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 By Josh Hasten    News    June 28, 2019

Israeli youth discuss sovereignty, and future prospects in Judea and Samaria

(JNS)—Traveling two hours from Haifa to Ramat Gan, Liza Kouniavsky, 16, arrived at Bar-Ilan University in Ramat Gan for the second “Youth Sovereignty Conference” to date on June 13, telling JNS that “I’m here because I love my country. I...

 By Josh Hasten    News    June 14, 2019

DeSantis hailed for making the sunshine state 'most pro-Israel' in America

(JNS)-In the midst of his whirlwind week-long Florida governor's business development mission to Israel with more than 100 delegation participants, Gov. Ron DeSantis visited the Gush Etzion region, ju...

 By Josh Hasten    News    January 4, 2019

Is Israel's security barrier a terrorism deterrent or political tool?

(JNS)-Many have pointed to Israel's security barrier in Judea and Samaria as being one of the primary contributors to the reduction in Palestinian terrorism since the years of the Second Intifada, fro...


"We need to talk..."

Observers lament lack of wide-ranging views at Federation's General Assembly in Tel Aviv (JNS)-The 2018 annual General Assembly, held this year in Tel Aviv, took on a decidedly different tone to...

 By Josh Hasten    News    September 21, 2018

Deconstructing the Oslo Accords 25 years later: Was it a gift or a curse?

(JNS)-It's hard to believe that it's been a quarter of a century: Sept. 13 marked the 25th anniversary of the 1993 signing of the U.S.-brokered Declaration of Principles between Israel and the...

 By Josh Hasten    News    August 24, 2018

Why Israelis aren't as worked up about the Western Wall as Diaspora Jews

(JNS)-The future of prayer at the Western Wall has become one of the most contentious issues among Diaspora Jewry in the past year, mainly as a result of the Israeli government's June 2017, suspension...

 By Josh Hasten    News    July 27, 2018

Jerusalem court issues lien on ships headed to Gaza, with proceeds going to Israeli victims of terror

(JNS)—In a rather rare judgment, a Jerusalem District Court just issued a lien on two large ships that are part of a Gaza-bound flotilla set to arrive in Israeli waters later this month, with the intent that the sea vessels can be sold, with...

 By Josh Hasten    News    July 1, 2016

Filmmaker calls for UNRWA 'self-introspection' over Palestinian classroom incitement

A newly released 10-minute online video produced by the Jerusalem-based Center for Near East Policy Research says that many of the Palestinians who have murdered Israelis during the so-called...

 By Josh Hasten    Features    June 24, 2016

Christian Zionist film enlists humor in the fight against BDS

"When it comes to apartheid, Israel sucks." It's a key quote delivered by American comedian Brad Stine, a devout Christian and a featured personality in a new documentary film called "Hating Israel:...

 By Josh Hasten    News    August 22, 2014

Humanitarian pressure helped create Israel's tunnel problem

By Josh Hasten With the withdrawal of ground troops from Gaza, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said it completed its mission of dismantling a network of terrorist tunnels. But how did Hamas get its...

 By Josh Hasten    News    March 14, 2014

Defying BDS, Weiss brings big-name performers to Israel

While Pink Floyd's Roger Waters has in recent years acted as a de facto frontman for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, urging fellow artists against performing in Israel, Shuki...

 By Josh Hasten    News    January 17, 2014

Temple Mount report ignites concern over Israel's preservation of holy site

A recently revealed Israeli State Comptroller's report that remains under a government gag order has ignited concern over the Muslim Waqf's attempts to erase Jewish ties on the Temple Mount-Judaism's...

 By Josh Hasten    News    January 3, 2014

Despite rising threats, Iron Dome manufacturer's CEO sleeps well

The security situation in Israel has grown increasingly tense of late, with a spike in terror attacks carried out on numerous fronts, and through various means, by both recognized terror groups and presumed “lone wolf” assailants. But such...


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