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The Road From Qatar to the Gaza Strip October 20, 2014 6:59 am

The Road From Qatar to the Gaza Strip

In a recent speech, Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Ron Prosor mentioned the central...

How the U.S. Agreed and Then Refused to Help Find a Missing IDF Soldier October 20, 2014 6:59 am

How the U.S. Agreed and Then Refused to Help Find a Missing IDF Soldier

For the IDF, it was one of the bloodiest battles of the entire war with Hamas. On July 19...

John Kerry Says ISIS Recruits Motivated by Israeli-Palestinian Conflict October 19, 2014 12:25 pm

John Kerry Says ISIS Recruits Motivated by Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Israeli government officials are fuming over remarks made by Secretary of State John Kerry Thursday...

Ending the Plight of Palestinian Refugees October 19, 2014 12:24 am

Ending the Plight of Palestinian Refugees

During the donor conference recently held in Cairo, the U.S., EU, and other countries pledged...

New Poll: Hamas Losing Support in Gaza, Winning it in West Bank October 15, 2014 11:56 am

New Poll: Hamas Losing Support in Gaza, Winning it in West Bank

A new poll by the Arab World for Research and Development shows that support for Hamas is...

Is the Status Quo Sustainable? October 15, 2014 11:55 am

Is the Status Quo Sustainable?

Israelis from all sides of the political spectrum desperately yearn that their dream of...

Israel Prepares for When Syrian Jihadis Turn Their Guns South October 15, 2014 11:43 am

Israel Prepares for When Syrian Jihadis Turn Their Guns South

If you ask Israeli defense officials today about Islamic State (IS) and Al-Nusra Front members...

Why is Congress Funding Biased Reports on the Middle East? October 15, 2014 11:37 am

Why is Congress Funding Biased Reports on the Middle East?

In return for receiving taxpayer funds for foreign regional studies, universities must agree,...

Protest the ‘Death of Klinghoffer’ on Monday Night at Lincoln Center October 15, 2014 12:55 am

Protest the ‘Death of Klinghoffer’ on Monday Night at Lincoln Center

On October 21, 1985, before a crowded sanctuary of mourners at the funeral of Leon Klinghoffer...

Bringing Movies and Tourists to Israel October 15, 2014 12:04 am

Bringing Movies and Tourists to Israel

A few months ago it was announced that the Israeli government was allocating $4 million, in...

Guardian Fails to Report Anti-Semitic Comment by Tory MP October 14, 2014 1:53 pm

Guardian Fails to Report Anti-Semitic Comment by Tory MP

Last night in London, British lawmakers passed a non-binding resolution recommending that...

Ben Affleck Misunderstands the Middle East October 14, 2014 1:53 pm

Ben Affleck Misunderstands the Middle East

The value of actor Ben Affleck’s recent outbursts in defense of Islam on HBO’s Real...

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  • Arts and Culture US & Canada ‘Death of Klinghoffer’ Actress Compares Met Opera to ‘Schindler’s List’

    ‘Death of Klinghoffer’ Actress Compares Met Opera to ‘Schindler’s List’

    An actress starring in the controversial Met Opera The Death of Klinghoffer defended the show on Tuesday by comparing it to the 1993 Holocaust film Schindler’s List, New York Post reported. “To me, this was like [the movie] Schindler’s List. We make art so people won’t forget,’’ said the actress, who plays a captured passenger in the show and asked not to be identified. The Met Opera focuses on the infamous murder of Lower East Side Jewish resident Leon Klinghoffer, 69. The wheelchair-bound father of [...]

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  • Analysis Arts and Culture Beyond ‘Klinghoffer’: Opera’s Composer, Librettist Have Broader Jewish Problem

    Beyond ‘Klinghoffer’: Opera’s Composer, Librettist Have Broader Jewish Problem

    JNS.org – One of the most controversial operas in recent memory, “The Death of Klinghoffer,” debuted Oct. 20 at New York’s Metropolitan Opera. The Met has scheduled seven more performances through November. The first staging did not occur without protest, as about 400 demonstrators—including Jewish communal and nationally recognized leaders—came to Lincoln Center to denounce the anti-Jewish and anti-Israel opera. “Klinghoffer,” the creation of composer John Adams and librettist Alice Goodman, premiered in 1991—with few additional stagings. The opera is based [...]

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  • Arts and Culture US & Canada Israeli Actress Gal Gadot in Talks to Star in Ben-Hur Remake

    Israeli Actress Gal Gadot in Talks to Star in Ben-Hur Remake

    Israeli actress Gal Gadot is in negotiations to take on the female lead role in the remake of the 1959 classic Ben-Hur, according to The Hollywood Reporter. If the deal is finalized Gadot will play Esther, a slave and Ben-Hur’s love interest. Actor Jack Huston will star as the Jewish prince who is betrayed into slavery by his childhood friend Messala, played by Toby Kebbell. Ben-Hur fights for his freedom and vengeance with the help of Morgan Freeman’s character, who trains Ben-Hur how to win at chariot-racing. [...]

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  • Jewish Identity Sports Young Israelis Try to Crowd-Fund Their Way to Major League Baseball Playoffs

    Young Israelis Try to Crowd-Fund Their Way to Major League Baseball Playoffs

    JNS.org – Baseball, hot dogs, and apple pie are the American dream. So why do two young men who have built their lives in Israel have a GoFundMe crowd-funding webpage with the urgent message that they need $3,000 to travel to the U.S. to watch the Kansas City Royals and Baltimore Orioles square off for Major League Baseball’s (MLB) American League championship? Brothers Naftali and Yoni Schwartz, 27 and 25, respectively, are Kansas City natives. Even though they made aliyah with their [...]

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  • Blogs Sports Race Cars Speed Through Jerusalem in Amazing Exhibition

    Race Cars Speed Through Jerusalem in Amazing Exhibition

    Some 3,000 years ago, King David probably never imagined cars racing at 240 kilometers per hour (150 miles per hour) through the ancient capital of the Jewish people. But on Monday and Tuesday, October 6-7, thousands of Israelis lined the streets to watch Porsche, Audi, and Ferrari race cars fly through the capital against the backdrop of the Tower of David, the Old City Walls, and other city landmarks. The second annual non-competitive Jerusalem Formula One Road Show had been [...]

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  • Israel Sports NBA Superstar LeBron James Says He Wants to Visit Israel

    NBA Superstar LeBron James Says He Wants to Visit Israel

    Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James expressed interest in visiting Israel someday, local news site Cleveland.com reported on Sunday. Speaking to Israeli reporters before the Cleveland Cavaliers’ preseason debut against Maccabi Tel Aviv, the NBA star said he had never visited the Jewish state but “I want to look forward to going there if I get an opportunity to.” When asked by an Israeli reporter if there was “any chance that LeBron James and Cleveland comes to Tel Aviv,” the athlete said [...]

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  • Sports US & Canada Florida Rabbi Dominates Former Basketball Star Congressman in Hoops Showdown (VIDEO)

    Florida Rabbi Dominates Former Basketball Star Congressman in Hoops Showdown (VIDEO)

    A Florida-based Chabad rabbi put former basketball star, U.S. Congressman Curt Clawson to shame on the court when the two faced off one-on-one recently. A YouTube video, posted online on Tuesday, shows Rabbi Fishel Zaklos of Chabad of Naples shooting hoops with the Florida politician, who played basketball in high school and at Purdue University in Indiana. The game took place in the parking lot of the Chabad Jewish center run by Zaklos. During the 1-minute clip, Zaklos scores two impressive [...]

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  • Sports US & Canada David Blatt’s Cleveland Cavaliers Rout Maccabi Tel Aviv, 107-80

    David Blatt’s Cleveland Cavaliers Rout Maccabi Tel Aviv, 107-80

    JNS.org – Less than five months after leading Maccabi Tel Aviv to its sixth European basketball title, David Blatt, now the head coach of the NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers, routed his former team in an exhibition game on Sunday, with the Cavaliers dominating Maccabi 107-80 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. The 20,562 fans in attendance witnessed Lebron James’s first appearance in a Cavaliers uniform since he left the club in free agency for the Miami Heat four years ago. [...]

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