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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 with...

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...

Analysis: Fact-Check on Iran’s Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif in NBC Interview March 8, 2015 3:37 pm

Analysis: Fact-Check on Iran’s Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif in NBC Interview

Iran’s chief negotiator, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, was interviewed on NBC...

Deal or No deal? Iran Nuclear Talks Deadline Hovers Over AIPAC Conference March 2, 2015 10:33 am

Deal or No deal? Iran Nuclear Talks Deadline Hovers Over AIPAC Conference

WASHINGTON, DC—As 16,000 people gathered for the 2015 American Israel Public Affairs Committee...

Election Spotlights Increasingly Vocal Israeli Christian Community February 25, 2015 12:41 am

Election Spotlights Increasingly Vocal Israeli Christian Community

JNS.org - As Israel’s March 17 election nears, some Israeli Christians are using the race...

The 2015 Israeli Election Video Wars (VIDEO) February 24, 2015 1:42 am

The 2015 Israeli Election Video Wars (VIDEO)

JNS.org - Forget pollsters. These days, to get a sense of an Israeli politician’s popularity...

Gadi Eizenkot Takes Command of IDF During ‘Tense and Challenging Period’ February 19, 2015 8:44 am

Gadi Eizenkot Takes Command of IDF During ‘Tense and Challenging Period’

JNS.org – The four-year term of Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Chief of Staff Lt. Gen....

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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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  • Blogs Theater Why an Algemeiner Editor Wrote a Play About a Mass Shooter

    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 proud of the paper’s commitment to publishing diverse and opposing viewpoints on the controversial issues of the day. We pride ourselves on voicing different opinions because we know that most issues are not black and white, and because our community is better served by a public debate. In my life outside of the paper, I am a professional actor and playwright. And similarly, [...]

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