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Alan Cohl, left, and Noam Cohen surveying the site of their distillery.

Trailblazing bourbon-style whiskey in Israel

By Eliana Rudee Noam Cohen and Alan Cohl are confident that their new breed of whiskey will echo Israel’s success in making the desert bloom. They are creating...

‘Remember Baghdad’ captures Iraqi Jews’ unfinished business

By Eliana Rudee When thinking of the words “refugee” and “Middle East,” many displaced groups come to mind. But few know that some of the original refugees of...

Workers on the Israeli 'Tamar' gas processing rig. (Moshe Shai/Flash90)

Why Israel seeks overseas buyers for its natural gas

By Alex Traiman By 2019, Israel’s large Leviathan natural gas field is expected to transform a once resource-poor developing economy into a major energy exporter. Yet...

A coffee drink created by Ripples, which uses 3-D printing to produce images on froth. (Tomer Foltyn)

In Jerusalem, food creates bridges between faiths

By Eliana Rudee What can unite Jerusalem, a holy city for the three Abrahamic faiths, and often the site of high-profile religious and political conflicts? Food might be...

Mazen Adi speaking at the UN.

Rutgers stands behind employment of Assad defender

By Rafael Medoff Jewish leaders are strongly criticizing Rutgers University for employing a longtime Syrian government official to teach in its political science...

Haim Hoffmann is a German champion for the 'Imperial Beard.'

Beards and mustaches do battle

Visitors to the Otto Weidt Workshop for the Blind Museum in Berlin would need to be blind themselves not to notice Haim Hoffmann — or rather, his weird beard — as he...

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...

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”...