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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....

Analysis: The Anatomy of a Cease-Fire August 27, 2014 10:50 am

Analysis: The Anatomy of a Cease-Fire

JNS.org – After at least 11 failed attempts at achieving a lasting cease-fire between...

PA President Mahmoud Abbas Under Pressure As Armed Wing of Fatah Insists on Fighting, Questioning His Sincerity for Peace August 14, 2014 7:25 pm

PA President Mahmoud Abbas Under Pressure As Armed Wing of Fatah Insists on Fighting, Questioning His Sincerity for Peace

The Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades, the armed wing of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud...

Analysis: Israel Stumped by Obama’s Behavior July 31, 2014 5:51 am

Analysis: Israel Stumped by Obama’s Behavior

Politicians across the political spectrum in Israel have been left entirely stumped by President...

On Twitter, Iran’s Ayatollah Khamenei Admits to Being the Head of the Serpent Whose Tail is Hamas in Gaza July 21, 2014 6:22 pm

On Twitter, Iran’s Ayatollah Khamenei Admits to Being the Head of the Serpent Whose Tail is Hamas in Gaza

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei admitted to providing support for Hamas in Gaza,...

Jewish College Students Wage Social Media Battle to Defend Israel July 16, 2014 5:50 pm

Jewish College Students Wage Social Media Battle to Defend Israel

JNS.org - Australia’s Sydney Harbor is up in flames. Large letters superimposed on the...

IDF Launches Gaza Operation in Response to Escalated Rocket Attacks July 9, 2014 6:10 am

IDF Launches Gaza Operation in Response to Escalated Rocket Attacks

JNS.org – The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) launched “Operation Protective Edge”...

Analysis: There Had Been Previous Attempts to Kidnap Members of Abu Khdeir’s Family (VIDEO) July 4, 2014 12:56 pm

Analysis: There Had Been Previous Attempts to Kidnap Members of Abu Khdeir’s Family (VIDEO)

Israeli media are all over the place in guessing who is responsible for the kidnap and murder...

Israeli President-Elect Rivlin Contrasts Sharply With Outgoing Peres June 24, 2014 4:33 am

Israeli President-Elect Rivlin Contrasts Sharply With Outgoing Peres

JNS.org – As a well-respected parliamentarian who has served as the government’s...

Effort to Cut Palestinian Authority Funding Moves to Formal U.S. House Resolution June 12, 2014 5:56 pm

Effort to Cut Palestinian Authority Funding Moves to Formal U.S. House Resolution

Congressional sentiment on cutting funding of the Palestinian Authority escalated to a formal...

Eric Cantor, Leading Advocate for Jewish Issues in Congress, Suffers Stunning Defeat June 12, 2014 1:16 pm

Eric Cantor, Leading Advocate for Jewish Issues in Congress, Suffers Stunning Defeat

JNS.org – Following Tuesday’s stunning primary defeat of Rep. Eric Cantor, the...

Israel a Strong Focus of Senator Ted Cruz’s Foreign Policy Push June 10, 2014 12:56 am

Israel a Strong Focus of Senator Ted Cruz’s Foreign Policy Push

JNS.org – A prominent Republican senator considered by many to be a contender in...

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  • Arts and Culture Blogs 10 New Hollywood Movies That Aim to Show Support for Israel (SATIRE)

    10 New Hollywood Movies That Aim to Show Support for Israel (SATIRE)

    Ten major film studios are currently in production on projects that promote a decidedly pro-Israeli narrative. In famously liberal Hollywood, such a development has left mouths agape and set tongues a wagging. Since the Jewish State began defending itself from the thousands of rockets that Hamas has hurled at it – as well as ongoing terror attacks and murders, the overwhelming number of Tinseltown’s producers, directors, actors, and studio moguls have remained indifferent to the plight of millions of Israeli [...]

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  • Featured Israel Sports So Close: Israeli Judoka Loses Crown in World Cup Final, Finishes With Silver (VIDEO)

    So Close: Israeli Judoka Loses Crown in World Cup Final, Finishes With Silver (VIDEO)

    Israeli Judoka Yarden Gerbi (63kg), 25, of Netanya, on Thursday lost the final round at the Judo World Cup, and her world title to Clarisse Agbegnenou of France, at a match held in Russia. “I have mixed feelings,” Gerbi told Israeli Army radio. But, “I shouldn’t assume that I’d win the world Judo championship twice in a row,” she admitted. Gerbi won gold in Rio De Janeiro last year. “When I made my decision, I knew it was going to [...]

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  • Book Reviews Jewish Identity Surviving the Holocaust by Hiding Their Faith (REVIEW)

    Surviving the Holocaust by Hiding Their Faith (REVIEW)

    “Jews Out!” was just the name of a child’s game that three little girls played in World War II Europe. But all is not as it seems because the three girls were Jewish, but hiding their true identities. In award-winning author R. D. Rosen’s riveting non-fiction work, Such Good Girls, “Jews Out!” wasn’t a game; it was a struggle for survival. The girls, Sophie, Flora, and Carla, grew up at a time and a place that did not allow them [...]

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  • Music Personalities Twenty Years On, the Real and Radical Legacy of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach

    Twenty Years On, the Real and Radical Legacy of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach

    JNS.org – “He was part hippie, part yippie, part beatnik, and part New Age,” wrote Elli Wohlgelernter in a Jerusalem Post eulogy in 1994, following the Oct. 20 passing of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach. Twenty years later, more robust accounts of Carlebach’s life have come to the surface. Earlier this year, Natan Ophir published the book Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach: Life, Mission & Legacy. This past summer, Rabbi Shlomo Katz’s The Soul of Jerusalem hit the shelves. But even the authors will admit [...]

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  • Blogs Music Beatlemania Invades the Gaza Strip (SATIRE)

    Beatlemania Invades the Gaza Strip (SATIRE)

    As Hamas loses its grip on power in the Gaza Strip as a result of war, poverty and disillusionment, the Islamist terrorist group has developed an ingenious way to raise the morale of the 1.7 million Palestinian Arabs it was elected to serve. While currently focused on delivering a rocket into every Israeli home, Hamas has not left its own people behind. To gently wipe away the tears of children strategically placed inside kindergartens as human shields, the Hamas Interior Ministry [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Spirituality/Tradition Removing Jesus’ Jewish Identity From Artwork

    Removing Jesus’ Jewish Identity From Artwork

    In a strong statement that challenges the historic divide between Christianity and Judaism, Pope Francis recently proclaimed, “Inside every Christian is a Jew.” But if you look at Renaissance artworks that depict Jesus, you will not find any evidence of a Jew inside the Christianized Jesus — even though the Gospels in the New Testament tell us that Jesus was Jewish to the core. Getting that point across to the public is a daunting task, as I learned in interviews I [...]

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  • Music Personalities Recycling His Roots

    Recycling His Roots

    JNS.org – Having started his career playing on his family’s pots and pans, Jewish musician Billy Jonas has maintained this homemade performance ethic while spreading his messages of simple living and environmentalism to a shared home throughout the world. After beginning in the kitchen, Jonas soon moved to the music room, where he picked up the piano, guitar, and trombone. These days, the multi-talented multi-instrumentalist plays on with pretty much anything he can find, including cans, bottles buckets, and other recycled-object [...]

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  • Book Reviews Personalities Jewish Renewal Movement Founder’s Insights Form a New Guide for Senior Living

    Jewish Renewal Movement Founder’s Insights Form a New Guide for Senior Living

    JNS.org – Sara Davidson’s The December Project is a new book that should be read by all senior citizens, and by those who hope to live a long life, for it raises a question that most of us have not been taught how to answer: What should we do in that final stage of our lives? Many of us continue working past the traditional retirement age of 65, not because we need the money and not because we find the [...]

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