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Obama Refers to ‘Jewish State’ of Israel Hours After Netanyahu Calls for PA to do Same January 29, 2014 12:37 am

Obama Refers to ‘Jewish State’ of Israel Hours After Netanyahu Calls for PA to do Same

U.S. President Barack Obama referred to Israel as a “Jewish State” during Tuesday...

In State of the Union, Obama Says He Would Veto New Iran Sanctions Bill January 28, 2014 11:29 pm

In State of the Union, Obama Says He Would Veto New Iran Sanctions Bill

JNS.org – In his State of the Union address Tuesday night, President Barack Obama...

ADL Rips Al Jazeera for Attempt to ‘Exploit and Diminish the Holocaust’ January 28, 2014 10:10 pm

ADL Rips Al Jazeera for Attempt to ‘Exploit and Diminish the Holocaust’

Leading Jewish human rights group, the Anti-Defamation League, slammed Qatari broadcaster...

Syria Jihadists Say Liberation of ‘Palestine,’ Golan Will Follow Fall of Assad (VIDEO) January 28, 2014 6:12 pm

Syria Jihadists Say Liberation of ‘Palestine,’ Golan Will Follow Fall of Assad (VIDEO)

In recent footage from a Syrian Jihadist training camp in Aleppo, Mohammed Hussein, founder...

State of the Union Address: What Jewish Leaders Want to Hear January 28, 2014 5:11 pm

State of the Union Address: What Jewish Leaders Want to Hear

JNS.org - Israeli-Palestinian conflict negotiations and the Iran nuclear program are at the...

Shin Bet Arrests 16 East Jerusalem Men for Hamas Ties January 28, 2014 3:48 pm

Shin Bet Arrests 16 East Jerusalem Men for Hamas Ties

JNS.org – The Israeli Security Service (Shin Bet) has arrested 16 suspects in eastern...

Ya’alon: ‘U.S. Has Chosen to Abandon its Role as World’s Policeman’ January 28, 2014 1:04 pm

Ya’alon: ‘U.S. Has Chosen to Abandon its Role as World’s Policeman’

Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon said on Tuesday that, “The United States has...

Israel, Georgia Sign Economic Cooperation Agreement January 28, 2014 10:49 am

Israel, Georgia Sign Economic Cooperation Agreement

Israel and the Caucasus Mountains nation of Georgia that is on-track to deepen its economic...

Al Qaeda Plotters Indicted for Jerusalem, U.S. Embassy Bomb Plot January 28, 2014 10:27 am

Al Qaeda Plotters Indicted for Jerusalem, U.S. Embassy Bomb Plot

Jerusalem Post – The Jerusalem District Attorney’s Office on Tuesday filed an...

Syria Stepping Up Missile Production, Supplying Hezbollah January 28, 2014 9:16 am

Syria Stepping Up Missile Production, Supplying Hezbollah

Times of Israel – Syria is accelerating its production of missiles and rockets, effectively...

Exposed: Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif Lied in Defense of Khamenei Holocaust Denial January 27, 2014 11:46 pm

Exposed: Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif Lied in Defense of Khamenei Holocaust Denial

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif was caught in a lie by MEMRI, the Middle East...

Israel’s Shin Bet: Terror Attacks in Judea and Samaria Doubled in 2013 January 27, 2014 10:57 pm

Israel’s Shin Bet: Terror Attacks in Judea and Samaria Doubled in 2013

JNS.org - A report released by the Israeli Security Agency (Shin Bet) shows that terror...

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  • Jewish Identity Sports LeBron James’ New Coach Shaped by Summer on Kibbutz and Jewish ‘Life Lessons’

    LeBron James’ New Coach Shaped by Summer on Kibbutz and Jewish ‘Life Lessons’

    JNS.org – Influenced by his Jewish upbringing and a summer on a kibbutz, basketball coach David Blatt is embarking on his highest-profile challenge yet: coaching LeBron James, the four-time National Basketball Association (NBA) Most Valuable Player who has made waves for returning to his hometown Cleveland Cavaliers. After guiding Israel’s storied Maccabi Tel Aviv basketball franchise to its 51st Israeli league championship and 6th Euroleague title this past season, Blatt landed the Cavaliers head-coaching job in June. Just weeks later, [...]

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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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