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Rivlin Praises Jerusalem’s Bezalel Academy as Example of ‘Israeli Hope’

JNS.org - Israeli President Reuven Rivlin formally opened the academic year at Jerusalem’s Bezalel Academy, praising the 111-year-old art institution’s diversity as an example of...

November 2, 2016 10:05 am

Israeli Bodybuilder Wins Mr. Universe Contest

JNS.org - An Israeli competitor won the junior Mr. Universe title for the first time Sunday, at the international bodybuilding competition held in the United Kingdom (UK). Kobi Ifrach, 20, of Zichron Yaakov, told the Israeli daily Yediot Ahronot, “It is...

Jamaican Reggae Great Ziggy Marley on Mixed Marriage, Blended Cultures: Israeli Wife ‘Introduced Me to Falafel’

Jamaican musician Ziggy Marley -- the eldest son of the late reggae superstar Bob Marley -- talked about how he and his Israeli wife have managed to meld their different backgrounds, in an interview with People magazine this week. Marley, 48,...

Mel Gibson Says Its Time for Hollywood to Forgive His Antisemitic Past

One of the most sought-after names in Hollywood at the height of his career, Oscar-winning Mel Gibson has been a pariah in the filmmaking community for a decade. Ostracized by Tinseltown after an anti-Semitic tirade captured...

October 31, 2016 2:32 pm
October 30, 2016 6:29 am

AmEx Declines Sponsorship of Roger Waters North America Tour Over ‘Anti-Israel Rhetoric’

JNS.org -- British rocker Roger Waters has suffered a large financial setback for his major upcoming North America...

October 30, 2016 6:16 am
October 26, 2016 7:15 am

‘Wonder Woman’ Gal Gadot Explains Israel’s Electoral System to Talk-Show Host Jimmy Kimmel

Famed Israeli actress Gal Gadot contrasted the Israeli and American electoral systems during an interview on ABC's "Jimmy...

October 26, 2016 6:30 am

10 Things That Happen During the Holidays — Only in Israel

1. Everyone wishes you a happy new year, easy fast and happy holiday -- just...

November 2, 2016 10:05 am

Rivlin Praises Jerusalem’s Bezalel Academy as Example of ‘Israeli Hope’

JNS.org - Israeli President Reuven Rivlin formally opened the academic year at Jerusalem’s Bezalel Academy, praising the 111-year-old art institution’s diversity as an example of his...

November 2, 2016 10:01 am

Israeli Bodybuilder Wins Mr. Universe Contest

JNS.org - An Israeli competitor won the junior Mr. Universe title for the first time Sunday, at the international bodybuilding competition held in the United Kingdom (UK). Kobi...

November 2, 2016 4:18 am

Jamaican Reggae Great Ziggy Marley on Mixed Marriage, Blended Cultures: Israeli Wife ‘Introduced Me to Falafel’

Jamaican musician Ziggy Marley -- the eldest son of the late reggae superstar Bob Marley -- talked about how he and his Israeli wife have managed to...

November 1, 2016 11:05 am

Mel Gibson Says Its Time for Hollywood to Forgive His Antisemitic Past

One of the most sought-after names in Hollywood at the height of his career, Oscar-winning Mel Gibson has been a pariah in the filmmaking community...

October 31, 2016 2:32 pm

Casting Underway for New ‘Samson and Delilah’ Movie, Based on Jabotinsky Novel, to Be Filmed on Location in Israel, Morocco

A new film about the tale of Samson and Delilah from the biblical Book of Judges is scheduled to go into production next summer on location in...

October 30, 2016 6:29 am

AmEx Declines Sponsorship of Roger Waters North America Tour Over ‘Anti-Israel Rhetoric’

JNS.org -- British rocker Roger Waters has suffered a large financial setback for his major upcoming North America tour over his views on Israel, according to the New York...

October 30, 2016 6:16 am

Actor Andrew Garfield Says He’s ‘Proud’ to Be Jewish When Asked About Starring in New Movie Directed by Mel Gibson, Infamous for Antisemitic Comments

Actor Andrew Garfield said he was "proud" of his Jewish heritage on Wednesday, after he was asked about starring in the upcoming movie "Hacksaw Ridge," directed by...

October 26, 2016 7:15 am

‘Wonder Woman’ Gal Gadot Explains Israel’s Electoral System to Talk-Show Host Jimmy Kimmel

Famed Israeli actress Gal Gadot contrasted the Israeli and American electoral systems during an interview on ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" on Thursday night, saying that the US process is "not...

October 26, 2016 6:30 am

10 Things That Happen During the Holidays — Only in Israel

1. Everyone wishes you a happy new year, easy fast and happy holiday -- just as they do for Christmas in the United States Seriously -- everyone and...

October 21, 2016 3:54 pm

Israel Advocate Wants to Change Views About Jewish State, One Tattoo at a Time

“Low-brow” art forms can be a powerful advocacy tool, the head of a pro-Israel artists group told The Algemeiner on Friday. Craig Dershowitz -- the executive...

October 21, 2016 9:01 am

Ahead of Directorial Debut, ‘American Pastoral’ Star Ewan McGregor Reveals Deep Connection to Judaism

Actor-turned filmmaker Ewan McGregor talked about the role of Judaism in his life, how it connected him to his directorial debut about a Jewish businessman,...

October 20, 2016 6:56 am

Jewish ‘Sexperts’ Dr. Ruth, Dr. Drew Endorse New ‘Powerful Aphrodisiac’ Movie Starring Israeli Actress Gal Gadot

Two renowned Jewish "sexperts" have teamed up to explain why Israeli actress Gal Gadot's upcoming film is the perfect date movie and a "very powerful aphrodisiac." In a...

October 14, 2016 8:38 am

Oscar-Winning Actress Rachel Weisz Reveals Family Holocaust Story and Its Connection to Her ‘Denial’ Role

Oscar-winning actress Rachel Weisz -- who plays the character of Holocaust historian Deborah Lipstadt in the newly released movie "Denial" -- revealed her personal connection to the story...

October 13, 2016 10:32 am

American-Jewish Icon Bob Dylan Awarded Nobel Prize in Literature

JNS.org - Bob Dylan was awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature Thursday, becoming the first songwriter ever to win the prize. The Swedish Academy said...

Opinion

Keith Ellison’s Disinformation Campaign

Confronted by his own words and facing a direct threat to his bid to become the next Democratic National Committee...

Testimony to the U of Michigan Student Government Ahead of Its Vote on BDS, Part II

On Nov. 15, 2016, as The Algemeiner reported, the University of Michigan (UM) student...

Note to Israelis: America Is Not Racist

Since Donald Trump won the US presidential election last month, Israelis have been engaged in a heated debate about how...

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

Bernard-Henri Lévy Says Election of Donald Trump a ‘Major Event for ...

Editor's note: Bernard-Henri Lévy—French philosopher, filmmaker, and activist; defender of Israel and of Jewish values—returns to New York on January...

Israel

Netanyahu: Government ‘Working Overtime’ to Find ‘Respons...

The government is “working overtime” to come up with a “responsible solution” to the Amona issue that will both protect...

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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