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Proportionality – Number of Israeli Airstrikes About the Same as Number of Gaza Rockets July 14, 2014 2:26 pm

Proportionality – Number of Israeli Airstrikes About the Same as Number of Gaza Rockets

According to the Gaza NGO Safety Office, there have been nearly 1,100 Israeli airstrikes...

Hamas Killers Love Soccer, Who Knew? July 14, 2014 12:31 pm

Hamas Killers Love Soccer, Who Knew?

The terrorists of Hamas took a couple of hours off from trying to kill Jews on Sunday in...

Obama’s Shameful and Unending Hypocrisy on Israel July 14, 2014 12:40 am

Obama’s Shameful and Unending Hypocrisy on Israel

We are now reconciled to the fact that in any conflict — even when we are exercising our...

Israel Remains Remarkably Moral July 14, 2014 12:35 am

Israel Remains Remarkably Moral

Israelis were traumatized in recent weeks by the kidnapping and murder of three Israeli youths...

Fatah Responds to Hamas Criticism: ‘We’re Terrorists Too’ (VIDEO) July 14, 2014 12:34 am

Fatah Responds to Hamas Criticism: ‘We’re Terrorists Too’ (VIDEO)

From the Wall Street Journal: There were also signs Saturday that a unity government meant...

Hamas Hackers Take Over Israeli Domino’s Pizza Facebook Page, Hilarity Ensues July 13, 2014 12:09 pm

Hamas Hackers Take Over Israeli Domino’s Pizza Facebook Page, Hilarity Ensues

Earlier today, Hamas managed to take over a major Israeli website. Domino’s Pizza’s...

BBC News Website Report Downplays Hamas’ Nuclear Terrorism July 13, 2014 11:44 am

BBC News Website Report Downplays Hamas’ Nuclear Terrorism

On July 9th the BBC News website published an article titled “Israel ‘to intensify Gaza...

As World Champions Abbas, Fatah Glorifies Female Terrorists on Facebook Page July 13, 2014 12:21 am

As World Champions Abbas, Fatah Glorifies Female Terrorists on Facebook Page

As Hamas continues to fire rockets at Israel’s major cities, Fatah has posted a new video...

The Washington Post Twists the Truth to Protect Hamas July 13, 2014 12:18 am

The Washington Post Twists the Truth to Protect Hamas

In Friday’s Washington Post print edition, a headline blared, “Netanyahu rules...

Report: Israel Faced Over 1 Million Cyber Attacks on First Day of Operation ‘Protective Edge’ July 13, 2014 12:10 am

Report: Israel Faced Over 1 Million Cyber Attacks on First Day of Operation ‘Protective Edge’

Escalating Gaza rocket attacks against Israel have been accompanied by a major spike in cyber...

Times Square Billboard Commemorating Slain Israeli Teens Prompts Outpouring of Support (PHOTO) July 12, 2014 11:39 pm

Times Square Billboard Commemorating Slain Israeli Teens Prompts Outpouring of Support (PHOTO)

The rabbi of an Upper West Side synagogue, which funded a billboard in the heart of Times...

Despite Rocket Attacks, Israel Continues to Provide Gaza With Supplies and Fuel July 12, 2014 11:19 pm

Despite Rocket Attacks, Israel Continues to Provide Gaza With Supplies and Fuel

Despite hundreds of rocket attacks on Israeli cities by Gaza based terror group Hamas, Israel...

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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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  • Arts and Culture Blogs David Letterman’s Sidekick on His ‘Dream Job,’ Jewish Upbringing

    David Letterman’s Sidekick on His ‘Dream Job,’ Jewish Upbringing

    JNS.org – A Jewish upbringing taught Paul Shaffer, David Letterman’s musical director and sidekick for 32 years, the value of giving back. After the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, Shaffer served as musical director for “The Concert for New York City,” and in 2012 he accompanied Adam Sandler in “12-12-12: The Concert for Sandy Relief,” a fundraiser for people affected by Hurricane Sandy. He was also the national spokesperson for Epilepsy Canada. “My mother taught by example,” Shaffer said in an [...]

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  • Jewish Identity Sports Coach David Blatt’s NBA Hiring Hailed as ‘Incredible’ for Jewish Community

    Coach David Blatt’s NBA Hiring Hailed as ‘Incredible’ for Jewish Community

    JNS.org – The National Basketball Association’s (NBA) Cleveland Cavaliers looked near and far during a five-week stretch for a head coach, and they finally found their man—in Israel. David Blatt, who coached Maccabi Tel Aviv to the Euroleague and Israeli league basketball championships this year, struck a deal to become the 20th coach in the history of the Cavaliers. The selection was immediately celebrated by basketball players Tamir Goodman and Mark Sack, both from the Cleveland area, and one of [...]

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