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ARTICLES BY: Judy Lash Balint / JNS.org


March 5, 2020 11:10 am
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Scholars Discuss the Mainstreaming of ‘Israelophobia’ in America

JNS.org - With the waning of bipartisan support for Israel in the United States, growing concern over the increasing hostility towards the Jewish state has...

February 19, 2020 11:23 am
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Catholic Church Symbolism Again Becomes an Issue Near Death Grounds of Auschwitz

JNS.org - The protest outside the church at Birkenau during last month’s commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp...

January 14, 2020 11:06 am
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Oldest Working Journalist in the World Feted in Jerusalem

JNS.org - Israel is the home of Walter Bingham, 95, certified by the Guinness Book of World Records as the oldest living radio-talk show host. At a...

April 19, 2019 10:32 am
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Nineteen Ways You Know It’s Passover in Israel

JNS.org - If you’ve never heard an Arab calling out alter zachen (“old things”) in Yiddish, then you’ve never experienced pre-Passover preparations in Jerusalem. It’s...

November 2, 2017 3:48 pm
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Iconic Jerusalem Site Harnesses Virtual Reality to Fuse the Past, Present and Future

JNS.org – One of Jerusalem’s most iconic tourist sites is deploying futuristic technology to blend the past and the present, placing it at the vanguard of...

June 30, 2017 10:23 am
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New Airport Expected to Be a Game-Changer for Southern Israel’s Tourism Scene

JNS.org - Driving into Timna Park, a 15,000-acre nature reserve bounded by majestic, red-tinged hills, it’s easy to feel the awe and serenity that’s the hallmark of...

June 29, 2017 1:13 pm
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Archaeology Haven of Caesarea Seeks to Emerge as ‘Main Tourism Site’ in Israel

JNS.org - Chances are that if you’ve been on an organized tour to Israel during the past four decades, you’ve visited the ancient Mediterranean harbor city...

February 8, 2017 7:03 am
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Women’s Pre-Army Program Forced to Move, Reflecting Religious Debate in Israel

JNS.org - It’s hard to believe that 27 female teenagers are the cause of an intense debate within Israel’s national-religious population. The young women are students at Mechinat...

February 1, 2017 8:05 am
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How Two US-Trained Israel Advocates Became International Spokesmen

JNS.org - You could say that Yishai Fleisher was destined to be a Jewish activist. Born in Haifa on the day of the 1976 Entebbe hijacking...

January 8, 2017 6:58 am
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Preserving the Early History of the State of Israel

JNS.org -- The early founders of the Jewish state are being encouraged by an ambitious documentary program to tell their remarkable, personal stories of Israel's beginnings, so that...

December 23, 2016 3:01 am
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Israel’s First Hanukkah Candle Factory Endures 77-Year History

JNS.org - The Menorah Candle Company, a manufacturer and exporter of millions of Hanukkah candles worldwide, is one of the oldest businesses in the industrial zone of...

December 22, 2016 7:08 am
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‘City’ of Military Training Bases Is Latest Game-Changer in Southern Israel

JNS.org - A not-so-quiet demographic and geographic revolution is taking place in Israel these days. After years of planning, concrete efforts are underway to shift populations -- particularly...

November 1, 2016 11:52 am
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Jewish and Mormon Leaders Come Together to Remember Shared Values, Support for Zionism

JNS.org -- Exactly 175 years ago, an American non-Jew, under the direction of the founder of his church, climbed the Mount of Olives and offered an...

April 7, 2016 6:54 am
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Israel’s National Library Turns the Page With an Eye on Community, Technology

JNS.org - The recent groundbreaking ceremony for the new building of the National Library of Israel (NLI), a major event in the history of Jerusalem, was a deeply...

Culture

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

Growing Calls to Expel Penn State University Student Over Swastika Photo

More than 30,000 people have signed a petition urging Penn State University to expel a student who posted a photograph on Twitter displaying a hand-drawn swastika on her shoulder. The photo...

Israel

Israeli President Rivlin Calls for Civility as Annexation Debate Heats Up

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin on Thursday called for more civility in the ongoing debate over the Trump peace plan and the potential annexation of parts of the West Bank in...

Middle East

Palestinian Journalist on George Floyd Death: Arab Society ‘Must Also...

As the world reacts to the unrest that has followed the death of George Floyd, an African-American man who was...

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