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A US Air Force F-16C aircraft returning from a strike in the Republika Srpska in the Bosnian War, 1995.

US action against genocide and mass murder: a brief guide

By Rafael Medoff, JNS President Donald Trump’s missile strike against Syria inaugurates a new chapter in the long and controversial history of American responses —...

Jews and Arabs play Backgammon during the "Jerusalem Double" championship. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Economic integration; cultural tensions

Recently aired TV interviews with young Arabs who moved to major Israeli metropolitan areas underscore the varied and complex nature of Arab life in the Jewish state:...

Rep. Keith Ellison at the National Press Club, 2016. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty)

Jewish Democrats deem Keith Ellison worrisome

WASHINGTON — The appointment of US Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) as deputy chairman of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) has left some Jewish Democrats worried...

Moshe Dayan greeted the Maccabi players before the game.

Israeli basketball: ‘On the Map’

By Jeffrey Barken The stakes could not have been higher when Israel’s Maccabi Tel Aviv basketball team faced its heavily favored rival, the Russian CSKA Moscow squad,...

A display of Menorah Candle Company Chanukah candles.

Guess where all those millions of candle boxes come from

CHANUKAH EDITION SECTION E PAGE 13 By Judy Lash Balint SDEROT — The Menorah Candle Company, manufacturer and exporter of millions of Chanukah candles worldwide, is one...

Boise's Ahavath Beth Israel (Dan Fellner)

Boise: Oldest in-use shul west of the Mississippi

CHANUKAH EDITION SECTION E PAGE 7 By Dan Fellner BOISE, Idaho — Sometimes you’ll find the most splendid synagogues in the places you least expect. Such was the case...

Activists celebrate the compromise reached on Amona, Dec. 18, 2016. (ELAN/TPS)

Compromise reached on Amona

By Alex Traiman AMONA, West Bank — Residents of the 40-home West Bank settlement of Amona agreed to a last-minute government proposal to shift the community to an...

Fritz Weaver appears in a public service announcement for the United Jewish Welfare Fund in 1979. (YouTube)

‘Holocaust’ star Weaver dies

By Rafael Medoff A recently deceased co-star of the most widely viewed Holocaust drama in American television history was raised Catholic, but said he was so deeply...

An archaeologist works on the 3,800-year-old figurine discovered in Nov., 2016. (Ashernet)

The original ‘thinker’

A unique 3,800-year-old Bronze Age figurine was unearthed by a team of archaeologists and Israeli high school students, the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) announced....

Carl A. Singer (JWV)

Jewish veterans elect a national commander

By Robert Gluck, JNS Retired US Army Col. Carl A. Singer brings a can-do attitude to the top volunteer post at the Jewish War Veterans (JWV) nonprofit. Singer —...