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As Assad Slips in Syria, What is the Best Outcome for Israel? June 2, 2015 7:46 am

As Assad Slips in Syria, What is the Best Outcome for Israel?

JNS.org – With the Syrian civil war well into its fifth year, President Bashar al-Assad’s...

Latest West Bank ‘Outrage,’ Shows World’s Hypocrisy on Israel June 2, 2015 12:03 am

Latest West Bank ‘Outrage,’ Shows World’s Hypocrisy on Israel

Recent media protests about the “West Bank” center on complaints that a Swedish...

Happy First Fatah-Hamas Anniversary June 1, 2015 12:12 pm

Happy First Fatah-Hamas Anniversary

It has been a year since the Fatah-Hamas national unity government was sworn in, agreed upon...

Israeli City Hadera Becomes ‘Sister City’ With El Paso, Texas June 1, 2015 8:20 am

Israeli City Hadera Becomes ‘Sister City’ With El Paso, Texas

Across Israel, various cities have over the years paired with sister cities in the United...

Golda Meir’s Answer to President Obama May 29, 2015 5:44 pm

Golda Meir’s Answer to President Obama

In 2008, Barack Obama said, “I think there is a strain within the pro-Israel community...

Politicians: Get Your Act Together May 29, 2015 5:23 pm

Politicians: Get Your Act Together

Every time we feel that our dysfunctional political system and its political leaders have...

Turkey’s Quasi-Dictator Takes on The New York Times and Democracy May 29, 2015 5:21 pm

Turkey’s Quasi-Dictator Takes on The New York Times and Democracy

For 13 years, Recep Tayyip Erdogan has worked to impose his Islamist vision on Turkey’s...

Amnesty International Concerned With Hamas’ Criminal Justice System May 28, 2015 1:52 pm

Amnesty International Concerned With Hamas’ Criminal Justice System

The global human rights organization Amnesty International released a report on May 26, detailing...

President Obama Hits on the Root of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict May 28, 2015 10:02 am

President Obama Hits on the Root of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

President Barack Obama delivered a compelling and heartfelt speech on May 22 at a Washington...

For Israeli Arab and American Jewish Teens, a Rare Chance for Dialogue May 27, 2015 10:53 am

For Israeli Arab and American Jewish Teens, a Rare Chance for Dialogue

JNS.org – Mai Azem, a 16-year-old Israeli Arab, had never met an American teenager....

John Bolton: How the Republicans Can Win in 2016 May 27, 2015 10:48 am

John Bolton: How the Republicans Can Win in 2016

On May 14, I joined a tiny, highly exclusive group of Republicans, namely those who have decided...

CAIR Leader Says Hezbollah Are ‘Terrorists’ in Syria, But Not Israel May 27, 2015 10:29 am

CAIR Leader Says Hezbollah Are ‘Terrorists’ in Syria, But Not Israel

The head of the Council on American-Islamic Relations’ (CAIR) Los Angeles office, Hussam...

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  • Arts and Culture Music Jewish Violinist Finishes Brahms Concert 82 Years After Nazis Interrupted His Father

    Jewish Violinist Finishes Brahms Concert 82 Years After Nazis Interrupted His Father

    A Jewish violinist played in Israel on Sunday the complete Brahms Violin Concerto in D Major, 82 years after Nazis interrupted his father mid-performance and escorted him offstage, The Week Magazine reported. Jewish-German violinist Ernest Drucker played only the first movement of the Brahms concerto in in Cologne, Germany, in 1933 before he was taken off stage by Nazi officials, who objected to Jewish musicians playing before non-Jewish audiences. Drucker’s son, Eugene Drucker, finished what his father started and played the […]

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  • Sports US & Canada Report: ‘Minyan’ Prayer Quorum Gathers at New York Rangers Games

    Report: ‘Minyan’ Prayer Quorum Gathers at New York Rangers Games

    A prayer quorum of at least 10 Jewish men, known as a minyan, gathers at every New York Rangers game played in the evening at Madison Square Garden, Jewish Insider reported on Monday citing commentator and former Mitt Romney adviser Dan Senor. “Another reason to love NYC: Just learned there’s a Minyan at every @NYRangers eve game b/w 2nd & 3rd periods at same designated spot at MSG,” tweeted Senor, who also co-authored Start Up Nation, a bestseller which documents […]

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  • Featured Sports World Palestinian Soccer League Withdraws Bid to Suspend Israel From FIFA

    Palestinian Soccer League Withdraws Bid to Suspend Israel From FIFA

    The head of Israel’s soccer association called on his Palestinian counterpart to “join forces,” as the Palestinian Football Association withdrew its bid on Friday to have Israel suspended from FIFA. “Let’s leave it to the politicians to do politics,” said Israel Football Association chief Ofer Eini, moments after PFA Chairman Jibril Rajoub announced that his group had withdrawn the proposal. After his remarks, Eini shook hands with the Palestinian soccer chief. Rajoub thanked “those” who convinced him to drop the […]

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  • Sports US & Canada Israeli-American Group Congratulates Cavaliers’ Blatt on Reaching NBA Finals

    Israeli-American Group Congratulates Cavaliers’ Blatt on Reaching NBA Finals

    JNS.org – An organization whose work focuses on the estimated population of 500,000-800,000 Israeli Americans congratulated David Blatt, the Jewish head coach of the National Basketball Association’s (NBA) Cleveland Cavaliers and a longtime Israel-based coach, for clinching an appearance in the NBA Finals. The Israeli-American Council (IAC), whose stated mission is “to build an active and giving Israeli-American community throughout the United States in order to strengthen the State of Israel, our next generation, and to provide a bridge to […]

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  • Food US & Canada Bacon Flavor Ben & Jerry’s ‘Not Gonna Happen’ Because it Wouldn’t be Kosher

    Bacon Flavor Ben & Jerry’s ‘Not Gonna Happen’ Because it Wouldn’t be Kosher

    Famed ice cream maker Ben & Jerry’s will not be introducing a Bacon flavored product to its offerings because the company intends to keep its entire line kosher, Marketing Director Alison Gilbert told AOL’s morning show Rise recently. “It’s kind of funny, a lot of people look for bacon in our ice cream, which is probably not gonna happen because all of our ice cream is kosher,” she said, referring to Jewish dietary restrictions that proscribe the consumption of pig […]

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  • Israel Sports Israeli Judo Team Faces Antisemitic Harassment in Morocco: ‘We Will Murder You’

    Israeli Judo Team Faces Antisemitic Harassment in Morocco: ‘We Will Murder You’

    Israeli athletes at a world Judo championship in Morocco reportedly faced antisemitic slurs during the competition, news site WorldNetDaily reported on Monday. “We will murder you,” and “you’re not wanted here, go home,” were among the vituperative attacks directed at the Israeli Judo Association team, which was in Morocco last week for the World Masters Judo Tournament. According to Haaretz, each Israeli teammate was met with boos and jeers upon entering a fight. Additionally, no Israeli flags were present at […]

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  • Music US & Canada Lady Gaga Accepts ADL Award: ‘Your Philosophies Are So in Line With Ours’ (VIDEO)

    Lady Gaga Accepts ADL Award: ‘Your Philosophies Are So in Line With Ours’ (VIDEO)

    Pop superstar Lady Gaga on Thursday accepted an award from Jewish human rights group the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) on behalf of her Born This Way Foundation, which strives to combat bullying among young people. “Your philosophies are so in line with ours,” she said of the ADL upon accepting the Making a Difference Award in a videotaped message, which was shown at a ceremony in New York City. “We want to help young people know that their feelings and who they are on […]

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  • Music Personalities At 80, Singer-Songwriter Leonard Cohen’s Jewish Roots ‘Very Much Intact’

    At 80, Singer-Songwriter Leonard Cohen’s Jewish Roots ‘Very Much Intact’

    JNS.org – Eighty years young, Leonard Cohen fits many descriptions—singer, songwriter, poet, novelist, monk. From his Jewish upbringing in Canada to the present day, Cohen has always explored his spiritual side. This month, the singer-songwriter released the CD (May 12) and iTunes (on May 8 of this year) formats of his latest album, Can’t Forget: A Souvenir of the Grand Tour, which features live recordings from his world tours in 2012 and 2013. Last year, Cohen’s Popular Problems was voted by Rolling Stone […]

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