Far-right AfD party’s rise highlights a ‘fine line’ for German Jews and Israel

October 4, 2017 by  

The rise of the right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD) party in the country’s recent election has been described as a “political earthquake,” while Jewish leaders’ immediate reaction was to express concern about AfD’s views. But what are the broader implications of the party’s electoral showing for German Jews and for Israel?…writes Alina Dain Sharon/JNS.org. Read more

‘Start-up nation’ meets Shavuot: the story of Israel’s efficient, high-tech dairy industry

Amid all the buzz around Israel’s “start-up nation,” including Intel’s recent $15 billion acquisition of Mobileye, a lesser-known phenomenon is the high-tech and hyper-efficient Israeli dairy industry…writes Alina D. Sharon/JNS.org. Read more

Jewish news year in review: 5776

As Rosh Hashanah approaches and the Jewish calendar turns to 5777, JNS.org takes a look at the biggest Jewish news stories covered over the past year…writes Alina Dain Sharon/JNS.org Read more

Lauded by Jewish leaders, new British Prime Minster Theresa May takes office

British-Jewish and pro-Israel groups are congratulating Home Secretary Theresa May for winning the leadership of the Conservative Party and replacing outgoing United Kingdom Prime Minister David Cameron, who resigned following the U.K.’s decision to leave the European Union (EU) in the Brexit referendum last month…writes Alina Dain Sharon/JNS.org. Read more

Conflicted Jewish voters contemplate Clinton and Trump…writes Alina Dain Sharon/JNS.org

With former secretary of state Hillary Clinton declaring herself the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee on June 8 and that party’s primary season now complete, the prospect of Clinton competing against presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump is all but assured. But what does this likely matchup mean for American voters, and more specifically for Jewish voters? Read more

Headlines are the battleground as global media distort Tel Aviv terror attack

After four Israelis were killed Wednesday in a Palestinian terrorist shooting at the Sarona market in Tel Aviv, many international media outlets came under fire for initially reporting misleading information about the attack and in some cases not describing the shooting as terrorism…writes Alina Dain Sharon/JNS.org. Read more

France vs. Egypt: a matchup of Israeli-Palestinian peace summits

As part of the latest European effort to spur a renewal of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls visited Israel and the Palestinian territories this week…writes Alina Dain Sharon/JNS.org. Read more

Want to boycott Israel? Put your money where your mouth is says website

When navigating to www.bdsguide.com, I’m immediately confronted with a clenched fist on a red banner against a crisp white background, and the matter-of-fact wording that I’m viewing the site in the Safari browser on Mac OS X. Read more

20 Valentine’s Day inspiring Jewish quotes

February 14, 2016 by  

For the stringent Jew, Valentine’s Day clearly has nothing on Judaism’s own love fest Tu B’Av.  Read more

Pro-Palestinian Israeli NGOs under fire for endangering Palestinians

Two left-wing, pro-Palestinian Israeli NGOs—Ta’ayush and B’Tselem—have come under fire in Israel after their senior leaders were exposed last week on Israeli Channel 2’s investigative television program, “Uvda,” for helping the Palestinian Authority (PA) detain, torture, and potentially kill Palestinians who are selling land to Israeli Jews. Read more

What’s Facebook’s status on Palestinian incitement against Israelis?

November 6, 2015 by  

After Micah Lakin Avni’s father, Richard Lakin, was shot in the head and stabbed several times by Palestinian terrorists from eastern Jerusalem while he was riding on a public bus in Jerusalem’s Armon Hanatziv neighborhood three weeks ago, Richard (who later died) became a viral hit on social media, though hardly in a positive way. Read more

Treating terrorists before victims: How real is the choice for Israeli responders?…asks Alina Dain Sharon/JNS.org

In the midst of the ongoing wave of Palestinian terror attacks against Israelis, a controversy has brewed with regard to how Emergency Medical Services (EMS) organisations decide whom to treat first on the scene of an attack. Read more

German memorials reveal clash between Holocaust guilt and anti-Zionism

Germany is known for a strong state-level commitment to atoning for its Holocaust past, manifested through formal ceremonies, museums, and monuments…writes Alina Dain Sharon/JNS.org. Read more

Nations reach deal with Iran as Islamic Republic continues Mideast power play

Iran and P5+1 have reached an agreement on a preliminary nuclear deal two days past the original March 31 deadline. Read more

What does new citizenship law mean for Portuguese and world Jewry?…aska Alina Dain Sharon

Five-hundred years after thousands of Jews were burned at the stake or forcefully converted, and many others expelled due to the Inquisition, the Portuguese Cabinet has decided to grant citizenship to the descendants of those Jews as reparation for that persecution. Read more

After king’s death, status quo expected for Saudi relations with Iran and Israel

The death of Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah on Thursday shouldn’t change how the Gulf nation treats its relations with Iran and Israel, experts say. Read more

Turkey, terror, and tirades: what the Paris attacks reveal about Erdogan’s regime

On Monday, the European Union (EU) announced it is partnering on counter-terrorism projects with Middle East countries—including Turkey, Egypt, Yemen, Algeria, and the Gulf states—in the wake of the Islamist terror attacks in Paris at the Charlie Hebdo magazine and a kosher supermarket. But is Turkey a suitable partner for that initiative? Read more

Islamist terrorism in France accompanied by anti-Israel conspiracy theories

January 10, 2015 by  

In a traumatic week for Paris that saw the murders of 12 people at the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, four hostages at a kosher supermarket in Porte de Vincennes, and a police officer in Montrouge—all coming at the hands of Islamist terrorists—the violence was accompanied by the usual anti-Israel conspiracy theories. Read more

5774: The year in review

September 19, 2014 by  

As Rosh Hashanah approaches and the Jewish calendar turns to 5775, JNS.org takes a look at the biggest Jewish news stories from the past year. Read more

Underground medicine…writes Alina Dain Sharon/JNS.org

September 14, 2014 by  

Not unexpectedly, southern Israel suffered more than other areas of the Jewish state during this summer’s conflict with Hamas. Read more

Guardian rejects Dershowitz ad on Hamas tactics

August 16, 2014 by  

The British newspaper The Guardian has rejected an advertorial piece penned by famed Harvard Law School professor Alan Dershowitz, JNS.org has learned. Read more

Israel’s latest Nobel laureate in chemistry on understanding how enzymes work

What is behind Israel’s recent string of Nobel Prize winners?…writes Alina Dain Sharon. Read more

Jewish group supports breast cancer detection tool employing blind women

As of 2005, German gynaecologist Dr. Frank Hoffmann was no longer allowed to send women under the age of 50 to get mammograms without first finding a breast abnormality during his routine examination…writes Alina Dain Sharon. Read more