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Maccabiah Games Stir 20 Years of Memories for Local Athlete

Having slipped momentarily out of line for a group picture, Josh Hersz and fellow members of the Australian Maccabiah basketball team were about to...

Memory of Greek Jewish Metropolis Endures at New Holocaust Museum

(By Adam Abrams/JNS.org) — Last week’s visit by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife, Sara, to Thessaloniki, Greece, marking the construction of a new...

International Jewish Athletes ‘Return’ to Jerusalem for 20th Maccabiah Games

(Adam Abrams/JNS.org) — During the 20th Maccabiah Games next month, about 7,000 Jewish athletes from 80 countries will descend upon the Holy Land to join 2,500...

Philadelphia Counts Plenty of Supporters Just Outside of Gaza Region

Less than 10 miles from Gaza, there is ardent praise for Philadelphia: The residents of Netivot and the surrounding district of Sdot Negev have...

After London Bridge Attack, UK and Israel Pledge to Fight Islamist Terror ‘Trend’

(Adam Abrams/ JNS.org) — Following Saturday night’s terror attack that killed seven people and injured as many as 50 in London, British Prime Minister Theresa May said...

Trump Signs Waiver to Delay Moving US Embassy to Jerusalem

(JNS.org) President Donald Trump signed a waiver Thursday to keep the U.S. embassy in Tel Aviv, avoiding a move to Jerusalem for an additional...

Netanyahu Vows Temple Mount Will Remain Under Israeli Sovereignty

(JNS.org) During a celebration for Jerusalem Day at the Israeli Knesset, marking the 50th anniversary of the capital city’s reunification, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed...

Two-state Solution Conspicuously Absent from Trump’s Agenda in Israel

By Adam Abrams/JNS.org During his meeting with Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas Tuesday and in speeches throughout the day, President Donald Trump notably omitted...

Amid Airtight Security, Trump Visit Brings Hope of ‘Historic Gains’ in the Middle East

By Adam Abrams/JNS.org JERUSALEM—In Jerusalem Sunday night, as the city prepared to mark the 50th anniversary of its reunification, Israel’s capital felt more like a...

Trump Makes Historic, Yet Private Visit to Western Wall

By JNS.org President Donald Trump made a historic, yet private visit Monday to Jerusalem’s Western Wall, becoming the first sitting American president to do so. Trump,...