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Where Did the Islamic State Come From? September 14, 2014 2:19 pm

Where Did the Islamic State Come From?

The simple answer – and the one you’ll hear most often – is that IS, or Islamic...

A Sad Anniversary September 12, 2014 10:08 am

A Sad Anniversary

I awoke on Sept. 11, 2001, in an agitated state. I was going to have to tell my boss that...

Why I Am Devoting My Life to Israel September 10, 2014 6:27 pm

Why I Am Devoting My Life to Israel

It’s June 2009. I am in Israel on a CAMERA Student Leadership trip, and I’m on the...

Has Pro-Christian Conference Been Hijacked by Pro-Iran/Hezbollah Dhimmis? September 9, 2014 4:20 pm

Has Pro-Christian Conference Been Hijacked by Pro-Iran/Hezbollah Dhimmis?

A group of Christian activists in the United States is warning that an upcoming summit about...

Why They Behead Us September 9, 2014 6:21 am

Why They Behead Us

Daniel Pearl. Nicholas Berg. James Foley. Steven Sotloff. Four American noncombatants have...

Naomi Wolf’s Embrace of Hamas Spells the Fall of a Feminist Icon September 8, 2014 12:06 pm

Naomi Wolf’s Embrace of Hamas Spells the Fall of a Feminist Icon

This Thursday, Sept. 11th, Naomi Wolf and I will be debating the question, “Is Israel...

The Media Feeds Right Into Hamas’ Narrative September 8, 2014 6:47 am

The Media Feeds Right Into Hamas’ Narrative

What’s heading our way, in this terrorist-bloodied world? We depend on international...

A Weekend of Whitewashing Radical Islam September 8, 2014 1:14 am

A Weekend of Whitewashing Radical Islam

JNS.org – On Labor Day weekend, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder welcomed thousands...

The Virtues of Isolation September 5, 2014 3:54 pm

The Virtues of Isolation

By accepting a cease-fire with Hamas, Israel’s leaders have revoked Israeli citizens’...

How Islamic State Became ‘The Best-Funded Terrorist Group in History’ September 5, 2014 8:09 am

How Islamic State Became ‘The Best-Funded Terrorist Group in History’

JNS.org – After months of rampaging through Iraq and stoking international fears...

Islamic Terror Groups Directly Threaten America, and We Must Destroy Them September 5, 2014 12:38 am

Islamic Terror Groups Directly Threaten America, and We Must Destroy Them

Journalist Steven Sotloff is the second American gruesomely murdered by his ISIS captors in...

Reflections on the Beating of George Galloway September 4, 2014 7:49 am

Reflections on the Beating of George Galloway

JNS.org - Ask a foreigner to name a British parliamentarian. Assuming they are able...

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  • Arts and Culture US & Canada Israeli Actress Gal Gadot in Talks to Star in Ben-Hur Remake

    Israeli Actress Gal Gadot in Talks to Star in Ben-Hur Remake

    Israeli actress Gal Gadot is in negotiations to take on the female lead role in the remake of the 1959 classic Ben-Hur, according to The Hollywood Reporter. If the deal is finalized Gadot will play Esther, a slave and Ben-Hur’s love interest. Actor Jack Huston will star as the Jewish prince who is betrayed into slavery by his childhood friend Messala, played by Toby Kebbell. Ben-Hur fights for his freedom and vengeance with the help of Morgan Freeman’s character, who trains Ben-Hur how to win at chariot-racing. [...]

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  • Jewish Identity Sports Young Israelis Try to Crowd-Fund Their Way to Major League Baseball Playoffs

    Young Israelis Try to Crowd-Fund Their Way to Major League Baseball Playoffs

    JNS.org – Baseball, hot dogs, and apple pie are the American dream. So why do two young men who have built their lives in Israel have a GoFundMe crowd-funding webpage with the urgent message that they need $3,000 to travel to the U.S. to watch the Kansas City Royals and Baltimore Orioles square off for Major League Baseball’s (MLB) American League championship? Brothers Naftali and Yoni Schwartz, 27 and 25, respectively, are Kansas City natives. Even though they made aliyah with their [...]

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  • Blogs Sports Race Cars Speed Through Jerusalem in Amazing Exhibition

    Race Cars Speed Through Jerusalem in Amazing Exhibition

    Some 3,000 years ago, King David probably never imagined cars racing at 240 kilometers per hour (150 miles per hour) through the ancient capital of the Jewish people. But on Monday and Tuesday, October 6-7, thousands of Israelis lined the streets to watch Porsche, Audi, and Ferrari race cars fly through the capital against the backdrop of the Tower of David, the Old City Walls, and other city landmarks. The second annual non-competitive Jerusalem Formula One Road Show had been [...]

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  • Israel Sports NBA Superstar LeBron James Says He Wants to Visit Israel

    NBA Superstar LeBron James Says He Wants to Visit Israel

    Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James expressed interest in visiting Israel someday, local news site Cleveland.com reported on Sunday. Speaking to Israeli reporters before the Cleveland Cavaliers’ preseason debut against Maccabi Tel Aviv, the NBA star said he had never visited the Jewish state but “I want to look forward to going there if I get an opportunity to.” When asked by an Israeli reporter if there was “any chance that LeBron James and Cleveland comes to Tel Aviv,” the athlete said [...]

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  • Sports US & Canada Florida Rabbi Dominates Former Basketball Star Congressman in Hoops Showdown (VIDEO)

    Florida Rabbi Dominates Former Basketball Star Congressman in Hoops Showdown (VIDEO)

    A Florida-based Chabad rabbi put former basketball star, U.S. Congressman Curt Clawson to shame on the court when the two faced off one-on-one recently. A YouTube video, posted online on Tuesday, shows Rabbi Fishel Zaklos of Chabad of Naples shooting hoops with the Florida politician, who played basketball in high school and at Purdue University in Indiana. The game took place in the parking lot of the Chabad Jewish center run by Zaklos. During the 1-minute clip, Zaklos scores two impressive [...]

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  • Sports US & Canada David Blatt’s Cleveland Cavaliers Rout Maccabi Tel Aviv, 107-80

    David Blatt’s Cleveland Cavaliers Rout Maccabi Tel Aviv, 107-80

    JNS.org – Less than five months after leading Maccabi Tel Aviv to its sixth European basketball title, David Blatt, now the head coach of the NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers, routed his former team in an exhibition game on Sunday, with the Cavaliers dominating Maccabi 107-80 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. The 20,562 fans in attendance witnessed Lebron James’s first appearance in a Cavaliers uniform since he left the club in free agency for the Miami Heat four years ago. [...]

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  • Sports US & Canada Jewish New York Giants Guard Plans to Fast on Yom Kippur

    Jewish New York Giants Guard Plans to Fast on Yom Kippur

    New York Giants offensive guard Geoff Schwartz said on Wednesday that he will not eat anything between sundown Friday and sundown Saturday in observation of Yom Kippur, ESPN reported. “If I was playing, I wouldn’t fast, because I’ve got to be able to fuel myself to play,” said the Jewish athlete, who is on short-term leave due to a toe injury. “But it’s not that tough, really. I’ll eat dinner at 5:00 Friday, then I’ll go to services and I’ll just [...]

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  • Book Reviews Personalities How a Jewish Leader With 3 Months to Live Created a ‘Seminar’ on Life

    How a Jewish Leader With 3 Months to Live Created a ‘Seminar’ on Life

    JNS.org – What would you do if you found out that you had only three more months to live? Gordon Zacks was a successful businessman, a leader of Jewish life, and a confidante and adviser to President George H.W. Bush. He knew that he had prostate cancer, but doctors advised him that it was very slow-growing and nothing to worry about. Then came the day when the doctors told him his cancer metastasized to his liver, and that he had [...]

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