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Pro-Palestinian Jewish Groups Claim Responsibility for Anti-Israel ‘New York Times Parody’ February 4, 2016 1:00 pm

Pro-Palestinian Jewish Groups Claim Responsibility for Anti-Israel ‘New York Times Parody’

JNS.org – The New York City chapter of the pro-Palestinian organization Jewish Voice...

Father of Slain 19-Year-Old Border Policewoman at Funeral: ‘How Can I Part With You?’ February 4, 2016 12:55 pm

Father of Slain 19-Year-Old Border Policewoman at Funeral: ‘How Can I Part With You?’

Hundreds of mourners attended the funeral on Thursday afternoon of the Israeli Border Policewoman...

Palestinian Authority Presidents Hosts Terrorists’ Families at His Ramallah Office February 4, 2016 11:09 am

Palestinian Authority Presidents Hosts Terrorists’ Families at His Ramallah Office

JNS.org – Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas met Wednesday in his office...

Hamas Terror Tunnels Reach Deep Into Israel, Gaza Official Warns February 4, 2016 10:06 am

Hamas Terror Tunnels Reach Deep Into Israel, Gaza Official Warns

JNS.org – A senior Hamas official warned Wednesday that the Palestinian terrorist group’s...

Life Sentence for Jewish Teen Who Murdered Palestinian Youth; Lengthy Incarceration for 2nd Defendant February 4, 2016 10:04 am

Life Sentence for Jewish Teen Who Murdered Palestinian Youth; Lengthy Incarceration for 2nd Defendant

A prison cell. Two Jewish teenagers are being jailed, one for life and the other for 21 years,...

Top IDF General: Israel Sharing Intelligence With Allies in Fight Against ISIS February 4, 2016 9:55 am

Top IDF General: Israel Sharing Intelligence With Allies in Fight Against ISIS

JNS.org – A top general in the Israel Defense Forces said Wednesday that Israel is...

13-Year-Old Girls Who ‘Came to Kill Jews’ Stab Israeli Guard in Ramla February 4, 2016 9:49 am

13-Year-Old Girls Who ‘Came to Kill Jews’ Stab Israeli Guard in Ramla

JNS.org – Two 13-year-old girls stabbed an Israeli security guard near the central...

19-Year-Old Israel Border Policewoman Wounded in Palestinian Shooting, Stabbing Attack in East Jerusalem Dies of Wounds February 3, 2016 8:56 am

19-Year-Old Israel Border Policewoman Wounded in Palestinian Shooting, Stabbing Attack in East Jerusalem Dies of Wounds

One of the two Israeli Border Policewomen critically wounded in a combined stabbing and...

BDS Event to Be Held by Columbia Students Demanding The University ‘End Investments in Israeli Apartheid’ February 2, 2016 4:22 pm

BDS Event to Be Held by Columbia Students Demanding The University ‘End Investments in Israeli Apartheid’

Two student groups have banded together to pressure Columbia University into divesting “from...

DEA Busts Hezbollah Drug-Money Network Funding Terrorism in Syria, Lebanon February 2, 2016 10:55 am

DEA Busts Hezbollah Drug-Money Network Funding Terrorism in Syria, Lebanon

JNS.org – The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) announced Monday that an...

Hamas Operatives Pose as Medical Patients to Enter Israel February 2, 2016 10:41 am

Hamas Operatives Pose as Medical Patients to Enter Israel

JNS.org – Two Hamas operatives were arrested by Israeli security services after posing...

Republican Cruz Beats Trump in Iowa Caucus While Clinton Barely Triumphs Over Sanders for Democrats February 2, 2016 8:48 am

Republican Cruz Beats Trump in Iowa Caucus While Clinton Barely Triumphs Over Sanders for Democrats

US Senator Ted Cruz soundly defeated billionaire Donald Trump in Iowa’s Republican nominating...

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  • Arts and Culture Blogs Natalie Portman Says She Behaved Like ‘Average Everyday Jewish Mother’ on Set of Latest Movie

    Natalie Portman Says She Behaved Like ‘Average Everyday Jewish Mother’ on Set of Latest Movie

    Actress Natalie Portman acted like a typical “Jewish mother” on the set of her latest movie, Jane Got a Gun, the Israeli-born star told the New York Post‘s Page Six on Sunday. The 34-year-old, who also co-produced the western, said she made it her job to look out for everyone involved in the project, because the film has had to overcome “so many obstacles,” such as losing its director early on. She explained: “Actors changed. We suffered financial and legal challenges. We endured so many replacements. There were delays. […]

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  • Israel Music Scorpions Lead Singer Sends Message to Israel Ahead of World Tour, Tel Aviv Performance (VIDEO)

    Scorpions Lead Singer Sends Message to Israel Ahead of World Tour, Tel Aviv Performance (VIDEO)

    “We’re looking very much forward to coming back to Israel this summer,” said the lead singer of the German rock band Scorpions in a video on Monday. “Make sure you don’t miss it because we rock you like a hurricane!” said a jovial Klaus Meine, quoting the band’s seminal 1984 anthem, “Rock You Like a Hurricane.” The hard rock band lands in Israel for a show at the Menorah Mivtachim Arena on July 14 as part of its 50th anniversary tour. It will be the band’s third time […]

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  • Blogs Book Reviews The Collected Works of Primo Levi, Edited by Ann Goldstein (REVIEW)

    The Collected Works of Primo Levi, Edited by Ann Goldstein (REVIEW)

    Primo Levi and Elie Wiesel were the two most immediate and authentic literary voices who gave witness to the Holocaust. Wiesel was an extrovert and a very public figure who wrote initially in French. Levi was a modest retiring chemist who wrote in Italian. Whereas Wiesel was rooted in the Eastern European Jewish Hassidic world, Levi was the product of an assimilated, secular Italian society that saw itself as Italian first and Jewish as an accident of birth. As Levi himself said, “At Auschwitz I […]

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  • Blogs Lifestyle Wine Brings Judea and Samaria to Tel Aviv

    Wine Brings Judea and Samaria to Tel Aviv

    JNS.org – Wine has long been considered a social lubricant, and it’s Nir Lavie’s hope that wine from his Har Bracha Winery in the Samarian hills will serve as a social lubricant between the city-goers of Tel Aviv and the Jewish communities of Judea and Samaria, two locales split geographically, and often politically, on the left and right of the country. The new flagship store of Har Bracha has recently popped its corks on 190 Ben Yehuda Street in Tel Aviv, […]

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  • Arts and Culture Blogs Gentile Actor Zachary Levi Says He’s Denied Roles for Being ‘Too Jewish’

    Gentile Actor Zachary Levi Says He’s Denied Roles for Being ‘Too Jewish’

    Actor Zachary Levi said casting directors have denied him roles for being “too Jewish,” despite the fact that he is not a Jew, the New York Daily News‘ Confidenti@l reported on Wednesday. “I guess they were looking for more of a corn-fed, white boy look,” he said. “My family is from f****** Indiana! Come on, I’m like dying here!” The Thor star clarified that he is Welsh, and that Levi is actually his middle name, while his real last name is Pugh. He said he […]

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  • Book Reviews Spirituality/Tradition Tracing Chabad’s History and Success (REVIEW)

    Tracing Chabad’s History and Success (REVIEW)

    The secret of Chabad’s worldwide success is revealed by veteran Chabad shliach (emissary) Rabbi David Eliezrie in his new book, The Secret of Chabad. The Chabad movement was founded by Rabbi Schnur Zalman of Liadi, Belarus, in 1775. Years later it came to the US with the arrival of Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn in 1940, after his escape from Nazi-occupied Warsaw. Upon his arrival in New York, a number of his co-religionists advised him that there was no place for traditional […]

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  • Music US & Canada Rapper B.o.B’s New Song Invoking Antisemitism, Holocaust Denial Has Jewish Group ‘Deeply Troubled’

    Rapper B.o.B’s New Song Invoking Antisemitism, Holocaust Denial Has Jewish Group ‘Deeply Troubled’

    A Jewish human rights organization expressed concern on Wednesday over a new song by a popular US rapper that includes lyrics promoting antisemitic conspiracy theories and cites a Holocaust denier, The Algemeiner has learned. The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) was responding to Tuesday’s release of B.o.B’s “Flatline,” the lyrics of which include: “But before you try to curve it, do your research on David Irving; Stalin was way worse than Hitler, That’s why the POTUS gotta wear a Kippa.” Irving is a historian who has questioned […]

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  • Business Features World-Changing Israeli Technologies Wow at Global Investor Summit

    World-Changing Israeli Technologies Wow at Global Investor Summit

    JNS.org – You’re cruising along the highway. Suddenly, your car starts to sputter, your engine grumbles, and your car comes to a screeching halt. The tow truck drags the car to a local auto mechanic. Damage: $1,000. You have no idea whether or not the mechanic is trying to do one over on you, but you will soon, thanks to a new Israeli innovation. Engie puts the car owner in the driver’s seat by providing a special malfunction reader that simply […]

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