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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

The Story of Joseph, Hanukkah — and Finding the Light

Although ancient Egypt and ancient Greece coexisted for well over a millennium, they were different in almost every respect. Egyptian...

A Palestinian State? What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

"The nightmare stories of the Likud are well known. After all, they promised rockets from Gaza as well. For a...

NYPD: Fighting Terrorism on Three Sides

As if the New York Police Department (NYPD)'s task in keeping the city safe from ISIS-inspired terrorists wasn't arduous enough,...

Features

Fatah Continues Promoting Violent Protests Over Jerusalem Announcement

Fatah continues encouraging Palestinians to engage in violent protests and "continue the intifada"...

New Jet Is a Game-Changer for Israeli Air Force

JNS.org - After being deemed combat capable earlier this month, the F-35 “Adir” stealth fighter jet promises to create system-wide change in...

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...

World

White House: In Any Peace Deal, Western Wall Will Remain Part of Israel

Senior Trump administration officials outlined their view Friday that Jerusalem’s Western Wall ultimately will be declared a part of Israel, in another declaration sure to enflame passions among Palestinians and...

Israel

NJ Senator Cory Booker Slams ‘Repugnant’ Call for Killing of Je...

New Jersey Senator Cory Booker (D) has issued a scorching rebuke to the Jersey City imam who delivered two antisemitic sermons...

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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