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Gaza War is a Lesson That Israel and Hamas Should Remember August 24, 2014 1:46 am

Gaza War is a Lesson That Israel and Hamas Should Remember

The ongoing war between Israel and Hamas is only reinforcing the notion that unlike previous...

Hamas Wages ‘Collaborator’ Execution Spree August 24, 2014 1:44 am

Hamas Wages ‘Collaborator’ Execution Spree

Hamas recently killed at least 18 Palestinians, including two women, that it suspected of...

ISIS a Jewish Plot? Propaganda and Islamic Jihad August 22, 2014 1:30 pm

ISIS a Jewish Plot? Propaganda and Islamic Jihad

It took her more than nine years of working in the Dutch Ministry of Justice and Security,...

The ‘Science’ of Israel on Campus: CAMERA Preps Students for Upcoming Challenges August 22, 2014 1:28 pm

The ‘Science’ of Israel on Campus: CAMERA Preps Students for Upcoming Challenges

JNS.org - While Israel has been engaged in a seemingly endless summer war with the Palestinian...

Israel Prepares for Terror After Killing Senior Hamas Leaders August 22, 2014 1:26 pm

Israel Prepares for Terror After Killing Senior Hamas Leaders

Israel conducted a targeted killing of two senior, and one lower level, Hamas terrorists in...

Beatlemania Invades the Gaza Strip (SATIRE) August 22, 2014 1:07 pm

Beatlemania Invades the Gaza Strip (SATIRE)

As Hamas loses its grip on power in the Gaza Strip as a result of war, poverty and disillusionment, the...

Israel Kills Three Top Hamas Commanders, Including Gilad Shalit’s Abductor August 21, 2014 9:08 pm

Israel Kills Three Top Hamas Commanders, Including Gilad Shalit’s Abductor

In a pre-dawn airstrike, three top Hamas commanders were killed by an Israeli strike on a...

Uncertain Future for U.S. Export-Import Bank, Which Lends to Israeli Companies August 21, 2014 8:51 pm

Uncertain Future for U.S. Export-Import Bank, Which Lends to Israeli Companies

JNS.org – For the first time in 80 years, the United States could find itself without...

Dovid Efune on i24 News: Obama Should Not be ‘Agitating’ While Israel is Under Fire (VIDEO) August 21, 2014 2:23 pm

Dovid Efune on i24 News: Obama Should Not be ‘Agitating’ While Israel is Under Fire (VIDEO)

The Obama administration should not be pushing its agenda on Israel while the Jewish state’s...

HRW’s Ken Roth Explicitly Supports Hamas War Crimes August 21, 2014 2:21 am

HRW’s Ken Roth Explicitly Supports Hamas War Crimes

Ken Roth, of Human Rights Watch, recently tweeted this: “Can you tell if Hamas tunnel...

Despite Anti-Semitism, Hungarian Camp Shows Signs of Vibrant Jewish Life August 21, 2014 2:07 am

Despite Anti-Semitism, Hungarian Camp Shows Signs of Vibrant Jewish Life

JNS.org - The 70-year-old, post-Holocaust taboo of expressing anti-Semitic views started...

How a Muslim is Working With Jews to Save Christians in the Middle East August 21, 2014 12:08 am

How a Muslim is Working With Jews to Save Christians in the Middle East

Kasim Hafeez understands hate. Growing up with a father who believed “Hitler was a great...

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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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  • Blogs Theater 10 Things I Learned From My Play About Holocaust Denial

    10 Things I Learned From My Play About Holocaust Denial

    Last month, my one-man show Hoaxocaust! Written and performed by Barry Levey with the generous assistance of the Institute for Political and International Studies, Tehran ran in the New York International Fringe Festival, where it won an Overall Excellence Award. The play has now been selected to run in the Fringe Encores Series at Baruch College’s Performing Arts Center, for four performances which started on Thursday, September 11. Getting the play to the stage was not easy, however. Here are [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Israel Israeli Music Producer Racks Up Over 535,000 YouTube Hits – in Two Days

    Israeli Music Producer Racks Up Over 535,000 YouTube Hits – in Two Days

    Phenomenon: Tel Aviv-based musician and “sampler” extraordinaire, Kutiman (aka Ophir Kutiel) has hit another one out of the park with “Give It Up,” a fully-functioning song in its own right, assembled from hundreds of ameteur and instructional music videos. The Jerusalem-born musical prodigy is best know for his diverse online musical projects. In the latest video, uploaded to YouTube on Sept. 12th, Kutiel thanked most of the musicians and individuals he chose to include in the meticulously-edited clip, which opens with [...]

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  • Theater US & Canada Behind-the-Scenes Reel of Ridley Scott’s Moses Epic Shows Scenes Using 4000 Extras (VIDEO)

    Behind-the-Scenes Reel of Ridley Scott’s Moses Epic Shows Scenes Using 4000 Extras (VIDEO)

    A recently released behind-the-scenes reel of Ridley Scott’s upcoming film Exodus: Gods and Kings shows just how far the director has gone to portray one of the Bible’s most famous narratives. In the clip, which shows scenes involving up to 4,000 extras, the visionary director discusses what drew him to the biblical tale of Moses. “The Moses story was a massive challenge, which I really love. I wanted to explore the complexity of his character and I was stunned by [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Jewish Identity Turner Classic Movies Showcases ‘Broad Sweep’ of the Jewish Experience on Film

    Turner Classic Movies Showcases ‘Broad Sweep’ of the Jewish Experience on Film

    JNS.org – Since 2006, the Turner Classic Movies (TCM) cable and satellite TV network has hosted “The Projected Image,” a month-long showcase examining how different cultural and ethnic groups have been portrayed on the big screen. At last, after previously covering African Americans, Asians, the LGBT community, Latinos, Native Americans, Arabs, and people with disabilities, the annual series is delving into Jewish film this month. “The Projected Image: The Jewish Experience on Film,” whose first segment aired Sept. 2, runs [...]

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  • Book Reviews Jewish Identity An Inside Look at the Hasidim (REVIEW)

    An Inside Look at the Hasidim (REVIEW)

    The sight of young girls in pinafores and young boys wearing peyos – sidelocks – dangling over their ears is a sure sign that you have entered the enigmatic precincts of the Hasidim – the pious ones. Veteran New York Times journalist Joseph Berger’s new book, THE PIOUS ONES: The World of Hasidim and their Battles with America, takes the reader on a journey into the enclaves where various sects of Jews live a seemingly outmoded way of life in [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Jewish Identity How Jewish Television Pioneer Milton Berle Inspired Modern Comedy Stars

    How Jewish Television Pioneer Milton Berle Inspired Modern Comedy Stars

    JNS.org – Today’s comedy superstars, especially those whose careers are driven by television, may very well owe their success to pioneering Jewish entertainer Milton Berle. Born Mendel Berlinger in Manhattan in 1908, Berle became America’s first small-screen star. Aptly nicknamed “Mr. Television,” he influenced and helped promote the work of hundreds of younger comics. “Milton Berle was deceptively successful and very Jewish,” says Lawrence Epstein, author of The Haunted Smile: The Story of Jewish Comedians in America, published the year [...]

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  • Jewish Identity Sports Jewish ‘Hoops Whisperer’ a Secret Weapon for NBA Stars

    Jewish ‘Hoops Whisperer’ a Secret Weapon for NBA Stars

    JNS.org – Idan Ravin’s friends chipped in to buy him a humble but life-changing bar mitzvah gift—a basketball hoop his father attached to the roof of his garage. Little did his friends know that years later, he would be the personal trainer of National Basketball Association (NBA) stars Carmelo Anthony, Kevin Durant, Dwight Howard, and Stephen Curry. Ravin’s new book, “The Hoops Whisperer: On the Court and Inside the Head of Basketball’s Best Players,” details his rise from a Jewish upbringing [...]

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