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ARTICLES BY: Zach Pontz


November 25, 2013 1:10 pm
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‘Knockout Game’ Victim Says Jews Are Being Targeted Because They ‘Look Gentle’

One of the Jewish victim's of the increasingly popular "Knockout Game" has spoken out, telling the New York Post he believes Jews are being targeted...

November 25, 2013 12:11 pm
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Netanyahu Tells Obama He Must Change Foreign Policy or Risk Diminished Influence

A lawmaker from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud political party told an Israeli television station on Monday that Netanyahu warned U.S. President Barack...

November 24, 2013 2:15 pm
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Noble Energy Says it Prefers to Sell Leviathan Gas Regionally

Noble Energy said on Saturday that the company preferred selling natural gas from Israel's Leviathan field to the country's neighbors, such as Egypt or...

November 24, 2013 1:32 pm
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Apple Closes Deal to Acquire Israel’s PrimeSense for $350 Million

Tech giant Apple Inc. and Israel's PrimeSense closed a deal on Friday that will see the acquisition of the latter company for between $300-350 million,...

November 22, 2013 2:57 pm
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Venture Fund Backed by Big Name Angels Invests in Israeli Tech

The Genesis Angels fund, which is chaired by former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, and boasts Yuval Rabin, son of the late prime minister Yitzhak...

November 22, 2013 2:27 pm
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Arrests Made as Jewish Communities Step Up Security Over Violent ‘Knockout Game’

Vigilance paid off Thursday night when four perpetrators of the "Knockout Game" were apprehended in Borough Park, Brooklyn. The twisted Knockout Game consists of gangs seeking...

November 22, 2013 1:36 pm
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U.N. Security Council Was Late on Syria, Says Deputy Secretary General; ‘Veto Power Needs to be Limited’

The United Nations Security Council was late to act on Syria, the international body's deputy secretary-general, Jan Eliasson, told Hurriyet Daily News in an interview...

November 22, 2013 1:30 pm
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German Official Says Unlilkely Art Hoarder Will be Prosecuted

A German official has said it is unlikely the statute of limitations will be retroactively extended in order to prosecute Cornelius Gurlitt, the octogenarian discovered...

November 22, 2013 11:55 am
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Lebanese Army Defuses 250-Pound Car Bomb, Averting Major Terror Attack

The Lebanese army prevented another massive bomb attack Friday, defusing a  250-pound car bomb just three days after twin suicide bombings targeting the Iranian embassy...

November 22, 2013 11:30 am
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Rare 18th-Century Haggadah Sells for £210,000 at Auction

A rare 18th century Haggadah discovered by chance in the garage of a resident of Manchester, England  has sold for £210,000 ($340,000) at auction, the...

November 21, 2013 2:41 pm
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Israel’s Oren in LA Times Op-Ed: ‘Netanyahu is Merely Doing His Job’ in Warning Against a Nuclear Iran

Michael Oren, the former Israeli ambassador to the United States, took to the pages of the Los Angeles Times on Thursday to defend Israeli Prime...

November 21, 2013 2:37 pm
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Jerusalem Restaurateur Offers Steep Discount for Customers Who Shut Off Their Phones

Restaurateur Jawdat Ibrahim has spent decades promoting coexistence among the Jewish and Arab populations of Israel, and now he's focusing on the relationships of his customers...

November 21, 2013 9:43 am
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Netanyahu Vows to Stop Iran From Obtaining Nuclear Weapon

On a state visit to Moscow, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday met with Russian Jewish community leaders in Moscow and promised them that...

November 20, 2013 9:31 pm
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Obama: Israeli Nobel Winner Kahneman ‘Basically Invented the Study of Human Decision Making’

American-Israeli Nobel Prize-winning psychologist Daniel Kahneman was one of 16 recipients Wednesday of the United States' highest civilian honor, The Presidential Medal of Freedom. In awarding...

Culture

Members of India’s ‘Lost Tribe’ of Jews Visit Auschwitz for the First Time

JNS.org - Members of India’s so-called “lost tribe” of Jews visited Auschwitz...

Features

Israeli Pre-Military Academy ‘Breaks You and Builds You Anew’

JNS.org - “Put your hands behind your back and get on your knees,” 19-year-old Noam Ohayon told me. I complied. “Now fall forward...

After Massive Diaspora Response, Israel’s Raging Fires Come Under Control

JNS.org - Improving weather conditions, a massive influx of support from the international community...

Baptist Pastor Unearths His Father’s Holocaust Heroism in Wartime Diaries

JNS.org -- Master Sgt. Roddie Edmonds never spoke about his experiences as a prisoner...

World

Trump Transition Team Considering New Non-Nuclear Iran Sanctions

Donald Trump's transition team is examining proposals for new non-nuclear sanctions on Iran, the Financial Times reported on Friday, citing congressional sources who have been in contact with the president-elect's...

Israel

Jewish Agency, Boston Philanthropies Distribute Aid to Haifa Fire Victims

JNS.org - The heads of the Jewish Agency and Boston’s Combined Jewish Philanthropies (CJP) visited Haifa Wednesday to distribute aid funds to victims of last week’s wildfires. “In these trying times, the...

Middle East

Senior Tehran Cleric Calls for ‘Retaliation’ After US Senate Ba...

“Now is the time for retaliation,” a senior Iranian cleric told worshippers in Tehran on Friday, following the US Senate’s...

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