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Opinion: Slate’s Blood Libel Against Birthright Israel July 24, 2014 12:58 am

Opinion: Slate’s Blood Libel Against Birthright Israel

We Jews know what a blood libel is. It captures false accusations that Jews are culpable...

May His Memory Be a Blessing July 23, 2014 5:57 pm

May His Memory Be a Blessing

There is no more touching – and revealing – story to emerge from the Gaza war than the...

The Media’s Selective Reporting on Gaza Deaths Incites More Violence, Anti-Semitism July 23, 2014 2:23 pm

The Media’s Selective Reporting on Gaza Deaths Incites More Violence, Anti-Semitism

The media has obsessively counted every dead body in the conflict between Hamas and Israel. ...

U.K.’s Independent Posts Gaza Op-Ed by Author Who Supported 9/11 Terror Attacks July 23, 2014 11:38 am

U.K.’s Independent Posts Gaza Op-Ed by Author Who Supported 9/11 Terror Attacks

Mads Gilbert is a Norwegian doctor, commentator, and “radical Maoist politician”...

News Flash: Half of Those Killed in Gaza Are Terrorists July 23, 2014 11:21 am

News Flash: Half of Those Killed in Gaza Are Terrorists

Despite everything that is claimed by anti-Israel NGOs, the IDF has maintained a ratio of...

By Targeting Ben Gurion Airport, Has Hamas Ended the Prospects for a Two State Solution? July 22, 2014 4:03 pm

By Targeting Ben Gurion Airport, Has Hamas Ended the Prospects for a Two State Solution?

Hamas’s decision to fire rockets in the direction of Ben Gurion Airport may well have ended...

Eighth Lesson of the Gaza War: Hamas Reeling, and Kerry Comes to the Rescue July 22, 2014 3:29 pm

Eighth Lesson of the Gaza War: Hamas Reeling, and Kerry Comes to the Rescue

With Hamas reeling from Israel’s military strikes, Secretary of State John Kerry is...

The Atrocious Accusation of Israeli ‘Genocide’ July 22, 2014 1:32 am

The Atrocious Accusation of Israeli ‘Genocide’

JNS.org – Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan claims Israel is carrying...

On Twitter, Iran’s Ayatollah Khamenei Admits to Being the Head of the Serpent Whose Tail is Hamas in Gaza July 21, 2014 6:22 pm

On Twitter, Iran’s Ayatollah Khamenei Admits to Being the Head of the Serpent Whose Tail is Hamas in Gaza

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei admitted to providing support for Hamas in Gaza,...

Israel is Being Crucified by Unchallenged Lies July 21, 2014 12:02 pm

Israel is Being Crucified by Unchallenged Lies

I recently received an email from a reporter asking me to comment on questions of the “when...

Jews Must Fight Back Against Anti-Semitism July 21, 2014 11:32 am

Jews Must Fight Back Against Anti-Semitism

JNS.org – The debate about whether Jews have a future in Europe has once again surfaced,...

The Real Source of the Mideast Dispute: Hobbes vs. Locke July 20, 2014 7:20 pm

The Real Source of the Mideast Dispute: Hobbes vs. Locke

The conventional wisdom regarding the Arab-Israeli conflict is that peace in the Middle East...

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  • Featured Sports World Palestinian Soccer League Withdraws Bid to Suspend Israel From FIFA

    Palestinian Soccer League Withdraws Bid to Suspend Israel From FIFA

    The head of Israel’s soccer association called on his Palestinian counterpart to “join forces,” as the Palestinian Football Association withdrew its bid on Friday to have Israel suspended from FIFA. “Let’s leave it to the politicians to do politics,” said Israel Football Association chief Ofer Eini, moments after PFA Chairman Jibril Rajoub announced that his group had withdrawn the proposal. After his remarks, Eini shook hands with the Palestinian soccer chief. Rajoub thanked “those” who convinced him to drop the [...]

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  • Sports US & Canada Israeli-American Group Congratulates Cavaliers’ Blatt on Reaching NBA Finals

    Israeli-American Group Congratulates Cavaliers’ Blatt on Reaching NBA Finals

    JNS.org – An organization whose work focuses on the estimated population of 500,000-800,000 Israeli Americans congratulated David Blatt, the Jewish head coach of the National Basketball Association’s (NBA) Cleveland Cavaliers and a longtime Israel-based coach, for clinching an appearance in the NBA Finals. The Israeli-American Council (IAC), whose stated mission is “to build an active and giving Israeli-American community throughout the United States in order to strengthen the State of Israel, our next generation, and to provide a bridge to [...]

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  • Food US & Canada Bacon Flavor Ben & Jerry’s ‘Not Gonna Happen’ Because it Wouldn’t be Kosher

    Bacon Flavor Ben & Jerry’s ‘Not Gonna Happen’ Because it Wouldn’t be Kosher

    Famed ice cream maker Ben & Jerry’s will not be introducing a Bacon flavored product to its offerings because the company intends to keep its entire line kosher, Marketing Director Alison Gilbert told AOL’s morning show Rise recently. “It’s kind of funny, a lot of people look for bacon in our ice cream, which is probably not gonna happen because all of our ice cream is kosher,” she said, referring to Jewish dietary restrictions that proscribe the consumption of pig [...]

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  • Israel Sports Israeli Judo Team Faces Antisemitic Harassment in Morocco: ‘We Will Murder You’

    Israeli Judo Team Faces Antisemitic Harassment in Morocco: ‘We Will Murder You’

    Israeli athletes at a world Judo championship in Morocco reportedly faced antisemitic slurs during the competition, news site WorldNetDaily reported on Monday. “We will murder you,” and “you’re not wanted here, go home,” were among the vituperative attacks directed at the Israeli Judo Association team, which was in Morocco last week for the World Masters Judo Tournament. According to Haaretz, each Israeli teammate was met with boos and jeers upon entering a fight. Additionally, no Israeli flags were present at [...]

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  • Music US & Canada Lady Gaga Accepts ADL Award: ‘Your Philosophies Are So in Line With Ours’ (VIDEO)

    Lady Gaga Accepts ADL Award: ‘Your Philosophies Are So in Line With Ours’ (VIDEO)

    Pop superstar Lady Gaga on Thursday accepted an award from Jewish human rights group the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) on behalf of her Born This Way Foundation, which strives to combat bullying among young people. “Your philosophies are so in line with ours,” she said of the ADL upon accepting the Making a Difference Award in a videotaped message, which was shown at a ceremony in New York City. “We want to help young people know that their feelings and who they are on [...]

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  • Music Personalities At 80, Singer-Songwriter Leonard Cohen’s Jewish Roots ‘Very Much Intact’

    At 80, Singer-Songwriter Leonard Cohen’s Jewish Roots ‘Very Much Intact’

    JNS.org – Eighty years young, Leonard Cohen fits many descriptions—singer, songwriter, poet, novelist, monk. From his Jewish upbringing in Canada to the present day, Cohen has always explored his spiritual side. This month, the singer-songwriter released the CD (May 12) and iTunes (on May 8 of this year) formats of his latest album, Can’t Forget: A Souvenir of the Grand Tour, which features live recordings from his world tours in 2012 and 2013. Last year, Cohen’s Popular Problems was voted by Rolling Stone [...]

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  • Europe Sports FIFA Head Says Israel Should Not be Booted From World Soccer Association

    FIFA Head Says Israel Should Not be Booted From World Soccer Association

    JNS.org – Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) head Sepp Blatter said during a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that contrary to Palestinian complaints, Israel has not violated any FIFA statutes and should not be suspended from international soccer’s governing body. “We should not come to one federation saying we will exclude them,” said Blatter, the Jerusalem Post reported. “If the national association is fulfilling its obligations then there is no need to intervene,” he said. “I’m on a [...]

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  • Featured Middle East Sports Jewish Rights Group Slams Palestinian Attempts to Suspend Israel From FIFA

    Jewish Rights Group Slams Palestinian Attempts to Suspend Israel From FIFA

    Jewish human rights group the Simon Wiesenthal Center (SWC) said on Tuesday it was “appalled” by a Palestinian Football Association initiative to suspend Israel from FIFA, calling it another “front waged in the context of the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) campaign.” “We are appalled at the temerity of the Palestinan Football Association (PFA) demand that FIFA suspend Israel at your forthcoming Congress in Zurich,” wrote the group’s international relations director, Dr. Shimon Samuels, in a letter to FIFA President Joseph [...]

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