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Report: Hezbollah Wooing Hamas to Lebanon for Meetings With Iranian Officials January 28, 2016 12:44 pm

Report: Hezbollah Wooing Hamas to Lebanon for Meetings With Iranian Officials

Hezbollah’s deputy secretary general has invited a Hamas leader to Beirut to meet with Iranian...

Tel Aviv Terrorist Nashat Milhem Vows to Die, Kill for Allah in Cellphone Videos January 28, 2016 10:51 am

Tel Aviv Terrorist Nashat Milhem Vows to Die, Kill for Allah in Cellphone Videos

JNS.org – Several hours before going on a killing spree in Tel Aviv on Jan. 1, Arab...

Obama Says ‘We Are All Jews’ During Antisemitism Speech at Israeli Embassy January 28, 2016 10:47 am

Obama Says ‘We Are All Jews’ During Antisemitism Speech at Israeli Embassy

President Obama warned of rising antisemitism on Wednesday and, citing the words of an American...

Iran’s Supreme Leader Posts Holocaust Denial Video on Holocaust Remembrance Day January 28, 2016 10:43 am

Iran’s Supreme Leader Posts Holocaust Denial Video on Holocaust Remembrance Day

JNS.org – On International Holocaust Remembrance Day and the anniversary of the liberation...

Swedish FM Mocked on Social Media for ‘Hypocritical’ Holocaust Statement After ‘Justifying Palestinian Terror Against Israelis’ January 27, 2016 6:37 pm

Swedish FM Mocked on Social Media for ‘Hypocritical’ Holocaust Statement After ‘Justifying Palestinian Terror Against Israelis’

Israelis reacted with contempt to the Holocaust Remembrance Day statement issued by the Swedish...

EU Parliament President ‘Angered’ That ‘Holocaust Deniers Sit Among Us;’ Says ‘Without the Jews, Europe Would Not Be Europe’ January 27, 2016 1:39 pm

EU Parliament President ‘Angered’ That ‘Holocaust Deniers Sit Among Us;’ Says ‘Without the Jews, Europe Would Not Be Europe’

The president of the European Parliament said he was angered by the presence of Holocaust...

Netanyahu on Holocaust Remembrance Day: World Must Stand With Israel ‘Not for Our Sake, for Theirs’ January 27, 2016 11:03 am

Netanyahu on Holocaust Remembrance Day: World Must Stand With Israel ‘Not for Our Sake, for Theirs’

Jews are again being targeted for being Jews, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said...

Tel Aviv Terrorist Took Bus Home After Deadly Shooting Spree; Planned Second Attack January 27, 2016 10:53 am

Tel Aviv Terrorist Took Bus Home After Deadly Shooting Spree; Planned Second Attack

The gunman who opened fire on a Tel Aviv bar on January 1 killing two people, was planning...

Israel’s Electrical Grid Hit With Massive Cyberattack January 27, 2016 10:49 am

Israel’s Electrical Grid Hit With Massive Cyberattack

JNS.org – Israel was hit with a massive cyberattack that targeted the country’s electrical...

Israel Hayom Remains Israel’s Widest-Read Daily Newspaper, Report Says January 27, 2016 10:46 am

Israel Hayom Remains Israel’s Widest-Read Daily Newspaper, Report Says

JNS.org – Israel Hayom continues to be the widest-read daily newspaper in Israel, according...

US Army Officer Among Non-Jewish Honorees at Holocaust Remembrance Ceremony in Washington for ‘Righteous Among the Nations’ January 26, 2016 4:35 pm

US Army Officer Among Non-Jewish Honorees at Holocaust Remembrance Ceremony in Washington for ‘Righteous Among the Nations’

Four gentiles who risked their lives to save Jews during WWII will be honored posthumously...

In Tragic Coincidence, 23-Year-Old Israeli Woman Killed in Terrorist Attack Buried Next to Last Victim of Palestinian Stabbing January 26, 2016 12:12 pm

In Tragic Coincidence, 23-Year-Old Israeli Woman Killed in Terrorist Attack Buried Next to Last Victim of Palestinian Stabbing

Hundreds gathered in Jerusalem on Tuesday to attend the funeral of the latest victim killed...

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  • Arts and Culture Blogs Natalie Portman Says She Behaved Like ‘Average Everyday Jewish Mother’ on Set of Latest Movie

    Natalie Portman Says She Behaved Like ‘Average Everyday Jewish Mother’ on Set of Latest Movie

    Actress Natalie Portman acted like a typical “Jewish mother” on the set of her latest movie, Jane Got a Gun, the Israeli-born star told the New York Post‘s Page Six on Sunday. The 34-year-old, who also co-produced the western, said she made it her job to look out for everyone involved in the project, because the film has had to overcome “so many obstacles,” such as losing its director early on. She explained: “Actors changed. We suffered financial and legal challenges. We endured so many replacements. There were delays. […]

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  • Israel Music Scorpions Lead Singer Sends Message to Israel Ahead of World Tour, Tel Aviv Performance (VIDEO)

    Scorpions Lead Singer Sends Message to Israel Ahead of World Tour, Tel Aviv Performance (VIDEO)

    “We’re looking very much forward to coming back to Israel this summer,” said the lead singer of the German rock band Scorpions in a video on Monday. “Make sure you don’t miss it because we rock you like a hurricane!” said a jovial Klaus Meine, quoting the band’s seminal 1984 anthem, “Rock You Like a Hurricane.” The hard rock band lands in Israel for a show at the Menorah Mivtachim Arena on July 14 as part of its 50th anniversary tour. It will be the band’s third time […]

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  • Blogs Book Reviews The Collected Works of Primo Levi, Edited by Ann Goldstein (REVIEW)

    The Collected Works of Primo Levi, Edited by Ann Goldstein (REVIEW)

    Primo Levi and Elie Wiesel were the two most immediate and authentic literary voices who gave witness to the Holocaust. Wiesel was an extrovert and a very public figure who wrote initially in French. Levi was a modest retiring chemist who wrote in Italian. Whereas Wiesel was rooted in the Eastern European Jewish Hassidic world, Levi was the product of an assimilated, secular Italian society that saw itself as Italian first and Jewish as an accident of birth. As Levi himself said, “At Auschwitz I […]

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  • Blogs Lifestyle Wine Brings Judea and Samaria to Tel Aviv

    Wine Brings Judea and Samaria to Tel Aviv

    JNS.org – Wine has long been considered a social lubricant, and it’s Nir Lavie’s hope that wine from his Har Bracha Winery in the Samarian hills will serve as a social lubricant between the city-goers of Tel Aviv and the Jewish communities of Judea and Samaria, two locales split geographically, and often politically, on the left and right of the country. The new flagship store of Har Bracha has recently popped its corks on 190 Ben Yehuda Street in Tel Aviv, […]

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  • Arts and Culture Blogs Gentile Actor Zachary Levi Says He’s Denied Roles for Being ‘Too Jewish’

    Gentile Actor Zachary Levi Says He’s Denied Roles for Being ‘Too Jewish’

    Actor Zachary Levi said casting directors have denied him roles for being “too Jewish,” despite the fact that he is not a Jew, the New York Daily News‘ Confidenti@l reported on Wednesday. “I guess they were looking for more of a corn-fed, white boy look,” he said. “My family is from f****** Indiana! Come on, I’m like dying here!” The Thor star clarified that he is Welsh, and that Levi is actually his middle name, while his real last name is Pugh. He said he […]

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  • Book Reviews Spirituality/Tradition Tracing Chabad’s History and Success (REVIEW)

    Tracing Chabad’s History and Success (REVIEW)

    The secret of Chabad’s worldwide success is revealed by veteran Chabad shliach (emissary) Rabbi David Eliezrie in his new book, The Secret of Chabad. The Chabad movement was founded by Rabbi Schnur Zalman of Liadi, Belarus, in 1775. Years later it came to the US with the arrival of Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn in 1940, after his escape from Nazi-occupied Warsaw. Upon his arrival in New York, a number of his co-religionists advised him that there was no place for traditional […]

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  • Music US & Canada Rapper B.o.B’s New Song Invoking Antisemitism, Holocaust Denial Has Jewish Group ‘Deeply Troubled’

    Rapper B.o.B’s New Song Invoking Antisemitism, Holocaust Denial Has Jewish Group ‘Deeply Troubled’

    A Jewish human rights organization expressed concern on Wednesday over a new song by a popular US rapper that includes lyrics promoting antisemitic conspiracy theories and cites a Holocaust denier, The Algemeiner has learned. The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) was responding to Tuesday’s release of B.o.B’s “Flatline,” the lyrics of which include: “But before you try to curve it, do your research on David Irving; Stalin was way worse than Hitler, That’s why the POTUS gotta wear a Kippa.” Irving is a historian who has questioned […]

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  • Business Features World-Changing Israeli Technologies Wow at Global Investor Summit

    World-Changing Israeli Technologies Wow at Global Investor Summit

    JNS.org – You’re cruising along the highway. Suddenly, your car starts to sputter, your engine grumbles, and your car comes to a screeching halt. The tow truck drags the car to a local auto mechanic. Damage: $1,000. You have no idea whether or not the mechanic is trying to do one over on you, but you will soon, thanks to a new Israeli innovation. Engie puts the car owner in the driver’s seat by providing a special malfunction reader that simply […]

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