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ARTICLES BY: Jacob Kamaras / JNS.org


September 11, 2017 11:23 am
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The Jewish Year’s Inspiring Newsmakers

JNS.org - Judaism’s High Holidays are a time for prayer, introspection and also inspiration. Amid the headlines on terrorism and political disputes, some prominent newsmakers in the...

August 30, 2017 10:41 am
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Hurricane Harvey the Peak of a Devastating Three-Year Flooding Trend for Houston’s Jews

JNS.org - As a member of Houston’s Jewish community -- and as someone writing about a devastating flood there for the third time since May 2015 -- I’m...

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...

Culture

New Biography of Philanthropist Fails to Ask Key Jewish Questions (REVIEW)

JNS.org - Professor Hasia Diner has a well-earned reputation as an insightful historian. But...

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

Puerto Rico Synagogues Cancel High Holiday Services Ahead of Hurricane Mari...

As volunteers worked feverishly to tape the exposed windows of San Juan’s Temple Beth Shalom with plastic film and carry...

Israel

Israel Closes West Bank, Gaza Strip for Rosh Hashanah

The IDF announced on Tuesday that it will put in place a closure of the West Bank and Gaza Strip beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday, ahead of the holiday...

Middle East

Iran-Sponsored Hackers Said to Be Targeting Companies in US, Middle East, A...

A private cybersecurity firm has identified what it says is a hacking group sponsored by the Iranian government that has...

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