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Antisemitism or Emasculation? March 29, 2015 11:04 am

Antisemitism or Emasculation?

A few days ago, Jerusalem Post Managing Editor David Brinn posed a tongue-in-cheek challenge...

To Stop Iran’s Bomb, Bomb Iran March 29, 2015 10:50 am

To Stop Iran’s Bomb, Bomb Iran

For years, experts worried that the Middle East would face an uncontrollable nuclear-arms...

Iran Takes Over Iraq March 27, 2015 10:07 am

Iran Takes Over Iraq

General David Petraeus is the best known top American officer from the Iraq War. There are...

Why We Can’t Trust Iran March 27, 2015 8:15 am

Why We Can’t Trust Iran

Do you remember how ABC’s “Nightline with Ted Koppel” began? Its first broadcast was...

Phony Obama-Netanyahu Conflict Diverts Attention From Real Issues March 26, 2015 10:35 am

Phony Obama-Netanyahu Conflict Diverts Attention From Real Issues

JNS.org – Until the Obama administration decided to shift its support away from Israel...

Israel Blamed for Palestinian Authority’s Abuse of Women March 26, 2015 8:30 am

Israel Blamed for Palestinian Authority’s Abuse of Women

A United Nations agency recently condemned Israel for its “occupation” of Palestinian...

Does Association with James Baker Affect Jeb Bush’s Pro-Israel Credentials? March 26, 2015 8:28 am

Does Association with James Baker Affect Jeb Bush’s Pro-Israel Credentials?

JNS.org – Former secretary of state James Baker, a prominent figure in president...

Israel’s Second Declaration of Independence March 25, 2015 11:46 am

Israel’s Second Declaration of Independence

Make no mistake about it, Israel’s election last Tuesday amounted to a second declaration...

Analyzing Peter Beinart’s ‘Tough Love’ for Israel March 25, 2015 8:06 am

Analyzing Peter Beinart’s ‘Tough Love’ for Israel

Pundit and Israel critic Peter Beinart is urging American Jews to employ “tough love”...

Please Peter, Don’t Punish Us March 24, 2015 7:45 am

Please Peter, Don’t Punish Us

Last week, in his worst anti-Israel rant to date, Peter Beinart demanded that Israel be punished...

Israel’s Supporters Shouldn’t Fear Obama’s Threats March 24, 2015 7:40 am

Israel’s Supporters Shouldn’t Fear Obama’s Threats

Why is the Obama Administration reportedly threatening to support a United Nations resolution...

Five Points of Tension in the Obama-Netanyahu Relationship March 24, 2015 7:40 am

Five Points of Tension in the Obama-Netanyahu Relationship

JNS.org – When the champion of the U.S.-Israel alliance sounds the alarm,something...

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  • Arts and Culture US & Canada Lena Dunham Responds to Charges of Antisemitism: It was Just a Jew Joke

    Lena Dunham Responds to Charges of Antisemitism: It was Just a Jew Joke

    “Girls” creator Lena Dunham responded on Tuesday to charges of antisemitism over an article she had penned for the New Yorker, saying it was all in good humor. Speaking to Variety, Dunham reflected on her “tight-knit Jewish family, where Jew jokes were part of the essential fiber of our communication.” The article Dunham referred to was called “Dog or Jewish Boyfriend? A Quiz,” with options such as “He doesn’t Tip” and “He’s Crazy for Cream Cheese.” Among Dunham’s critics, Anti-Defamation [...]

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  • Sports US & Canada Former NBA Star Tweets Article About Jewish Conspiracy to Control Global Media

    Former NBA Star Tweets Article About Jewish Conspiracy to Control Global Media

    Retired NBA player Keyon Dooling tweeted a link on Wednesday to a wildly antisemitic article that accuses Jews of seizing control of the world’s media and using it to promote their own interests. The article, published by an obscure blog in April 2013, highlights six companies it claims are owned by Jews — such as Time Warner, Inc. and the Walt Disney Company – that allegedly “control 96 percent of the world’s media.”  The post includes allegations of “Jewish control” and says [...]

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  • Sports US & Canada Rosh Hashanah Won’t Keep the Giants’ Geoff Schwartz From Season Opener

    Rosh Hashanah Won’t Keep the Giants’ Geoff Schwartz From Season Opener

    New York Giants offensive guard Geoff Schwartz responded to an outcry from Jewish fans on Tuesday, saying he will go ahead and play in the season opener despite the fact that it falls on the first night of Rosh Hashanah. “Keep getting tweets about that being the first night of Rosh Hashanah… Don’t know what I’m supposed to tell you. It’s a tough break,” the Jewish athlete wrote, referring to the Giants’ on-the-road game against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, Sept. [...]

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  • Jewish Identity Sports Jewish Coach David Blatt Has NBA’s Cavaliers Surging at Playoff Time

    Jewish Coach David Blatt Has NBA’s Cavaliers Surging at Playoff Time

    JNS.org – When David Blatt was hired as head coach of the National Basketball Association’s Cleveland Cavaliers last June, he was not often recognized when he walked the streets of downtown Cleveland. What a difference a year makes. Now, Blatt can go few places without being recognized. For good reason. The Jewish coach has the Cavaliers in the mix to win the city of Cleveland’s first championship in a major sport since the Browns won the National Football League title in [...]

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  • Europe Sports Croatian Soccer Star’s Hebrew Tattoo Causes a Stir Online

    Croatian Soccer Star’s Hebrew Tattoo Causes a Stir Online

    A Hebrew tattoo sported by Croatian soccer star Mario Mandzukic became an internet sensation in Israel after it was exposed on Tuesday during a Champions League match between Ateltico Madrid and Real Madrid A first glance, the tattoo, on the athlete’s back, might leave one with the impression that it was an unfortunate artistic mistake, since the Hebrew letters do not make sense as they are written. However, a closer look at the tattoo shows that it was actually written [...]

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  • Blogs Theater Why an Algemeiner Editor Wrote a Play About a Mass Shooter

    Why an Algemeiner Editor Wrote a Play About a Mass Shooter

    For the past two years, I have served as Opinion Editor at The Algemeiner. I’m perhaps most proud of the paper’s commitment to publishing diverse and opposing viewpoints on the controversial issues of the day. We pride ourselves on voicing different opinions because we know that most issues are not black and white, and because our community is better served by a public debate. In my life outside of the paper, I am a professional actor and playwright. And similarly, [...]

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  • Book Reviews Commentary In ‘America in Retreat,’ a Real-Life Risk Board

    In ‘America in Retreat,’ a Real-Life Risk Board

    JNS.org – “Risk: The Game of Strategic Conquest,” the classic Parker Brothers board game, requires imperial ambitions. Players imagine empires and are pitted against each other, vying for world domination. Amid this fictional world war, beginners learn fast that no matter the superiority of their army, every advance is a gamble determined by a roll of the dice. After a defeat, a player must retreat. Weighted reinforcement cards provide the only opportunity to reverse a player’s fortunes and resume the [...]

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  • Beliefs and concepts Sports Does Working Out With Other Jews Keep You Jewish?

    Does Working Out With Other Jews Keep You Jewish?

    JNS.org – For Daphna Krupp, her daily workout (excluding Shabbat) at the Jewish Community Center (JCC or “J”) of Greater Baltimore has become somewhat of a ritual. She not only attends fitness classes but also engages with the instructors and plugs the J’s social programs on her personal Facebook page. “It’s the gym and the environment,” says Krupp. “It’s a great social network.” Krupp, who lives in Pikesville, Md., is one of an estimated 1 million American Jewish members of more [...]

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