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Israeli Defense Minister Reflects on Gaza, Abbas, and U.S.-Israel Relations (INTERVIEW) October 22, 2014 7:24 am

Israeli Defense Minister Reflects on Gaza, Abbas, and U.S.-Israel Relations (INTERVIEW)

JNS.org - Less than two months after the conclusion of Israel’s Operation Protective Edge,...

Netanyahu Says Stance on Security Requirements Has Become ‘Firmer’ — ‘We Don’t Just Hand Over Territory, Close Our Eyes and Hope for the Best’ (INTERVIEW) October 6, 2014 2:09 pm

Netanyahu Says Stance on Security Requirements Has Become ‘Firmer’ — ‘We Don’t Just Hand Over Territory, Close Our Eyes and Hope for the Best’ (INTERVIEW)

Following the summer’s conflict between Israel and Hamas, Israel’s prime minister, Benjamin...

IDF Chief Sees High Potential for Instability on All of Israel’s Fronts (INTERVIEW) October 6, 2014 7:05 am

IDF Chief Sees High Potential for Instability on All of Israel’s Fronts (INTERVIEW)

JNS.org – It’s hard not to take notice of Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz’s good mood. After...

What Would a Partisan Shift in Control of the Senate Mean for Jewish Issues? September 30, 2014 6:37 am

What Would a Partisan Shift in Control of the Senate Mean for Jewish Issues?

JNS.org - As the Republican party pushes to retake the majority of the U.S. Senate in the...

How Independent is a Think Tank Funded by Hamas-Backing Qatar? September 19, 2014 7:14 am

How Independent is a Think Tank Funded by Hamas-Backing Qatar?

JNS.org - A recent in-depth report of think tank financing in the United States has raised...

Gaza Takes Back Seat to PA-Hamas Infighting and Islamic State Threat September 17, 2014 6:56 am

Gaza Takes Back Seat to PA-Hamas Infighting and Islamic State Threat

JNS.org – Since the declaration of a final cease-fire between Israel and Hamas last...

Pro-Christian Conference Descends Into Anti-Israel Bigotry September 11, 2014 4:36 pm

Pro-Christian Conference Descends Into Anti-Israel Bigotry

Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) got a heavy dose of Middle Eastern hospitality during his keynote...

Swarthmore College Events Shed Light on J Street’s Co-Sponsorships With Pro-BDS Groups September 10, 2014 7:12 am

Swarthmore College Events Shed Light on J Street’s Co-Sponsorships With Pro-BDS Groups

JNS.org – The self-labeled “pro-Israel, pro-peace” lobby J Street states that...

The Jewish State Supports a Kurdish State, But is the Idea Viable? September 10, 2014 6:44 am

The Jewish State Supports a Kurdish State, But is the Idea Viable?

JNS.org – The leader of the Jewish state has called for the creation of an independent...

Can Hillel and ‘Open Hillel’ Smooth Out Their Differences on Israel Guidelines? (INTERVIEW) September 7, 2014 10:53 am

Can Hillel and ‘Open Hillel’ Smooth Out Their Differences on Israel Guidelines? (INTERVIEW)

JNS.org – When Harvard Hillel refused to host a planned 2012 event titled “Jewish...

After Gaza Conflict, Preparing for a Potentially Stormy Year for Israel on Campus September 1, 2014 11:47 am

After Gaza Conflict, Preparing for a Potentially Stormy Year for Israel on Campus

JNS.org – This summer’s 50-day conflict between Israel and Hamas in Gaza, which...

How the Gaza War Has Affected the BDS Movement September 1, 2014 9:05 am

How the Gaza War Has Affected the BDS Movement

Introduction In August the Gaza war created a massive upswing in worldwide BDS activity....

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  • Analysis Arts and Culture Beyond ‘Klinghoffer’: Opera’s Composer, Librettist Have Broader Jewish Problem

    Beyond ‘Klinghoffer’: Opera’s Composer, Librettist Have Broader Jewish Problem

    JNS.org – One of the most controversial operas in recent memory, “The Death of Klinghoffer,” debuted Oct. 20 at New York’s Metropolitan Opera. The Met has scheduled seven more performances through November. The first staging did not occur without protest, as about 400 demonstrators—including Jewish communal and nationally recognized leaders—came to Lincoln Center to denounce the anti-Jewish and anti-Israel opera. “Klinghoffer,” the creation of composer John Adams and librettist Alice Goodman, premiered in 1991—with few additional stagings. The opera is based [...]

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  • Arts and Culture US & Canada Israeli Actress Gal Gadot in Talks to Star in Ben-Hur Remake

    Israeli Actress Gal Gadot in Talks to Star in Ben-Hur Remake

    Israeli actress Gal Gadot is in negotiations to take on the female lead role in the remake of the 1959 classic Ben-Hur, according to The Hollywood Reporter. If the deal is finalized Gadot will play Esther, a slave and Ben-Hur’s love interest. Actor Jack Huston will star as the Jewish prince who is betrayed into slavery by his childhood friend Messala, played by Toby Kebbell. Ben-Hur fights for his freedom and vengeance with the help of Morgan Freeman’s character, who trains Ben-Hur how to win at chariot-racing. [...]

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  • Jewish Identity Sports Young Israelis Try to Crowd-Fund Their Way to Major League Baseball Playoffs

    Young Israelis Try to Crowd-Fund Their Way to Major League Baseball Playoffs

    JNS.org – Baseball, hot dogs, and apple pie are the American dream. So why do two young men who have built their lives in Israel have a GoFundMe crowd-funding webpage with the urgent message that they need $3,000 to travel to the U.S. to watch the Kansas City Royals and Baltimore Orioles square off for Major League Baseball’s (MLB) American League championship? Brothers Naftali and Yoni Schwartz, 27 and 25, respectively, are Kansas City natives. Even though they made aliyah with their [...]

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  • Blogs Sports Race Cars Speed Through Jerusalem in Amazing Exhibition

    Race Cars Speed Through Jerusalem in Amazing Exhibition

    Some 3,000 years ago, King David probably never imagined cars racing at 240 kilometers per hour (150 miles per hour) through the ancient capital of the Jewish people. But on Monday and Tuesday, October 6-7, thousands of Israelis lined the streets to watch Porsche, Audi, and Ferrari race cars fly through the capital against the backdrop of the Tower of David, the Old City Walls, and other city landmarks. The second annual non-competitive Jerusalem Formula One Road Show had been [...]

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  • Israel Sports NBA Superstar LeBron James Says He Wants to Visit Israel

    NBA Superstar LeBron James Says He Wants to Visit Israel

    Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James expressed interest in visiting Israel someday, local news site Cleveland.com reported on Sunday. Speaking to Israeli reporters before the Cleveland Cavaliers’ preseason debut against Maccabi Tel Aviv, the NBA star said he had never visited the Jewish state but “I want to look forward to going there if I get an opportunity to.” When asked by an Israeli reporter if there was “any chance that LeBron James and Cleveland comes to Tel Aviv,” the athlete said [...]

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  • Sports US & Canada Florida Rabbi Dominates Former Basketball Star Congressman in Hoops Showdown (VIDEO)

    Florida Rabbi Dominates Former Basketball Star Congressman in Hoops Showdown (VIDEO)

    A Florida-based Chabad rabbi put former basketball star, U.S. Congressman Curt Clawson to shame on the court when the two faced off one-on-one recently. A YouTube video, posted online on Tuesday, shows Rabbi Fishel Zaklos of Chabad of Naples shooting hoops with the Florida politician, who played basketball in high school and at Purdue University in Indiana. The game took place in the parking lot of the Chabad Jewish center run by Zaklos. During the 1-minute clip, Zaklos scores two impressive [...]

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  • Sports US & Canada David Blatt’s Cleveland Cavaliers Rout Maccabi Tel Aviv, 107-80

    David Blatt’s Cleveland Cavaliers Rout Maccabi Tel Aviv, 107-80

    JNS.org – Less than five months after leading Maccabi Tel Aviv to its sixth European basketball title, David Blatt, now the head coach of the NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers, routed his former team in an exhibition game on Sunday, with the Cavaliers dominating Maccabi 107-80 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. The 20,562 fans in attendance witnessed Lebron James’s first appearance in a Cavaliers uniform since he left the club in free agency for the Miami Heat four years ago. [...]

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  • Sports US & Canada Jewish New York Giants Guard Plans to Fast on Yom Kippur

    Jewish New York Giants Guard Plans to Fast on Yom Kippur

    New York Giants offensive guard Geoff Schwartz said on Wednesday that he will not eat anything between sundown Friday and sundown Saturday in observation of Yom Kippur, ESPN reported. “If I was playing, I wouldn’t fast, because I’ve got to be able to fuel myself to play,” said the Jewish athlete, who is on short-term leave due to a toe injury. “But it’s not that tough, really. I’ll eat dinner at 5:00 Friday, then I’ll go to services and I’ll just [...]

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