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Netanyahu’s Office Releases Clip of PM Writing Congress Speech February 27, 2015 8:37 pm

Netanyahu’s Office Releases Clip of PM Writing Congress Speech

The Prime Minister’s Office on Friday night released a clip of Benjamin Netanyahu drafting...

Leading Black Activist, Ministers Say ‘Congressional Black Caucus Should be Absolutely Ashamed’ for Boycott of Netanyahu Speech February 27, 2015 5:16 pm

Leading Black Activist, Ministers Say ‘Congressional Black Caucus Should be Absolutely Ashamed’ for Boycott of Netanyahu Speech

A prominent leader of the black Christian community on Thursday, along with leading black...

Italian Parliament Becomes Latest European Body to Back Palestinian State February 27, 2015 4:49 pm

Italian Parliament Becomes Latest European Body to Back Palestinian State

JNS.org - The Italian legislature became the latest European body to back a non-binding...

Jeb Bush to Israeli Newspaper: US Approach to Iran Nuclear Talks ‘Inexplicable’ February 27, 2015 10:35 am

Jeb Bush to Israeli Newspaper: US Approach to Iran Nuclear Talks ‘Inexplicable’

JNS.org – Former Florida governor and expected Republican presidential candidate Jeb...

Iran Test Fires ‘New Strategic Weapon’ During Naval Drill February 27, 2015 10:34 am

Iran Test Fires ‘New Strategic Weapon’ During Naval Drill

Fox News – Iran’s Revolutionary Guard on Friday announced it has test fired a...

Leaked South African Intelligence Docs Reveal Iranian Efforts to Bypass Sanctions Using Civilian Covers February 27, 2015 9:42 am

Leaked South African Intelligence Docs Reveal Iranian Efforts to Bypass Sanctions Using Civilian Covers

Recently published classified documents from South African intelligence have shed light...

White House Officials: Netanyahu Most Serious Threat to Iran Deal February 27, 2015 1:17 am

White House Officials: Netanyahu Most Serious Threat to Iran Deal

Less than a week before his planned speech to Congress on the Iranian nuclear threat, tensions...

New York Councilman Visiting Ramallah Refuses to Remove Kippah When Asked by US Consulate Security February 26, 2015 5:46 pm

New York Councilman Visiting Ramallah Refuses to Remove Kippah When Asked by US Consulate Security

David Greenfield, a religious Jewish New York City councilman, accused the US Consulate...

Footage Shows Hyper Cacher Terrorist Kill Shopper After Victim Revealed He Was Jewish February 26, 2015 4:42 pm

Footage Shows Hyper Cacher Terrorist Kill Shopper After Victim Revealed He Was Jewish

Footage filmed by Paris gunman Amedy Coulibaly during his killing spree inside the Hyper Cacher...

Donald Rumsfeld Blasts ‘Stunning’ White House Rhetoric on Netanyahu Speech February 26, 2015 3:36 pm

Donald Rumsfeld Blasts ‘Stunning’ White House Rhetoric on Netanyahu Speech

JNS.org – Ahead of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s much-debated March...

Survey: Israelis Pay Palestinian Workers Double the Wages of PA and Gaza Employers February 26, 2015 3:35 pm

Survey: Israelis Pay Palestinian Workers Double the Wages of PA and Gaza Employers

JNS.org – A European Union-funded survey conducted by the Palestinian Central Bureau...

Al-Jazeera Retracts and Apologizes for False Story on Gaza Flooding February 26, 2015 11:29 am

Al-Jazeera Retracts and Apologizes for False Story on Gaza Flooding

JNS.org – The Al-Jazeera network retracted and issued an apology for a story that...

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  • Book Reviews Jewish Identity When Torah Teaches Life and Life Teaches Torah (REVIEW)

    When Torah Teaches Life and Life Teaches Torah (REVIEW)

    JNS.org – Rabbi Gordon Tucker spent the first 20 years of his career teaching at the Conservative movement’s Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) and the next 20 years as the rabbi of Temple Israel Center in White Plains, N.Y. I confess that when I heard about the order of those events, I thought that Tucker’s move from academia to the pulpit was strange. Firstly, I could not imagine anyone filling the place of my friend, Arnold Turetsky, who was such a talented [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Blogs Oscars 2015: Reflecting on Love at First Sight

    Oscars 2015: Reflecting on Love at First Sight

    JNS.org – I’m in love, and have been for a long time. It’s a relationship filled with laughter, tears, intrigue, and surprise. It was love at first sight, back when I was a little girl—with an extra-terrestrial that longed to go home. From then on, that love has never wavered, and isn’t reserved for one, but for oh so many—Ferris Bueller, Annie Hall, Tootsie, Harry and Sally, Marty McFly, Atticus Finch, Danny Zuko, Yentl, that little dog Toto, Mrs. Doubtfire, [...]

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  • Blogs Book Reviews Examining America’s First Foray into the Middle East (REVIEW)

    Examining America’s First Foray into the Middle East (REVIEW)

    At the turn of the 21st century through today, American involvement in Middle Eastern politics runs through the Central Intelligence Agency. In America’s Great Game: The CIA’s Secret Arabists and the Shaping of the Modern Middle East, historian Hugh Wilford shows this has always been the case. Wilford methodically traces the lives and work of the agency’s three most prominent officers in the Middle East: Kermit “Kim” Roosevelt was the grandson of president Theodore Roosevelt, and the first head of [...]

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  • Relationships US & Canada Seniors at Los Angeles Jewish Home Give Witty Dating Advice Ahead of Valentine’s Day (VIDEO)

    Seniors at Los Angeles Jewish Home Give Witty Dating Advice Ahead of Valentine’s Day (VIDEO)

    Residents of the Los Angeles Jewish Home give dating advice to a young Jewish man in a comedic video posted Monday on YouTube just in time for Valentine’s Day. Jonathan, an associate at the Jewish home, quizzes the senior citizens on an array of topics including having sex on the first date, kissing a girl, who should pay for dinner and whether online dating is a good idea. When the 28-year-old asks a male resident named Lee about his experiences [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Jewish History Kutsher’s Documentary an Amazing, and Tragic, Look at the Past (REVIEW)

    Kutsher’s Documentary an Amazing, and Tragic, Look at the Past (REVIEW)

    Anyone who spent time in the Jewish Catskills hotels – especially those like me, who returned for decades – must see the new documentary,”Welcome to Kutsher’s: The Last Catskills Resort.” Not only will the film transport you back to the glory days of your youth and thousands of memories, but it will also make you long for a world that is now lost forever. I returned to Kutsher’s one last time in the summer of 2009, but by then, the [...]

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  • Education Jewish Identity Lifestyle Riding the Wave of Change in Part-Time Jewish Education

    Riding the Wave of Change in Part-Time Jewish Education

    JNS.org – Amid the numerous studies and analyses regarding Jewish American life, a simple fact remains: part-time Jewish education is the most popular vehicle for Jewish education in North America. Whenever and wherever parents choose Jewish education for their children, we have a communal responsibility to devote the necessary time and resources to deliver dynamic, effective learning experiences. The only way we can do this is by creating space for conversations and knowledge-sharing around innovative new education models. That also [...]

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  • Commentary Featured Features Jewish 100 The Top 100 People Positively Influencing Jewish Life, 2014

    The Top 100 People Positively Influencing Jewish Life, 2014

    The Top 100 People Positively Influencing Jewish Life, 2014 ACADEMIA Alain Finkielkraut Moshe Halbertal Deborah Lipstadt Jacob Metzer Steven Pinker Tammi Rossman-Benjamin ARTS AND CULTURE Yaacov Agam David Blatt Leonard Cohen Gal Gadot Scarlett Johansson Ryan Kavanaugh Steven Spielberg Harry Styles INNOVATION AND ACTIVISM Meira Aboulafia Adina Bar-Shalom Nitsana Darshan-Leitner Daniel Gold Anett Haskia Ephrat Levy-Lahad Gabriel Nadaf Dumisani Washington GOVERNMENT Tony Abbott José María Aznar Ron Dermer Yuli Edelstein Abdul Fatah el-Sisi Stephen Harper Goodluck Jonathan Mitch McConnell Narendra Modi [...]

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  • Features Jewish 100 Jewish 100, 2014: Bassam Eid – Voices

    Jewish 100, 2014: Bassam Eid – Voices

    Bassam Eid Palestinian human rights activist While Palestinians who demonize Israel as the sole reason for their woes receive no shortage of media invitations, those among them who spotlight their own leaders’ iniquities are far less in demand. Even so, the profile of Bassam Eid, the Director of the Palestinian Human Rights Monitoring Group, is thankfully continuing to grow. Eid’s latest campaign is for the overhaul of UNRWA, the UN refugee agency dedicated solely to the Palestinians, which he says [...]

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