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Algemeiner Editor Dovid Efune: Obama, Kerry Talk to Israel ‘Mafia Style’ (VIDEO) May 1, 2014 8:37 am

Algemeiner Editor Dovid Efune: Obama, Kerry Talk to Israel ‘Mafia Style’ (VIDEO)

The Obama administration’s penchant for predicting various woes that it says may befall...

Two Israeli Companies Working to Protect 2014 World Cup in Brazil May 1, 2014 1:28 am

Two Israeli Companies Working to Protect 2014 World Cup in Brazil

Israel’s Risco Group, an industry leader in global security solutions, announced Wednesday...

CAIR’s Hypocrisy at American Colleges May 1, 2014 1:26 am

CAIR’s Hypocrisy at American Colleges

Earlier this month, the Muslim Students Association and the Council for American-Islamic Relations...

How Sports Can Shatter Israel’s Glass Ceiling April 30, 2014 12:30 am

How Sports Can Shatter Israel’s Glass Ceiling

JNS.org – Recent polls show that Israeli women earn 25 percent less than their male...

New Dedication to Israeli Artists Part of Iconic Tel Aviv Square’s Makeover April 30, 2014 12:17 am

New Dedication to Israeli Artists Part of Iconic Tel Aviv Square’s Makeover

JNS.org - Tel Aviv’s iconic King Albert Square is in the midst of a significant makeover. The...

Ukraine Shows NATO is Still the Answer April 30, 2014 12:11 am

Ukraine Shows NATO is Still the Answer

The continuing Ukraine crisis raises both a critical “what if?” question and a pressing...

Aging Rescuers of Holocaust Survivors Paid Debt of Gratitude April 29, 2014 12:20 am

Aging Rescuers of Holocaust Survivors Paid Debt of Gratitude

Thousands of non-Jews from across Europe and Eastern Europe saved Jewish lives from the horrors...

Abbas Shows True Colors in Merging With Hamas April 29, 2014 12:19 am

Abbas Shows True Colors in Merging With Hamas

On Wednesday, following the breakdown of “peace” negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian...

Signs of a Growing Split in Al Qaeda April 29, 2014 12:01 am

Signs of a Growing Split in Al Qaeda

A pledge signed by nine al-Qaeda commanders from Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, and Iran is the...

New York Times Says Abbas ‘Vilified’ for Challenging Number of Holocaust Victims April 28, 2014 11:54 am

New York Times Says Abbas ‘Vilified’ for Challenging Number of Holocaust Victims

As Israelis mark Holocaust Remembrance Day at ceremonies naming individuals among the 6 million...

BDS Movement Echoes Germany in the 1930s April 28, 2014 9:50 am

BDS Movement Echoes Germany in the 1930s

In the 1930s, thousands of Jewish professors were kicked out of German universities because...

Islamic Groups Try to Censure Free Speech at 9/11 Memorial April 28, 2014 12:24 am

Islamic Groups Try to Censure Free Speech at 9/11 Memorial

Two national Islamist organizations and other aligned Arab-American groups have hopped on...

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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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  • Sports US & Canada Jewish New York Giants Guard Plans to Fast on Yom Kippur

    Jewish New York Giants Guard Plans to Fast on Yom Kippur

    New York Giants offensive guard Geoff Schwartz said on Wednesday that he will not eat anything between sundown Friday and sundown Saturday in observation of Yom Kippur, ESPN reported. “If I was playing, I wouldn’t fast, because I’ve got to be able to fuel myself to play,” said the Jewish athlete, who is on short-term leave due to a toe injury. “But it’s not that tough, really. I’ll eat dinner at 5:00 Friday, then I’ll go to services and I’ll just [...]

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  • Book Reviews Personalities How a Jewish Leader With 3 Months to Live Created a ‘Seminar’ on Life

    How a Jewish Leader With 3 Months to Live Created a ‘Seminar’ on Life

    JNS.org – What would you do if you found out that you had only three more months to live? Gordon Zacks was a successful businessman, a leader of Jewish life, and a confidante and adviser to President George H.W. Bush. He knew that he had prostate cancer, but doctors advised him that it was very slow-growing and nothing to worry about. Then came the day when the doctors told him his cancer metastasized to his liver, and that he had [...]

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