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Violent Riot Targets Israel Embassy in Turkey; IHH Head Says ‘Turkish Jews Will Pay Dearly’ (PHOTOS) July 17, 2014 11:56 pm

Violent Riot Targets Israel Embassy in Turkey; IHH Head Says ‘Turkish Jews Will Pay Dearly’ (PHOTOS)

As IDF forces entered Gaza on Thursday night in the latest phase of Israel’s ongoing...

A New Phase of Operation Protective Edge Begins: IDF Aims to Target Hamas Terror Tunnels and End Rocket Fire July 17, 2014 9:34 pm

A New Phase of Operation Protective Edge Begins: IDF Aims to Target Hamas Terror Tunnels and End Rocket Fire

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon instructed...

OPERATION ‘PROTECTIVE EDGE’ DAY 10: Gaza Ground Invasion Begins Amid Major Air Force Bombardment (LIVE UPDATES) July 17, 2014 3:00 pm

OPERATION ‘PROTECTIVE EDGE’ DAY 10: Gaza Ground Invasion Begins Amid Major Air Force Bombardment (LIVE UPDATES)

Follow here for The Algemeiner’s continued live updates on the ongoing conflict between...

Palestine Solidarity Campaign Director Admits UK Supporters Use Social Media, Demonstrations to ‘Peddle Hatred and Intolerance’ of Jews July 17, 2014 12:27 pm

Palestine Solidarity Campaign Director Admits UK Supporters Use Social Media, Demonstrations to ‘Peddle Hatred and Intolerance’ of Jews

Sarah Colborne, director of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign in the UK, admitted that the...

Feared Terror Infiltration Prompts Israeli Police Lockdown Near Gaza July 17, 2014 10:59 am

Feared Terror Infiltration Prompts Israeli Police Lockdown Near Gaza

IDF, police and other security forces on Thursday afternoon deployed major forces in the wake...

UNRWA Discovers 20 Rockets Hidden in Gaza School; Claims Incident Was ‘First of of its Kind in Gaza’ July 17, 2014 10:06 am

UNRWA Discovers 20 Rockets Hidden in Gaza School; Claims Incident Was ‘First of of its Kind in Gaza’

UNRWA, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East,...

Israel, Hamas Agree to Ceasefire to Begin 6AM Friday – BBC July 17, 2014 8:29 am

Israel, Hamas Agree to Ceasefire to Begin 6AM Friday – BBC

Israel and Hamas have agreed to a ceasefire to begin on Friday at 6AM, the BBC and Sky News...

IDF Thwarts Major Terror Infiltration Attempt, 13 Gunmen Killed (VIDEO) July 17, 2014 7:42 am

IDF Thwarts Major Terror Infiltration Attempt, 13 Gunmen Killed (VIDEO)

The Israel Defense Forces thwarted a major terror infiltration attempt by Hamas terrorists...

Obama Signals Possible Extension of Iran Nuclear Talks as Deadline Approaches July 17, 2014 6:35 am

Obama Signals Possible Extension of Iran Nuclear Talks as Deadline Approaches

The Guardian – U.S. President Barack Obama has signalled he may be willing to extend the...

Foreign Minister Lieberman Denies Report of Israel, Hamas Ceasefire Deal July 17, 2014 6:32 am

Foreign Minister Lieberman Denies Report of Israel, Hamas Ceasefire Deal

Jerusalem Post – Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman on Thursday denied earlier reports that...

Israel Reportedly Accepts Five-Hour Humanitarian Ceasefire Request by U.N. July 16, 2014 6:01 pm

Israel Reportedly Accepts Five-Hour Humanitarian Ceasefire Request by U.N.

JNS.org – Israel has reportedly agreed to another cease-fire in its conflict with...

Israel’s UN Ambassador Calls for ‘Immediate’ Suspension of UNRWA Spokesman Chris Gunness July 16, 2014 4:10 pm

Israel’s UN Ambassador Calls for ‘Immediate’ Suspension of UNRWA Spokesman Chris Gunness

Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations Ron Prosor called for the “immediate”...

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  • Food Jewish Identity Young Syrian Jewish Restauranteur Continues a Family Legacy

    Young Syrian Jewish Restauranteur Continues a Family Legacy

    JNS.org – At the turn of the century, a young Jewish immigrant arrived in New York. So begins the history of many American Jewish families. It is 27-year-old Albert Allaham’s story, too, with a few unusual twists. Albert’s “century” is the 21st—he arrived almost 100 years after the massive waves of European Jewish immigration. Rather than coming from a small town along the Danube river, his shtetl was Damascus. His first American business was not a pushcart on the Lower East [...]

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  • Book Reviews Jewish Identity A Holistic Look at the Rebbe’s Life and Career (REVIEW)

    A Holistic Look at the Rebbe’s Life and Career (REVIEW)

    Did you know that in the entire Bible, only one birthday is mentioned and it is that of Pharaoh? And did you know that according to some scientists, by accepting Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity, it is impossible to prove or disprove that the sun is the gravitational center of our solar system? In his new book, REBBE, best-selling author Joseph Telushkin reveals many surprising and sometimes shocking details as he chronicles the life and teachings of the charismatic Rabbi [...]

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  • Food Mitzvos New Jerusalem Eatery’s Uniform Pricing Seeks to ‘Help People Make It’

    New Jerusalem Eatery’s Uniform Pricing Seeks to ‘Help People Make It’

    JNS.org – Omelet sandwich: 5 shekels. Iced coffee: 5 shekels. Tuna sandwich: 5 shekels. Fresh-squeezed orange juice: 5 shekels. Cheese bureka: 5 shekels. There’s plenty more on the Cofizz menu, but you get the idea. Dani Mizrahi and Amir Amshalm, two Israeli men in their early 30s, asked themselves: Why not launch a take-out food joint in busy neighborhoods around Jerusalem where everything—and that means everything—goes for five shekels, or about $1.50. They’d seen the concept take off in Tel Aviv, where [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Israel New Primetime Drama ‘Tyrant’ Filmed Entirely in Israel (VIDEO)

    New Primetime Drama ‘Tyrant’ Filmed Entirely in Israel (VIDEO)

    The new FX Network drama Tyrant was shot entirely in Israel, just 10 miles north of Tel Aviv, Bloomberg News reported last Tuesday. Tyrant follows the life of an Arab dictator’s second son Barry, played by Adam Rayner, who reluctantly returns home to the Middle Eastern nation of his birth to join the family business away from his suburban life in America. The elaborate set production for the primetime drama included a crew of 300 and a reported cost of over $3 million [...]

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  • Arts and Culture US & Canada Supermodel: Jewish Mothers Are Constantly Trying to Set Me Up With Their Sons

    Supermodel: Jewish Mothers Are Constantly Trying to Set Me Up With Their Sons

    Skokie, Il-born 25-year-old Erin Heatherton (Erin Heather Bubley) is rocking the modeling world. And in a new interview accompanying a cover spread for Miami’s Ocean Drive magazine, she says Jewish moms are “constantly trying to set her up with their sons.” Imagine that – who would have thought? “The moms, they’re doing what they do. It doesn’t matter what country they live in, what city – grandmothers, too,” she admitted. “But I’m probably going to do that too one day.” Heatherton was [...]

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  • Education Israel First Ever: Turkish Academics to Visit Israel Holocaust Museum for Seminar

    First Ever: Turkish Academics to Visit Israel Holocaust Museum for Seminar

    Some 15 Turkish university professors and lecturers will take part in a first of its kind seminar at Holocaust museum Yad Vashem’s International School for Holocaust Studies starting next week. The trip is especially significant as Holocaust denial is rampant in the Arab world. A Palestinian professor was recently forced to resign after he led a trip to the Nazi extermination camp Auschwitz. Participants in the week-long program at Yad Vashem will experience in-depth tours of the museum’s archives and [...]

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  • Israel Music Guns N’ Roses Guitarist Rocks Solo Acoustic Version of Israeli National Anthem – Hatikva (VIDEO)

    Guns N’ Roses Guitarist Rocks Solo Acoustic Version of Israeli National Anthem – Hatikva (VIDEO)

    Ok, fans, question time. What do: Guns ‘n’ Roses shred-meister guitarist, Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (aka Ronald Jay Blumenthal), “Hard Rock Hotel”, “Las Vegas” and Israel’s ”Hatikva” (The Hope) national anthem… all have in common? I know, you’re probably thinking, “Hmm, ‘One of these things is not like the other,’ would fit in here,” right? Um, no, turns out. Caught backstage by blogger Darren Garnick at the swanky Vegas gig in early June, Thal, acoustic guitar in hand, fretted out a sweetly melodic [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Blogs David Letterman’s Sidekick on His ‘Dream Job,’ Jewish Upbringing

    David Letterman’s Sidekick on His ‘Dream Job,’ Jewish Upbringing

    JNS.org – A Jewish upbringing taught Paul Shaffer, David Letterman’s musical director and sidekick for 32 years, the value of giving back. After the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, Shaffer served as musical director for “The Concert for New York City,” and in 2012 he accompanied Adam Sandler in “12-12-12: The Concert for Sandy Relief,” a fundraiser for people affected by Hurricane Sandy. He was also the national spokesperson for Epilepsy Canada. “My mother taught by example,” Shaffer said in an [...]

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