‘Good riddance, Merkel,’ says Jewish-German newspaper publisher

September 24, 2021 by  

Rafael Korenzecher, publisher of the conservative Germany Jewish monthly, Jüdische Rundschau, does not spare any nicety in his parting words to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, whose successor will be determined after the German federal elections on Sept. 26. Read more

Meet Ashraf Jabari: The Palestinian populist

February 3, 2021 by  

With a mask resting below his mouth, which just took in its third or fourth cigarette of the last hour, Palestinian reformer and businessman Asharf Jabari said he hasn’t received the COVID vaccine yet. Read more

Behind the Bundestag’s vote against banning the political arm of Hezbollah

June 19, 2019 by  

The scene out of the German Bundestag (Parliament), with its transparent dome shining light overhead to symbolize democracy—the “new Germany”—might as well have taken place in the rowdy Knesset, where MKs are known to talk over each other and trade nasty barbs. Read more

In the cafes of Paris, French Jews open up on anti-Semitism and their future in Europe

April 24, 2019 by  

My trip to Paris to canvas the mood of French Jews began in the idyll of an Israeli-owned restaurant, Balagan, near the famed Louvre art museum. Read more

Anti-Israel vote in the German Bundestag spurs criticism of Germany’s mixed Israel policies

March 31, 2019 by  

The Free Democratic Party has challenged the federal government to reverse anti-Israel German voting patterns at the United Nations. Read more

Jewish supporters of Germany’s far-right AfD see party as means to counter anti-Semitism

October 11, 2018 by  

At a nondescript community centre in the city of Wiesbaden on Sunday, dozens of Jews got together to officially form the Jewish faction of the rising right-wing political party in Germany: Alternative for Deutschland (AfD)…writes Orit Arfa/JNS. Read more

What ordinary Palestinians are saying about the Israeli election

March 24, 2015 by  

Near the entrance to the city of Ariel in the heart of Samaria lies an Arab strip mall of sorts, where Jews and Palestinians alike can get fruits and vegetables, a car wash, pet supplies, hummus, and falafel. Read more

The 2015 Israeli election video wars

February 20, 2015 by  

Forget pollsters. These days, to get a sense of an Israeli politician’s popularity among the electorate, the place to go is his or her Facebook and YouTube video portals. Read more