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Lauded by Jewish Leaders, New British Prime Minster Theresa May Takes Office July 14, 2016 3:55 am

Lauded by Jewish Leaders, New British Prime Minster Theresa May Takes Office

JNS.org – British-Jewish and pro-Israel groups are congratulating Home Secretary Theresa...

The Story Behind the GOP’s Anti-Two State Platform July 14, 2016 3:49 am

The Story Behind the GOP’s Anti-Two State Platform

JNS.org – Amid the intrigue and speculation over the upcoming Republican National Convention...

Alan Dershowitz: Whom Do Bigots Blame for Police Shootings in America? Israel, Of Course! July 13, 2016 2:24 pm

Alan Dershowitz: Whom Do Bigots Blame for Police Shootings in America? Israel, Of Course!

In response to the tragic deaths of Philando Castile and Alton Sterling at the hands of police...

The New York Times Ignores Huge Story of State Department Using Tax Dollars in Anti-Netanyahu Scheme July 13, 2016 12:39 pm

The New York Times Ignores Huge Story of State Department Using Tax Dollars in Anti-Netanyahu Scheme

The State Department spent US taxpayer dollars funding a political campaign against Benjamin...

Honor Elie Wiesel by Imposing Sanctions on and Stopping Iran July 13, 2016 3:43 am

Honor Elie Wiesel by Imposing Sanctions on and Stopping Iran

Both personally, and on behalf of the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA), I wish to join...

How Israel Has Made ‘Never Again’ a Reality July 13, 2016 3:37 am

How Israel Has Made ‘Never Again’ a Reality

The world marked two events of great importance to the Jewish people during July 4th weekend....

The Rise, Fall and Rebirth of Antisemitism July 13, 2016 3:33 am

The Rise, Fall and Rebirth of Antisemitism

When I was young, I always thought that antisemitism had died in the burning wreckage of Berlin,...

Palestinian Nationalism and the Case for Kurdish Statehood July 12, 2016 6:41 am

Palestinian Nationalism and the Case for Kurdish Statehood

Why has the West been so supportive of Palestinian nationalism, yet so reluctant to support...

Lessons Already Learned From Brexit July 12, 2016 6:37 am

Lessons Already Learned From Brexit

The United Kingdom’s revolutionary decision to leave the European Union stunned pollsters,...

Why Iran’s Ayatollah Khamenei Is Supremely Confident July 12, 2016 6:33 am

Why Iran’s Ayatollah Khamenei Is Supremely Confident

JNS.org – One year after they signed the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, known...

Ivanka Trump Chose to Be Jewish; Attacking Her Orthodox Rabbi Is a Disgrace July 11, 2016 6:33 pm

Ivanka Trump Chose to Be Jewish; Attacking Her Orthodox Rabbi Is a Disgrace

The one thing we’re not supposed to do in Judaism is make a convert feel like a convert....

Netanyahu’s Multi-Nation Trip Marks ‘Overdue’ Step in Israel-Africa Relations July 11, 2016 9:21 am

Netanyahu’s Multi-Nation Trip Marks ‘Overdue’ Step in Israel-Africa Relations

JNS.org – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took a historic multi-nation trip...

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  • Arts and Culture A Theatrical Look at Diplomacy and the Oslo Accords (REVIEW)

    A Theatrical Look at Diplomacy and the Oslo Accords (REVIEW)

    Is diplomacy worthwhile, even if the end result isn’t what we hoped for? That is the question, among many others, posed by the new play Oslo, by J.T. Rogers. Making its New York debut at Lincoln Center, the play examines the secret diplomatic process that led to the historic 1993 peace accords. The character of Shimon Peres makes an appearance onstage — and he, along with Yitzhak Rabin and Yasser Arafat, tower over the proceedings. But they mainly do so in absentia. Instead, […]

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  • Spirituality/Tradition Sports Israeli Trailblazer Dean Kremer Brings Jewish Values to Nascent Pro Baseball Career

    Israeli Trailblazer Dean Kremer Brings Jewish Values to Nascent Pro Baseball Career

    JNS.org – Other than being part of the Los Angeles Dodgers organization, Sandy Koufax and Dean Kremer have something else in common: a respect for Jewish tradition. Koufax — who was recently ranked by ESPN as the best left-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball (MLB) history — decided not to pitch Game 1 of the 1965 World Series because the game fell on Yom Kippur. “I would do the same,” Kremer said in an interview. Last month, the 20-year-old Kremer became […]

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  • Arts and Culture Lead Guitarist of British Rock Band Queen Asks Adam Lambert to Sing in Hebrew During Upcoming Israel Concert

    Lead Guitarist of British Rock Band Queen Asks Adam Lambert to Sing in Hebrew During Upcoming Israel Concert

    The famed lead guitarist of British rock band Queen, Brian May, encouraged Jewish singer-songwriter Adam Lambert to perform in Hebrew during their upcoming joint concert in Israel, an entertainment industry advocacy organization reported on Tuesday. During a recent interview with Israeli television personality Assi Azar, May was played a 2005 video of Lambert singing the popular song Shir L’Shalom, (Song for Peace). May was so impressed by Lambert’s singing of the Hebrew track that he told the American singer, “We have to do that. Let’s […]

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  • Sports Kenyan Marathoner to Compete for Israel in Rio Olympics

    Kenyan Marathoner to Compete for Israel in Rio Olympics

    JNS.org – Kenyan-born marathoner Lonah Chemtai is expected to compete for Israel at the Olympics Games in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil next month after gaining a last minute approval. “I am very proud [to represent Israel] and I hope to achieve a new personal best time,” Chemtai told Reuters. Chemtai, who grew up a rural village in western Kenya, first came to Israel in 2009 to care of the children of her country’s ambassador to Israel. The 27-year-old runner recently gained […]

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  • Arts and Culture Jewish Identity Will Laughs Lead to Love on Show About Orthodox Dating?

    Will Laughs Lead to Love on Show About Orthodox Dating?

    To date or not to date? That is not the question for most Modern Orthodox singles in New York. The question is when will they find their future spouses, and when will their families stop nagging them about having babies? Inspired by the success of the Israeli show “Srugim,” Leah Gottfried, 25, decided she would create and star in her own show, “Soon By You.” “Dating is so serious already,” Gottfried said. “We wanted to take a lighter approach and laugh at the […]

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  • Arts and Culture Israeli Actress Says Playing Muslim Character in ‘Tyrant’ Has Made Her More ‘Hopeful, Humble’

    Israeli Actress Says Playing Muslim Character in ‘Tyrant’ Has Made Her More ‘Hopeful, Humble’

    Israeli actress Moran Atias said that playing a Muslim woman in the hit FX series Tyrant has changed her outlook. “Educating myself about a different culture has made me more hopeful and humble, that we’re all the same,” the Jewish actress, 35, said during an interview with AOL Build. Atias plays Leila Al-Fayeed, the strong and politically minded wife of the president of Abbudin, a fictional Middle Eastern country run by a dictatorial family. The Israeli-born former model, who earned the title of Miss Globe International […]

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  • Arts and Culture Jewish Identity Jewish Fashionistas From Around the World to Tour ‘Chic Side of Israel’

    Jewish Fashionistas From Around the World to Tour ‘Chic Side of Israel’

    A delegation of 35 Jewish fashion industry mavens from around the world will travel to Israel later this month to “discover the chic side” of the country, 5 Town Jewish Times reported. The eight-day tour, organized by the Maryland-based Jewish Women’s Renaissance Project (JWRP) and the Israeli Ministry of Diaspora Affairs, will include visits to key fashion sites and meetings with some of the country’s top fashion designers, merchandisers and marketers. Participants will also attend a JWRP Fashion Week event in Tel Aviv. JWRP said the trip is […]

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  • Jewish Identity Sports Granddaughter of Holocaust Survivors Honored to Represent Israel at 2016 Olympic Games

    Granddaughter of Holocaust Survivors Honored to Represent Israel at 2016 Olympic Games

    Pro golfer Laetitia Beck said she is honored to have been selected to represent Israel at the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil largely because of her grandparents, who survived the Holocaust. “Everywhere I go, I want people to know where I’m from, my background and where my family came from because of the struggle they had to go through,” she told the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA). “Every week when I play and I see the Israeli flag, it brings me a lot […]

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