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Immigrant Advocates Prepare for Uncertainty With New Administration

Local agencies that work with immigrants and refugees — such as HIAS Pennsylvania, the Latino Jewish Coalition of Philadelphia and others — are taking...

National News

Jewish Groups Tussle Over Friedman Pick

With Congress back in session, Jewish organizations on both the left and right are gearing up to mobilize support or opposition in the Senate...

Orthodox Rabbis Join Opposition to Medically Assisted Suicide

The District of Columbia is one step away from becoming the seventh jurisdiction in the country to pass a medically assisted suicide measure. Despite growing...

Rabbi Says UN Comments at Menorah Lighting Not Directed at Obama

WASHINGTON — The annual National Menorah lighting is a ceremonial event. Held on the Ellipse, it is used to mark the beginning of Chanukah...

Global News

Jerusalem Truck-Ramming Attack Draws Comparisons to Nice, Berlin and 9/11

By Alex Traiman/JNS.org A Palestinian driver rammed a truck into a crowd of Israeli soldiers Sunday at the scenic Haas Promenade overlooking Jerusalem’s Old City,...
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Israelis Bring Art, Diplomacy to Balkan State

In an act of cultural diplomacy, Israel’s foreign ministry teamed up with a Montenegro-based American Jewish businessman to exhibit the work of two Israeli...
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How Paris Public Schools Became No-Go Zones for Jews

In addition to charting anti-Semitism among students, watchdogs in France and Belgium are seeing for the first time in decades a growing number of...

Israel News

Jerusalem Truck-Ramming Attack Draws Comparisons to Nice, Berlin and 9/11

By Alex Traiman/JNS.org A Palestinian driver rammed a truck into a crowd of Israeli soldiers Sunday at the scenic Haas Promenade overlooking Jerusalem’s Old City,...

Israel’s Economy Expected to Slow in 2017

  Israel’s economy hummed along in 2016 with an impressive estimated economic growth rate of 3.5 percent. That’s the good news. Unfortunately, “this year has been an...

Locals React to U.S. Abstention at UN Vote

The United States has faced a lot of backlash since the Obama administration abstained on the U.N. Security Council resolution on Dec. 23 declaring...