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 By Menachem Wecker    News    May 17, 2024

Pentagon raises eyebrows with claim Gaza 'lies entirely inside Israel'

(JNS) — Half a dozen Middle East experts indicated that it was news to them when JNS drew their attention to a recent phrase that the U.S. Defense Department has published on its website referring to the Gaza Strip as “entirely inside Israel.” “The...

 
 By Menachem Wecker    News    April 19, 2024

'My southern Jewish … way of saying bless their hearts,' says state rep who buys trees in Israel for trolls

(JNS) — Esther Panitch was inspired when Renee Evans, of the World Jewish Congress, bought trees in Israel recently for Peach State legislators who voted in favor of a bill to codify into law the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s wor...

 

New York Times to Jews: Forget thy right hand

(JNS) — Marc Tracy’s New York Times article on Jan. 14 refers to “left-wing” Jews and a “left-wing” Jewish publication, and a “far-right” Israeli government and its “extreme-right ministers.” The avian metaphors add up to the culture reporter to...

 

'Persistent, threatening' Jew-hatred at American U

(JNS) — A hostile environment toward Jews and Israelis has been growing for years at American University, in Washington, D.C., “but has intensified following the Oct. 7 Hamas attack against Israelis,” according to a 26-page complaint filed with the U...

 

'Global shortage of tefillin, mezuzahs,' amid ' Jewish awakening of the soul,' Chabad says

(JNS) — Despite reports of Jews being fearful to display their faith outwardly amid rising antisemitism globally, so many Jews are reconnecting with their faith that supplies are short, according to the largest Jewish network, Chabad-Lubavitch. ...

 

'He was an ardent, farbrente Zionist,' Mort Klein says of Ed Ames

(JNS) - The singer and actor, who was president of ZOA's California chapter, died on May 21 at the age of 95. Some 15 or 20 years ago, Mort Klein, national president of the Zionist Organization of...

 

Misconceptions about Warsaw Ghetto Uprising abound, says historian Zachary Mazur

(JNS) - The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising was not the only example of armed Jewish resistance against the Nazis during the Holocaust. A very small percentage of ghetto prisoners fought, and the revolt...

 

Once jeered as too pretty, Impressionism is now marshaled in climate-change activism

(JNS) — Until recently, French Impressionism was a Cinderella story. Derided in the late 19th century and excluded from the French academy (Salon), Impressionism—whose name derives from a critic’s mockery—became one of the most beloved art movements....

 

Jewish law sheds light on status of Hunter Biden laptop

(JNS) — On Feb. 2, John Podhoretz, editor of Commentary, shared a joke on his magazine’s podcast riffing on Hunter Biden’s laptop—what Miranda Devine has called the “Laptop from Hell.” So, have you heard the one about the Jew who returns 40 years la...

 

University of Michigan dismisses calls to condemn intifada-themed rally

(JNS) — In 2021, a University of Michigan music professor showed a 1965 film adaptation of Shakespeare’s “Othello,” which featured a white actor in blackface, in class. The professor apologized and stepped down, yet a dean at the university stated...

 

Nobel laureate Martin Karplus photos at Austrian embassy

WASHINGTON (JTA)-The opening of an exhibit at the Austrian Embassy in Washington of more than 50 photographs by an 84-year-old Jewish Nobel laureate was something of an amateur hour-twice over. Both... Full story

 

'Homely' ancient rock adds evidence of King David's existence

NEW YORK (JTA)—Dimly lit, the stone slab, or stele, doesn’t look particularly noteworthy, especially when compared to the more lavish sphinxes, jewelry and cauldrons one encounters en route to the room where it is installed. Indeed, in a Twitter pos... Full story

 

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