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Major Jewish Groups: School Workshop Has Anti-Israel Bias, Flawed Pedagogy (VIDEO) May 22, 2015 1:01 pm

Major Jewish Groups: School Workshop Has Anti-Israel Bias, Flawed Pedagogy (VIDEO)

JNS.org – Mainstream Jewish organizations—including the Anti-Defamation League...

Shavuot and US-Israel Relations May 22, 2015 12:52 pm

Shavuot and US-Israel Relations

U.S.-Israel relations have experienced many crises, beginning with the U.S. State Department’s...

How Obama Alienated the Arab World and Destroyed US Credibility May 21, 2015 2:22 pm

How Obama Alienated the Arab World and Destroyed US Credibility

May 11 barely had dawned before Obama’s latest national embarrassment came to light. Early...

How Should Pro-Israel Voices Fight for the Jewish State on College Campuses? May 21, 2015 10:40 am

How Should Pro-Israel Voices Fight for the Jewish State on College Campuses?

JNS.org – Recent ordeals for Jews on college campuses include being probedon their...

Why the Palestinians’ Gun Culture Should Concern Us May 21, 2015 10:37 am

Why the Palestinians’ Gun Culture Should Concern Us

JNS.org – Another Palestinian teenager was shot to death last weekend. You didn’t...

Robert Wistrich: In Memoriam May 20, 2015 4:42 pm

Robert Wistrich: In Memoriam

For scholars, students, policy analysts, and the rest of us who struggle daily to understand...

Curbing the Self-Loathing Jewish Defamers of Israel May 20, 2015 1:01 pm

Curbing the Self-Loathing Jewish Defamers of Israel

Most of us are thoroughly exasperated with the obnoxious Jewish deviants who are demonizing...

Meet the New Neighborhood Terrorists in Gaza May 20, 2015 12:23 pm

Meet the New Neighborhood Terrorists in Gaza

JNS.org – As Islamic terrorist organizations throughout the Middle East sink to new...

Illinois Law Bans BDS Participants From State Pension Funds May 20, 2015 12:20 pm

Illinois Law Bans BDS Participants From State Pension Funds

JNS.org – Illinois on Monday became the third state in a month to pass legislation...

Newly Retired IDF Chief Joins Another Prestigious Club May 19, 2015 2:20 pm

Newly Retired IDF Chief Joins Another Prestigious Club

JNS.org – Three months ago, he retired as chief of staff of the Israel Defense Forces...

Believe the Hype: Zionism is Losing the Battle of Ideas on College Campuses May 19, 2015 1:57 pm

Believe the Hype: Zionism is Losing the Battle of Ideas on College Campuses

Haaretz reporter Ari Shavit paid a visit to two dozen U.S. college campuses and came back...

Hamas Using Truce to Prepare for Next Clash With Israel May 19, 2015 1:33 pm

Hamas Using Truce to Prepare for Next Clash With Israel

In the nine months since Hamas fought a 50-day war with Israel, the terrorist group has exploited...

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  • Featured Sports World Palestinian Soccer League Withdraws Bid to Suspend Israel From FIFA

    Palestinian Soccer League Withdraws Bid to Suspend Israel From FIFA

    The head of Israel’s soccer association called on his Palestinian counterpart to “join forces,” as the Palestinian Football Association withdrew its bid on Friday to have Israel suspended from FIFA. “Let’s leave it to the politicians to do politics,” said Israel Football Association chief Ofer Eini, moments after PFA Chairman Jibril Rajoub announced that his group had withdrawn the proposal. After his remarks, Eini shook hands with the Palestinian soccer chief. Rajoub thanked “those” who convinced him to drop the [...]

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  • Sports US & Canada Israeli-American Group Congratulates Cavaliers’ Blatt on Reaching NBA Finals

    Israeli-American Group Congratulates Cavaliers’ Blatt on Reaching NBA Finals

    JNS.org – An organization whose work focuses on the estimated population of 500,000-800,000 Israeli Americans congratulated David Blatt, the Jewish head coach of the National Basketball Association’s (NBA) Cleveland Cavaliers and a longtime Israel-based coach, for clinching an appearance in the NBA Finals. The Israeli-American Council (IAC), whose stated mission is “to build an active and giving Israeli-American community throughout the United States in order to strengthen the State of Israel, our next generation, and to provide a bridge to [...]

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  • Food US & Canada Bacon Flavor Ben & Jerry’s ‘Not Gonna Happen’ Because it Wouldn’t be Kosher

    Bacon Flavor Ben & Jerry’s ‘Not Gonna Happen’ Because it Wouldn’t be Kosher

    Famed ice cream maker Ben & Jerry’s will not be introducing a Bacon flavored product to its offerings because the company intends to keep its entire line kosher, Marketing Director Alison Gilbert told AOL’s morning show Rise recently. “It’s kind of funny, a lot of people look for bacon in our ice cream, which is probably not gonna happen because all of our ice cream is kosher,” she said, referring to Jewish dietary restrictions that proscribe the consumption of pig [...]

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  • Israel Sports Israeli Judo Team Faces Antisemitic Harassment in Morocco: ‘We Will Murder You’

    Israeli Judo Team Faces Antisemitic Harassment in Morocco: ‘We Will Murder You’

    Israeli athletes at a world Judo championship in Morocco reportedly faced antisemitic slurs during the competition, news site WorldNetDaily reported on Monday. “We will murder you,” and “you’re not wanted here, go home,” were among the vituperative attacks directed at the Israeli Judo Association team, which was in Morocco last week for the World Masters Judo Tournament. According to Haaretz, each Israeli teammate was met with boos and jeers upon entering a fight. Additionally, no Israeli flags were present at [...]

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  • Music US & Canada Lady Gaga Accepts ADL Award: ‘Your Philosophies Are So in Line With Ours’ (VIDEO)

    Lady Gaga Accepts ADL Award: ‘Your Philosophies Are So in Line With Ours’ (VIDEO)

    Pop superstar Lady Gaga on Thursday accepted an award from Jewish human rights group the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) on behalf of her Born This Way Foundation, which strives to combat bullying among young people. “Your philosophies are so in line with ours,” she said of the ADL upon accepting the Making a Difference Award in a videotaped message, which was shown at a ceremony in New York City. “We want to help young people know that their feelings and who they are on [...]

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  • Music Personalities At 80, Singer-Songwriter Leonard Cohen’s Jewish Roots ‘Very Much Intact’

    At 80, Singer-Songwriter Leonard Cohen’s Jewish Roots ‘Very Much Intact’

    JNS.org – Eighty years young, Leonard Cohen fits many descriptions—singer, songwriter, poet, novelist, monk. From his Jewish upbringing in Canada to the present day, Cohen has always explored his spiritual side. This month, the singer-songwriter released the CD (May 12) and iTunes (on May 8 of this year) formats of his latest album, Can’t Forget: A Souvenir of the Grand Tour, which features live recordings from his world tours in 2012 and 2013. Last year, Cohen’s Popular Problems was voted by Rolling Stone [...]

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  • Europe Sports FIFA Head Says Israel Should Not be Booted From World Soccer Association

    FIFA Head Says Israel Should Not be Booted From World Soccer Association

    JNS.org – Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) head Sepp Blatter said during a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that contrary to Palestinian complaints, Israel has not violated any FIFA statutes and should not be suspended from international soccer’s governing body. “We should not come to one federation saying we will exclude them,” said Blatter, the Jerusalem Post reported. “If the national association is fulfilling its obligations then there is no need to intervene,” he said. “I’m on a [...]

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  • Featured Middle East Sports Jewish Rights Group Slams Palestinian Attempts to Suspend Israel From FIFA

    Jewish Rights Group Slams Palestinian Attempts to Suspend Israel From FIFA

    Jewish human rights group the Simon Wiesenthal Center (SWC) said on Tuesday it was “appalled” by a Palestinian Football Association initiative to suspend Israel from FIFA, calling it another “front waged in the context of the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) campaign.” “We are appalled at the temerity of the Palestinan Football Association (PFA) demand that FIFA suspend Israel at your forthcoming Congress in Zurich,” wrote the group’s international relations director, Dr. Shimon Samuels, in a letter to FIFA President Joseph [...]

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