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After Brussels Attacks, Israelis and Others Urge Better Belgian Anti-Terror Tactics

Belgium and all of Europe are reeling from the March 22 terror blasts at Brussels Zaventem airport and Maelbeek subway station. The latest counts say that 31 people were killed and 270 were injured in the attacks, for which the Islamic State terror group has claimed responsibility.

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Amid Shooting Controversy, IDF Chief Clarifies Rules of Engagement

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) In light of the ongoing controversy over the shooting of an incapacitated terrorist in Hebron last week, Israel Defense Forces Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Gadi Eizenkot on

London’s Goldsmiths University Hit by Second Incident of Anti-Semitic Graffiti

For the second time this academic year, anti-Semitic graffiti was found on the campus of Goldsmiths, University of London, The Algemeiner has learned.

Goldsmiths student Benjamin Gilbert, president of university’s Jewish Society, posted on his Facebook page Tuesday a photo of the

Post-AIPAC Policy Conference: Who Would Best Lead Us?

So am I going to be a bad person if I tell you something you don’t necessarily want to hear?

Coming from socialist summer camps and a liberal Democrat family, I decided not to make up my mind about the President. So when Donald Trump got up to the microphone, I closed my eyes for as long as I could and

White House Water Summit Highlights Israeli Initiatives

The White House Water Summit, which was held on Tuesday, led to the announcement of innovative ideas for building a sustainable and secure water future in the United States. Among the initiatives included in the summit was an intensive two-week program for Israeli startups run jointly by the The Israel-California Green-Tech Partnership and

A Vanished Jewish Boomtown Lives on Through its Holocaust Survivors, Stories

The Eastern European countryside is haunted by the ghosts of countless shtetls whose surviving residents have long since scattered. For the most part, those landsmen and their descendants tend to remain scattered.

But on the evening of March 22, at Beit Hatfutsot, the Museum of the Jewish People in Tel

Purim: Balancing Partying and Priorities

The holiday of Purim celebrates one of the happiest times in Jewish history. With the destruction of the first Beit Hamikdash and all of its desolation, the salvation of the Jews during the times of King Achashveirosh was a holiday of renewal. The rescinding of the decrees of Haman set the stage for the completion of the construction of

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Trump, Clinton to Address 2016 AIPAC Conference

(Arutz Sheva) Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump will address the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) conference later this month, The Hill reported. AIPAC announced Trump’s participation at the

Latest UN Report on Human Rights in Iran: More Executions, Fewer Freedoms

Iranian civil life has been marked by an increase in executions, a “widening crackdown” on freedoms, the disqualification of thousands of candidates for public office, and ongoing discrimination against minorities and women, the UN’s investigator into the human rights situation in Iran reported Thursday.

This Is Not Your Bubbe’s Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society

In parts of Europe, Jews have been warned that wearing anything that identifies them as Jewish means putting a target on their back. In Stockholm, Jews were asked to stay away from the Kristallnacht remembrance ceremonies for fear of sparking violence. French Jews are immigrating to Israel in increasing numbers. In Manchester,

Pre-IDF Academy Announces Israel Cadet Trek 2016

Bet El’s Pre-IDF Preparatory Academy announces its first annual bike trek—the Israel Cadet Trek 2016 [http://israelcadettrek.com/]. The Bike Trek, open to overseas visitors, is slated for May 23 through 25.

The Pre-IDF Preparatory Academy is

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Holocaust Film ‘Son of Saul’ Wins Best Foreign Language Film Oscar

(JNS.org) The Hungarian Holocaust film "Son of Saul" won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film on Sunday, about a month after winning the Golden Globe in the same category. The film stars Riverdale

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