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Three American Teachers Slaughtered for Christian Faith in Muslim World December 13, 2013 11:23 am

Three American Teachers Slaughtered for Christian Faith in Muslim World

Why was Ronald Thomas Smith II, an American teaching at Benghazi’s International School,...

Dead Sea-Red Sea Pipeline is a Game Changer for Jewish-Muslim Relations December 13, 2013 11:20 am

Dead Sea-Red Sea Pipeline is a Game Changer for Jewish-Muslim Relations

The widely reported water sharing agreement this week between Israel, Jordan and the Palestinian...

Muslim Cleric Incites Children to ‘Slaughter’ Christians and Alawites in Syria December 12, 2013 10:06 am

Muslim Cleric Incites Children to ‘Slaughter’ Christians and Alawites in Syria

A video recently appeared of an Islamic Sunni cleric in Syria inciting Muslim schoolboys,...

Obama May be Chamberlain, But Israel is Not Czechoslovakia December 12, 2013 9:53 am

Obama May be Chamberlain, But Israel is Not Czechoslovakia

Now that we have absorbed the shock of Obama’s capitulation to the Iranians, it is time...

British Terrorist and Murderer Wanted to ‘Make it to Paradise’ December 12, 2013 2:10 am

British Terrorist and Murderer Wanted to ‘Make it to Paradise’

A British court Monday heard yet another first-hand statement that jihadist terrorist attacks...

Pro-Muslim Brotherhood Organization in U.S. Has Strong Ties to Terrorism December 11, 2013 12:18 pm

Pro-Muslim Brotherhood Organization in U.S. Has Strong Ties to Terrorism

A new group advocating for the restoration of Muslim Brotherhood power in Egypt held a briefing...

Have the West and Iran Really Reached Rapprochement? December 11, 2013 12:16 pm

Have the West and Iran Really Reached Rapprochement?

When describing the significance of the Geneva understandings between Iran and the P5+1 (the...

Israel, Jordan, and PA Sign Historic Red Sea-Dead Sea Pipeline Agreement December 11, 2013 11:59 am

Israel, Jordan, and PA Sign Historic Red Sea-Dead Sea Pipeline Agreement

Israel, Jordan, and the Palestinian Authority signed an agreement to build a water pipeline...

Verification is the Elephant in the Room in the Iranian Nuke Deal December 10, 2013 2:26 pm

Verification is the Elephant in the Room in the Iranian Nuke Deal

Verifying compliance with nuclear arms-control and nonproliferation agreements is undeniably...

Gilad Shalit to Run Jerusalem Marathon December 10, 2013 2:02 pm

Gilad Shalit to Run Jerusalem Marathon

Q: How do you know if someone has run a marathon? A: They’ll tell you. I know this joke...

Flying Through History: Israeli Stamps Commemorate 100 Years of Aviation December 10, 2013 1:57 pm

Flying Through History: Israeli Stamps Commemorate 100 Years of Aviation

One hundred years ago, French aviator Jules Vedrines landed his Bleriot monoplane in the pre-state...

Waiting for (Gal) Gadot December 9, 2013 1:16 am

Waiting for (Gal) Gadot

It was the year of the wrecking ball. From Miley’s twerks to Lady Gaga’s whacked out...

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  • Arts and Culture US & Canada Lena Dunham Responds to Charges of Antisemitism: It was Just a Jew Joke

    Lena Dunham Responds to Charges of Antisemitism: It was Just a Jew Joke

    “Girls” creator Lena Dunham responded on Tuesday to charges of antisemitism over an article she had penned for the New Yorker, saying it was all in good humor. Speaking to Variety, Dunham reflected on her “tight-knit Jewish family, where Jew jokes were part of the essential fiber of our communication.” The article Dunham referred to was called “Dog or Jewish Boyfriend? A Quiz,” with options such as “He doesn’t Tip” and “He’s Crazy for Cream Cheese.” Among Dunham’s critics, Anti-Defamation [...]

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  • Sports US & Canada Former NBA Star Tweets Article About Jewish Conspiracy to Control Global Media

    Former NBA Star Tweets Article About Jewish Conspiracy to Control Global Media

    Retired NBA player Keyon Dooling tweeted a link on Wednesday to a wildly antisemitic article that accuses Jews of seizing control of the world’s media and using it to promote their own interests. The article, published by an obscure blog in April 2013, highlights six companies it claims are owned by Jews — such as Time Warner, Inc. and the Walt Disney Company – that allegedly “control 96 percent of the world’s media.”  The post includes allegations of “Jewish control” and says [...]

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  • Sports US & Canada Rosh Hashanah Won’t Keep the Giants’ Geoff Schwartz From Season Opener

    Rosh Hashanah Won’t Keep the Giants’ Geoff Schwartz From Season Opener

    New York Giants offensive guard Geoff Schwartz responded to an outcry from Jewish fans on Tuesday, saying he will go ahead and play in the season opener despite the fact that it falls on the first night of Rosh Hashanah. “Keep getting tweets about that being the first night of Rosh Hashanah… Don’t know what I’m supposed to tell you. It’s a tough break,” the Jewish athlete wrote, referring to the Giants’ on-the-road game against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, Sept. [...]

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  • Jewish Identity Sports Jewish Coach David Blatt Has NBA’s Cavaliers Surging at Playoff Time

    Jewish Coach David Blatt Has NBA’s Cavaliers Surging at Playoff Time

    JNS.org – When David Blatt was hired as head coach of the National Basketball Association’s Cleveland Cavaliers last June, he was not often recognized when he walked the streets of downtown Cleveland. What a difference a year makes. Now, Blatt can go few places without being recognized. For good reason. The Jewish coach has the Cavaliers in the mix to win the city of Cleveland’s first championship in a major sport since the Browns won the National Football League title in [...]

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  • Europe Sports Croatian Soccer Star’s Hebrew Tattoo Causes a Stir Online

    Croatian Soccer Star’s Hebrew Tattoo Causes a Stir Online

    A Hebrew tattoo sported by Croatian soccer star Mario Mandzukic became an internet sensation in Israel after it was exposed on Tuesday during a Champions League match between Ateltico Madrid and Real Madrid A first glance, the tattoo, on the athlete’s back, might leave one with the impression that it was an unfortunate artistic mistake, since the Hebrew letters do not make sense as they are written. However, a closer look at the tattoo shows that it was actually written [...]

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  • Blogs Theater Why an Algemeiner Editor Wrote a Play About a Mass Shooter

    Why an Algemeiner Editor Wrote a Play About a Mass Shooter

    For the past two years, I have served as Opinion Editor at The Algemeiner. I’m perhaps most proud of the paper’s commitment to publishing diverse and opposing viewpoints on the controversial issues of the day. We pride ourselves on voicing different opinions because we know that most issues are not black and white, and because our community is better served by a public debate. In my life outside of the paper, I am a professional actor and playwright. And similarly, [...]

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  • Book Reviews Commentary In ‘America in Retreat,’ a Real-Life Risk Board

    In ‘America in Retreat,’ a Real-Life Risk Board

    JNS.org – “Risk: The Game of Strategic Conquest,” the classic Parker Brothers board game, requires imperial ambitions. Players imagine empires and are pitted against each other, vying for world domination. Amid this fictional world war, beginners learn fast that no matter the superiority of their army, every advance is a gamble determined by a roll of the dice. After a defeat, a player must retreat. Weighted reinforcement cards provide the only opportunity to reverse a player’s fortunes and resume the [...]

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  • Beliefs and concepts Sports Does Working Out With Other Jews Keep You Jewish?

    Does Working Out With Other Jews Keep You Jewish?

    JNS.org – For Daphna Krupp, her daily workout (excluding Shabbat) at the Jewish Community Center (JCC or “J”) of Greater Baltimore has become somewhat of a ritual. She not only attends fitness classes but also engages with the instructors and plugs the J’s social programs on her personal Facebook page. “It’s the gym and the environment,” says Krupp. “It’s a great social network.” Krupp, who lives in Pikesville, Md., is one of an estimated 1 million American Jewish members of more [...]

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