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Israel to Host International Cybertech Conference for 4th Time

JNS.org -- Israel will host the world's most significant cyber technology summit, outside the US, later this month. Dozens of prominent figures, including state leaders,...

January 19, 2017 3:06 pm

Ivanka Trump Shares Snapshot of Kosher Inauguration Cake Featuring Mini Donald

President-elect Donald Trump's Jewish daughter, Ivanka, posted a picture on Instagram of a Kosher inauguration cake, featuring a miniature figure of her father standing in front of the White House. Ivanka shared the photo on Tuesday, with the...

Yiddish Theater in Romania Fights to Stay Alive, Despite Dwindling Number of People Familiar With Former Lingua Franca of Eastern European Jewry

One of the last vestiges of Romania's formerly large and flourishing Jewish community -- a theater that puts on plays in Yiddish -- is struggling to keep itself alive and relevant, despite the dwindling number of...

Why ‘Fauda’ Is One of the Best TV Shows You’ll Ever See

A show about terrorism should be explosive. Too often, stereotypical characters, cardboard dialogue and absurd plot twists turn what should be spine-tingling television into a yawn-fest. But the only way you’ll fall asleep while watching "Fauda" (Arabic...

January 17, 2017 12:54 pm

Team Israel Sets Its Sights High for Upcoming World Baseball Classic; ‘We Hope Fans Will Be Proud of Us,’ Pitcher Says

Team Israel is setting its sights high for the upcoming World Baseball Classic in March,...

January 16, 2017 9:24 am

In Beit Shemesh, American-Israeli Baseball Fans Will Get Their Field of Dreams

JNS.org - On an unseasonably warm Friday in early January, the tune of “Take Me Out...

January 16, 2017 7:22 am

10 Things to Know About Israel’s Tourism Sector

JNS.org - Some 2.9 million people visited Israel last year, a 3.6 percent increase from 2015. Earlier this...

January 16, 2017 7:17 am

World Nations Glean Emergency-Response Expertise From Israel’s Magen David Adom

JNS.org - Amid the rise in global terror attacks, countries around the world are turning to...

January 15, 2017 8:53 am

Christian Students Write, Perform Pro-Israel Rap Song to Encourage Advocacy for Jewish State

A student at Alabama's historically black christian Miles College told The Algemeiner on Friday about how...

January 19, 2017 3:06 pm

Israel to Host International Cybertech Conference for 4th Time

JNS.org -- Israel will host the world's most significant cyber technology summit, outside the US, later this month. Dozens of prominent figures, including state leaders, global...

January 18, 2017 3:00 pm

Ivanka Trump Shares Snapshot of Kosher Inauguration Cake Featuring Mini Donald

President-elect Donald Trump's Jewish daughter, Ivanka, posted a picture on Instagram of a Kosher inauguration cake, featuring a miniature figure of her father standing in...

January 18, 2017 7:29 am

Yiddish Theater in Romania Fights to Stay Alive, Despite Dwindling Number of People Familiar With Former Lingua Franca of Eastern European Jewry

One of the last vestiges of Romania's formerly large and flourishing Jewish community -- a theater that puts on plays in Yiddish -- is struggling to...

January 18, 2017 5:06 am

Why ‘Fauda’ Is One of the Best TV Shows You’ll Ever See

A show about terrorism should be explosive. Too often, stereotypical characters, cardboard dialogue and absurd plot twists turn what should be spine-tingling television into a yawn-fest. But...

January 17, 2017 12:54 pm

Team Israel Sets Its Sights High for Upcoming World Baseball Classic; ‘We Hope Fans Will Be Proud of Us,’ Pitcher Says

Team Israel is setting its sights high for the upcoming World Baseball Classic in March, one of the squad’s pitchers told The Algemeiner this week. “Our...

January 16, 2017 9:24 am

In Beit Shemesh, American-Israeli Baseball Fans Will Get Their Field of Dreams

JNS.org - On an unseasonably warm Friday in early January, the tune of “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” drew more than 100 baseball fans to an...

January 16, 2017 7:22 am

10 Things to Know About Israel’s Tourism Sector

JNS.org - Some 2.9 million people visited Israel last year, a 3.6 percent increase from 2015. Earlier this week, Israel’s Ministry of Tourism released a report summarizing international...

January 16, 2017 7:17 am

World Nations Glean Emergency-Response Expertise From Israel’s Magen David Adom

JNS.org - Amid the rise in global terror attacks, countries around the world are turning to Magen David Adom (MDA) — Israel’s national emergency medical, disaster...

January 15, 2017 8:53 am

Christian Students Write, Perform Pro-Israel Rap Song to Encourage Advocacy for Jewish State

A student at Alabama's historically black christian Miles College told The Algemeiner on Friday about how she came to participate in a pro-Israel rap video that...

January 15, 2017 7:17 am

Apologetic International Footwear Company Recalls Winter Boots With Swastika Treads

A California-based company has apologized for and recalled a line of boots with treads shaped like swastikas, after a customer posted a photo of the...

January 13, 2017 4:17 pm

Jewish Ex-World Champion Boxer Yuri Foreman on Friday Night Title Showdown: I Won’t Be in Rabbi Mode, I’ll Be All Fighter

Former world champion boxer and ordained Orthodox Rabbi Yuri Foreman will be seeking to regain the junior middleweight title on Friday night when he takes...

January 13, 2017 6:57 am

Jewish Foundation Launches Second ‘Inspired by Israel’ Video Contest

JNS.org - The second annual “Inspired by Israel” contest, challenging entrants to create entertaining, educational and inspirational videos about the Jewish state, has been launched. “This contest...

January 13, 2017 4:18 am

Forbes Contributor: Israel ‘Might Have Best Restaurant Scene in the World’

Israel may have the "best restaurant scene in the world," a Forbes magazine contributor declared Thursday. "Fine dining has given way to fun dining" in recent years, noted veteran world...

January 12, 2017 8:40 am

Harper’s Bazaar Ranks Israel Among Top Travel Destinations for 2017; Warns Against ‘Unfortunate Mistake’ of Calling Country ‘War-Torn’

"It would be an unfortunate mistake to fearfully paint [Israel's] complicated politics as war-torn," the fashion magazine Harper's Bazaar said, in describing its decision to rank...

Opinion

Generals, Gimmicks and Gobbledygook

[After Gamal Abdel Nasser’s death] the ability of the Arabs to coordinate their political and military activities has diminished. Even...

10 ‘Humiliating’ Minutes at an Israeli Checkpoint

JNS.org - Remember John Howard Griffin’s 1961 book Black Like Me, about a white journalist who posed as an African-American...

Trump Cabinet Brings a Mix of Assurances and Mysteries on Israel

JNS.org - After raising concerns in the pro-Israel community early in his campaign -- for saying that he would remain “neutral” in navigating the...

Features

What Will Trump’s Presidency Mean for US Ties With Israel’s Peaceful Arab Neighbors?

JNS.org - The upcoming Donald Trump presidency likely means a sharp break...

Israel’s German-Made Submarines Engulfed by Controversy, Shrouded in Secrecy

JNS.org - Silently cruising in the depths of the seas, the Israeli Navy’s growing...

IDF Welcomes Soldier With Cerebral Palsy

JNS.org -- The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) has welcomed its newest member, a soldier with cerebral palsy, as part of the military’s...

World

5 Jewish Democrats Among Dozens of Congressmen Boycotting Trump Inauguratio...

JNS.org -- At least five Jewish Democratic lawmakers have announced that they plan to join dozens of other Congressmen in boycotting Friday's inauguration...

Israel

Israel: Upgrades to Security Fence Along Egyptian Border Complete

JNS.org -- The Israeli government has announced that it finished upgrades to the electronic security fence between Israel and Egypt's Sinai Peninsula. The height of the 150-mile fence -- which runs from...

Middle East

Team Trump Says ‘Stay Tuned’ for Decision on Embassy Move to Je...

A few hours before incoming White House press secretary Sean Spicer told journalists on Thursday -- 24 hours before the inauguration...

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