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Bob Carr and Australia’s “Pathetic” Turn Against Israel December 9, 2012 10:40 am

Bob Carr and Australia’s “Pathetic” Turn Against Israel

In the diplomatic debacle at the United Nations General Assembly pertaining to the vote of...

The Myth of the Almighty Scientist: “Genesis and Genes” by Yoram Bogacz (REVIEW) December 7, 2012 2:05 pm

The Myth of the Almighty Scientist: “Genesis and Genes” by Yoram Bogacz (REVIEW)

Genesis and Genes, by Yoram Bogacz (Feldheim Publishers, 2012) There is at least one thing...

Middle Eastern Tunnel Vision December 7, 2012 1:08 pm

Middle Eastern Tunnel Vision

Imagine: until the Holland Tunnel was completed in 1927 New York and New Jersey had not been...

Rabbis Who Screw Israel December 7, 2012 10:53 am

Rabbis Who Screw Israel

The New York Times has now devoted two major articles, including a page one feature, to a...

Human Rights Organizations Overlook Female Genital Mutilation to Focus on Israel December 6, 2012 6:04 pm

Human Rights Organizations Overlook Female Genital Mutilation to Focus on Israel

When the U.N. signed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on December 10th, 1948, it...

Europe Prays to Paper Peace, Paper God December 6, 2012 5:40 pm

Europe Prays to Paper Peace, Paper God

Cavemen prayed to stones and talismans, but Europeans worship paper gods. Europeans have a...

Build, Bibi, Build December 6, 2012 12:00 pm

Build, Bibi, Build

In recent days, Israel has been subjected to what Israeli daily Yediot Ahronot termed a “diplomatic...

Sudan Must Face the Consequences of Its Alliance With Iran December 5, 2012 11:23 pm

Sudan Must Face the Consequences of Its Alliance With Iran

Iran has made common cause with similarly nasty countries around the world to promote an anti-American,...

Dear Stevie – An Open Letter to Stevie Wonder December 5, 2012 7:30 pm

Dear Stevie – An Open Letter to Stevie Wonder

Please permit me a moment of your time to express our collective dismay and disappointment...

After PA UN Bid Israel Should Extend Jerusalem’s Municipal Lines and Embrace Levy Report December 4, 2012 3:22 pm

After PA UN Bid Israel Should Extend Jerusalem’s Municipal Lines and Embrace Levy Report

The November 29, 2012 UN vote to upgrade the Palestinian Authority (PA) to a “non-member...

Annexation and Withdrawal: A Modest Proposal December 4, 2012 10:26 am

Annexation and Withdrawal: A Modest Proposal

When is enough really enough? For the State of Israel, apparently, still not yet. Israeli...

Did Israel Kill Yasser Arafat? And if so, Was it Justified? December 3, 2012 12:55 pm

Did Israel Kill Yasser Arafat? And if so, Was it Justified?

Did Israel kill Yasser Arafat? That is the question being discussed as the Palestinian Authority...

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  • Analysis Arts and Culture Beyond ‘Klinghoffer’: Opera’s Composer, Librettist Have Broader Jewish Problem

    Beyond ‘Klinghoffer’: Opera’s Composer, Librettist Have Broader Jewish Problem

    JNS.org – One of the most controversial operas in recent memory, “The Death of Klinghoffer,” debuted Oct. 20 at New York’s Metropolitan Opera. The Met has scheduled seven more performances through November. The first staging did not occur without protest, as about 400 demonstrators—including Jewish communal and nationally recognized leaders—came to Lincoln Center to denounce the anti-Jewish and anti-Israel opera. “Klinghoffer,” the creation of composer John Adams and librettist Alice Goodman, premiered in 1991—with few additional stagings. The opera is based [...]

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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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