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2 Israelis Wounded in Palestinian Stabbing Attack in Netanya, Hours After 13-Year-Old Girl Butchered in Kiryat Arba Bedroom June 30, 2016 1:03 pm

2 Israelis Wounded in Palestinian Stabbing Attack in Netanya, Hours After 13-Year-Old Girl Butchered in Kiryat Arba Bedroom

Two Israelis were wounded in a Palestinian stabbing attack in Netanya on Thursday evening,...

Palestinian Authority Hails Terrorist Who Butchered 13-Year-Old Israeli Girl; Blames ‘Occupation’ for His Death June 30, 2016 12:45 pm

Palestinian Authority Hails Terrorist Who Butchered 13-Year-Old Israeli Girl; Blames ‘Occupation’ for His Death

Official Palestinian Authority Channels lauded the terrorist who butchered a 13-year-old...

Before Butchering 13-Year-Old Israeli Girl, Palestinian Terrorist Posted ‘Death Is a Privilege’ on Facebook June 30, 2016 12:25 pm

Before Butchering 13-Year-Old Israeli Girl, Palestinian Terrorist Posted ‘Death Is a Privilege’ on Facebook

“Death is a privilege, and I demand my [right to that] privilege,” the terrorist who butchered a...

Hours Before Brutal Slaying at Hands of Palestinian Stabber, 13-Year-Old Israeli Girl Performed With Troupe at Dance Recital in Jerusalem June 30, 2016 11:05 am

Hours Before Brutal Slaying at Hands of Palestinian Stabber, 13-Year-Old Israeli Girl Performed With Troupe at Dance Recital in Jerusalem

Mere hours before the eighth-grader slaughtered by a Palestinian terrorist on Thursday morning...

IDF Closes Off Palestinian Hometown of Kiryat Arba Terrorist After Deadly Stabbing Attack June 30, 2016 9:38 am

IDF Closes Off Palestinian Hometown of Kiryat Arba Terrorist After Deadly Stabbing Attack

The Israel Defense Forces closed off the Palestinian village of Bani Na’im Thursday, hours...

Turkey Mediating Hamas-Israel Prisoner Swap, Senior Hamas Official Claims June 30, 2016 9:15 am

Turkey Mediating Hamas-Israel Prisoner Swap, Senior Hamas Official Claims

JNS.org – On the heels of the newly approved reconciliation deal between Israel and...

Arab Knesset Member Faces Impeachment After Calling IDF Soldiers ‘Murderers’ June 30, 2016 9:00 am

Arab Knesset Member Faces Impeachment After Calling IDF Soldiers ‘Murderers’

JNS.org – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday said he will examine...

13-Year-Old Israeli Girl Stabbed to Death by Palestinian Terrorist in Kiryat Arba Bedroom June 30, 2016 6:05 am

13-Year-Old Israeli Girl Stabbed to Death by Palestinian Terrorist in Kiryat Arba Bedroom

JNS.org – A Palestinian terrorist murdered a 13-year-old Israeli girl in her bedroom...

Israeli Media: Security Soft-Spots Identified at Istanbul Airport Enabled Suicide Bombers to Commit Mass Murder June 29, 2016 4:58 pm

Israeli Media: Security Soft-Spots Identified at Istanbul Airport Enabled Suicide Bombers to Commit Mass Murder

The terrorists who committed the multiple suicide bombings at the Ataturk Airport in Istanbul...

US Official in Testimony to Senate Committee: Facing Territorial Losses, Weakened Morale, ISIS Setting Sights on Israel June 29, 2016 12:31 pm

US Official in Testimony to Senate Committee: Facing Territorial Losses, Weakened Morale, ISIS Setting Sights on Israel

With the Islamic State (ISIS) incurring territorial losses in Syria and Iraq — and...

Israel Condemns ‘Cowardly, Murderous’ Suicide Bombings at Istanbul Airport June 29, 2016 11:07 am

Israel Condemns ‘Cowardly, Murderous’ Suicide Bombings at Istanbul Airport

JNS.org – Israeli leaders have expressed their condolences to Turkey a day after Tuesday’s...

Israeli Ministers Officially Approve Reconciliation Deal with Turkey June 29, 2016 11:05 am

Israeli Ministers Officially Approve Reconciliation Deal with Turkey

JNS.org – The Israeli diplomatic-security cabinet on Wednesday approved the recently...

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  • Arts and Culture Music Coldplay Begins Concert With Broadcast of Charlie Chaplin’s Iconic Speech in ‘The Great Dictator’

    Coldplay Begins Concert With Broadcast of Charlie Chaplin’s Iconic Speech in ‘The Great Dictator’

    British rock band Coldplay started its set at the Glastonburg Festival on Sunday by broadcasting excerpts of the iconic speech Charlie Chaplin delivered in The Great Dictator, the 1940 political satire in which the famous filmmaker/movie star played a Jewish barber. “I’m sorry, but I don’t want to be an emperor. That’s not my business. I don’t want to rule or conquer anyone,” Chaplin begins his address. “I should like to help everyone, if possible, Jew, Gentile, black man, white. We all want to help one […]

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  • Blogs Sports Two Decades Before Cleveland’s First NBA Title, LeBron James Walked Onto a JCC Court

    Two Decades Before Cleveland’s First NBA Title, LeBron James Walked Onto a JCC Court

    JNS.org – The seed for the city of Cleveland’s first professional championship in a major sport in 52 years may have been planted at the Shaw Jewish Community Center on White Pond Drive in Akron, Ohio, nearly 20 years ago. That’s when a tall, lanky kid from Akron named LeBron James walked onto the hardwood court and changed the game of basketball forever. Coach Keith Dambrot, now the head basketball coach at the University of Akron, conducted those sessions that attracted […]

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  • Arts and Culture Blogs North American Studios Look to Israel for Next Animation Hit

    North American Studios Look to Israel for Next Animation Hit

    JNS.org – In 2008, Yoram Honig was a producer and director living in Jerusalem, fresh off his first international hit, when the Jerusalem Development Authority (JDA) came to him with a challenge: build a film industry from scratch in Israel’s capital. “When we started here, was nothing in Jerusalem,” he said during an interview in his office in the Talbiya neighborhood. Now, the Jerusalem Film and Television Fund, which Honig heads as an arm of the JDA, pumps 9 million shekels […]

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  • Blogs Sports Olympic Gold Medalist Gabby Douglas to Wear Leotard With Hebrew Letters in National Competition

    Olympic Gold Medalist Gabby Douglas to Wear Leotard With Hebrew Letters in National Competition

    Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas will wear a leotard bearing Hebrew lettering when she competes at the P&G Gymnastics Championships over the weekend. Douglas’ Swarovski-outlined outfit will feature the Hebrew word “Elohim,” meaning God, on its left sleeve. The Hebrew detailing honors the athlete’s “rich heritage of faith,” according to apparel manufacturer GK Elite, which produced the leotard and released a preview of it on Wednesday. The company said Douglas’ sister, Joyelle “Joy” Douglas, created the Hebrew design. The outcome of the P&G Championships will help […]

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  • Europe Sports British World Heavyweight Champion Should Be Banned From Boxing for Sounding Like Hitler, Says Ukrainian Competitor

    British World Heavyweight Champion Should Be Banned From Boxing for Sounding Like Hitler, Says Ukrainian Competitor

    Britain’s world heavyweight champion, Taylor Fury, should be banned from boxing for making Nazi-like comments, a former world champion from the Ukraine said on Thursday, ahead of their upcoming match. “I was in shock at his statements about women, the gay community, and when he got to the Jewish people, he sounded like Hitler,” Wladimir Klitschko told British media, according to Reuters. “We cannot have a champion like that. Either he needs to be shut up or shut down in the ring, or […]

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  • Arts and Culture Rabbi Shows Cooking Skills and Humor on Chopped

    Rabbi Shows Cooking Skills and Humor on Chopped

    Rabbi Hanoch Hecht just made television history; but, unfortunately, he couldn’t have his rugelach and eat it too. Hecht became the first rabbi to compete on the hit show “Chopped,” where contestants are forced to use four random ingredients in their recipes, and have 20-30 minutes to create an appetizer, a main course and a dessert. A contestant is eliminated after each round. Hecht, 32, said that while the dishes and utensils were new, the kitchen was not kosher, so he couldn’t taste […]

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  • Blogs Music Orthodox Entertainer Stars in Pepsi Max Commercial as New Face of Company’s Israel Campaign (VIDEO)

    Orthodox Entertainer Stars in Pepsi Max Commercial as New Face of Company’s Israel Campaign (VIDEO)

    Orthodox singer and entertainer Lipa Schmeltzer is starring in a new Pepsi Max commercial for the company’s campaign in Israel. The commercial begins with a bunch of Jewish men eating at a restaurant, when Schmeltzer walks in and tries to decide what to order. An employee at the obviously Israeli eatery offers him a variety of foods, but the entertainer in the end decides on a bottle of Pepsi. Everyone in the restaurant then joins him, drinking Pepsi Max and dancing to […]

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  • Arts and Culture Book Reviews Jewish Author’s ‘Messy’ Draft Transforms Into Rock Star Novel on Amazon

    Jewish Author’s ‘Messy’ Draft Transforms Into Rock Star Novel on Amazon

    JNS.org – “Writing is a messy process,” says author Elizabeth Poliner. “People who don’t write fiction would be surprised to see what early drafts could look like.” But readers wouldn’t know “what a mess it was for the longest time,” as the Jewish author puts it, when reading Poliner’s critically acclaimed latest book, As Close to Us as Breathing. The volume garnered Amazon’s “Best Book” designation in March 2016 as well as rave reviews from the New York Times,W Magazine, NPR, […]

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