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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...

Police Shoot Dead Masked Man Who Took Hostages at Germany Cinema June 23, 2016 4:44 pm

Police Shoot Dead Masked Man Who Took Hostages at Germany Cinema

A masked man took hostages at a cinema in western Germany on Thursday before police stormed...

Netanyahu Rebukes Abbas For Brussels Speech ‘Blood Libel’, Says Palestinian Authority President ‘Showed His True Face’ June 23, 2016 2:20 pm

Netanyahu Rebukes Abbas For Brussels Speech ‘Blood Libel’, Says Palestinian Authority President ‘Showed His True Face’

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued a scathing rebuke of Palestinian Authority...

Poll: Israelis Would Vote for Clinton Over Trump Despite Seeing the Mogul as Better For Israel June 23, 2016 11:41 am

Poll: Israelis Would Vote for Clinton Over Trump Despite Seeing the Mogul as Better For Israel

If the upcoming US presidential election were to be decided by Israeli voters, Democratic...

Britons Cast Votes in Historic EU Referendum as Final Poll Shows Close Results June 23, 2016 10:29 am

Britons Cast Votes in Historic EU Referendum as Final Poll Shows Close Results

Millions of Britons have defied the wet weather to queue in torrential rain and even wade...

Rivlin Asks European Lawmakers for Greater Respect of Israel’s Sovereignty June 23, 2016 10:28 am

Rivlin Asks European Lawmakers for Greater Respect of Israel’s Sovereignty

JNS.org – Israeli President Reuven Rivlin on Wednesday addressed the European Parliament...

Obama Administration Conflicted Over Allowing Iran Access to US Dollars June 23, 2016 10:27 am

Obama Administration Conflicted Over Allowing Iran Access to US Dollars

The Obama administration is at odds over whether to give Iran access to the U.S. financial...

Report: Israeli President Rivlin Snubbed by Palestinian Authority’s Abbas in Brussels June 23, 2016 3:55 am

Report: Israeli President Rivlin Snubbed by Palestinian Authority’s Abbas in Brussels

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas refused to meet with Israeli President Reuven...

Israeli Spokesman in New Delhi: Indian Water Minister’s Upcoming Trip to Jerusalem Signifies Additional Boost to Bilateral Agricultural Ties (INTERVIEW) June 22, 2016 5:52 pm

Israeli Spokesman in New Delhi: Indian Water Minister’s Upcoming Trip to Jerusalem Signifies Additional Boost to Bilateral Agricultural Ties (INTERVIEW)

The upcoming visit of India’s water minister to Israel is a “very important step forward”...

Report: Hamas Leadership Panicked Over Defection to Israel of Top Operatives June 22, 2016 11:42 am

Report: Hamas Leadership Panicked Over Defection to Israel of Top Operatives

A number of recent defections has Hamas in a panic, London-based pan-Arab news outlet Al Asharq...

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  • Arts and Culture Music Coldplay Begins Concert With Broadcast of Charlie Chaplin’s Iconic Speech in ‘The Great Dictator’

    Coldplay Begins Concert With Broadcast of Charlie Chaplin’s Iconic Speech in ‘The Great Dictator’

    British rock band Coldplay started its set at the Glastonburg Festival on Sunday by broadcasting excerpts of the iconic speech Charlie Chaplin delivered in The Great Dictator, the 1940 political satire in which the famous filmmaker/movie star played a Jewish barber. “I’m sorry, but I don’t want to be an emperor. That’s not my business. I don’t want to rule or conquer anyone,” Chaplin begins his address. “I should like to help everyone, if possible, Jew, Gentile, black man, white. We all want to help one […]

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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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