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Alberto Nisman Death: Judge Seizes Evidence, Initial Autopsy Findings Released January 19, 2015 2:27 pm

Alberto Nisman Death: Judge Seizes Evidence, Initial Autopsy Findings Released

Ariel Lijo, the Argentinian judge who received a 300 page complaint from Special Prosecutor...

Senior Hezbollah Operative Targeted in Strike Planned Attacks Against Israel January 19, 2015 1:13 pm

Senior Hezbollah Operative Targeted in Strike Planned Attacks Against Israel

Further details of the terrorist career of Hezbollah operative Jihad Mughniyeh have emerged...

‘Alberto Nisman Was the 86th Victim of the AMIA Bombing:’ Skepticism Meets Official Argentine Suggestion That Special Prosecutor Committed Suicide (VIDEO) January 19, 2015 11:20 am

‘Alberto Nisman Was the 86th Victim of the AMIA Bombing:’ Skepticism Meets Official Argentine Suggestion That Special Prosecutor Committed Suicide (VIDEO)

Assertions by Argentinian officials that Alberto Nisman – the Special Prosecutor investigating...

Hosting Japanese PM, Netanyahu Links Iranian and North Korean Nuclear Threats January 19, 2015 10:29 am

Hosting Japanese PM, Netanyahu Links Iranian and North Korean Nuclear Threats

JNS.org – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu used Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo...

Iran Confirms General Killed in Alleged Israeli Strike on Syria Convoy January 19, 2015 10:14 am

Iran Confirms General Killed in Alleged Israeli Strike on Syria Convoy

JNS.org – Iran confirmed that a general in its Revolutionary Guards was killed in the...

Argentine Prosecutor Investigating Jewish Center Bombing Found Dead January 19, 2015 10:10 am

Argentine Prosecutor Investigating Jewish Center Bombing Found Dead

JNS.org – Alberto Nisman, an Argentine prosecutor investigating the 1994 bombing of...

EU to Challenge Court’s Removal of Hamas From Terror List January 19, 2015 10:06 am

EU to Challenge Court’s Removal of Hamas From Terror List

JNS.org - The European Union (EU) will appeal a December ruling by the EU General Court to...

Netanyahu Seeking to Expand Asia Trade, Cites European Antisemitism, Islamisation January 19, 2015 10:02 am

Netanyahu Seeking to Expand Asia Trade, Cites European Antisemitism, Islamisation

Reuters – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday a wave of anti-Semitism...

Fresh Controversy Hits ‘Selma’: Daughter of Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel ‘Shocked’ by Exclusion of Her Father From Film January 18, 2015 5:54 pm

Fresh Controversy Hits ‘Selma’: Daughter of Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel ‘Shocked’ by Exclusion of Her Father From Film

The recently released film ‘Selma’ is facing a fresh controversy after the daughter...

Up to 11 Killed in Reported Israeli Strike on Convoy of Hezbollah, Iranian Commanders in Syria January 18, 2015 3:18 pm

Up to 11 Killed in Reported Israeli Strike on Convoy of Hezbollah, Iranian Commanders in Syria

An Israeli airstrike in Syria today killed several senior Hezbollah and Iranian military commanders...

Poll: Netanyahu is Top Prime Minister Candidate by 11-Point Margin January 18, 2015 12:50 pm

Poll: Netanyahu is Top Prime Minister Candidate by 11-Point Margin

JNS.org – With about two months remaining before Israel’s March 17 elections, a...

7 Israeli Arabs Charged With Establishing Local Islamic State Chapter January 18, 2015 12:40 pm

7 Israeli Arabs Charged With Establishing Local Islamic State Chapter

JNS.org – Seven Arab residents of northern Israel’s Galilee region were arrested...

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  • Arts and Culture Middle East Hamas Commander Reportedly Urges Hezbollah to Join Forces Against Israel

    Hamas Commander Reportedly Urges Hezbollah to Join Forces Against Israel

    JNS.org – Five months after Israeli forces tried to assassinate Hamas military commander Mohammed Deif in Gaza, Deif appears to have signed a letter that the terrorist group claims he wrote in hiding. The letter, addressed to Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah, expressed Deif’s condolences for the death of Hezbollah terrorists during Sunday’s reported Israeli airstrike in Syria. Deif is said to have survived multiple assassination attempts, but he has not been seen in public for years. According to the Hezbollah-linked Al-Manar [...]

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  • Jewish Identity Theater Shlomo Carlebach Musical Has the Soul to Heal Frayed Race Relations

    Shlomo Carlebach Musical Has the Soul to Heal Frayed Race Relations

    JNS.org – The cracks that had been simply painted over for so long began to show in Ferguson, Mo., in November 2014, but in truth they had begun to open wide much earlier—on Saturday, July 13, 2013. That is when a jury in Sanford, Fla., acquitted George Zimmerman of culpability for the death of a 17-year-old black man, Trayvon Martin. The cracks receded from view over time, as other news obscured them. Then came the evening of Aug. 9, 2014, [...]

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  • Theater US & Canada ‘Homeland’ Season Finale Stirs Controversy After Comparing Menachem Begin to Taliban Leader

    ‘Homeland’ Season Finale Stirs Controversy After Comparing Menachem Begin to Taliban Leader

    A controversial scene in the season finale of Homeland sparked outrage by comparing former Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin to a fictional Taliban leader, the UK’s Daily Mail reported. In the season 4 finale episode, which aired on Dec. 21, CIA black ops director Dar Adal, played by F. Murray Abraham, justifies a deal he made with a Taliban leader by referencing Begin. He makes the remarks in a conversation with former CIA director Saul Berenson, a Jewish character played by Mandy [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Spirituality/Tradition Placing Matisyahu Back Within a Life of Observance

    Placing Matisyahu Back Within a Life of Observance

    Shining Light on Fiction During the North Korea-Sony saga, we learned two important lessons. The first is that there are two sides to this story, and neither of them are correct because ultimately we should have neither inappropriate movies nor dictators. The second is that we cannot remain entirely fixed on the religious world, but we also must see beyond the external, secular view of reality. It’s important to ground our Torah-based thoughts into real-life activism. To view our act [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Blogs Nine Decades of Moses at the Movies

    Nine Decades of Moses at the Movies

    JNS.org – Hollywood has had its share of big-budget biblical flops, but until now, the Exodus narrative has not been among them. Studios have brought Moses to the big screen sparingly, but in ways that defined the image and character of Moses for each generation of audiences. The first biblical epic In 1923, director Cecil B. DeMille left it to the American public to decide the subject of his next movie for Paramount. DeMille received a letter from a mechanic [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Blogs Exodus on Screen (REVIEW)

    Exodus on Screen (REVIEW)

    JNS.org – The story of the Exodus from Egypt is a tale as old as time itself, to borrow a turn of phrase. It’s retold every Passover, both at the seder table and whenever “The Ten Commandments” is aired on television. But the latest adaptation—Ridley Scott’s epic film, “Exodus: Gods and Kings”—fails to meet expectations. Scott’s “Exodus” alters the source material to service the story and ground the tale, but the attempt to reinvent the biblical narrative becomes laughable. Moses [...]

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  • Jewish Identity Lifestyle ‘Jewish Food Movement’ Comes of Age

    ‘Jewish Food Movement’ Comes of Age

    JNS.org - In December 2007, leaders of the Hazon nonprofit drafted seven-year goals for what they coined as the “Jewish Food Movement,” which has since been characterized by the increased prioritization of healthy eating, sustainable agriculture, and food-related activism in the Jewish community. What do the next seven years hold in store? “One thing I would like to see happen in the next seven years is [regarding] the issue of sugar, soda, and obesity, [seeing] what would it be like to rally the [...]

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  • Blogs Education Seeds of ‘Start-Up Nation’ Cultivated by Israel Sci-Tech Schools

    Seeds of ‘Start-Up Nation’ Cultivated by Israel Sci-Tech Schools

    JNS.org – Forget the dioramas. How about working on an Israeli Air Force drone? That’s exactly the kind of beyond-their-years access enjoyed by students at the Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) industrial vocational high school run by Israel Sci-Tech Schools, the largest education network in the Jewish state. More than 300 students (250 on the high school level and 68 at a two-year vocational academy) get hands-on training in the disciplines of aviation mechanics, electricity and energy control, and unmanned air [...]

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