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Four Facts That Everyone Should Know About the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict June 26, 2014 10:15 am

Four Facts That Everyone Should Know About the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Most Westerners, including many Jews, are unaware of four fundamental facts about the Jewish...

Surprise! ‘Peaceful’ Palestinian Leaders Tolerate Terror Buildup June 26, 2014 10:00 am

Surprise! ‘Peaceful’ Palestinian Leaders Tolerate Terror Buildup

One of the most important, but least-reported stories connected to the recent kidnapping of...

The Tragic Farce of Israeli ‘Confidence-Building Measures’ June 25, 2014 6:20 pm

The Tragic Farce of Israeli ‘Confidence-Building Measures’

The recent kidnapping of three Israeli teenagers near Hebron, who are now the subject of a...

Anti-Israel Eviction Notices on College Campuses Are Fake, But Anti-Semitism is Real June 25, 2014 2:44 am

Anti-Israel Eviction Notices on College Campuses Are Fake, But Anti-Semitism is Real

JNS.org – The latest anti-Israel trend to gain momentum on college campuses has...

Like Jews Before Them, Iraq’s Christians May be Expelled if Islamists Win in Iraq June 25, 2014 2:42 am

Like Jews Before Them, Iraq’s Christians May be Expelled if Islamists Win in Iraq

JNS.org - For most Westerners, Iraq is a foreboding and dangerous place that is filled...

The State Department Should Restrain Itself on Response to Israeli Kidnappings June 24, 2014 4:31 am

The State Department Should Restrain Itself on Response to Israeli Kidnappings

The State Department’s demand that Israel “exercise restraint” in its search...

Israel and the White Trash Elites June 23, 2014 3:39 am

Israel and the White Trash Elites

So when did all the snide anti-Israel elites turn into poor white trash? New York’s...

Some Operas You Won’t Be Seeing at the Met June 23, 2014 3:16 am

Some Operas You Won’t Be Seeing at the Met

JNS.org – Here are three operas that won’t get staged at the famed Metropolitan...

Presbyterian Church Approves Israel Divestment, But Does its Boycott Even Matter? June 22, 2014 4:11 pm

Presbyterian Church Approves Israel Divestment, But Does its Boycott Even Matter?

JNS.org – Leaders of Presbyterian Church USA (PCUSA) voted Friday at the church’s biennial...

Presbyterian Church USA Considered Banning the Word ‘Israel’ From Prayers June 22, 2014 4:04 pm

Presbyterian Church USA Considered Banning the Word ‘Israel’ From Prayers

There was another resolution that was considered by the Presbyterian Church USA that did...

Gaza Rockets Pummel Columbus, Georgia (Now Do You Understand?) June 20, 2014 3:56 pm

Gaza Rockets Pummel Columbus, Georgia (Now Do You Understand?)

COLUMBUS, GA – A rocket fired from a nearby former US army base exploded in a shopping...

The Shalit Precedent June 20, 2014 11:10 am

The Shalit Precedent

The most pressing issue in Israel right now is locating Naftali Frenkel, Gilad Shaer and...

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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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