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Miss Israel, Miss Iraq Find ‘Peace and Love’ Amid Mideast Tensions

JNS.org – In a rare sign of Middle East solidarity, Miss Israel Adar Gandelsman and Miss Iraq Sarah Idan took to social media to put friendship...

November 15, 2017 2:33 pm

Israeli Soccer Star Named Most Valuable Player in Chinese League

JNS.org – Israeli soccer star Eran Zahavi was named this year’s most valuable player in the Chinese Super League (CSL) last weekend. Zahavi, 30, garnered the award after a season in which he scored 27 goals, just...

New Film ‘1945’ Explores Post-Holocaust Hungary and Local Collaboration Against the Jews

A new Hungarian film depicting the post-WWII attitude toward Jews in the country premiered last week in New York. The movie, "1945," is set one year after the Jewish population of a small Hungarian village was deported to...

Actor Will Smith Visits Israel, Says ‘I Feel Honored to Be Here’

Actor Will Smith was seen at Jerusalem's Western Wall on Thursday. "It's a very spiritual, very powerful place," Smith, 49, told Israel's Arutz Sheva while visiting the holy site. "I feel honored to be here." Access Hollywood...

November 8, 2017 4:58 pm

British Rocker Boy George Dons Star of David Outfit During Tel Aviv Concert, Blasts BDS Supporters

Music icon Boy George and his band started a world tour with a performance in...

November 8, 2017 3:40 pm

Actor Jeffrey Tambor Says His Role on ‘Transparent’ Has Made Him ‘More Connected’ to His Jewish Roots

Jeffrey Tambor, the lead actor of the hit Amazon Prime series “Transparent," explained in a recent...

November 8, 2017 12:28 pm

Jerry Seinfeld Returning to Israel in December for Stand-Up Comedy Performances

JNS.org -Famed Jewish-American comedian and actor Jerry Seinfeld is slated to return to Israel in...

November 8, 2017 12:21 pm

Actress Natalie Portman, Awarded 2018 Genesis Prize, Proud of ‘Israeli Roots’

JNS.org - Oscar-winning Israeli-American actress Natalie Portman has been awarded Israel’s 2018 Genesis Prize for her...

November 6, 2017 1:09 pm
November 15, 2017 2:33 pm

Miss Israel, Miss Iraq Find ‘Peace and Love’ Amid Mideast Tensions

JNS.org – In a rare sign of Middle East solidarity, Miss Israel Adar Gandelsman and Miss Iraq Sarah Idan took to social media to put friendship over...

November 14, 2017 2:38 pm

Israeli Soccer Star Named Most Valuable Player in Chinese League

JNS.org – Israeli soccer star Eran Zahavi was named this year’s most valuable player in the Chinese Super League (CSL) last weekend. Zahavi, 30, garnered the award...

November 10, 2017 12:12 pm

New Film ‘1945’ Explores Post-Holocaust Hungary and Local Collaboration Against the Jews

A new Hungarian film depicting the post-WWII attitude toward Jews in the country premiered last week in New York. The movie, "1945," is set one year after the...

November 9, 2017 3:41 pm

Actor Will Smith Visits Israel, Says ‘I Feel Honored to Be Here’

Actor Will Smith was seen at Jerusalem's Western Wall on Thursday. "It's a very spiritual, very powerful place," Smith, 49, told Israel's Arutz Sheva while visiting...

November 8, 2017 4:58 pm

British Rocker Boy George Dons Star of David Outfit During Tel Aviv Concert, Blasts BDS Supporters

Music icon Boy George and his band started a world tour with a performance in Tel Aviv on Tuesday, which marked their first concert in...

November 8, 2017 3:40 pm

Actor Jeffrey Tambor Says His Role on ‘Transparent’ Has Made Him ‘More Connected’ to His Jewish Roots

Jeffrey Tambor, the lead actor of the hit Amazon Prime series “Transparent," explained in a recent interview how his role in the show has made his feel...

November 8, 2017 12:28 pm

Jerry Seinfeld Returning to Israel in December for Stand-Up Comedy Performances

JNS.org -Famed Jewish-American comedian and actor Jerry Seinfeld is slated to return to Israel in December to deliver two stand-up comedy performances. Seinfeld will give back-to-back...

November 8, 2017 12:21 pm

Actress Natalie Portman, Awarded 2018 Genesis Prize, Proud of ‘Israeli Roots’

JNS.org - Oscar-winning Israeli-American actress Natalie Portman has been awarded Israel’s 2018 Genesis Prize for her commitment to social causes, the prize’s organizers announced on Tuesday. The...

November 6, 2017 1:09 pm

At New York Awards Show, Orthodox Jewish Teen Star of Hit TV Series Thanks ‘Hashem,’ Says Religion Is the ‘Core of My Identity’

Jewish teen actor David Mazouz, who plays a young Bruce Wayne in the Fox series "Gotham," was honored on Sunday night for his accomplishments as...

November 1, 2017 2:53 pm

Scarlett Johansson Acknowledges Feeling ‘Deeply Connected’ to Her Jewish Roots After Learning About Family Members Who Died in Warsaw Ghetto

American actress Scarlett Johansson's learned during Tuesday's episode of the PBS series "Finding Your Roots" that she had relatives who died in the Warsaw Ghetto. The show's host, historian Henry Louis...

October 27, 2017 4:45 pm

‘I Feel Closer to My Religion,’ American-Jewish Actor Paul Rudd Says Upon Learning of Antisemitism His Grandfather Endured in London After World War II

American-Jewish actor Paul Rudd recently learned about the antisemitism his grandfather experienced in England following World War II. Rudd discovered facts about his family while taping an upcoming...

October 26, 2017 1:32 pm

Israeli Hollywood Star Gal Gadot Reveals She Almost Quit Acting Before Getting ‘Wonder Woman’ Role

Israeli actress Gal Gadot nearly gave up on her acting career to stay in Israel with her family after continuously facing rejection from casting directors, she admitted in the...

October 25, 2017 3:54 pm

Rapper Drake Holds Bar Mitzvah-Themed Birthday Party in Hollywood, Complete With Arcade Games, Candy Station and Photo Booth

Rapper Drake celebrated his 31st birthday with a bar mitzvah-themed party in Los Angeles on Monday. The half-Jewish, Toronto-born singer -- whose real name is Aubrey Drake...

October 25, 2017 1:05 pm

What Woody Allen Wants to Do Before He Dies

Woody Allen told a sold-out crowd at the 92nd Street Y that he isn’t satisfied with his resume. “I would like to -- before I die, which...

Opinion

‘Tis the Season to Recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital

If there ever was a time to move the United States embassy to Jerusalem, ‘tis the season. This week marks Hanukkah,...

Opposition to BDS Intensifies

It has been a bad few months for the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel. First, the state of Wisconsin adopted a...

Combatting Assimilation: An Ancient and Modern Commandment

It was recently reported that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was quoted as saying that the future of world Jewry...

Features

Arab Street Outraged by Jerusalem Decision, but Governments Have Other Concerns

JNS.org - President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital was overwhelmingly rejected...

Iran Looks to Seize Opportunity as Rivals Fall

As it approaches victory in Syria with the help of Russia, Iran and its terrorist axis members are turning their...

Trial Starts in the US Case of Nazi-Jihadist

Former DC Metro Transit Police officer Nicholas Young had unusual political views, a federal prosecutor told jurors in Young's terrorist trial --...

World

Eleven Swastikas Discovered at Macalester College in One Semester

Two swastikas were recently discovered at Macalester College in Minnesota -- the tenth and eleventh such markings reported on campus since the start of the semester. The swastikas were found drawn on...

Israel

Family of Mumbai Terror Victims Granted State-Owned Home in Israel

JNS.org - Rabbi Nachman and Freida Holtzberg, who lost their son and daughter-in-law in the 2008 terror attack on the Indian city of Mumbai’s Chabad House, have been granted a government-owned...

Middle East

Interfaith Delegation From Bahrain Visits Israel, Draws Criticism in Arab W...

JNS.org - An interfaith delegation from Bahrain is visiting Israel during Hanukkah in an unprecedented trip. On Tuesday night, the group attended...

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