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NYU Students Fail to Protest Abbas or Defend the Jewish State September 30, 2014 7:22 am

NYU Students Fail to Protest Abbas or Defend the Jewish State

If you’d been driving down Bowery Avenue in New York City last Monday night, you might have...

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...

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  • Analysis Arts and Culture Beyond ‘Klinghoffer’: Opera’s Composer, Librettist Have Broader Jewish Problem

    Beyond ‘Klinghoffer’: Opera’s Composer, Librettist Have Broader Jewish Problem

    JNS.org – One of the most controversial operas in recent memory, “The Death of Klinghoffer,” debuted Oct. 20 at New York’s Metropolitan Opera. The Met has scheduled seven more performances through November. The first staging did not occur without protest, as about 400 demonstrators—including Jewish communal and nationally recognized leaders—came to Lincoln Center to denounce the anti-Jewish and anti-Israel opera. “Klinghoffer,” the creation of composer John Adams and librettist Alice Goodman, premiered in 1991—with few additional stagings. The opera is based [...]

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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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