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Australian Reality TV Show Celebrity Contestants Spar Over Israel After Former Vogue Cover Girl Denies Existence of ‘Palestine’

Three participants in an Australian reality show got into an argument this week over the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, while resting after a day of challenges...

February 7, 2017 3:52 pm

Actress Natalie Portman Teaches Hebrew Slang in Vanity Fair ‘Secret Talent’ Series

In a Vanity Fair video series aimed at highlighting the hidden talents of various celebrities, movie star Natalie Portman gave a lesson in Hebrew slang. Portman, who was born in Israel, focused on commonly used insults -- such as "ben...

Actor Has Breakthrough Playing Boston Marathon Terrorist

How do you get into the mind of a madman? That’s what Themo Melikidze wondered when he was cast as terrorist Tamerlan Tsarnaev in the film Patriots Day. He also plays a terrorist in 24: Legacy, which premiered after...

Poll: Israeli ‘Wonder Woman’ Gal Gadot’s Wix Commercial Most Popular Among Super Bowl Ads

A commercial for web development platform Wix featuring Israeli actress and model Gal Gadot was the most popular ad that aired during Sunday’s Super Bowl, the Hebrew news site nrg reported, citing a Taykey poll. The...

February 5, 2017 1:54 pm
February 5, 2017 1:48 pm

Legendary US Actor, Martial Artist Chuck Norris’ Israel Visit Sparks Social Media Stir

Legendary American actor and martial artist Chuck Norris is currently visiting Israel, according to a...

February 3, 2017 4:02 pm

CNN Panel Discusses Influence of Jared Kushner’s Shabbat Observance on Father-in-Law President Donald Trump’s Behavior

The influence of Jared Kushner’s Shabbat observance on his father-in-law President Donald Trump’s behavior was...

February 3, 2017 7:03 am

Israeli ‘Miss Universe’ Contestant Says She Hopes French Crown-Winner Makes Good on Promise to Visit Jewish State

Israel's representative in the Miss Universe 2016 pageant revealed on Monday night that the new titleholder has promised...

February 2, 2017 8:21 am

Video of Ben Gurion Airport Employees Collecting Wayward Helium Balloons in Arrivals Hall, to Donate to Children in Need, Goes Viral

Ben Gurion International Airport (TLV) has been engaged for years in a little-known weekly endeavor...

February 7, 2017 3:52 pm

Australian Reality TV Show Celebrity Contestants Spar Over Israel After Former Vogue Cover Girl Denies Existence of ‘Palestine’

Three participants in an Australian reality show got into an argument this week over the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, while resting after a day of challenges involving...

February 7, 2017 9:37 am

Actress Natalie Portman Teaches Hebrew Slang in Vanity Fair ‘Secret Talent’ Series

In a Vanity Fair video series aimed at highlighting the hidden talents of various celebrities, movie star Natalie Portman gave a lesson in Hebrew slang. Portman, who was born...

February 7, 2017 9:02 am

Actor Has Breakthrough Playing Boston Marathon Terrorist

How do you get into the mind of a madman? That’s what Themo Melikidze wondered when he was cast as terrorist Tamerlan Tsarnaev in the film...

February 6, 2017 12:54 pm

Poll: Israeli ‘Wonder Woman’ Gal Gadot’s Wix Commercial Most Popular Among Super Bowl Ads

A commercial for web development platform Wix featuring Israeli actress and model Gal Gadot was the most popular ad that aired during Sunday’s Super Bowl,...

February 5, 2017 1:54 pm

‘When the Jews Are Away, the Goys Will Play,’ Says Trump Impersonator Alec Baldwin in First ‘Saturday Night Live’ Lampoon Since Presidential Inauguration

For the first time since Donald Trump’s inauguration as president of the United States on January 20, actor Alec Baldwin returned this weekend to the...

February 5, 2017 1:48 pm

Legendary US Actor, Martial Artist Chuck Norris’ Israel Visit Sparks Social Media Stir

Legendary American actor and martial artist Chuck Norris is currently visiting Israel, according to a flurry of photos that popped up on social media this...

February 3, 2017 4:02 pm

CNN Panel Discusses Influence of Jared Kushner’s Shabbat Observance on Father-in-Law President Donald Trump’s Behavior

The influence of Jared Kushner’s Shabbat observance on his father-in-law President Donald Trump’s behavior was the subject of a brief discussion earlier this week by...

February 3, 2017 7:03 am

Israeli ‘Miss Universe’ Contestant Says She Hopes French Crown-Winner Makes Good on Promise to Visit Jewish State

Israel's representative in the Miss Universe 2016 pageant revealed on Monday night that the new titleholder has promised to visit the Jewish state. "I’m holding her to that promise," Israel's Yam Kaspers Anshel...

February 2, 2017 8:21 am

Video of Ben Gurion Airport Employees Collecting Wayward Helium Balloons in Arrivals Hall, to Donate to Children in Need, Goes Viral

Ben Gurion International Airport (TLV) has been engaged for years in a little-known weekly endeavor to collect all the wayward helium balloons – with which...

February 1, 2017 2:47 pm

British Comedian to Attendees of Jewish Charity Dinner: ‘Jews Love Charity and They Love Dinner’

In a video message to attendees of World Jewish Relief's annual gala on Monday night, the host of CBS's "Late, Late Show" joked about the constant stream...

February 1, 2017 1:28 pm

Israeli News Website Quiz Asks: Which Countries Are We Forbidden From Entering?

After President Donald Trump signed an executive order to restrict the entry into the US of citizens from seven Arab countries, Israel's Channel 2 created an...

January 31, 2017 3:32 pm

Hip-Hop Artist Lil Wayne Recommends Kosher Wine to Fans for Valentine’s Day

American hip-hop artist Lil Wayne suggested on Monday that his fans treat their significant others to a glass of kosher wine on Valentine's Day. The "Lollipop"...

January 31, 2017 2:58 pm

‘Donald Trump Attended My Wife’s Funeral, Shiva,’ Says Patriots Owner Bob Kraft of Relationship With the President

New England Patriots owner Robert "Bob" Kraft shared some details about his close friendship with President Donald Trump on Monday, noting that the president was there for...

January 31, 2017 2:29 pm

‘The Jews Are More Honorable Than All Arab Regimes,’ Declares Iraqi Muslim in Viral Video

An Iraqi Muslim who said he fled his country due to its volatile security situation professed his love for Israel and the Jewish people last...

Opinion

New York Times Bungles Settlement Story

A New York Times article about discussions between Israel and the United States regarding settlements in the West Bank includes...

Zionism and the Authentic Life

To continue our discussion of existentialism, the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement and Zionism: While sometimes philosophers can stretch sentence-length...

Once Again, NGOs Are at the Center of a UN Blunder

  The close alliance between United Nations frameworks that demonize Israel and politicized non-governmental organizations (NGOs) keeps coming to the surface....

Features

As Recreational Use Clears Hurdle, Medical Cannabis Rides High in Israel

JNS.org - Beyond the scent of cannabis drifting through the venue, there was an extra...

‘Jesus’s Tomb’ Shrine Unveiled After Painstaking Restoration Efforts in Jerusalem

JNS.org - After several months of meticulous restoration work, the shrine that...

Hezbollah Uses Terror Recruitment to Threaten Israel

JNS.org - When it comes to the threat posed by Hezbollah, Israelis often worry about rocket attacks or other conventional arms. But...

Israel

Hamas Closes Gaza-Israel Border in Wake of Commander’s Assassination

Hamas closed the border crossing between the Gaza Strip in Israel on Sunday morning in the wake of the assassination of one of its commanders, Mazan Fukha. As a result of...

Middle East

Iran Sanctions 15 US Companies for Alleged Collusion With Israel

Iran has imposed sanctions on 15 U.S. companies for alleged human rights violations and cooperating with Israel, the state news agency IRNA reported on Sunday, in a tit-for-tat reaction to...

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