Rabbi Meir Kahane and Israel’s Far Right, Explained

BY EMILY BURACK (JTA) — When Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu brokered a partnership between the extreme right-wing party Jewish Power, or Otzma Yehudit, and the more moderate right-wing Jewish Home, the...

Gulf States Show Warming Relations With Israel

The Warsaw summit on the Middle East held earlier this month served as the latest reminder of the growth of unofficial relations between Israel and Sunni-Arab Gulf states. The conference...

Another PR Headache for Israel’s Genesis Prize

BY JOSEFIN DOLSTEN (JTA) — With the announcement last month that it had picked Robert Kraft as its 2019 laureate, the Genesis Prize seemed poised for a calmer year. Last year the...

5 Jewish Things About Amy Klobuchar

BY RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) — The race for the Democratic presidential nomination is starting to look like a CNN panel — more people fit than you think possible. Up next is...

Do We Need Another Big Washington Pro-Israel Group?

BY RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) — “Democratic” and “pro-Israel” didn’t use to make news when coupled, but The New York Times thought it newsworthy this week when yet another group...

Update on Legal Process Against Anti-Israel Disruptions at UCLA, UCI

News Analysis By Edwin Black Organized disruptors — both students and non-students — who shut down a pro-Israel gathering at University of California Los Angeles in May 2018 might not...

The Wisdom Behind Israel’s Crazy Multi-Party System

By ARIEL PICARD JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israeli politics looks like a big mess right now. In the past few weeks, three new parties have been launched and one party has kicked...

Jewish Groups Disavow Antisemitism of Women’s March Leadership

Ever since it took the nation by storm, a dark cloud has been hanging over the Women’s March concerning its leadership’s associations with controversial Nation of Islam leader Louis...

Is Israel Anti-Boycott Bill Dead or Alive?

BY RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) — Sens. Ben Cardin, Democrat of Maryland and Rob Portman, Republican of Ohio have been leading the charge on behalf of a Senate bill that...

The Drama of Running the Jewish Nation With a Razor-Thin Majority

Since Avigdor Lieberman’s resignation as Defense Minister and Yisrael Beytenu’s departure from the government in mid-November, the ruling coalition led by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu now has just...
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Israel Revokes Special Visas for Non-Citizen Yeshiva Students

BY MARCY OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA) — With COVID-19 cases on the rise in Israel, the country has changed its mind on letting in non-Israeli yeshiva students...

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BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — The Knesset was mostly shut down on Thursday after a lawmaker from the Arab Joint List announced that he had tested...

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JNS.org – Details are emerging about a new Islamic center located near the Temple Mount and the Western Wall in Jerusalem that is reportedly...

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