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ARTICLES BY: Orit Arfa / JNS.org


April 20, 2017 3:32 pm
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Lost And Not Found: The Unknown Fate of Jews’ Everyday Possessions Looted by the Nazis

JNS.org - At an antiques flea market in Berlin, one stand has two Hanukkah menorahs for sale. The husky, white-haired merchant wearing a Soviet hammer-and-sickle pin said one of...

January 26, 2017 8:21 am
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German Agency Helps Families Learn About Nazi Family Ties

JNS.org - While the annual commemoration of International Holocaust Remembrance Day gives voice to the victims of the Nazi atrocities, can this also be a day for...

December 13, 2016 3:47 am
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European Christian Groups Shine Light on Israeli Counter-Terrorism Expertise

JNS.org - On December 8, in the heart of the European Union (EU) headquarters in Brussels, pro-Israel Christian organizations sought to convey practical advice from Israel...

November 21, 2016 8:26 am
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Ordinary Palestinians Respond With Apathy to the American Election

JNS.org - Anyone reeling from the American presidential election results might want to take comfort in the laid-back attitude of some Palestinian civilians. At two competing Palestinian-owned...

September 15, 2016 5:17 am
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What Can Germany Learn From Israel’s Diversity?

JNS.org - With a spate of ISIS-inspired “lone wolf” terrorist attacks that shocked Germany this summer, German media analysts are increasingly looking to Israel as an example...

August 10, 2016 6:47 am
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With Antisemitism Rising in Germany, Jewish Groups Encourage Victims to Speak Up

JNS.org - In the summer of 2015, on the streets of Berlin, a gang of drunks approached an Israeli and German woman, who were speaking Hebrew,...

July 25, 2016 3:16 am
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As Berlin Prices Rise, Israelis Turn East for German Real-Estate Bargains

JNS.org - Sonnenallee, a street in Berlin’s Neukölln district, looks like it comes straight out of an Arab city — so much so that it goes...

June 15, 2016 12:47 pm
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Summer in Berlin, From West to East

JNS.org - The unofficial status of Berlin and Tel Aviv as sister cities is easy to understand. Both cities are drenched with nightlife, culture, and cafés....

June 5, 2016 6:08 am
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‘Bizarre’ and ‘Trashy’ are Exemplary at Israeli-Founded Awards Show in Berlin (VIDEO)

JNS.org - “Most bizarre” and “most trashy” are just some of the categories that made the 5th annual Berlin Music Video Awards (BMVAs) stand out. The weekend-long...

April 25, 2016 7:00 am
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Real Estate Moguls Find ‘Unpolished Diamond’ in Akko, Mixed Jewish-Arab City

JNS.org - Muhammad Abu Marwan takes me through the refined, artsy living room of “Arabesque: An Arts and Residency Center” in the Old City of Acre...

February 25, 2016 7:15 am
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A Lightning ‘Boldt’ of German Support for Israel

JNS.org - Andreas Boldt can’t help but effuse praise and love for Israel with seemingly any chance he gets — with his kids, too. In some...

February 11, 2016 7:17 am
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Home of Freud and…Pita? Israelis Make Culinary Mark in Vienna

JNS.org - Several Viennese Jews have made a lasting impact on the world. Sigmund Freud’s investigations changed the face of modern psychology. Composer Arnold Schoenberg’s innovations...

January 29, 2016 4:54 am
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Wine Brings Judea and Samaria to Tel Aviv

JNS.org - Wine has long been considered a social lubricant, and it’s Nir Lavie’s hope that wine from his Har Bracha Winery in the Samarian hills...

October 29, 2015 7:25 am
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A Day in Rahat: The Bedouin Capital of the World

JNS.org - Liat Cohen is a seasoned member of an organization called Ma’agalim-Halkat (“Cycles” in Hebrew), which arranges visits between Jews and Arabs. Yet she admitted...

Culture

Hollywood Pays Tribute to Iconic Jewish Comic Jerry Lewis Following His Death at Age 91

A number of celebrities shared tributes to comedic legend Jerry Lewis, who died...

Israel’s Sam Spiegel School Named One of World’s Best Film Academies

The Sam Spiegel Film & Television School has been named one of the...

Israeli Study Says Using Emojis in Work Emails Conveys Incompetence

JNS.org – A joint study conducted by researchers from Israel’s Ben-Gurion University of the...

Features

Venezuelan Jews Fleeing Turmoil Get ‘Lifeline’ in Israel, Despite New Challenges

JNS.org - As the political and economic situation in Venezuela becomes increasingly unstable, Jews...

Despite Zionist Presence, Israel Bashing Upstages Women’s Rights at SlutWalk Chicago

Last weekend, approximately 150 progressive activists attended the annual SlutWalk Chicago....

Israel Hopes for High Profits as Committee Approves Medical Marijuana Exports

JNS.org - Israeli companies and the Israeli government itself stand to earn large profits from...

World

Kushner Team Heads to Middle East as Arab Leaders Emphasize ‘No Peace...

As a high-level negotiating team headed by US President Donald Trump's senior adviser Jared Kushner heads to the Middle East...

Israel

Yavne Supermarket Stabbing Victim Recalls Attack, Says Terrorist Asked Him ...

Three weeks after being critically wounded by a knife-wielding Palestinian terrorist at a supermarket in Yavne, Niv Nehemiah has spoken...

Middle East

Arab Foreign Ministers Meet in Cairo Ahead of US Delegation’s Arrival

JNS.org - Palestinian, Jordanian and Egyptian officials met in Cairo Saturday to discuss the next stages in the US-led peace process prior to the arrival of a high-level White House delegation...

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