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Peres Appeals for Peace at World Economic Forum, Expected to Tout Pre-67 Borders May 26, 2013 10:54 am

Peres Appeals for Peace at World Economic Forum, Expected to Tout Pre-67 Borders

Israeli President Shimon Peres said Sunday Israelis and the Palestinian Authority could “overcome...

Robed Attacker Stabs French Soldier in the Neck May 25, 2013 10:07 pm

Robed Attacker Stabs French Soldier in the Neck

Washington Post – PARIS — A uniformed French soldier on an antiterrorism patrol in...

Russian Official: S300 Anti-Aircraft Missile Sale to Syria Canceled May 25, 2013 10:00 pm

Russian Official: S300 Anti-Aircraft Missile Sale to Syria Canceled

Times of Israel – Despite official statements to the contrary, Russia will not transfer...

Turkey Moves to Restrict Alcohol Sales, Ban Advertisement May 25, 2013 11:00 am

Turkey Moves to Restrict Alcohol Sales, Ban Advertisement

WSJ – ISTANBUL—Turkey moved Friday to restrict alcohol sales and ban advertisements,...

Law Enforcement Officials Now Unsure Why Triple Jewish Homicide Suspect was Shot May 24, 2013 11:00 pm

Law Enforcement Officials Now Unsure Why Triple Jewish Homicide Suspect was Shot

Forward – Law enforcement officials are now unsure of what spurred the killing of Ibragim...

Palestinian Authority Media Disavows ‘Truces,’ ‘Compromise’ (VIDEO) May 24, 2013 2:43 pm

Palestinian Authority Media Disavows ‘Truces,’ ‘Compromise’ (VIDEO)

While the U.S. continues its attempts to restart Israel-Palestinian peace talks and Israel...

London Police Source Cites Tactic ‘Employed by Palestinians in Israel’ in Explaining Woolich Killing Response May 24, 2013 1:16 pm

London Police Source Cites Tactic ‘Employed by Palestinians in Israel’ in Explaining Woolich Killing Response

Commanders at Britain’s Scotland Yard defended their slow response time to the terror...

Report: Israeli Firefighters Attacked by Arab Mob While Attempting to Douse Jerusalem Blaze May 24, 2013 12:49 pm

Report: Israeli Firefighters Attacked by Arab Mob While Attempting to Douse Jerusalem Blaze

An Israeli firefighter was injured in an Arab riot in Jerusalem Thursday morning, as he sought...

Hungarian Government Develops Program to Counter Country’s Rising Anti-Semitism May 24, 2013 11:28 am

Hungarian Government Develops Program to Counter Country’s Rising Anti-Semitism

The Hungarian government has prepared a comprehensive program which it hopes can begin to...

Peres, Hague Reinforce Ties Between Israel, UK Despite Tensions May 24, 2013 9:02 am

Peres, Hague Reinforce Ties Between Israel, UK Despite Tensions

Israeli President Shimon Peres touted ties between his country and the United Kingdom during...

Kerry: Settlements Shouldn’t Stand in Way of Peace Negotiations May 24, 2013 9:01 am

Kerry: Settlements Shouldn’t Stand in Way of Peace Negotiations

Ynet – US Secretary of State John Kerry urged Israel’s government on Friday to...

In Unanimous Vote, Senate Urges Obama to Enforce Iran Sanctions, Support Israeli Self-Defense May 23, 2013 6:30 pm

In Unanimous Vote, Senate Urges Obama to Enforce Iran Sanctions, Support Israeli Self-Defense

The U.S. Senate on Wednesday unanimously voted in favor of a measure supporting the “full...

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  • Book Reviews Jewish Identity A Holistic Look at the Rebbe’s Life and Career (REVIEW)

    A Holistic Look at the Rebbe’s Life and Career (REVIEW)

    Did you know that in the entire Bible, only one birthday is mentioned and it is that of Pharaoh? And did you know that according to some scientists, by accepting Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity, it is impossible to prove or disprove that the sun is the gravitational center of our solar system? In his new book, REBBE, best-selling author Joseph Telushkin reveals many surprising and sometimes shocking details as he chronicles the life and teachings of the charismatic Rabbi [...]

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  • Food Mitzvos New Jerusalem Eatery’s Uniform Pricing Seeks to ‘Help People Make It’

    New Jerusalem Eatery’s Uniform Pricing Seeks to ‘Help People Make It’

    JNS.org – Omelet sandwich: 5 shekels. Iced coffee: 5 shekels. Tuna sandwich: 5 shekels. Fresh-squeezed orange juice: 5 shekels. Cheese bureka: 5 shekels. There’s plenty more on the Cofizz menu, but you get the idea. Dani Mizrahi and Amir Amshalm, two Israeli men in their early 30s, asked themselves: Why not launch a take-out food joint in busy neighborhoods around Jerusalem where everything—and that means everything—goes for five shekels, or about $1.50. They’d seen the concept take off in Tel Aviv, where [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Israel New Primetime Drama ‘Tyrant’ Filmed Entirely in Israel (VIDEO)

    New Primetime Drama ‘Tyrant’ Filmed Entirely in Israel (VIDEO)

    The new FX Network drama Tyrant was shot entirely in Israel, just 10 miles north of Tel Aviv, Bloomberg News reported last Tuesday. Tyrant follows the life of an Arab dictator’s second son Barry, played by Adam Rayner, who reluctantly returns home to the Middle Eastern nation of his birth to join the family business away from his suburban life in America. The elaborate set production for the primetime drama included a crew of 300 and a reported cost of over $3 million [...]

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  • Arts and Culture US & Canada Supermodel: Jewish Mothers Are Constantly Trying to Set Me Up With Their Sons

    Supermodel: Jewish Mothers Are Constantly Trying to Set Me Up With Their Sons

    Skokie, Il-born 25-year-old Erin Heatherton (Erin Heather Bubley) is rocking the modeling world. And in a new interview accompanying a cover spread for Miami’s Ocean Drive magazine, she says Jewish moms are “constantly trying to set her up with their sons.” Imagine that – who would have thought? “The moms, they’re doing what they do. It doesn’t matter what country they live in, what city – grandmothers, too,” she admitted. “But I’m probably going to do that too one day.” Heatherton was [...]

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  • Education Israel First Ever: Turkish Academics to Visit Israel Holocaust Museum for Seminar

    First Ever: Turkish Academics to Visit Israel Holocaust Museum for Seminar

    Some 15 Turkish university professors and lecturers will take part in a first of its kind seminar at Holocaust museum Yad Vashem’s International School for Holocaust Studies starting next week. The trip is especially significant as Holocaust denial is rampant in the Arab world. A Palestinian professor was recently forced to resign after he led a trip to the Nazi extermination camp Auschwitz. Participants in the week-long program at Yad Vashem will experience in-depth tours of the museum’s archives and [...]

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  • Israel Music Guns N’ Roses Guitarist Rocks Solo Acoustic Version of Israeli National Anthem – Hatikva (VIDEO)

    Guns N’ Roses Guitarist Rocks Solo Acoustic Version of Israeli National Anthem – Hatikva (VIDEO)

    Ok, fans, question time. What do: Guns ‘n’ Roses shred-meister guitarist, Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (aka Ronald Jay Blumenthal), “Hard Rock Hotel”, “Las Vegas” and Israel’s ”Hatikva” (The Hope) national anthem… all have in common? I know, you’re probably thinking, “Hmm, ‘One of these things is not like the other,’ would fit in here,” right? Um, no, turns out. Caught backstage by blogger Darren Garnick at the swanky Vegas gig in early June, Thal, acoustic guitar in hand, fretted out a sweetly melodic [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Blogs David Letterman’s Sidekick on His ‘Dream Job,’ Jewish Upbringing

    David Letterman’s Sidekick on His ‘Dream Job,’ Jewish Upbringing

    JNS.org – A Jewish upbringing taught Paul Shaffer, David Letterman’s musical director and sidekick for 32 years, the value of giving back. After the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, Shaffer served as musical director for “The Concert for New York City,” and in 2012 he accompanied Adam Sandler in “12-12-12: The Concert for Sandy Relief,” a fundraiser for people affected by Hurricane Sandy. He was also the national spokesperson for Epilepsy Canada. “My mother taught by example,” Shaffer said in an [...]

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  • Jewish Identity Sports Coach David Blatt’s NBA Hiring Hailed as ‘Incredible’ for Jewish Community

    Coach David Blatt’s NBA Hiring Hailed as ‘Incredible’ for Jewish Community

    JNS.org – The National Basketball Association’s (NBA) Cleveland Cavaliers looked near and far during a five-week stretch for a head coach, and they finally found their man—in Israel. David Blatt, who coached Maccabi Tel Aviv to the Euroleague and Israeli league basketball championships this year, struck a deal to become the 20th coach in the history of the Cavaliers. The selection was immediately celebrated by basketball players Tamir Goodman and Mark Sack, both from the Cleveland area, and one of [...]

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