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The Amira Hass Charade October 3, 2014 8:13 am

The Amira Hass Charade

“Tossed out of Palestinian university for being Jewish” and “booted from Palestinian...

Why Would Obama Oppose Housing for Black and Muslim Families? Because They Are in Israel October 3, 2014 8:00 am

Why Would Obama Oppose Housing for Black and Muslim Families? Because They Are in Israel

Why would President Obama, a champion for the rights of underprivileged blacks and Muslims,...

Time for Church of England to Bring an End to Vicar’s Jew-Baiting October 3, 2014 7:58 am

Time for Church of England to Bring an End to Vicar’s Jew-Baiting

Rev. Dr. Stephen Sizer, an Anglican vicar who serves a church in Surrey, England, has a long...

Jewish ‘Settlers’ in Jerusalem October 2, 2014 5:34 pm

Jewish ‘Settlers’ in Jerusalem

In 1628, twenty years after Jamestown became the first British colony in North America, a...

IS and Other Terror Groups Thrive on Mideast Oppression October 2, 2014 12:53 am

IS and Other Terror Groups Thrive on Mideast Oppression

The Islamic State is a flare up – certainly the most vicious – but just one of...

Hidden Terror Lurks in Europe October 2, 2014 12:50 am

Hidden Terror Lurks in Europe

Europe is in trouble. Even as America and its European allies begin their war campaign against...

The BBC’s Ongoing, Pervasive Distortion of Gaza Casualty Figures October 1, 2014 7:37 am

The BBC’s Ongoing, Pervasive Distortion of Gaza Casualty Figures

On September 1, the BBC News website published a feature titled “Gaza crisis: Toll of operations...

Mourning Israel’s Greatest Spy October 1, 2014 7:36 am

Mourning Israel’s Greatest Spy

Some say he was the man on whom the fictional character of James Bond was based. But he was...

Saeb Erekat Describes His Strategy of Lying October 1, 2014 7:12 am

Saeb Erekat Describes His Strategy of Lying

On Monday, PLO negotiator Saeb Erekat added another to his long list of lies that he spouts...

Fascist Party Wins in Swedish Election Signals Further Concern for Religious Freedoms September 30, 2014 7:18 am

Fascist Party Wins in Swedish Election Signals Further Concern for Religious Freedoms

After eight years of center-right rule that championed the free-market approach – and...

How Anti-Semitism Hides Among the Intellectual Elite – Ed Husain’s Offensive Tweet September 30, 2014 6:53 am

How Anti-Semitism Hides Among the Intellectual Elite – Ed Husain’s Offensive Tweet

Over the weekend, a number of newspapers breathlessly published a story about an El Al flight...

What Would a Partisan Shift in Control of the Senate Mean for Jewish Issues? September 30, 2014 6:37 am

What Would a Partisan Shift in Control of the Senate Mean for Jewish Issues?

JNS.org - As the Republican party pushes to retake the majority of the U.S. Senate in the...

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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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  • Book Reviews Personalities How a Jewish Leader With 3 Months to Live Created a ‘Seminar’ on Life

    How a Jewish Leader With 3 Months to Live Created a ‘Seminar’ on Life

    JNS.org – What would you do if you found out that you had only three more months to live? Gordon Zacks was a successful businessman, a leader of Jewish life, and a confidante and adviser to President George H.W. Bush. He knew that he had prostate cancer, but doctors advised him that it was very slow-growing and nothing to worry about. Then came the day when the doctors told him his cancer metastasized to his liver, and that he had [...]

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