August 16, 2019

Palestinian groups behind Omar-Tlaib canceled trip express anti-Semitism, links to terrorism

Palestinian politician Hanan Ashrawi in her office in the West Bank city of Ramallah. Jan. 31, 2012. Photo by Miriam Alster/Flash90. By Sean Savage (August 16, 2019 / JNS) The Palestinian groups that were part of Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) […]
August 15, 2019

Illegal settlements proliferate in the territories — built by Palestinians with EU backing

By Edwin Black (August 15, 2019 / JNS) “Area C,” which comprises some 60 percent of the West Bank, also known as Judea and Samaria, has become highly volatile again. In the past, debate has centered on Jewish settlements. Now, […]
August 15, 2019

Conflicting Ideals: Mixed Reactions to Israel barring Reps. Omar and Tlaib

From left: Reps. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.), Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.). Photo courtesy JNS. The battle over whether Israel should have allowed a visit to the territories by United States Representatives Ilhan Omar and Rashida […]
August 4, 2019

The Shuhada Street myth in Hebron dupes J Street alternative tour participants

General view of the West Bank city of Hebron with the new shopping center in the front, Jan. 28, 2008. Photo by Michal Fattal/Flash90 By Steve Frank (JNS) Nonprofit advocacy group J Street has recently been campaigning against Birthright Israel, […]
May 20, 2019

Israeli and Palestinian leaders meet in Hebron over kosher Iftar meal

Palestinian businessman Sheikh Ashraf Al Jabari, co-founder of the Judea and Samaria Chamber of Commerce, hosting a kosher Iftar with Jewish neighbors near Hebron, May 13, 2019. Credit: Facebook. By Eliana Rudee (JNS) — In the context of the Trump […]
April 29, 2019

Sixth BDS national conference sheds light on movement’s intentions and terrorist affiliates

A view of the BDS National Conference held in Ramallah in the West Bank in March 2019. Credit: BDS National Committee via Facebook. By Eliana Rudee (JNS) — At the sixth BDS National Conference on March 16 in Ramallah, the […]
January 15, 2019

The “apartheid road” that isn’t

Photo: View of Route 4370, northeast of Jerusalem, which connects the Geva Binyamin area to Route 1, and separates vehicles of Israeli citizens and non-citizens, Jan. 10, 2019. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90 By Stephen M. Flatow (January 14, 2019 / […]
December 24, 2018

Amid holiday season, Middle East Christians face despair and threat of extinction

Iraqi Christians hold a procession in the Christian village of Qaraqosh in northern Iraq. Credit: Aid to the Church in Need By Sean Savage (JNS) — As one of the three great Abrahamic faiths, Christianity has deep roots in the […]
September 6, 2018

What is Israel’s Nation-State Law?

If you care about Israel, and have been following the recent controversy about the new Nation-State law, then you know it’s touched some nerves. Here is an explanation of the law, why it is controversial, and how in some cases […]
September 5, 2018

Defunding UNRWA: What It Means

News in August that the United States would stop its $300 million annual funding of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency set off different reactions — would it be the start of a humanitarian crisis, or the removal of […]
January 1, 2018

What is BDS?

The BDS movement takes many forms. The acronym stands for Boycott, Divest and Sanction, supposedly in an effort to isolate Israel politically and economically. For some, it is simply protesting the Israeli settlements in the territories by boycotting any goods […]