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Two Israelis Make MIT’s Prestigious ‘35 Innovators Under 35’ List September 1, 2015 9:45 am

Two Israelis Make MIT’s Prestigious ‘35 Innovators Under 35’ List

JNS.org – Two Israelis made the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) prestigious...

Lebanese Protesters Storm Environment Ministry in Beirut, Call on Minister to Resign September 1, 2015 9:43 am

Lebanese Protesters Storm Environment Ministry in Beirut, Call on Minister to Resign

Around 30 protesters from Lebanon’s “You Stink!” movement have stormed the...

Israeli Government Gives Arab Sector $230 Million in Aid September 1, 2015 9:41 am

Israeli Government Gives Arab Sector $230 Million in Aid

JNS.org – Israel’s Arab municipal councils will receive a one-time budgetary supplement...

Arab Web Users Express Support for Israeli Soldier Attacked by Palestinian Women September 1, 2015 7:49 am

Arab Web Users Express Support for Israeli Soldier Attacked by Palestinian Women

In a series of online responses to an al-Jazeera article about an incident that occurred in...

Joe Lieberman: Little Time Left to Speak Truth About ‘Terrible Agreement’ With Iran August 31, 2015 3:01 pm

Joe Lieberman: Little Time Left to Speak Truth About ‘Terrible Agreement’ With Iran

“Tomorrow’s rally is important, because next week Congress returns to Washington...

Israeli Terror Expert: Training Camps for Girls in Gaza Another Form of Palestinian Child Abuse August 31, 2015 1:18 pm

Israeli Terror Expert: Training Camps for Girls in Gaza Another Form of Palestinian Child Abuse

Pictures of the August 10 graduation ceremony of an all-girl, nine-day summer training camp...

Obama: ‘There’s Not a Smidgen of Evidence’ Suggesting I’m Antisemitic August 31, 2015 1:04 pm

Obama: ‘There’s Not a Smidgen of Evidence’ Suggesting I’m Antisemitic

President Obama said he is personally hurt by the antisemitism accusations he has faced since...

‘Supergiant’ Gas Field Found Near Coast of Egypt August 31, 2015 12:21 pm

‘Supergiant’ Gas Field Found Near Coast of Egypt

JNS.org – An Italian energy company has announced the discovery of a “supergiant” natural...

Iran Vice-Speaker Vows to Keep Up Support for Regional Proxies in Fight Against Israel August 31, 2015 12:20 pm

Iran Vice-Speaker Vows to Keep Up Support for Regional Proxies in Fight Against Israel

Iran will continue to support regional proxies such as Hezbollah in the fight against Israel,...

ISIS Reveals Plot to Weaken US Dollar, Replace It With Gold as ‘Second Blow to America’ August 31, 2015 9:12 am

ISIS Reveals Plot to Weaken US Dollar, Replace It With Gold as ‘Second Blow to America’

The Islamic State group revealed over the weekend that at the centerpiece of its goal to bring...

Iran Sentences Two Alleged Israel, US Spies to 10 Years in Prison August 31, 2015 9:09 am

Iran Sentences Two Alleged Israel, US Spies to 10 Years in Prison

Iran’s official IRNA news agency says two people have been sentenced to 10 years in prison...

Trial of Kansas Jewish Center Shooter Resumes Monday With Closing Arguments August 31, 2015 9:07 am

Trial of Kansas Jewish Center Shooter Resumes Monday With Closing Arguments

Jurors are set to hear closing arguments in the case of a white supremacist charged with killing...

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  • Arts and Culture Middle East Larry King Asks Saudi Arabian Fan If Taking Pictures With Jews Is Permitted

    Larry King Asks Saudi Arabian Fan If Taking Pictures With Jews Is Permitted

    Jewish former CNN host Larry King asked a Saudi Arabian fan if taking pictures with Jews is allowed in his country, before agreeing to pose for a photo with the man, The New York Times reported on Wednesday. The world-famous interviewer was leaving the Ritz Carlton hotel in Washington, D.C. with a New York Times reporter when a “dark-skinned man” approached and asked to take a picture with him, according to the publication. Whereupon, King asked the fan where he was from. When the man said Saudi […]

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  • Europe Sports Britain’s Lord Sugar Says Synagogues Will Be Empty With Yom Kippur Matchup of Jewish-Supported Soccer Teams

    Britain’s Lord Sugar Says Synagogues Will Be Empty With Yom Kippur Matchup of Jewish-Supported Soccer Teams

    British-Jewish business tycoon Lord Alan Sugar joked on Wednesday that London synagogues will likely be empty during Yom Kippur with congregants fleeing to watch the match-up of two leading English soccer teams known for having hordes of Jewish fans. “Spurs V Arsenal cup game drawn on most important Jewish festival,” Lord Sugar pointed out on Twitter. “Both teams have loads of Jewish fans. Conclusion Synagogues will be empty.” North London rivals Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal FC will go head-to-head in the Capital One Cup third-round […]

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  • Arts and Culture US & Canada Jewish Men Pass Jimmy Kimmel Social Experiment, Rescuing ‘Spongebob’ in Distress (VIDEO)

    Jewish Men Pass Jimmy Kimmel Social Experiment, Rescuing ‘Spongebob’ in Distress (VIDEO)

    Two Jewish men were the only unwitting participants in a social experiment conducted by Jimmy Kimmel, for his popular TV show. As part of a candid-camera-like sketch featured Monday night on Jimmy Kimmel Live, the host devised different street scenes to observe human behavior — in particular, to see how long it would take people walking down California’s bustling Hollywood Boulevard to notice and interact with others in distress. One scene involved a man in a Spongebob Squarepants costume who had “fallen down” on the sidewalk and needed help […]

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  • Education US & Canada International Jewish Organization Blasts Israeli-Born Star Natalie Portman for Comments on Holocaust Education

    International Jewish Organization Blasts Israeli-Born Star Natalie Portman for Comments on Holocaust Education

    A major Jewish organization rebuked actress Natalie Portman on Monday for saying in a recent interview that Jews put too much emphasis on teaching about the Holocaust relative to other genocides. The Israeli-born movie star told the U.K.’s Independent that the Jewish community needs to examine how much focus it puts on Holocaust education over other issues. She said she was shocked when she learned that a genocide was taking place in Rwanda while she was in school learning only about the horrors of the […]

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  • Arts and Culture Israel Book Draws Parallels Between Holocaust and Palestinian Nakba, Sparks Outrage

    Book Draws Parallels Between Holocaust and Palestinian Nakba, Sparks Outrage

    JNS.org – A new book that draws parallels between the Holocaust and the Palestinian Nakba (the Arabic term for the displacement of Palestinian refugees during Israel’s War of Independence) has sparked outrage ahead of an official book launch, to be hosted by the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute on Sept. 7. The Zionist organization Im Tirtzu wrote a letter to the institute demanding that it cancel an event it planned in honor of the book’s authors, under the title The Holocaust and […]

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  • Education US & Canada Natalie Portman Says Holocaust Education Shouldn’t be Used for ‘Fearmongering’

    Natalie Portman Says Holocaust Education Shouldn’t be Used for ‘Fearmongering’

    Famed actress Natalie Portman warned on Friday against the use of Holocaust education to evoke fear and paranoia. In an interview with the U.K. Independent she added that the trauma should make Jews more empathetic to others who have also experienced hatred. “Sometimes it can be subverted to fearmongering and like ‘Another Holocaust is going to happen,’” the Israeli-American star said. “We need to, of course, be aware that hatred exists, antisemitism exists against all sorts of people, not in the same way. I […]

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  • Book Reviews Commentary A Righteous Gentile Navigates the Sharkpool of Washington’s Middle East Correspondents (REVIEW)

    A Righteous Gentile Navigates the Sharkpool of Washington’s Middle East Correspondents (REVIEW)

    The Tribalist, by Louis Marano, is ostensibly a work of fiction but at its core a kind of love song by a gentile journalist for the State of Israel, and especially its secular Zionist core. (Because of the relentless attacks by left-wing polemicists on Israel’s allegedly “messianic” fringe, it’s often forgotten that most of Israel’s founders and all its leaders have been secular Zionists.) The author, the product of an Italian-American family in Buffalo, served two tours of duty in […]

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  • Food Jewish Identity Rugelach Roundtable: Does Beloved Pastry Need Dairy to Taste Good?

    Rugelach Roundtable: Does Beloved Pastry Need Dairy to Taste Good?

    JNS.org – Rugelach (singular: rugala) are a beloved traditional Jewish pastry, with a quirky history to boot, but they often present a kosher conundrum. Though parve rugelach are often a preferred dessert after a meat meal for those observing kosher laws (which stipulate a waiting period between eating meat and dairy), some of today’s most popular rugelach are known for their dairy fillings. Pastry chef Paula Shoyer—author of the books “The Kosher Baker: Over 160 Dairy-free Recipes from Traditional to Trendy” and […]

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