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ARTICLES BY: Judy Lash Balint / JNS.org


November 9, 2020 7:35 am
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French Olim Help Fill Needed Health Care Gaps in Northern Israel

JNS.org - As a wave of Islamist terror directed at churches and priests raises religious tensions in France, a special group of recent French immigrants...

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...

Culture

Leonard Cohen Receives Posthumous Grammy Nomination for Best Folk Album

The late legendary Jewish singer Leonard Cohen has received a posthumous nomination for...

Egyptian Celeb Faces Legal Action for Taking Photos With Israelis

Egyptian actor and rapper Mohamed Ramadan is facing legal action for causing "offense to the Egyptian people" after taking pictures...

Features

An Israeli Soldier Gives His All for Lonely Senior Citizens

JNS.org - “Between 11th and 12th grade, after a tough fencing session, I saw a television report about all these...

Why the UAE Wants Israeli Help to Secure Its Food Supplies

JNS.org - Food security is emerging as a key area in which the United Arab Emirates is eager for Israeli...

Young Global Jewry at Forefront of Fight Against COVID-19

Masa Israel Journey, a leader in immersive international experiences in Israel founded by the Jewish Agency and government of Israel,...

World

German Young Socialists Accused of Antisemitism for Solidarity Resolution W...

The youth wing of Germany's main center-left political party was accused of antisemitism over the weekend after it passed a...

Israel

Panelists at Israel-Dubai Conference: ‘In Banking Sector, There Is No...

CTech - Dozens of businesspeople attended the first Israel-Dubai Conference held by Bank Leumi, Calcalist and Reshet 13, including many senior...

Middle East

Air Strike Kills IRGC Commander at Iraq-Syria Border

An air strike killed a commander of Iran's Revolutionary Guards at the Iraq-Syria border sometime between Saturday and Sunday, Iraqi security and local militia officials said on Monday. They could not confirm...

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