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ARTICLES BY: Orit Arfa / JNS.org


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...

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...

Culture

Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Actor David Schwimmer Bond Over Having Critical Jewish Mothers

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and actor David Schwimmer bonded on Friday over their shared...

Paul McCartney Wins Israel’s Prestigious Wolf Prize

JNS.org - Famed singer-songwriter and former Beatles bass guitarist Paul McCartney was announced as one of this year’s nine recipients of...

Features

Couples Who Save Lives Together Form Lasting Bonds

JNS.org - While matchmaking is not something often considered a priority in the world of emergency medical services, a good number...

Federal Judge Strikes CAIR-Hamas Reference From San Diego Lawsuit

On Monday, a Federal judge partially granted a motion by San Diego's Unified School District (SDUSD) to strike references to the Council on American Islamic Relations'...

N.Y. Times Hires Friend of a Neo-Nazi, Then Backs Down

The New York Times hired a new editorial board member who turned out to be the “friend” of someone she...

World

Israel’s Netanyahu Condemns Polish PM for ‘Jewish Perpetrators&...

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu condemned his Polish counterpart on Saturday for saying Jews were perpetrators in World War Two...

Israel

Four Israeli Soldiers Wounded in Gaza Border Explosion

An explosive device wounded four Israeli soldiers, two severely, near the border fence with the Gaza Strip on Saturday, spurring Israeli air strikes later in the day against Palestinian terrorist...

Middle East

Lebanon Speaker: US Proposal on Lebanon-Israel Disputed Waters ‘Unacc...

Lebanese parliament speaker Nabih Berri said on Friday that US proposals regarding the disputed Lebanon-Israel maritime border were "unacceptable," state...

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