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In Qatari-Backed Trip, UN ‘s Ban Ki-moon Laid Low by Israel’s Peres: ‘Mr. Secretary-General, They Even Use Your UNRWA Schools to Store Their Rockets’ July 23, 2014 3:20 pm

In Qatari-Backed Trip, UN ‘s Ban Ki-moon Laid Low by Israel’s Peres: ‘Mr. Secretary-General, They Even Use Your UNRWA Schools to Store Their Rockets’

Israeli President Shimon Peres on Wednesday told United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon...

FAA Extends Israel Flight Restrictions for Another 24 Hours July 23, 2014 1:03 pm

FAA Extends Israel Flight Restrictions for Another 24 Hours

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Wednesday extended flight restrictions on U.S....

Israel Defense Forces Reportedly Issues Call to Evacuate Second Hospital in Gaza July 23, 2014 12:56 pm

Israel Defense Forces Reportedly Issues Call to Evacuate Second Hospital in Gaza

According to unverified reports in Palestinian social media on Wednesday afternoon, the...

OPERATION ‘PROTECTIVE EDGE’ DAY 16: Three Israeli Soldiers Killed on Wednesday in Gaza Fighting, Army Death Toll Reaches 32 (LIVE UPDATES) July 23, 2014 12:09 pm

OPERATION ‘PROTECTIVE EDGE’ DAY 16: Three Israeli Soldiers Killed on Wednesday in Gaza Fighting, Army Death Toll Reaches 32 (LIVE UPDATES)

Follow here for The Algemeiner’s continued live updates on the ongoing conflict between...

Tel Aviv Airport Still Open: Israeli Carriers El Al, Arkia and Israir Flying as Normal, Along With 22 Foreign Airlines, Including British Airways, Aeroflot July 23, 2014 9:59 am

Tel Aviv Airport Still Open: Israeli Carriers El Al, Arkia and Israir Flying as Normal, Along With 22 Foreign Airlines, Including British Airways, Aeroflot

The Israeli Tourism Ministry on Wednesday said Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion International...

British Airways Defies Tel Aviv Flight Ban; US Airways to Resume Flights on Thursday July 23, 2014 9:55 am

British Airways Defies Tel Aviv Flight Ban; US Airways to Resume Flights on Thursday

British Airways on Wednesday said it would continue its regularly scheduled flights to Tel...

Senior IDF Commander: Israeli Forces Have Reached Everywhere in Gaza July 23, 2014 12:31 am

Senior IDF Commander: Israeli Forces Have Reached Everywhere in Gaza

In the 15th day of Operation Protective Edge to foil tunneling and rocket fire into Israel from...

OPERATION ‘PROTECTIVE EDGE’ DAY 15: IDF Soldier Killed Overnight, Army Death Toll Reaches 29 (LIVE UPDATES) July 22, 2014 10:01 pm

OPERATION ‘PROTECTIVE EDGE’ DAY 15: IDF Soldier Killed Overnight, Army Death Toll Reaches 29 (LIVE UPDATES)

Follow here for The Algemeiner’s continued live updates on the ongoing conflict between...

Mike Bloomberg Announces Flight to Israel to Demonstrate That it is Safe, Slams FAA Ban July 22, 2014 9:08 pm

Mike Bloomberg Announces Flight to Israel to Demonstrate That it is Safe, Slams FAA Ban

Following an FAA ban on U.S. flights to Israel, former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg announced...

Humiliation in Egypt: Kerry, Staff Forced to Pass Through Metal Detectors July 22, 2014 6:09 pm

Humiliation in Egypt: Kerry, Staff Forced to Pass Through Metal Detectors

In a symbolic incident that likely raised eyebrows back in Washington, Egyptian security forces...

Iran Calls on Syria, Hezbollah, Hamas to ‘Ink Defense Pact’ Against Israel July 22, 2014 5:34 pm

Iran Calls on Syria, Hezbollah, Hamas to ‘Ink Defense Pact’ Against Israel

Iran’s semi-official state news agency Fars on Tuesday cited Commander of Iran’s...

Israel Transportation Minister: Cancellation of Flights to Israel Gives a ‘Prize to Terror’ July 22, 2014 1:41 pm

Israel Transportation Minister: Cancellation of Flights to Israel Gives a ‘Prize to Terror’

Israel’s Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz said on Tuesday that the recently announced...

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  • Food Jewish Identity Young Syrian Jewish Restauranteur Continues a Family Legacy

    Young Syrian Jewish Restauranteur Continues a Family Legacy

    JNS.org – At the turn of the century, a young Jewish immigrant arrived in New York. So begins the history of many American Jewish families. It is 27-year-old Albert Allaham’s story, too, with a few unusual twists. Albert’s “century” is the 21st—he arrived almost 100 years after the massive waves of European Jewish immigration. Rather than coming from a small town along the Danube river, his shtetl was Damascus. His first American business was not a pushcart on the Lower East [...]

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  • Book Reviews Jewish Identity A Holistic Look at the Rebbe’s Life and Career (REVIEW)

    A Holistic Look at the Rebbe’s Life and Career (REVIEW)

    Did you know that in the entire Bible, only one birthday is mentioned and it is that of Pharaoh? And did you know that according to some scientists, by accepting Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity, it is impossible to prove or disprove that the sun is the gravitational center of our solar system? In his new book, REBBE, best-selling author Joseph Telushkin reveals many surprising and sometimes shocking details as he chronicles the life and teachings of the charismatic Rabbi [...]

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  • Food Mitzvos New Jerusalem Eatery’s Uniform Pricing Seeks to ‘Help People Make It’

    New Jerusalem Eatery’s Uniform Pricing Seeks to ‘Help People Make It’

    JNS.org – Omelet sandwich: 5 shekels. Iced coffee: 5 shekels. Tuna sandwich: 5 shekels. Fresh-squeezed orange juice: 5 shekels. Cheese bureka: 5 shekels. There’s plenty more on the Cofizz menu, but you get the idea. Dani Mizrahi and Amir Amshalm, two Israeli men in their early 30s, asked themselves: Why not launch a take-out food joint in busy neighborhoods around Jerusalem where everything—and that means everything—goes for five shekels, or about $1.50. They’d seen the concept take off in Tel Aviv, where [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Israel New Primetime Drama ‘Tyrant’ Filmed Entirely in Israel (VIDEO)

    New Primetime Drama ‘Tyrant’ Filmed Entirely in Israel (VIDEO)

    The new FX Network drama Tyrant was shot entirely in Israel, just 10 miles north of Tel Aviv, Bloomberg News reported last Tuesday. Tyrant follows the life of an Arab dictator’s second son Barry, played by Adam Rayner, who reluctantly returns home to the Middle Eastern nation of his birth to join the family business away from his suburban life in America. The elaborate set production for the primetime drama included a crew of 300 and a reported cost of over $3 million [...]

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  • Arts and Culture US & Canada Supermodel: Jewish Mothers Are Constantly Trying to Set Me Up With Their Sons

    Supermodel: Jewish Mothers Are Constantly Trying to Set Me Up With Their Sons

    Skokie, Il-born 25-year-old Erin Heatherton (Erin Heather Bubley) is rocking the modeling world. And in a new interview accompanying a cover spread for Miami’s Ocean Drive magazine, she says Jewish moms are “constantly trying to set her up with their sons.” Imagine that – who would have thought? “The moms, they’re doing what they do. It doesn’t matter what country they live in, what city – grandmothers, too,” she admitted. “But I’m probably going to do that too one day.” Heatherton was [...]

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  • Education Israel First Ever: Turkish Academics to Visit Israel Holocaust Museum for Seminar

    First Ever: Turkish Academics to Visit Israel Holocaust Museum for Seminar

    Some 15 Turkish university professors and lecturers will take part in a first of its kind seminar at Holocaust museum Yad Vashem’s International School for Holocaust Studies starting next week. The trip is especially significant as Holocaust denial is rampant in the Arab world. A Palestinian professor was recently forced to resign after he led a trip to the Nazi extermination camp Auschwitz. Participants in the week-long program at Yad Vashem will experience in-depth tours of the museum’s archives and [...]

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  • Israel Music Guns N’ Roses Guitarist Rocks Solo Acoustic Version of Israeli National Anthem – Hatikva (VIDEO)

    Guns N’ Roses Guitarist Rocks Solo Acoustic Version of Israeli National Anthem – Hatikva (VIDEO)

    Ok, fans, question time. What do: Guns ‘n’ Roses shred-meister guitarist, Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (aka Ronald Jay Blumenthal), “Hard Rock Hotel”, “Las Vegas” and Israel’s ”Hatikva” (The Hope) national anthem… all have in common? I know, you’re probably thinking, “Hmm, ‘One of these things is not like the other,’ would fit in here,” right? Um, no, turns out. Caught backstage by blogger Darren Garnick at the swanky Vegas gig in early June, Thal, acoustic guitar in hand, fretted out a sweetly melodic [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Blogs David Letterman’s Sidekick on His ‘Dream Job,’ Jewish Upbringing

    David Letterman’s Sidekick on His ‘Dream Job,’ Jewish Upbringing

    JNS.org – A Jewish upbringing taught Paul Shaffer, David Letterman’s musical director and sidekick for 32 years, the value of giving back. After the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, Shaffer served as musical director for “The Concert for New York City,” and in 2012 he accompanied Adam Sandler in “12-12-12: The Concert for Sandy Relief,” a fundraiser for people affected by Hurricane Sandy. He was also the national spokesperson for Epilepsy Canada. “My mother taught by example,” Shaffer said in an [...]

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