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Why an Algemeiner Editor Wrote a Play About a Mass Shooter April 15, 2015 5:05 pm

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...

Haaretz Writer Praises Anti-Israel Conference, Hides Conflict of Interest April 14, 2015 2:21 pm

Haaretz Writer Praises Anti-Israel Conference, Hides Conflict of Interest

From Gideon Levy at Haaretz: …A completely unusual event was taking place at the National...

Why the Iran Deal Will Trigger a Nuclear Arms Race April 14, 2015 2:19 pm

Why the Iran Deal Will Trigger a Nuclear Arms Race

Specifics of Barack Obama’s incipient deal legitimizing Iran’s nuclear-weapons...

New York Times Implies Israel Purposefully Started War After Pope Called for Peace April 13, 2015 9:04 pm

New York Times Implies Israel Purposefully Started War After Pope Called for Peace

Sheesh: Since becoming pope in March 2013, Francis has made a habit of inserting himself into...

The GOP Finally Bucks Buchanan April 13, 2015 2:11 pm

The GOP Finally Bucks Buchanan

Pat Buchanan is a desperate man. The former senior staffer to Presidents Nixon, Ford and Reagan...

Would-Be Suicide Bomber Targeted Kansas Army Base April 12, 2015 2:50 pm

Would-Be Suicide Bomber Targeted Kansas Army Base

A year ago, he wanted to join the US Army to kill his fellow soldiers. When that didn’t...

Another American Charged With Trying to Join Islamic State April 12, 2015 2:41 pm

Another American Charged With Trying to Join Islamic State

A 34-year-old man from Madison, Wisconsin, was arrested on Wednesday and charged with attempting...

How the West Contributed to Islamic Extremism April 12, 2015 2:35 pm

How the West Contributed to Islamic Extremism

The intensified public discussion about the root causes of violent extremism has focused mainly...

Ten Things You Should Know About the Iran Nuke Deal April 9, 2015 12:43 pm

Ten Things You Should Know About the Iran Nuke Deal

1. Alternatives to this deal. War is not the only alternative as some pundits warn. The alternative...

Obama Condemns Netanyahu Opposing PA State –– Ignores Abbas Opposing Israel’s Existence April 9, 2015 11:55 am

Obama Condemns Netanyahu Opposing PA State –– Ignores Abbas Opposing Israel’s Existence

In recent weeks, President Barack Obama condemned Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu...

Today’s Iran Debate Misses the Point April 9, 2015 11:12 am

Today’s Iran Debate Misses the Point

While hugely important in terms of Iranian relations with the outside world, US-Israel relations,...

In Idiotic Editorial, New York Times Prioritizes Iranian Pride and Jobs Over Israeli Concerns April 8, 2015 3:31 pm

In Idiotic Editorial, New York Times Prioritizes Iranian Pride and Jobs Over Israeli Concerns

While many, many newspapers, from both the left and the right, are publishing strong reservations...

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  • Europe Featured Sports Major Jewish Group Accuses Popular Soccer Website Goal.com of ‘Inciting Jew-Hatred’

    Major Jewish Group Accuses Popular Soccer Website Goal.com of ‘Inciting Jew-Hatred’

    Major Jewish human rights group the Simon Wiesenthal Center on Monday sharply criticized popular soccer news site Goal.com for “denying the legitimacy of Israel and inciting to Jew-hatred” in its Arabic language versions, The Algemeiner has learned. In a sharp letter to the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA), the Center’s Director for International Relations, Dr. Shimon Samuels, drew attention to articles on the site that refer to Israel as the “Zionist entity” or an “enemy,” and accuse the Jewish state [...]

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  • Relationships US & Canada Time Out Features Single Lady Who Likes ‘Big Schlubby Jewish Comedians’

    Time Out Features Single Lady Who Likes ‘Big Schlubby Jewish Comedians’

    A profile published Wednesday in Time Out New York highlighted a 25-year-old Brooklyn woman who claimed she is attracted to chubby Jewish comedians, Maxim Deputy Editor Jason Feifer pointed out via Twitter. Talking about a date she went on, Steph, a sunglasses designer living in Borough Park, told the magazine, ”He was very attractive, just not my type. I like big schlubby Jewish comedians and he was clean-cut.” Feifer posted a picture of the magazine page and commented that Steph’s preferences amounted [...]

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  • Blogs Sports Gold on the Galilee: Israeli Kayaker Comes of Age, Eyes Olympics (VIDEO)

    Gold on the Galilee: Israeli Kayaker Comes of Age, Eyes Olympics (VIDEO)

    JNS.org – Three years ago, kayaking coach Roei Lev found aspiring Olympian Ilya Podpolnyy crying on the steps of the Jordan Valley Sprint Kayak Club overlooking the Kinneret (Sea of Galilee). Podpolnyy, then 17 years old, had just been disqualified from the Israeli kayaking championship. He couldn’t survive the heats. He didn’t make the start line. He was devastated—and he had no one with whom to share his hopes, his dreams, and his disappointment. His divorced parents still live in [...]

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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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