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Uncertain Future for U.S. Export-Import Bank, Which Lends to Israeli Companies August 21, 2014 8:51 pm

Uncertain Future for U.S. Export-Import Bank, Which Lends to Israeli Companies

JNS.org – For the first time in 80 years, the United States could find itself without...

Dovid Efune on i24 News: Obama Should Not be ‘Agitating’ While Israel is Under Fire (VIDEO) August 21, 2014 2:23 pm

Dovid Efune on i24 News: Obama Should Not be ‘Agitating’ While Israel is Under Fire (VIDEO)

The Obama administration should not be pushing its agenda on Israel while the Jewish state’s...

HRW’s Ken Roth Explicitly Supports Hamas War Crimes August 21, 2014 2:21 am

HRW’s Ken Roth Explicitly Supports Hamas War Crimes

Ken Roth, of Human Rights Watch, recently tweeted this: “Can you tell if Hamas tunnel...

Despite Anti-Semitism, Hungarian Camp Shows Signs of Vibrant Jewish Life August 21, 2014 2:07 am

Despite Anti-Semitism, Hungarian Camp Shows Signs of Vibrant Jewish Life

JNS.org - The 70-year-old, post-Holocaust taboo of expressing anti-Semitic views started...

How a Muslim is Working With Jews to Save Christians in the Middle East August 21, 2014 12:08 am

How a Muslim is Working With Jews to Save Christians in the Middle East

Kasim Hafeez understands hate. Growing up with a father who believed “Hitler was a great...

Terrorist Listed as 13-Year-Old Civilian by ‘Human Rights’ Orgs (UPDATE) August 20, 2014 11:34 am

Terrorist Listed as 13-Year-Old Civilian by ‘Human Rights’ Orgs (UPDATE)

The Hamas Interior Ministry reported (Al Jazeera link) that 13-year-old Ibrahim Jamal Kamal...

Islamic State Beheads One American, Promises to Kill Second August 20, 2014 9:55 am

Islamic State Beheads One American, Promises to Kill Second

Islamic State terrorists made good Tuesday on threats to kill Americans if President Obama...

Report: Qatar Threatened to Deport Hamas Leader Mashaal if he Agreed to Egypt Cease-Fire Proposal August 20, 2014 9:50 am

Report: Qatar Threatened to Deport Hamas Leader Mashaal if he Agreed to Egypt Cease-Fire Proposal

JNS.org – The continuation of the conflict between Israel and Hamas in Gaza is again...

Israel Disrupts Hamas Plot to Topple Palestinian Authority August 20, 2014 9:47 am

Israel Disrupts Hamas Plot to Topple Palestinian Authority

An extensive Hamas plot to topple the Fatah-ruled Palestinian Authority (PA) in the West Bank...

Amid Gaza War, Obama’s True Colors Finally Revealed August 20, 2014 12:28 am

Amid Gaza War, Obama’s True Colors Finally Revealed

When I first glanced at the headline on yesterday’s Jerusalem Online and reports in...

Ze’ev Jabotinsky Would Take on Iran and Hamas August 18, 2014 10:20 pm

Ze’ev Jabotinsky Would Take on Iran and Hamas

Ze’ev Jabotinsky was a Zionist prophet who worked tirelessly to create the first Jewish...

The Terrorist in the ‘Righteous Gentile’ Family House August 17, 2014 3:45 pm

The Terrorist in the ‘Righteous Gentile’ Family House

This story was on the front page of the New York Times and has been reported all over. The...

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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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