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Families of Slain Soldiers Push for Return of Bodies From Gaza Amid Turkey Reconciliation Talks June 25, 2016 10:06 pm

Families of Slain Soldiers Push for Return of Bodies From Gaza Amid Turkey Reconciliation Talks

As Israeli and Turkish negotiators were set to meet Sunday in Rome to reach an agreement on...

Israeli Army Completes New Cyber Defense Headquarters June 25, 2016 1:20 pm

Israeli Army Completes New Cyber Defense Headquarters

The IDF completed recently the construction of its “cyber headquarters”: The control...

UK Will Remain Friend of Israel After Brexit, British Envoy Says June 25, 2016 9:20 am

UK Will Remain Friend of Israel After Brexit, British Envoy Says

JNS.org – United Kingdom Ambassador to Israel David Quarrey said his country will remain...

Senior Iranian Official Says Brexit Vote Presents ‘Historical Opportunity’ for Tehran and Country Must Capitalize on EU’s Downfall June 24, 2016 7:19 pm

Senior Iranian Official Says Brexit Vote Presents ‘Historical Opportunity’ for Tehran and Country Must Capitalize on EU’s Downfall

The United Kingdom’s decision to leave the European Union presents a “historical opportunity”...

Jewish, Israeli Leaders React to Brexit Outcome, Prime Minister Cameron’s Resignation June 24, 2016 12:46 pm

Jewish, Israeli Leaders React to Brexit Outcome, Prime Minister Cameron’s Resignation

Jewish and Israeli leaders reacted on Friday to news that the United Kingdom has voted to...

British Prime Minister David Cameron to Resign After UK Votes to Leave EU June 24, 2016 9:34 am

British Prime Minister David Cameron to Resign After UK Votes to Leave EU

Prime Minister David Cameron is to step down by October after the UK voted to leave the European...

Donald Trump Praises UK Decision to Leave European Union June 24, 2016 9:33 am

Donald Trump Praises UK Decision to Leave European Union

Donald Trump said Friday the forces that persuaded the United Kingdom to leave the European...

Global Markets in Turmoil After Britain Votes to Leave European Union June 24, 2016 9:32 am

Global Markets in Turmoil After Britain Votes to Leave European Union

Britain voted to leave the European Union, forcing the resignation of Prime Minister David...

Report: Israeli Cabinet to Approve Normalizing Ties With Turkey June 24, 2016 9:30 am

Report: Israeli Cabinet to Approve Normalizing Ties With Turkey

JNS.org – Israel’s ministerial cabinet will reportedly meet to approve a normalization...

Two Israelis Injured in Vehicular Attack, Palestinian Terrorist Killed June 24, 2016 9:28 am

Two Israelis Injured in Vehicular Attack, Palestinian Terrorist Killed

JNS.org – Two Israelis were lightly injured in a vehicular terror attack outside of...

Elliott Abrams: Obama’s Hypocrisy Highlighted in Push to Undermine Israel’s Qualitative Military Edge (INTERVIEW) June 23, 2016 5:48 pm

Elliott Abrams: Obama’s Hypocrisy Highlighted in Push to Undermine Israel’s Qualitative Military Edge (INTERVIEW)

Despite claims by Barack Obama that his support for Israel has been greater than that of all...

Most Israelis Unhappy With Government’s Handling of Palestinian Terror Wave, Poll Finds June 23, 2016 5:15 pm

Most Israelis Unhappy With Government’s Handling of Palestinian Terror Wave, Poll Finds

A majority of Israelis are unhappy with the government’s handling of the ongoing wave...

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  • Blogs Sports Two Decades Before Cleveland’s First NBA Title, LeBron James Walked Onto a JCC Court

    Two Decades Before Cleveland’s First NBA Title, LeBron James Walked Onto a JCC Court

    JNS.org – The seed for the city of Cleveland’s first professional championship in a major sport in 52 years may have been planted at the Shaw Jewish Community Center on White Pond Drive in Akron, Ohio, nearly 20 years ago. That’s when a tall, lanky kid from Akron named LeBron James walked onto the hardwood court and changed the game of basketball forever. Coach Keith Dambrot, now the head basketball coach at the University of Akron, conducted those sessions that attracted […]

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  • Arts and Culture Blogs North American Studios Look to Israel for Next Animation Hit

    North American Studios Look to Israel for Next Animation Hit

    JNS.org – In 2008, Yoram Honig was a producer and director living in Jerusalem, fresh off his first international hit, when the Jerusalem Development Authority (JDA) came to him with a challenge: build a film industry from scratch in Israel’s capital. “When we started here, was nothing in Jerusalem,” he said during an interview in his office in the Talbiya neighborhood. Now, the Jerusalem Film and Television Fund, which Honig heads as an arm of the JDA, pumps 9 million shekels […]

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  • Blogs Sports Olympic Gold Medalist Gabby Douglas to Wear Leotard With Hebrew Letters in National Competition

    Olympic Gold Medalist Gabby Douglas to Wear Leotard With Hebrew Letters in National Competition

    Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas will wear a leotard bearing Hebrew lettering when she competes at the P&G Gymnastics Championships over the weekend. Douglas’ Swarovski-outlined outfit will feature the Hebrew word “Elohim,” meaning God, on its left sleeve. The Hebrew detailing honors the athlete’s “rich heritage of faith,” according to apparel manufacturer GK Elite, which produced the leotard and released a preview of it on Wednesday. The company said Douglas’ sister, Joyelle “Joy” Douglas, created the Hebrew design. The outcome of the P&G Championships will help […]

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  • Europe Sports British World Heavyweight Champion Should Be Banned From Boxing for Sounding Like Hitler, Says Ukrainian Competitor

    British World Heavyweight Champion Should Be Banned From Boxing for Sounding Like Hitler, Says Ukrainian Competitor

    Britain’s world heavyweight champion, Taylor Fury, should be banned from boxing for making Nazi-like comments, a former world champion from the Ukraine said on Thursday, ahead of their upcoming match. “I was in shock at his statements about women, the gay community, and when he got to the Jewish people, he sounded like Hitler,” Wladimir Klitschko told British media, according to Reuters. “We cannot have a champion like that. Either he needs to be shut up or shut down in the ring, or […]

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  • Arts and Culture Rabbi Shows Cooking Skills and Humor on Chopped

    Rabbi Shows Cooking Skills and Humor on Chopped

    Rabbi Hanoch Hecht just made television history; but, unfortunately, he couldn’t have his rugelach and eat it too. Hecht became the first rabbi to compete on the hit show “Chopped,” where contestants are forced to use four random ingredients in their recipes, and have 20-30 minutes to create an appetizer, a main course and a dessert. A contestant is eliminated after each round. Hecht, 32, said that while the dishes and utensils were new, the kitchen was not kosher, so he couldn’t taste […]

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  • Blogs Music Orthodox Entertainer Stars in Pepsi Max Commercial as New Face of Company’s Israel Campaign (VIDEO)

    Orthodox Entertainer Stars in Pepsi Max Commercial as New Face of Company’s Israel Campaign (VIDEO)

    Orthodox singer and entertainer Lipa Schmeltzer is starring in a new Pepsi Max commercial for the company’s campaign in Israel. The commercial begins with a bunch of Jewish men eating at a restaurant, when Schmeltzer walks in and tries to decide what to order. An employee at the obviously Israeli eatery offers him a variety of foods, but the entertainer in the end decides on a bottle of Pepsi. Everyone in the restaurant then joins him, drinking Pepsi Max and dancing to […]

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  • Arts and Culture Book Reviews Jewish Author’s ‘Messy’ Draft Transforms Into Rock Star Novel on Amazon

    Jewish Author’s ‘Messy’ Draft Transforms Into Rock Star Novel on Amazon

    JNS.org – “Writing is a messy process,” says author Elizabeth Poliner. “People who don’t write fiction would be surprised to see what early drafts could look like.” But readers wouldn’t know “what a mess it was for the longest time,” as the Jewish author puts it, when reading Poliner’s critically acclaimed latest book, As Close to Us as Breathing. The volume garnered Amazon’s “Best Book” designation in March 2016 as well as rave reviews from the New York Times,W Magazine, NPR, […]

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  • Arts and Culture Blogs Sundance Tour Features Short Film About Elderly Jewish Woman’s Decision to Eat Bacon for First Time

    Sundance Tour Features Short Film About Elderly Jewish Woman’s Decision to Eat Bacon for First Time

    The Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour, which started on Friday in New York City, features a mini-documentary about an elderly Jewish woman whose journey away from Orthodoxy leads her to taste forbidden food for the first time in her life. In Canadian director Sol Friedman’s Bacon & God’s Wrath, Razie Brownstone talks about ending her lifelong observance of keeping kosher as her 90th birthday approaches. The recently declared atheist said the discovery of the search engine Google spurred a lapse in her Jewish faith and made her decide to […]

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