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Lawyer: Menachem Stark’s Business Partner ‘Outraged,’ ‘Distraught’ by Report he May be Suspect in Murder January 7, 2014 1:02 pm

Lawyer: Menachem Stark’s Business Partner ‘Outraged,’ ‘Distraught’ by Report he May be Suspect in Murder

The business partner of slain Chasidic landlord Menachem Stark, is “distraught”...

Lawyers Challenge ASA Non-Profit Tax Exempt Status After Israel Boycott January 7, 2014 11:55 am

Lawyers Challenge ASA Non-Profit Tax Exempt Status After Israel Boycott

A group of lawyers led by William A. Jacobson, Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the...

Report: Former Fatah Strongman Mohammed Dahlan Plotting to Oust Mahmoud Abbas From Power January 7, 2014 11:47 am

Report: Former Fatah Strongman Mohammed Dahlan Plotting to Oust Mahmoud Abbas From Power

Former Fatah Central Committee member Mohammed Dahlan has been plotting to overthrow Palestinian...

PA Official: Peace Talks Part of Phased Plan to Destroy Israel (VIDEO) January 7, 2014 11:31 am

PA Official: Peace Talks Part of Phased Plan to Destroy Israel (VIDEO)

A senior Palestinian Authority official with close ties to PA President Mahamoud Abbas explained...

Ya’alon: Government Working to Extend 9-Month Timeline for Peace Talks January 7, 2014 10:08 am

Ya’alon: Government Working to Extend 9-Month Timeline for Peace Talks

Jerusalem Post – Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon said on Tuesday that the government...

MK Seeks Knesset Bill to Block Negotiations Over Jerusalem, Arab Refugees January 7, 2014 10:05 am

MK Seeks Knesset Bill to Block Negotiations Over Jerusalem, Arab Refugees

Times of Israel – Likud MK plans to sponsor a bill that would forbid the prime minister...

Dutch Soccer Club to Complain to FIFA After UAE Bans Israeli Player January 7, 2014 9:59 am

Dutch Soccer Club to Complain to FIFA After UAE Bans Israeli Player

Yahoo – A shift to a stronger stance comes as political condemnation was ratcheted...

Report: Producers Working to Bring Rolling Stones to Israel January 7, 2014 9:56 am

Report: Producers Working to Bring Rolling Stones to Israel

Ynet – Jagger and the Rolling Stones may finally roll to Israel this summer. The legendary...

Glenn Greenwald Says Snowden Has More Israel Related Secrets to Reveal January 7, 2014 12:03 am

Glenn Greenwald Says Snowden Has More Israel Related Secrets to Reveal

Reuters – Former U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden has more secrets to reveal...

British Jew Honored for Rescuing Anne Frank’s Classmate From Bergen Belsen January 6, 2014 9:10 pm

British Jew Honored for Rescuing Anne Frank’s Classmate From Bergen Belsen

Major Leonard Berney, 93, originally from London, was one of the first army officers of the...

One Injured in Grenade, Pipe Bomb Attacks Near Bethlehem January 6, 2014 8:21 pm

One Injured in Grenade, Pipe Bomb Attacks Near Bethlehem

JNS.org - An Israeli man was wounded in the face on Monday after a pipe bomb thrown toward...

German Op-Ed: Israel Cannot be a Jewish State January 6, 2014 5:33 pm

German Op-Ed: Israel Cannot be a Jewish State

JNS.org - A German newspaper, Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung (Neue OZ), published an op-ed...

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  • Arts and Culture Middle East Hamas Commander Reportedly Urges Hezbollah to Join Forces Against Israel

    Hamas Commander Reportedly Urges Hezbollah to Join Forces Against Israel

    JNS.org – Five months after Israeli forces tried to assassinate Hamas military commander Mohammed Deif in Gaza, Deif appears to have signed a letter that the terrorist group claims he wrote in hiding. The letter, addressed to Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah, expressed Deif’s condolences for the death of Hezbollah terrorists during Sunday’s reported Israeli airstrike in Syria. Deif is said to have survived multiple assassination attempts, but he has not been seen in public for years. According to the Hezbollah-linked Al-Manar [...]

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  • Jewish Identity Theater Shlomo Carlebach Musical Has the Soul to Heal Frayed Race Relations

    Shlomo Carlebach Musical Has the Soul to Heal Frayed Race Relations

    JNS.org – The cracks that had been simply painted over for so long began to show in Ferguson, Mo., in November 2014, but in truth they had begun to open wide much earlier—on Saturday, July 13, 2013. That is when a jury in Sanford, Fla., acquitted George Zimmerman of culpability for the death of a 17-year-old black man, Trayvon Martin. The cracks receded from view over time, as other news obscured them. Then came the evening of Aug. 9, 2014, [...]

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  • Theater US & Canada ‘Homeland’ Season Finale Stirs Controversy After Comparing Menachem Begin to Taliban Leader

    ‘Homeland’ Season Finale Stirs Controversy After Comparing Menachem Begin to Taliban Leader

    A controversial scene in the season finale of Homeland sparked outrage by comparing former Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin to a fictional Taliban leader, the UK’s Daily Mail reported. In the season 4 finale episode, which aired on Dec. 21, CIA black ops director Dar Adal, played by F. Murray Abraham, justifies a deal he made with a Taliban leader by referencing Begin. He makes the remarks in a conversation with former CIA director Saul Berenson, a Jewish character played by Mandy [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Spirituality/Tradition Placing Matisyahu Back Within a Life of Observance

    Placing Matisyahu Back Within a Life of Observance

    Shining Light on Fiction During the North Korea-Sony saga, we learned two important lessons. The first is that there are two sides to this story, and neither of them are correct because ultimately we should have neither inappropriate movies nor dictators. The second is that we cannot remain entirely fixed on the religious world, but we also must see beyond the external, secular view of reality. It’s important to ground our Torah-based thoughts into real-life activism. To view our act [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Blogs Nine Decades of Moses at the Movies

    Nine Decades of Moses at the Movies

    JNS.org – Hollywood has had its share of big-budget biblical flops, but until now, the Exodus narrative has not been among them. Studios have brought Moses to the big screen sparingly, but in ways that defined the image and character of Moses for each generation of audiences. The first biblical epic In 1923, director Cecil B. DeMille left it to the American public to decide the subject of his next movie for Paramount. DeMille received a letter from a mechanic [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Blogs Exodus on Screen (REVIEW)

    Exodus on Screen (REVIEW)

    JNS.org – The story of the Exodus from Egypt is a tale as old as time itself, to borrow a turn of phrase. It’s retold every Passover, both at the seder table and whenever “The Ten Commandments” is aired on television. But the latest adaptation—Ridley Scott’s epic film, “Exodus: Gods and Kings”—fails to meet expectations. Scott’s “Exodus” alters the source material to service the story and ground the tale, but the attempt to reinvent the biblical narrative becomes laughable. Moses [...]

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  • Jewish Identity Lifestyle ‘Jewish Food Movement’ Comes of Age

    ‘Jewish Food Movement’ Comes of Age

    JNS.org - In December 2007, leaders of the Hazon nonprofit drafted seven-year goals for what they coined as the “Jewish Food Movement,” which has since been characterized by the increased prioritization of healthy eating, sustainable agriculture, and food-related activism in the Jewish community. What do the next seven years hold in store? “One thing I would like to see happen in the next seven years is [regarding] the issue of sugar, soda, and obesity, [seeing] what would it be like to rally the [...]

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  • Blogs Education Seeds of ‘Start-Up Nation’ Cultivated by Israel Sci-Tech Schools

    Seeds of ‘Start-Up Nation’ Cultivated by Israel Sci-Tech Schools

    JNS.org – Forget the dioramas. How about working on an Israeli Air Force drone? That’s exactly the kind of beyond-their-years access enjoyed by students at the Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) industrial vocational high school run by Israel Sci-Tech Schools, the largest education network in the Jewish state. More than 300 students (250 on the high school level and 68 at a two-year vocational academy) get hands-on training in the disciplines of aviation mechanics, electricity and energy control, and unmanned air [...]

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