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Local News

Moments from the Women’s March in Philadelphia

By Rachel Kurland and Marissa Stern A day after the inauguration of President Donald J. Trump, an estimated almost 50,000 marchers flocked to the Women's March...

National News

Trump and His Inaugural Day Signal Major Shifts Ahead

BY GEORGE ALTSHULER WASHINGTON, D.C. — True to form, minutes after taking the oath of office, President Donald Trump positioned himself in opposition to the...

‘There Are Jews Here’ Showcases Dwindling Small-town Religious and Cultural Life

The title of the film is There Are Jews Here but after seeing last week’s screening of the documentary in New York, viewers would...

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...

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

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...