Will Palestinian energy feud spark surge in violence against Israel?

The long-running feud between Hamas and Fatah has led to a deepening crisis in the Gaza Strip, as a cut in the electricity supplied to the coastal territory is stoking fears of a surge in violence, both between the Palestinian factions and against Israel…writes Sean Savage/JNS.org. Read more

Welcome to the Shi’a corridor…writes Ben Cohen

June 23, 2017 by  

If you haven’t encountered the term “Shi’a corridor” yet, chances are that you will in the coming weeks, particularly if the ongoing confrontation between the U.S. and Iran in Syria intensifies. Read more

Ignore at your peril…writes Michael Kuttner

June 23, 2017 by  

There are many occasions in life when ignoring the obvious can have dire consequences at some later time. Read more

Israel: Confronting Fake News, One Camera at a Time

June 22, 2017 by  

While today’s widespread use of the term fake news can be traced to Donald Trump’s first press conference as President-elect, Israel has long had to grapple with the phenomenon of media outlets bending the truth for political gain. Read more

“50 Years of Aggression”: ABC Abandons Objectivity

June 22, 2017 by  

Australian ABC Radio National’s Counterpoint program broadcast on June 19 featured an interview with Professor Amin Saikal, the Director of the Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies at the Australian National University. Read more

The Australian World Orchestra returns

June 22, 2017 by  

The Australian World Orchestra (AWO) has announced two major performance events for their 2017 season, with internationally renowned conductor Simone Young returning to lead musicians from the AWO and the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) in a spectacular one-off performance of Olivier Messiaen’s orchestral masterpiece Turangalîla-Symphonie at Melbourne’s Hamer Hall. Read more

Jeremy Corbyn didn’t win, so British Jews shouldn’t give up on Labour

June 21, 2017 by  

For me, the main takeaway from the British election June 8 was that Jeremy Corbyn, the far-left leader of the opposition Labour party, didn’t win it…writes Ben Cohen/JNS.org. Read more

Palestinian pollution: a dirty little secret

The Israeli authorities last week confiscated two tractors, a hydraulic excavator and other equipment used by Palestinians to carry out illegal quarrying that has been damaging a rare nature reserve in the Judean Desert…writes Stephen M. Flatow/JNS.org. Read more

“Corrupt Motive” as the criterion for prosecuting a president

June 21, 2017 by  

Alan Dershowitz writes on the term “corrupt motive”… Read more

Feintooner: BBC’s Angels

June 20, 2017 by  

This week’s Feintooner cartoon… Read more

1997 Maccabi disaster aftermath

June 19, 2017 by  

On the 14th of July 1997, 20 years ago, a bridge commissioned by Maccabi World Union (MWU) collapsed during the opening ceremony of the 15th Maccabiah Games in Ramat Gan, Israel. Read more

Deceiving Trump and Tillerson has consequences for Abbas

June 19, 2017 by  

President Trump and Secretary of State Tillerson are quickly learning that tough talk is needed to rein in Mahmoud Abbas – who has deceived Trump and Tillerson twice in the last month…writes David Singer. Read more

Do we want Mashi’ach now?…ask the rabbi

June 19, 2017 by  

Rabbi Raymond Apple answers this question..and others. Read more

International Jewish athletes ‘return’ to Jerusalem for 20th Maccabiah Games

During the 20th Maccabiah Games next month, about 7,000 Jewish athletes from 80 countries will descend upon the Holy Land to join 2,500 Israeli athletes in the Olympic-style competition…writes Adam Abrams/JNS.0rg. Read more

How big data is preparing IDF for 21st century combat

June 18, 2017 by  

In the not too distant future, an Israel Defense Forces (IDF) battalion commander may stare out at the urban sprawl of a Gazan neighborhood. As he surveys the residential buildings, the locations of enemy gunmen hiding in apartments will be visible, marked in red by the augmented reality (AR) military glasses he’s wearing…writes this Yaakov Lappin/JNS.org Read more

Forbidden Music: Composers banned by the Third Reich

June 17, 2017 by  

Continuing a series by Stevie Whitmont of music banned by the Nazis…this month features  Darius Mihaud (1892-1974). Read more

Actions speak louder than words…writes Michael Kuttner

June 16, 2017 by  

Weasel words, duplicitous declarations and erroneous assertions have precipitated like springtime showers these last few days. Read more

Meet Ros Ben-Moshe

Ros Ben-Moshe, a Wellbeing Consultant, Academic and now Author of a just-released Book “Laughing at cancer” on how to Heal with Love, Laughter and Mindfulness, Riding the Waves of Life Therapeutic Healing. Read more

British Jews: A wake up call

June 13, 2017 by  

British Jews and many other British nationals were shocked and dismayed with the outcome of last week’s general elections in the U.K….writes Isi Leibler. Read more

‘Wonder Woman,’ big-name concerts upstage cultural boycott of Israel

As Israeli actress Gal Gadot’s “Wonder Woman” film heads toward $400 million in earnings after debuting in early June, and numerous big-name musical acts line up to perform in Israel this summer, the influence of the BDS movement’s cultural boycott of the Jewish state appears to be waning…writes Adam Abrams/JNS.org. Read more

Why won’t Abbas accept “Two-states for Two Peoples”?

June 13, 2017 by  

There is a widespread but false belief that Mahmoud Abbas is finally prepared to accept the two-state solution proposed by the U.N. in November 1947 when it divided mandatory Palestine into two areas: one for the Jewish People; the other for the Arab People…writes Alan Dershowitz. Read more

If a Jew has not been circumcised, can he have a Barmitzvah?…ask the rabbi

June 13, 2017 by  

Rabbi Raymond Apple answers questions on The Lord’s Prayer, an Uncircumcised Barmitzvah, The Talmud… Read more

Hard at the top: Fraser Beath McEwing meets composer Elena Kats-Chernin

June 12, 2017 by  

Composing classical music is a fraught occupation and Elena Kats-Chernin is not exempt from feeling its pressure. Read more

Feintooner: Just desserts

June 12, 2017 by  

Feintooner turns his crayons to the terrorist attack in Teheran. Read more

Abbas concessions kick-start Trump attempt to resolve Israel-Arab conflict

June 12, 2017 by  

Three concessions made by Mahmoud Abbas – following pressure placed on him by President Trump – open the way to possible negotiations between Israel, the Palestinian Arabs, Egypt and Jordan to resolve the 100 years old Israel-Arab conflict…writes David Singer. Read more

Israel critics accidentally admit there is no ‘occupation’

Noted literary couple Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman have discovered a new cause: the evils of “the Israeli occupation of the Palestinians”…writes Stephen M. Flatow/JNS.org. Read more

Six Day War: Day Six

June 11, 2017 by  

Jubilation as the war ends. Israel, small and only 19 years old, was now the Middle East’s dominant military power. Read more

Will twin terror attacks on symbols of Islamic Republic threaten stability in Iran?

The world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism got a taste of its own medicine June 7, as twin terror attacks struck prominent Iranian institutions…writes Alex Traiman/JNS. Read more

Medical cannabis in Australia

Tommy Huppert has taken the initiative to fully get involved in the newly permitted industry that legally allows for the research, production and distribution of medical cannabis in Australia. Read more

Crunch time…writes Michael Kuttner

June 9, 2017 by  

War has been declared against democratic values by the forces of Islamic terror but there are still too many who refuse to acknowledge what must be done to defeat it. Read more

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