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The Communist Fingerprints on Iran’s Bomb August 24, 2015 7:32 pm

The Communist Fingerprints on Iran’s Bomb

A month from today or a year from today, an Iranian scientist or general might defect to the...

How Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein Cracked the Code on Jewish-Evangelical Relations August 24, 2015 2:41 pm

How Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein Cracked the Code on Jewish-Evangelical Relations

JNS.org – Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein cracked the code on relations between Jews and evangelical...

Hamas is Using ‘Humanitarian’ Goods to Rebuild Terror Infrastructure August 24, 2015 2:31 pm

Hamas is Using ‘Humanitarian’ Goods to Rebuild Terror Infrastructure

Last week, Palestinian terrorists tried to smuggle two tons of rocket-making material into...

Get Ready for Jihad, Iran-Style August 23, 2015 7:13 pm

Get Ready for Jihad, Iran-Style

The new twist in the controversy surrounding the nuclear agreement is an argument over the...

German Memorials Reveal Clash Between Holocaust Guilt and Anti-Zionism August 23, 2015 4:43 pm

German Memorials Reveal Clash Between Holocaust Guilt and Anti-Zionism

JNS.org – Germany is known for a strong state-level commitment to atoning for its...

Student Conference Imparts Solidarity to Pro-Israel Leaders August 23, 2015 4:39 pm

Student Conference Imparts Solidarity to Pro-Israel Leaders

JNS.org – On a hot mid-August day in Boston, when many of the city’s tens of thousands...

‘Minor’ Stabbings in Israel Shed Light on Major Threats August 20, 2015 11:18 am

‘Minor’ Stabbings in Israel Shed Light on Major Threats

The two “minor” stabbing incidents in Israel this past weekend shed light on many of the...

Anti-Zionism’s Mask Falls August 20, 2015 11:11 am

Anti-Zionism’s Mask Falls

JNS.org – The first Saturday in September will see Israel’s national soccer team...

Marking 100 Years Since the Lynching of Leo Frank August 18, 2015 10:33 am

Marking 100 Years Since the Lynching of Leo Frank

JNS.org – In the early hours of Aug. 17, 1915, a 31-year-old man took his last breath...

Nuclear Deal Delusions August 18, 2015 10:05 am

Nuclear Deal Delusions

Two pieces published on Monday illustrate the depth of the cognitive dissonance with which...

More Liberal Support for Netanyahu – Sort Of August 17, 2015 6:36 am

More Liberal Support for Netanyahu – Sort Of

The latest liberal voice to oppose the Iran deal is Leon Wieseltier, the New Republic’s...

An Open Letter to President Obama From the Children of Holocaust Survivors August 16, 2015 12:27 pm

An Open Letter to President Obama From the Children of Holocaust Survivors

Dear President Obama, As proud children of Jewish Holocaust survivors, we strongly condemn...

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  • Sports US & Canada Tom Brady: Best Part of My Summer Was Watching Julian Edelman Lather Himself in Mud at Dead Sea in Israel

    Tom Brady: Best Part of My Summer Was Watching Julian Edelman Lather Himself in Mud at Dead Sea in Israel

    New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady may have been bogged down this offseason over the NFL’s “Deflategate” scandal, but he found unusual recourse in images of teammate Julian Edelman lathering his body with potent Dead Sea mud in Israel. Indeed, as Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski became the latest celebrity voice to offer directions on the Israeli-developed navigational app Waze, and wide receiver Matthew Slater happily got married, Brady has been facing legal issues after NFL commissioner Roger Goodell reaffirmed a four-game suspension for Brady as part of a ball-deflating scandal […]

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  • Arts and Culture Middle East Larry King Asks Saudi Arabian Fan If Taking Pictures With Jews Is Permitted

    Larry King Asks Saudi Arabian Fan If Taking Pictures With Jews Is Permitted

    Jewish former CNN host Larry King asked a Saudi Arabian fan if taking pictures with Jews is allowed in his country, before agreeing to pose for a photo with the man, The New York Times reported on Wednesday. The world-famous interviewer was leaving the Ritz Carlton hotel in Washington, D.C. with a New York Times reporter when a “dark-skinned man” approached and asked to take a picture with him, according to the publication. Whereupon, King asked the fan where he was from. When the man said Saudi […]

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  • Europe Sports Britain’s Lord Sugar Says Synagogues Will Be Empty With Yom Kippur Matchup of Jewish-Supported Soccer Teams

    Britain’s Lord Sugar Says Synagogues Will Be Empty With Yom Kippur Matchup of Jewish-Supported Soccer Teams

    British-Jewish business tycoon Lord Alan Sugar joked on Wednesday that London synagogues will likely be empty during Yom Kippur with congregants fleeing to watch the match-up of two leading English soccer teams known for having hordes of Jewish fans. “Spurs V Arsenal cup game drawn on most important Jewish festival,” Lord Sugar pointed out on Twitter. “Both teams have loads of Jewish fans. Conclusion Synagogues will be empty.” North London rivals Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal FC will go head-to-head in the Capital One Cup third-round […]

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  • Arts and Culture US & Canada Jewish Men Pass Jimmy Kimmel Social Experiment, Rescuing ‘Spongebob’ in Distress (VIDEO)

    Jewish Men Pass Jimmy Kimmel Social Experiment, Rescuing ‘Spongebob’ in Distress (VIDEO)

    Two Jewish men were the only unwitting participants in a social experiment conducted by Jimmy Kimmel, for his popular TV show. As part of a candid-camera-like sketch featured Monday night on Jimmy Kimmel Live, the host devised different street scenes to observe human behavior — in particular, to see how long it would take people walking down California’s bustling Hollywood Boulevard to notice and interact with others in distress. One scene involved a man in a Spongebob Squarepants costume who had “fallen down” on the sidewalk and needed help […]

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  • Education US & Canada International Jewish Organization Blasts Israeli-Born Star Natalie Portman for Comments on Holocaust Education

    International Jewish Organization Blasts Israeli-Born Star Natalie Portman for Comments on Holocaust Education

    A major Jewish organization rebuked actress Natalie Portman on Monday for saying in a recent interview that Jews put too much emphasis on teaching about the Holocaust relative to other genocides. The Israeli-born movie star told the U.K.’s Independent that the Jewish community needs to examine how much focus it puts on Holocaust education over other issues. She said she was shocked when she learned that a genocide was taking place in Rwanda while she was in school learning only about the horrors of the […]

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  • Arts and Culture Israel Book Draws Parallels Between Holocaust and Palestinian Nakba, Sparks Outrage

    Book Draws Parallels Between Holocaust and Palestinian Nakba, Sparks Outrage

    JNS.org – A new book that draws parallels between the Holocaust and the Palestinian Nakba (the Arabic term for the displacement of Palestinian refugees during Israel’s War of Independence) has sparked outrage ahead of an official book launch, to be hosted by the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute on Sept. 7. The Zionist organization Im Tirtzu wrote a letter to the institute demanding that it cancel an event it planned in honor of the book’s authors, under the title The Holocaust and […]

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  • Education US & Canada Natalie Portman Says Holocaust Education Shouldn’t be Used for ‘Fearmongering’

    Natalie Portman Says Holocaust Education Shouldn’t be Used for ‘Fearmongering’

    Famed actress Natalie Portman warned on Friday against the use of Holocaust education to evoke fear and paranoia. In an interview with the U.K. Independent she added that the trauma should make Jews more empathetic to others who have also experienced hatred. “Sometimes it can be subverted to fearmongering and like ‘Another Holocaust is going to happen,’” the Israeli-American star said. “We need to, of course, be aware that hatred exists, antisemitism exists against all sorts of people, not in the same way. I […]

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  • Book Reviews Commentary A Righteous Gentile Navigates the Sharkpool of Washington’s Middle East Correspondents (REVIEW)

    A Righteous Gentile Navigates the Sharkpool of Washington’s Middle East Correspondents (REVIEW)

    The Tribalist, by Louis Marano, is ostensibly a work of fiction but at its core a kind of love song by a gentile journalist for the State of Israel, and especially its secular Zionist core. (Because of the relentless attacks by left-wing polemicists on Israel’s allegedly “messianic” fringe, it’s often forgotten that most of Israel’s founders and all its leaders have been secular Zionists.) The author, the product of an Italian-American family in Buffalo, served two tours of duty in […]

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