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UN Chief Spurns Israel in Hour of Need July 23, 2014 10:55 am

UN Chief Spurns Israel in Hour of Need

It is hard to imagine two more unwelcome, uninvited visitors to Israel in the middle of a...

Truly Understanding UNRWA July 22, 2014 8:35 pm

Truly Understanding UNRWA

The Palestinian refugee issue has been around since 1948. UNRWA, the United Nations institution...

Hot Mic, Cold Shoulder July 22, 2014 10:52 am

Hot Mic, Cold Shoulder

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is coming to Israel on Tuesday, following a visit to...

Palestinian U.N. Envoy: Rockets Launched at Israel ‘Crime Against Humanity’ (VIDEO) July 22, 2014 10:33 am

Palestinian U.N. Envoy: Rockets Launched at Israel ‘Crime Against Humanity’ (VIDEO)

JNS.org – Palestinian envoy to the United Nations Ibrahim Khraishi gave an Arabic television...

Are Millions of People Really Protesting Israel? July 21, 2014 3:49 pm

Are Millions of People Really Protesting Israel?

RT, the Russian government’s news network – and successor to the Soviet-era Pravda –...

Uncanny Similarities: Lebanon 2006, Gaza 2014 July 21, 2014 2:59 pm

Uncanny Similarities: Lebanon 2006, Gaza 2014

Exactly eight years ago, on July 21, 2006, Major Benji Hillman, 27, of Raanana was buried...

Revealed: Hamas’ Media Strategy for Gaza War July 21, 2014 12:39 pm

Revealed: Hamas’ Media Strategy for Gaza War

With the ground war in Gaza growing in force each day, the battle for hearts and minds becomes...

Two Lone Soldiers From U.S. Among the 13 Israelis Who Fell in Gaza July 20, 2014 7:03 pm

Two Lone Soldiers From U.S. Among the 13 Israelis Who Fell in Gaza

TEL AVIV – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed the Israeli public at the Defense...

Democratic Congressman Calls Out Qatar’s Hamas Support on Al-Jazeera America July 20, 2014 6:58 pm

Democratic Congressman Calls Out Qatar’s Hamas Support on Al-Jazeera America

A congressman’s recent criticism of Al-Jazeera America’s Qatari owners –...

Hundreds Attend Prayer Rally Held for IDF Soldiers at Western Wall July 20, 2014 11:38 am

Hundreds Attend Prayer Rally Held for IDF Soldiers at Western Wall

JERUSALEM – A massive prayer rally was held at the Western Wall on Saturday night, as...

After Jon Stewart Goes to Bat for Gaza, Hillary Clinton Puts Him in His Place July 18, 2014 7:51 pm

After Jon Stewart Goes to Bat for Gaza, Hillary Clinton Puts Him in His Place

A day after Jewish comedian Jon Stewart caused outrage with a segment on his Daily Show on...

Why America? July 18, 2014 1:25 pm

Why America?

Once again I need distraction from the painful world we live in. Who asked Hamas to send salvos...

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  • Jewish Identity Sports LeBron James’ New Coach Shaped by Summer on Kibbutz and Jewish ‘Life Lessons’

    LeBron James’ New Coach Shaped by Summer on Kibbutz and Jewish ‘Life Lessons’

    JNS.org – Influenced by his Jewish upbringing and a summer on a kibbutz, basketball coach David Blatt is embarking on his highest-profile challenge yet: coaching LeBron James, the four-time National Basketball Association (NBA) Most Valuable Player who has made waves for returning to his hometown Cleveland Cavaliers. After guiding Israel’s storied Maccabi Tel Aviv basketball franchise to its 51st Israeli league championship and 6th Euroleague title this past season, Blatt landed the Cavaliers head-coaching job in June. Just weeks later, [...]

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  • Food Jewish Identity Young Syrian Jewish Restauranteur Continues a Family Legacy

    Young Syrian Jewish Restauranteur Continues a Family Legacy

    JNS.org – At the turn of the century, a young Jewish immigrant arrived in New York. So begins the history of many American Jewish families. It is 27-year-old Albert Allaham’s story, too, with a few unusual twists. Albert’s “century” is the 21st—he arrived almost 100 years after the massive waves of European Jewish immigration. Rather than coming from a small town along the Danube river, his shtetl was Damascus. His first American business was not a pushcart on the Lower East [...]

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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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