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60% of Palestinian Arabs Say Five-Year National Goal is to Destroy Israel (VIDEO) July 3, 2014 9:19 am

60% of Palestinian Arabs Say Five-Year National Goal is to Destroy Israel (VIDEO)

The Washington Institute for Near East Policy recently commissioned a survey of Arabs in...

Abbas and Israel’s Murdered Teens: No Remorse in Sight July 3, 2014 8:52 am

Abbas and Israel’s Murdered Teens: No Remorse in Sight

The world’s praise for Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas’ opposition...

Murder of Israeli Teens Highlights Palestinian Culture of Death July 2, 2014 4:42 pm

Murder of Israeli Teens Highlights Palestinian Culture of Death

JNS.org – What has the death culture that surrounds us sought to sell in the past...

J-Street’s Ben-Ami Explicitly Equates Murdered Teens With Combatants July 2, 2014 3:16 pm

J-Street’s Ben-Ami Explicitly Equates Murdered Teens With Combatants

We mentioned the implicit moral equivalence by Jodi Rudoren in The New York Times between...

Analysis: Arab Sex and Arab Terror July 2, 2014 12:14 pm

Analysis: Arab Sex and Arab Terror

When an Arab bomber attacks Jews, there is often a SEXUAL motive. Wafa Idris, the first Palestinian...

Murder of Teens Betrays Permanent Future of Despair for Israel July 1, 2014 4:14 pm

Murder of Teens Betrays Permanent Future of Despair for Israel

Why is the reaction to the kidnapping and killing of three young men so overwhelming? After...

Murders in Israel: What President Obama Can Learn From Britain’s David Cameron July 1, 2014 2:24 pm

Murders in Israel: What President Obama Can Learn From Britain’s David Cameron

Late on Monday afternoon as the sun cast shadows on the rolling Hebron Hills, it was revealed...

The Murderous Qawasameh Tribe July 1, 2014 2:08 pm

The Murderous Qawasameh Tribe

The Qawasameh family, which includes suspected kidnapper Marwan Qawasameh, has a long tradition...

U.S. Jews Should Respond to the Murders With More Than Tears July 1, 2014 10:04 am

U.S. Jews Should Respond to the Murders With More Than Tears

Jews throughout the United States will hold memorial services this week to mourn the murders...

The New York Times Double Standard, Again June 30, 2014 5:35 pm

The New York Times Double Standard, Again

No one is more enamored with stone-throwing Palestinian teen-age boys than New York Times...

A Message to Israelis and the Kidnapping Victims: You Are Not Alone June 30, 2014 10:42 am

A Message to Israelis and the Kidnapping Victims: You Are Not Alone

The past few weeks have united the Jewish people, as is so often the case in times of crisis....

One Professor’s Twisted Definition of ‘Scholarship’ June 30, 2014 10:33 am

One Professor’s Twisted Definition of ‘Scholarship’

JNS.org – Like many others in the Jewish community, I first became aware of the...

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  • Food Jewish Identity Young Syrian Jewish Restauranteur Continues a Family Legacy

    Young Syrian Jewish Restauranteur Continues a Family Legacy

    JNS.org – At the turn of the century, a young Jewish immigrant arrived in New York. So begins the history of many American Jewish families. It is 27-year-old Albert Allaham’s story, too, with a few unusual twists. Albert’s “century” is the 21st—he arrived almost 100 years after the massive waves of European Jewish immigration. Rather than coming from a small town along the Danube river, his shtetl was Damascus. His first American business was not a pushcart on the Lower East [...]

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  • Book Reviews Jewish Identity A Holistic Look at the Rebbe’s Life and Career (REVIEW)

    A Holistic Look at the Rebbe’s Life and Career (REVIEW)

    Did you know that in the entire Bible, only one birthday is mentioned and it is that of Pharaoh? And did you know that according to some scientists, by accepting Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity, it is impossible to prove or disprove that the sun is the gravitational center of our solar system? In his new book, REBBE, best-selling author Joseph Telushkin reveals many surprising and sometimes shocking details as he chronicles the life and teachings of the charismatic Rabbi [...]

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  • Food Mitzvos New Jerusalem Eatery’s Uniform Pricing Seeks to ‘Help People Make It’

    New Jerusalem Eatery’s Uniform Pricing Seeks to ‘Help People Make It’

    JNS.org – Omelet sandwich: 5 shekels. Iced coffee: 5 shekels. Tuna sandwich: 5 shekels. Fresh-squeezed orange juice: 5 shekels. Cheese bureka: 5 shekels. There’s plenty more on the Cofizz menu, but you get the idea. Dani Mizrahi and Amir Amshalm, two Israeli men in their early 30s, asked themselves: Why not launch a take-out food joint in busy neighborhoods around Jerusalem where everything—and that means everything—goes for five shekels, or about $1.50. They’d seen the concept take off in Tel Aviv, where [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Israel New Primetime Drama ‘Tyrant’ Filmed Entirely in Israel (VIDEO)

    New Primetime Drama ‘Tyrant’ Filmed Entirely in Israel (VIDEO)

    The new FX Network drama Tyrant was shot entirely in Israel, just 10 miles north of Tel Aviv, Bloomberg News reported last Tuesday. Tyrant follows the life of an Arab dictator’s second son Barry, played by Adam Rayner, who reluctantly returns home to the Middle Eastern nation of his birth to join the family business away from his suburban life in America. The elaborate set production for the primetime drama included a crew of 300 and a reported cost of over $3 million [...]

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  • Arts and Culture US & Canada Supermodel: Jewish Mothers Are Constantly Trying to Set Me Up With Their Sons

    Supermodel: Jewish Mothers Are Constantly Trying to Set Me Up With Their Sons

    Skokie, Il-born 25-year-old Erin Heatherton (Erin Heather Bubley) is rocking the modeling world. And in a new interview accompanying a cover spread for Miami’s Ocean Drive magazine, she says Jewish moms are “constantly trying to set her up with their sons.” Imagine that – who would have thought? “The moms, they’re doing what they do. It doesn’t matter what country they live in, what city – grandmothers, too,” she admitted. “But I’m probably going to do that too one day.” Heatherton was [...]

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  • Education Israel First Ever: Turkish Academics to Visit Israel Holocaust Museum for Seminar

    First Ever: Turkish Academics to Visit Israel Holocaust Museum for Seminar

    Some 15 Turkish university professors and lecturers will take part in a first of its kind seminar at Holocaust museum Yad Vashem’s International School for Holocaust Studies starting next week. The trip is especially significant as Holocaust denial is rampant in the Arab world. A Palestinian professor was recently forced to resign after he led a trip to the Nazi extermination camp Auschwitz. Participants in the week-long program at Yad Vashem will experience in-depth tours of the museum’s archives and [...]

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  • Israel Music Guns N’ Roses Guitarist Rocks Solo Acoustic Version of Israeli National Anthem – Hatikva (VIDEO)

    Guns N’ Roses Guitarist Rocks Solo Acoustic Version of Israeli National Anthem – Hatikva (VIDEO)

    Ok, fans, question time. What do: Guns ‘n’ Roses shred-meister guitarist, Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (aka Ronald Jay Blumenthal), “Hard Rock Hotel”, “Las Vegas” and Israel’s ”Hatikva” (The Hope) national anthem… all have in common? I know, you’re probably thinking, “Hmm, ‘One of these things is not like the other,’ would fit in here,” right? Um, no, turns out. Caught backstage by blogger Darren Garnick at the swanky Vegas gig in early June, Thal, acoustic guitar in hand, fretted out a sweetly melodic [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Blogs David Letterman’s Sidekick on His ‘Dream Job,’ Jewish Upbringing

    David Letterman’s Sidekick on His ‘Dream Job,’ Jewish Upbringing

    JNS.org – A Jewish upbringing taught Paul Shaffer, David Letterman’s musical director and sidekick for 32 years, the value of giving back. After the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, Shaffer served as musical director for “The Concert for New York City,” and in 2012 he accompanied Adam Sandler in “12-12-12: The Concert for Sandy Relief,” a fundraiser for people affected by Hurricane Sandy. He was also the national spokesperson for Epilepsy Canada. “My mother taught by example,” Shaffer said in an [...]

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