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How Should Pro-Israel Voices Fight for the Jewish State on College Campuses? May 21, 2015 10:40 am

How Should Pro-Israel Voices Fight for the Jewish State on College Campuses?

JNS.org – Recent ordeals for Jews on college campuses include being probedon their...

Why the Palestinians’ Gun Culture Should Concern Us May 21, 2015 10:37 am

Why the Palestinians’ Gun Culture Should Concern Us

JNS.org – Another Palestinian teenager was shot to death last weekend. You didn’t...

Robert Wistrich: In Memoriam May 20, 2015 4:42 pm

Robert Wistrich: In Memoriam

For scholars, students, policy analysts, and the rest of us who struggle daily to understand...

Curbing the Self-Loathing Jewish Defamers of Israel May 20, 2015 1:01 pm

Curbing the Self-Loathing Jewish Defamers of Israel

Most of us are thoroughly exasperated with the obnoxious Jewish deviants who are demonizing...

Meet the New Neighborhood Terrorists in Gaza May 20, 2015 12:23 pm

Meet the New Neighborhood Terrorists in Gaza

JNS.org – As Islamic terrorist organizations throughout the Middle East sink to new...

Illinois Law Bans BDS Participants From State Pension Funds May 20, 2015 12:20 pm

Illinois Law Bans BDS Participants From State Pension Funds

JNS.org – Illinois on Monday became the third state in a month to pass legislation...

Newly Retired IDF Chief Joins Another Prestigious Club May 19, 2015 2:20 pm

Newly Retired IDF Chief Joins Another Prestigious Club

JNS.org – Three months ago, he retired as chief of staff of the Israel Defense Forces...

Hamas Using Truce to Prepare for Next Clash With Israel May 19, 2015 1:33 pm

Hamas Using Truce to Prepare for Next Clash With Israel

In the nine months since Hamas fought a 50-day war with Israel, the terrorist group has exploited...

Mahmoud Abbas: Palestinians Better Off Dead Than Living Outside of Israel May 18, 2015 1:47 pm

Mahmoud Abbas: Palestinians Better Off Dead Than Living Outside of Israel

Faced with the suffering of their own people, the Palestinians recently decided not to help....

CNN is Now a Mouthpiece for Palestinian Propaganda (VIDEO) May 18, 2015 1:38 pm

CNN is Now a Mouthpiece for Palestinian Propaganda (VIDEO)

From CNN: The official Palestianian news agency is reporting that Israeli settlers have chopped...

Jerusalem: Not Just an Idea May 18, 2015 12:48 pm

Jerusalem: Not Just an Idea

JNS.org – With Jerusalem Day upon us, we are once again witness to the usual platitudes...

Did Pope Francis Whitewash a Terrorist? May 17, 2015 8:37 pm

Did Pope Francis Whitewash a Terrorist?

Mahmoud Abbas an angel of peace? Really? Could Pope Francis really have called him that. I...

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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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  • Europe Sports FIFA Head Says Israel Should Not be Booted From World Soccer Association

    FIFA Head Says Israel Should Not be Booted From World Soccer Association

    JNS.org – Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) head Sepp Blatter said during a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that contrary to Palestinian complaints, Israel has not violated any FIFA statutes and should not be suspended from international soccer’s governing body. “We should not come to one federation saying we will exclude them,” said Blatter, the Jerusalem Post reported. “If the national association is fulfilling its obligations then there is no need to intervene,” he said. “I’m on a [...]

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  • Featured Middle East Sports Jewish Rights Group Slams Palestinian Attempts to Suspend Israel From FIFA

    Jewish Rights Group Slams Palestinian Attempts to Suspend Israel From FIFA

    Jewish human rights group the Simon Wiesenthal Center (SWC) said on Tuesday it was “appalled” by a Palestinian Football Association initiative to suspend Israel from FIFA, calling it another “front waged in the context of the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) campaign.” “We are appalled at the temerity of the Palestinan Football Association (PFA) demand that FIFA suspend Israel at your forthcoming Congress in Zurich,” wrote the group’s international relations director, Dr. Shimon Samuels, in a letter to FIFA President Joseph [...]

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  • Theater US & Canada Star of Auschwitz Thriller Says ‘God Was Holding the Hand of Every Jew in the Gas Chamber’ (VIDEO)

    Star of Auschwitz Thriller Says ‘God Was Holding the Hand of Every Jew in the Gas Chamber’ (VIDEO)

    The lead actor in Son of Saul, an Auschwitz thriller featured at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, told the UK’s The Guardian that he believes God was “holding the hand” of each Jew who died in the Nazi gas chambers during the Holocaust. “I do not for one nanosecond like to pretend that God is off the hook. He could and should have stopped it at a much earlier stage,” Géza Röhrig, 48, said. ”But I would not be able to get [...]

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  • Music Backstreet Boys Singer Howie D Gushes Over Masada During Israel Trip

    Backstreet Boys Singer Howie D Gushes Over Masada During Israel Trip

    Backstreet Boys singer Howie Dorough took to Instagram on Tuesday to marvel about climbing the famed Masada fortress with his band during their visit to Israel, where they will perform this week for the first time. The group’s second day of sightseeing in the Jewish state included the Masada hike, and taking a mud bath at the Dead Sea. A picture from the band’s official Twitter page shows the five singers covered in mud. While relaxing in the Dead Sea, [...]

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  • Book Reviews US & Canada ‘Arms and the Dudes:’ New Book, Film Detail How Ex-Orthodox Yeshiva Guys Became Top Suppliers for Afghan Army

    ‘Arms and the Dudes:’ New Book, Film Detail How Ex-Orthodox Yeshiva Guys Became Top Suppliers for Afghan Army

    A new book and its upcoming film adaptation tell the true story of how three former yeshiva students who habitually smoked marijuana scored a $300 million contract from the U.S. government to supply weapons for the Afghan Army, the New York Daily News reported on Sunday. Arms and the Dudes details how the Miami Beach potheads became “the most unlikely gunrunners in history,” according to the book’s author, investigative reporter Guy Lawson. The tale begins with Efraim Diveroli, nephew of [...]

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  • Blogs Theater Natalie Portman: Israel-Themed ‘A Tale of Love and Darkness’ Not Political

    Natalie Portman: Israel-Themed ‘A Tale of Love and Darkness’ Not Political

    JNS.org – Natalie Portman, who directs and stars in the new Hebrew-language film adaptation of author Amos Oz’s A Tale of Love and Darkness, says that despite Oz’s record as a vocal left-wing critic of Israel, her film is not political. Like the book on which it is based, Portman’s film is about a young boy at the time of the founding of the state of Israel. “I think the movie is very much about this very particular, specific family story. Of [...]

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