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Gaza’s Millionaires and Billionaires — How Hamas’s Leaders Got Rich Quick July 28, 2014 1:54 am

Gaza’s Millionaires and Billionaires — How Hamas’s Leaders Got Rich Quick

One of the mysteries of the current war in Gaza can be seen in the photos coming out of the...

Exposed IDF Guidebook Instructs Soldiers to Behave Ethically Toward Civilians, Avoid Acts of Revenge July 28, 2014 12:03 am

Exposed IDF Guidebook Instructs Soldiers to Behave Ethically Toward Civilians, Avoid Acts of Revenge

IDF commanders and soldiers received operation-specific instructions on respecting the dignity...

Wiesenthal Center Calls on Al Jazeera to Cover Qatari Sheikh Who Preached ‘Allah, Kill All the Jews, Freeze the Blood in Their Veins’ July 27, 2014 9:45 pm

Wiesenthal Center Calls on Al Jazeera to Cover Qatari Sheikh Who Preached ‘Allah, Kill All the Jews, Freeze the Blood in Their Veins’

Jewish human rights group The Simon Wiesenthal Center on Sunday challenged Doha-based Al...

IDF Commander: Hamas Using UNRWA Gear to Build Tunnels July 27, 2014 9:33 pm

IDF Commander: Hamas Using UNRWA Gear to Build Tunnels

The head of the IDF’s secretive Maglan commando unit said Hamas in Gaza is using UNRWA...

Latest Al Jazeera Data Shows Gaza Casualties Still Mostly Combat-Aged Males July 27, 2014 8:57 pm

Latest Al Jazeera Data Shows Gaza Casualties Still Mostly Combat-Aged Males

Data released by Qatar-based Al Jazeera continues to show that most of the dead in Gaza have...

In Phone Call With Netanyahu, Obama Demands Immediate, Unconditional Ceasefire July 27, 2014 7:40 pm

In Phone Call With Netanyahu, Obama Demands Immediate, Unconditional Ceasefire

Ynet – US President Barack Obama spoke to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on the phone...

Israel Says Deaths in UNRWA School Were Not Caused by IDF Fire July 27, 2014 2:25 pm

Israel Says Deaths in UNRWA School Were Not Caused by IDF Fire

In a statement released Sunday evening, the Israeli army denied that it was responsible for...

Support for Hamas Waning; Gazan Journalist Says Most Gazans Hate Hamas July 27, 2014 2:07 pm

Support for Hamas Waning; Gazan Journalist Says Most Gazans Hate Hamas

All indicators seem to point to waning support for Hamas in the Gaza Strip. According to Orly...

Mother of Fallen IDF Soldier Urges Netanyahu to ‘Destroy Terrorist Infrastructure’ July 27, 2014 1:37 pm

Mother of Fallen IDF Soldier Urges Netanyahu to ‘Destroy Terrorist Infrastructure’

In an emotional Facebook post addressed to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu,...

Turkish Flotilla Group Vows New Gaza Cruise, This Time With Military Escort July 27, 2014 1:13 pm

Turkish Flotilla Group Vows New Gaza Cruise, This Time With Military Escort

The anti-Israel, terror-tied Turkish NGO IHH claimed it will send a second “humanitarian...

After Hamas Violates Temporary Ceasefire, Israel Resumes Operation Protective Edge July 27, 2014 11:50 am

After Hamas Violates Temporary Ceasefire, Israel Resumes Operation Protective Edge

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon on Sunday...

Opinion: President Obama’s Moral Ambiguity on Hamas July 27, 2014 11:44 am

Opinion: President Obama’s Moral Ambiguity on Hamas

Elie Wiesel is one of my greatest heroes and I’ve been lucky to have a warm friendship with...

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  • Education Why We Should Invest in Jewish Children

    Why We Should Invest in Jewish Children

    JNS.org – My wife Suzy and I will never forget our wedding day. It was not just the uplifting ceremony and beautiful party that left an indelible mark. Some life-altering advice that we received from one of our guests informed and shaped our lives from that day forward. My high school teacher, Rabbi Moshe Yagid, pulled us aside just before the chuppah and challenged us to choose one mitzvah that would be the foundation of our marriage and our lives. He explained [...]

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  • Jewish Identity Sports LeBron James’ New Coach Shaped by Summer on Kibbutz and Jewish ‘Life Lessons’

    LeBron James’ New Coach Shaped by Summer on Kibbutz and Jewish ‘Life Lessons’

    JNS.org – Influenced by his Jewish upbringing and a summer on a kibbutz, basketball coach David Blatt is embarking on his highest-profile challenge yet: coaching LeBron James, the four-time National Basketball Association (NBA) Most Valuable Player who has made waves for returning to his hometown Cleveland Cavaliers. After guiding Israel’s storied Maccabi Tel Aviv basketball franchise to its 51st Israeli league championship and 6th Euroleague title this past season, Blatt landed the Cavaliers head-coaching job in June. Just weeks later, [...]

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  • Food Jewish Identity Young Syrian Jewish Restauranteur Continues a Family Legacy

    Young Syrian Jewish Restauranteur Continues a Family Legacy

    JNS.org – At the turn of the century, a young Jewish immigrant arrived in New York. So begins the history of many American Jewish families. It is 27-year-old Albert Allaham’s story, too, with a few unusual twists. Albert’s “century” is the 21st—he arrived almost 100 years after the massive waves of European Jewish immigration. Rather than coming from a small town along the Danube river, his shtetl was Damascus. His first American business was not a pushcart on the Lower East [...]

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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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