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Palestinian University’s Dubious Stance on Democracy and Human Rights September 30, 2014 6:42 am

Palestinian University’s Dubious Stance on Democracy and Human Rights

In an article published Sunday, Amira Hass, the pro-Palestinian journalist for Haaretz, revealed...

Every War Must End September 30, 2014 6:39 am

Every War Must End

“Thirteen years ago this October, we started bombing Muslims in the Middle East. We’re...

Full Transcript: Prime Minister Netanyahu’s Speech at the United Nations General Assembly, 2014 (VIDEO) September 29, 2014 1:56 pm

Full Transcript: Prime Minister Netanyahu’s Speech at the United Nations General Assembly, 2014 (VIDEO)

Below is the full transcript of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s remarks before...

Saeb Erekat Doubles Down on Abbas’ Accusation That Israel Committed ‘Genocide’ September 29, 2014 6:55 am

Saeb Erekat Doubles Down on Abbas’ Accusation That Israel Committed ‘Genocide’

Well, it is official: The Palestinian Arab leadership is accusing Israel of genocide. After...

Why Does the Guardian Portray Hamas as a Victim of Israeli Aggression? September 29, 2014 6:42 am

Why Does the Guardian Portray Hamas as a Victim of Israeli Aggression?

“Our narrative has gained the upper hand in the media” – Hamas deputy...

Report: Extremist Who Was Part of Gaza Flotilla Killed in Syria September 28, 2014 7:19 pm

Report: Extremist Who Was Part of Gaza Flotilla Killed in Syria

A Turkish man who was part of a flotilla that violently tried to break Israel’s blockade...

Obama Must Enlist Social Media to Defeat ISIS September 28, 2014 4:04 pm

Obama Must Enlist Social Media to Defeat ISIS

President Obama has put some muscle behind his threat to “degrade and destroy” ISIS. Bombs...

Syrian Rebel Group: U.S. Weapons Great, Airstrikes Bad September 28, 2014 11:41 am

Syrian Rebel Group: U.S. Weapons Great, Airstrikes Bad

A group that reportedly has been supplied with American anti-tank guided TOW missiles has...

In the Public Relations World, Israel is Controversial, the Muslim Brotherhood is Not September 24, 2014 11:22 am

In the Public Relations World, Israel is Controversial, the Muslim Brotherhood is Not

The world of public relations is filled with constant pressures and moving parts. As CEO...

Turkey’s Erdogan Fails to Win Over New York City September 24, 2014 11:09 am

Turkey’s Erdogan Fails to Win Over New York City

The Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, appeared at an hour-long on-the-record event...

Highest Number of New Immigrants in Israel Are From Ukraine, Russia, and France September 24, 2014 10:36 am

Highest Number of New Immigrants in Israel Are From Ukraine, Russia, and France

The final group of new immigrants for the Jewish year of 5774 arrived in Israel on Monday. Some...

Palestinians Mourn Hamas Terrorists Suspected of Killing Israeli Boys September 23, 2014 4:13 pm

Palestinians Mourn Hamas Terrorists Suspected of Killing Israeli Boys

Thousands of Palestinians mourned the deaths Tuesday of two Palestinian men suspected of...

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  • Arts and Culture US & Canada Lena Dunham Responds to Charges of Antisemitism: It was Just a Jew Joke

    Lena Dunham Responds to Charges of Antisemitism: It was Just a Jew Joke

    “Girls” creator Lena Dunham responded on Tuesday to charges of antisemitism over an article she had penned for the New Yorker, saying it was all in good humor. Speaking to Variety, Dunham reflected on her “tight-knit Jewish family, where Jew jokes were part of the essential fiber of our communication.” The article Dunham referred to was called “Dog or Jewish Boyfriend? A Quiz,” with options such as “He doesn’t Tip” and “He’s Crazy for Cream Cheese.” Among Dunham’s critics, Anti-Defamation [...]

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  • Sports US & Canada Former NBA Star Tweets Article About Jewish Conspiracy to Control Global Media

    Former NBA Star Tweets Article About Jewish Conspiracy to Control Global Media

    Retired NBA player Keyon Dooling tweeted a link on Wednesday to a wildly antisemitic article that accuses Jews of seizing control of the world’s media and using it to promote their own interests. The article, published by an obscure blog in April 2013, highlights six companies it claims are owned by Jews — such as Time Warner, Inc. and the Walt Disney Company – that allegedly “control 96 percent of the world’s media.”  The post includes allegations of “Jewish control” and says [...]

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  • Sports US & Canada Rosh Hashanah Won’t Keep the Giants’ Geoff Schwartz From Season Opener

    Rosh Hashanah Won’t Keep the Giants’ Geoff Schwartz From Season Opener

    New York Giants offensive guard Geoff Schwartz responded to an outcry from Jewish fans on Tuesday, saying he will go ahead and play in the season opener despite the fact that it falls on the first night of Rosh Hashanah. “Keep getting tweets about that being the first night of Rosh Hashanah… Don’t know what I’m supposed to tell you. It’s a tough break,” the Jewish athlete wrote, referring to the Giants’ on-the-road game against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, Sept. [...]

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  • Jewish Identity Sports Jewish Coach David Blatt Has NBA’s Cavaliers Surging at Playoff Time

    Jewish Coach David Blatt Has NBA’s Cavaliers Surging at Playoff Time

    JNS.org – When David Blatt was hired as head coach of the National Basketball Association’s Cleveland Cavaliers last June, he was not often recognized when he walked the streets of downtown Cleveland. What a difference a year makes. Now, Blatt can go few places without being recognized. For good reason. The Jewish coach has the Cavaliers in the mix to win the city of Cleveland’s first championship in a major sport since the Browns won the National Football League title in [...]

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  • Europe Sports Croatian Soccer Star’s Hebrew Tattoo Causes a Stir Online

    Croatian Soccer Star’s Hebrew Tattoo Causes a Stir Online

    A Hebrew tattoo sported by Croatian soccer star Mario Mandzukic became an internet sensation in Israel after it was exposed on Tuesday during a Champions League match between Ateltico Madrid and Real Madrid A first glance, the tattoo, on the athlete’s back, might leave one with the impression that it was an unfortunate artistic mistake, since the Hebrew letters do not make sense as they are written. However, a closer look at the tattoo shows that it was actually written [...]

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  • Blogs Theater Why an Algemeiner Editor Wrote a Play About a Mass Shooter

    Why an Algemeiner Editor Wrote a Play About a Mass Shooter

    For the past two years, I have served as Opinion Editor at The Algemeiner. I’m perhaps most proud of the paper’s commitment to publishing diverse and opposing viewpoints on the controversial issues of the day. We pride ourselves on voicing different opinions because we know that most issues are not black and white, and because our community is better served by a public debate. In my life outside of the paper, I am a professional actor and playwright. And similarly, [...]

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  • Book Reviews Commentary In ‘America in Retreat,’ a Real-Life Risk Board

    In ‘America in Retreat,’ a Real-Life Risk Board

    JNS.org – “Risk: The Game of Strategic Conquest,” the classic Parker Brothers board game, requires imperial ambitions. Players imagine empires and are pitted against each other, vying for world domination. Amid this fictional world war, beginners learn fast that no matter the superiority of their army, every advance is a gamble determined by a roll of the dice. After a defeat, a player must retreat. Weighted reinforcement cards provide the only opportunity to reverse a player’s fortunes and resume the [...]

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  • Beliefs and concepts Sports Does Working Out With Other Jews Keep You Jewish?

    Does Working Out With Other Jews Keep You Jewish?

    JNS.org – For Daphna Krupp, her daily workout (excluding Shabbat) at the Jewish Community Center (JCC or “J”) of Greater Baltimore has become somewhat of a ritual. She not only attends fitness classes but also engages with the instructors and plugs the J’s social programs on her personal Facebook page. “It’s the gym and the environment,” says Krupp. “It’s a great social network.” Krupp, who lives in Pikesville, Md., is one of an estimated 1 million American Jewish members of more [...]

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