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Memorial Held for 3 Jewish Teens Murdered by Hamas ahead of ‘Unity Day’ June 2, 2015 10:14 am

Memorial Held for 3 Jewish Teens Murdered by Hamas ahead of ‘Unity Day’

JNS.org – More than 1,000 people attended a memorial ceremony on Monday in the Judea...

Russia to Start Construction of Second Nuclear Power Plant in Iran June 2, 2015 10:05 am

Russia to Start Construction of Second Nuclear Power Plant in Iran

Russia announced on Monday that it would start construction this year on a second nuclear...

ISIS-Linked Islamic Extremist Killed in Confrontation With Hamas Security Forces in Gaza June 2, 2015 10:05 am

ISIS-Linked Islamic Extremist Killed in Confrontation With Hamas Security Forces in Gaza

JNS.org – A local leader of the Gaza-based Salafi terror groups, who have expressed...

Egyptian Court Postpones Final Ruling on Morsi Death Sentence June 2, 2015 10:02 am

Egyptian Court Postpones Final Ruling on Morsi Death Sentence

A court in Cairo has adjourned the final ruling on a death sentence recommendation for former...

Conflicting Reports Emerge Over Purported Israeli Airstrike in Lebanon June 2, 2015 10:02 am

Conflicting Reports Emerge Over Purported Israeli Airstrike in Lebanon

JNS.org - Lebanese media reported on Tuesday that Israel had launched an airstrike in Lebanon’s...

Obama Says Military Action Will Not Prevent Iran From Acquiring Nuclear Weapons June 2, 2015 10:00 am

Obama Says Military Action Will Not Prevent Iran From Acquiring Nuclear Weapons

U.S. President Barack Obama reached out to a skeptical Israeli public in an interview aired...

Officials, Experts Hail India-Israel Ties as Prime Minister Modi Announces Historic Visit to Jewish State June 1, 2015 4:41 pm

Officials, Experts Hail India-Israel Ties as Prime Minister Modi Announces Historic Visit to Jewish State

Indian Prime Minister Narenda Modi will make an historic visit to Israel later this year,...

Tel Aviv Legal Group Threatens Park Slope Food Co-op With Lawsuit Over BDS Measures June 1, 2015 4:26 pm

Tel Aviv Legal Group Threatens Park Slope Food Co-op With Lawsuit Over BDS Measures

A prominent Israeli activist litigation group has threatened the Park Slope Food Co-op with...

Palestinian PM Says US Coordinating With France on UN Palestinian State Resolution June 1, 2015 12:49 pm

Palestinian PM Says US Coordinating With France on UN Palestinian State Resolution

A French initiative at the United Nations to set a timeline for Israel’s withdrawal from...

Barghouti Punished for Giving Interview to Hamas Radio From Israeli Jail June 1, 2015 9:55 am

Barghouti Punished for Giving Interview to Hamas Radio From Israeli Jail

JNS.org – Hamas “military wing” commander Abdullah al-Barghouti, who is serving...

Iraq’s Mosul Braces for New Islamic State Laws Against Beard Shaving June 1, 2015 9:54 am

Iraq’s Mosul Braces for New Islamic State Laws Against Beard Shaving

Every time he looks in a mirror, Laith Ahmed is worried. As of Monday, the young Iraqi’s...

India Defense Minister Says ISIS Could Obtain Nuclear Weapon From Pakistan June 1, 2015 9:53 am

India Defense Minister Says ISIS Could Obtain Nuclear Weapon From Pakistan

India’s defense minister has voiced concern that the radical Islamist group the Islamic...

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  • Sports US & Canada Report: ‘Minyan’ Prayer Quorum Gathers at New York Rangers Games

    Report: ‘Minyan’ Prayer Quorum Gathers at New York Rangers Games

    A prayer quorum of at least 10 Jewish men, known as a minyan, gathers at every New York Rangers game played in the evening at Madison Square Garden, Jewish Insider reported on Monday citing commentator and former Mitt Romney adviser Dan Senor. “Another reason to love NYC: Just learned there’s a Minyan at every @NYRangers eve game b/w 2nd & 3rd periods at same designated spot at MSG,” tweeted Senor, who also co-authored Start Up Nation, a bestseller which documents [...]

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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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