What Israel and Morocco Will Gain By Reestablishing Ties

The Dec. 10 announcement of the reestablishment of diplomatic relations between Morocco and Israel marked the fourth time in the past four months that Muslim-majority nation officially “friended” Israel. But...

Jewish humanitarian groups step in, or try to, as crises unfold in Haiti and...

(JTA) — Two major humanitarian crises are eliciting the involvement of Jewish aid organizations, although it is unclear whether much can be done from afar to support Afghans now...

Israel Negotiating Five Major Free-Trade Agreements

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu shakes hands with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi ahead of their meeting at Hyderabad House in New Delhi, Jan. 15, 2018. Photo: Reuters / Adnan...

Polish Officials Angry About U.S. Holocaust Property Law

President Donald Trump has signed into law a bill that will help Holocaust survivors to reclaim lost assets or property. The measure, which was introduced last year into the Senate...

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,...

Friend or Foe? Russia, Israel Grapple with Geostrategic Interests

The announcement this month that Russia planned to transfer the advance S-300 surface-to-air defense system to Syria in response to the recent accidental downing of a Russian military plane...

Trump Signs Largest-Ever Aid Package to Israel

U.S. President Donald Trump signed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) on Monday, which includes $550 million in assistance to Israel and temporarily halts the sale of F-35 fighter...

Movie Producer: ‘Zionism Is a Humanist Movement, Not a Colonial One’

Movie producer Said Ben Saïd speaking to the American Sephardi Federation in New York in March 2018. Photo: Screenshot. Last November, the Tunisian-born French movie producer Said Ben Saïd briefly found...

What I’ve Learned About Emirati Culture As the Chief Rabbi’s Wife

By MICHELLE WALDMAN SARNA, PhD (JTA) — Jews around the world are rightfully celebrating the historic and euphoric peace agreement between Israel and the UAE — and so are Emiratis. In particular, Israelis are looking forward...

Netanyahu, Putin Discuss Fate of Jailed Israeli Backpacker

BY MARCY OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA) –Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke by phone with Russian President Vladimir Putin about regional developments and about the case of an American-Israeli woman jailed for...
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(JTA) — A new episode of HBO’s “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel” that aired Tuesday focused on Amar’e Stoudemire and the retired NBA star’s...

Israel bars travelers from Africa as new COVID variant puts country ‘on the verge...

(JTA) — Israel announced a temporarily entry ban for foreigners arriving from Africa following the detection of a resistant coronavirus variant that is sparking...

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By Malkie Gordon Hirsch As I watched his little form make its way to the back of the school building to the location of the...

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