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Actor Andrew Garfield Says He’s ‘Proud’ to Be Jewish When Asked About Starring in New Movie Directed by Mel Gibson, Infamous for Antisemitic Comments

Actor Andrew Garfield said he was "proud" of his Jewish heritage on Wednesday, after he was asked about starring in the upcoming movie "Hacksaw Ridge," directed...

October 30, 2016 6:16 am

‘Wonder Woman’ Gal Gadot Explains Israel’s Electoral System to Talk-Show Host Jimmy Kimmel

Famed Israeli actress Gal Gadot contrasted the Israeli and American electoral systems during an interview on ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" on Thursday night, saying that the US process is "not at all" like that of her country. The "Wonder Woman" star said...

10 Things That Happen During the Holidays — Only in Israel

1. Everyone wishes you a happy new year, easy fast and happy holiday -- just as they do for Christmas in the United States Seriously -- everyone and everything. Bus billboards, bus drivers, Coke bottles, food packaging, restaurants,...

Israel Advocate Wants to Change Views About Jewish State, One Tattoo at a Time

“Low-brow” art forms can be a powerful advocacy tool, the head of a pro-Israel artists group told The Algemeiner on Friday. Craig Dershowitz -- the executive director of Artists 4 Israel -- was referring to his...

October 21, 2016 9:01 am

Ahead of Directorial Debut, ‘American Pastoral’ Star Ewan McGregor Reveals Deep Connection to Judaism

Actor-turned filmmaker Ewan McGregor talked about the role of Judaism in his life, how it...

October 20, 2016 6:56 am

Jewish ‘Sexperts’ Dr. Ruth, Dr. Drew Endorse New ‘Powerful Aphrodisiac’ Movie Starring Israeli Actress Gal Gadot

Two renowned Jewish "sexperts" have teamed up to explain why Israeli actress Gal Gadot's upcoming film is...

October 14, 2016 8:38 am

Oscar-Winning Actress Rachel Weisz Reveals Family Holocaust Story and Its Connection to Her ‘Denial’ Role

Oscar-winning actress Rachel Weisz -- who plays the character of Holocaust historian Deborah Lipstadt in the...

October 13, 2016 10:32 am

American-Jewish Icon Bob Dylan Awarded Nobel Prize in Literature

JNS.org - Bob Dylan was awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature Thursday, becoming the...

October 10, 2016 8:15 am

Basketball Star Amar’e Stoudemire on Living in Israel: I Feel Like I Can Be Myself, Live Holy Life

Former NBA all-star Amar'e Stoudemire raved about his new life in Israel in an interview with the...

October 30, 2016 6:16 am

Actor Andrew Garfield Says He’s ‘Proud’ to Be Jewish When Asked About Starring in New Movie Directed by Mel Gibson, Infamous for Antisemitic Comments

Actor Andrew Garfield said he was "proud" of his Jewish heritage on Wednesday, after he was asked about starring in the upcoming movie "Hacksaw Ridge," directed by...

October 26, 2016 7:15 am

‘Wonder Woman’ Gal Gadot Explains Israel’s Electoral System to Talk-Show Host Jimmy Kimmel

Famed Israeli actress Gal Gadot contrasted the Israeli and American electoral systems during an interview on ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" on Thursday night, saying that the US process is "not...

October 26, 2016 6:30 am

10 Things That Happen During the Holidays — Only in Israel

1. Everyone wishes you a happy new year, easy fast and happy holiday -- just as they do for Christmas in the United States Seriously -- everyone and...

October 21, 2016 3:54 pm

Israel Advocate Wants to Change Views About Jewish State, One Tattoo at a Time

“Low-brow” art forms can be a powerful advocacy tool, the head of a pro-Israel artists group told The Algemeiner on Friday. Craig Dershowitz -- the executive...

October 21, 2016 9:01 am

Ahead of Directorial Debut, ‘American Pastoral’ Star Ewan McGregor Reveals Deep Connection to Judaism

Actor-turned filmmaker Ewan McGregor talked about the role of Judaism in his life, how it connected him to his directorial debut about a Jewish businessman,...

October 20, 2016 6:56 am

Jewish ‘Sexperts’ Dr. Ruth, Dr. Drew Endorse New ‘Powerful Aphrodisiac’ Movie Starring Israeli Actress Gal Gadot

Two renowned Jewish "sexperts" have teamed up to explain why Israeli actress Gal Gadot's upcoming film is the perfect date movie and a "very powerful aphrodisiac." In a...

October 14, 2016 8:38 am

Oscar-Winning Actress Rachel Weisz Reveals Family Holocaust Story and Its Connection to Her ‘Denial’ Role

Oscar-winning actress Rachel Weisz -- who plays the character of Holocaust historian Deborah Lipstadt in the newly released movie "Denial" -- revealed her personal connection to the story...

October 13, 2016 10:32 am

American-Jewish Icon Bob Dylan Awarded Nobel Prize in Literature

JNS.org - Bob Dylan was awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature Thursday, becoming the first songwriter ever to win the prize. The Swedish Academy said...

October 10, 2016 8:15 am

Basketball Star Amar’e Stoudemire on Living in Israel: I Feel Like I Can Be Myself, Live Holy Life

Former NBA all-star Amar'e Stoudemire raved about his new life in Israel in an interview with the New York Post on Sunday, a day after he made his...

October 10, 2016 8:06 am

Tattoo Enthusiasts From Israel, Around the World, Get ‘Inked’ at Body Art Convention in Tel Aviv

Some 140 tattoo artists from the Jewish state and around the world showcased their skills at the 2016 Israel Tattoo Convention over the weekend, the New York Daily News reported. Many...

October 9, 2016 7:50 am

Director of Israel’s First All-Arabic-Language Oscar Entry Says Film’s Multicultural Crew Worked Together as ‘One Family’

The writer-director of Israel's first entirely Arabic-language entry for the Oscars said that although members of the film's cast and crew came from ethnically and culturally diverse...

October 7, 2016 4:04 pm

Netanyahu Responds to News of Bruce Springsteen’s Interest in Visiting Israel: ‘Hey Boss, We Are Waiting for You’

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took to Twitter on Thursday to encourage American singer Bruce Springsteen to visit Israel after reports that the artist had expressed a...

October 7, 2016 8:24 am

New Book Reveals FDR Laughed at Antisemitic Remark

JNS.org -  President Franklin D. Roosevelt "laughed" at a senior aide's remark about "kikes," a new biography of the wartime president by a former New York Times editor revealed. In...

October 6, 2016 8:42 am

On Way to Synagogue for Rosh Hashanah Services, Comedian Amy Schumer Thanks Admiring Catcaller

Comedic actress Amy Schumer took to social media this week to thank an admirer who catcalled at her as she was on her way to synagogue on Monday...

Opinion

Inaugural Tears of Joy

I watched President Barack Obama’s 2009 inauguration on TV in Israel, alternating between Hebrew- and English-speaking channels, so as not...

BDS and the New ‘Anti-Normalization’

In early December, Professors Cary Nelson and David Greenberg wrote an op-ed in the Washington Post about the “anti-normalization” tactic that has been widely...

Effective Jewish Advocacy Begins With Jewish Education

Since its passage in December, UN Security Council Resolution 2334, which claimed that Israel′s settlement activity and sovereignty over the Western...

Features

What Will Trump’s Presidency Mean for US Ties With Israel’s Peaceful Arab Neighbors?

JNS.org - The upcoming Donald Trump presidency likely means a sharp break...

Israel’s German-Made Submarines Engulfed by Controversy, Shrouded in Secrecy

JNS.org - Silently cruising in the depths of the seas, the Israeli Navy’s growing...

IDF Welcomes Soldier With Cerebral Palsy

JNS.org -- The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) has welcomed its newest member, a soldier with cerebral palsy, as part of the military’s...

World

President Donald Trump Promises ‘Robust’ First 100 Days

The moment Donald Trump swears the oath of office and lifts his hand from the Bible as the 45th president of the United States on Friday, the clock begins on his...

Israel

Netanyahu Congratulates President Trump on Inauguration; Says He Looks Forw...

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued a congratulatory message to new US President Donald Trump as he took office on...

Middle East

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Reaping Economic Rewards in Syria

Iran's government and entities close to the elite Revolutionary Guards have signed major economic contracts with Syria, reaping what appear to be lucrative rewards for helping President Bashar al-Assad regain...

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