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Hamas’ Busy Week August 12, 2016 7:20 am

Hamas’ Busy Week

Hamas has had a lot on its plate this week. While engaging in the routine activity of honing...

PA Fires Palestinian Who Helped Jewish Terror Victims August 12, 2016 4:27 am

PA Fires Palestinian Who Helped Jewish Terror Victims

JNS.org – A Palestinian who offered assistance at the scene of a July 1 terrorist...

Paging Ambassador Ira Forman: Synagogue Attacked, World Is Silent August 12, 2016 4:20 am

Paging Ambassador Ira Forman: Synagogue Attacked, World Is Silent

JNS.org – If a bomb were thrown at a prominent synagogue in Brooklyn, the media would...

Could a South China Sea Dispute Affect Palestinian Statehood? August 12, 2016 4:17 am

Could a South China Sea Dispute Affect Palestinian Statehood?

JNS.org – Could satellite photos of a tiny island in the South China Sea affect...

Haaretz Has Crossed Democracy’s Most Fundamental Red Line August 12, 2016 3:16 am

Haaretz Has Crossed Democracy’s Most Fundamental Red Line

In any true democracy, citizens cannot allow institutions to threaten their well-being. Israelis...

The New ‘Nuts’ — Jeffrey Goldberg, the  Jerusalem Post and the Question of Sanity August 11, 2016 3:13 pm

The New ‘Nuts’ — Jeffrey Goldberg, the Jerusalem Post and the Question of Sanity

I think I’m getting ready to leave Ha’aretz … [its] cartoonish anti-Israelism...

Israel to Expel BDS Activists? Bravo! August 11, 2016 5:10 am

Israel to Expel BDS Activists? Bravo!

The decision by the Interior and Public Security ministers to form a special task force to...

IDF Reservist Group Sets the Record Straight on Israel August 11, 2016 4:43 am

IDF Reservist Group Sets the Record Straight on Israel

“Outrage is the power that motivated me,” declared Israeli Major Amit Deri, in a recent...

Sex-Obsessed, the New York Times’ News Judgment Veers Astray August 10, 2016 5:22 pm

Sex-Obsessed, the New York Times’ News Judgment Veers Astray

Sometimes the bias in the New York Times comes not in the news that it prints, but in the...

Adelson’s Maccabee Task Force Expanding Efforts to Combat Campus Antisemitism August 10, 2016 6:50 am

Adelson’s Maccabee Task Force Expanding Efforts to Combat Campus Antisemitism

When news surfaced in the Spring of 2015 that philanthropist and casino magnate Sheldon Adelson...

With Antisemitism Rising in Germany, Jewish Groups Encourage Victims to Speak Up August 10, 2016 6:47 am

With Antisemitism Rising in Germany, Jewish Groups Encourage Victims to Speak Up

JNS.org – In the summer of 2015, on the streets of Berlin, a gang of drunks approached...

Is Turkey Following Pakistan’s Descent Into Islamization? August 10, 2016 6:41 am

Is Turkey Following Pakistan’s Descent Into Islamization?

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s oppressive response to July’s failed...

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  • Arts and Culture Writer of Popular Kids Series to Premiere Autobiographical Solo Show ‘Not That Jewish’

    Writer of Popular Kids Series to Premiere Autobiographical Solo Show ‘Not That Jewish’

    The writer of a popular children’s television series will premiere an off-Broadway solo show called “Not That Jewish,” according to The Hollywood Reporter. Written and performed by Monica Piper — the Emmy Award-winning showrunner of Nickelodeon’s “Rugrats” — the show is described as “the autobiographical telling of a Jew…’ish’ girl’s life.” “Not That Jewish” explores Piper’s Bronx upbringing in a show-business family, her comedy-club debut and her “almost” night with former Yankees legend Mickey Mantle. “Audiences can expect to leave laughed-out, a little teary-eyed and […]

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  • Sports Scottish Soccer Team Will Fly to Israel on Private Jet Used by Madonna

    Scottish Soccer Team Will Fly to Israel on Private Jet Used by Madonna

    Scotland’s Celtic soccer club will fly to Israel with the same private jet Madonna used while on tour, The Scotsman reported on Monday. According to the report, the team is heading for the Jewish state to compete against Israel’s Hapoel Be’er Sheva on Tuesday night, and will be transported in the customized, luxurious Boeing 757-200 that the pop icon used in New Zealand for her six-month Rebel Heart tour, which wrapped up in March. The plane is on loan from Greece-based GainJet Aviation and can accommodate 62 passengers. The […]

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  • Arts and Culture Revealed: Actor Jonah Hill Officiated at Wedding of Fellow Jewish Star, Singer Adam Levine

    Revealed: Actor Jonah Hill Officiated at Wedding of Fellow Jewish Star, Singer Adam Levine

    Jewish actor Jonah Hill revealed on Wednesday morning that he had officiated the wedding of good friend and Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine. The “War Dogs” actor, 32, was a guest on Sirius XM’s The Howard Stern Show when the conversation turned to Levine’s July 2014 wedding to Victoria’s Secret model Behati Prinsloo. Hill said that after he was asked to officiate the nuptials, he started getting worried about the type of speech he was going to deliver. “I’m writing all these things, and then I […]

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  • Arts and Culture Music Jewish Indie Rocker Dedicates New ‘Refugee’ Track to Grandfather Who Fled Nazi Persecution

    Jewish Indie Rocker Dedicates New ‘Refugee’ Track to Grandfather Who Fled Nazi Persecution

    Jewish indie singer Ezra Furman released a song on Wednesday that he said was dedicated to his grandfather, who escaped Nazi persecution. Furman told the website Consequence of Sound that the new track, called “The Refugee,” is his “first song entirely concerned with my Jewish background and present, a song dedicated to my grandfather who fled the Nazis, as well as to all of the refugees desperate for a home today.” He added, “May all the wanderers find the homes they seek, and […]

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  • Arts and Culture Uncanny Toy Replica of Israeli ‘Wonder Woman’ Gal Gadot Auctioning on eBay for Over $1,600

    Uncanny Toy Replica of Israeli ‘Wonder Woman’ Gal Gadot Auctioning on eBay for Over $1,600

    An artist is auctioning on eBay a Wonder Woman doll he purchased and repainted to create an uncanny replica of Israeli actress Gal Gadot, who will play the superhero in an upcoming 2017 spin-off film. Noel Cruz purchased a 19-inch action figure of the Batman v Superman star and replaced its plastic hair with a new wig, and added a material belt and Princess Diana’s lasso, according to the blog Io9, which first reported on Cruz’s work. He then painted the doll to make it look like the […]

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  • Arts and Culture British Jewish Star Daniel Radcliffe Hopes New Movie About Neo-Nazis Will Spark Dialogue to Defeat Antisemitic Rhetoric

    British Jewish Star Daniel Radcliffe Hopes New Movie About Neo-Nazis Will Spark Dialogue to Defeat Antisemitic Rhetoric

    Racist and antisemitic rhetoric supported by white supremacists can be defeated by opening channels for meaningful dialogue, British-Jewish actor Daniel Radcliffe said, ahead of the release of his new film, in which he plays an undercover FBI agent infiltrating a neo-Nazi group. “[White supremacist ideologies] have more power the less we talk about them. So hopefully this does start a kind of conversation, which would be a tiny part of a much larger conversation that needs to happen,” the actor, 27, told The […]

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  • Sports Olympic Gold Medalist Gabby Douglas Reveals She Can Read, Speak Hebrew

    Olympic Gold Medalist Gabby Douglas Reveals She Can Read, Speak Hebrew

    Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas knows how to read and speak “a little” Hebrew, she revealed in the Aug. 15 issue of Us Weekly. The 20-year-old gymnast, who told the magazine that her favorite book is the Bible, was featured in a spread about the USA gymnastics team — which was awarded the gold medal in the women’s all-around finals at the Olympics in Rio on Aug. 9. In her 2012 memoir, In Grace, Gold, and Glory: My Leap of Faith, Douglas wrote that her […]

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  • Features Ben-Gurion University Institute Tackles Water Shortages, Hygiene in Developing Countries

    Ben-Gurion University Institute Tackles Water Shortages, Hygiene in Developing Countries

    JNS.org – Israeli water experts believe that by 2050, almost half of the world’s population will live in countries with a chronic water shortage. What’s causing the shortfall is population growth, which leads to a greater demand for food, increased pollution and climate instability, according to Prof. Noam Weisbrod, director of the Zuckerberg Institute for Water Research (ZIWR) in the Jacob Blaustein Institute for Desert Research at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. In Israel’s Negev Desert, which has long been plagued […]

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