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Beyond “Apes and Pigs”: Ten Morsi Quotes That Tell All January 25, 2013 1:22 am

Beyond “Apes and Pigs”: Ten Morsi Quotes That Tell All

Is Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi’s recently revealed statement that Zionists are...

Israel’s Fractional Reality January 25, 2013 1:06 am

Israel’s Fractional Reality

In Israel, the devil is not so much in the details as it is in the fractions. Ignore the puffy...

Algemeiner Editor Dovid Efune: There Was No Leftward Shift in Israeli Election (VIDEO) January 25, 2013 12:01 am

Algemeiner Editor Dovid Efune: There Was No Leftward Shift in Israeli Election (VIDEO)

Algemeiner Editor Dovid Efune appeared on Real News TV Wednesday, a day after elections in...

Israeli Elections and Palestinian Negotiations January 24, 2013 11:11 am

Israeli Elections and Palestinian Negotiations

The American politician Tip O’Neill once famously observed “that all politics is local.” ...

Netanyahu’s “Serpico” Moment January 24, 2013 1:06 am

Netanyahu’s “Serpico” Moment

Toward the end of the movie “Serpico” before he gets trapped in a doorway and...

The Changing of the Israeli Guard January 24, 2013 12:38 am

The Changing of the Israeli Guard

Israel had a party on Election Day.  The weather was beautiful and people went to the beach...

What is Lapid’s Position on Jerusalem? January 23, 2013 9:56 am

What is Lapid’s Position on Jerusalem?

The big surprise of Israel’s election is the rise of Yair Lapid’s Yesh Atid (There...

Enshrining Ideologies: Egypt and the U.S. January 23, 2013 1:18 am

Enshrining Ideologies: Egypt and the U.S.

For days now, the twittersphere and even the mainstream media have been agog at the anti-Semitism...

Obama Needs to Realize It’s Not About the Palestinians January 23, 2013 12:05 am

Obama Needs to Realize It’s Not About the Palestinians

President Obama’s criticism of Prime Minister Netanyahu — on the eve of the Jan. 22,...

Netanyahu: ‘Obama Knows Israelis Determine What Their Interests Are’ January 22, 2013 8:45 am

Netanyahu: ‘Obama Knows Israelis Determine What Their Interests Are’

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who is still expected to win Israel’s election...

Film Director Goes to the Fans for Hebrew Hammer Sequel January 22, 2013 2:07 am

Film Director Goes to the Fans for Hebrew Hammer Sequel

When Jonathan Kesselman wrote the script for The Hebrew Hammer , he couldn’t have imagined...

The New Middle East Paradigm January 22, 2013 12:10 am

The New Middle East Paradigm

In 1996, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan convened an international forum at the Hashimiyya...

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  • Book Reviews Jewish Identity A Holistic Look at the Rebbe’s Life and Career (REVIEW)

    A Holistic Look at the Rebbe’s Life and Career (REVIEW)

    Did you know that in the entire Bible, only one birthday is mentioned and it is that of Pharaoh? And did you know that according to some scientists, by accepting Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity, it is impossible to prove or disprove that the sun is the gravitational center of our solar system? In his new book, REBBE, best-selling author Joseph Telushkin reveals many surprising and sometimes shocking details as he chronicles the life and teachings of the charismatic Rabbi [...]

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  • Food Mitzvos New Jerusalem Eatery’s Uniform Pricing Seeks to ‘Help People Make It’

    New Jerusalem Eatery’s Uniform Pricing Seeks to ‘Help People Make It’

    JNS.org – Omelet sandwich: 5 shekels. Iced coffee: 5 shekels. Tuna sandwich: 5 shekels. Fresh-squeezed orange juice: 5 shekels. Cheese bureka: 5 shekels. There’s plenty more on the Cofizz menu, but you get the idea. Dani Mizrahi and Amir Amshalm, two Israeli men in their early 30s, asked themselves: Why not launch a take-out food joint in busy neighborhoods around Jerusalem where everything—and that means everything—goes for five shekels, or about $1.50. They’d seen the concept take off in Tel Aviv, where [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Israel New Primetime Drama ‘Tyrant’ Filmed Entirely in Israel (VIDEO)

    New Primetime Drama ‘Tyrant’ Filmed Entirely in Israel (VIDEO)

    The new FX Network drama Tyrant was shot entirely in Israel, just 10 miles north of Tel Aviv, Bloomberg News reported last Tuesday. Tyrant follows the life of an Arab dictator’s second son Barry, played by Adam Rayner, who reluctantly returns home to the Middle Eastern nation of his birth to join the family business away from his suburban life in America. The elaborate set production for the primetime drama included a crew of 300 and a reported cost of over $3 million [...]

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  • Arts and Culture US & Canada Supermodel: Jewish Mothers Are Constantly Trying to Set Me Up With Their Sons

    Supermodel: Jewish Mothers Are Constantly Trying to Set Me Up With Their Sons

    Skokie, Il-born 25-year-old Erin Heatherton (Erin Heather Bubley) is rocking the modeling world. And in a new interview accompanying a cover spread for Miami’s Ocean Drive magazine, she says Jewish moms are “constantly trying to set her up with their sons.” Imagine that – who would have thought? “The moms, they’re doing what they do. It doesn’t matter what country they live in, what city – grandmothers, too,” she admitted. “But I’m probably going to do that too one day.” Heatherton was [...]

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  • Education Israel First Ever: Turkish Academics to Visit Israel Holocaust Museum for Seminar

    First Ever: Turkish Academics to Visit Israel Holocaust Museum for Seminar

    Some 15 Turkish university professors and lecturers will take part in a first of its kind seminar at Holocaust museum Yad Vashem’s International School for Holocaust Studies starting next week. The trip is especially significant as Holocaust denial is rampant in the Arab world. A Palestinian professor was recently forced to resign after he led a trip to the Nazi extermination camp Auschwitz. Participants in the week-long program at Yad Vashem will experience in-depth tours of the museum’s archives and [...]

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  • Israel Music Guns N’ Roses Guitarist Rocks Solo Acoustic Version of Israeli National Anthem – Hatikva (VIDEO)

    Guns N’ Roses Guitarist Rocks Solo Acoustic Version of Israeli National Anthem – Hatikva (VIDEO)

    Ok, fans, question time. What do: Guns ‘n’ Roses shred-meister guitarist, Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (aka Ronald Jay Blumenthal), “Hard Rock Hotel”, “Las Vegas” and Israel’s ”Hatikva” (The Hope) national anthem… all have in common? I know, you’re probably thinking, “Hmm, ‘One of these things is not like the other,’ would fit in here,” right? Um, no, turns out. Caught backstage by blogger Darren Garnick at the swanky Vegas gig in early June, Thal, acoustic guitar in hand, fretted out a sweetly melodic [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Blogs David Letterman’s Sidekick on His ‘Dream Job,’ Jewish Upbringing

    David Letterman’s Sidekick on His ‘Dream Job,’ Jewish Upbringing

    JNS.org – A Jewish upbringing taught Paul Shaffer, David Letterman’s musical director and sidekick for 32 years, the value of giving back. After the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, Shaffer served as musical director for “The Concert for New York City,” and in 2012 he accompanied Adam Sandler in “12-12-12: The Concert for Sandy Relief,” a fundraiser for people affected by Hurricane Sandy. He was also the national spokesperson for Epilepsy Canada. “My mother taught by example,” Shaffer said in an [...]

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  • Jewish Identity Sports Coach David Blatt’s NBA Hiring Hailed as ‘Incredible’ for Jewish Community

    Coach David Blatt’s NBA Hiring Hailed as ‘Incredible’ for Jewish Community

    JNS.org – The National Basketball Association’s (NBA) Cleveland Cavaliers looked near and far during a five-week stretch for a head coach, and they finally found their man—in Israel. David Blatt, who coached Maccabi Tel Aviv to the Euroleague and Israeli league basketball championships this year, struck a deal to become the 20th coach in the history of the Cavaliers. The selection was immediately celebrated by basketball players Tamir Goodman and Mark Sack, both from the Cleveland area, and one of [...]

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