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New York Times Criticizes Israel for Trying to Save Lives in Gaza July 9, 2014 7:40 am

New York Times Criticizes Israel for Trying to Save Lives in Gaza

This is really sickening reporting by the New York Times: The call came to the cellphone of...

IDF Launches Gaza Operation in Response to Escalated Rocket Attacks July 9, 2014 6:10 am

IDF Launches Gaza Operation in Response to Escalated Rocket Attacks

JNS.org – The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) launched “Operation Protective Edge”...

An Arab-American Brutalized — by Palestinian Police July 8, 2014 4:33 pm

An Arab-American Brutalized — by Palestinian Police

An Arab-American visiting the disputed (West Bank) territories is brutalized by the police–yet...

What Reporters Need to Know During Operation Protective Edge (VIDEO) July 8, 2014 3:43 pm

What Reporters Need to Know During Operation Protective Edge (VIDEO)

As an observer of previous Israeli operations in Gaza, and as the person who has uncovered...

Selective Self-Flagellation July 8, 2014 11:56 am

Selective Self-Flagellation

On June 11, the day before the kidnapping of Israeli teens Eyal Yifrach, Gil-ad Shaer and...

BBC’s Gaza Correspondent Tells Listeners Civilian Kibbutz is ‘Military Outpost’ July 8, 2014 12:44 am

BBC’s Gaza Correspondent Tells Listeners Civilian Kibbutz is ‘Military Outpost’

Last week, listeners to the BBC World Service radio programme ‘Outside Source’ heard...

Israel’s Supporters Must Stop Using These 13 Phrases July 7, 2014 11:58 am

Israel’s Supporters Must Stop Using These 13 Phrases

Mainstream Western media coverage of Israel is laced with expressions intentionally crafted...

Analysis: Jewish Terror and Arab Terror – Dangers and Differences July 7, 2014 11:42 am

Analysis: Jewish Terror and Arab Terror – Dangers and Differences

If a court confirms that Jews kidnapped and murdered a 16-year-old Arab boy, it is a dangerous...

Beware of Friendship With Iran July 7, 2014 9:00 am

Beware of Friendship With Iran

JNS.org – If you want the measure of how American policy has clumsily tailed the...

Fed Up With Dead Jews July 6, 2014 7:57 am

Fed Up With Dead Jews

There have been other murdered Jews at the hands of terrorists, countless in fact. Walk the...

Times of London Uses Libelous Headline on Murder of Palestinian Teen July 6, 2014 12:49 am

Times of London Uses Libelous Headline on Murder of Palestinian Teen

The U.K. media continues to churn out stories about the brutal murder of Mohamed Abu Khdeir,...

Murder and Mothers’ Milk July 6, 2014 12:32 am

Murder and Mothers’ Milk

During the wee hours of Wednesday morning, 16-year-old Muhammad Hussein Abu Khdeir was forced...

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  • Book Reviews Jewish Identity When Torah Teaches Life and Life Teaches Torah (REVIEW)

    When Torah Teaches Life and Life Teaches Torah (REVIEW)

    JNS.org – Rabbi Gordon Tucker spent the first 20 years of his career teaching at the Conservative movement’s Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) and the next 20 years as the rabbi of Temple Israel Center in White Plains, N.Y. I confess that when I heard about the order of those events, I thought that Tucker’s move from academia to the pulpit was strange. Firstly, I could not imagine anyone filling the place of my friend, Arnold Turetsky, who was such a talented [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Blogs Oscars 2015: Reflecting on Love at First Sight

    Oscars 2015: Reflecting on Love at First Sight

    JNS.org – I’m in love, and have been for a long time. It’s a relationship filled with laughter, tears, intrigue, and surprise. It was love at first sight, back when I was a little girl—with an extra-terrestrial that longed to go home. From then on, that love has never wavered, and isn’t reserved for one, but for oh so many—Ferris Bueller, Annie Hall, Tootsie, Harry and Sally, Marty McFly, Atticus Finch, Danny Zuko, Yentl, that little dog Toto, Mrs. Doubtfire, [...]

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  • Blogs Book Reviews Examining America’s First Foray into the Middle East (REVIEW)

    Examining America’s First Foray into the Middle East (REVIEW)

    At the turn of the 21st century through today, American involvement in Middle Eastern politics runs through the Central Intelligence Agency. In America’s Great Game: The CIA’s Secret Arabists and the Shaping of the Modern Middle East, historian Hugh Wilford shows this has always been the case. Wilford methodically traces the lives and work of the agency’s three most prominent officers in the Middle East: Kermit “Kim” Roosevelt was the grandson of president Theodore Roosevelt, and the first head of [...]

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  • Relationships US & Canada Seniors at Los Angeles Jewish Home Give Witty Dating Advice Ahead of Valentine’s Day (VIDEO)

    Seniors at Los Angeles Jewish Home Give Witty Dating Advice Ahead of Valentine’s Day (VIDEO)

    Residents of the Los Angeles Jewish Home give dating advice to a young Jewish man in a comedic video posted Monday on YouTube just in time for Valentine’s Day. Jonathan, an associate at the Jewish home, quizzes the senior citizens on an array of topics including having sex on the first date, kissing a girl, who should pay for dinner and whether online dating is a good idea. When the 28-year-old asks a male resident named Lee about his experiences [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Jewish History Kutsher’s Documentary an Amazing, and Tragic, Look at the Past (REVIEW)

    Kutsher’s Documentary an Amazing, and Tragic, Look at the Past (REVIEW)

    Anyone who spent time in the Jewish Catskills hotels – especially those like me, who returned for decades – must see the new documentary,”Welcome to Kutsher’s: The Last Catskills Resort.” Not only will the film transport you back to the glory days of your youth and thousands of memories, but it will also make you long for a world that is now lost forever. I returned to Kutsher’s one last time in the summer of 2009, but by then, the [...]

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  • Education Jewish Identity Lifestyle Riding the Wave of Change in Part-Time Jewish Education

    Riding the Wave of Change in Part-Time Jewish Education

    JNS.org – Amid the numerous studies and analyses regarding Jewish American life, a simple fact remains: part-time Jewish education is the most popular vehicle for Jewish education in North America. Whenever and wherever parents choose Jewish education for their children, we have a communal responsibility to devote the necessary time and resources to deliver dynamic, effective learning experiences. The only way we can do this is by creating space for conversations and knowledge-sharing around innovative new education models. That also [...]

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  • Commentary Featured Features Jewish 100 The Top 100 People Positively Influencing Jewish Life, 2014

    The Top 100 People Positively Influencing Jewish Life, 2014

    The Top 100 People Positively Influencing Jewish Life, 2014 ACADEMIA Alain Finkielkraut Moshe Halbertal Deborah Lipstadt Jacob Metzer Steven Pinker Tammi Rossman-Benjamin ARTS AND CULTURE Yaacov Agam David Blatt Leonard Cohen Gal Gadot Scarlett Johansson Ryan Kavanaugh Steven Spielberg Harry Styles INNOVATION AND ACTIVISM Meira Aboulafia Adina Bar-Shalom Nitsana Darshan-Leitner Daniel Gold Anett Haskia Ephrat Levy-Lahad Gabriel Nadaf Dumisani Washington GOVERNMENT Tony Abbott José María Aznar Ron Dermer Yuli Edelstein Abdul Fatah el-Sisi Stephen Harper Goodluck Jonathan Mitch McConnell Narendra Modi [...]

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  • Features Jewish 100 Jewish 100, 2014: Bassam Eid – Voices

    Jewish 100, 2014: Bassam Eid – Voices

    Bassam Eid Palestinian human rights activist While Palestinians who demonize Israel as the sole reason for their woes receive no shortage of media invitations, those among them who spotlight their own leaders’ iniquities are far less in demand. Even so, the profile of Bassam Eid, the Director of the Palestinian Human Rights Monitoring Group, is thankfully continuing to grow. Eid’s latest campaign is for the overhaul of UNRWA, the UN refugee agency dedicated solely to the Palestinians, which he says [...]

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