Temple Solel Senior Rabbi John Linder first learned about the Arava Institute of Environmental Studies during a sabbatical he took to Israel in the spring. He was looking for organizations that focus on conflict resolution and collaboration in the Middle East, and he came across the AIES.“Wh…
Turn on any cable-news channel and the majority of the focus will be on national leaders like U.S. President Donald Trump or Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. And while politicians on the national level indeed command attention, state and local politics move forward at the same time, often …
The United States will send an additional 1,000 troops to the Middle East as tensions escalate between Washington and Tehran, the Pentagon announced on Monday evening.
For the first time ever, the public can be part of a unique piece of history as Jewish National Fund-USA (JNF-USA) offers “Be Inscribed” campaign, an opportunity to buy letters, sentences, portions or an entire Torah scroll handwritten by a scribe atop the ancient cliff fortress of Masada.
The Trump administration is reviewing a military option that includes sending up to 120,000 troops to the Mideast were Iran to attack U.S. forces or increase its work on nuclear weapons, reported The New York Times on Monday evening, citing unnamed administration officials.
Until 2011, the baptism site on the Jordan River known as Qasr el-Yahud (“Castle of the Jews”) was a closed military zone, accessible only to rare groups with special permission who coordinated with the Israel Defense Forces. Today, the dusty area that’s dotted with churches built in various…
Approximately 40 neglected zoo animals were evacuated on Sunday from a dilapidated zoo in the Gaza Strip by an international animal-welfare group, the fourth such rescue mission from the Hamas-controlled area.
As the Muslim community in Christchurch, New Zealand, grapples with the mass terror shooting in two mosques that claimed 50 lives and left dozens more injured on March 15, they received comfort from the Chabad representative to the country.
Mehdi Nemmouche, a French jihadist convicted of killing four people at the Jewish Museum of Brussels in Belgium in May 2014, was convicted of “terrorist murder” last week and will spend the rest of his life in prison, according to the Brussels criminal court on Tuesday.
Argentina’s Chief Rabbi Gabriel Davidovich sustained serious injuries on Monday when a group of burglars entered his home in Buenos Aires on Monday morning. His wife was tied up during the incident, according to the local Jewish umbrella organization AMIA in a statement.
The European Parliament set clear conditions this week for Bosnia and Herzegovina to start on the path to membership in the European Union: the enactment of legislation to regulate the restitution of property stolen from Jews in the Holocaust.
Anti-Semitic acts in Germany increased by 10 percent overall, though violent acts increased by a staggering 60 percent in 2018, reported the BBC.
The United States is expected to recognize a Palestinian state with its capital in eastern Jerusalem as part of its highly anticipated peace plan to solve the 70-year-long Israeli-Palestinian conflict, an informed source hearing from top Trump administration officials told JNS.
French Interior Minister Christophe Castaner reported Monday that the number of recorded anti-Semitic acts soared by 74 percent in 2018.
Amid an intense backlash, plans to construct a sausage museum at the site of the former Nazi concentration camp Buchenwald, near Weimar, Germany, have apparently been cancelled.
The presence of Chinese state-owned companies at Israel’s seaports is acting as a thorn in U.S.-Israeli relations. According to China’s Ministry of Transport, a total of 52 ports in 34 countries are managed or were constructed by Chinese companies.
Thirteen Jews were murdered in anti-Semitic attacks in 2018—the most since the Jewish community center bombing in Buenos Aires in 1994, the Diaspora Affairs Ministry said in a report Sunday.
Germany has banned Iranian airline Mahan Air from its airports, media reported on Monday, in accordance with recent sanctions enacted by the European Union against Iran in response attacks on opponents in the bloc.
Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah has been hospitalized in serious condition in Beirut after apparently suffering a heart attack, Lebanese media outlets reported on Saturday. Another report said he also suffered a stroke, and that he has been fighting cancer.
Malaysia has denied Israel’s Paralympics swimming team from entering the country to partake in the World Para Swimming Championships in July.
This story starts with “a very strange phone call.” Someone from Germany was trying to contact Carol Kashan. He had her grandfather’s driver’s license, which had been confiscated when he was arrested 80 years ago on Kristallnacht, Nov. 9, 1938.
Germany will launch an online platform in February for victims to report anti-Semitic incidents, announced its commissioner for Jewish affairs on Thursday.
A young French Jewish woman was assaulted by two attackers in the heavily Jewish suburb of Sarcelles north of Paris on Monday, by two men who called her a “Jewess.”
Eighty years later, Germany has said that it will compensate Jewish men and women who survived the Holocaust as children—most of whom lost their parents during the Shoah and years of World War II—according to the Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, which negotiates restitution with the G…
Iran has “significantly expanded” its missile testing, including a missile that can hit southeastern Europe, according to a report in a German daily newspaper on Sunday.
A new study reveals that Chanukah holds different levels of importance to Israeli Jews than American Jews, and highlights disparities in participation between Jews in the two countries.
The president of Chad, Idriss Déby, made a historic visit to Israel on Sunday with a focus on security issues, marking the first visit by a Chadian president since Israel’s founding in 1948.
Jewish man in Spain has filed a lawsuit against Google regarding the search engine’s apparent failure to censor racist content after a takedown notice was filed by his attorney.
Toronto Police are investigating a physical, anti-Semitic assault that took place on Sunday night against four 17-year-old Jewish boys wearing religious clothing.
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman launched the building of his country’s first nuclear reactor on Monday during a visit to Riyadh’s King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology, according to a report by the Saudi Press Agency.
Jews guard Shabbat. We observe it, in ways ranging from halachic to self care-centric. We kindle its lights, we make it beautiful, and we keep it holy. And this week, the American Jewish Committee (AJC), a Jewish advocacy group, is encouraging us to “#showupforshabbat.”
Israeli startup superstar and home-based soda-device-maker SodaStream announced on Monday that it has sent a delegation to the coast of Honduras to clean up a massive collection of floating trash off of Roatán.
Famed French Nazi-hunters Serge Klarsfeld and his German wife, Beate, received the highest honors last week in a ceremony led by French President Emmanuel Macron.
In secret recordings from 2013, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki (pictured at left) allegedly complained to friends about “greedy” and rich “Americans, Jews, Germans, Englishmen and Swiss” who run hedge funds.
Helmut Oberlander, a 94-year-old living in Waterloo, Onatrio, lost his appeal to keep his Canadian citizenship, being found to have lied about his identity as a former Nazi when applying for the status.
Due to rising anti-Semitism in the United Kingdom, 40 percent of British Jews have considered leaving the country, up from 31 percent in 2017. With 90 percent of British Jews citing issues associated with the Labour Party, many of them acknowledged considering or taking concrete measures to …
Israel will be allowed to compete at the International Judo Federation (IJF) Grand Slam competition in the United Arab Emirates capital of Abu Dhabi, complete with flag and national anthem during medal ceremonies.
Londoners woke up on Thursday morning to messages on at least six bus stops with “Israel is a racist endeavor” posters, just two days after the U.K. Labour Party adopted a definition of anti-Semitism that characterizes the rejection of Israel’s right to exist as anti-Semitic.
New satellite images appear to indicate that Iran is building a new surface-to-surface missile factory in Syria, raising fresh concerns in Israel over the extent of the two countries’ military cooperation across from Israel’s northern border, Channel 10 News reported on Thursday.
Former Chief Rabbi of the United Kingdom Sir Jonathan Sacks blasted U.K. Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn as “an anti-Semite” who supports “racists, terrorists and dealers of hate,” adding that a speech the party leader gave five years ago was the “most offensive statement by a senior Briti…
U.K. Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn attended a conference with Hamas terrorists in Doha in 2012, according to a report by The Telegraph on Sunday.
The United Kingdom’s Opposition and Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn admitted that he was present at a memorial ceremony in 2014 in Tunisia for the Palestinian terrorists behind the 1972 Munich Olympics massacre, but did not “think” he was involved in the wreath-laying.
An Israeli technology firm is providing takeout-food delivery services to Icelanders in the capital of Reykjavík, expanding its supply routes from one test route to 13.
Tunisia may lose the right to host world chess championships after refusing to grant a visa to Israel’s 7-year-old chess champion for the 2019 World Schools Chess Championship.