Mideast terror groups energized by Taliban victory, but not rushing into battle

(August 30, 2021 / JNS) The shockwaves from the Taliban’s lightning-quick takeover of Afghanistan are continuing to reverberate throughout the Middle East, and Islamist forces are feeling energized by...

Lebanon’s Prime Minister Hariri Rescinds Resignation, Following Consensus Deal

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri. Photo: File. Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri has formally rescinded his resignation following a consensus deal reached with rival political parties. The announcement came at the...

Afghanistan’s last Jew has left the country

(JTA) — Zebulon Simantov, the last remaining Jew in Afghanistan, has finally left the country for fear of persecution by the Taliban, an Israeli television channel reported. Simantov, the 62-year-old...

European Jews Protest Iceland’s Proposed Circumcision Ban

A circumcision ceremony. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. The controversy over Iceland’s proposed ban on circumcision has escalated, with prominent European rabbis and their supporters holding protest meetings in recent days in...

10 years after the Mumbai massacre, a murdered Chabad couple’s son flourishes in Israel

By Marcy Oster JERUSALEM (JTA) — “Everything is good.” Sandra Samuel is riding on a bus from Afula in northern Israel to the city apartment in Jerusalem that she shares with four...

First commercial direct flights from Israel land in Morocco

(JTA) — Two Israeli airlines have started what looks like a beautiful friendship with Morocco. Israir and El Al flights from Tel Aviv landed in Marrakesh on Sunday, Agence France...

Hillel International Opens in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland

Eric Fingerhut, Hillel International's president and CEO, speaks with former student board member JoHanna Rothseid. Photo: Shahar Azran for Hillel. JNS.org - Hillel International is expanding to campuses in Germany,...

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,...

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...

Israeli flags burned outside 2 German synagogues, ‘Free Palestine’ spray-painted on another in Spain

(JTA) — Israeli flags were burned in front of two synagogues in Germany and the words “Free Palestine” were spray-painted on another one in Spain. The incidents this week are...
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