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Israel Intelligence Minister Says Middle East Armies Created by U.S. ‘Failed’ September 1, 2014 12:37 pm

Israel Intelligence Minister Says Middle East Armies Created by U.S. ‘Failed’

Israel’s ministerial intelligence oversight chief recently charged that a string of...

Heavy Fighting Erupts Between Syrian Army, Rebels in Golan Heights September 1, 2014 9:25 am

Heavy Fighting Erupts Between Syrian Army, Rebels in Golan Heights

Reuters – Heavy fighting between the Syrian army and Islamist rebels erupted on Monday...

Gaza Border Community Residents Express Anger Over IDF Pullback September 1, 2014 9:20 am

Gaza Border Community Residents Express Anger Over IDF Pullback

Ynet – Residents from Netiv HaAsara, a moshav under constant threat from the Gaza Strip,...

Report: Kerry, Netanyahu Talk Possible Renewal of Peace Talks, Fourth Convict Release September 1, 2014 9:17 am

Report: Kerry, Netanyahu Talk Possible Renewal of Peace Talks, Fourth Convict Release

Jerusalem Post – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu...

Israel Declares 1000 Acres in West Bank as ‘State Land’, U.S. Condemns September 1, 2014 9:15 am

Israel Declares 1000 Acres in West Bank as ‘State Land’, U.S. Condemns

New York Daily News – Israel’s military announced on Sunday it would seize land...

Report: Indirect Cairo Talks to Resume This Week August 31, 2014 7:55 pm

Report: Indirect Cairo Talks to Resume This Week

JNS.org – Indirect negotiations between Israel, Hamas and other Palestinian organizations...

Turkish Jews Write Open Letter Protesting Government’s Call to Denounce Israel August 31, 2014 7:50 pm

Turkish Jews Write Open Letter Protesting Government’s Call to Denounce Israel

JNS.org - Several prominent Turkish Jews have written an open letter reprimanding their...

Undercover Israeli Playwright Exposes Palestinian Holocaust Denial, Rank Jew-Hatred, Anti-Israel Agenda (VIDEO) August 31, 2014 4:30 pm

Undercover Israeli Playwright Exposes Palestinian Holocaust Denial, Rank Jew-Hatred, Anti-Israel Agenda (VIDEO)

Posing as a German investigative reporter named ‘Toby’ during a trek through Palestinian...

Netanyahu: Israel ‘Ready for Any Scenario’ in Gaza and Golan August 31, 2014 10:13 am

Netanyahu: Israel ‘Ready for Any Scenario’ in Gaza and Golan

The Israeli Air Force’s downing of a UAV from Syria that strayed into its airspace...

IDF Downs Hostile Drone in Israeli Airspace Over Golan Heights (VIDEO) August 31, 2014 8:30 am

IDF Downs Hostile Drone in Israeli Airspace Over Golan Heights (VIDEO)

The Israeli army said on Sunday that the Air Force had ”successfully intercepted an...

IDF Paratrooper Dies of Wounds Incurred During ‘Protective Edge’ August 31, 2014 8:25 am

IDF Paratrooper Dies of Wounds Incurred During ‘Protective Edge’

Sgt. Shahar Shalev, aged 20, a fighter in an elite Israel Defense Forces unit, died on Sunday...

Iran Threatens Response to New U.S. Sanctions That Could ‘Not be Pleasant’ August 31, 2014 7:10 am

Iran Threatens Response to New U.S. Sanctions That Could ‘Not be Pleasant’

Reuters – Iran’s possible response to new U.S. sanctions could “not be pleasant”,...

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  • Arts and Culture Jewish Identity How Jewish Television Pioneer Milton Berle Inspired Modern Comedy Stars

    How Jewish Television Pioneer Milton Berle Inspired Modern Comedy Stars

    JNS.org – Today’s comedy superstars, especially those whose careers are driven by television, may very well owe their success to pioneering Jewish entertainer Milton Berle. Born Mendel Berlinger in Manhattan in 1908, Berle became America’s first small-screen star. Aptly nicknamed “Mr. Television,” he influenced and helped promote the work of hundreds of younger comics. “Milton Berle was deceptively successful and very Jewish,” says Lawrence Epstein, author of The Haunted Smile: The Story of Jewish Comedians in America, published the year [...]

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  • Jewish Identity Sports Jewish ‘Hoops Whisperer’ a Secret Weapon for NBA Stars

    Jewish ‘Hoops Whisperer’ a Secret Weapon for NBA Stars

    JNS.org – Idan Ravin’s friends chipped in to buy him a humble but life-changing bar mitzvah gift—a basketball hoop his father attached to the roof of his garage. Little did his friends know that years later, he would be the personal trainer of National Basketball Association (NBA) stars Carmelo Anthony, Kevin Durant, Dwight Howard, and Stephen Curry. Ravin’s new book, “The Hoops Whisperer: On the Court and Inside the Head of Basketball’s Best Players,” details his rise from a Jewish upbringing [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Blogs 10 New Hollywood Movies That Aim to Show Support for Israel (SATIRE)

    10 New Hollywood Movies That Aim to Show Support for Israel (SATIRE)

    Ten major film studios are currently in production on projects that promote a decidedly pro-Israeli narrative. In famously liberal Hollywood, such a development has left mouths agape and set tongues a wagging. Since the Jewish State began defending itself from the thousands of rockets that Hamas has hurled at it – as well as ongoing terror attacks and murders, the overwhelming number of Tinseltown’s producers, directors, actors, and studio moguls have remained indifferent to the plight of millions of Israeli [...]

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  • Featured Israel Sports So Close: Israeli Judoka Loses Crown in World Cup Final, Finishes With Silver (VIDEO)

    So Close: Israeli Judoka Loses Crown in World Cup Final, Finishes With Silver (VIDEO)

    Israeli Judoka Yarden Gerbi (63kg), 25, of Netanya, on Thursday lost the final round at the Judo World Cup, and her world title to Clarisse Agbegnenou of France, at a match held in Russia. “I have mixed feelings,” Gerbi told Israeli Army radio. But, “I shouldn’t assume that I’d win the world Judo championship twice in a row,” she admitted. Gerbi won gold in Rio De Janeiro last year. “When I made my decision, I knew it was going to [...]

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  • Book Reviews Jewish Identity Surviving the Holocaust by Hiding Their Faith (REVIEW)

    Surviving the Holocaust by Hiding Their Faith (REVIEW)

    “Jews Out!” was just the name of a child’s game that three little girls played in World War II Europe. But all is not as it seems because the three girls were Jewish, but hiding their true identities. In award-winning author R. D. Rosen’s riveting non-fiction work, Such Good Girls, “Jews Out!” wasn’t a game; it was a struggle for survival. The girls, Sophie, Flora, and Carla, grew up at a time and a place that did not allow them [...]

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  • Music Personalities Twenty Years On, the Real and Radical Legacy of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach

    Twenty Years On, the Real and Radical Legacy of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach

    JNS.org – “He was part hippie, part yippie, part beatnik, and part New Age,” wrote Elli Wohlgelernter in a Jerusalem Post eulogy in 1994, following the Oct. 20 passing of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach. Twenty years later, more robust accounts of Carlebach’s life have come to the surface. Earlier this year, Natan Ophir published the book Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach: Life, Mission & Legacy. This past summer, Rabbi Shlomo Katz’s The Soul of Jerusalem hit the shelves. But even the authors will admit [...]

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  • Blogs Music Beatlemania Invades the Gaza Strip (SATIRE)

    Beatlemania Invades the Gaza Strip (SATIRE)

    As Hamas loses its grip on power in the Gaza Strip as a result of war, poverty and disillusionment, the Islamist terrorist group has developed an ingenious way to raise the morale of the 1.7 million Palestinian Arabs it was elected to serve. While currently focused on delivering a rocket into every Israeli home, Hamas has not left its own people behind. To gently wipe away the tears of children strategically placed inside kindergartens as human shields, the Hamas Interior Ministry [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Spirituality/Tradition Removing Jesus’ Jewish Identity From Artwork

    Removing Jesus’ Jewish Identity From Artwork

    In a strong statement that challenges the historic divide between Christianity and Judaism, Pope Francis recently proclaimed, “Inside every Christian is a Jew.” But if you look at Renaissance artworks that depict Jesus, you will not find any evidence of a Jew inside the Christianized Jesus — even though the Gospels in the New Testament tell us that Jesus was Jewish to the core. Getting that point across to the public is a daunting task, as I learned in interviews I [...]

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