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ARTICLES BY: Orit Arfa / JNS.org

August 30, 2018 9:23 am

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

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

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

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

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...

April 20, 2017 3:32 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

‘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...


Severe Storm Flattens Sukkahs From New Jersey to Boston

A fierce wind and rainstorm wreaked havoc on sukkahs from New Jersey to Boston, leaving a path of destruction that...

Saluting One of the Last Living Heroes of Israel’s Fight for Independence

JNS.org - When Harold “Smoky” Simon grins at you, it’s hard to remember...

Sukkot: A Jewish Thanksgiving

JNS.org - Sukkot is akin to a Jewish Thanksgiving. On Thanksgiving in America, no matter their religion or background, families...


‘The Canary in the Coalmine of Global Hatred’: UN Special Rappo...

The UN’s Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief presented his findings on the rise of antisemitism to the...


Israel’s Upstream Wins Funding to Expand in Automotive Cybersecurity

Israel's Upstream Security has secured $30 million in funding from a wide range of global automakers and venture capital firms as it looks to tap into the increasingly competitive market...

Middle East

Pentagon Chief Visits Saudi Arabia as Tensions Simmer With Iran

US Defense Secretary Mark Esper arrived in Saudi Arabia on Monday, with tensions simmering between the United States and Iran, and Russia seeking to increase its regional influence. Esper is likely...


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