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ARTICLES BY: Orit Arfa / JNS.org

May 22, 2020 9:27 am

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

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

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

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

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...


New Book of Poetry Finds Relevance During Coronavirus

David Caplan is a Hasidic professor and poet who once wrote about the works of Eminem and Jay-Z. His new...

College Student Works Tirelessly to Help Others During Coronavirus

  JNS.org - Most weeks, Kaila Zimmerman-Moscovitch is busy juggling a full load of...


US Jewish Leaders Praise Oklahoma’s Adoption of Anti-BDS Law

The passage of a bill in Oklahoma to counter the campaign to subject Israel to boycotts, divestment and sanctions (BDS) was warmly praised by the umbrella organization representing US Jewish...


New Israeli Defense Minister Gantz Visits Gaza Border, Cautions Conflict Wi...

Benny Gantz made his first visit as defense minister to the embattled communities on the border with the Hamas-ruled Gaza...

Middle East

Revered Holy Land Churches Reopen, but Some Restrictions Remain

The Holy Land churches revered as the sites of Jesus' birth and death reopened to worshipers and tourists on Tuesday. Amid lingering pandemic concerns, Bethlehem's Church of the Nativity is capping...


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