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EXCLUSIVE: How Richard Nixon Helped Save Israel (EXCERPT) August 11, 2014 6:00 pm

EXCLUSIVE: How Richard Nixon Helped Save Israel (EXCERPT)

Editor’s note; In connection with the 40th Anniversary of the resignation of President...

A Middle East Conflict No Longer About Land August 11, 2014 11:20 am

A Middle East Conflict No Longer About Land

Along with destroying much of Hamas’ infrastructure, the fighting in Gaza has laid waste...

There is No Israeli Genocide August 11, 2014 11:18 am

There is No Israeli Genocide

Inadvertently, the Obama Administration has acknowledged that Israel’s conduct in the war...

Why My Brother Really Died August 10, 2014 3:46 pm

Why My Brother Really Died

My brother, Sean Carmeli, was born and raised in South Padre Island, Texas. He grew up in...

Gaza – The Road Not Yet Traveled August 10, 2014 1:44 pm

Gaza – The Road Not Yet Traveled

The notion that truth is the first casualty of war has found expression in the ongoing fog...

A Response to Those Providing Hamas an Iron Dome of Moral Equivalency August 10, 2014 9:43 am

A Response to Those Providing Hamas an Iron Dome of Moral Equivalency

Right on cue, former President Jimmy Carter and former President of Ireland Mary Robinson...

Who is Right to Hate Us? August 10, 2014 9:28 am

Who is Right to Hate Us?

The Palestinian conflict and the way it is perceived throughout Europe and in parts of the...

The Obama Admin. Has Permanently Destroyed Its Standing Among Israelis August 8, 2014 12:00 pm

The Obama Admin. Has Permanently Destroyed Its Standing Among Israelis

Sitting with Knesset Member Dov Lipman earlier this week, I could not resist asking, tongue-in-cheek,...

Geraldo’s Failed Attempt to Justify Palestinian Terrorism August 8, 2014 10:48 am

Geraldo’s Failed Attempt to Justify Palestinian Terrorism

Just when you thought that the tortured rationalizations for Palestinian terrorism couldn’t...

Media Pretends to Wake Up on Gaza Coverage…Too Little, Too Late August 8, 2014 10:19 am

Media Pretends to Wake Up on Gaza Coverage…Too Little, Too Late

The BBC just published a cautionary article about Gaza, pointing out what bloggers have...

Hamas’ Phony Statistics on Civilian Deaths August 7, 2014 11:26 pm

Hamas’ Phony Statistics on Civilian Deaths

It’s a mystery why so many in the media accept as gospel Hamas-supplied figures on the number...

Politics No Roadblock to Jewish Praise of U.S. Religious Freedom Envoy Nominee August 7, 2014 10:41 pm

Politics No Roadblock to Jewish Praise of U.S. Religious Freedom Envoy Nominee

JNS.org – After being vacant for nearly a year, the role of America’s ambassador-at-large...

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  • Arts and Culture Blogs 10 New Hollywood Movies That Aim to Show Support for Israel (SATIRE)

    10 New Hollywood Movies That Aim to Show Support for Israel (SATIRE)

    Ten major film studios are currently in production on projects that promote a decidedly pro-Israeli narrative. In famously liberal Hollywood, such a development has left mouths agape and set tongues a wagging. Since the Jewish State began defending itself from the thousands of rockets that Hamas has hurled at it – as well as ongoing terror attacks and murders, the overwhelming number of Tinseltown’s producers, directors, actors, and studio moguls have remained indifferent to the plight of millions of Israeli [...]

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  • Featured Israel Sports So Close: Israeli Judoka Loses Crown in World Cup Final, Finishes With Silver (VIDEO)

    So Close: Israeli Judoka Loses Crown in World Cup Final, Finishes With Silver (VIDEO)

    Israeli Judoka Yarden Gerbi (63kg), 25, of Netanya, on Thursday lost the final round at the Judo World Cup, and her world title to Clarisse Agbegnenou of France, at a match held in Russia. “I have mixed feelings,” Gerbi told Israeli Army radio. But, “I shouldn’t assume that I’d win the world Judo championship twice in a row,” she admitted. Gerbi won gold in Rio De Janeiro last year. “When I made my decision, I knew it was going to [...]

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  • Book Reviews Jewish Identity Surviving the Holocaust by Hiding Their Faith (REVIEW)

    Surviving the Holocaust by Hiding Their Faith (REVIEW)

    “Jews Out!” was just the name of a child’s game that three little girls played in World War II Europe. But all is not as it seems because the three girls were Jewish, but hiding their true identities. In award-winning author R. D. Rosen’s riveting non-fiction work, Such Good Girls, “Jews Out!” wasn’t a game; it was a struggle for survival. The girls, Sophie, Flora, and Carla, grew up at a time and a place that did not allow them [...]

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  • Music Personalities Twenty Years On, the Real and Radical Legacy of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach

    Twenty Years On, the Real and Radical Legacy of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach

    JNS.org – “He was part hippie, part yippie, part beatnik, and part New Age,” wrote Elli Wohlgelernter in a Jerusalem Post eulogy in 1994, following the Oct. 20 passing of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach. Twenty years later, more robust accounts of Carlebach’s life have come to the surface. Earlier this year, Natan Ophir published the book Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach: Life, Mission & Legacy. This past summer, Rabbi Shlomo Katz’s The Soul of Jerusalem hit the shelves. But even the authors will admit [...]

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  • Blogs Music Beatlemania Invades the Gaza Strip (SATIRE)

    Beatlemania Invades the Gaza Strip (SATIRE)

    As Hamas loses its grip on power in the Gaza Strip as a result of war, poverty and disillusionment, the Islamist terrorist group has developed an ingenious way to raise the moral of the 1.7 million Palestinian Arabs it was elected to serve. While currently focused on delivering a rocket into every Israeli home, Hamas has not left its own people behind. To gently wipe away the tears of children strategically placed inside kindergartens as human shields, the Hamas Interior Ministry has [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Spirituality/Tradition Removing Jesus’ Jewish Identity From Artwork

    Removing Jesus’ Jewish Identity From Artwork

    In a strong statement that challenges the historic divide between Christianity and Judaism, Pope Francis recently proclaimed, “Inside every Christian is a Jew.” But if you look at Renaissance artworks that depict Jesus, you will not find any evidence of a Jew inside the Christianized Jesus — even though the Gospels in the New Testament tell us that Jesus was Jewish to the core. Getting that point across to the public is a daunting task, as I learned in interviews I [...]

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  • Music Personalities Recycling His Roots

    Recycling His Roots

    JNS.org – Having started his career playing on his family’s pots and pans, Jewish musician Billy Jonas has maintained this homemade performance ethic while spreading his messages of simple living and environmentalism to a shared home throughout the world. After beginning in the kitchen, Jonas soon moved to the music room, where he picked up the piano, guitar, and trombone. These days, the multi-talented multi-instrumentalist plays on with pretty much anything he can find, including cans, bottles buckets, and other recycled-object [...]

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  • Book Reviews Personalities Jewish Renewal Movement Founder’s Insights Form a New Guide for Senior Living

    Jewish Renewal Movement Founder’s Insights Form a New Guide for Senior Living

    JNS.org – Sara Davidson’s The December Project is a new book that should be read by all senior citizens, and by those who hope to live a long life, for it raises a question that most of us have not been taught how to answer: What should we do in that final stage of our lives? Many of us continue working past the traditional retirement age of 65, not because we need the money and not because we find the [...]

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