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Jewish Broadway Star Ben Platt Wins Best Actor in a Musical at Tony Awards

Jewish Broadway star Ben Platt, who plays the title character in "Dear Evan Hansen," won the award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in...

June 12, 2017 4:11 pm

Trump’s Jewish Granddaughter Wants to Be ‘Star of David’

Ivanka Trump posted on Twitter on Friday her five-year-old daughter’s answers to a list of questions from her kindergarten classmates and teachers, and a number of them highlighted her Jewish identity. Asked what kind of star...

Vogue: Israel’s ‘Stunning Beaches’ Have ‘Something for Every Type of Sand Lover’

Vogue magazine published on Tuesday a list of "must-visit" beach spots in Israel for tourists hoping to soak up some sun. The magazine said Tel Aviv's 13 beaches -- such as Nordau Beach, Hilton Beach, and...

Rock Siren Courtney Love Blasts ‘Antisemitic’ BDS Activist Linda Sarsour Over Fundraising Campaign

The outspoken Palestinian-American BDS activist Linda Sarsour has attracted the ire of rock singer and actress Courtney Love in a furious Twitter exchange. Love -- the flamboyant lead singer of rock band Hole and former wife...

June 5, 2017 11:32 am

Jewish Actor Tweets ‘FU BDS’ Following Box Office Success of ‘Wonder Woman’ Movie Starring Israeli Actress Gal Gadot

A Jewish actor who stars on the hit television series "Scandal" posted a defiant message to BDS...

June 2, 2017 3:23 pm

Radiohead Singer: Pressure by BDS Supporters to Cancel Israel Concert Is ‘Extremely Upsetting, Disrespectful and Offensive’

The amount of harassment Radiohead has received from BDS supporters about its upcoming concert in...

May 30, 2017 3:56 pm

Jewish Illusionist Act Advances to ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ Final

A duo of Jewish illusionists have advanced to the upcoming "Britain's Got Talent" final, the UK's Jewish...

May 26, 2017 1:03 pm

‘Wonder Woman’ Gal Gadot Dances to ‘Hava Nagila’ With Late-Night Talk Show Host Conan O’Brien

Israeli actress Gal Gadot danced to "Hava Nagila" with Conan O'Brien during an appearance on...

May 25, 2017 4:05 pm

Jewish Reggae Singer Matisyahu on Israelis: They’re the ‘Sweetest People,’ But Don’t Mess With Them

Jewish reggae and hip-hop star Matisyahu shared his impression of Israelis in a radio interview...

June 12, 2017 4:11 pm

Jewish Broadway Star Ben Platt Wins Best Actor in a Musical at Tony Awards

Jewish Broadway star Ben Platt, who plays the title character in "Dear Evan Hansen," won the award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a...

June 11, 2017 3:30 pm

Trump’s Jewish Granddaughter Wants to Be ‘Star of David’

Ivanka Trump posted on Twitter on Friday her five-year-old daughter’s answers to a list of questions from her kindergarten classmates and teachers, and a number...

June 9, 2017 2:52 pm

Vogue: Israel’s ‘Stunning Beaches’ Have ‘Something for Every Type of Sand Lover’

Vogue magazine published on Tuesday a list of "must-visit" beach spots in Israel for tourists hoping to soak up some sun. The magazine said Tel Aviv's...

June 8, 2017 3:07 pm

Rock Siren Courtney Love Blasts ‘Antisemitic’ BDS Activist Linda Sarsour Over Fundraising Campaign

The outspoken Palestinian-American BDS activist Linda Sarsour has attracted the ire of rock singer and actress Courtney Love in a furious Twitter exchange. Love -- the...

June 5, 2017 11:32 am

Jewish Actor Tweets ‘FU BDS’ Following Box Office Success of ‘Wonder Woman’ Movie Starring Israeli Actress Gal Gadot

A Jewish actor who stars on the hit television series "Scandal" posted a defiant message to BDS supporters on Twitter on Sunday following a successful opening weekend...

June 2, 2017 3:23 pm

Radiohead Singer: Pressure by BDS Supporters to Cancel Israel Concert Is ‘Extremely Upsetting, Disrespectful and Offensive’

The amount of harassment Radiohead has received from BDS supporters about its upcoming concert in Israel is "extremely upsetting," the rock band's lead singer said...

May 30, 2017 3:56 pm

Jewish Illusionist Act Advances to ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ Final

A duo of Jewish illusionists have advanced to the upcoming "Britain's Got Talent" final, the UK's Jewish Chronicle reported on Tuesday. On the hit show's live semi-final on Monday,...

May 26, 2017 1:03 pm

‘Wonder Woman’ Gal Gadot Dances to ‘Hava Nagila’ With Late-Night Talk Show Host Conan O’Brien

Israeli actress Gal Gadot danced to "Hava Nagila" with Conan O'Brien during an appearance on his late-night talk show on Thursday. For a segment of "Conan,"...

May 25, 2017 4:05 pm

Jewish Reggae Singer Matisyahu on Israelis: They’re the ‘Sweetest People,’ But Don’t Mess With Them

Jewish reggae and hip-hop star Matisyahu shared his impression of Israelis in a radio interview on Tuesday, describing them as kind people who are not pushovers. "We're...

May 24, 2017 3:10 pm

Jimmy Fallon Imitates Gal Gadot’s Israeli Accent, Jokes With Her About ‘Cabbage Patch’ Dolls on ‘The Tonight Show’

Late night talk show host Jimmy Fallon poked fun at "Wonder Woman" star Gal Gadot and tried imitating her Israeli accent during the actress' appearance...

May 18, 2017 3:18 pm

‘Jerusalem of Gold’ Dress Donned by Israeli Culture Minister at Cannes Film Festival Draws Arab Ire

The “Jerusalem of Gold” dress worn by Israel’s culture minister on the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival on Wednesday has drawn ire from...

May 12, 2017 2:56 pm

Actress Goldie Hawn on Her Jewish Faith: ‘I Like My Tribe’

Actress Goldie Hawn expressed pride in being Jewish in a recent interview in which she discussed her faith, parenting and her son's near-death experience as...

May 10, 2017 4:08 pm

Israeli Visual Artist Who Created Viral Car Ad Video Explains Hidden, Personal Story Behind Clip

An Israeli visual effects artist who created a viral YouTube car advertisement told The Algemeiner on Wednesday that every element of the clip has a personal...

May 10, 2017 1:07 pm

NSYNC Band Member Lance Bass Soaks Up Sun in Tel Aviv During Israel Vacation

While on vacation in Israel with his husband, NSYNC band member Lance Bass posted on Facebook on Wednesday a picture of himself relaxing on the beach in...

Opinion

Now Is the Time to Pass the Taylor Force Act

The Taylor Force Act stipulates that American aid to the Palestinian Authority (PA) be conditioned on the discontinuation of their...

Stop Infantilizing the Palestinians

It’s high time for the international community to wake up to certain Palestinian realities that many would rather avoid. Recent events...

Reflecting on Two Years of Leading the Anti-Defamation League

Two years ago -- full of optimism and energy as I joined ADL as its new CEO -- I asked the question: "Can a...

Features

CAIR Loses San Diego Schools Partnership

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) tries to have it both ways -- claiming to be a civil rights organization when...

Ex-Israeli Diplomats: US State Department Whitewashes Palestinian Incitement

JNS.org - Two prominent former Israeli diplomats are charging that the US State Department...

Former Congressman: Saudi Curriculum Used in US Still Promotes Radicalization

Saudi Arabia has made progress in ridding its school textbooks and curricula of comments...

World

PA UN Envoy Refuses to Condemn Halamish Terror Attack, Saying ‘Don...

Palestinian Authority Ambassador to the UN Riyad Mansour declined this week to condemn last Friday’s terrorist attack in Halamish --...

Israel

Algemeiner Editor-in-Chief: Israeli Public ‘Very Concerned’ by ...

The Israeli public is "very concerned" about the lifting -- in the face of Arab pressure -- of security measures that...

Middle East

Jordan Denies Entry to Israeli Ambassador Until Embassy Guard Stands Trial

Jordanian media outlets reported Thursday morning that the kingdom will not allow Israeli Ambassador Einat Schlein and her staff to return to Amman until Jordanian authorities receive guarantees that the embassy...

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