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Opinion

September 20, 2018 11:23 am

The Seductive Appeal of Jihadist Terror in Israel — and Around the World

While the professional literature on terrorism and counter-terrorism devotes considerable attention to martyrdom and jihad, not much has pertained to critically underlying promises of immortality....

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September 20, 2018 10:45 am

A New Low for BDS? Impeding Student Travel to Israel

JNS.org - A teacher writing a letter of recommendation for a student is a commonplace event. Teachers refusing such requests may also be common, but when it happens, we assume it is because the student...

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September 20, 2018 10:33 am

Humanitarian Concessions Will Not Reduce Hamas Violence: Here’s the Evidence

Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman appears to be accepting the argument that humanitarian gestures towards Hamas will buy quiet from the terror group. But the evidence provided by UN agencies in an effort to advocate...


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September 20, 2018 9:57 am

Parsha Ha’azinu 5779: The Need for Emotional Intelligence

In March 2015, I had a public conversation at Yale with the university’s president, Peter Salovey. The occasion was quite an emotional one. It celebrated the 60th anniversary of the Marshall Scholarships, created by the...

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September 20, 2018 9:41 am

Investigation Finds That Dutch Program Aided Terror-Tied Groups

When "Driss M" left his home in the Netherlands to join the fight in Syria, he was, he said later, heading there to fight against ISIS with the Free Syrian Army. He returned in 2017,...

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September 20, 2018 9:26 am

A Looming Constitutional Crisis in Israel?

The most important part of Israel's new Nation-State Law may well be its constitutional implications,...

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September 20, 2018 9:16 am

An Open Letter to Prime Minister Netanyahu on Israeli Demographics and Construction

Mr. Prime Minister, I would like to contact you personally and directly. The State of Israel and...

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September 18, 2018 1:50 pm

It’s Time to Hang Up Your Gloves — An Open Letter to John Kerry

Dear Mr. Kerry, Following your tenure as secretary of state, it appears that you now have...

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September 18, 2018 8:02 am

Criticize Trump, but Also Look Candidly at Obama

Earlier this week, renowned fashion retail mogul and pro-Israel philanthropist Leslie Wexner made national headlines...

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September 18, 2018 7:51 am

New York Times Finds Ari Fuld’s Murder Not Fit to Print

Sometimes The New York Times puts its bias on display not only with what it chooses to include,...

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September 18, 2018 7:41 am

Decrying the Murder of Ari Fuld

Who said that Palestinian terrorists do not follow our calendar? Every so often, the despicable...

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September 18, 2018 7:26 am

Israel Is Only Safe Because It Fights Terror

JNS.org - The intense focus on the Iranian issue, and in recent months on a...

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September 18, 2018 7:19 am

Palestinian Authority Rushes Payment to Terrorist’s Family Hours After Attack Kills Father of Four

The Palestinian Authority (PA) rushed to transfer an advance of roughly $3,300 to the family...


Culture

Yeshiva University Grad Writes Book to Help Children Understand Death

What should parents tell their children when a loved one dies? It’s a...

New England Patriots Star Shares Western Wall Photo With Jewish High Holidays Message

New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman posted pictures of himself in Israel, including...

Features

A Look at the Candidates to Become Jerusalem’s Next Mayor

JNS.org - The late Jerusalem Mayor Teddy Kollek used to say that if one wanted to uproot and replant a tree...

Faith and Fasting: A Look at the Practice Ahead of Yom Kippur

JNS.org - Fasting is the most commonly known Yom Kippur ritual. According to a 2016 Pew survey, 40% of American...

A New Generation of Galvanized Young Jews Fight Antisemitism on Campus

JNS.org - IfNotNow (INN) has a plan. It’s determined, according to its website, to...

World

US Ready to Resume North Korea Talks, Seeks Denuclearization by 2021

The United States said it was ready to resume talks with North Korea after Pyongyang pledged on Wednesday to dismantle its key missile facilities and suggested it would close its...

Israel

Israeli Police Thwart Arab Terrorism in Jerusalem on Yom Kippur

JNS.org - An attempted stabbing attack was thwarted on the night of Yom Kippur by Israeli police in Jerusalem. Just after the beginning of the holiday at 7 pm, a 26-year-old man...

Middle East

Russia, Turkey Still Working on Idlib Deal but Optimistic: UN

Russia and Turkey told a weekly meeting of the UN Syria humanitarian taskforce in Geneva on Thursday that they were still working out the details of their plan to avert...

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