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Syrian Treated in Israel Says Most Fighters Return to the Battlefield August 20, 2013 7:40 pm

Syrian Treated in Israel Says Most Fighters Return to the Battlefield

JNS.org - Poriya, a Tiberias hospital, has joined Safed’s Ziv Medical Center as well as...

Egyptian Catholic Church Leader Says Country in a ‘War Against Terrorism’ August 20, 2013 5:00 pm

Egyptian Catholic Church Leader Says Country in a ‘War Against Terrorism’

JNS.org - The ongoing turmoil in Egypt “is not a political struggle, but a war against...

SWC Blasts ‘Horrific Anti-Semitic Character’ Roger Waters as ‘Disconnected From Reality’ After BDS Call During Peace Talks August 20, 2013 3:28 pm

SWC Blasts ‘Horrific Anti-Semitic Character’ Roger Waters as ‘Disconnected From Reality’ After BDS Call During Peace Talks

Rabbi Abraham Cooper, associate dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, sharply criticized...

Israel Security Official Meets Egyptian Counterparts in Cairo as Shin Bet Counts 15 Sinai Terror Groups, 4 Violent August 20, 2013 11:42 am

Israel Security Official Meets Egyptian Counterparts in Cairo as Shin Bet Counts 15 Sinai Terror Groups, 4 Violent

A senior Israeli security official met a small group of his Egyptian counterparts for several...

Muslim Brotherhood Supreme Leader Detained by Egypt Military August 20, 2013 9:30 am

Muslim Brotherhood Supreme Leader Detained by Egypt Military

Daily Mail – Egypt’s military-backed regime today seized the supreme leader of...

PA Official: Negotiators to Meet Tuesday for Second Round of Peace Talks August 20, 2013 9:28 am

PA Official: Negotiators to Meet Tuesday for Second Round of Peace Talks

Times of Israel – RAMALLAH — A senior Palestinian official said Tuesday Israeli and...

Erdogan: ‘Israel is Behind the Coup in Egypt, We Have Evidence’ August 20, 2013 7:37 am

Erdogan: ‘Israel is Behind the Coup in Egypt, We Have Evidence’

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan claimed Tuesday that Israel was behind the recent...

Ban Ki-moon Now Denies Anti-Israel Bias at UN August 20, 2013 7:06 am

Ban Ki-moon Now Denies Anti-Israel Bias at UN

JNS.org - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon backtracked on an earlier admission...

Terrorist Killed After IDF Fired Upon in ‘Very Violent’ Jenin ‘Riot’ (VIDEO) August 20, 2013 7:00 am

Terrorist Killed After IDF Fired Upon in ‘Very Violent’ Jenin ‘Riot’ (VIDEO)

Israel Defense Force soldiers endured heavy fire from terrorists in the Palestinian Authority...

Official PA Radio Broadcast Calls for End of Israel: ‘One Day Palestine Will Be Palestine Again’ (AUDIO) August 19, 2013 8:42 pm

Official PA Radio Broadcast Calls for End of Israel: ‘One Day Palestine Will Be Palestine Again’ (AUDIO)

An official Palestinian Authority radio broadcast expressed the hope that “one day Palestine...

Photo of Friendly Embrace Between Senior Egyptian and Israeli Security Officials Sparks Online Furor August 19, 2013 2:34 pm

Photo of Friendly Embrace Between Senior Egyptian and Israeli Security Officials Sparks Online Furor

A photo of a friendly embrace between Egyptian intelligence official General Amir al Damogy...

Egyptian Group that Ousted Morsi Seeks to Overturn Israel Peace Treaty August 19, 2013 9:52 am

Egyptian Group that Ousted Morsi Seeks to Overturn Israel Peace Treaty

JNS.org – After the Muslim Brotherhood did not overturn Egypt’s 1979 peace...

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  • Book Reviews Personalities How a Jewish Leader With 3 Months to Live Created a ‘Seminar’ on Life

    How a Jewish Leader With 3 Months to Live Created a ‘Seminar’ on Life

    JNS.org – What would you do if you found out that you had only three more months to live? Gordon Zacks was a successful businessman, a leader of Jewish life, and a confidante and adviser to President George H.W. Bush. He knew that he had prostate cancer, but doctors advised him that it was very slow-growing and nothing to worry about. Then came the day when the doctors told him his cancer metastasized to his liver, and that he had [...]

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  • Blogs Theater 10 Things I Learned From My Play About Holocaust Denial

    10 Things I Learned From My Play About Holocaust Denial

    Last month, my one-man show Hoaxocaust! Written and performed by Barry Levey with the generous assistance of the Institute for Political and International Studies, Tehran ran in the New York International Fringe Festival, where it won an Overall Excellence Award. The play has now been selected to run in the Fringe Encores Series at Baruch College’s Performing Arts Center, for four performances which started on Thursday, September 11. Getting the play to the stage was not easy, however. Here are [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Israel Israeli Music Producer Racks Up Over 535,000 YouTube Hits – in Two Days

    Israeli Music Producer Racks Up Over 535,000 YouTube Hits – in Two Days

    Phenomenon: Tel Aviv-based musician and “sampler” extraordinaire, Kutiman (aka Ophir Kutiel) has hit another one out of the park with “Give It Up,” a fully-functioning song in its own right, assembled from hundreds of ameteur and instructional music videos. The Jerusalem-born musical prodigy is best know for his diverse online musical projects. In the latest video, uploaded to YouTube on Sept. 12th, Kutiel thanked most of the musicians and individuals he chose to include in the meticulously-edited clip, which opens with [...]

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  • Theater US & Canada Behind-the-Scenes Reel of Ridley Scott’s Moses Epic Shows Scenes Using 4000 Extras (VIDEO)

    Behind-the-Scenes Reel of Ridley Scott’s Moses Epic Shows Scenes Using 4000 Extras (VIDEO)

    A recently released behind-the-scenes reel of Ridley Scott’s upcoming film Exodus: Gods and Kings shows just how far the director has gone to portray one of the Bible’s most famous narratives. In the clip, which shows scenes involving up to 4,000 extras, the visionary director discusses what drew him to the biblical tale of Moses. “The Moses story was a massive challenge, which I really love. I wanted to explore the complexity of his character and I was stunned by [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Jewish Identity Turner Classic Movies Showcases ‘Broad Sweep’ of the Jewish Experience on Film

    Turner Classic Movies Showcases ‘Broad Sweep’ of the Jewish Experience on Film

    JNS.org – Since 2006, the Turner Classic Movies (TCM) cable and satellite TV network has hosted “The Projected Image,” a month-long showcase examining how different cultural and ethnic groups have been portrayed on the big screen. At last, after previously covering African Americans, Asians, the LGBT community, Latinos, Native Americans, Arabs, and people with disabilities, the annual series is delving into Jewish film this month. “The Projected Image: The Jewish Experience on Film,” whose first segment aired Sept. 2, runs [...]

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  • Book Reviews Jewish Identity An Inside Look at the Hasidim (REVIEW)

    An Inside Look at the Hasidim (REVIEW)

    The sight of young girls in pinafores and young boys wearing peyos – sidelocks – dangling over their ears is a sure sign that you have entered the enigmatic precincts of the Hasidim – the pious ones. Veteran New York Times journalist Joseph Berger’s new book, THE PIOUS ONES: The World of Hasidim and their Battles with America, takes the reader on a journey into the enclaves where various sects of Jews live a seemingly outmoded way of life in [...]

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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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