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Anti-Israel event at NYU

Anti-Israel event at NYU

(JNS.org) The American Studies Program at New York University (NYU), with the support of American Studies Association (ASA) President-Elect Professor Lisa Duggan, is set to hold a two-day anti-Israel conference…. Read more »

Actor/director Harold Ramis dies at 69

Actor/director Harold Ramis dies at 69

(JNS.org) Famed Jewish-American actor, director, and writer Harold Ramis died at his home in Chicago from complications of autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis. He was 69. Ramis was born to Jewish parents,… Read more »

Jewish groups to help Ukrainian Jews

Jewish groups to help Ukrainian Jews

(JNS.org) Jewish organizations have set up emergency assistance for Ukraine’s roughly 200,000-member Jewish community amid ongoing political unrest there. The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) said that it is… Read more »

Former U.S. Senate intelligence chair: Release Pollard

Former U.S. Senate intelligence chair: Release Pollard

  (JNS.org) David Durenberger, a Republican U.S. senator from Minnesota from 1978-95 and the chair of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence when Jonathan Pollard was convicted of passing classified… Read more »

Google purchases Israel’s SlickLogin

Google purchases Israel’s SlickLogin

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) Google has purchased its fifth Israeli company, the Tel Aviv-based start-up SlickLogin, whose technology verifies and authenticates user identity (when logging onto a website) by using… Read more »

Five killed in bombing of tourist bus

Five killed in bombing of tourist bus

(JNS.org) At least five people were killed and 14 were injured in an explosion on a tour bus at the Taba border crossing between Israel and Egypt on Sunday. Four… Read more »

Israel summons Hungarian ambassador

Israel summons Hungarian ambassador

(JNS.org) The Israeli Foreign Ministry summoned Hungary’s newly appointed ambassador to the Jewish state, Andor Nagy, to express “deep concern” over rising anti-Semitism in his country. According to the Jerusalem… Read more »

Israeli start-up Viber purchased for $900 million

Israeli start-up Viber purchased for $900 million

(JNS.org) The Israeli-founded voice and video communications app Viber has been purchased for $900 million by the Japanese electronics giant Rakuten, Bloomberg News reported. Hiroshi Mikitani, the Japanese billionaire who… Read more »

Israeli universities thank U.S. counterparts

Israeli universities thank U.S. counterparts

(JNS.org) Israeli university presidents sent a letter Thursday to their colleagues in the United States, thanking them for fighting against the academic boycott against Israel. Hillel Israel initiated the letter,… Read more »

Denmark bans kosher slaughter

Denmark bans kosher slaughter

(JNS.org) Kosher slaughter became illegal in Denmark on Monday, Feb. 17. “Animal rights precede religious rights. I am for religious slaughter, but it must be done in a way that… Read more »

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