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Dershowitz: The President Should Stop Questioning the Motivations of the Iran Deal’s Opponents August 17, 2015 6:34 pm

Dershowitz: The President Should Stop Questioning the Motivations of the Iran Deal’s Opponents

A number of prominent Jewish Organizations, publications, and some media outlets have sharply...

Jews Against Themselves, by Edward Alexander (REVIEW) August 17, 2015 10:55 am

Jews Against Themselves, by Edward Alexander (REVIEW)

Among the lamentably small coterie of Jewish intellectuals and academics who defend Israel...

BBC Story on Gaza Withdrawal Whitewashes Palestinian Terrorism August 17, 2015 6:40 am

BBC Story on Gaza Withdrawal Whitewashes Palestinian Terrorism

Anyone searching for BBC coverage of the ten-year anniversary of Israel’s disengagement...

More Liberal Support for Netanyahu – Sort Of August 17, 2015 6:36 am

More Liberal Support for Netanyahu – Sort Of

The latest liberal voice to oppose the Iran deal is Leon Wieseltier, the New Republic’s...

An Open Letter to President Obama From the Children of Holocaust Survivors August 16, 2015 12:27 pm

An Open Letter to President Obama From the Children of Holocaust Survivors

Dear President Obama, As proud children of Jewish Holocaust survivors, we strongly condemn...

How the Ayatollah Duped the Forward (and How the New York Times Plays Along) August 16, 2015 11:25 am

How the Ayatollah Duped the Forward (and How the New York Times Plays Along)

Here’s the New York Times headline: There you go! A reporter who was accompanied by...

Russia and China Are the Real Winners in Iran Nuclear Deal August 14, 2015 3:58 pm

Russia and China Are the Real Winners in Iran Nuclear Deal

For those who are familiar with the history of Russia’s centuries-old manipulative foreign...

Corrupt PA Misuses Millions as Obama Claims They’re Penniless August 14, 2015 10:09 am

Corrupt PA Misuses Millions as Obama Claims They’re Penniless

The very day that the Obama Administration went to court to claim that the Palestinian Authority...

Beyond Hamas: Iran Also Has Ties to Palestinian Authority August 14, 2015 10:08 am

Beyond Hamas: Iran Also Has Ties to Palestinian Authority

JNS.org – While Iran’s funding of the Palestinian terror group Hamas is well-documented,...

Israeli Professor: Obama’s Language is Similar to ‘Protocols of the Elders of Zion’ August 13, 2015 10:44 am

Israeli Professor: Obama’s Language is Similar to ‘Protocols of the Elders of Zion’

President Obama’s recent comments about the Iran deal “dredge up the Protocols...

Will Iran Follow the Soviet Example? August 13, 2015 10:33 am

Will Iran Follow the Soviet Example?

JNS.org – The nuclear deal with Iran has, inevitably, been accompanied by a large...

The ‘Normalizing’ of Palestinian Terrorism August 13, 2015 10:32 am

The ‘Normalizing’ of Palestinian Terrorism

JNS.org – A city square named after a notorious terrorist. A television program glorifying...

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  • Arts and Culture Middle East Larry King Asks Saudi Arabian Fan If Taking Pictures With Jews Is Permitted

    Larry King Asks Saudi Arabian Fan If Taking Pictures With Jews Is Permitted

    Jewish former CNN host Larry King asked a Saudi Arabian fan if taking pictures with Jews is allowed in his country, before agreeing to pose for a photo with the man, The New York Times reported on Wednesday. The world-famous interviewer was leaving the Ritz Carlton hotel in Washington, D.C. with a New York Times reporter when a “dark-skinned man” approached and asked to take a picture with him, according to the publication. Whereupon, King asked the fan where he was from. When the man said Saudi […]

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  • Europe Sports Britain’s Lord Sugar Says Synagogues Will Be Empty With Yom Kippur Matchup of Jewish-Supported Soccer Teams

    Britain’s Lord Sugar Says Synagogues Will Be Empty With Yom Kippur Matchup of Jewish-Supported Soccer Teams

    British-Jewish business tycoon Lord Alan Sugar joked on Wednesday that London synagogues will likely be empty during Yom Kippur with congregants fleeing to watch the match-up of two leading English soccer teams known for having hordes of Jewish fans. “Spurs V Arsenal cup game drawn on most important Jewish festival,” Lord Sugar pointed out on Twitter. “Both teams have loads of Jewish fans. Conclusion Synagogues will be empty.” North London rivals Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal FC will go head-to-head in the Capital One Cup third-round […]

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  • Arts and Culture US & Canada Jewish Men Pass Jimmy Kimmel Social Experiment, Rescuing ‘Spongebob’ in Distress (VIDEO)

    Jewish Men Pass Jimmy Kimmel Social Experiment, Rescuing ‘Spongebob’ in Distress (VIDEO)

    Two Jewish men were the only unwitting participants in a social experiment conducted by Jimmy Kimmel, for his popular TV show. As part of a candid-camera-like sketch featured Monday night on Jimmy Kimmel Live, the host devised different street scenes to observe human behavior — in particular, to see how long it would take people walking down California’s bustling Hollywood Boulevard to notice and interact with others in distress. One scene involved a man in a Spongebob Squarepants costume who had “fallen down” on the sidewalk and needed help […]

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  • Education US & Canada International Jewish Organization Blasts Israeli-Born Star Natalie Portman for Comments on Holocaust Education

    International Jewish Organization Blasts Israeli-Born Star Natalie Portman for Comments on Holocaust Education

    A major Jewish organization rebuked actress Natalie Portman on Monday for saying in a recent interview that Jews put too much emphasis on teaching about the Holocaust relative to other genocides. The Israeli-born movie star told the U.K.’s Independent that the Jewish community needs to examine how much focus it puts on Holocaust education over other issues. She said she was shocked when she learned that a genocide was taking place in Rwanda while she was in school learning only about the horrors of the […]

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  • Arts and Culture Israel Book Draws Parallels Between Holocaust and Palestinian Nakba, Sparks Outrage

    Book Draws Parallels Between Holocaust and Palestinian Nakba, Sparks Outrage

    JNS.org – A new book that draws parallels between the Holocaust and the Palestinian Nakba (the Arabic term for the displacement of Palestinian refugees during Israel’s War of Independence) has sparked outrage ahead of an official book launch, to be hosted by the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute on Sept. 7. The Zionist organization Im Tirtzu wrote a letter to the institute demanding that it cancel an event it planned in honor of the book’s authors, under the title The Holocaust and […]

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  • Education US & Canada Natalie Portman Says Holocaust Education Shouldn’t be Used for ‘Fearmongering’

    Natalie Portman Says Holocaust Education Shouldn’t be Used for ‘Fearmongering’

    Famed actress Natalie Portman warned on Friday against the use of Holocaust education to evoke fear and paranoia. In an interview with the U.K. Independent she added that the trauma should make Jews more empathetic to others who have also experienced hatred. “Sometimes it can be subverted to fearmongering and like ‘Another Holocaust is going to happen,’” the Israeli-American star said. “We need to, of course, be aware that hatred exists, antisemitism exists against all sorts of people, not in the same way. I […]

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  • Book Reviews Commentary A Righteous Gentile Navigates the Sharkpool of Washington’s Middle East Correspondents (REVIEW)

    A Righteous Gentile Navigates the Sharkpool of Washington’s Middle East Correspondents (REVIEW)

    The Tribalist, by Louis Marano, is ostensibly a work of fiction but at its core a kind of love song by a gentile journalist for the State of Israel, and especially its secular Zionist core. (Because of the relentless attacks by left-wing polemicists on Israel’s allegedly “messianic” fringe, it’s often forgotten that most of Israel’s founders and all its leaders have been secular Zionists.) The author, the product of an Italian-American family in Buffalo, served two tours of duty in […]

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  • Food Jewish Identity Rugelach Roundtable: Does Beloved Pastry Need Dairy to Taste Good?

    Rugelach Roundtable: Does Beloved Pastry Need Dairy to Taste Good?

    JNS.org – Rugelach (singular: rugala) are a beloved traditional Jewish pastry, with a quirky history to boot, but they often present a kosher conundrum. Though parve rugelach are often a preferred dessert after a meat meal for those observing kosher laws (which stipulate a waiting period between eating meat and dairy), some of today’s most popular rugelach are known for their dairy fillings. Pastry chef Paula Shoyer—author of the books “The Kosher Baker: Over 160 Dairy-free Recipes from Traditional to Trendy” and […]

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