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Egyptian Court Dismisses Murder Charges Against Former President Mubarak

Egyptian Court Dismisses Murder Charges Against Former President Mubarak

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. Photo: www.egyptsaidso.com. AP – An Egyptian court on Saturday dismissed murder charges against former President Hosni Mubarak in connection with the killing of hundreds of…

Abbas Reiterates Refusal to Recognize Israel as Jewish State

Abbas Reiterates Refusal to Recognize Israel as Jewish State

Mahmoud Abbas. Photo: World Economic Forum. Times of Israel – Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said Saturday that the Palestinians would never recognize Israel as a Jewish state, and accused…

Words matter: how vocabulary defines the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Words matter: how vocabulary defines the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Click photo to download. Caption: The Jordan River (pictured) is “the only river on planet earth that on its good days is a few feet wide, and people claim that…

Broken Engagements

Broken Engagements

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman Broken engagements are never a pleasant item of discussion, and there are often stories about various repercussions of someone still being angry. On account of this,…

In Turkey, Pope Francis calls for interfaith dialogue to protect Mideast Christians

In Turkey, Pope Francis calls for interfaith dialogue to protect Mideast Christians

(JNS.org) In his first visit to the Middle East since Israel last spring, Pope Francis called on Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to engage in interfaith dialogue in order to…

First woman to command vessel in Israeli navy

First woman to command vessel in Israeli navy

An Israeli navy ship. Credit: Wikimedia Commons. (JNS.org) For the first time a woman has been appointed a vessel commander in the Israeli Navy. Captain Or Cohen, who is currently…

Israel plans to build 22 new Negev communities

Israel plans to build 22 new Negev communities

The Negev Desert. Credit: Wikimedia Commons. (Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) The Israeli cabinet is set to vote Sunday on a plan for increased development in the Negev Desert, including the establishment…

Men Of Silence

Men Of Silence

By Larry Gordon The news media outlets that we read, subscribe to, and are possibly even addicted to have been, so far, strangely silent. I’ve scoured pages of the respectable…

A Shameful Betrayal

A Shameful Betrayal

By Chaskel Bennett Another in a series of horrific terrorist attacks was perpetrated this past week against innocent Jewish worshippers in the heart of Jerusalem. President Obama, to his credit,…

Somewhere Out There

Somewhere  Out There

By Larry Gordon Two women, a good idea, over a million books—and a lot of lives changed. That, in brief, is the story of the two ladies from Brooklyn who…