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Who Were the 1948 Arab Refugees? June 6, 2016 3:50 am

Who Were the 1948 Arab Refugees?

Contrary to conventional “wisdom,” most Arabs in British Mandate Palestine — and...

The Next US President Must Restore America’s Leadership on the World Stage June 5, 2016 2:51 pm

The Next US President Must Restore America’s Leadership on the World Stage

With Donald Trump having wrapped up the Republican nomination and Hillary Clinton almost across...

Trump Israel Adviser Offers a Message of Unity for Jerusalem Day June 5, 2016 12:40 pm

Trump Israel Adviser Offers a Message of Unity for Jerusalem Day

Since I was named as one of Mr. Trump’s Israel advisers a few weeks ago, people have been...

Alan Dershowitz: Sanders’ Bigoted Appointees Endanger Clinton’s Election June 5, 2016 9:53 am

Alan Dershowitz: Sanders’ Bigoted Appointees Endanger Clinton’s Election

For many years now, support for Israel has been a rare point of bipartisan consensus in an...

Two ‘Historic’ Conferences Mark the Start of the Battle Against BDS June 5, 2016 6:31 am

Two ‘Historic’ Conferences Mark the Start of the Battle Against BDS

At the United Nations this week, a large group of Israel-supporters convened to “Build Bridges,...

The Truth About the S-Word in Israel June 5, 2016 5:48 am

The Truth About the S-Word in Israel

JNS.org – “I’m sure you get this question a lot, but….” It always starts with...

Like Mother, Like Son June 3, 2016 10:26 am

Like Mother, Like Son

JNS.org – The details of last month’s stabbing of two elderly Israeli women have...

The US Deletes Inconvenient Words — From Arafat to Iran June 3, 2016 3:44 am

The US Deletes Inconvenient Words — From Arafat to Iran

JNS.org – The US State Department’s admission that it altered an embarrassing...

The Difficult and Important Task of Commemorating Iraqi Jewry’s Farhud June 3, 2016 3:37 am

The Difficult and Important Task of Commemorating Iraqi Jewry’s Farhud

JNS.org – Every Iraqi Jew has a tale to tell about the Farhud, the two-day pogrom that...

When Iraq Expelled Its Jews to Israel: The Inside Story June 3, 2016 3:34 am

When Iraq Expelled Its Jews to Israel: The Inside Story

After Adolf Hitler’s defeat in May 1945, many Nazis melted away from the Reich, smuggled...

Like Manna From Heaven — For Israel’s Detractors June 3, 2016 3:22 am

Like Manna From Heaven — For Israel’s Detractors

“Israel has been infected by the seeds of fascism …There are no serious leaders left...

Belgium Uses ‘Help Wanted’ Ads to Fight Terrorism June 3, 2016 3:08 am

Belgium Uses ‘Help Wanted’ Ads to Fight Terrorism

The theater of the absurd seems to have found a place to perform in the current atmosphere...

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  • Arts and Culture Music Coldplay Begins Concert With Broadcast of Charlie Chaplin’s Iconic Speech in ‘The Great Dictator’

    Coldplay Begins Concert With Broadcast of Charlie Chaplin’s Iconic Speech in ‘The Great Dictator’

    British rock band Coldplay started its set at the Glastonburg Festival on Sunday by broadcasting excerpts of the iconic speech Charlie Chaplin delivered in The Great Dictator, the 1940 political satire in which the famous filmmaker/movie star played a Jewish barber. “I’m sorry, but I don’t want to be an emperor. That’s not my business. I don’t want to rule or conquer anyone,” Chaplin begins his address. “I should like to help everyone, if possible, Jew, Gentile, black man, white. We all want to help one […]

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  • Blogs Sports Two Decades Before Cleveland’s First NBA Title, LeBron James Walked Onto a JCC Court

    Two Decades Before Cleveland’s First NBA Title, LeBron James Walked Onto a JCC Court

    JNS.org – The seed for the city of Cleveland’s first professional championship in a major sport in 52 years may have been planted at the Shaw Jewish Community Center on White Pond Drive in Akron, Ohio, nearly 20 years ago. That’s when a tall, lanky kid from Akron named LeBron James walked onto the hardwood court and changed the game of basketball forever. Coach Keith Dambrot, now the head basketball coach at the University of Akron, conducted those sessions that attracted […]

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  • Arts and Culture Blogs North American Studios Look to Israel for Next Animation Hit

    North American Studios Look to Israel for Next Animation Hit

    JNS.org – In 2008, Yoram Honig was a producer and director living in Jerusalem, fresh off his first international hit, when the Jerusalem Development Authority (JDA) came to him with a challenge: build a film industry from scratch in Israel’s capital. “When we started here, was nothing in Jerusalem,” he said during an interview in his office in the Talbiya neighborhood. Now, the Jerusalem Film and Television Fund, which Honig heads as an arm of the JDA, pumps 9 million shekels […]

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  • Blogs Sports Olympic Gold Medalist Gabby Douglas to Wear Leotard With Hebrew Letters in National Competition

    Olympic Gold Medalist Gabby Douglas to Wear Leotard With Hebrew Letters in National Competition

    Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas will wear a leotard bearing Hebrew lettering when she competes at the P&G Gymnastics Championships over the weekend. Douglas’ Swarovski-outlined outfit will feature the Hebrew word “Elohim,” meaning God, on its left sleeve. The Hebrew detailing honors the athlete’s “rich heritage of faith,” according to apparel manufacturer GK Elite, which produced the leotard and released a preview of it on Wednesday. The company said Douglas’ sister, Joyelle “Joy” Douglas, created the Hebrew design. The outcome of the P&G Championships will help […]

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  • Europe Sports British World Heavyweight Champion Should Be Banned From Boxing for Sounding Like Hitler, Says Ukrainian Competitor

    British World Heavyweight Champion Should Be Banned From Boxing for Sounding Like Hitler, Says Ukrainian Competitor

    Britain’s world heavyweight champion, Taylor Fury, should be banned from boxing for making Nazi-like comments, a former world champion from the Ukraine said on Thursday, ahead of their upcoming match. “I was in shock at his statements about women, the gay community, and when he got to the Jewish people, he sounded like Hitler,” Wladimir Klitschko told British media, according to Reuters. “We cannot have a champion like that. Either he needs to be shut up or shut down in the ring, or […]

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  • Arts and Culture Rabbi Shows Cooking Skills and Humor on Chopped

    Rabbi Shows Cooking Skills and Humor on Chopped

    Rabbi Hanoch Hecht just made television history; but, unfortunately, he couldn’t have his rugelach and eat it too. Hecht became the first rabbi to compete on the hit show “Chopped,” where contestants are forced to use four random ingredients in their recipes, and have 20-30 minutes to create an appetizer, a main course and a dessert. A contestant is eliminated after each round. Hecht, 32, said that while the dishes and utensils were new, the kitchen was not kosher, so he couldn’t taste […]

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  • Blogs Music Orthodox Entertainer Stars in Pepsi Max Commercial as New Face of Company’s Israel Campaign (VIDEO)

    Orthodox Entertainer Stars in Pepsi Max Commercial as New Face of Company’s Israel Campaign (VIDEO)

    Orthodox singer and entertainer Lipa Schmeltzer is starring in a new Pepsi Max commercial for the company’s campaign in Israel. The commercial begins with a bunch of Jewish men eating at a restaurant, when Schmeltzer walks in and tries to decide what to order. An employee at the obviously Israeli eatery offers him a variety of foods, but the entertainer in the end decides on a bottle of Pepsi. Everyone in the restaurant then joins him, drinking Pepsi Max and dancing to […]

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  • Arts and Culture Book Reviews Jewish Author’s ‘Messy’ Draft Transforms Into Rock Star Novel on Amazon

    Jewish Author’s ‘Messy’ Draft Transforms Into Rock Star Novel on Amazon

    JNS.org – “Writing is a messy process,” says author Elizabeth Poliner. “People who don’t write fiction would be surprised to see what early drafts could look like.” But readers wouldn’t know “what a mess it was for the longest time,” as the Jewish author puts it, when reading Poliner’s critically acclaimed latest book, As Close to Us as Breathing. The volume garnered Amazon’s “Best Book” designation in March 2016 as well as rave reviews from the New York Times,W Magazine, NPR, […]

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