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Israel Increasingly Attractive for Chinese Academics, Investors, and Tourists May 13, 2015 1:03 pm

Israel Increasingly Attractive for Chinese Academics, Investors, and Tourists

JNS.org – East China New University and the University of Haifa this month launched...

‘Catch the Jew!’ Replete With Diverse People in an Ideological Minefield May 10, 2015 10:51 am

‘Catch the Jew!’ Replete With Diverse People in an Ideological Minefield

JNS.org – Alan Dershowitz is fond of pointing out that, were a Martian to land in...

Analysis: As Abbas Era Hits 10 Years, Palestinians Mired in Political and Economic Muck May 10, 2015 10:43 am

Analysis: As Abbas Era Hits 10 Years, Palestinians Mired in Political and Economic Muck

JNS.org – May 8 marks what many consider an unceremonious 10-year anniversary of Mahmoud...

In Israel’s ‘Game of Thrones,’ Netanyahu Coalition Continues to Twist and Turn May 5, 2015 4:19 pm

In Israel’s ‘Game of Thrones,’ Netanyahu Coalition Continues to Twist and Turn

JNS.org – Weeks after the March 17 Israeli election and just hours before the midnight...

Major Iranian News Outlets Publish Updated Antisemitic Blood Libel April 19, 2015 12:07 pm

Major Iranian News Outlets Publish Updated Antisemitic Blood Libel

Over the past two weeks, many Iranian websites have reproduced a long article accusing Jews...

Women Fought for Hamas in Gaza War, Too (VIDEO) March 25, 2015 8:47 am

Women Fought for Hamas in Gaza War, Too (VIDEO)

How many of the women “civilians” killed were actually terrorists? From The Times...

What Ordinary Palestinians Are Saying About the Israeli Election March 20, 2015 7:58 am

What Ordinary Palestinians Are Saying About the Israeli Election

JNS.org – Near the entrance to the city of Ariel in the heart of Samaria lies an...

Analysis: Likud’s Unexpected Success Shows Israeli Voters Still Place High Priority on Security March 17, 2015 5:26 pm

Analysis: Likud’s Unexpected Success Shows Israeli Voters Still Place High Priority on Security

JNS.org – Israeli television exit polls on Tuesday night showed that while the country’s...

Mideast Christian, Yazidi Groups Urge UN Action on Islamic State Persecution March 17, 2015 12:05 am

Mideast Christian, Yazidi Groups Urge UN Action on Islamic State Persecution

JNS.org – Organizations representing religious minorities in the Middle East have...

The BDS Movement Can Be Traced Back to Hitler March 16, 2015 8:06 am

The BDS Movement Can Be Traced Back to Hitler

The anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment, and Sanction (BDS) movement is said to have ignited in...

Nine Months Later, Photo Exhibit Continues Dialogue on Pope Francis’s Israel Trip March 13, 2015 7:06 am

Nine Months Later, Photo Exhibit Continues Dialogue on Pope Francis’s Israel Trip

JNS.org – If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a picture of an individual...

Netanyahu: Confrontation With Obama Was Worth It (INTERVIEW) March 10, 2015 7:31 am

Netanyahu: Confrontation With Obama Was Worth It (INTERVIEW)

JNS.org – After speaking to Congress on March 3 despite the objections of the Obama...

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  • Arts and Culture Music Jewish Violinist Finishes Brahms Concert 82 Years After Nazis Interrupted His Father

    Jewish Violinist Finishes Brahms Concert 82 Years After Nazis Interrupted His Father

    A Jewish violinist played in Israel on Sunday the complete Brahms Violin Concerto in D Major, 82 years after Nazis interrupted his father mid-performance and escorted him offstage, The Week Magazine reported. Jewish-German violinist Ernest Drucker played only the first movement of the Brahms concerto in in Cologne, Germany, in 1933 before he was taken off stage by Nazi officials, who objected to Jewish musicians playing before non-Jewish audiences. Drucker’s son, Eugene Drucker, finished what his father started and played the […]

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  • Sports US & Canada Report: ‘Minyan’ Prayer Quorum Gathers at New York Rangers Games

    Report: ‘Minyan’ Prayer Quorum Gathers at New York Rangers Games

    A prayer quorum of at least 10 Jewish men, known as a minyan, gathers at every New York Rangers game played in the evening at Madison Square Garden, Jewish Insider reported on Monday citing commentator and former Mitt Romney adviser Dan Senor. “Another reason to love NYC: Just learned there’s a Minyan at every @NYRangers eve game b/w 2nd & 3rd periods at same designated spot at MSG,” tweeted Senor, who also co-authored Start Up Nation, a bestseller which documents […]

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  • Featured Sports World Palestinian Soccer League Withdraws Bid to Suspend Israel From FIFA

    Palestinian Soccer League Withdraws Bid to Suspend Israel From FIFA

    The head of Israel’s soccer association called on his Palestinian counterpart to “join forces,” as the Palestinian Football Association withdrew its bid on Friday to have Israel suspended from FIFA. “Let’s leave it to the politicians to do politics,” said Israel Football Association chief Ofer Eini, moments after PFA Chairman Jibril Rajoub announced that his group had withdrawn the proposal. After his remarks, Eini shook hands with the Palestinian soccer chief. Rajoub thanked “those” who convinced him to drop the […]

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  • Sports US & Canada Israeli-American Group Congratulates Cavaliers’ Blatt on Reaching NBA Finals

    Israeli-American Group Congratulates Cavaliers’ Blatt on Reaching NBA Finals

    JNS.org – An organization whose work focuses on the estimated population of 500,000-800,000 Israeli Americans congratulated David Blatt, the Jewish head coach of the National Basketball Association’s (NBA) Cleveland Cavaliers and a longtime Israel-based coach, for clinching an appearance in the NBA Finals. The Israeli-American Council (IAC), whose stated mission is “to build an active and giving Israeli-American community throughout the United States in order to strengthen the State of Israel, our next generation, and to provide a bridge to […]

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  • Food US & Canada Bacon Flavor Ben & Jerry’s ‘Not Gonna Happen’ Because it Wouldn’t be Kosher

    Bacon Flavor Ben & Jerry’s ‘Not Gonna Happen’ Because it Wouldn’t be Kosher

    Famed ice cream maker Ben & Jerry’s will not be introducing a Bacon flavored product to its offerings because the company intends to keep its entire line kosher, Marketing Director Alison Gilbert told AOL’s morning show Rise recently. “It’s kind of funny, a lot of people look for bacon in our ice cream, which is probably not gonna happen because all of our ice cream is kosher,” she said, referring to Jewish dietary restrictions that proscribe the consumption of pig […]

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  • Israel Sports Israeli Judo Team Faces Antisemitic Harassment in Morocco: ‘We Will Murder You’

    Israeli Judo Team Faces Antisemitic Harassment in Morocco: ‘We Will Murder You’

    Israeli athletes at a world Judo championship in Morocco reportedly faced antisemitic slurs during the competition, news site WorldNetDaily reported on Monday. “We will murder you,” and “you’re not wanted here, go home,” were among the vituperative attacks directed at the Israeli Judo Association team, which was in Morocco last week for the World Masters Judo Tournament. According to Haaretz, each Israeli teammate was met with boos and jeers upon entering a fight. Additionally, no Israeli flags were present at […]

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  • Music US & Canada Lady Gaga Accepts ADL Award: ‘Your Philosophies Are So in Line With Ours’ (VIDEO)

    Lady Gaga Accepts ADL Award: ‘Your Philosophies Are So in Line With Ours’ (VIDEO)

    Pop superstar Lady Gaga on Thursday accepted an award from Jewish human rights group the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) on behalf of her Born This Way Foundation, which strives to combat bullying among young people. “Your philosophies are so in line with ours,” she said of the ADL upon accepting the Making a Difference Award in a videotaped message, which was shown at a ceremony in New York City. “We want to help young people know that their feelings and who they are on […]

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  • Music Personalities At 80, Singer-Songwriter Leonard Cohen’s Jewish Roots ‘Very Much Intact’

    At 80, Singer-Songwriter Leonard Cohen’s Jewish Roots ‘Very Much Intact’

    JNS.org – Eighty years young, Leonard Cohen fits many descriptions—singer, songwriter, poet, novelist, monk. From his Jewish upbringing in Canada to the present day, Cohen has always explored his spiritual side. This month, the singer-songwriter released the CD (May 12) and iTunes (on May 8 of this year) formats of his latest album, Can’t Forget: A Souvenir of the Grand Tour, which features live recordings from his world tours in 2012 and 2013. Last year, Cohen’s Popular Problems was voted by Rolling Stone […]

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