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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...

August 27, 2017 11:23 am

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 because of what her late Holocaust survivor grandfather taught her, she...

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 movie in US history. Gadot, who served in the IDF, has...

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 Story of O.J.,” in which Jay-Z raps, “You wanna know...

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...

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...

August 18, 2017 4:40 pm

Israeli Study Says Using Emojis in Work Emails Conveys Incompetence

JNS.org – A joint study conducted by researchers from Israel’s Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU)...

August 13, 2017 2:05 pm

Hollywood Talent Agent Apologizes Again After Using ‘Nazi Death Camp’ Joke in First Apology for Derogatory Emails

A Hollywood talent agent has issued a second apology after texting an ex-employee a joke about...

August 10, 2017 4:53 pm

‘Big Bang Theory’ Star Mayim Bialik Talks About Being a ‘Proud’ Zionist and Not Worrying About Backlash

Jewish actress Mayim Bialik, who stars in the hit CBS series "The Big Bang Theory,"...

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...

August 18, 2017 4:40 pm

Israeli Study Says Using Emojis in Work Emails Conveys Incompetence

JNS.org – A joint study conducted by researchers from Israel’s Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) and the University of Amsterdam has found that using emojis...

August 13, 2017 2:05 pm

Hollywood Talent Agent Apologizes Again After Using ‘Nazi Death Camp’ Joke in First Apology for Derogatory Emails

A Hollywood talent agent has issued a second apology after texting an ex-employee a joke about Nazi concentration camps last week, expressing regret for sexist, homophobic and...

August 10, 2017 4:53 pm

‘Big Bang Theory’ Star Mayim Bialik Talks About Being a ‘Proud’ Zionist and Not Worrying About Backlash

Jewish actress Mayim Bialik, who stars in the hit CBS series "The Big Bang Theory," proclaimed pride in being a Zionist in an interview published...

August 9, 2017 4:09 pm

Israeli Wins Bronze Medal at Thai Boxing Championships After Palestinian Competitor Refuses to Fight Him

An Israeli athlete won the bronze medal on Tuesday at a Thai boxing championship held in Bangkok, Thailand, after his rival, a Palestinian, refused to...

August 8, 2017 4:30 pm

Cast of ‘Shahs of Sunset’ Questioned at Ben-Gurion Airport at Start of Group Israel Trip

Cast members of the hit reality television series "Shahs of Sunset" were detained and questioned at Israel's Ben-Gurion International Airport during Sunday night's episode of the Bravo...

August 8, 2017 11:58 am

Legendary Movie Mogul Harvey Weinstein to Direct Film on Warsaw Ghetto Revolt

Jewish Hollywood movie mogul Harvey Weinstein has announced that he will produce and direct a film about the 1943 Warsaw Ghetto uprising. Weinstein made his announcement...

August 7, 2017 3:20 pm

Former Homeless Israeli Woman Featured as ‘CNN Hero’ for Dedicating Life to Helping At-Risk Teens

An Israeli woman was recognized as a "CNN Hero" last week for opening a center that provides temporary housing and long-term support for at-risk teens in Israel. "To be...

August 3, 2017 12:58 pm

Jewish Group Educates on Roger Waters’ BDS Activism Ahead of DC Concerts

JNS.org - Ahead of former Pink Floyd frontman Roger Waters’s performances in Washington, DC this weekend, the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) of Greater Washington has...

Opinion

Yes, Muslim Antisemitism Exists in the US

JNS.org - We were heartened to learn that a Philadelphia synagogue is offering an adult education course about antisemitism -- a timeless scourge...

The Shabbat Project: A Movement of Unity, Peace and Connection

JNS.org - In a world that has experienced an inordinate amount of destruction in recent months, it might be difficult to...

Ontario Prosecutors Fail to Appeal Marital Sexual Assault Case

The deadline for Canadian prosecutors to appeal a judge's decision to acquit a Muslim man of sexually assaulting his wife...

Features

Former Israeli General and Ex-State Department Official Clash Over Peace Obstacles

JNS.org - A former Israeli general and an ex-State Department official presented sharply differing views...

US Lawmakers Advance Measures to Block Aid to Hamas

The House Foreign Affairs Committee approved legislation on Wednesday targeting the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas. The approved measures include the Palestinian International Terrorism Support Prevention...

World

Rutgers President Defends ‘Academic Freedom’ of Three Professor...

The president of Rutgers University in New Jersey defended the free speech rights of three faculty members who have recently...

Israel

Cathay Pacific Airways to Open Israel Office, Upgrade Tel Aviv-Hong Kong Ro...

JNS.org – Cathay Pacific, the flagship airline of Hong Kong, is set to launch an office in Israel as well as...

Middle East

Iran-Backed Forces Persecuting Christians Who Survived ISIS, Kurdish Parlia...

Iran-backed Shia paramilitary forces operating in northern Iraq have been accused by a Kurdish parliamentarian of engaging in "flagrant injustice" toward Christians in...

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