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Top Israeli Jurists Crafting ‘Legal Iron Dome’ to Boost Public Diplomacy July 30, 2015 1:11 pm

Top Israeli Jurists Crafting ‘Legal Iron Dome’ to Boost Public Diplomacy

JNS.org – Top Israeli legal experts came together this week to formulate a new strategy...

Archaeologists Uncover Remains of Nazi-Burned Great Synagogue of Vilna July 30, 2015 9:24 am

Archaeologists Uncover Remains of Nazi-Burned Great Synagogue of Vilna

JNS.org – A team of Israeli and Lithuanianhas uncovered the underground remains of...

Houston is Latest Jewish Federation to Oppose Iran Deal July 30, 2015 9:24 am

Houston is Latest Jewish Federation to Oppose Iran Deal

JNS.org – The Jewish Federation of Greater Houston on Wednesday became the latest individual...

Israel Passes Law Permitting Force-Feeding of Prisoners July 30, 2015 9:23 am

Israel Passes Law Permitting Force-Feeding of Prisoners

Israel’s parliament passed a contentious law on Thursday that would permit the force-feeding...

Israel’s Foreign Ministry Director Calls Sunni Arab Nations ‘Allies’ July 30, 2015 9:23 am

Israel’s Foreign Ministry Director Calls Sunni Arab Nations ‘Allies’

The director general of Israel’s Foreign Ministry, Dore Gold, called the Middle East’s...

Iran Accuses Obama Admin of Lying About Nuclear Deal to Ease Fears Among Americans July 30, 2015 9:22 am

Iran Accuses Obama Admin of Lying About Nuclear Deal to Ease Fears Among Americans

Senior Iranian officials are accusing the Obama administration of lying about the details...

Israeli Army Threatens to Attack ISIS Militants in Preemptive Sinai Strikes July 30, 2015 9:22 am

Israeli Army Threatens to Attack ISIS Militants in Preemptive Sinai Strikes

JNS.org – Israeli Brigadier General Royi Elcabets said that the Israel Defense Forces...

Syrian State TV Reports Second Israeli Airstrike on Terror Targets in a Day July 29, 2015 8:07 pm

Syrian State TV Reports Second Israeli Airstrike on Terror Targets in a Day

JNS.org – An Israeli warplane on Wednesday attacked a terrorist base belonging to a...

New Report Finds 53% Rise in Recorded UK Antisemitic Incidents in First Half of 2015 July 29, 2015 7:25 pm

New Report Finds 53% Rise in Recorded UK Antisemitic Incidents in First Half of 2015

Reported antisemitic incidents in the U.K. were up 53 percent in the first half of 2015 as...

Iraqi Politician Calls for Peace With Israel, Blasts Iran and Islamic State July 29, 2015 4:04 pm

Iraqi Politician Calls for Peace With Israel, Blasts Iran and Islamic State

JNS.org – Sunni Muslim Iraqi politician Mithal Al-Alusi, who leads the Ummah Party,...

Israel Remains Out of the Loop With Secret Annexes to Iran Nuclear Deal July 29, 2015 3:04 pm

Israel Remains Out of the Loop With Secret Annexes to Iran Nuclear Deal

The Israeli National Security Council has yet to receive all of the annexes to the Iran...

German Justice Minister Hails Berlin Maccabi Games as ‘Gift Our Country Didn’t Deserve’ July 29, 2015 3:00 pm

German Justice Minister Hails Berlin Maccabi Games as ‘Gift Our Country Didn’t Deserve’

German Justice Minister Heiko Maas said the Maccabi Games bringing together Jewish athletes...

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  • Relationships Yossi Vardi Credits Pushy Jewish Mother for His Startup Success

    Yossi Vardi Credits Pushy Jewish Mother for His Startup Success

    Millionaire entrepreneur Yossi Vardi credited his success in start-ups to his Jewish mother continuously pushing him to do better, Daily Mail reported on Thursday. “Jewish mothers are never satisfied and nothing is ever good enough,” he said, adding that his mother, who died 15 years ago, used to compare him with his cousins and say he was “an idiot.” “For most of my life I have been trying to show her I’m not,” he continued. “I keep on trying even now.” Vardi, […]

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  • Theater US & Canada Seth Rogen Unveils New Christmas Movie — ‘Will Open on Thanksgiving, Made by Jews’ (VIDEO)

    Seth Rogen Unveils New Christmas Movie — ‘Will Open on Thanksgiving, Made by Jews’ (VIDEO)

    Famed actor Seth Rogen on Tuesday unveiled with typical comic fanfare the trailer for his new Christmas film. The movie “was made by Jews… and opens on Thanksgiving,” Rogen pointed out on Twitter. The Night Before tells the tale of three “ride or die homies” celebrating one last debauchery-filled Christmas Eve reunion before they become too busy to keep up their annual tradition. In an effort to make the night as memorable as possible, they set out to find the “Nutcracka Ball – the […]

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  • Arts and Culture Jewish History Art Can Inspire Faith; It Can Also Empower Destructive Ideologies

    Art Can Inspire Faith; It Can Also Empower Destructive Ideologies

    A June 2015 art exhibit, “The Transformative Power of Art,” at the United Nations headquarters in New York City, harnessed the universal language of art to convey an important message: “Our fragile Mother Earth faces the devastating consequences of climate change, a defining challenge of our time.” The exhibit also included sixteen portraits of people from all over the world who have “contributed to the common good of humanity in one way or another and have transformed the way we […]

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  • Israel Sports Israeli Muslim Cage Fighter Says He’s Proud to Fight Under Jewish State’s Flag

    Israeli Muslim Cage Fighter Says He’s Proud to Fight Under Jewish State’s Flag

    A 32-year-old Circassian Israeli Muslim Mixed Martial Arts fighter from Abu Ghosh says he takes pride in fighting under the Israeli flag, Israel’s Walla reported on Sunday. Like most Circassian Israelis, Jackie “the Punishment” Gosh was born Sunni Muslim. He became observant about eight years ago, and is now scrupulous in following his religion’s tenets, praying five times a day and fasting during the holy month of Ramadan. Gosh is also very proud of his Israeli nationality, and sees no contradiction between […]

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  • Israel Music New Mark Skinner Documentary Explores Jewish, Arab Rap Scene in Israel (VIDEO)

    New Mark Skinner Documentary Explores Jewish, Arab Rap Scene in Israel (VIDEO)

    A new documentary explores the lives and work of Jewish and Arab rappers in Israel and how the ongoing conflict in the region has impacted their lyrics, the U.K.’s Jewish Chronicle reported on Thursday. Hip Hop in the Holy Land is a six-part series co-directed by Mike Skinner, the British frontman of hip-hop group The Streets, and produced by Noisey, a music channel published by Vice news. The first episode, published last week, shows Skinner meeting with Tamer Nafar, the founder of one of […]

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  • Sports US & Canada 49ers Running Back Jarryd Hayne Apologizes for ‘Hurtful’ Jesus Tweets

    49ers Running Back Jarryd Hayne Apologizes for ‘Hurtful’ Jesus Tweets

    New 49ers running back and Australian rugby star Jarryd Hayne apologized on Wednesday for a tweet in which he raised the age-old myth that Jews were historically responsible for Jesus Christ’s death. Reaching out to his Jewish fans, and the chairman of the B’nai B’rith Anti-Defamation Commission, Hayne tweeted: “To the Jewish community @DvirAbramovich #WeAreAllOne.” Underneath, he keenly included a screenshot of a text message to elaborate on his apology: “I sincerely apologize for my tweets on July 1. I […]

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  • Theater Israeli Actress Gal Gadot Recalls Being ‘Extremely Surprised’ at Winning Miss Israel Contest

    Israeli Actress Gal Gadot Recalls Being ‘Extremely Surprised’ at Winning Miss Israel Contest

    Israeli actress Gal Gadot reminisced about her childhood in Israel during an interview published in this month’s edition of Vanity Fair. “I don’t remember this, but my mom told me that when I was three they threw a party on the rooftop of the house. They put me to bed, and I heard people coming into the house and no one came to me. I went to the rooftop and took a hose and I started to spray water on everyone, just […]

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  • Blogs Features Wounded Israeli Soldiers Unite With American Veterans to Help Their ‘Brothers for Life’ Heal (INTERVIEW)

    Wounded Israeli Soldiers Unite With American Veterans to Help Their ‘Brothers for Life’ Heal (INTERVIEW)

    An Israeli organization is helping wounded U.S. veterans move past their physical and psychological challenges by connecting them with injured Israeli soldiers who understand what they’ve been through. “What we discovered very early is that there’s no ‘professional, psychiatrist, social worker’ or anything like that [or] pills that can come even close to helping a soldier who fought in combat, who was wounded, who lost his friends. No one can help him like another person who’s been through exactly what he has,” Rabbi Chaim Levine, […]

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