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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...

The New York Times’ Grim Tale of an African Refugee Turned Away From Israel August 9, 2016 12:09 pm

The New York Times’ Grim Tale of an African Refugee Turned Away From Israel

The “Lives” column of the New York Times magazine features an account by one Tedros Abraha,...

No More Mr. Nice Guy August 9, 2016 6:13 am

No More Mr. Nice Guy

Israel always plays nice. For decades, we have been allowing those who demonize and delegitimize...

Is World Vision International Really a ‘Church’? August 9, 2016 5:57 am

Is World Vision International Really a ‘Church’?

By now, most people have heard that World Vision’s representative in the Gaza Strip, Mohammed...

Erdogan-Gulen Power Struggle Divides European Turks August 9, 2016 5:53 am

Erdogan-Gulen Power Struggle Divides European Turks

On the night of July 15, members of the Turkish military stormed the state-run TRT news agency...

The Politics of Israeli Education August 8, 2016 8:01 am

The Politics of Israeli Education

Leave it to the Palestinian Authority and the leaders of Israel’s haredi community never...

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  • Arts and Culture Jewish Identity Jewish ‘Scandal’ Star Says He Remains True to Religious Ritual, Despite Scheduling, Dietary Conflicts

    Jewish ‘Scandal’ Star Says He Remains True to Religious Ritual, Despite Scheduling, Dietary Conflicts

    A star of the hit TV show Scandal told the community website Quora.com that, throughout his acting career, he has remained faithful to his Judaism, even when it has caused him to forfeit gigs. Joshua Malina, who plays the character of David Rosen on the ABC political-thriller series, reminisced about his early days in Hollywood, when he had no agent and could only go to open-call auditions. At one of these — a try-out for a commercial — he said he waited on a line that was “maybe a city […]

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  • Arts and Culture Huffington Post Accused of ‘Jew-Hatred’ After Tweeting ‘Offensive’ Joke About Comedian at Video Music Awards

    Huffington Post Accused of ‘Jew-Hatred’ After Tweeting ‘Offensive’ Joke About Comedian at Video Music Awards

    The Huffington Post is facing backlash after joking about a Jewish comedian’s  appearance at the Video Music Awards (VMAs) on Sunday night. Josh “The Fat Jew” Ostrovsky took part in Nick Jonas’ performance of his song “Bacon,” staged in a New York diner — in a cameo role as a waiter throwing a handful of bacon in the air. Commenting on the show, the Huffington Post tweeted, “not thrilled at the fat jew [he] wasted all that perfectly good bacon!!!!!!” The message angered many Twitter users, who thought the joke […]

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  • Sports Israeli Fans Mob, Dance With Basketball Player Amar’e Stoudemire at First Jerusalem Team Practice (VIDEO)

    Israeli Fans Mob, Dance With Basketball Player Amar’e Stoudemire at First Jerusalem Team Practice (VIDEO)

    Israeli basketball fans mobbed Hapoel Jerusalem’s newest player, American pro Amar’e Stoudemire, dancing around with him during a practice open to the public. On Friday, the team posted a video on Twitter of the happy romp with fans jumping around Stoudemire, while chanting in Hebrew. Unfamiliar with the lyrics, Stoudemire pumps his fist in the air. The basketball player, who has Jewish roots on his mother’s side, also waved a flag emblazoned with Hapoel Jerusalem’s logo. The former New York Knicks forward retired from the NBA earlier […]

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  • Arts and Culture Playboy Columnist Calls Israel’s ‘Burning Man’ Festival ‘Ultimate Revenge on Hitler’

    Playboy Columnist Calls Israel’s ‘Burning Man’ Festival ‘Ultimate Revenge on Hitler’

    The Israeli version of the famed American Burning Man music festival is the “ultimate revenge on Hitler,” according to a column in Playboy magazine on Thursday. In his column, Jeff Weiss also took note of the fact that Midburn — a five-day bacchanal in the Negev Desert, self-described as an event celebrating “a communal life style, creativity, art and radical self-expression” — began on June 8, the day of the Sarona Market terrorist attack in Tel Aviv, which left four people dead. Weiss asked rhetorically, “What could needle the mustached […]

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  • Arts and Culture Author of New Book on Connection Between Jews, Punk Rock Describes Bands Flinging Gefilte Fish, Bagels at Audience (INTERVIEW)

    Author of New Book on Connection Between Jews, Punk Rock Describes Bands Flinging Gefilte Fish, Bagels at Audience (INTERVIEW)

    Some punk rockers integrate their Jewish identity into their music through food, the author of a new book on the topic told The Algemeiner on Wednesday. Michael Croland, author of Oy Oy Oy Gevalt! Jews and Punk, described the way different musicians express this connection. “One band is known for throwing gefilte fish in the mosh pit, and people at its concert slide around on it while dancing,” he recounted. “Another used to drink Manischewitz [sweet kosher] wine out of a shofar [the ram […]

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  • Sports Scottish Soccer Club Manager Hails ‘Fantastic’ Jewish-State Visit After Victory Over Israeli Team (VIDEO)

    Scottish Soccer Club Manager Hails ‘Fantastic’ Jewish-State Visit After Victory Over Israeli Team (VIDEO)

    The manager of Scotland’s Celtic soccer club lauded Israel, after his team won a match against the Jewish state’s Hapoel Be’er Sheva on Tuesday night. Brendan Rodgers said at a post-match press conference: On behalf of the players, the people of Celtic and Scotland, Israel’s been fantastic for us. We came out here on Sunday, [and from] the hotel, the staff, we’ve been very, very warmly received. The atmosphere at the game was amazing and, obviously, one team has to lose, but you have a wonderful team here, […]

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  • Arts and Culture Second Jaffa Jazz Festival to Reunite International, Israeli Musicians

    Second Jaffa Jazz Festival to Reunite International, Israeli Musicians

    For the second time, Israel will host the Jaffa Jazz Festival, according to Broadwayworld.com. The festival will unite 43 Israeli musicians and eight international artists for a three-day event. The program will include a special performance by an ensemble of top jazz students studying at Belgium’s Royal Conservatoire of Antwerp, the Belgrade Music Academy in Serbia, Israel’s Rimon School of Music and the jazz program of the Israel Conservatory of Music in Tel Aviv. There will also be a jazz show for children led by Israeli saxophonist […]

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  • Sports Israel’s First NASCAR Driver Revved Up to Win

    Israel’s First NASCAR Driver Revved Up to Win

    JNS.org – As a young boy growing up in Ashdod, Israel, Alon Day got his first go-kart at age 9. By 15, he was racing them. Less than a decade later, Day has become the first Israeli professional race car driver on the NASCAR circuit. He made history by competing in NASCAR’s Xfinity Series race at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on August 13. “Driving a race car is not like any other sport,” Day told JNS.org. “You are actually almost flying […]

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