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Fireworks at the opening ceremony of the 20th Maccabiah Games in Jerusalem, July 6. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Maccabiah is good for Israel

By Adam Abrams Maccabiah is world’s third largest sporting event Some 7,000 Jewish athletes from 80 countries prepared to head back to their home countries this week...

A UN observer at a lookout point near the Israel-Syria border in the Golan Heights, June 25. (Basel Awidat/Flash90)

Israel: No Iran in southern Lebanon

By Yaakov Lappin Netanyahu tells Trump and Putin: Iran in southern Lebanon would cross a ‘red line’ With the help of its powerful allies, President Bashar Assad’s...

The Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron. (Wikipedia)

UNESCO to vote on whether Machpelah is Jewish

By Alex Traiman An upcoming vote by the United Nations cultural body UNESCO on whether to declare Hebron’s Cave of the Patriarchs as an endangered Palestinian heritage...

Smoke rising near the Israeli-Syrian border on June 24. (Basel Awidat/Flash90)

Israel’s response to mortar fire deemed ‘old policy’

By Adam Abrams JERUSALEM — Mortar shells fired from Syria into the Israeli Golan Heights Saturday, June 24, prompted the IDF to respond with a retaliatory strike in...

Hamas terrorists in southern Gaza, 2017. (Abed Rahim Khatib/Flash90)

A decade of Hamas rule in Gaza

JERUSALEM — Long before ISIS first grabbed international attention in 2014 through its brutal conquests in Iraq and Syria, another terrorist organization had already...

A painter creates Meissen artwork at the House of Meissen near Dresden.

Exploring Dresden’s Jewish past

By Orit Arfa, JNS Cross the August Bridge over the Elbe River toward the Altstadt (Old City) of Dresden on a tour bus, and you’ll likely hear “oohs” and “aahs”...

President Donald Trump and Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu share a private moment at the Israel Museum, May 23. (Avi Ohayon/GPO)

Trump in Israel

By Adam Abrams JERUSALEM — During his meeting with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas Tuesday and in speeches throughout the day, President Donald Trump...

Malik Swinton on the outskirts of Jerusalem.

US veterans seek healing in Israel

By June Glazer About 20 veterans commit suicide across the US each day, according to the Department of Veterans Affairs. An organization providing spiritual healing,...

Lag b'Omer festivities on Mt. Meron in northern Israel, 2015. (Basel Awidat/Flash90)

From caves to shaves: the Lag b’Omer Top 10

By Deborah Fineblum Lag b’Omer isn’t one of the best-known Jewish holidays — though some may notice that the men whose faces have grown fairly fuzzy following...

Marine Le Pen (Jannick Jeremy/Wikimedia)

Le Pen scares French Jews

By Adam Abrams Jewish leaders inside and outside France expressed alarm after far-right populist Marine Le Pen’s strong showing in the first round of the French...