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Israeli Movie ‘Foxtrot’ Is Frontrunner for Top Prize at Venice Film Festival

JNS.org - The Israeli film “Foxtrot” is a frontrunner at the Venice Film Festival to win the Golden Lion award, the event’s top prize. The film,...

September 4, 2017 1:46 pm

Conan O’Brien Meets Gal Gadot, Hits Tel Aviv Beach and Drinks Guinness as Week-Long Israel Trip Draws to Close

American talk show host Conan O’Brien kept popping up across Tel Aviv this weekend as his week-long tour of Israel drew to a close. O’Brien has provided frequent social media updates throughout his journey, during which he...

In Israel, Conan O’Brien Floats in Dead Sea, Dines With Netanyahu, Trains With IDF

JNS.org - American television host Conan O’Brien visited Israel for the first time this week to film an episode of his “Conan Without Borders” show for TBS. The episode is scheduled to air on Sept. 19. When...

Netanyahu Hosts Conan O’Brien at His Home for Meal and Conversation About Dog Food

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hosted American late night talk show host Conan O'Brien at his home on Monday for a meal and a chat about dog treats. In a video posted on Netanyahu's official Twitter account,...

August 28, 2017 5:05 pm

TV Show Host Wears Yellow Star of David Badge, Co-Star Sports ‘Jew’ T-Shirt at 2017 MTV Video Music Awards

A television show host and his co-star made bold fashion and political statements on Sunday...

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...

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...

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...

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...

September 4, 2017 1:46 pm

Israeli Movie ‘Foxtrot’ Is Frontrunner for Top Prize at Venice Film Festival

JNS.org - The Israeli film “Foxtrot” is a frontrunner at the Venice Film Festival to win the Golden Lion award, the event’s top prize. The film, which...

September 3, 2017 10:46 am

Conan O’Brien Meets Gal Gadot, Hits Tel Aviv Beach and Drinks Guinness as Week-Long Israel Trip Draws to Close

American talk show host Conan O’Brien kept popping up across Tel Aviv this weekend as his week-long tour of Israel drew to a close. O’Brien has provided...

August 31, 2017 11:46 am

In Israel, Conan O’Brien Floats in Dead Sea, Dines With Netanyahu, Trains With IDF

JNS.org - American television host Conan O’Brien visited Israel for the first time this week to film an episode of his “Conan Without Borders” show for...

August 29, 2017 2:34 pm

Netanyahu Hosts Conan O’Brien at His Home for Meal and Conversation About Dog Food

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hosted American late night talk show host Conan O'Brien at his home on Monday for a meal and a chat about...

August 28, 2017 5:05 pm

TV Show Host Wears Yellow Star of David Badge, Co-Star Sports ‘Jew’ T-Shirt at 2017 MTV Video Music Awards

A television show host and his co-star made bold fashion and political statements on Sunday night at the MTV Video Music Awards. Yaniv "Nev" Schulman, the...

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...

Opinion

The Dangers of the Russian-Iranian Alliance

Iran was a regional power for centuries. Powerful Iranian dynasties, such as the Achaemenids and the Sasanians in the ancient...

Media Whitewashes Abbas’ Revisionism and Rejectionism

Mahmoud Abbas’ two-hour address to the central committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization was the diplomatic equivalent of giving the middle...

Washington Post Provides Cover for Palestinian Antisemitism

The Washington Post is treating antisemites as credible sources -- and purposefully omitting hate-filled remarks by Palestinian leaders. On January 14, 2018,...

Features

Israel’s Wine Industry Grows Better With Age

JNS.org - Israeli winemakers say that, just like the beverage they produce, their industry is growing better with age. More than...

Singer and Actress Gives Her Voice to Jewish and Black Cultures

Tatiana Wechsler will likely go down as the only actress to belt out a showstopper in a Yiddish musical, and...

Netanyahu Trip Comes as Israel-India Defense and Tech Ties Continue to Grow

JNS.org - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit to India is occurring against the...

World

American UN Ambassador Haley: Palestinians ‘Not Serious in Truly Gett...

The Palestinians are “not serious in truly getting to peace” with Israel, US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said...

Israel

Israel Puts Terror Tunnel Discovered Under Gaza Border on Display

The IDF brought journalists on Thursday to film a two-kilometer (1.25 mile) tunnel dug by terrorists from the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip to Israel, saying it was putting the construction on...

Middle East

Jordan Says Israel Apologizes for Deaths of Two Jordanians at Embassy

Jordan said on Thursday that Israel had formally apologized for the deaths of two of its citizens killed by an Israeli security guard last July in an incident that soured...

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