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ARTICLES BY: Judy Lash Balint / JNS.org


December 16, 2020 6:24 am
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50th Anniversary of Leningrad Trial Sparks Memories and Education

JNS.org - On December 15, 1970, a small item appeared at the top of page three of The New York Times under the jarring headline,...

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...

Features

Israeli Locust Slayers Train Ethiopians to Save Crops

JNS.org - Some call it a plague. Yoav Motro calls it a war. The enemies are the huge armies of desert...

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...

World

Iranian ‘Supreme Leader’ Khamenei Delivers ‘Quds Day̵...

Iran's so-called "Supreme Leader," Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, delivered a lengthy speech devoted to the elimination of the State of Israel...

Israel

Amid Global Shortage of Microchips, Israel Emerges as Investment ‘Bat...

As the global economy struggles with a shortage of semiconductors, threatening auto factories and toaster ovens alike, US chip giant...

Middle East

Saudi Arabia Wants to See ‘Verifiable Deeds’ From Talks With Ir...

A Saudi foreign ministry official said on Friday that talks between Saudi Arabia and Iran aim to reduce regional tensions,...

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