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Hungarian Ambassador to Israel: Refugee Clashes Misrepresented by Media September 18, 2015 10:35 am

Hungarian Ambassador to Israel: Refugee Clashes Misrepresented by Media

JNS.org – As the Middle Eastern migrant crisis continues in Europe, Hungary has received...

Hillary Clinton’s Aide Sidney Blumenthal Psychoanalyzes Netanyahu—Poorly September 4, 2015 12:50 pm

Hillary Clinton’s Aide Sidney Blumenthal Psychoanalyzes Netanyahu—Poorly

A close adviser to then-secretary of state Hillary Clinton has claimed that the policies of...

ZOA Analysis: Strong Correlation Between Pro-Iran Deal Rabbis and J Street August 21, 2015 12:02 pm

ZOA Analysis: Strong Correlation Between Pro-Iran Deal Rabbis and J Street

JNS.org – After doing some number crunching on a letter signed by 340 rabbis that urges...

BBC Story on Gaza Withdrawal Whitewashes Palestinian Terrorism August 17, 2015 6:40 am

BBC Story on Gaza Withdrawal Whitewashes Palestinian Terrorism

Anyone searching for BBC coverage of the ten-year anniversary of Israel’s disengagement...

The Iran Deal Does New York July 30, 2015 1:27 pm

The Iran Deal Does New York

JNS.org – The July 14 announcement of a nuclear deal between Iran and world powers...

UK Paper Says Netanyahu Opposed All Negotiation With Iran, Offers No Evidence to Support Claim July 29, 2015 4:00 pm

UK Paper Says Netanyahu Opposed All Negotiation With Iran, Offers No Evidence to Support Claim

In a July 28 article (Huckabee likens Iran deal to Holocaust), Times of London Middle East...

An Eyewitness Account of the Kurds’ Battle Against ISIS June 25, 2015 2:31 pm

An Eyewitness Account of the Kurds’ Battle Against ISIS

  This firsthand report was originally published by MIDA.  The desert grasslands around...

Analysis: New York Times Editorial is Another Hit Job on Israel June 24, 2015 3:13 pm

Analysis: New York Times Editorial is Another Hit Job on Israel

Below is a sharp critique of a recent New York Times editorial, posted by renowned investigative...

Israel’s Desire to Help Syrian Druze Leads to Entanglement in Civil War June 22, 2015 11:49 am

Israel’s Desire to Help Syrian Druze Leads to Entanglement in Civil War

JNS.org – Though it shares a border with Syria, Israel has tried to stay out of the...

BBC Reporter Turns Palestinian Story Into Anti-Israel Hatefest June 19, 2015 11:08 am

BBC Reporter Turns Palestinian Story Into Anti-Israel Hatefest

The news that Mahmoud Abbas had unilaterally decided to dissolve the one year-old ‘Palestinian...

Major Jewish Groups: School Workshop Has Anti-Israel Bias, Flawed Pedagogy (VIDEO) May 22, 2015 1:01 pm

Major Jewish Groups: School Workshop Has Anti-Israel Bias, Flawed Pedagogy (VIDEO)

JNS.org – Mainstream Jewish organizations—including the Anti-Defamation League...

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...

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  • Arts and Culture Jewish Identity Jewish ‘Scandal’ Star Says He Remains True to Religious Ritual, Despite Scheduling, Dietary Conflicts

    Jewish ‘Scandal’ Star Says He Remains True to Religious Ritual, Despite Scheduling, Dietary Conflicts

    A star of the hit TV show “Scandal” told the community website Quora.com that, throughout his acting career, he has remained faithful to his Judaism, even when it has caused him to forfeit gigs. Joshua Malina, who plays the character of David Rosen on the ABC political-thriller series, reminisced about his early days in Hollywood, when he had no agent and could only go to open-call auditions. At one of these — a try-out for a commercial — he said he waited on a line that was “maybe a city […]

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  • Arts and Culture Huffington Post Accused of ‘Jew-Hatred’ After Tweeting ‘Offensive’ Joke About Comedian at Video Music Awards

    Huffington Post Accused of ‘Jew-Hatred’ After Tweeting ‘Offensive’ Joke About Comedian at Video Music Awards

    The Huffington Post is facing backlash after joking about a Jewish comedian’s  appearance at the Video Music Awards (VMAs) on Sunday night. Josh “The Fat Jew” Ostrovsky took part in Nick Jonas’ performance of his song “Bacon,” staged in a New York diner — in a cameo role as a waiter throwing a handful of bacon in the air. Commenting on the show, the Huffington Post tweeted, “not thrilled at the fat jew [he] wasted all that perfectly good bacon!!!!!!” The message angered many Twitter users, who thought the joke […]

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  • Sports Israeli Fans Mob, Dance With Basketball Player Amar’e Stoudemire at First Jerusalem Team Practice (VIDEO)

    Israeli Fans Mob, Dance With Basketball Player Amar’e Stoudemire at First Jerusalem Team Practice (VIDEO)

    Israeli basketball fans mobbed Hapoel Jerusalem’s newest player, American pro Amar’e Stoudemire, dancing around with him during a practice open to the public. On Friday, the team posted a video on Twitter of the happy romp with fans jumping around Stoudemire, while chanting in Hebrew. Unfamiliar with the lyrics, Stoudemire pumps his fist in the air. The basketball player, who has Jewish roots on his mother’s side, also waved a flag emblazoned with Hapoel Jerusalem’s logo. The former New York Knicks forward retired from the NBA earlier […]

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  • Arts and Culture Playboy Columnist Calls Israel’s ‘Burning Man’ Festival ‘Ultimate Revenge on Hitler’

    Playboy Columnist Calls Israel’s ‘Burning Man’ Festival ‘Ultimate Revenge on Hitler’

    The Israeli version of the famed American Burning Man music festival is the “ultimate revenge on Hitler,” according to a column in Playboy magazine on Thursday. In his column, Jeff Weiss also took note of the fact that Midburn — a five-day bacchanal in the Negev Desert, self-described as an event celebrating “a communal life style, creativity, art and radical self-expression” — began on June 8, the day of the Sarona Market terrorist attack in Tel Aviv, which left four people dead. Weiss asked rhetorically, “What could needle the mustached […]

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  • Arts and Culture Author of New Book on Connection Between Jews, Punk Rock Describes Bands Flinging Gefilte Fish, Bagels at Audience (INTERVIEW)

    Author of New Book on Connection Between Jews, Punk Rock Describes Bands Flinging Gefilte Fish, Bagels at Audience (INTERVIEW)

    Some punk rockers integrate their Jewish identity into their music through food, the author of a new book on the topic told The Algemeiner on Wednesday. Michael Croland, author of Oy Oy Oy Gevalt! Jews and Punk, described the way different musicians express this connection. “One band is known for throwing gefilte fish in the mosh pit, and people at its concert slide around on it while dancing,” he recounted. “Another used to drink Manischewitz [sweet kosher] wine out of a shofar [the ram […]

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  • Sports Scottish Soccer Club Manager Hails ‘Fantastic’ Jewish-State Visit After Victory Over Israeli Team (VIDEO)

    Scottish Soccer Club Manager Hails ‘Fantastic’ Jewish-State Visit After Victory Over Israeli Team (VIDEO)

    The manager of Scotland’s Celtic soccer club lauded Israel, after his team won a match against the Jewish state’s Hapoel Be’er Sheva on Tuesday night. Brendan Rodgers said at a post-match press conference: On behalf of the players, the people of Celtic and Scotland, Israel’s been fantastic for us. We came out here on Sunday, [and from] the hotel, the staff, we’ve been very, very warmly received. The atmosphere at the game was amazing and, obviously, one team has to lose, but you have a wonderful team here, […]

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  • Arts and Culture Second Jaffa Jazz Festival to Reunite International, Israeli Musicians

    Second Jaffa Jazz Festival to Reunite International, Israeli Musicians

    For the second time, Israel will host the Jaffa Jazz Festival, according to Broadwayworld.com. The festival will unite 43 Israeli musicians and eight international artists for a three-day event. The program will include a special performance by an ensemble of top jazz students studying at Belgium’s Royal Conservatoire of Antwerp, the Belgrade Music Academy in Serbia, Israel’s Rimon School of Music and the jazz program of the Israel Conservatory of Music in Tel Aviv. There will also be a jazz show for children led by Israeli saxophonist […]

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  • Sports Israel’s First NASCAR Driver Revved Up to Win

    Israel’s First NASCAR Driver Revved Up to Win

    JNS.org – As a young boy growing up in Ashdod, Israel, Alon Day got his first go-kart at age 9. By 15, he was racing them. Less than a decade later, Day has become the first Israeli professional race car driver on the NASCAR circuit. He made history by competing in NASCAR’s Xfinity Series race at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on August 13. “Driving a race car is not like any other sport,” Day told JNS.org. “You are actually almost flying […]

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