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April 20, 2017 4:33 pm

Israeli Entrepreneurs See a Bright Future for Solar Technology

JNS.org - In October 2016, SpaceX and Tesla founder Elon Musk unveiled Powerwall II, a high-performance rechargeable battery powered by a solar roof. This new technology looks like...

March 15, 2017 6:34 am

Basketball’s ‘Jewish Jordan’ Runs Summer Camp

JNS.org - For years, Jewish basketball aficionados have adored Tamir Goodman. The same can now be said for Jewish summer campers. Goodman, who was nicknamed the “Jewish...

January 10, 2017 1:26 pm

Poll: Majority of Israeli Jews Favor Settlement Construction, Consider Obama ‘Unfriendly’ to Israel

JNS.org - A new survey published in the aftermath of the United Nations Security Council resolution against Israeli settlements, which passed after the Obama administration refused...

January 4, 2017 5:37 am

New Film Tells Story of Israeli Basketball Triumph Over Soviets

JNS.org - The stakes could not have been higher when Israel’s Maccabi Tel Aviv basketball team faced its heavily favored rival, the Russian CSKA Moscow squad,...

December 26, 2016 7:37 am

A New Documentary Shows the Extent and Nature of Anti-Zionist ‘Hate Spaces’ on Campus

JNS.org - Americans for Peace and Tolerance’s (APT) new documentary, Hate Spaces: The Politics of Intolerance on Campus, explores the roots of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions...

November 28, 2016 10:58 am

Baptist Pastor Unearths His Father’s Holocaust Heroism in Wartime Diaries

JNS.org -- Master Sgt. Roddie Edmonds never spoke about his experiences as a prisoner of war during World War II. Captured during the Battle of the...

July 21, 2016 12:49 pm

Seeking to Make Content ‘More Alive,’ E-Book Publishing Tool Takes Off in Israel

JNS.org - In the era of e-books, tech and publishing companies compete aggressively for market share. The fierce legal battles among Amazon, Apple, Barnes & Noble,...

July 15, 2016 7:36 am

‘This Is Our Moment of Real Zionism’

JNS.org - Russell F. Robinson, CEO of the Jewish National Fund (JNF), believes that Israel has reached an important milestone in its development as a nation. “I...

July 1, 2016 3:15 am

As Jews ‘Forever Remain the Outsider,’ New York Group Teaches Self-defense

JNS.org - “Mike Tyson once said, ‘Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the face,’” Ron Miller, a prospective member of the Legion, New...

May 19, 2016 11:26 am

Filmmaker Eyal Resh Embraces the Challenge of Telling Israel’s Story (VIDEO)

JNS.org - Telling Israel’s story. It’s the specific title of a short film that Eyal Resh created last year. It’s also the theme behind the 27-year-old Israeli filmmaker’s...

April 1, 2016 6:42 am

In ‘My Fat Dad,’ Wisdom Balances Recipes and Relationships

JNS.org - “A good relationship, like a good recipe, requires balance — three cups of wisdom to every one cup of sugar,” says Beauty, Jewish author...

March 22, 2016 7:07 am

New York Summit Advances Hispanic Christians’ Pro-Israel Momentum

JNS.org - Navigating security at the Consulate General of Israel in New York requires patience, but visitors attending the recent Latino-Jewish roundtable discussion at that venue...

January 4, 2016 3:06 am

In 2016, Chabad’s Personal Touch Might Make Largest Strides on Campuses

JNS.org - The Chabad-Lubavitch movement’s robust Internet presence, and its network of emissaries who foster Jewish life in communities ranging from the urban to the remote,...

December 2, 2015 8:48 am

The Jewish Patch Adams: Medical Clowns’ Work Steeped in Smiles

JNS.org - “You treat a disease, you win, you lose. You treat a person, I guarantee you, you’ll win, no matter what the outcome,” says the...


Film Documenting New Immigrant Wins ‘Inspired by Israel’ Video Contest

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat praised the winners of the recent "Inspired by Israel"...

Driver’s or Pilot’s License? Israeli Company to Develop Flying Electric Car

JNS.org - Metro Skyways, a subsidiary of Israeli company Urban Aeronautics based in Yavne,...


On Israel’s Holocaust Remembrance Day, Educating the Next Generation

JNS.org - As Sunday evening approached in Israel, stores and businesses shuttered early while the...


United Nations Secretary-General Vows to Combat Anti-Israel Bias, Antisemit...

JNS.org - United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres reassured Jewish community leaders on Sunday that he would oppose any anti-Israel bias at...


European Governments Funding NGOs Linked to Bloodthirsty Terror Group PFLP,...

European governments are funding Palestinian civic organizations with clear ties to the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP)...

Middle East

Report: Veteran Palestinian Terrorist Who Commanded Infamous 1987 Hang Glid...

A veteran Palestinian terrorist who commanded an infamous 1987 attack in northern Israel was killed in Syria over the weekend...