Corey Gil-Shuster has an entire YouTube channel devoted to asking Palestinians and Jews in Israel what their opinions are about a number of topics submitted by viewers. His channel is now called the Ask Project. If you ever wanted to know what the other side is thinking, this channel can...
The growing divide between Orthodox and Reform Jews is creating a significant impact on American Jewish support for the State of Israel. As the Reform sect of Judaism continues to grow, the leaders of these communities are becoming a more focal point of the Israeli government’s outreach initiatives aimed...
Stephen M. Flatow/JNS.org Pictured above: Hollywood actor Richard Gere (left), Israeli film director Joseph Cedar (center) and Israeli actor Lior Ashkenazi attend a press conference for the new movie “Norman”—which stars Gere and Ashkenazi—at the Jerusalem Cinematheque March 9, 2017. Credit: Yonatan Sindel/Flash90. Diplomats never pretend to be experts on acting,...
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with President Donald Trump’s special representative for international negotiations, Jason Greenblatt, for more than five hours in Jerusalem amid the Trump administration’s efforts to jumpstart Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, which have been frozen since 2014. One of the first signs of the Trump administration’s interest...
Rabbi Jack Riemer/JNS.org I have questions about some of the subjects that have been chosen for the Jewish Lives book series from Yale University Press. I wonder what Sarah Bernhardt or Benjamin Disraeli or Groucho Marx would think if they found out that they were featured in a series of...
This Israeli teacher starts his day by greeting each of his students with a secret handshake! He and many other teachers were inspired to do this little morning ritual with students after Thomas Bussey, a teacher at the Centennial Academy in Atlanta, Georgia, began the year by teaching his students...
A 56-year old nurse died after a 78-year-old man set her on fire Tuesday morning at a clinic in Holon, south of Tel Aviv. The victim, Tova Karero, a nurse at a Clalit Health Services clinic on Kaplan Street, died of her wounds at the scene after the patient, a...
You think you really know about the Palestinian refugees? This short animated clip covers the story of how they became refugees and why they have stayed that way. It also shows the history of Jewish refugees from Arab lands -- a story that's been ignored -- until now. Watch the...
Jeffrey F. Barken/JNS.org For years, Jewish basketball aficionados have adored Tamir Goodman. The same can now be said for Jewish summer campers. Nicknamed the “Jewish Jordan” by Sports Illustrated magazine in 1999 for the combination of his on-court prowess and his observance of Orthodox rituals despite a busy secular game...
Israel’s Knesset last week passed landmark legislation against the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, representing just one of several setbacks this month for BDS around the world. The Israeli bill, which passed its third and final reading with a 46-28 vote, grants the interior minister authority to deny...
Israel’s national baseball team, which has been shocking the world with its success as an underdog in the World Baseball Classic (WBC), Monday suffered its first loss in the international tournament. Team Israel fell 12-2 to the Netherlands, a squad it had defeated in an earlier stage of the competition....
  Jerusalem-based Mobibileye, was sold Monday to Intel for a whopping $15.3 billion, making it the highest price for a technology company in Israeli history. Mobileyes co-founder, president and CEO, Ziv Aviram told Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that  Mobibileye will stay in Israel. Mobileye would responsibility internationally, on behalf of Intel, for the creation...
You can call it a Purim miracle.. Israel entered the tournament as the lowest-ranked and last team to qualify at 41st in the world. Slowly but surely the Israelis inched their way up as they  beat third-ranked South Korea, then  fourth-ranked Taiwan and ninth-ranked Netherlands to finish with a 3-0 record. [youtube...
BREAKING - Cleared for publication by the IDF: Security forces arrested multiple Hamas terrorists residents of Hevron, Jerusalem, Shechem and Ramallah who attended Bir Zait University in the Binyamin area. Terrorists planned to stop cars with nails on the road, then open fire at Israelis on the stopped vehicles. Developing...
Kiddush Hashem As Team Israel Reads Megillah In Tokyo Stadium Dugout Kiddush hashem by Team Israel in Tokyo! IAB VP Jordy Alter reading Megillat Esther in the dugout at the Tokyo Dome to celebrate Purim in a most unusual way. Chag Purim Sameach from Israel baseball...


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