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Anne Frank’s final days, as told by her former classmate

Anne Frank’s final days, as told by her former classmate

Nanette Konig, 88, is one of the few living friends of the Dutch teenage diarist; they last saw each other during Anne’s harrowing last days… Read More ›

Numbers game: Do Jewish leaders manipulate existential fears with statistics?

Numbers game: Do Jewish leaders manipulate existential fears with statistics?

Eclectic essays explore Ben-Gurion’s experimentation with demographic eugenics, and the Jewish ardor — and abhorrence — for taking stock   BOSTON — Whereas some find… Read More ›

Tufts University Students Pass BDS Resolution

Tufts University Students Pass BDS Resolution

Several other student governments at colleges and universities in the US have passed similar resolutions.   NEW YORK – The student senate at Tufts University… Read More ›

New York – St. Louis Man Accused Of Bomb Threats Against Jewish Centers Pleads Not Guilty

New York – St. Louis Man Accused Of Bomb Threats Against Jewish Centers Pleads Not Guilty

New York – A former U.S. journalist pleaded not guilty on Monday to making bomb threats against Jewish organizations in the United States while posing… Read More ›

Can You Recite the Entire Seder by Heart?

Can You Recite the Entire Seder by Heart?

  If you can’t recite the Seder by heart, you’re not alone. Although 1,800 years ago, in the time of the Mishna, recitation of the… Read More ›

Together for the Seder—IDF style

Together for the Seder—IDF style

The biggest Passover Seder for lone soldiers of the IDF is held at the Olga recreational resort, hosted by United for Israel’s soldiers, donated by… Read More ›

French Bank Said to Have Dropped Major BDS Account

French Bank Said to Have Dropped Major BDS Account

Second boycott-Israel account closure by BDP Paribas.   NEW YORK – One EW YORK – One of the world’s largest banks, the Paris-based BNP Paribas, may… Read More ›

Israelis Step Up Syrian Aid Efforts, But Plant to Absorb Orphans is Held Up

Israelis Step Up Syrian Aid Efforts, But Plant to Absorb Orphans is Held Up

Unclear why effort to bring in 100 refugees has stalled.   The Israel Givehe Israel Gives NGO launched an emergency campaign on Wednesday to provide… Read More ›

Singaporean imam questioned over anti-Semitic comments

Singaporean imam questioned over anti-Semitic comments

In Singapore, racism is not dealt with kid gloves; this was proven by the authorities after an imam, who spoke against Jews and Christians, was… Read More ›

Israel’s loud talk after Syria gas attack unlikely to lead to action

Israel’s loud talk after Syria gas attack unlikely to lead to action

Analysis: With no interest in getting mired in civil war across the border, politicians high on outrage, but low on what to do about it… Read More ›

Columbus, OH – Ohio Buys Record $61 Million In Israel Bonds

Columbus, OH – Ohio Buys Record $61 Million In Israel Bonds

  Columbus, OH – The state of Ohio bought a one-day record of $61 million in Israel Bonds. The largest single government purchase of Israel… Read More ›

After new restrictions, settlers lower hopes for Trump era

After new restrictions, settlers lower hopes for Trump era

Pro-settlement supporters voice mixture of frustration and cautious optimism following new construction guidelines   JTA — In response to new curbs on West Bank construction,… Read More ›

US-Israel talks on settlement building suspended — report

US-Israel talks on settlement building suspended — report

Negotiations said put on ice after Netanyahu, Greenblatt fail to agree on formula; comes days after Israel announces self-imposed restrictions   Talks between Israel and… Read More ›

Meet the Christian former Jew-hater who thought terror attacks were God’s lessons for unbelievers

Meet the Christian former Jew-hater who thought terror attacks were God’s lessons for unbelievers

A granddaughter of the founder of the Westboro Baptist Church, Megan Phelps-Roper speaks in Israel for the first time with the ‘Jewish enemy’ who became… Read More ›

No real alternative to current government

No real alternative to current government

Op-ed: A serious deterioration in the security situation, in addition to a deep economic crisis, is the only thing which may divert the Jewish public… Read More ›

Pakistan allows man to register as country’s first Jew in decades

Pakistan allows man to register as country’s first Jew in decades

Fischel Benkhald, born to Jewish mother in Karachi, allowed to record faith on national ID card, after telling Times of Israel in 2014 he would… Read More ›

Bill Would Cancel Property-Tax Discount for Foreign-Funded NGOs

Bill Would Cancel Property-Tax Discount for Foreign-Funded NGOs

Currently, the Municipal Tax and Government Tax Ordinance extends discounts to all kinds of nongovernmental organizations that are approved by the interior minister.   MK… Read More ›

David Friedman sworn in as Trump’s envoy to Israel

David Friedman sworn in as Trump’s envoy to Israel

Pence administers oath of office to former bankruptcy lawyer, a staunch supporter of the Jewish state and first Trump ambassador to take office   Bankruptcy… Read More ›

Jordan’s King Abdullah: Israel Undermining Chances of Peace

Jordan’s King Abdullah: Israel Undermining Chances of Peace

Abdullah also said that regional stability depends on the resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict by the way of a two-state solution.   Jordanian King Abdullah on… Read More ›

Hamas warns Faqha’s killing could impede prisoner exchange

Hamas warns Faqha’s killing could impede prisoner exchange

Mahmoud al-Zahar says mysterious assassination will ‘disrupt’ negotiations over Israelis held hostage by his group in Gaza   A senior leader in Hamas said Tuesday… Read More ›