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The Jewish Year’s Inspiring Newsmakers

JNS.org - Judaism’s High Holidays are a time for prayer, introspection and also inspiration. Amid the headlines on terrorism and political disputes, some prominent newsmakers in...

September 11, 2017 11:23 am

Palestinian ‘Supermom’ Claims That Jews Drink Arab Blood

JNS.org - The United Nations has crowned her a “human rights defender,” while Al Jazeera hails her as a “Palestinian supermom.” But Manal Tamimi’s links to violence -- and tweets accusing Jews of “drinking Palestinian blood” --...

Amid Warming Trend, Incitement Hovers Over Israel’s Ties With Arab World

JNS.org - Israel admits that it maintains back-channel relations with leaders in several Arab countries. Unfortunately, the visceral hatred for Jews and/or Israel in the Arab street is limiting the development of these ties. According to Zvi Mazel, Israel’s former...

Jewish New York Giant Ready to Take Bite out of Big Apple — and Matzah

Adam Bisnowaty is well past the age of his bar mitzvah. The rookie offensive lineman for the New York Giants is 23, and -- at 6-foot-6 and 300 pounds -- he is clearly a man. But while Bisnowaty is not afraid...

September 1, 2017 3:45 pm

Concerns Arise Over New ADL Official’s Meetings With Extremist US Muslim Group

JNS.org – The Anti-Defamation League’s (ADL) hiring of one of the most prominent Arab Americans in...

September 1, 2017 11:43 am

Reform, Conservative Jews Say Western Wall Compromise Effectively Dead

JNS.org - In a move that may further ignite tensions between Israel and Diaspora Jewry, the...

September 1, 2017 11:32 am

As Iran Expands Military Influence in Syria, Israel Puts World on Notice

JNS.org - Iran is expanding into Syria, converting the country into a military and weapons base...

August 31, 2017 4:14 pm

Netanyahu’s Historic Latin America Visit Is Part of Global Pivot

JNS.org - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s historic visit to Mexico and Argentina in mid-September is...

August 31, 2017 10:48 am

Experts Say Upcoming UN ‘Blacklist’ of Companies Tied to Israel Invokes Antisemitism

JNS.org - According to experts, an upcoming “blacklist” of major international companies with business ties to...

September 11, 2017 11:23 am

The Jewish Year’s Inspiring Newsmakers

JNS.org - Judaism’s High Holidays are a time for prayer, introspection and also inspiration. Amid the headlines on terrorism and political disputes, some prominent newsmakers in the...

September 5, 2017 1:00 pm

Palestinian ‘Supermom’ Claims That Jews Drink Arab Blood

JNS.org - The United Nations has crowned her a “human rights defender,” while Al Jazeera hails her as a “Palestinian supermom.” But Manal Tamimi’s links to violence...

September 5, 2017 9:53 am

Amid Warming Trend, Incitement Hovers Over Israel’s Ties With Arab World

JNS.org - Israel admits that it maintains back-channel relations with leaders in several Arab countries. Unfortunately, the visceral hatred for Jews and/or Israel in the Arab street is...

September 3, 2017 11:01 am

Jewish New York Giant Ready to Take Bite out of Big Apple — and Matzah

Adam Bisnowaty is well past the age of his bar mitzvah. The rookie offensive lineman for the New York Giants is 23, and -- at 6-foot-6 and 300...

September 1, 2017 3:45 pm

Concerns Arise Over New ADL Official’s Meetings With Extremist US Muslim Group

JNS.org – The Anti-Defamation League’s (ADL) hiring of one of the most prominent Arab Americans in the Obama administration, George Selim, has raised questions about Selim’s...

September 1, 2017 11:43 am

Reform, Conservative Jews Say Western Wall Compromise Effectively Dead

JNS.org - In a move that may further ignite tensions between Israel and Diaspora Jewry, the Reform and Conservative movements say that they no longer agree...

September 1, 2017 11:32 am

As Iran Expands Military Influence in Syria, Israel Puts World on Notice

JNS.org - Iran is expanding into Syria, converting the country into a military and weapons base -- filling it with heavily armed Shia proxy forces, and...

August 31, 2017 4:14 pm

Netanyahu’s Historic Latin America Visit Is Part of Global Pivot

JNS.org - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s historic visit to Mexico and Argentina in mid-September is expected to improve trade ties for Israel, and to open...

August 31, 2017 10:48 am

Experts Say Upcoming UN ‘Blacklist’ of Companies Tied to Israel Invokes Antisemitism

JNS.org - According to experts, an upcoming “blacklist” of major international companies with business ties to Israeli communities in the West Bank, Golan Heights and eastern...

August 30, 2017 10:41 am

Hurricane Harvey the Peak of a Devastating Three-Year Flooding Trend for Houston’s Jews

JNS.org - As a member of Houston’s Jewish community -- and as someone writing about a devastating flood there for the third time since May 2015 -- I’m...

August 24, 2017 11:59 am

Netanyahu to Putin: Iran Seeks to ‘Annihilate Israel,’ Control Syria and the Region

JNS.org - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday to discuss, in part, how Iran’s “accelerated” presence in Syria threatens...

August 23, 2017 2:50 pm

Palestinian Authority Payments to Terrorists Far Exceed Regular Welfare Payments

Palestinian terrorists and their families are receiving far higher payments than Palestinian welfare recipients, according to an analysis of the Palestinian Authority's (PA) budget that was conducted...

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...

August 22, 2017 12:34 pm

With Kurdistan, Israel May Gain ‘Stable, Tolerant’ Ally in Fight Against Islamic Extremism

JNS.org - During the last several years, Israel has witnessed the crumbling of the Middle East, as civil wars, internal strife and Islamic extremism have taken hold throughout...

Culture

New Biography of Philanthropist Fails to Ask Key Jewish Questions (REVIEW)

JNS.org - Professor Hasia Diner has a well-earned reputation as an insightful historian. But...

Conan O’Brien Tries Winning Over Israeli Woman While Covered in Dead Sea Mud

Conan O'Brien shared on his late night talk show on Monday a video...

15,000 People Attend Largest-Ever Israeli Cultural Festival in Europe

JNS.org - The largest-ever Israeli cultural event in Europe, TLV in LDN, attracted some...

Opinion

Does the President Have the Right to Expect Loyalty From his Attorney General?

This article was first published by Gatestone Institute. Recent news reports describe the president chastising his...

On Becoming an American

JNS.org – This week, I became an American citizen. As I intently studied my naturalization certificate after the oath-taking ceremony, it struck...

Should We Remove the Names of Antisemites? Not Always

Below is an open letter to the president of Bryn Mawr College Dear President Cassidy, Your August 22 letter to the Bryn...

World

Puerto Rico Synagogues Cancel High Holiday Services Ahead of Hurricane Mari...

As volunteers worked feverishly to tape the exposed windows of San Juan’s Temple Beth Shalom with plastic film and carry...

Israel

Israel Closes West Bank, Gaza Strip for Rosh Hashanah

The IDF announced on Tuesday that it will put in place a closure of the West Bank and Gaza Strip beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday, ahead of the holiday...

Middle East

Abbas Tells Trump Israel-Palestinian Peace Deal Can Be Reached This Year

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas told US President Donald Trump Wednesday a peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians can be reached this year, adding it could be "the deal of...

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