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Hamas-Linked Group CAIR Shuts Down Film on University of Michigan Campus; Calls Documentary on Abuse of Muslim Women ‘Islamophobic’ (VIDEO) April 6, 2014 5:29 pm

Hamas-Linked Group CAIR Shuts Down Film on University of Michigan Campus; Calls Documentary on Abuse of Muslim Women ‘Islamophobic’ (VIDEO)

The Council on American-Islamic Relations, CAIR, is a nationally recognized non-profit whose...

The Economist Falsely Claims That Exports From Gaza Are Banned April 6, 2014 10:05 am

The Economist Falsely Claims That Exports From Gaza Are Banned

The Economist’s Middle East blog, Pomegranate, published a post on April 2 about the...

Is Israel Really Isolated? April 6, 2014 10:03 am

Is Israel Really Isolated?

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says that “if we do not resolve the issues between...

Don’t Let Israel Boycotters Into the Israel Day Parade April 4, 2014 12:59 am

Don’t Let Israel Boycotters Into the Israel Day Parade

It was 81 years ago this week that the Nazis instituted their first boycott of Jewish businesses...

Peace Now ‘Haggadah’ Compares Israel to Pharaoh April 4, 2014 12:51 am

Peace Now ‘Haggadah’ Compares Israel to Pharaoh

Every year, Americans for Peace Now writes its own bizarre Haggadah inserts to be read by...

Abbas is the Victim of Netanyahu and an Ideological Divide April 4, 2014 12:01 am

Abbas is the Victim of Netanyahu and an Ideological Divide

The common characteristics and stark differences between Israel’s Prime Minister Netanyahu...

Students for Justice in Palestine’s Actions at Northeastern University Raise Civil Rights Concerns April 3, 2014 5:31 pm

Students for Justice in Palestine’s Actions at Northeastern University Raise Civil Rights Concerns

JNS.org - American universities have long been a place of political engagement, where...

Will Regional and Domestic Challenges Force Renewed Israel-Turkey Normalization? April 3, 2014 5:28 pm

Will Regional and Domestic Challenges Force Renewed Israel-Turkey Normalization?

JNS.org – Israel’s relations with Turkey, once its closest Muslim ally, have grown...

The Third Narrative: Not So Third, Not a Narrative, Not New April 3, 2014 6:27 am

The Third Narrative: Not So Third, Not a Narrative, Not New

I regret to say that a fair number of people I respect (and some not so much) have signed on...

Israel to Go ‘Deep Into Lebanon’ in Future Hezbollah Clash April 2, 2014 1:14 am

Israel to Go ‘Deep Into Lebanon’ in Future Hezbollah Clash

Hassan Nasrallah, leader of yhe Lebanese terror organization Hezbollah,announced in recent...

Guardian Review of ‘Noah’ Slams Israel for ‘Land Grabs’ April 2, 2014 1:11 am

Guardian Review of ‘Noah’ Slams Israel for ‘Land Grabs’

In reading a Guardian review of the new film Noah, starring Russell Crowe, we are reminded...

Palestinians Fighting to Ban Israel From World Soccer April 2, 2014 12:43 am

Palestinians Fighting to Ban Israel From World Soccer

Israel is facing a possible ban from international soccer competition, including the World...

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  • Book Reviews Opinion Robert Gates’ Memoir is a Jaw-Dropping Read (REVIEW)

    Robert Gates’ Memoir is a Jaw-Dropping Read (REVIEW)

    Former Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates’s memoir follows the classic form, telling the story of his years at the Pentagon during the Bush and Obama administrations. He focuses on what he did and experienced personally as secretary, neither writing a broad policy treatise nor recounting the entire history of the administrations in which he served. In so doing, Gates provides penetrating insights about the inner workings of US national security decision-making. Had I been George W. Bush, I would [...]

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  • Beliefs and concepts Book Reviews The Media, Israel, and Anti-Semitism (REVIEW)

    The Media, Israel, and Anti-Semitism (REVIEW)

    Pressing Israel: Media Bias Exposed from A-Z by Lee Bender and Jerome Verlin (Pavilion Press, Philadelphia, Pa. 2013) Sophocles said, “What people believe prevails over truth,” Pressing Israel: Media Bias Exposed from A-Z is ideal for the arm chair reader who would like a basic grasp of the terms used in the mainstream media’s presentation of the Arab-Israeli situation as is reported today. This is a book whose time has come. This is a book where the reader gains a [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Blogs William Shatner’s One Man Show Keeps Him in the Limelight (INTERVIEW)

    William Shatner’s One Man Show Keeps Him in the Limelight (INTERVIEW)

    JNS.org – On Thursday, audiences around the country can feel what it is like to be William Shatner, the Jewish actor best known for his portrayal of Captain James T. Kirk on “Star Trek.” Shatner’s one-man show “Shatner’s World”—which was on Broadway and toured Canada, Australia, and the United States—will be presented in nearly 700 movie theaters nationwide for one night only on April 24. Sponsored by Fathom Events and Priceline.com (for whom Shatner has famously served as a pitchman), [...]

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  • Blogs Book Reviews The Origins of Palestinian Refugee Relief Efforts (REVIEW)

    The Origins of Palestinian Refugee Relief Efforts (REVIEW)

    Romirowsky and Joffe’s book Religion, Politics and the Origins of Palestine Refugee Relief is an important volume for those interested in truly understanding the origins of the Palestinian refugee issue. Utilizing a treasure trove of newly released documents, the authors link UNRWA’s (United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine) origins to the Quakers/American Friends Service Committee (AFSC). For those readers who thought they knew most of the Middle East story, Romirowsky and Joffe’s version provides another twist. The authors meticulously [...]

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  • Sports Israeli Soccer Team Faces Prospect of International Ban

    Israeli Soccer Team Faces Prospect of International Ban

    The Israel National soccer team could be facing a World Cup ban, and other soccer sanctions, unless it alleviates travel restrictions and increases field access for Palestinian players and coaches. The head of the Palestinian Football Association is pushing for international soccer’s governing body, the Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA), to issue a ban on Israel competing internationally, claiming Israel’s restrictive travel for Palestinians is equivalent to a form of oppression. “It’s not only the athletes,” Jibril Rajoub explains. [...]

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  • Beliefs and concepts Book Reviews Jewish Author of ‘Eat to Live’ Dishes on Health Care, Nutrition, Disease Prevention

    Jewish Author of ‘Eat to Live’ Dishes on Health Care, Nutrition, Disease Prevention

    JNS.org – While the national debate on “Obamacare” rages on past the recent March 31 sign-up deadline, bestselling Jewish author Dr. Joel Fuhrman says the “current disease care model of what we call ‘health care’ cannot possibly be sustained.” “There is simply not enough money available to support a system in which the lion’s share of expenditures is devoted to acute care, with virtually nothing being spent on preventive medicine, i.e. health care,” Fuhrman says in an interview. “To make [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Jewish Identity ‘Tears of Color’ Art Exhibit Shows Struggles of Israelis With Eating Disorders

    ‘Tears of Color’ Art Exhibit Shows Struggles of Israelis With Eating Disorders

    JNS.org – “This is how I want to be—without fear. Independent. I want to be like a bird. I want to spread my wings.” So reads part of the description beneath one of the 30 paintings on display until the end of May at the ZOA House in Tel Aviv. The collection represents the first-ever art exhibit of its kind: an exhibit created entirely by Israelis in treatment for eating disorders. Dubbed “Tears of Color,” based on one of the [...]

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  • Beliefs and concepts Book Reviews Overprotective or Loving? Daughters Reflect on Jewish Mothers in New Anthology

    Overprotective or Loving? Daughters Reflect on Jewish Mothers in New Anthology

    JNS.org – Rachel Ament noticed that she and her friends often shared humorous anecdotes that were typically variations on a theme: overprotective, worrying Jewish moms who smothered them with love. That included Ament’s own mother. “My mom is probably every Jewish stereotype scrunched into one,” the Washington, DC, resident tells JNS.org. “At the root of all these stereotypical, worrying, overprotective moms, is love.” A social media writer for Capital One, as well as a freelance writer, Ament decided about three years [...]

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