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Israel’s Biennial Gaza War – Jewish and Arab Pathologies July 9, 2014 5:42 pm

Israel’s Biennial Gaza War – Jewish and Arab Pathologies

Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to Israel’s 3rd Biennial Gaza War. Israelis knows the drill....

Israel Cannot Survive a Two-Front War July 9, 2014 11:58 am

Israel Cannot Survive a Two-Front War

By now let’s state what is painfully obvious. Israel’s unilateral withdrawal from Gaza...

An Arab-American Brutalized — by Palestinian Police July 8, 2014 4:33 pm

An Arab-American Brutalized — by Palestinian Police

An Arab-American visiting the disputed (West Bank) territories is brutalized by the police–yet...

Selective Self-Flagellation July 8, 2014 11:56 am

Selective Self-Flagellation

On June 11, the day before the kidnapping of Israeli teens Eyal Yifrach, Gil-ad Shaer and...

Israel’s Supporters Must Stop Using These 13 Phrases July 7, 2014 11:58 am

Israel’s Supporters Must Stop Using These 13 Phrases

Mainstream Western media coverage of Israel is laced with expressions intentionally crafted...

Analysis: Jewish Terror and Arab Terror – Dangers and Differences July 7, 2014 11:42 am

Analysis: Jewish Terror and Arab Terror – Dangers and Differences

If a court confirms that Jews kidnapped and murdered a 16-year-old Arab boy, it is a dangerous...

Beware of Friendship With Iran July 7, 2014 9:00 am

Beware of Friendship With Iran

JNS.org – If you want the measure of how American policy has clumsily tailed the...

Fed Up With Dead Jews July 6, 2014 7:57 am

Fed Up With Dead Jews

There have been other murdered Jews at the hands of terrorists, countless in fact. Walk the...

Murder and Mothers’ Milk July 6, 2014 12:32 am

Murder and Mothers’ Milk

During the wee hours of Wednesday morning, 16-year-old Muhammad Hussein Abu Khdeir was forced...

Presbyterians Must Tell Their Leaders to End Support for BDS July 4, 2014 11:01 am

Presbyterians Must Tell Their Leaders to End Support for BDS

The Presbyterian Church (USA) is in full damage-control mode, and it isn’t going well. The...

Too Many Memorials and Too Many Tears July 4, 2014 10:41 am

Too Many Memorials and Too Many Tears

We have had too many memorials, too many tears shed. It’s time to create a proper response...

Happy Fourth of July, Kurdistan July 4, 2014 9:08 am

Happy Fourth of July, Kurdistan

Pop quiz: What side does the United States support? On one side are the Iraqi Kurds. Backed...

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  • Book Reviews Jewish Identity A Holistic Look at the Rebbe’s Life and Career (REVIEW)

    A Holistic Look at the Rebbe’s Life and Career (REVIEW)

    Did you know that in the entire Bible, only one birthday is mentioned and it is that of Pharaoh? And did you know that according to some scientists, by accepting Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity, it is impossible to prove or disprove that the sun is the gravitational center of our solar system? In his new book, REBBE, best-selling author Joseph Telushkin reveals many surprising and sometimes shocking details as he chronicles the life and teachings of the charismatic Rabbi [...]

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  • Food Mitzvos New Jerusalem Eatery’s Uniform Pricing Seeks to ‘Help People Make It’

    New Jerusalem Eatery’s Uniform Pricing Seeks to ‘Help People Make It’

    JNS.org – Omelet sandwich: 5 shekels. Iced coffee: 5 shekels. Tuna sandwich: 5 shekels. Fresh-squeezed orange juice: 5 shekels. Cheese bureka: 5 shekels. There’s plenty more on the Cofizz menu, but you get the idea. Dani Mizrahi and Amir Amshalm, two Israeli men in their early 30s, asked themselves: Why not launch a take-out food joint in busy neighborhoods around Jerusalem where everything—and that means everything—goes for five shekels, or about $1.50. They’d seen the concept take off in Tel Aviv, where [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Israel New Primetime Drama ‘Tyrant’ Filmed Entirely in Israel (VIDEO)

    New Primetime Drama ‘Tyrant’ Filmed Entirely in Israel (VIDEO)

    The new FX Network drama Tyrant was shot entirely in Israel, just 10 miles north of Tel Aviv, Bloomberg News reported last Tuesday. Tyrant follows the life of an Arab dictator’s second son Barry, played by Adam Rayner, who reluctantly returns home to the Middle Eastern nation of his birth to join the family business away from his suburban life in America. The elaborate set production for the primetime drama included a crew of 300 and a reported cost of over $3 million [...]

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  • Arts and Culture US & Canada Supermodel: Jewish Mothers Are Constantly Trying to Set Me Up With Their Sons

    Supermodel: Jewish Mothers Are Constantly Trying to Set Me Up With Their Sons

    Skokie, Il-born 25-year-old Erin Heatherton (Erin Heather Bubley) is rocking the modeling world. And in a new interview accompanying a cover spread for Miami’s Ocean Drive magazine, she says Jewish moms are “constantly trying to set her up with their sons.” Imagine that – who would have thought? “The moms, they’re doing what they do. It doesn’t matter what country they live in, what city – grandmothers, too,” she admitted. “But I’m probably going to do that too one day.” Heatherton was [...]

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  • Education Israel First Ever: Turkish Academics to Visit Israel Holocaust Museum for Seminar

    First Ever: Turkish Academics to Visit Israel Holocaust Museum for Seminar

    Some 15 Turkish university professors and lecturers will take part in a first of its kind seminar at Holocaust museum Yad Vashem’s International School for Holocaust Studies starting next week. The trip is especially significant as Holocaust denial is rampant in the Arab world. A Palestinian professor was recently forced to resign after he led a trip to the Nazi extermination camp Auschwitz. Participants in the week-long program at Yad Vashem will experience in-depth tours of the museum’s archives and [...]

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  • Israel Music Guns N’ Roses Guitarist Rocks Solo Acoustic Version of Israeli National Anthem – Hatikva (VIDEO)

    Guns N’ Roses Guitarist Rocks Solo Acoustic Version of Israeli National Anthem – Hatikva (VIDEO)

    Ok, fans, question time. What do: Guns ‘n’ Roses shred-meister guitarist, Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (aka Ronald Jay Blumenthal), “Hard Rock Hotel”, “Las Vegas” and Israel’s ”Hatikva” (The Hope) national anthem… all have in common? I know, you’re probably thinking, “Hmm, ‘One of these things is not like the other,’ would fit in here,” right? Um, no, turns out. Caught backstage by blogger Darren Garnick at the swanky Vegas gig in early June, Thal, acoustic guitar in hand, fretted out a sweetly melodic [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Blogs David Letterman’s Sidekick on His ‘Dream Job,’ Jewish Upbringing

    David Letterman’s Sidekick on His ‘Dream Job,’ Jewish Upbringing

    JNS.org – A Jewish upbringing taught Paul Shaffer, David Letterman’s musical director and sidekick for 32 years, the value of giving back. After the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, Shaffer served as musical director for “The Concert for New York City,” and in 2012 he accompanied Adam Sandler in “12-12-12: The Concert for Sandy Relief,” a fundraiser for people affected by Hurricane Sandy. He was also the national spokesperson for Epilepsy Canada. “My mother taught by example,” Shaffer said in an [...]

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  • Jewish Identity Sports Coach David Blatt’s NBA Hiring Hailed as ‘Incredible’ for Jewish Community

    Coach David Blatt’s NBA Hiring Hailed as ‘Incredible’ for Jewish Community

    JNS.org – The National Basketball Association’s (NBA) Cleveland Cavaliers looked near and far during a five-week stretch for a head coach, and they finally found their man—in Israel. David Blatt, who coached Maccabi Tel Aviv to the Euroleague and Israeli league basketball championships this year, struck a deal to become the 20th coach in the history of the Cavaliers. The selection was immediately celebrated by basketball players Tamir Goodman and Mark Sack, both from the Cleveland area, and one of [...]

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