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Judith Bergman is a writer and political analyst. She lives in Israel.

ARTICLES BY: Judith Bergman


July 12, 2018 12:04 pm
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Bashing Israel Is a Big (State-Sponsored) Business

A recent report by NGO Monitor revealed that between 2012 and 2016, 39 Israeli non-governmental organizations (NGOs) received NIS 515.8 million ($142.6 million) from foreign donors. Just over 60%...

May 28, 2018 7:52 am
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Saying Kaddish for Jihadists

On May 15, the UN Security Council held a minute of silence for the 62 Gazans killed by Israeli forces. The IDF was forced to kill the attackers...

September 2, 2016 3:55 am
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Attention Norway: Stick to Polar Bears, Disregard BDS

One of the world's northernmost inhabited places is Longyearbyen, a small town of about 2,000 people in Svalbard, a Norwegian archipelago halfway between mainland Norway...

August 29, 2016 10:32 am
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How to Change People’s Minds on Israel

Anyone who has ever tried to persuade someone to change his mind on a contentious topic on which he holds strong views -- let's say, Israel --...

August 28, 2016 4:41 am
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There’s No Place Like Home

One of my favorite things about flying back to Israel from a long trip abroad is the first glimpse I catch of the land, seeing...

August 24, 2016 2:26 am
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On Islamic Terror, Europe Prefers to Remain Blind

As I was traveling to Europe this summer, it struck me what especially distinguishes Israeli from European ‎security measures: Israeli security is about dealing with...

August 22, 2016 5:00 am
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Calling Out the Conspiracy Theories

Conspiracy theories flourish and spread, aided by the ubiquitous internet, on both the left and right ends of the political spectrum. The term "conspiracy theory"...

August 17, 2016 6:35 am
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What Europe Could Learn From Israel

If there is one thing at which Jews have traditionally excelled, it is adapting. Throughout history, Jews have managed to adapt to often overwhelmingly negative...

August 15, 2016 6:39 am
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Why Are Jews Not ‘Radicalized?’

According to the most popular and largely dominant theory of why Muslims become radicalized, the more they feel discriminated against, the more likely they are...

August 9, 2016 6:13 am
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No More Mr. Nice Guy

Israel always plays nice. For decades, we have been allowing those who demonize and delegitimize Israel to cross our borders and do their dirty work...

July 19, 2016 7:22 am
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Europe Is Not Israel

"France must live with terrorism," French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said after the massive terrorist ‎attack in Nice last week. Understandably, his statement infuriated the...

July 17, 2016 6:23 am
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If Israel Banned Burqas

Picture this: Israel donates millions of shekels every year to various NGOs in Europe, e.g., in Germany, ‎France the UK and Scandinavia, on condition that they...

July 12, 2016 2:51 pm
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Entertainment for Bored Diplomats

UNESCO is at it again. Earlier this week, the World Heritage Committee of UNESCO began its 10-day 40th session in Istanbul, Turkey in which it...

July 10, 2016 5:13 am
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Do Houses Matter More Than Jews?‎

In the wake of the report of the Middle East Quartet, which called on Israel to cease settlement ‎construction and expansion, the US State Department this...

Culture

Black Jewish Rapper Addresses Antisemitism, Racism and Dual Identity in His Music

Black Jewish rapper Noah Shufuntinsky, also known as Westside Gravy, talked in a...

Niio Wants to Be the Netflix of the Digital Art World and COVID-19 Has Helped It

CTech - Many sectors have suffered from the impact of the global coronavirus...

Thousands Call on Israel’s Army Radio to Drop Pop Star Dua Lipa

JNS.org - A petition signed by thousands of Israelis was sent on Wednesday to Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz and...

Features

‘Your People Will Be My People’: A Shavuot Shout-Out to Ruth’s ‘Daughters’

JNS.org - “You shall love the convert, for you were strangers in the...

One New York Family’s Story of Surviving Coronavirus

JNS.org - For Sarit Haviv, 53, of Mill Basin in Brooklyn, New York, the toughest part of having COVID-19 was...

World

Thousands Take to Washington Streets in Protest Against US Police Violence

Thousands of protesters marched in Washington on Saturday as rallies across the United States to protest the killing of a black man in Minneapolis police custody enter a 12th day...

Israel

Israelis Protest Netanyahu’s Annexation Plan

Thousands of Israelis demonstrated on Saturday against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's plan to extend sovereignty over parts of the West Bank, the de-facto annexation of land that the Palestinians seek...

Middle East

IAEA Voices Serious Concern at Iran’s Stonewalling on Old Sites

The UN nuclear watchdog expressed serious concern on Friday that Iran has continued for months to deny it access to sites of interest to it, describing previous suspected activities there that could...

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