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March 1, 2022 9:37 am
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A Shaken German Jewry Opens Arms to Ukrainian Jews

JNS.org - The inauguration of a Torah scroll at the newly refurbished Beth-Zion synagogue in former east Berlin on Sunday was supposed to kick off...

December 20, 2021 9:09 am
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Complex Interplay of French Patriotism and Jewish Identity Behind Éric Zemmour’s Presidential Run

JNS.org - Many nicknames and adjectives have been thrown around to describe the new talk of the French town, Éric Zemmour, the French journalist turned...

November 16, 2020 10:46 am
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Terrorist Attacks Stark Reminder for European Jewry, Loud Alarm for General Society

JNS.org - As Austrians were making the most of their last night in restaurants, cafes and bars on Nov. 2 before the onset of a...

October 12, 2020 6:21 am
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For Descendants of Austrian Holocaust Victims, Becoming a Citizen Has Never Been Easier

JNS.org -  At some point during the video conference call, Scott Morse of Ashburn, Virginia whipped out a faux Austrian-European Union license plate that read:...

September 24, 2020 9:31 am
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Sweden’s Right-Wing Populist Party Seeks to Draw Support From Local Jewish Community

JNS.org - In the last decade, Sweden has been the target of praise and criticism for two major policies: the acceptance of more than 100,000 migrants...

May 22, 2020 9:27 am
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Palestinian NGOs With Terrorists on the Payroll Eligible for EU Funding

JNS.org - The European Union has come under fire by the government of Israel, Jewish advocacy groups, and members of the European parliament for a...

May 11, 2020 10:12 am
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Hezbol-Law: Behind Germany’s Long-Awaited Ban of the Terrorist Organization

JNS.org - On April 30, Germany officially banned all Hezbollah activities in Germany. In a dramatic demonstration of its execution, authorities raided four mosques believed...

April 22, 2020 9:28 am
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Corona Baby Boom? Not for Many Who Want a Baby the Most

JNS.org - Amy Klein thought she had a hard time with infertility, having gone through 10 doctors, nine rounds of IVF in three countries and...

February 20, 2020 11:11 am
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What Explains Germany’s Persistent, Quixotic Friendship With Iran?

JNS.org - At the World Holocaust Forum at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem on Jan. 23 marking the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, German President...

August 30, 2018 9:23 am
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Berlin Falafel Wars: A Microcosm of Changing Sentiment Towards Jews in Germany?

JNS.org - A small protest in Germany’s capital city on August 11 revealed a cross-section of national attitudes towards Jews and Israel, and perhaps a...

July 25, 2018 11:22 am
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Seeking a Jewish Revival in Berlin

JNS.org - Religious Zionists are usually the last types of Israelis to visit Berlin, let alone live there. As staunch nationalists loyal to the Jewish homeland,...

December 22, 2017 12:04 pm
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Anti-Israel Protests and Terror Threats Test German Officials

JNS.org - On December 19, the bells of the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church went off at 8:02 p.m., the exact time last year when a Tunisian...

December 20, 2017 10:31 am
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Hanukkah and Christmas Lights Intertwine in Former Nazi Hotbed

JNS.org - Most residents of Tübingen, Germany, probably don’t even know that the local “synagogenplatz” (synagogue plaza) even exists. The rusted memorial to the synagogue -- which burned...

August 22, 2017 3:00 pm
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Jewish Beard Growers Strive to Be the Face of Global Facial Hair Showdown

JNS.org - Visitors to the Otto Weidt Workshop for the Blind Museum in Berlin often meet Haim Hoffmann when they enter. He always asks them to leave their backpacks at...

World

US Condemns Iraqi Law Criminalizing Contact With Israel

The United States has strongly condemned the passage of new legislation in Iraq that criminalizes contact between Iraqi citizens and Israelis on pain of death. The bill, titled “Criminalizing Normalization and...

Israel

Amid Hamas Threats, Bennett Says Jerusalem Day March to Proceed as Planned

i24 News – The annual Flag March held on Jerusalem Day will pass through the Muslim Quarter of Jerusalem's on Sunday, Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett confirmed Friday. For years, Israeli...

Middle East

Israel-Morocco Business, Tech Ties Flourish Post-Innovation Conference

JNS.org - A conference titled “Morocco-Israel Connect to Innovate” that wrapped up on Thursday brought together government officials and 250 business leaders from the two countries in Casablanca to focus...

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