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Marco Rubio vs. Pope Francis May 15, 2015 11:35 am

Marco Rubio vs. Pope Francis

JNS.org – U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), a Republican candidate for president,...

Israel’s New Government is Not ‘By’ or ‘For’ the People May 15, 2015 11:34 am

Israel’s New Government is Not ‘By’ or ‘For’ the People

The political horse-trading in Israel that was seen over the past eight weeks, which went...

The UK General Election and the Jews May 14, 2015 5:46 pm

The UK General Election and the Jews

The result of the recent UK General Election is that the Conservatives, under Prime Minister...

Will Antisemitic Literature at Arab Book Fairs Aid Recruitment to Terrorism? May 14, 2015 4:07 pm

Will Antisemitic Literature at Arab Book Fairs Aid Recruitment to Terrorism?

Arab book fairs give us a unique insight into the obsessive-compulsive nature of antisemitism. This...

Brandeis Must Explain its Selective Support for Free Speech May 14, 2015 3:13 pm

Brandeis Must Explain its Selective Support for Free Speech

A year after disinviting human rights advocate Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Brandeis University has...

Global Antisemitism Continues Escalating May 13, 2015 1:53 pm

Global Antisemitism Continues Escalating

This week, the Foreign Ministry and the Diaspora Affairs Ministry are jointly sponsoring the...

Fuel-Up Nation: Israel Has Robust Presence at Major Oil and Gas Trade Show May 13, 2015 10:26 am

Fuel-Up Nation: Israel Has Robust Presence at Major Oil and Gas Trade Show

JNS.org - Given Israel’s well-documented penchant for innovation, it was only a matter...

Islamists Hack Another Heroic, Secular Writer to Death in Bangladesh May 13, 2015 10:24 am

Islamists Hack Another Heroic, Secular Writer to Death in Bangladesh

For the third time this year, Islamist radicals in Bangladesh have hacked a secular writer...

Israeli Soldiers Angered by ‘Breaking the Silence’ Claims Against IDF May 12, 2015 3:57 pm

Israeli Soldiers Angered by ‘Breaking the Silence’ Claims Against IDF

A group of former IDF soldiers, incensed by an Israeli NGO’s claims that they abused...

George Galloway and the ‘Vile Zionist Hyenas’ May 12, 2015 1:54 pm

George Galloway and the ‘Vile Zionist Hyenas’

British MP George Galloway, friend to Hamas in Gaza, Saddam Hussein and Bashar al-Assad...

Report: Hamas Recruiting Students in Malaysia, Training Terrorists in Turkey May 12, 2015 1:50 pm

Report: Hamas Recruiting Students in Malaysia, Training Terrorists in Turkey

Hamas is actively recruiting Palestinians studying in Malaysia to join the terrorist organization,...

On Iran, Obama Isn’t the Problem May 11, 2015 2:41 pm

On Iran, Obama Isn’t the Problem

With the destabilizing influence of Iran spreading throughout the region and the meltdown...

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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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  • Europe Sports FIFA Head Says Israel Should Not be Booted From World Soccer Association

    FIFA Head Says Israel Should Not be Booted From World Soccer Association

    JNS.org – Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) head Sepp Blatter said during a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that contrary to Palestinian complaints, Israel has not violated any FIFA statutes and should not be suspended from international soccer’s governing body. “We should not come to one federation saying we will exclude them,” said Blatter, the Jerusalem Post reported. “If the national association is fulfilling its obligations then there is no need to intervene,” he said. “I’m on a [...]

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  • Featured Middle East Sports Jewish Rights Group Slams Palestinian Attempts to Suspend Israel From FIFA

    Jewish Rights Group Slams Palestinian Attempts to Suspend Israel From FIFA

    Jewish human rights group the Simon Wiesenthal Center (SWC) said on Tuesday it was “appalled” by a Palestinian Football Association initiative to suspend Israel from FIFA, calling it another “front waged in the context of the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) campaign.” “We are appalled at the temerity of the Palestinan Football Association (PFA) demand that FIFA suspend Israel at your forthcoming Congress in Zurich,” wrote the group’s international relations director, Dr. Shimon Samuels, in a letter to FIFA President Joseph [...]

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  • Theater US & Canada Star of Auschwitz Thriller Says ‘God Was Holding the Hand of Every Jew in the Gas Chamber’ (VIDEO)

    Star of Auschwitz Thriller Says ‘God Was Holding the Hand of Every Jew in the Gas Chamber’ (VIDEO)

    The lead actor in Son of Saul, an Auschwitz thriller featured at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, told the UK’s The Guardian that he believes God was “holding the hand” of each Jew who died in the Nazi gas chambers during the Holocaust. “I do not for one nanosecond like to pretend that God is off the hook. He could and should have stopped it at a much earlier stage,” Géza Röhrig, 48, said. ”But I would not be able to get [...]

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  • Music Backstreet Boys Singer Howie D Gushes Over Masada During Israel Trip

    Backstreet Boys Singer Howie D Gushes Over Masada During Israel Trip

    Backstreet Boys singer Howie Dorough took to Instagram on Tuesday to marvel about climbing the famed Masada fortress with his band during their visit to Israel, where they will perform this week for the first time. The group’s second day of sightseeing in the Jewish state included the Masada hike, and taking a mud bath at the Dead Sea. A picture from the band’s official Twitter page shows the five singers covered in mud. While relaxing in the Dead Sea, [...]

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  • Book Reviews US & Canada ‘Arms and the Dudes:’ New Book, Film Detail How Ex-Orthodox Yeshiva Guys Became Top Suppliers for Afghan Army

    ‘Arms and the Dudes:’ New Book, Film Detail How Ex-Orthodox Yeshiva Guys Became Top Suppliers for Afghan Army

    A new book and its upcoming film adaptation tell the true story of how three former yeshiva students who habitually smoked marijuana scored a $300 million contract from the U.S. government to supply weapons for the Afghan Army, the New York Daily News reported on Sunday. Arms and the Dudes details how the Miami Beach potheads became “the most unlikely gunrunners in history,” according to the book’s author, investigative reporter Guy Lawson. The tale begins with Efraim Diveroli, nephew of [...]

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