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Global Chaos: A Byproduct of the Failure to Confront Evil July 22, 2016 4:06 am

Global Chaos: A Byproduct of the Failure to Confront Evil

A generation ago, the term evil had meaning. There were no bleeding hearts — certainly...

Turkey’s Elected Dictator July 22, 2016 3:49 am

Turkey’s Elected Dictator

Even before the failed military coup, Turkey’s President Erdogan governed like a dictator...

Potential Payoffs and Pitfalls for Israel if the GOP Wins the Presidential Election July 21, 2016 3:26 pm

Potential Payoffs and Pitfalls for Israel if the GOP Wins the Presidential Election

Rejecting decades-old policy, the Republican Party approved on July 12 a [2016] platform that...

Thanks to Zionism… July 21, 2016 2:58 am

Thanks to Zionism…

Over the past several years, we have witnessed a growing and dangerous trend — especially...

Turkey After the Failed Coup: Fascism July 21, 2016 2:50 am

Turkey After the Failed Coup: Fascism

JNS.org – We live in an era of resurgent, strongman leaders. Some of them, like Russian...

Nothing Radical About GOP’s Shift on Palestinian Statehood July 20, 2016 4:28 am

Nothing Radical About GOP’s Shift on Palestinian Statehood

JNS.org – The omission of Palestinian statehood from this year’s Republican Party...

Why France Must Survive July 20, 2016 4:24 am

Why France Must Survive

On August 7, 2014, on a French television program, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu...

Melania Trump’s Impressive Speech on Decency and Values July 20, 2016 4:13 am

Melania Trump’s Impressive Speech on Decency and Values

Note: I wrote this column immediately after Melania Trump’s impressive speech Monday night at...

UNESCO and the Denial of Jewish History July 19, 2016 7:52 am

UNESCO and the Denial of Jewish History

For years, Palestinians and other Arabs have tried to deny the historical record and usurp...

Theresa May Joins Club of Female Heads of State Embracing Jews and Jewish Values July 19, 2016 7:27 am

Theresa May Joins Club of Female Heads of State Embracing Jews and Jewish Values

JNS.org – The names of former Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir and UK Prime Minister...

Europe Is Not Israel July 19, 2016 7:22 am

Europe Is Not Israel

“France must live with terrorism,” French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said after...

Why Trump and Clinton Should Learn to Say ‘I’m Sorry’ July 18, 2016 2:00 pm

Why Trump and Clinton Should Learn to Say ‘I’m Sorry’

US Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg recently apologized for her highly...

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  • Arts and Culture A Theatrical Look at Diplomacy and the Oslo Accords (REVIEW)

    A Theatrical Look at Diplomacy and the Oslo Accords (REVIEW)

    Is diplomacy worthwhile, even if the end result isn’t what we hoped for? That is the question, among many others, posed by the new play Oslo, by J.T. Rogers. Making its New York debut at Lincoln Center, the play examines the secret diplomatic process that led to the historic 1993 peace accords. The character of Shimon Peres makes an appearance onstage — and he, along with Yitzhak Rabin and Yasser Arafat, tower over the proceedings. But they mainly do so in absentia. Instead, […]

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  • Spirituality/Tradition Sports Israeli Trailblazer Dean Kremer Brings Jewish Values to Nascent Pro Baseball Career

    Israeli Trailblazer Dean Kremer Brings Jewish Values to Nascent Pro Baseball Career

    JNS.org – Other than being part of the Los Angeles Dodgers organization, Sandy Koufax and Dean Kremer have something else in common: a respect for Jewish tradition. Koufax — who was recently ranked by ESPN as the best left-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball (MLB) history — decided not to pitch Game 1 of the 1965 World Series because the game fell on Yom Kippur. “I would do the same,” Kremer said in an interview. Last month, the 20-year-old Kremer became […]

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  • Arts and Culture Lead Guitarist of British Rock Band Queen Asks Adam Lambert to Sing in Hebrew During Upcoming Israel Concert

    Lead Guitarist of British Rock Band Queen Asks Adam Lambert to Sing in Hebrew During Upcoming Israel Concert

    The famed lead guitarist of British rock band Queen, Brian May, encouraged Jewish singer-songwriter Adam Lambert to perform in Hebrew during their upcoming joint concert in Israel, an entertainment industry advocacy organization reported on Tuesday. During a recent interview with Israeli television personality Assi Azar, May was played a 2005 video of Lambert singing the popular song Shir L’Shalom, (Song for Peace). May was so impressed by Lambert’s singing of the Hebrew track that he told the American singer, “We have to do that. Let’s […]

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  • Sports Kenyan Marathoner to Compete for Israel in Rio Olympics

    Kenyan Marathoner to Compete for Israel in Rio Olympics

    JNS.org – Kenyan-born marathoner Lonah Chemtai is expected to compete for Israel at the Olympics Games in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil next month after gaining a last minute approval. “I am very proud [to represent Israel] and I hope to achieve a new personal best time,” Chemtai told Reuters. Chemtai, who grew up a rural village in western Kenya, first came to Israel in 2009 to care of the children of her country’s ambassador to Israel. The 27-year-old runner recently gained […]

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  • Arts and Culture Jewish Identity Will Laughs Lead to Love on Show About Orthodox Dating?

    Will Laughs Lead to Love on Show About Orthodox Dating?

    To date or not to date? That is not the question for most Modern Orthodox singles in New York. The question is when will they find their future spouses, and when will their families stop nagging them about having babies? Inspired by the success of the Israeli show “Srugim,” Leah Gottfried, 25, decided she would create and star in her own show, “Soon By You.” “Dating is so serious already,” Gottfried said. “We wanted to take a lighter approach and laugh at the […]

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  • Arts and Culture Israeli Actress Says Playing Muslim Character in ‘Tyrant’ Has Made Her More ‘Hopeful, Humble’

    Israeli Actress Says Playing Muslim Character in ‘Tyrant’ Has Made Her More ‘Hopeful, Humble’

    Israeli actress Moran Atias said that playing a Muslim woman in the hit FX series Tyrant has changed her outlook. “Educating myself about a different culture has made me more hopeful and humble, that we’re all the same,” the Jewish actress, 35, said during an interview with AOL Build. Atias plays Leila Al-Fayeed, the strong and politically minded wife of the president of Abbudin, a fictional Middle Eastern country run by a dictatorial family. The Israeli-born former model, who earned the title of Miss Globe International […]

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  • Arts and Culture Jewish Identity Jewish Fashionistas From Around the World to Tour ‘Chic Side of Israel’

    Jewish Fashionistas From Around the World to Tour ‘Chic Side of Israel’

    A delegation of 35 Jewish fashion industry mavens from around the world will travel to Israel later this month to “discover the chic side” of the country, 5 Town Jewish Times reported. The eight-day tour, organized by the Maryland-based Jewish Women’s Renaissance Project (JWRP) and the Israeli Ministry of Diaspora Affairs, will include visits to key fashion sites and meetings with some of the country’s top fashion designers, merchandisers and marketers. Participants will also attend a JWRP Fashion Week event in Tel Aviv. JWRP said the trip is […]

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  • Jewish Identity Sports Granddaughter of Holocaust Survivors Honored to Represent Israel at 2016 Olympic Games

    Granddaughter of Holocaust Survivors Honored to Represent Israel at 2016 Olympic Games

    Pro golfer Laetitia Beck said she is honored to have been selected to represent Israel at the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil largely because of her grandparents, who survived the Holocaust. “Everywhere I go, I want people to know where I’m from, my background and where my family came from because of the struggle they had to go through,” she told the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA). “Every week when I play and I see the Israeli flag, it brings me a lot […]

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