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Washington Summit Highlights Arab Displeasure With Obama on Iran May 14, 2015 12:08 pm

Washington Summit Highlights Arab Displeasure With Obama on Iran

JNS.org – It’ll be interesting to see if Saudi Arabia’s King Salman gets the...

Iran Deal Will Provide Billions for Increased Terror Funding May 13, 2015 1:55 pm

Iran Deal Will Provide Billions for Increased Terror Funding

Last week, the Lausanne framework deal between the P5+1 powers and Iran on Iran’s nuclear...

Israel Increasingly Attractive for Chinese Academics, Investors, and Tourists May 13, 2015 1:03 pm

Israel Increasingly Attractive for Chinese Academics, Investors, and Tourists

JNS.org – East China New University and the University of Haifa this month launched...

Study Exposes Depth of Muslim Antisemitism in Europe May 13, 2015 10:27 am

Study Exposes Depth of Muslim Antisemitism in Europe

A new study published by the Institute for the Study of Global Anti-Semitism and Policy (ISGAP)...

How Israeli ‘Human Rights’ Groups Threaten Our Very Existence May 12, 2015 6:18 pm

How Israeli ‘Human Rights’ Groups Threaten Our Very Existence

The State of Israel was established during a period of intense focus on human rights issues....

Full Transcript: Prime Minister Netanyahu’s Speech at the Global Forum for Combating Antisemitism, 2015 (VIDEO) May 12, 2015 4:30 pm

Full Transcript: Prime Minister Netanyahu’s Speech at the Global Forum for Combating Antisemitism, 2015 (VIDEO)

Below is the full transcript of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s remarks at...

John Bolton: A Nuclear Iran Cannot Be Contained May 12, 2015 2:02 pm

John Bolton: A Nuclear Iran Cannot Be Contained

President Obama this week hosts six key Arab leaders at the White House and Camp David. They...

BDS Gains Strength, But Still Faces Challenges on College Campuses May 11, 2015 2:46 pm

BDS Gains Strength, But Still Faces Challenges on College Campuses

Last month’s student election at Stanford University included allegations of anti-Semitism...

An American Trapped in the 1948 Siege of Jerusalem May 11, 2015 2:26 pm

An American Trapped in the 1948 Siege of Jerusalem

JNS.org – “We are so used to bombs and the sound of firing guns that we don’t...

The Middle East Runs Out of Water May 11, 2015 2:24 pm

The Middle East Runs Out of Water

A ranking Iranian political figure, Issa Kalantari, recently warned that past mistakes leave...

Combating BDS May 10, 2015 11:18 am

Combating BDS

Combating BDS requires a deep understanding of the movement, its funding, organizational...

‘Catch the Jew!’ Replete With Diverse People in an Ideological Minefield May 10, 2015 10:51 am

‘Catch the Jew!’ Replete With Diverse People in an Ideological Minefield

JNS.org – Alan Dershowitz is fond of pointing out that, were a Martian to land in...

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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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