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A Growing Trend: Brave Muslim Zionists August 15, 2016 6:34 am

A Growing Trend: Brave Muslim Zionists

Muslims and Arabs who openly identify as Zionists are growing in number – powered by the...

Lamentation Postscript August 14, 2016 4:59 pm

Lamentation Postscript

The lamentations of Tisha b’Av, commemorating the destruction of the ancient Temples, have...

The Trump Phenomenon and Israeli Politics in the ‘Age of Me’ August 14, 2016 6:37 am

The Trump Phenomenon and Israeli Politics in the ‘Age of Me’

JNS.org – Love him or hate him, Donald Trump will now represent the Republican Party...

Hamas’ Busy Week August 12, 2016 7:20 am

Hamas’ Busy Week

Hamas has had a lot on its plate this week. While engaging in the routine activity of honing...

PA Fires Palestinian Who Helped Jewish Terror Victims August 12, 2016 4:27 am

PA Fires Palestinian Who Helped Jewish Terror Victims

JNS.org – A Palestinian who offered assistance at the scene of a July 1 terrorist...

Paging Ambassador Ira Forman: Synagogue Attacked, World Is Silent August 12, 2016 4:20 am

Paging Ambassador Ira Forman: Synagogue Attacked, World Is Silent

JNS.org – If a bomb were thrown at a prominent synagogue in Brooklyn, the media would...

Could a South China Sea Dispute Affect Palestinian Statehood? August 12, 2016 4:17 am

Could a South China Sea Dispute Affect Palestinian Statehood?

JNS.org – Could satellite photos of a tiny island in the South China Sea affect...

Haaretz Has Crossed Democracy’s Most Fundamental Red Line August 12, 2016 3:16 am

Haaretz Has Crossed Democracy’s Most Fundamental Red Line

In any true democracy, citizens cannot allow institutions to threaten their well-being. Israelis...

The New ‘Nuts’ — Jeffrey Goldberg, the  Jerusalem Post and the Question of Sanity August 11, 2016 3:13 pm

The New ‘Nuts’ — Jeffrey Goldberg, the Jerusalem Post and the Question of Sanity

I think I’m getting ready to leave Ha’aretz … [its] cartoonish anti-Israelism...

Israel to Expel BDS Activists? Bravo! August 11, 2016 5:10 am

Israel to Expel BDS Activists? Bravo!

The decision by the Interior and Public Security ministers to form a special task force to...

IDF Reservist Group Sets the Record Straight on Israel August 11, 2016 4:43 am

IDF Reservist Group Sets the Record Straight on Israel

“Outrage is the power that motivated me,” declared Israeli Major Amit Deri, in a recent...

Sex-Obsessed, the New York Times’ News Judgment Veers Astray August 10, 2016 5:22 pm

Sex-Obsessed, the New York Times’ News Judgment Veers Astray

Sometimes the bias in the New York Times comes not in the news that it prints, but in the...

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  • Arts and Culture Huffington Post Accused of ‘Jew-Hatred’ After Tweeting ‘Offensive’ Joke About Comedian at Video Music Awards

    Huffington Post Accused of ‘Jew-Hatred’ After Tweeting ‘Offensive’ Joke About Comedian at Video Music Awards

    The Huffington Post is facing backlash after joking about a Jewish comedian’s  appearance at the Video Music Awards (VMAs) on Sunday night. Josh “The Fat Jew” Ostrovsky took part in Nick Jonas’ performance of his song “Bacon,” staged in a New York diner — in a cameo role as a waiter throwing a handful of bacon in the air. Commenting on the show, the Huffington Post tweeted, “not thrilled at the fat jew [he] wasted all that perfectly good bacon!!!!!!” The message angered many Twitter users, who thought the joke […]

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  • Sports Israeli Fans Mob, Dance With Basketball Player Amar’e Stoudemire at First Jerusalem Team Practice (VIDEO)

    Israeli Fans Mob, Dance With Basketball Player Amar’e Stoudemire at First Jerusalem Team Practice (VIDEO)

    Israeli basketball fans mobbed Hapoel Jerusalem’s newest player, American pro Amar’e Stoudemire, dancing around with him during a practice open to the public. On Friday, the team posted a video on Twitter of the happy romp with fans jumping around Stoudemire, while chanting in Hebrew. Unfamiliar with the lyrics, Stoudemire pumps his fist in the air. The basketball player, who has Jewish roots on his mother’s side, also waved a flag emblazoned with Hapoel Jerusalem’s logo. The former New York Knicks forward retired from the NBA earlier […]

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  • Arts and Culture Playboy Columnist Calls Israel’s ‘Burning Man’ Festival ‘Ultimate Revenge on Hitler’

    Playboy Columnist Calls Israel’s ‘Burning Man’ Festival ‘Ultimate Revenge on Hitler’

    The Israeli version of the famed American Burning Man music festival is the “ultimate revenge on Hitler,” according to a column in Playboy magazine on Thursday. In his column, Jeff Weiss also took note of the fact that Midburn — a five-day bacchanal in the Negev Desert, self-described as an event celebrating “a communal life style, creativity, art and radical self-expression” — began on June 8, the day of the Sarona Market terrorist attack in Tel Aviv, which left four people dead. Weiss asked rhetorically, “What could needle the mustached […]

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  • Arts and Culture Author of New Book on Connection Between Jews, Punk Rock Describes Bands Flinging Gefilte Fish, Bagels at Audience (INTERVIEW)

    Author of New Book on Connection Between Jews, Punk Rock Describes Bands Flinging Gefilte Fish, Bagels at Audience (INTERVIEW)

    Some punk rockers integrate their Jewish identity into their music through food, the author of a new book on the topic told The Algemeiner on Wednesday. Michael Croland, author of Oy Oy Oy Gevalt! Jews and Punk, described the way different musicians express this connection. “One band is known for throwing gefilte fish in the mosh pit, and people at its concert slide around on it while dancing,” he recounted. “Another used to drink Manischewitz [sweet kosher] wine out of a shofar [the ram […]

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  • Sports Scottish Soccer Club Manager Hails ‘Fantastic’ Jewish-State Visit After Victory Over Israeli Team (VIDEO)

    Scottish Soccer Club Manager Hails ‘Fantastic’ Jewish-State Visit After Victory Over Israeli Team (VIDEO)

    The manager of Scotland’s Celtic soccer club lauded Israel, after his team won a match against the Jewish state’s Hapoel Be’er Sheva on Tuesday night. Brendan Rodgers said at a post-match press conference: On behalf of the players, the people of Celtic and Scotland, Israel’s been fantastic for us. We came out here on Sunday, [and from] the hotel, the staff, we’ve been very, very warmly received. The atmosphere at the game was amazing and, obviously, one team has to lose, but you have a wonderful team here, […]

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  • Arts and Culture Second Jaffa Jazz Festival to Reunite International, Israeli Musicians

    Second Jaffa Jazz Festival to Reunite International, Israeli Musicians

    For the second time, Israel will host the Jaffa Jazz Festival, according to Broadwayworld.com. The festival will unite 43 Israeli musicians and eight international artists for a three-day event. The program will include a special performance by an ensemble of top jazz students studying at Belgium’s Royal Conservatoire of Antwerp, the Belgrade Music Academy in Serbia, Israel’s Rimon School of Music and the jazz program of the Israel Conservatory of Music in Tel Aviv. There will also be a jazz show for children led by Israeli saxophonist […]

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  • Sports Israel’s First NASCAR Driver Revved Up to Win

    Israel’s First NASCAR Driver Revved Up to Win

    JNS.org – As a young boy growing up in Ashdod, Israel, Alon Day got his first go-kart at age 9. By 15, he was racing them. Less than a decade later, Day has become the first Israeli professional race car driver on the NASCAR circuit. He made history by competing in NASCAR’s Xfinity Series race at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on August 13. “Driving a race car is not like any other sport,” Day told JNS.org. “You are actually almost flying […]

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  • Arts and Culture Writer of Popular Kids Series to Premiere Autobiographical Solo Show ‘Not That Jewish’

    Writer of Popular Kids Series to Premiere Autobiographical Solo Show ‘Not That Jewish’

    The writer of a popular children’s television series will premiere an off-Broadway solo show called “Not That Jewish,” according to The Hollywood Reporter. Written and performed by Monica Piper — the Emmy Award-winning showrunner of Nickelodeon’s “Rugrats” — the show is described as “the autobiographical telling of a Jew…’ish’ girl’s life.” “Not That Jewish” explores Piper’s Bronx upbringing in a show-business family, her comedy-club debut and her “almost” night with former Yankees legend Mickey Mantle. “Audiences can expect to leave laughed-out, a little teary-eyed and […]

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