross used to be nothing more to me than a tragic headline. When I started my position at this news service in July 2011,...

Features

New York Times Amends Palestinian Terrorist Barghouti’s Op-Ed Amid Outcry

JNS.org - A day after convicted Palestinian terrorist Marwan Barghouti wrote a New York...

World

Trumps Pledges to Release Tax Reform Package Next Week

President Donald Trump says businesses and individuals will receive a "massive tax cut" under a tax reform package he plans to unveil next week. In an interview with the Associated Press,...

Israel

Israeli PM Netanyahu at Jerusalem Meeting With Visiting US Defense Secretar...

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that President Donald Trump’s recent actions in the Middle East are “a welcome change.” Netanyahu...

Middle East

Israeli Army Strikes Syria After Three Mortars Hit Golan Heights

The IDF announced on Friday evening that it had attacked the sources of three mortars fired into the northern Golan Heights earlier that day. Friday afternoon, a mortar shell exploded in...

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