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Renowned microbiologist and WWII hero dies at 100

Renowned microbiologist and WWII hero dies at 100

Prof. David Sompolinsky left hiding in Denmark during WWII to save other Jews.   Renowned biologist and Holocaust hero Prof. David Sompolinsky passed away last… Read More ›

Google Maps Removes ‘Apartheid Wall’ Label From Security Barrier Near Jerusalem

Google Maps Removes ‘Apartheid Wall’ Label From Security Barrier Near Jerusalem

NEW YORK (JNS) – Google has announced that it has removed the label “Apartheid Wall” from a road adjacent to the security barrier on the… Read More ›

Thomas Nides approved as US ambassador to Israel

Thomas Nides approved as US ambassador to Israel

Nides, an American banker and government official, was born in Duluth, Minnesota to a Jewish family.   The United States Senate Foreign Relations Committee has… Read More ›

Jewish radicals who harm Palestinians are enemies of the state

Jewish radicals who harm Palestinians are enemies of the state

Opinion: Extremists acting with unbridled violence against Palestinian civilians and even IDF soldiers, do so due to racism and not patriotism as they claim, and… Read More ›

UK Jewish toddler Alta Fixsler, 2, dies after being removed from life support

UK Jewish toddler Alta Fixsler, 2, dies after being removed from life support

Manchester girl had been at center of protracted legal battle by parents to keep her on life-saving machines or have her transferred to Israel for… Read More ›

German Israeli Singer At Crux Of Anti-Semitic Hotel Incident Accused Of Fabricating Story

German Israeli Singer At Crux Of Anti-Semitic Hotel Incident Accused Of Fabricating Story

BERLIN (JNS) – Gil Ofarim, the German Israeli singer who accused the Westin Hotel in Leipzig, Germany, of refusing him service because he wore a… Read More ›

Don’t base Israeli-German ties only on the Holocaust – opinion

Don’t base Israeli-German ties only on the Holocaust – opinion

Successive Israeli governments have been quite successful in winning some time over the Palestinian issue, while improving or preserving economic achievements and cooperation with the… Read More ›

3 Shuvu Banim Members Arrested In Connection To 2 Unsolved Murder Cases In Jerusalem 30 Years Ago

3 Shuvu Banim Members Arrested In Connection To 2 Unsolved Murder Cases In Jerusalem 30 Years Ago

JERUSALEM — Israeli police arrested three members of the Shuvu Banim sect on suspicion of involvement in two unsolved murders which took place in the… Read More ›

‘Fiddler’ meets ‘Sopranos’: Gritty Sholem Aleichem novel in English for 1st time

‘Fiddler’ meets ‘Sopranos’: Gritty Sholem Aleichem novel in English for 1st time

Long forgotten and not included in the Yiddish author’s canon, ‘Moshkele the Thief’ paints a rare picture of the seedier side of Old Country life… Read More ›

Personal Letters By Rabbi Known As ‘Chazon Ish’ Come To National Library Of Israel

Personal Letters By Rabbi Known As ‘Chazon Ish’ Come To National Library Of Israel

JERUSALEM (JNS) – Fourteen letters penned in the 1940s by the legendary rabbi known as the “Hazon Ish” have been donated to the National Library… Read More ›

Velvet Underground documentary omits band’s Jewish roots, but is still very cool

Velvet Underground documentary omits band’s Jewish roots, but is still very cool

Out on Apple TV+ October 15, ‘The Velvet Underground’ dives into the countercultural phenomenon started by gay Jewish musician Lou Reed and rocketed to fame… Read More ›

Israel Boycott: Sally Rooney won’t let novel be published in Hebrew

Israel Boycott: Sally Rooney won’t let novel be published in Hebrew

Sally Rooney, a bestselling Irish author, won’t allow her recently published novel to be published in Hebrew because she supports a cultural boycott of Israel.… Read More ›

Despite Bennett’s pleas, Western Jews don’t want to immigrate to Israel

Despite Bennett’s pleas, Western Jews don’t want to immigrate to Israel

Opinion: PM’s call to bring 500,000 Olim from U.S., France and South America to Israel in the next decade is just another example of how… Read More ›

Israeli Government Passivity Is Killing Alta Fixsler

Israeli Government Passivity Is Killing Alta Fixsler

Israeli government, and specifically FM Yair Lapid, knows exactly what specific diplomatic means they need to employ to save Alta’s life. All of those following… Read More ›

Argentine judge exonerates ex-president accused of covering up Iran attack on Jews

Argentine judge exonerates ex-president accused of covering up Iran attack on Jews

Former Argentine president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner allegedly covered up Iran’s possible role in the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center that killed 85… Read More ›

Presence of Shin Bet in Israel’s Arab sector is nothing new

Presence of Shin Bet in Israel’s Arab sector is nothing new

Opinion: In the fight against violent crime plaguing the community, the security agency must be limited in its role in order to protect the civil… Read More ›

Judge’s approval of Jewish man’s ‘quiet prayer’ on Temple Mount stirs Arab anger

Judge’s approval of Jewish man’s ‘quiet prayer’ on Temple Mount stirs Arab anger

Israeli court was not ruling on legality of Jewish prayer, which is outlawed, but lifted a ban police had imposed on worshiper; cops appeal; Palestinians,… Read More ›

Ukraine’s Holocaust Center Names Nazi Babi Yar Killers

Ukraine’s Holocaust Center Names Nazi Babi Yar Killers

  KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s Holocaust memorial center on Wednesday revealed the names of 159 Nazi SS troops who took part in the killing… Read More ›

Recant false antisemitic settler attack narrative, Dagan tells UN envoy

Recant false antisemitic settler attack narrative, Dagan tells UN envoy

Samaria Regional Council head Yossi Dagan said the different standard UN used to describe Jewish violence vs. Palestinian violence was antisemitic.   The United Nations… Read More ›

Arab sector has responsibility to stop sanctifying violence

Arab sector has responsibility to stop sanctifying violence

Opinion: 21st anniversary of October 2000 riots reminds us the conclusions of the Or Commission, meant to examine the bloody events, haunt us to this… Read More ›