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Israeli Movie ‘Foxtrot’ Wins Second Place Prize at Venice Film Festival

JNS.org - The Israeli film “Foxtrot” won the second-place Grand Jury Prize at the Venice Film Festival on Saturday and drew strong criticism from Israel’s...

September 11, 2017 3:23 pm

Former ‘How I Met Your Mother’ Star Talks About Jewish Upbringing, Spirituality and Its Connection to His Acting Career

Josh Radnor, star of the former hit CBS sitcom "How I Met Your Mother," spoke to a group of students at Cornell University on Wednesday about his Jewish background and its connection to his acting career, the Cornell Daily...

Israeli Novel ‘Three Floors Up’ Gives English Readers a Page-Turner

JNS.org - “A wonderful fact to reflect upon ... when I enter a great city by night, [is] that every one of those darkly clustered houses encloses its own secret.” So Charles Dickens muses in the 19th-century classic, A...

Israeli Movie ‘Foxtrot’ Is Frontrunner for Top Prize at Venice Film Festival

JNS.org - The Israeli film “Foxtrot” is a frontrunner at the Venice Film Festival to win the Golden Lion award, the event’s top prize. The film, which is partially influenced by director Samuel Maoz’s own military experience...

September 3, 2017 10:46 am

Conan O’Brien Meets Gal Gadot, Hits Tel Aviv Beach and Drinks Guinness as Week-Long Israel Trip Draws to Close

American talk show host Conan O’Brien kept popping up across Tel Aviv this weekend as his...

August 31, 2017 11:46 am

In Israel, Conan O’Brien Floats in Dead Sea, Dines With Netanyahu, Trains With IDF

JNS.org - American television host Conan O’Brien visited Israel for the first time this week to...

August 29, 2017 2:34 pm

Netanyahu Hosts Conan O’Brien at His Home for Meal and Conversation About Dog Food

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hosted American late night talk show host Conan O'Brien at...

August 28, 2017 5:05 pm

TV Show Host Wears Yellow Star of David Badge, Co-Star Sports ‘Jew’ T-Shirt at 2017 MTV Video Music Awards

A television show host and his co-star made bold fashion and political statements on Sunday...

August 27, 2017 11:23 am

Conan O’Brien Tries ‘Amazing’ Shakshuka, Jokes About Middle East Heat and Attends a Bar Mitzvah While Filming Travel Show in Israel

Late night talk show host Conan O'Brien has been sharing with his social media followers...

September 11, 2017 3:23 pm

Israeli Movie ‘Foxtrot’ Wins Second Place Prize at Venice Film Festival

JNS.org - The Israeli film “Foxtrot” won the second-place Grand Jury Prize at the Venice Film Festival on Saturday and drew strong criticism from Israel’s Minister...

September 8, 2017 4:26 pm

Former ‘How I Met Your Mother’ Star Talks About Jewish Upbringing, Spirituality and Its Connection to His Acting Career

Josh Radnor, star of the former hit CBS sitcom "How I Met Your Mother," spoke to a group of students at Cornell University on Wednesday about his...

September 7, 2017 1:37 pm

Israeli Novel ‘Three Floors Up’ Gives English Readers a Page-Turner

JNS.org - “A wonderful fact to reflect upon ... when I enter a great city by night, [is] that every one of those darkly clustered houses encloses its...

September 4, 2017 1:46 pm

Israeli Movie ‘Foxtrot’ Is Frontrunner for Top Prize at Venice Film Festival

JNS.org - The Israeli film “Foxtrot” is a frontrunner at the Venice Film Festival to win the Golden Lion award, the event’s top prize. The film, which...

September 3, 2017 10:46 am

Conan O’Brien Meets Gal Gadot, Hits Tel Aviv Beach and Drinks Guinness as Week-Long Israel Trip Draws to Close

American talk show host Conan O’Brien kept popping up across Tel Aviv this weekend as his week-long tour of Israel drew to a close. O’Brien has provided...

August 31, 2017 11:46 am

In Israel, Conan O’Brien Floats in Dead Sea, Dines With Netanyahu, Trains With IDF

JNS.org - American television host Conan O’Brien visited Israel for the first time this week to film an episode of his “Conan Without Borders” show for...

August 29, 2017 2:34 pm

Netanyahu Hosts Conan O’Brien at His Home for Meal and Conversation About Dog Food

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hosted American late night talk show host Conan O'Brien at his home on Monday for a meal and a chat about...

August 28, 2017 5:05 pm

TV Show Host Wears Yellow Star of David Badge, Co-Star Sports ‘Jew’ T-Shirt at 2017 MTV Video Music Awards

A television show host and his co-star made bold fashion and political statements on Sunday night at the MTV Video Music Awards. Yaniv "Nev" Schulman, the...

August 27, 2017 11:23 am

Conan O’Brien Tries ‘Amazing’ Shakshuka, Jokes About Middle East Heat and Attends a Bar Mitzvah While Filming Travel Show in Israel

Late night talk show host Conan O'Brien has been sharing with his social media followers all of his escapades during his ongoing week-long visit to...

August 24, 2017 3:58 pm

Israeli Actress Gal Gadot Says Her Holocaust Survivor Grandfather Helped Her Relate to the Values ‘Wonder Woman’ Stands For

Israeli actress Gal Gadot had an easy time relating to what Wonder Woman -- the superhero she plays on the big screen -- stands for...

August 24, 2017 1:19 pm

Israeli Actress Gal Gadot’s ‘Wonder Woman’ Now Highest-Earning Superhero Movie Ever in US

JNS.org - As of last week, Israeli actress Gal Gadot’s “Wonder Woman” had earned about $404 million in North America, surpassing “Spider-Man” as the highest-grossing superhero...

August 22, 2017 4:30 pm

Jay-Z Refutes Accusations of Antisemitic Lyrics: ‘It Was an Exaggeration’

Hip-hop mogul Jay-Z has slammed claims that lyrics on his recently released album included an antisemitic stereotype about Jews. The controversial lyrics are on the track “The...

August 21, 2017 2:16 pm

Hollywood Pays Tribute to Iconic Jewish Comic Jerry Lewis Following His Death at Age 91

A number of celebrities shared tributes to comedic legend Jerry Lewis, who died on Sunday at age 91. Filmmaker Martin Scorsese, who directed the 1983 movie "The King...

August 18, 2017 4:49 pm

Israel’s Sam Spiegel School Named One of World’s Best Film Academies

The Sam Spiegel Film & Television School has been named one of the world’s top 15 film academies by the Hollywood Reporter. The industry magazine publishes...

Opinion

Alan Dershowitz: Trump Did the Right Thing by Walking Away From UNESCO — for Now

This article was first published by Gatestone Institute. The State Department announced...

The Zionists Are Coming: Panic at San Francisco State University

In the fevered imagination of the academic left, these are dark days at San Francisco State University (SFSU). Speakers at a...

The Neve Shalom Synagogue Massacre in Turkey

More than 450 people were scheduled to attend a bar mitzvah at Istanbul’s Neve Shalom Synagogue on September 6, 1986 -- but the...

Features

From Start-Up Nation to Ramp-Up Nation: Israel’s New Approach to Innovation

JNS.org - Dan Senor and Saul Singer’s 2009 book, Start-Up Nation: The Story of...

Hamas’ Promise to End Terror Is Seen as ‘Highly Unlikely’

JNS.org - Under the new unity deal brokered last week between Hamas and the Palestinian Authority’s (PA) ruling Fatah party, Hamas...

Israel Seen as a Rising Star in Space and Satellite Technology

JNS.org - Adding to Israel’s existing reputation as the “start-up nation” and a major hub of innovation, the Jewish state is...

World

Well-Known British White Supremacist Reveals His Homosexuality, Jewish Heri...

A well-known British white supremacist revealed in an interview aired by Channel 4 on Tuesday that he was gay and...

Israel

High-Level Israeli Business Delegation Slated to Visit Cuba in December

JNS.org - Israel has reportedly granted approval to a group of top Israeli business leaders to visit Cuba -- which has no diplomatic ties with the Jewish state -- to establish...

Middle East

US ‘Helping Iran Conquer Kirkuk,’ Kurdish Military Official Tel...

A representative of the Kurdish Peshmerga forces told an Israeli media outlet on Tuesday that "all our friends have abandoned us" and blamed the...

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