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Report Shows Media Freedom Historically Bad in Egypt January 21, 2013 12:01 pm

Report Shows Media Freedom Historically Bad in Egypt

The Egyptian revolution has not brought freedom of the press. In fact quite the opposite according...

Bennett to Hurriyet Daily: “We Have to Find Ways to Talk to Turkey and Reduce Tension” January 21, 2013 10:35 am

Bennett to Hurriyet Daily: “We Have to Find Ways to Talk to Turkey and Reduce Tension”

Naftali Bennett, the rising star of right-wing Israeli politics, told the Turkish Hurriyet...

Abbas: “I Challenge Anyone to Deny the Relationship Between Zionism and Nazism Before World War II” January 21, 2013 9:30 am

Abbas: “I Challenge Anyone to Deny the Relationship Between Zionism and Nazism Before World War II”

During an interview to be aired Friday on Al Meyadeen, a Lebanon-based broadcast channel,...

Jewish Immigration to Israel Drops 2% in 2012 January 21, 2013 9:05 am

Jewish Immigration to Israel Drops 2% in 2012

Times of Israel/JTA – Jewish immigration to Israel registered a 2 percent drop last...

French Defense Minister: We Are Aiming for Total Reconquest in Mali January 21, 2013 2:06 am

French Defense Minister: We Are Aiming for Total Reconquest in Mali

BBC – France’s military aim in Mali is its “total reconquest”, French...

PLO Executive Committee Member Expects Hamas, Islamic Jihad to Join With PLO January 20, 2013 4:50 pm

PLO Executive Committee Member Expects Hamas, Islamic Jihad to Join With PLO

A member of the Executive Committee of the PLO, Dr. Ahmed Majdalani, told Al-Quds newspaper...

Bedouin Brothers Planning Terror Attacks Caught by Israeli Security Services January 20, 2013 4:28 pm

Bedouin Brothers Planning Terror Attacks Caught by Israeli Security Services

JPost – Security forces arrested two Beduin-Israeli brothers earlier this month on...

Netanyahu Warns of Triple Threat to Regional Stability January 20, 2013 1:17 pm

Netanyahu Warns of Triple Threat to Regional Stability

During remarks at the weekly cabinet meeting Sunday Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu...

India’s Chief of the Air Staff Arrives in Israel Ahead of High Level Meetings January 20, 2013 12:39 pm

India’s Chief of the Air Staff Arrives in Israel Ahead of High Level Meetings

Israel welcomed the Chief of the Air Staff and Chairman of the Chiefs of Staff Committee...

Netanyahu: Jerusalem Building is Not World’s Problem, Nuclear Iran Is January 20, 2013 1:15 am

Netanyahu: Jerusalem Building is Not World’s Problem, Nuclear Iran Is

Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu deflected criticism over recent Jerusalem construction...

Algerian Hostage Crisis Ends, 23 Hostages Killed, 32 Terrorists January 19, 2013 8:15 pm

Algerian Hostage Crisis Ends, 23 Hostages Killed, 32 Terrorists

AP – ALGIERS, Algeria – In a bloody finale, Algerian special forces stormed a...

Jewish Population Study Shows Major Growth in Brooklyn Neighborhoods January 19, 2013 8:05 pm

Jewish Population Study Shows Major Growth in Brooklyn Neighborhoods

JTA – NEW YORK - Two-thirds of Jewish population growth in the New York area has come...

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  • Sports Israeli Soccer Team Faces Prospect of International Ban

    Israeli Soccer Team Faces Prospect of International Ban

    The Israel National soccer team could be facing a World Cup ban, and other soccer sanctions, unless it alleviates travel restrictions and increases field access for Palestinian players and coaches. The head of the Palestinian Football Association is pushing for international soccer’s governing body, the Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA), to issue a ban on Israel competing internationally, claiming Israel’s restrictive travel for Palestinians is equivalent to a form of oppression. “It’s not only the athletes,” Jibril Rajoub explains. [...]

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  • Beliefs and concepts Book Reviews Jewish Author of ‘Eat to Live’ Dishes on Health Care, Nutrition, Disease Prevention

    Jewish Author of ‘Eat to Live’ Dishes on Health Care, Nutrition, Disease Prevention

    JNS.org – While the national debate on “Obamacare” rages on past the recent March 31 sign-up deadline, bestselling Jewish author Dr. Joel Fuhrman says the “current disease care model of what we call ‘health care’ cannot possibly be sustained.” “There is simply not enough money available to support a system in which the lion’s share of expenditures is devoted to acute care, with virtually nothing being spent on preventive medicine, i.e. health care,” Fuhrman says in an interview. “To make [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Jewish Identity ‘Tears of Color’ Art Exhibit Shows Struggles of Israelis With Eating Disorders

    ‘Tears of Color’ Art Exhibit Shows Struggles of Israelis With Eating Disorders

    JNS.org – “This is how I want to be—without fear. Independent. I want to be like a bird. I want to spread my wings.” So reads part of the description beneath one of the 30 paintings on display until the end of May at the ZOA House in Tel Aviv. The collection represents the first-ever art exhibit of its kind: an exhibit created entirely by Israelis in treatment for eating disorders. Dubbed “Tears of Color,” based on one of the [...]

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  • Beliefs and concepts Book Reviews Overprotective or Loving? Daughters Reflect on Jewish Mothers in New Anthology

    Overprotective or Loving? Daughters Reflect on Jewish Mothers in New Anthology

    JNS.org – Rachel Ament noticed that she and her friends often shared humorous anecdotes that were typically variations on a theme: overprotective, worrying Jewish moms who smothered them with love. That included Ament’s own mother. “My mom is probably every Jewish stereotype scrunched into one,” the Washington, DC, resident tells JNS.org. “At the root of all these stereotypical, worrying, overprotective moms, is love.” A social media writer for Capital One, as well as a freelance writer, Ament decided about three years [...]

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  • Book Reviews Commentary ‎Kosher Lust: Love is Not the Answer (REVIEW)

    ‎Kosher Lust: Love is Not the Answer (REVIEW)

    Kosher Lust, by Shmuley Boteach (Gefen Publishing House, 2014). You really do want to find something positive to say about Shmuley Boteach. He is a phenomenon; very bright, an articulate bundle of energy and self-promotion. Anyone who has the chutzpah to describe himself as “America’s Rabbi” deserves ten out of ten for effort. I believe that along with most Chabad alumni, official and unofficial, he does a lot of good and is a sort of national treasure. In this world [...]

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  • Jewish Identity Theater Hollywood’s Revisiting of Passover’s Exodus Story a Part of Throwback ‘Year of the Bible’

    Hollywood’s Revisiting of Passover’s Exodus Story a Part of Throwback ‘Year of the Bible’

    JNS.org – In a throwback to the golden age of cinema, Hollywood has declared 2014 the “Year of the Bible.” From Ridley Scott’s Exodus starring Christian Bale as Moses, to Russell Crowe playing Noah, Hollywood is gambling on new innovations in technology and star power to revisit some of the most popular stories ever told. “It’s definitely a throwback to the 1950s and early ’60s,” Dr. Stephen J. Whitfield, an American Studies professor at Brandeis University, told JNS.org. Starting with The [...]

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  • Arts and Culture US & Canada ‘Jewish Giant’ Headlines New York Jewish Museum Exhibit

    ‘Jewish Giant’ Headlines New York Jewish Museum Exhibit

    Eddie Carmel, dubbed “The Jewish Giant” by American photographer Diane Arbus, is the centerpiece of a new exhibit opening April 11 at The Jewish Museum in New York. Arbus met Carmel, who was billed “The World’s Tallest Man,” at Hubert’s Dime Museum and Flea Circus in 1959 but waited until 1970 to photograph him at his parents’ home in the Bronx, according to the museum. The son of immigrants from Tel Aviv, Carmel posed for Arbus with his head bowed to [...]

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  • Music US & Canada Disney Hit ‘Frozen’ Gets Passover Themed Makeover With ‘Chozen’ (VIDEO)

    Disney Hit ‘Frozen’ Gets Passover Themed Makeover With ‘Chozen’ (VIDEO)

    A Passover themed cover of hit songs Let It Go and Do You Want to Build a Snowman? from Disney’s Frozen has attracted tons of media buzz and a cool 65,ooo views on YouTube within days of going online. The work of Jewish a capella group Six13, the track is aptly named Chozen. We are celebrating “our freedom, our favorite festival, our fabulous fans, and aspiring Disney princesses everywhere” the group said. The Chozen music video tells the story of [...]

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