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Cancellation of Palestinian Speaker Leads to Teacher Suspensions and Unrest at Friends’

The cancellation of a speaking engagement by Swarthmore College professor Sa’ed Atshan — a Palestinian and LGBT activist — has set off a chain...

Trump Tells Netanyahu to ‘Hold Back’ on Settlements, Vague on Two-State Solution

https://www.facebook.com/WhiteHouse/videos/1224112817676449/   By Sean Savage/JNS.org President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held their first joint press conference Wednesday at the White House, ahead of a...

Israeli Arabs Set Violent Precedent to Thwart Future Demolitions of Illegal Communities

The protesters were hoping to create deterrence in order to pressure the state of Israel against initiating any future demolitions of illegal Bedouin settlements....

Former Philadelphian, University of Haifa Professor Steven Plaut Dies at 65

Steven Plaut, who was born in Philadelphia in 1951 and emigrated to Israel in 1981, where he became an economics professor at the University...

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...
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Accolades Pour in Following Death of Former Israeli President Shimon Peres

Shimon Peres died at the age of 93. Late Tuesday, messages of mourning from the global Jewish community flooded the cybersphere as it was announced...
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Yemin Orde Alumna Talks Program’s Success

For the past two weeks, Israela Tadela has been meeting with people in New York, New Jersey and now Philadelphia (her first time in...
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An ‘Extreme Pragmatist’ and ‘The Most Beloved Man in Israel’

Former Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres has died at the age of 93. Shimon Peres, the last of the founding generation of Israel’s leaders and...