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How to Deal With Islamic State? Promote Inclusiveness and Tolerance September 18, 2014 7:07 am

How to Deal With Islamic State? Promote Inclusiveness and Tolerance

JNS.org - The Washington Post recently featured an article on the revival of Yazidi culture...

Ken Roth Uses ‘Anti-Semite’ Straw Man to Avoid Answering Critics. Time to Grow Up, Ken (VIDEO) September 17, 2014 7:20 am

Ken Roth Uses ‘Anti-Semite’ Straw Man to Avoid Answering Critics. Time to Grow Up, Ken (VIDEO)

This interview with Human Rights Watch’s Ken Roth on Dutch TV reveals how Roth avoids...

Jeremy Ben-Ami’s Dishonest Editorial on the Land in Gush Etzion September 17, 2014 7:07 am

Jeremy Ben-Ami’s Dishonest Editorial on the Land in Gush Etzion

J Street’s Executive Director Jeremy Ben-Ami is certainly entitled to his opinion that...

Gaza Takes Back Seat to PA-Hamas Infighting and Islamic State Threat September 17, 2014 6:56 am

Gaza Takes Back Seat to PA-Hamas Infighting and Islamic State Threat

JNS.org – Since the declaration of a final cease-fire between Israel and Hamas last...

The National Lawyers Guild Seeks to Indict Obama for Helping Israel Build Iron Dome September 16, 2014 5:10 pm

The National Lawyers Guild Seeks to Indict Obama for Helping Israel Build Iron Dome

The National Lawyers Guild—a hard left assortment of radical lawyers and “legal workers”—is...

Human Rights NGOs, Including the UN, Refuse to Adopt Anti-Bias Standards September 16, 2014 7:06 am

Human Rights NGOs, Including the UN, Refuse to Adopt Anti-Bias Standards

There has been a long history of international standards on fact-finding missions dating back...

A Cruz Critic at The New York Times Discovers Christians in the Middle East September 16, 2014 7:03 am

A Cruz Critic at The New York Times Discovers Christians in the Middle East

New York Times columnist Ross Douthat has discovered the plight of Christians in the Middle...

New Documentary Shows How America’s Oil Addiction Fuels Middle East Threats September 16, 2014 6:53 am

New Documentary Shows How America’s Oil Addiction Fuels Middle East Threats

ISIS has bolstered its forces within recent months, and it has financed this expansion with...

A Familiar Plague Infests Israel September 15, 2014 5:02 pm

A Familiar Plague Infests Israel

Last week 43 Israeli soldiers from Unit 8200 of the IDF Intelligence Corps sent a letter to...

People Watch the News to Confirm What They Believe September 15, 2014 6:42 am

People Watch the News to Confirm What They Believe

The war in Gaza has produced an unusually rich analysis of media coverage of the Middle East,...

The Danger of Depending on Turkey September 15, 2014 6:40 am

The Danger of Depending on Turkey

JNS.org – Here’s the good news: the Obama administration has finally grasped that...

Peace in the Middle East is Possible September 14, 2014 6:20 pm

Peace in the Middle East is Possible

The unthinkable is happening, and it’s time to build on it. After Israel traded Sinai for...

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  • Arts and Culture US & Canada Israeli Actress Gal Gadot in Talks to Star in Ben-Hur Remake

    Israeli Actress Gal Gadot in Talks to Star in Ben-Hur Remake

    Israeli actress Gal Gadot is in negotiations to take on the female lead role in the remake of the 1959 classic Ben-Hur, according to The Hollywood Reporter. If the deal is finalized Gadot will play Esther, a slave and Ben-Hur’s love interest. Actor Jack Huston will star as the Jewish prince who is betrayed into slavery by his childhood friend Messala, played by Toby Kebbell. Ben-Hur fights for his freedom and vengeance with the help of Morgan Freeman’s character, who trains Ben-Hur how to win at chariot-racing. [...]

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  • Jewish Identity Sports Young Israelis Try to Crowd-Fund Their Way to Major League Baseball Playoffs

    Young Israelis Try to Crowd-Fund Their Way to Major League Baseball Playoffs

    JNS.org – Baseball, hot dogs, and apple pie are the American dream. So why do two young men who have built their lives in Israel have a GoFundMe crowd-funding webpage with the urgent message that they need $3,000 to travel to the U.S. to watch the Kansas City Royals and Baltimore Orioles square off for Major League Baseball’s (MLB) American League championship? Brothers Naftali and Yoni Schwartz, 27 and 25, respectively, are Kansas City natives. Even though they made aliyah with their [...]

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  • Blogs Sports Race Cars Speed Through Jerusalem in Amazing Exhibition

    Race Cars Speed Through Jerusalem in Amazing Exhibition

    Some 3,000 years ago, King David probably never imagined cars racing at 240 kilometers per hour (150 miles per hour) through the ancient capital of the Jewish people. But on Monday and Tuesday, October 6-7, thousands of Israelis lined the streets to watch Porsche, Audi, and Ferrari race cars fly through the capital against the backdrop of the Tower of David, the Old City Walls, and other city landmarks. The second annual non-competitive Jerusalem Formula One Road Show had been [...]

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  • Israel Sports NBA Superstar LeBron James Says He Wants to Visit Israel

    NBA Superstar LeBron James Says He Wants to Visit Israel

    Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James expressed interest in visiting Israel someday, local news site Cleveland.com reported on Sunday. Speaking to Israeli reporters before the Cleveland Cavaliers’ preseason debut against Maccabi Tel Aviv, the NBA star said he had never visited the Jewish state but “I want to look forward to going there if I get an opportunity to.” When asked by an Israeli reporter if there was “any chance that LeBron James and Cleveland comes to Tel Aviv,” the athlete said [...]

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  • Sports US & Canada Florida Rabbi Dominates Former Basketball Star Congressman in Hoops Showdown (VIDEO)

    Florida Rabbi Dominates Former Basketball Star Congressman in Hoops Showdown (VIDEO)

    A Florida-based Chabad rabbi put former basketball star, U.S. Congressman Curt Clawson to shame on the court when the two faced off one-on-one recently. A YouTube video, posted online on Tuesday, shows Rabbi Fishel Zaklos of Chabad of Naples shooting hoops with the Florida politician, who played basketball in high school and at Purdue University in Indiana. The game took place in the parking lot of the Chabad Jewish center run by Zaklos. During the 1-minute clip, Zaklos scores two impressive [...]

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  • Sports US & Canada David Blatt’s Cleveland Cavaliers Rout Maccabi Tel Aviv, 107-80

    David Blatt’s Cleveland Cavaliers Rout Maccabi Tel Aviv, 107-80

    JNS.org – Less than five months after leading Maccabi Tel Aviv to its sixth European basketball title, David Blatt, now the head coach of the NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers, routed his former team in an exhibition game on Sunday, with the Cavaliers dominating Maccabi 107-80 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. The 20,562 fans in attendance witnessed Lebron James’s first appearance in a Cavaliers uniform since he left the club in free agency for the Miami Heat four years ago. [...]

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  • Sports US & Canada Jewish New York Giants Guard Plans to Fast on Yom Kippur

    Jewish New York Giants Guard Plans to Fast on Yom Kippur

    New York Giants offensive guard Geoff Schwartz said on Wednesday that he will not eat anything between sundown Friday and sundown Saturday in observation of Yom Kippur, ESPN reported. “If I was playing, I wouldn’t fast, because I’ve got to be able to fuel myself to play,” said the Jewish athlete, who is on short-term leave due to a toe injury. “But it’s not that tough, really. I’ll eat dinner at 5:00 Friday, then I’ll go to services and I’ll just [...]

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  • Book Reviews Personalities How a Jewish Leader With 3 Months to Live Created a ‘Seminar’ on Life

    How a Jewish Leader With 3 Months to Live Created a ‘Seminar’ on Life

    JNS.org – What would you do if you found out that you had only three more months to live? Gordon Zacks was a successful businessman, a leader of Jewish life, and a confidante and adviser to President George H.W. Bush. He knew that he had prostate cancer, but doctors advised him that it was very slow-growing and nothing to worry about. Then came the day when the doctors told him his cancer metastasized to his liver, and that he had [...]

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