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NGO Says Palestinians Are Owed Aid Without Restrictions on Killing Jews December 10, 2014 3:59 pm

NGO Says Palestinians Are Owed Aid Without Restrictions on Killing Jews

The first sentence of an article in Ma’an by Nora Lester Murad, the founder of the...

The Battle for Jerusalem December 10, 2014 3:42 pm

The Battle for Jerusalem

“This is a battle over Jerusalem,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a...

How Israel ‘Incarcerates’ Christian Bethlehem – a Guardian Production December 10, 2014 3:39 pm

How Israel ‘Incarcerates’ Christian Bethlehem – a Guardian Production

In 2012, CAMERA refuted an egregiously propagandistic 60 Minutes report by Bob Simon, which...

SJP=BDS=SSI December 9, 2014 5:43 pm

SJP=BDS=SSI

Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) is an oxymoronic synonym for SSI: “Students for...

The Familiar Face of Terror, and Resolve December 9, 2014 11:58 am

The Familiar Face of Terror, and Resolve

Living in the Har Nof section of Jerusalem more than 20 years ago, I knew what terror was...

New York Teens Teach a Lesson in Helping Terror Victims December 9, 2014 8:08 am

New York Teens Teach a Lesson in Helping Terror Victims

They don’t have plush offices or secretaries or gala dinners, but a group of 15 year-olds...

Don’t Give Iran a Free Pass on Syria​ December 8, 2014 8:57 am

Don’t Give Iran a Free Pass on Syria​

Last year, much attention was paid to President Obama’s decision not to launch airstrikes...

Don’t Let Palestinian Extremists Hijack Ferguson, Staten Island Protests December 8, 2014 8:26 am

Don’t Let Palestinian Extremists Hijack Ferguson, Staten Island Protests

JNS.org – A winter of discontent is brewing in America. Over the last fortnight,...

Learning From History on the Jewish State Bill December 8, 2014 8:23 am

Learning From History on the Jewish State Bill

Col. Richard Meinertzhagen, the chief political/intelligence officer of the British ‎Mandate...

King Abdullah’s Flawed Ploy December 7, 2014 6:05 pm

King Abdullah’s Flawed Ploy

During his recent visit to Washington to meet with President Obama, King Abdullah II of Jordan...

Indyk’s Insidious Analysis on Israel December 7, 2014 5:49 pm

Indyk’s Insidious Analysis on Israel

The disbanding of the Israeli government this week is breathing new life into dead arguments...

Crushing Labor Unions, and Other Harbingers of a Palestinian Dictatorship December 5, 2014 2:24 pm

Crushing Labor Unions, and Other Harbingers of a Palestinian Dictatorship

Amidst all the current debate over how Israel should define its national character, an equally...

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  • Arts and Culture Theater US & Canada New Play Explores the ‘Arrogance’ of American Jews Critical of Israel, Playwright Says

    New Play Explores the ‘Arrogance’ of American Jews Critical of Israel, Playwright Says

    In his new play Mr. Goldberg Goes to Tel Aviv, playwright Oren Safdie tackles an issue that he has a major concern with: the relationship between Israelis and left-leaning Diaspora Jews with their “I know better” critical views. At the heart of the one-act play is Tony, a Jewish and gay Palestinian sympathizer who expresses strong anti-Israel sentiments when the play begins and at one point even sides with a Palestinian terrorist who holds his captive. Tony, who is also an [...]

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  • Music US & Canada Hassidic Parody of Taylor Swift Song Apes Long Jewish Holidays (VIDEO)

    Hassidic Parody of Taylor Swift Song Apes Long Jewish Holidays (VIDEO)

    A Jewish comedy troupe released a parody video on Wednesday of Taylor Swift’s hit song Shake It Off in which they joke about taking extensive time off from work for Jewish holidays. “And the goyim gonna stay, stay, stay, stay, stay. And the Jews are gonna pray, pray pray, pray, pray. I’m just gonna take, take, take, take, take. I’m taking off,” goes the chorus for I’m Taking Off. Menachem Weinstein, the video’s lead singer, is the creative director at [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Jewish Literature On 75th Anniversary, Looking at the Jewish Influence on Gone With the Wind

    On 75th Anniversary, Looking at the Jewish Influence on Gone With the Wind

    JNS.org – The 75th anniversary of the premiere of “Gone with the Wind” on Dec. 15 presents an opportunity to examine the Jewish influence on one of the most popular films of all time. That influence starts with the American Civil War epic’s famed producer, David O. Selznick. Adjusted for inflation, “Gone with the Wind” remains the highest-grossing movie ever made. It earned the 1939 Academy Award for Best Picture, the same honor another Selznick film, “Rebecca,” garnered in 1940. Selznick [...]

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  • Featured Music US & Canada EXCLUSIVE: Matisyahu Provides Most Extensive Analysis Yet of His Religious, Musical Evolution (INTERVIEW)

    EXCLUSIVE: Matisyahu Provides Most Extensive Analysis Yet of His Religious, Musical Evolution (INTERVIEW)

    Matisyahu got candid in an exclusive interview with The Algemeiner on Monday about his religious and musical journey – after shedding his Chassidic skin, yarmulke, long beard and all – from the start of his career in 2005 when he became a reggae superstar with hits King Without a Crown and Jerusalem. The singer-songwriter embarks on his Festival of Light tour this month, an annual Hanukkah event that stops in Montreal, New York, and other cities before ending in San Juan, [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Personalities ‘Sheriff of Mars’ Unveils Endearing Life of Jewish Music Star Hidden in the Fields of France

    ‘Sheriff of Mars’ Unveils Endearing Life of Jewish Music Star Hidden in the Fields of France

    JNS.org – It was an era of steel strings, guitar heroes, and storytellers—high on heroin, rebellious. Outlaw country music, the hallmark of Nashville’s powerful and angry music scene of the 1970s, was the brew of greats such as Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, and Townes Van Zandt. But there is another, little-known music hero of that era: Daniel Antopolsky. A Jewish lad from Augusta, Ga.—the son of immigrants who settled in the south and ran a hardware store on Main Street—the [...]

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  • Arts and Culture US & Canada Iranian Actress Replaces Israel’s Gal Gadot for ‘Ben-Hur’ Remake

    Iranian Actress Replaces Israel’s Gal Gadot for ‘Ben-Hur’ Remake

    Iranian actress Nazanin Boniadi replaced Israeli star Gal Gadot as the female lead in the new Ben-Hur remake, Hollywood.com reported on Tuesday. The Homeland actress will play Esther, a slave that Ben-Hur sets free and falls in love with. Gadot quit the movie when it became clear that filming conflicted with her schedule for the Man of Steel sequel. The Israeli actress plays Wonder Woman in the superhero film Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. Actor Jack Huston takes on the [...]

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  • Book Reviews Personalities Biography Sheds New Light on David Ben-Gurion’s Place in Jewish History

    Biography Sheds New Light on David Ben-Gurion’s Place in Jewish History

    JNS.org – There is one sentence in “Ben-Gurion: Father of Modern Israel” that made me sit up in surprise. I thought that I knew the basic facts about how Israel came into being, but while describing what it was like in the days and hours before the state was declared, author Anita Shapira provides one important anecdote I was not aware of. On the 12th of May, the Zionist Executive met to decide what to do. Moshe Sharrett had just returned [...]

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  • Arts and Culture US & Canada ‘Death of Klinghoffer’ Actress Compares Met Opera to ‘Schindler’s List’

    ‘Death of Klinghoffer’ Actress Compares Met Opera to ‘Schindler’s List’

    An actress starring in the controversial Met Opera The Death of Klinghoffer defended the show on Tuesday by comparing it to the 1993 Holocaust film Schindler’s List, New York Post reported. “To me, this was like [the movie] Schindler’s List. We make art so people won’t forget,’’ said the actress, who plays a captured passenger in the show and asked not to be identified. The Met Opera focuses on the infamous murder of Lower East Side Jewish resident Leon Klinghoffer, 69. The wheelchair-bound father of [...]

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