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UNRWA Releases, and Buries, Report on Lebanese Palestinian Discrimination June 8, 2016 6:40 am

UNRWA Releases, and Buries, Report on Lebanese Palestinian Discrimination

UNRWA, together with the American University of Beirut, released a 240-page report on the...

BBC Stuffs UNRWA Messaging Into Report on Attacks in Jordan June 8, 2016 6:30 am

BBC Stuffs UNRWA Messaging Into Report on Attacks in Jordan

On June 6, the BBC News website reported an attack on security personnel in Jordan, in an...

The Committee to Protect Journalists and HonestReporting June 8, 2016 6:26 am

The Committee to Protect Journalists and HonestReporting

An interesting news item caught my eye the other day. The Committee to Protect Journalists...

Daily Mail Article Refers to Israel’s ‘Apartheid’ Wall June 8, 2016 6:09 am

Daily Mail Article Refers to Israel’s ‘Apartheid’ Wall

A good illustration of how anti-Zionist agitprop seeps into mainstream news reports can be...

‘Bachelorette’ Bad Boy Compared to Hitler by Housemate After Lashing Out at Fellow Contestants June 7, 2016 1:43 pm

‘Bachelorette’ Bad Boy Compared to Hitler by Housemate After Lashing Out at Fellow Contestants

The gentlemen of ABC‘s The Bachelorette engaged in some offensive name-calling during...

Religion, Politics, and the Origins of Palestine Refugee Relief (BOOK REVIEW) June 7, 2016 10:15 am

Religion, Politics, and the Origins of Palestine Refugee Relief (BOOK REVIEW)

Religion, Politics and the Origins of Palestine Refugee Relief by Asaf Romirowsky & Alexander...

Muhammad Ali’s Complex History With Zionism and Jews (VIDEO) June 7, 2016 5:29 am

Muhammad Ali’s Complex History With Zionism and Jews (VIDEO)

JNS.org – Former world heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali died Friday at age...

The Many Fields of Battle June 7, 2016 5:27 am

The Many Fields of Battle

Given public fascination with epic battles such as those at Austerlitz and Stalingrad, where...

Homage to an Israeli Hero: Yoni Netanyahu June 6, 2016 7:42 am

Homage to an Israeli Hero: Yoni Netanyahu

Every child and every nation needs a hero — especially in these terror-ridden times....

Israel, Black Lives Matter and the Ideology of Victimhood June 6, 2016 3:33 am

Israel, Black Lives Matter and the Ideology of Victimhood

The support by members of minority protest groups for the Boycott-Divestment-Sanction (BDS)...

Jerusalem Reunification and the Israeli Left’s War Against the Flag June 6, 2016 3:24 am

Jerusalem Reunification and the Israeli Left’s War Against the Flag

The Israeli Left has a serious flag problem. Well, a problem with the Israeli flag, to be...

What Begin and Jabotinsky Would Have Said About the New Israel Fund June 6, 2016 3:08 am

What Begin and Jabotinsky Would Have Said About the New Israel Fund

As I watch the work of the New Israel Fund and its grantees, such as Breaking the Silence,...

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  • Arts and Culture Music Coldplay Begins Concert With Broadcast of Charlie Chaplin’s Iconic Speech in ‘The Great Dictator’

    Coldplay Begins Concert With Broadcast of Charlie Chaplin’s Iconic Speech in ‘The Great Dictator’

    British rock band Coldplay started its set at the Glastonburg Festival on Sunday by broadcasting excerpts of the iconic speech Charlie Chaplin delivered in The Great Dictator, the 1940 political satire in which the famous filmmaker/movie star played a Jewish barber. “I’m sorry, but I don’t want to be an emperor. That’s not my business. I don’t want to rule or conquer anyone,” Chaplin begins his address. “I should like to help everyone, if possible, Jew, Gentile, black man, white. We all want to help one […]

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  • Blogs Sports Two Decades Before Cleveland’s First NBA Title, LeBron James Walked Onto a JCC Court

    Two Decades Before Cleveland’s First NBA Title, LeBron James Walked Onto a JCC Court

    JNS.org – The seed for the city of Cleveland’s first professional championship in a major sport in 52 years may have been planted at the Shaw Jewish Community Center on White Pond Drive in Akron, Ohio, nearly 20 years ago. That’s when a tall, lanky kid from Akron named LeBron James walked onto the hardwood court and changed the game of basketball forever. Coach Keith Dambrot, now the head basketball coach at the University of Akron, conducted those sessions that attracted […]

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  • Arts and Culture Blogs North American Studios Look to Israel for Next Animation Hit

    North American Studios Look to Israel for Next Animation Hit

    JNS.org – In 2008, Yoram Honig was a producer and director living in Jerusalem, fresh off his first international hit, when the Jerusalem Development Authority (JDA) came to him with a challenge: build a film industry from scratch in Israel’s capital. “When we started here, was nothing in Jerusalem,” he said during an interview in his office in the Talbiya neighborhood. Now, the Jerusalem Film and Television Fund, which Honig heads as an arm of the JDA, pumps 9 million shekels […]

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  • Blogs Sports Olympic Gold Medalist Gabby Douglas to Wear Leotard With Hebrew Letters in National Competition

    Olympic Gold Medalist Gabby Douglas to Wear Leotard With Hebrew Letters in National Competition

    Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas will wear a leotard bearing Hebrew lettering when she competes at the P&G Gymnastics Championships over the weekend. Douglas’ Swarovski-outlined outfit will feature the Hebrew word “Elohim,” meaning God, on its left sleeve. The Hebrew detailing honors the athlete’s “rich heritage of faith,” according to apparel manufacturer GK Elite, which produced the leotard and released a preview of it on Wednesday. The company said Douglas’ sister, Joyelle “Joy” Douglas, created the Hebrew design. The outcome of the P&G Championships will help […]

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  • Europe Sports British World Heavyweight Champion Should Be Banned From Boxing for Sounding Like Hitler, Says Ukrainian Competitor

    British World Heavyweight Champion Should Be Banned From Boxing for Sounding Like Hitler, Says Ukrainian Competitor

    Britain’s world heavyweight champion, Taylor Fury, should be banned from boxing for making Nazi-like comments, a former world champion from the Ukraine said on Thursday, ahead of their upcoming match. “I was in shock at his statements about women, the gay community, and when he got to the Jewish people, he sounded like Hitler,” Wladimir Klitschko told British media, according to Reuters. “We cannot have a champion like that. Either he needs to be shut up or shut down in the ring, or […]

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  • Arts and Culture Rabbi Shows Cooking Skills and Humor on Chopped

    Rabbi Shows Cooking Skills and Humor on Chopped

    Rabbi Hanoch Hecht just made television history; but, unfortunately, he couldn’t have his rugelach and eat it too. Hecht became the first rabbi to compete on the hit show “Chopped,” where contestants are forced to use four random ingredients in their recipes, and have 20-30 minutes to create an appetizer, a main course and a dessert. A contestant is eliminated after each round. Hecht, 32, said that while the dishes and utensils were new, the kitchen was not kosher, so he couldn’t taste […]

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  • Blogs Music Orthodox Entertainer Stars in Pepsi Max Commercial as New Face of Company’s Israel Campaign (VIDEO)

    Orthodox Entertainer Stars in Pepsi Max Commercial as New Face of Company’s Israel Campaign (VIDEO)

    Orthodox singer and entertainer Lipa Schmeltzer is starring in a new Pepsi Max commercial for the company’s campaign in Israel. The commercial begins with a bunch of Jewish men eating at a restaurant, when Schmeltzer walks in and tries to decide what to order. An employee at the obviously Israeli eatery offers him a variety of foods, but the entertainer in the end decides on a bottle of Pepsi. Everyone in the restaurant then joins him, drinking Pepsi Max and dancing to […]

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  • Arts and Culture Book Reviews Jewish Author’s ‘Messy’ Draft Transforms Into Rock Star Novel on Amazon

    Jewish Author’s ‘Messy’ Draft Transforms Into Rock Star Novel on Amazon

    JNS.org – “Writing is a messy process,” says author Elizabeth Poliner. “People who don’t write fiction would be surprised to see what early drafts could look like.” But readers wouldn’t know “what a mess it was for the longest time,” as the Jewish author puts it, when reading Poliner’s critically acclaimed latest book, As Close to Us as Breathing. The volume garnered Amazon’s “Best Book” designation in March 2016 as well as rave reviews from the New York Times,W Magazine, NPR, […]

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