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U.S. is Failing a Simple Middle East Test August 26, 2013 8:30 am

U.S. is Failing a Simple Middle East Test

Who should Western democrats support in the “new” Middle East?: a.  Islamists elected...

An Open Letter From the AJC to Ban Ki-Moon August 26, 2013 8:25 am

An Open Letter From the AJC to Ban Ki-Moon

To His Excellency Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon: I must confess my surprise at your recent...

9/11 Families Support New Law to Sue Terrorists in U.S. Courts August 23, 2013 7:02 am

9/11 Families Support New Law to Sue Terrorists in U.S. Courts

A petition urging Congress to pass new terror financing legislation is being circulated by...

What Does Al-Jazeera Want in America? August 23, 2013 7:01 am

What Does Al-Jazeera Want in America?

This article by Shoshana Bryen was originally published by the Gatestone Institute. Al-Jazeera...

Israeli Government Poll Says Ariel Residents Feel the Safest August 23, 2013 6:58 am

Israeli Government Poll Says Ariel Residents Feel the Safest

A new poll conducted by Israel’s Ministry of Public Security in order to determine the...

Professor Linked to Muslim American Groups Attacks Christians on Facebook August 22, 2013 10:36 am

Professor Linked to Muslim American Groups Attacks Christians on Facebook

Amjad Qourshah, an Islamic studies professor at the University of Amman in Jordan with ties...

Obama’s Foreign Policy is Failing Everywhere August 22, 2013 9:09 am

Obama’s Foreign Policy is Failing Everywhere

It’s a privilege to be an American who works on foreign policy, as I have done since...

Kerry’s Peace Talks Could Lead to New Terror Attacks August 22, 2013 8:53 am

Kerry’s Peace Talks Could Lead to New Terror Attacks

The recent effort by US Secretary of State John Kerry to restart the moribund ‘peace process’...

Time for Obama and Kerry to Get Tough on Abbas August 21, 2013 9:15 am

Time for Obama and Kerry to Get Tough on Abbas

Reviewing Israel’s political situation after two weeks abroad is a disconcerting exercise. As...

Evidence that Muslim Brotherhood Participated in Benghazi Attack August 21, 2013 9:04 am

Evidence that Muslim Brotherhood Participated in Benghazi Attack

Evidence that Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood was directly involved in the September 11,...

Punjab Farmers Learn Farming Techniques in Israel August 21, 2013 8:52 am

Punjab Farmers Learn Farming Techniques in Israel

A 10-member delegation of dairy farmers from the Punjab region of India recently visited Israel...

Muslim Brotherhood Memo Encourages Burning Churches in Egypt August 20, 2013 9:45 am

Muslim Brotherhood Memo Encourages Burning Churches in Egypt

A memo posted on the Facebook page of a local office of the Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom...

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  • Arts and Culture Middle East Hamas Commander Reportedly Urges Hezbollah to Join Forces Against Israel

    Hamas Commander Reportedly Urges Hezbollah to Join Forces Against Israel

    JNS.org – Five months after Israeli forces tried to assassinate Hamas military commander Mohammed Deif in Gaza, Deif appears to have signed a letter that the terrorist group claims he wrote in hiding. The letter, addressed to Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah, expressed Deif’s condolences for the death of Hezbollah terrorists during Sunday’s reported Israeli airstrike in Syria. Deif is said to have survived multiple assassination attempts, but he has not been seen in public for years. According to the Hezbollah-linked Al-Manar [...]

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  • Jewish Identity Theater Shlomo Carlebach Musical Has the Soul to Heal Frayed Race Relations

    Shlomo Carlebach Musical Has the Soul to Heal Frayed Race Relations

    JNS.org – The cracks that had been simply painted over for so long began to show in Ferguson, Mo., in November 2014, but in truth they had begun to open wide much earlier—on Saturday, July 13, 2013. That is when a jury in Sanford, Fla., acquitted George Zimmerman of culpability for the death of a 17-year-old black man, Trayvon Martin. The cracks receded from view over time, as other news obscured them. Then came the evening of Aug. 9, 2014, [...]

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  • Theater US & Canada ‘Homeland’ Season Finale Stirs Controversy After Comparing Menachem Begin to Taliban Leader

    ‘Homeland’ Season Finale Stirs Controversy After Comparing Menachem Begin to Taliban Leader

    A controversial scene in the season finale of Homeland sparked outrage by comparing former Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin to a fictional Taliban leader, the UK’s Daily Mail reported. In the season 4 finale episode, which aired on Dec. 21, CIA black ops director Dar Adal, played by F. Murray Abraham, justifies a deal he made with a Taliban leader by referencing Begin. He makes the remarks in a conversation with former CIA director Saul Berenson, a Jewish character played by Mandy [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Spirituality/Tradition Placing Matisyahu Back Within a Life of Observance

    Placing Matisyahu Back Within a Life of Observance

    Shining Light on Fiction During the North Korea-Sony saga, we learned two important lessons. The first is that there are two sides to this story, and neither of them are correct because ultimately we should have neither inappropriate movies nor dictators. The second is that we cannot remain entirely fixed on the religious world, but we also must see beyond the external, secular view of reality. It’s important to ground our Torah-based thoughts into real-life activism. To view our act [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Blogs Nine Decades of Moses at the Movies

    Nine Decades of Moses at the Movies

    JNS.org – Hollywood has had its share of big-budget biblical flops, but until now, the Exodus narrative has not been among them. Studios have brought Moses to the big screen sparingly, but in ways that defined the image and character of Moses for each generation of audiences. The first biblical epic In 1923, director Cecil B. DeMille left it to the American public to decide the subject of his next movie for Paramount. DeMille received a letter from a mechanic [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Blogs Exodus on Screen (REVIEW)

    Exodus on Screen (REVIEW)

    JNS.org – The story of the Exodus from Egypt is a tale as old as time itself, to borrow a turn of phrase. It’s retold every Passover, both at the seder table and whenever “The Ten Commandments” is aired on television. But the latest adaptation—Ridley Scott’s epic film, “Exodus: Gods and Kings”—fails to meet expectations. Scott’s “Exodus” alters the source material to service the story and ground the tale, but the attempt to reinvent the biblical narrative becomes laughable. Moses [...]

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  • Jewish Identity Lifestyle ‘Jewish Food Movement’ Comes of Age

    ‘Jewish Food Movement’ Comes of Age

    JNS.org - In December 2007, leaders of the Hazon nonprofit drafted seven-year goals for what they coined as the “Jewish Food Movement,” which has since been characterized by the increased prioritization of healthy eating, sustainable agriculture, and food-related activism in the Jewish community. What do the next seven years hold in store? “One thing I would like to see happen in the next seven years is [regarding] the issue of sugar, soda, and obesity, [seeing] what would it be like to rally the [...]

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  • Blogs Education Seeds of ‘Start-Up Nation’ Cultivated by Israel Sci-Tech Schools

    Seeds of ‘Start-Up Nation’ Cultivated by Israel Sci-Tech Schools

    JNS.org – Forget the dioramas. How about working on an Israeli Air Force drone? That’s exactly the kind of beyond-their-years access enjoyed by students at the Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) industrial vocational high school run by Israel Sci-Tech Schools, the largest education network in the Jewish state. More than 300 students (250 on the high school level and 68 at a two-year vocational academy) get hands-on training in the disciplines of aviation mechanics, electricity and energy control, and unmanned air [...]

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