JNS.org Pictured above: Israeli soldiers are pictured during a camouflage training course, learning warfare capabilities in complex, forested areas. Credit: Israel Defense Forces. Israel is developing contingency plans to evacuate up to 250,000 civilians living in border communities in the event of a war breaking out with Hamas, Hezbollah or other...
Chosen is a YouTube channel that offers mostly Jewish related comedy sketches. One Wish Project is an organization that produces provocative films, interactive educational content, and hands-on social action events focused on conflict resolution, connecting global peoplehood, and humanizing marginalized individuals around the world. In the following video Chosen partnered up...
In this video by MErcedes-Benz three female entrepreneurs from Silicon Wadi talk about their experiences in Israel's start-up hub – and about the things that make it so special. They visited with the most inspiring women in Silicon Wadi's tech industry – and did not forget to ask them about...
JNS.org Ahead of the Passover holiday, Israel has issued travel advisories cautioning Israelis to avoid vacationing in the Egyptian Sinai, Turkey and Jordan. The Egyptian Sinai received the highest-level travel warning, level one, out of four, described as “a very high concrete threat.” Turkey received a level-two warning, “a high...
JNS.org The JCC Association of North America has sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions urging him to take more immediate action to advance the investigation into the ongoing wave of bomb threats against Jewish community centers across the continent. “We are frustrated with the progress in resolving this...
Passover is one of the most important times of the year for the Jewish people, and many do not have the resources to celebrate this meaningful holiday. An employee of the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews gives a tour of a food packing facility in Israel and shows...
Ariel Ben Solomon/JNS.org Pictured above: Jews and Arabs play backgammon during the “Jerusalem Double” championship in Jerusalem Feb. 27, 2017. The backgammon competition aims to foster Jewish-Arab coexistence in Israel. Credit: Yonatan Sindel/Flash90. Recently aired TV interviews with young Arabs who moved to major Israeli metropolitan areas underscore the varied and...
JNS.org Pictured above: The USS Abraham Lincoln and USS Cape St. George transition through the Strait of Hormuz in May 2012. (Illustrative photo.) Credit: U.S. Navy. Multiple Iranian Revolutionary Guard fast-attack vessels came close to a U.S. Navy ship in the Strait of Hormuz Saturday, forcing the ship to change direction,...
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...
Over sukkot, a two-year old little boy wondered out of his family’s sukkah and found his way to a pond. This little boy, named Elchanan, somehow managed to slip away without his parents noticing and unfortunately was found minutes later, completely submerged underwater and pulseless. Two of our responders,...
Nachum Segal of the Nachum Segal Network moderated an armchair conversation, “Nefesh B’Nefesh From Montoya Circle to Jerusalem,” between NBN founders Tony Gelbart and Rabbi Josh Fass in honor of NBN’s 15th Anniversary. Broadcast live from the Boca Raton Synagogue, it was a fascinating look back at the storied...
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,...
Israel Hayom/ JNS.org Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei took to Twitter Sunday to share his views on gender issues and asserted that the objectification of women in Western society is the product of “a Zionist plot.” In a series of tweets for Iranian Mother’s Day, marked on the anniversary of...
JNS.org The number of foreign tourists visiting Israel reached an all-time high of 739,000 in the first quarter of 2017. Israel’s Tourism Ministry reported the record-breaking statistics represent a 24-percent increase from the first quarter of 2016. In the month of March alone, 239,000 tourists arrived in Israel, a 22-percent increase...
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