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‘Baruch Hashem:’ Orthodox Jewish Athlete Announces He’ll Represent Israel at 2018 Olympics

An Orthodox Jewish athlete enthusiastically announced on Wednesday his selection to represent Israel in the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea for the...

January 21, 2018 9:33 pm

‘No Resting Place: Holocaust Poland’ Sears and Stuns as It Probes

"No Resting Place: Holocaust Poland," by Rick Halperin and Denise Gee; photographs by Sherry Aikman SMU Embrey Human Rights Program/Terrace Partners (October 2017). Hardcover (11.75” x 11”); 168 pages; 206 color images; $39.95. ISBN 978-0-692-85960-5. No...

Pro-Palestinian Activist Rejects Revlon Award Over Israeli Actress Gal Gadot’s Role With Company

A pro-Palestinian blogger and activist announced on Tuesday that she was refusing to accept an award from the cosmetics giant Revlon because of its relationship with brand ambassador Gal Gadot. Amani Al-Khatahtbeh -- also known by...

Kathie Lee Gifford Shares Pictures From Recent Israel Trip, Talks About ‘Beautiful, Jewish Doctor’ Who Helped When She Got Sick

"Today" co-host Kathie Lee Gifford told her morning show audience on Monday about her recent trip to Israel and the Jewish doctor who tended to her when she got sick. The morning show host said she visited Israel to...

January 12, 2018 1:06 pm

Beatles Legend Ringo Starr Gives Shout-Out to Israel in Video Promoting Upcoming Tour

Legendary Beatles drummer Ringo Starr gave Israel a shout-out in a video he released on Friday announcing...

January 11, 2018 2:10 pm

Chris Rock Opens First-Ever Tel Aviv Show With Expression of ‘Love’ for Israel

American comedian Chris Rock started his first-ever show in Israel on Tuesday by talking about...

January 10, 2018 4:52 pm

Famous Lebanese Fashion Designer Removes Photo of Israeli Actress Gal Gadot From Instagram After Backlash

Renowned Lebanese fashion label Elie Saab removed a photo of Israeli actress Gal Gadot from...

January 8, 2018 1:51 pm

Howard Stern Bashes Lorde for Cancelling Israel Concert, Asks, ‘Why Is Israel the Bad Guy in the World?’

Famed shock jock Howard Stern went on a profanity-ridden tirade on his Sirius XM satellite radio...

January 4, 2018 4:11 pm

‘It’s the Peace Treaty That Helped and Is Still Holding,’ Says Lebanese Director Making Film on Israel-Egypt Camp David Accords

A Lebanese director is filming a project about the Camp David Accords, the 1978 agreements between Israel and Egypt that led...

January 21, 2018 9:33 pm

‘Baruch Hashem:’ Orthodox Jewish Athlete Announces He’ll Represent Israel at 2018 Olympics

An Orthodox Jewish athlete enthusiastically announced on Wednesday his selection to represent Israel in the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea for the first...

January 19, 2018 11:53 am

‘No Resting Place: Holocaust Poland’ Sears and Stuns as It Probes

"No Resting Place: Holocaust Poland," by Rick Halperin and Denise Gee; photographs by Sherry Aikman SMU Embrey Human Rights Program/Terrace Partners (October 2017). Hardcover (11.75”...

January 17, 2018 12:38 pm

Pro-Palestinian Activist Rejects Revlon Award Over Israeli Actress Gal Gadot’s Role With Company

A pro-Palestinian blogger and activist announced on Tuesday that she was refusing to accept an award from the cosmetics giant Revlon because of its relationship...

January 16, 2018 1:33 pm

Kathie Lee Gifford Shares Pictures From Recent Israel Trip, Talks About ‘Beautiful, Jewish Doctor’ Who Helped When She Got Sick

"Today" co-host Kathie Lee Gifford told her morning show audience on Monday about her recent trip to Israel and the Jewish doctor who tended to her when she...

January 12, 2018 1:06 pm

Beatles Legend Ringo Starr Gives Shout-Out to Israel in Video Promoting Upcoming Tour

Legendary Beatles drummer Ringo Starr gave Israel a shout-out in a video he released on Friday announcing his upcoming tour. In the clip, posted on Starr's Facebook page, he...

January 11, 2018 2:10 pm

Chris Rock Opens First-Ever Tel Aviv Show With Expression of ‘Love’ for Israel

American comedian Chris Rock started his first-ever show in Israel on Tuesday by talking about how much he adores the country. After stepping on stage at...

January 10, 2018 4:52 pm

Famous Lebanese Fashion Designer Removes Photo of Israeli Actress Gal Gadot From Instagram After Backlash

Renowned Lebanese fashion label Elie Saab removed a photo of Israeli actress Gal Gadot from its official Instagram page on Wednesday following intense backlash from...

January 8, 2018 1:51 pm

Howard Stern Bashes Lorde for Cancelling Israel Concert, Asks, ‘Why Is Israel the Bad Guy in the World?’

Famed shock jock Howard Stern went on a profanity-ridden tirade on his Sirius XM satellite radio show last week against international singer Lorde for cancelling her...

January 4, 2018 4:11 pm

‘It’s the Peace Treaty That Helped and Is Still Holding,’ Says Lebanese Director Making Film on Israel-Egypt Camp David Accords

A Lebanese director is filming a project about the Camp David Accords, the 1978 agreements between Israel and Egypt that led to the signing of a peace treaty between the two...

January 4, 2018 10:32 am

Ringo Starr to Perform in Israel as Part of European Tour

JNS.org - Former Beatles legend Ringo Starr has announced that he will perform in Israel this June as part of his 2018 European tour. The former Beatles...

January 3, 2018 4:32 pm

Israelis Send Messages of Support to Iranians in Hebrew and Farsi Via Social Media

Dozens of Israelis and Iranians living in Israel expressed support for the people of Iran in video messages uploaded online on Wednesday by the pro-Israel education...

December 28, 2017 3:03 pm

Employee at Jewish Non-Profit Resale Shop Finds $17,050 in Old Coat Pocket, Store Returns Cash to Elderly Widow

An employee at a Jewish organization's resale shop in Dallas, Texas discovered in the pocket of an old coat $17,050 that was then returned to...

December 27, 2017 2:51 pm

Pro-Israel Activists Call Out Lorde for Keeping Russian Tour Dates While Boycotting Jewish State

Israel supporters are slamming New Zealand-born singer Lorde for keeping her scheduled concerts in Russia but cancelling a upcoming June show in Tel Aviv after she faced pressure from...

December 26, 2017 5:42 pm

Megyn Kelly Hosts ‘Hasidic Superwoman of Night Court’ to Talk About Judaism, Faith in God

Megyn Kelly hosted on her talk show last week a Hasidic female judge as part of her week-long "She's Got Faith" series. Ruchie Freier -- thought to...

Opinion

The Deeper Meaning of Shavuot — Balancing Authenticity and Norms

One of humanity’s strongest longings today is the need for authenticity. We want...

Hamas Is in the Cold

JNS.org - As per convention, Egypt’s Foreign Ministry this week made sure to condemn Israel. Behind the scenes, however, the real story...

Features

Dairy, First Fruits, and More: Welcoming Shavuot With Customs of the Season

JNS.org - I’ve often heard, and many rabbis lament, that Shavuot is the only...

Tapping Into the Brilliance of Israel and the Zionist Dream

JNS.org - As Israel celebrates its 70th birthday, the global Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement has been propagating the idea of...

Reminiscing: Israel at 70

I celebrated my 12th birthday one week before the birth of the State of Israel. I was about to begin lessons...

World

EU Denies It Is Planning to Offer Financial Aid to Iran to Preserve Nuclear...

Three European Union sources have denied that diplomats meeting in Vienna on Friday to salvage the imperiled Iranian nuclear deal...

Israel

Israeli Defense Minister, Arab MK in Ferocious War of Words

Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman and Israeli-Arab Member of Knesset Ayman Odeh conducted a ferocious war of words on Sunday following a controversy over the injury of an Arab demonstrator...

Middle East

Egypt’s Sisi Orders Gaza Border Opened for Ramadan

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi ordered on Thursday that the Rafah border crossing with the Gaza Strip be opened for the whole of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, he...

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