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Activist Exposes ‘Insane Hypocrisy’ of Qatari-Owned Outlet’s Popularity Among Western Liberals (INTERVIEW) August 21, 2016 11:49 am

Activist Exposes ‘Insane Hypocrisy’ of Qatari-Owned Outlet’s Popularity Among Western Liberals (INTERVIEW)

Many young Americans who get their news from the AJ+ online media channel are unaware of its...

Rocket Fired From Gaza Strikes Southern Israel, No Casualties Reported August 21, 2016 10:59 am

Rocket Fired From Gaza Strikes Southern Israel, No Casualties Reported

Palestinian terrorists in the Gaza Strip launched a rocket into Israel on Sunday afternoon,...

Report: Iran Has Formed ‘Liberation Army’ for Deployment in Arab Countries August 21, 2016 10:45 am

Report: Iran Has Formed ‘Liberation Army’ for Deployment in Arab Countries

Iran has reportedly formed what it calls the “Liberation Army” whose units will...

Terror Group Hamas Set for Major Gains in West Bank Municipal Elections August 21, 2016 10:35 am

Terror Group Hamas Set for Major Gains in West Bank Municipal Elections

While Israel’s leadership is busy exhausting itself arguing over Hamas’s tunnel...

Iran Releases Images of New, Advanced Missile Defense System August 21, 2016 10:21 am

Iran Releases Images of New, Advanced Missile Defense System

Iran released images of its first domestically built long-range missile defence system on...

Islamic State Kills 51 at Wedding Party in Turkey August 20, 2016 9:19 pm

Islamic State Kills 51 at Wedding Party in Turkey

JNS.org – At least 51 people were killed and 69 wounded when a teenage suicide bomber...

Leader Says Dutch Jewish Community Can No Longer Sustain Itself August 20, 2016 1:49 pm

Leader Says Dutch Jewish Community Can No Longer Sustain Itself

The effects of the Holocaust in the Netherlands and Jewish emigration have made Dutch Jewry’s...

Hamas Co-Founder Apologizes to Palestinians for Involvement With Terror Group August 20, 2016 9:52 am

Hamas Co-Founder Apologizes to Palestinians for Involvement With Terror Group

JNS.org – One of the founders of Hamas’s military wing, Muhammad Nazami Nasser, issued...

On 25th Anniversary of Crown Heights Riots, Community Leaders Seek to Set the Record Straight August 19, 2016 5:35 pm

On 25th Anniversary of Crown Heights Riots, Community Leaders Seek to Set the Record Straight

It is vital that the truth about the 1991 Crown Heights riots be told, a community leader...

Rabbi Stabbed in Northeastern French City by Knife-Wielding Man Shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’ August 19, 2016 10:36 am

Rabbi Stabbed in Northeastern French City by Knife-Wielding Man Shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’

A rabbi was stabbed on Friday in the northeastern French city of Strasbourg by a knife-wielding...

Donald Trump Delivers Conciliatory Speech, Apologizes for Failing to ‘Choose Right Words’ August 19, 2016 9:45 am

Donald Trump Delivers Conciliatory Speech, Apologizes for Failing to ‘Choose Right Words’

Three and a half months after sealing the Republican nomination, Donald Trump pivoted to contest...

Two Palestinian Security Officers Killed During Attempt to Arrest Armed Men August 19, 2016 9:39 am

Two Palestinian Security Officers Killed During Attempt to Arrest Armed Men

Two members of Palestinian security services were killed overnight Thursday while attempting...

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  • Arts and Culture Writer of Popular Kids Series to Premiere Autobiographical Solo Show ‘Not That Jewish’

    Writer of Popular Kids Series to Premiere Autobiographical Solo Show ‘Not That Jewish’

    The writer of a popular children’s television series will premiere an off-Broadway solo show called “Not That Jewish,” according to The Hollywood Reporter. Written and performed by Monica Piper — the Emmy Award-winning showrunner of Nickelodeon’s “Rugrats” — the show is described as “the autobiographical telling of a Jew…’ish’ girl’s life.” “Not That Jewish” explores Piper’s Bronx upbringing in a show-business family, her comedy-club debut and her “almost” night with former Yankees legend Mickey Mantle. “Audiences can expect to leave laughed-out, a little teary-eyed and […]

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  • Sports Scottish Soccer Team Will Fly to Israel on Private Jet Used by Madonna

    Scottish Soccer Team Will Fly to Israel on Private Jet Used by Madonna

    Scotland’s Celtic soccer club will fly to Israel with the same private jet Madonna used while on tour, The Scotsman reported on Monday. According to the report, the team is heading for the Jewish state to compete against Israel’s Hapoel Be’er Sheva on Tuesday night, and will be transported in the customized, luxurious Boeing 757-200 that the pop icon used in New Zealand for her six-month Rebel Heart tour, which wrapped up in March. The plane is on loan from Greece-based GainJet Aviation and can accommodate 62 passengers. The […]

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  • Arts and Culture Revealed: Actor Jonah Hill Officiated at Wedding of Fellow Jewish Star, Singer Adam Levine

    Revealed: Actor Jonah Hill Officiated at Wedding of Fellow Jewish Star, Singer Adam Levine

    Jewish actor Jonah Hill revealed on Wednesday morning that he had officiated the wedding of good friend and Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine. The “War Dogs” actor, 32, was a guest on Sirius XM’s The Howard Stern Show when the conversation turned to Levine’s July 2014 wedding to Victoria’s Secret model Behati Prinsloo. Hill said that after he was asked to officiate the nuptials, he started getting worried about the type of speech he was going to deliver. “I’m writing all these things, and then I […]

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  • Arts and Culture Music Jewish Indie Rocker Dedicates New ‘Refugee’ Track to Grandfather Who Fled Nazi Persecution

    Jewish Indie Rocker Dedicates New ‘Refugee’ Track to Grandfather Who Fled Nazi Persecution

    Jewish indie singer Ezra Furman released a song on Wednesday that he said was dedicated to his grandfather, who escaped Nazi persecution. Furman told the website Consequence of Sound that the new track, called “The Refugee,” is his “first song entirely concerned with my Jewish background and present, a song dedicated to my grandfather who fled the Nazis, as well as to all of the refugees desperate for a home today.” He added, “May all the wanderers find the homes they seek, and […]

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  • Arts and Culture Uncanny Toy Replica of Israeli ‘Wonder Woman’ Gal Gadot Auctioning on eBay for Over $1,600

    Uncanny Toy Replica of Israeli ‘Wonder Woman’ Gal Gadot Auctioning on eBay for Over $1,600

    An artist is auctioning on eBay a Wonder Woman doll he purchased and repainted to create an uncanny replica of Israeli actress Gal Gadot, who will play the superhero in an upcoming 2017 spin-off film. Noel Cruz purchased a 19-inch action figure of the Batman v Superman star and replaced its plastic hair with a new wig, and added a material belt and Princess Diana’s lasso, according to the blog Io9, which first reported on Cruz’s work. He then painted the doll to make it look like the […]

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  • Arts and Culture British Jewish Star Daniel Radcliffe Hopes New Movie About Neo-Nazis Will Spark Dialogue to Defeat Antisemitic Rhetoric

    British Jewish Star Daniel Radcliffe Hopes New Movie About Neo-Nazis Will Spark Dialogue to Defeat Antisemitic Rhetoric

    Racist and antisemitic rhetoric supported by white supremacists can be defeated by opening channels for meaningful dialogue, British-Jewish actor Daniel Radcliffe said, ahead of the release of his new film, in which he plays an undercover FBI agent infiltrating a neo-Nazi group. “[White supremacist ideologies] have more power the less we talk about them. So hopefully this does start a kind of conversation, which would be a tiny part of a much larger conversation that needs to happen,” the actor, 27, told The […]

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  • Sports Olympic Gold Medalist Gabby Douglas Reveals She Can Read, Speak Hebrew

    Olympic Gold Medalist Gabby Douglas Reveals She Can Read, Speak Hebrew

    Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas knows how to read and speak “a little” Hebrew, she revealed in the Aug. 15 issue of Us Weekly. The 20-year-old gymnast, who told the magazine that her favorite book is the Bible, was featured in a spread about the USA gymnastics team — which was awarded the gold medal in the women’s all-around finals at the Olympics in Rio on Aug. 9. In her 2012 memoir, In Grace, Gold, and Glory: My Leap of Faith, Douglas wrote that her […]

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  • Features Ben-Gurion University Institute Tackles Water Shortages, Hygiene in Developing Countries

    Ben-Gurion University Institute Tackles Water Shortages, Hygiene in Developing Countries

    JNS.org – Israeli water experts believe that by 2050, almost half of the world’s population will live in countries with a chronic water shortage. What’s causing the shortfall is population growth, which leads to a greater demand for food, increased pollution and climate instability, according to Prof. Noam Weisbrod, director of the Zuckerberg Institute for Water Research (ZIWR) in the Jacob Blaustein Institute for Desert Research at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. In Israel’s Negev Desert, which has long been plagued […]

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