Normalization Represents Boost for Sudan and Israel

JNS.org – Khartoum, Sudan, was the setting for the infamous Arab League summit in 1967 that produced the Khartoum Resolution known as “The Three Nos”: no negotiations with Israel,...

Why Israelis Can’t Turn Protests Into Lasting Change

By Noa Balf (JTA) — In 2003, Vicki Knafo, a single mother of three surviving in part on government subsidies, began a 127-mile journey — on foot — from Mitzpe Ramon to Jerusalem...

Where Dems and Republicans Are Trying to Woo Jewish Swing Voters

BY RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) — One thing we know about elections is that Jewish voters can make a difference. Take Florida: The Sunshine State’s Jewish voters helped deliver its critical electoral...

Upheavals Due to Coronavirus Pose Challenges for US-Israel Relationship

JNS.org – As the world’s attention has been focused on combating the spread of the coronavirus for the past two months, presidential primary campaign politics in the United States...

Behind Israel’s Constitutional Crisis

BY BEN SALES (JTA) — Besides the coronavirus epidemic, Israel has another crisis on its hands. It’s inside the government and only tangentially related to COVID-19. Here’s the short version: After Israel’s...

Social Distancing Will Take Toll on Orthodox Community

By SAMUEL HEILMAN NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. (JTA) — Recalling the culture of the Eastern European shtetl in their famous book of the same name, Mark Zborowski and Elizabeth Herzog wrote that...

Bret Stephens Under Fire for NY Times Column on Jewish Intelligence

(JTA) — New York Times columnist Bret Stephens came under fire on social media for an op ed in which he wrote that Ashkenazi Jews are more intelligent than...

Is Israel Headed for Another Runoff Election?

BY DOV LIPMAN (October 11, 2019 / JNS) As the situation stands right now, Israel seems to be headed toward a third election in the early months of 2020. The Likud Central Committee met on...

The Trump-Ukraine Controversy Explained

BY RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) — Reports over the past week about the president involving a phone call, an intelligence community whistleblower and an allegation that Trump extorted a U.S. ally...

5 Things to Watch After Israel’s Too-Close-to-Call Election

JERUSALEM (JTA) — The morning after Israel’s second national election in five months, the results are still unclear. According to the latest vote count, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is trailing...
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Netanyahu Welcomes First Commercial Flight From Dubai to Tel Aviv

JNS.org – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu welcomed the first commercial flight from Dubai to Tel Aviv at Ben-Gurion International Airport on Thursday. Speaking during...

Assassins Kill Father of Iran’s Nuclear Program

BY RON KAMPEAS (JTA) — Assassins shot to death Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, the nuclear scientist that western intelligence agencies believe to be behind Iran’s nuclear weapons program. The...

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