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The Foley Beheading and Israel’s PR Problem August 22, 2014 1:21 pm

The Foley Beheading and Israel’s PR Problem

The video of the beheading of American journalist James Foley went viral this week, in ‎spite...

An Open Thank You Letter to Hollywood’s Ryan Kavanaugh August 21, 2014 3:05 am

An Open Thank You Letter to Hollywood’s Ryan Kavanaugh

Recently, Relativity Media CEO Ryan Kavanaugh became the first major Hollywood executive...

Palestinians Should Support Boycotting Hamas, Not Israel August 21, 2014 2:32 am

Palestinians Should Support Boycotting Hamas, Not Israel

In a column last week for Al Jazeera America, Rafeef Ziadah, an activist with the Palestinian...

How the Media Distorted the Gaza War August 21, 2014 2:13 am

How the Media Distorted the Gaza War

Reporting during wartime may be the ultimate challenge for the media. But the conflict between...

Israel’s Opponents Are Irrational August 21, 2014 12:13 am

Israel’s Opponents Are Irrational

Belief in itself is by definition not reasonable. What facts and reason demonstrate leave...

How We Can Disarm Hamas August 20, 2014 11:33 am

How We Can Disarm Hamas

The Obama Administration announced on August 19 that it had finished destroying all of Syria’s...

Hamas, Negotiating From Weakness, is on the Verge of Calamity August 20, 2014 11:21 am

Hamas, Negotiating From Weakness, is on the Verge of Calamity

The summer war that has raged between Hamas in Gaza and Israel has left the Islamist terrorist...

A Love Letter From Hamas to ISIS (With 10 Tips) August 20, 2014 11:13 am

A Love Letter From Hamas to ISIS (With 10 Tips)

Dear Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), Our leadership felt bad about all of the tough...

Disengagement Not an Option in the Middle East August 19, 2014 9:23 am

Disengagement Not an Option in the Middle East

JNS.org – Strolling through Jerusalem’s historic Yemin Moshe quarter on a pleasant...

Visiting the Parents of Murdered Israeli Teen Gilad Shaar August 18, 2014 3:57 pm

Visiting the Parents of Murdered Israeli Teen Gilad Shaar

A day after the searing emotions of meeting IDF senior commanders on the Gaza border, I braced...

The Anti-Jewish Riots Have Exposed Hamas August 17, 2014 8:05 pm

The Anti-Jewish Riots Have Exposed Hamas

The editors at British newspaper The Guardian are beside themselves. Somebody forgot to pass...

How Hillary Clinton Enabled Hamas’ Construction of Terror Tunnels August 17, 2014 11:20 am

How Hillary Clinton Enabled Hamas’ Construction of Terror Tunnels

Much has been said and written about the terror tunnels that Hamas built in Gaza. But too...

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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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