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US Navy to Accompany US-Flagged Ships Through Straits of Hormuz April 30, 2015 3:31 pm

US Navy to Accompany US-Flagged Ships Through Straits of Hormuz

The U.S. Navy will start accompanying U.S.-flagged vessels through the Straits of Hormuz over...

Report: US Urging France to Delay UN Resolution Over Peace Process April 30, 2015 12:17 pm

Report: US Urging France to Delay UN Resolution Over Peace Process

The Obama administration has been urging France and other countries from pursuing measures...

Israel’s Gaza-Border Residents Warn That Hamas is Preparing for Next War April 30, 2015 11:08 am

Israel’s Gaza-Border Residents Warn That Hamas is Preparing for Next War

JNS.org – Residents of Israel’s Gaza-border communities were not surprised by the...

UN Probes Bookstore Over Claims of Books Targeting Jews and Israel April 30, 2015 11:06 am

UN Probes Bookstore Over Claims of Books Targeting Jews and Israel

The U.N. announced on Thursday that it would examine the selection at a bookstore operating...

Kulanu and United Torah Judaism Join Netanyahu’s Governing Coalition April 30, 2015 11:04 am

Kulanu and United Torah Judaism Join Netanyahu’s Governing Coalition

JNS.org – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the leader of the Likud party,...

Israeli Restaurant in London Tops GQ Food and Drink List April 30, 2015 11:00 am

Israeli Restaurant in London Tops GQ Food and Drink List

JNS.org – London-based and Israeli-owned restaurant The Palomar — known for its...

Iran’s Zarif: Congress Can’t Stop Lifting of Sanctions if Nuclear Deal Signed April 30, 2015 10:55 am

Iran’s Zarif: Congress Can’t Stop Lifting of Sanctions if Nuclear Deal Signed

Bloomberg View – If Iran strikes a deal with the West, all sanctions will be lifted...

Belarus President Slams Jewish Governor for Not Keeping Jews ‘Under Control’ as Ordered April 30, 2015 10:54 am

Belarus President Slams Jewish Governor for Not Keeping Jews ‘Under Control’ as Ordered

JNS.org – In an address to the nation, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko on...

Father, IDF Colleagues of Missing Israeli Hiker Fly to Nepal to Help With Search April 30, 2015 10:51 am

Father, IDF Colleagues of Missing Israeli Hiker Fly to Nepal to Help With Search

Ynet – The father of missing Israeli trekker Or Asraf flew out to Nepal on Thursday...

Argentina Passes Law to Compensate Victims of 1994 Jewish Center Bombing April 30, 2015 10:48 am

Argentina Passes Law to Compensate Victims of 1994 Jewish Center Bombing

JNS.org- Argentina’s legislature has approved a bill to compensate the victims of the...

Kerry: Netanyahu’s Iran ‘Mythology’ Not Going to Happen April 29, 2015 2:44 pm

Kerry: Netanyahu’s Iran ‘Mythology’ Not Going to Happen

Attempts by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to secure a more stringent nuclear...

Palestinian Authority TV Presents Antisemitic ‘Protocols’ Fabrication as True April 29, 2015 1:30 pm

Palestinian Authority TV Presents Antisemitic ‘Protocols’ Fabrication as True

JNS.org - A Fatah party representative speaking on Palestinian Authority TV quoted from...

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  • Relationships US & Canada Time Out Features Single Lady Who Likes ‘Big Schlubby Jewish Comedians’

    Time Out Features Single Lady Who Likes ‘Big Schlubby Jewish Comedians’

    A profile published Wednesday in Time Out New York highlighted a 25-year-old Brooklyn woman who claimed she is attracted to chubby Jewish comedians, Maxim Deputy Editor Jason Feifer pointed out via Twitter. Talking about a date she went on, Steph, a sunglasses designer living in Borough Park, told the magazine, ”He was very attractive, just not my type. I like big schlubby Jewish comedians and he was clean-cut.” Feifer posted a picture of the magazine page and commented that Steph’s preferences amounted [...]

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  • Blogs Sports Gold on the Galilee: Israeli Kayaker Comes of Age, Eyes Olympics (VIDEO)

    Gold on the Galilee: Israeli Kayaker Comes of Age, Eyes Olympics (VIDEO)

    JNS.org – Three years ago, kayaking coach Roei Lev found aspiring Olympian Ilya Podpolnyy crying on the steps of the Jordan Valley Sprint Kayak Club overlooking the Kinneret (Sea of Galilee). Podpolnyy, then 17 years old, had just been disqualified from the Israeli kayaking championship. He couldn’t survive the heats. He didn’t make the start line. He was devastated—and he had no one with whom to share his hopes, his dreams, and his disappointment. His divorced parents still live in [...]

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  • Arts and Culture US & Canada Lena Dunham Responds to Charges of Antisemitism: It was Just a Jew Joke

    Lena Dunham Responds to Charges of Antisemitism: It was Just a Jew Joke

    “Girls” creator Lena Dunham responded on Tuesday to charges of antisemitism over an article she had penned for the New Yorker, saying it was all in good humor. Speaking to Variety, Dunham reflected on her “tight-knit Jewish family, where Jew jokes were part of the essential fiber of our communication.” The article Dunham referred to was called “Dog or Jewish Boyfriend? A Quiz,” with options such as “He doesn’t Tip” and “He’s Crazy for Cream Cheese.” Among Dunham’s critics, Anti-Defamation [...]

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  • Sports US & Canada Former NBA Star Tweets Article About Jewish Conspiracy to Control Global Media

    Former NBA Star Tweets Article About Jewish Conspiracy to Control Global Media

    Retired NBA player Keyon Dooling tweeted a link on Wednesday to a wildly antisemitic article that accuses Jews of seizing control of the world’s media and using it to promote their own interests. The article, published by an obscure blog in April 2013, highlights six companies it claims are owned by Jews — such as Time Warner, Inc. and the Walt Disney Company – that allegedly “control 96 percent of the world’s media.”  The post includes allegations of “Jewish control” and says [...]

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  • Sports US & Canada Rosh Hashanah Won’t Keep the Giants’ Geoff Schwartz From Season Opener

    Rosh Hashanah Won’t Keep the Giants’ Geoff Schwartz From Season Opener

    New York Giants offensive guard Geoff Schwartz responded to an outcry from Jewish fans on Tuesday, saying he will go ahead and play in the season opener despite the fact that it falls on the first night of Rosh Hashanah. “Keep getting tweets about that being the first night of Rosh Hashanah… Don’t know what I’m supposed to tell you. It’s a tough break,” the Jewish athlete wrote, referring to the Giants’ on-the-road game against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, Sept. [...]

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  • Jewish Identity Sports Jewish Coach David Blatt Has NBA’s Cavaliers Surging at Playoff Time

    Jewish Coach David Blatt Has NBA’s Cavaliers Surging at Playoff Time

    JNS.org – When David Blatt was hired as head coach of the National Basketball Association’s Cleveland Cavaliers last June, he was not often recognized when he walked the streets of downtown Cleveland. What a difference a year makes. Now, Blatt can go few places without being recognized. For good reason. The Jewish coach has the Cavaliers in the mix to win the city of Cleveland’s first championship in a major sport since the Browns won the National Football League title in [...]

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  • Europe Sports Croatian Soccer Star’s Hebrew Tattoo Causes a Stir Online

    Croatian Soccer Star’s Hebrew Tattoo Causes a Stir Online

    A Hebrew tattoo sported by Croatian soccer star Mario Mandzukic became an internet sensation in Israel after it was exposed on Tuesday during a Champions League match between Ateltico Madrid and Real Madrid A first glance, the tattoo, on the athlete’s back, might leave one with the impression that it was an unfortunate artistic mistake, since the Hebrew letters do not make sense as they are written. However, a closer look at the tattoo shows that it was actually written [...]

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  • Blogs Theater Why an Algemeiner Editor Wrote a Play About a Mass Shooter

    Why an Algemeiner Editor Wrote a Play About a Mass Shooter

    For the past two years, I have served as Opinion Editor at The Algemeiner. I’m perhaps most proud of the paper’s commitment to publishing diverse and opposing viewpoints on the controversial issues of the day. We pride ourselves on voicing different opinions because we know that most issues are not black and white, and because our community is better served by a public debate. In my life outside of the paper, I am a professional actor and playwright. And similarly, [...]

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