Articles written by Alex Traiman

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 By Alex Traiman    News    April 28, 2023

March of the Living provides a powerful opportunity for Jewish unity

(JNS) - There are no words to describe a trip to the extermination camps at Auschwitz-Birkenau. The camps are surprisingly well-preserved and are a living testament to the most heinous crime in...

 By Alex Traiman    News    January 6, 2023

Israel's historic right-wing government is the democratic will of the voters

(JNS) - Israel inducted a historic right-wing government Thursday, led by three-time Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Netanyahu's return to power and the formation of a strong right-wing...

 By Alex Traiman    News    November 11, 2022

With overwhelming victory, Netanyahu set to form strong, right-wing government

(JNS) - Apparently in Israel, the fifth time is the charm. After repeated attempts by the opposition, by defectors from his own right-wing bloc, by the prosecution and the Supreme Court to prevent...


US Amb. Nides to JNS: Israelis and Palestinians 'nowhere near two-state solution

(JNS) The Biden administration's ambassador to Israel Tom Nides has a tough act to follow. Predecessor David Friedman was the Trump administration's point person for major U.S. policy shifts in...


Noor Dahri: Pakistani-born Muslim, counter-terrorism expert ... and Zionist

(JNS) - Noor Dahri just published a new book on the Israel Defense Forces. He is a counter-terrorism researcher and a former officer with the London Police. He has studied at Herzliya's...

 By Alex Traiman    News    July 1, 2022

Coalition doomed to failure, new elections loom

(JNS) - Israel appears set to head back to the polls after a "change coalition" has failed to hold its razor-thin majority, barely a year after its formation. Elections are likely to be held on Oct. 2...

 By Alex Traiman    News    April 8, 2022

The power, potential and possible pitfalls of the Negev Summit

(JNS) - The sight of four Arab foreign ministers - from the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Morocco and Egypt - accompanied by the U.S. Secretary of State and hosted by an Israeli foreign minister at...


Malcolm Hoenlein, 50 years at helm of pro-Israel groups, still works to strengthen world Jewry

(JNS) — After a two-year hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic, the annual Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations Mission to Israel kicks off Sunday in Jerusalem. The umbrella group, which represents more than 50 Jewish...

 By Alex Traiman    News    January 28, 2022

On Israel's New Year for trees, plowshares are turning into swords

(JNS) — Just outside the entrance to the United Nations, a famous Jewish prophecy is engraved into the plaza’s Isaiah Wall: “They shall beat their swords into plowshares. And their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword...

 By Alex Traiman    News    November 26, 2021

For Israeli startups, '7 trillion' reasons to develop climate solutions

(JNS) — The current Israeli government led by Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett is taking the issue of climate change more seriously than ever before. Israel has brought a delegation of 140 members to the 26th U.N. Climate Change Convention...

 By Alex Traiman    News    November 12, 2021

Israel is positioned to become a leader in green technologies

(JNS) - Part of a 140-member Israeli delegation to Glasgow, Scotland, to attend the 26th U.N. Climate Change Convention, Environment Minister Tamar Zandberg tells JNS how she assesses the role that...

 By Alex Traiman    Opinions    May 28, 2021

'AP,' 'Al Jazeera' and the mainstream media are tools in Hamas's war against Israel

(JNS) - Journalists are expressing their outrage that the 12-story Al-Jalaa building housing the Gaza headquarters of Associated Press and Al Jazeera was targeted during retaliatory Israeli...


Trump's lasting legacy will be the Abraham Accords

(JNS) — Mainstream media and pundits from across the political spectrum have been quick to assert that the violent riot on the U.S. Capitol building on Jan. 6 has permanently tarnished the Trump presidency. It remains to be seen what Trump’s...

 By Alex Traiman    News    November 6, 2020

With bilateral agreements, Trump administration reverses Carter, Obama settlement policies

(JNS) -President Donald Trump completed its reversal of a legacy U.S. policy prejudiced against Israeli settlements. The United States and Israel signed new bilateral agreements on Oct. 28 that furthe...


What will normalization with the Arab world mean for Israel?

(JNS) — Israel is set to sign a historic agreement with the United Arab Emirates that would see the two Middle Eastern nations officially strike diplomatic relations and exchange embassies. The move represents a major validation of the Netanyahu...

 By Alex Traiman    Features    July 3, 2020

The great myth of Israeli 'annexation'

(JNS) - For the last several weeks, habitual critics of Israeli policies, dubious self-described Israel supporters and even some longtime friends have come out against Israeli plans to "annex" parts...

 By Alex Traiman    News    June 5, 2020

Netanyahu presumed innocent in Israel's court of public opinion

(JNS) — Israeli media and their left-wing anti-Netanyahu allies have been anticipating for years the moment Benjamin Netanyahu would be dragged into a courtroom. Unable to beat Israel’s...


'Peace to Prosperity' plan shatters failed Oslo paradigm

(JNS)—With the presentation of its peace plan, titled, “Peace to Prosperity: A vision to improve the lives of the Palestinian and Israeli people,” the United States has essentially shattered the once-holy Oslo paradigm, having learned from the... Full story

 By Alex Traiman    News    August 23, 2019

72 representatives don't #skipthetrip, join largest-ever delegation to Israel

(JNS)-A total of 41 Democrats and 31 Republicans are in Israel on overlapping party tours to get a firsthand view of the complex security challenges Israel faces and to express their unconditional,... Full story

 By Alex Traiman    News    August 16, 2019

58 Jewish groups gather in New York to mobilize against anti-Semitism

(JNS)-Fifty-eight Jewish organizations gathered in New York City on Wednesday for a "National Consultation on Responses to Antisemitism" to address ever increasing anti-Semitic incidents in the... Full story

 By Alex Traiman    News    May 31, 2019

Friedman fires back at New York Times

(JNS)-U.S. Ambassador to Israel David M. Friedman fired back at The New York Times on Wednesday over an article castigating him for claiming that Israel was "on the side of God" while speaking about... Full story

 By Alex Traiman    Opinions    May 10, 2019

March of the Living transcends distinctions to provide a deeply meaningful Jewish experience

(JNS)—There are no words for the experience of commemorating the horrific death, together with Holocaust survivors, on the sacred grounds of the Birkenau extermination camp, where more than 1 million Jews were sent to the gas chambers and... Full story

 By Alex Traiman    Features    April 5, 2019

Hundreds of conference participants show support for Judea/Samaria

(JNS)-While the AIPAC policy conferences features panels and breakout sessions on almost every issue central to the geostrategic challenges facing the State of Israel, one key issue is repeatedly left... Full story


Getting 'fed up' with critical tone of Federation leadership

(JNS)—For the second time in two months, the leadership of the Jewish Federation of North America has made it clear that it is fed up with the policies of Israel’s government. According to multiple news reports, JFNA leaders told Israel’s... Full story


Students support Canary Mission fight against 'institutionalized, tolerated anti-Semitism'

(JNS)-The controversial Canary Mission-an anonymous campus watchdog group that exposes organizations, academics and activists that demonize Israel on college campuses-recently came under fire when... Full story


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