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Why Open Immigration Is Inevitable August 28, 2015 7:38 am

Why Open Immigration Is Inevitable

Hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of humans around the world are on the move —...

An Open Letter to Congressman Jerry Nadler on the Iran Deal August 27, 2015 8:10 am

An Open Letter to Congressman Jerry Nadler on the Iran Deal

Dear Congressman Nadler: Thank you for explaining the reasons for your support of the current...

Elvis Lives – at Israeli Restaurant and Gas Station August 27, 2015 6:28 am

Elvis Lives – at Israeli Restaurant and Gas Station

JNS.org – To appreciate how much Israelis love Elvis Presley, you just have to hear...

Israelis and Palestinians Cannot Make Peace on Their Own August 27, 2015 6:08 am

Israelis and Palestinians Cannot Make Peace on Their Own

The enduring impasse between Israel and the Palestinians in the peace negotiations, and their...

The Bitter and Unpleasant Choices on Iran August 26, 2015 6:37 am

The Bitter and Unpleasant Choices on Iran

The Vienna deal sets up a choice of bad and worse When Congress returns to Washington in September,...

An Unnamed Problem With the Iran Nuclear Deal August 26, 2015 6:34 am

An Unnamed Problem With the Iran Nuclear Deal

Since the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action was released four weeks ago, one of the provisions...

Netanyahu Must Continue His Campaign Against Iran Nuclear Deal August 26, 2015 6:31 am

Netanyahu Must Continue His Campaign Against Iran Nuclear Deal

The U.S.-Israeli tensions that have escalated over the Iranian issue during the past month...

Israeli Counter-Terrorism Bureau Issues Travel Warnings to Israelis, Jews Worldwide August 25, 2015 1:18 pm

Israeli Counter-Terrorism Bureau Issues Travel Warnings to Israelis, Jews Worldwide

JNS.org – The head of the Israeli National Security Council’s Counter-Terrorism Bureau...

Terror Victims’ Lawyer Disappointed by Pathetically Low Palestinian Authority Bond Requirement August 25, 2015 6:57 am

Terror Victims’ Lawyer Disappointed by Pathetically Low Palestinian Authority Bond Requirement

The lead attorney for 10 American families who secured $655 million in civil damages against...

The Israel-Hamas Truce Is an Opportunity in Disguise August 23, 2015 5:09 pm

The Israel-Hamas Truce Is an Opportunity in Disguise

Israel and Hamas are reportedly discussing a long-term truce. Although Israeli officials claim...

Finding Hope By Remembering the Good of the Past August 23, 2015 4:26 pm

Finding Hope By Remembering the Good of the Past

Those who follow me on this blog will know how much scorn I have for abuses of religion and...

Here Are the Facts on Donors to the New Israel Fund August 23, 2015 4:16 pm

Here Are the Facts on Donors to the New Israel Fund

Recently, selected media outlets have been contacted by the Jim Joseph Foundation, which claims that “The...

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  • Arts and Culture Middle East Larry King Asks Saudi Arabian Fan If Taking Pictures With Jews Is Permitted

    Larry King Asks Saudi Arabian Fan If Taking Pictures With Jews Is Permitted

    Jewish former CNN host Larry King asked a Saudi Arabian fan if taking pictures with Jews is allowed in his country, before agreeing to pose for a photo with the man, The New York Times reported on Wednesday. The world-famous interviewer was leaving the Ritz Carlton hotel in Washington, D.C. with a New York Times reporter when a “dark-skinned man” approached and asked to take a picture with him, according to the publication. Whereupon, King asked the fan where he was from. When the man said Saudi […]

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  • Europe Sports Britain’s Lord Sugar Says Synagogues Will Be Empty With Yom Kippur Matchup of Jewish-Supported Soccer Teams

    Britain’s Lord Sugar Says Synagogues Will Be Empty With Yom Kippur Matchup of Jewish-Supported Soccer Teams

    British-Jewish business tycoon Lord Alan Sugar joked on Wednesday that London synagogues will likely be empty during Yom Kippur with congregants fleeing to watch the match-up of two leading English soccer teams known for having hordes of Jewish fans. “Spurs V Arsenal cup game drawn on most important Jewish festival,” Lord Sugar pointed out on Twitter. “Both teams have loads of Jewish fans. Conclusion Synagogues will be empty.” North London rivals Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal FC will go head-to-head in the Capital One Cup third-round […]

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  • Arts and Culture US & Canada Jewish Men Pass Jimmy Kimmel Social Experiment, Rescuing ‘Spongebob’ in Distress (VIDEO)

    Jewish Men Pass Jimmy Kimmel Social Experiment, Rescuing ‘Spongebob’ in Distress (VIDEO)

    Two Jewish men were the only unwitting participants in a social experiment conducted by Jimmy Kimmel, for his popular TV show. As part of a candid-camera-like sketch featured Monday night on Jimmy Kimmel Live, the host devised different street scenes to observe human behavior — in particular, to see how long it would take people walking down California’s bustling Hollywood Boulevard to notice and interact with others in distress. One scene involved a man in a Spongebob Squarepants costume who had “fallen down” on the sidewalk and needed help […]

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  • Education US & Canada International Jewish Organization Blasts Israeli-Born Star Natalie Portman for Comments on Holocaust Education

    International Jewish Organization Blasts Israeli-Born Star Natalie Portman for Comments on Holocaust Education

    A major Jewish organization rebuked actress Natalie Portman on Monday for saying in a recent interview that Jews put too much emphasis on teaching about the Holocaust relative to other genocides. The Israeli-born movie star told the U.K.’s Independent that the Jewish community needs to examine how much focus it puts on Holocaust education over other issues. She said she was shocked when she learned that a genocide was taking place in Rwanda while she was in school learning only about the horrors of the […]

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  • Arts and Culture Israel Book Draws Parallels Between Holocaust and Palestinian Nakba, Sparks Outrage

    Book Draws Parallels Between Holocaust and Palestinian Nakba, Sparks Outrage

    JNS.org – A new book that draws parallels between the Holocaust and the Palestinian Nakba (the Arabic term for the displacement of Palestinian refugees during Israel’s War of Independence) has sparked outrage ahead of an official book launch, to be hosted by the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute on Sept. 7. The Zionist organization Im Tirtzu wrote a letter to the institute demanding that it cancel an event it planned in honor of the book’s authors, under the title The Holocaust and […]

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  • Education US & Canada Natalie Portman Says Holocaust Education Shouldn’t be Used for ‘Fearmongering’

    Natalie Portman Says Holocaust Education Shouldn’t be Used for ‘Fearmongering’

    Famed actress Natalie Portman warned on Friday against the use of Holocaust education to evoke fear and paranoia. In an interview with the U.K. Independent she added that the trauma should make Jews more empathetic to others who have also experienced hatred. “Sometimes it can be subverted to fearmongering and like ‘Another Holocaust is going to happen,’” the Israeli-American star said. “We need to, of course, be aware that hatred exists, antisemitism exists against all sorts of people, not in the same way. I […]

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  • Book Reviews Commentary A Righteous Gentile Navigates the Sharkpool of Washington’s Middle East Correspondents (REVIEW)

    A Righteous Gentile Navigates the Sharkpool of Washington’s Middle East Correspondents (REVIEW)

    The Tribalist, by Louis Marano, is ostensibly a work of fiction but at its core a kind of love song by a gentile journalist for the State of Israel, and especially its secular Zionist core. (Because of the relentless attacks by left-wing polemicists on Israel’s allegedly “messianic” fringe, it’s often forgotten that most of Israel’s founders and all its leaders have been secular Zionists.) The author, the product of an Italian-American family in Buffalo, served two tours of duty in […]

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  • Food Jewish Identity Rugelach Roundtable: Does Beloved Pastry Need Dairy to Taste Good?

    Rugelach Roundtable: Does Beloved Pastry Need Dairy to Taste Good?

    JNS.org – Rugelach (singular: rugala) are a beloved traditional Jewish pastry, with a quirky history to boot, but they often present a kosher conundrum. Though parve rugelach are often a preferred dessert after a meat meal for those observing kosher laws (which stipulate a waiting period between eating meat and dairy), some of today’s most popular rugelach are known for their dairy fillings. Pastry chef Paula Shoyer—author of the books “The Kosher Baker: Over 160 Dairy-free Recipes from Traditional to Trendy” and […]

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