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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...

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...

Culture

Jewish Twitter Users Mock ‘Serious Eats’ Ham on Bagel Combination

Jewish Twitter users mercilessly poked fun at a recipe on a popular food...

‘Unorthodox’ Star Shira Haas Shares Throwback Purim Photo From Childhood

Israeli actress Shira Haas shared with her Instagram followers on Thursday a photo...

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...

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...

World

Jewish Groups, NY Congressman Call for Action Against State Department Offi...

Jewish leaders and groups as well as New York Congressman Ritchie Torres expressed outrage Sunday after revelations that a State...

Israel

Report: Security Officials Expect More Iranian Attacks on Israeli Ships, Be...

Israel’s security establishment believes Iran will attempt more attacks like Friday’s explosion on an Israeli-owned ship in the Gulf of...

Middle East

In Iraq, Pope to Visit Mosul Churches Desecrated by Islamic State

In Mosul, adjacent to the Biblical city of Nineveh, four churches representing different denominations occupy a small square surrounded by low-rise houses, testament to the role Iraq's once flourishing Christian...

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