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10 New Hollywood Movies That Aim to Show Support for Israel (SATIRE) August 28, 2014 7:17 pm

10 New Hollywood Movies That Aim to Show Support for Israel (SATIRE)

Ten major film studios are currently in production on projects that promote a decidedly pro-Israeli...

Hamas is Already Gearing Up for Another War August 28, 2014 7:08 pm

Hamas is Already Gearing Up for Another War

Amid a shaky and uncertain ceasefire with Hamas, Israelis did not celebrate in the streets...

Zara Pulls Holocaust Shirt From Stores, Issues Apology August 28, 2014 2:15 pm

Zara Pulls Holocaust Shirt From Stores, Issues Apology

JNS.org – The Spanish clothing store Zara has issued an apology for selling a child...

Eric Holder Asked to Extradite Hamas Official Involved in Murdering American Citizen August 27, 2014 10:34 am

Eric Holder Asked to Extradite Hamas Official Involved in Murdering American Citizen

Israeli civil rights attorney, Nitsana Darshan-Leitner, has sent a letter to Attorney General...

BBC News Absolves Hamas of Truce Violation, Amplifies its Propaganda – and Refrains From Naming its Victim August 27, 2014 9:52 am

BBC News Absolves Hamas of Truce Violation, Amplifies its Propaganda – and Refrains From Naming its Victim

Normally based in Dubai, Middle East business correspondent Mark Lobel appears to be the...

Losing Patience With Students for Justice in Palestine’s Anti-Semitism August 27, 2014 9:15 am

Losing Patience With Students for Justice in Palestine’s Anti-Semitism

JNS.org – A grand paradox exists within Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP). The...

Israeli Public Helps Save IDF Soldier Fighting for His Life August 27, 2014 8:59 am

Israeli Public Helps Save IDF Soldier Fighting for His Life

IDF Paratroopers Brigade soldier Shahar Shalev was critically wounded over a month ago in...

Hollywood Comes Together to Support Israel and Condemn Hamas August 26, 2014 1:19 pm

Hollywood Comes Together to Support Israel and Condemn Hamas

Nearly 200 of the entertainment industry’s biggest names have signed on to a statement...

Hamas: Israel’s Destruction Remains Ultimate Goal August 26, 2014 1:10 pm

Hamas: Israel’s Destruction Remains Ultimate Goal

To hear some Palestinian advocates, if Israel simply lifted its blockade on Gaza – aimed...

Jordan Accuses Hezbollah of Plotting Attacks on U.S., Israeli Targets August 26, 2014 10:53 am

Jordan Accuses Hezbollah of Plotting Attacks on U.S., Israeli Targets

Jordanian prosecutors charged eight people with planning to attack American soldiers and Israel’s...

Hamas Training Manual Tells Civilians to Hide Bombs and Weapons August 26, 2014 5:18 am

Hamas Training Manual Tells Civilians to Hide Bombs and Weapons

A Hamas training manual published by the engineering corps of the Al-Qassam Brigades, the...

Marathon Bombing Accomplice Pleads Guilty to Obstructing Investigation August 26, 2014 12:16 am

Marathon Bombing Accomplice Pleads Guilty to Obstructing Investigation

A close friend of suspected Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokar Tsarnaev pleaded guilty last week...

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  • Arts and Culture Jewish Identity How Jewish Television Pioneer Milton Berle Inspired Modern Comedy Stars

    How Jewish Television Pioneer Milton Berle Inspired Modern Comedy Stars

    JNS.org – Today’s comedy superstars, especially those whose careers are driven by television, may very well owe their success to pioneering Jewish entertainer Milton Berle. Born Mendel Berlinger in Manhattan in 1908, Berle became America’s first small-screen star. Aptly nicknamed “Mr. Television,” he influenced and helped promote the work of hundreds of younger comics. “Milton Berle was deceptively successful and very Jewish,” says Lawrence Epstein, author of The Haunted Smile: The Story of Jewish Comedians in America, published the year [...]

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  • Jewish Identity Sports Jewish ‘Hoops Whisperer’ a Secret Weapon for NBA Stars

    Jewish ‘Hoops Whisperer’ a Secret Weapon for NBA Stars

    JNS.org – Idan Ravin’s friends chipped in to buy him a humble but life-changing bar mitzvah gift—a basketball hoop his father attached to the roof of his garage. Little did his friends know that years later, he would be the personal trainer of National Basketball Association (NBA) stars Carmelo Anthony, Kevin Durant, Dwight Howard, and Stephen Curry. Ravin’s new book, “The Hoops Whisperer: On the Court and Inside the Head of Basketball’s Best Players,” details his rise from a Jewish upbringing [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Blogs 10 New Hollywood Movies That Aim to Show Support for Israel (SATIRE)

    10 New Hollywood Movies That Aim to Show Support for Israel (SATIRE)

    Ten major film studios are currently in production on projects that promote a decidedly pro-Israeli narrative. In famously liberal Hollywood, such a development has left mouths agape and set tongues a wagging. Since the Jewish State began defending itself from the thousands of rockets that Hamas has hurled at it – as well as ongoing terror attacks and murders, the overwhelming number of Tinseltown’s producers, directors, actors, and studio moguls have remained indifferent to the plight of millions of Israeli [...]

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  • Featured Israel Sports So Close: Israeli Judoka Loses Crown in World Cup Final, Finishes With Silver (VIDEO)

    So Close: Israeli Judoka Loses Crown in World Cup Final, Finishes With Silver (VIDEO)

    Israeli Judoka Yarden Gerbi (63kg), 25, of Netanya, on Thursday lost the final round at the Judo World Cup, and her world title to Clarisse Agbegnenou of France, at a match held in Russia. “I have mixed feelings,” Gerbi told Israeli Army radio. But, “I shouldn’t assume that I’d win the world Judo championship twice in a row,” she admitted. Gerbi won gold in Rio De Janeiro last year. “When I made my decision, I knew it was going to [...]

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  • Book Reviews Jewish Identity Surviving the Holocaust by Hiding Their Faith (REVIEW)

    Surviving the Holocaust by Hiding Their Faith (REVIEW)

    “Jews Out!” was just the name of a child’s game that three little girls played in World War II Europe. But all is not as it seems because the three girls were Jewish, but hiding their true identities. In award-winning author R. D. Rosen’s riveting non-fiction work, Such Good Girls, “Jews Out!” wasn’t a game; it was a struggle for survival. The girls, Sophie, Flora, and Carla, grew up at a time and a place that did not allow them [...]

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  • Music Personalities Twenty Years On, the Real and Radical Legacy of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach

    Twenty Years On, the Real and Radical Legacy of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach

    JNS.org – “He was part hippie, part yippie, part beatnik, and part New Age,” wrote Elli Wohlgelernter in a Jerusalem Post eulogy in 1994, following the Oct. 20 passing of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach. Twenty years later, more robust accounts of Carlebach’s life have come to the surface. Earlier this year, Natan Ophir published the book Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach: Life, Mission & Legacy. This past summer, Rabbi Shlomo Katz’s The Soul of Jerusalem hit the shelves. But even the authors will admit [...]

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  • Blogs Music Beatlemania Invades the Gaza Strip (SATIRE)

    Beatlemania Invades the Gaza Strip (SATIRE)

    As Hamas loses its grip on power in the Gaza Strip as a result of war, poverty and disillusionment, the Islamist terrorist group has developed an ingenious way to raise the morale of the 1.7 million Palestinian Arabs it was elected to serve. While currently focused on delivering a rocket into every Israeli home, Hamas has not left its own people behind. To gently wipe away the tears of children strategically placed inside kindergartens as human shields, the Hamas Interior Ministry [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Spirituality/Tradition Removing Jesus’ Jewish Identity From Artwork

    Removing Jesus’ Jewish Identity From Artwork

    In a strong statement that challenges the historic divide between Christianity and Judaism, Pope Francis recently proclaimed, “Inside every Christian is a Jew.” But if you look at Renaissance artworks that depict Jesus, you will not find any evidence of a Jew inside the Christianized Jesus — even though the Gospels in the New Testament tell us that Jesus was Jewish to the core. Getting that point across to the public is a daunting task, as I learned in interviews I [...]

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