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Top Iranian Politicians Trade Barbs in Rare Public Feud February 5, 2013 1:45 am

Top Iranian Politicians Trade Barbs in Rare Public Feud

Wall Street Journal – Two of the heavyweights in Iranian politics attacked each other...

New Yorkers, State of Israel Pay Tribute as Mayor Ed Koch Laid to Rest (VIDEO) February 4, 2013 5:01 pm

New Yorkers, State of Israel Pay Tribute as Mayor Ed Koch Laid to Rest (VIDEO)

New York Daily News - Ed Koch was the center of attention one last time Monday as luminaries...

Israel Rejects Study Minimizing Hatred in Palestinian Arab Textbooks February 4, 2013 11:33 am

Israel Rejects Study Minimizing Hatred in Palestinian Arab Textbooks

Israel’s Education Ministry has rejected the findings of a State Department-funded study...

Report: John Kerry Seeks Meeting With Iranian Foreign Minister February 4, 2013 9:42 am

Report: John Kerry Seeks Meeting With Iranian Foreign Minister

The U.S. has renewed efforts to open a dialogue with Iran vis-a-vis its nuclear program. According...

IDF Detains 25, Including Hamas MPs, in Sweep of West Bank February 4, 2013 8:43 am

IDF Detains 25, Including Hamas MPs, in Sweep of West Bank

Ynet – Palestinian sources reported Monday that Israeli security forces conducted an...

Former Head of Israel Military Intel: Iran Could Build Bomb in 4-6 Months February 4, 2013 8:35 am

Former Head of Israel Military Intel: Iran Could Build Bomb in 4-6 Months

Iran could have its first atomic bomb within four to six months if the regime in Tehran took...

New York Times: Israeli Strike in Syria Damaged Country’s Main Biological and Chemical Weapons Research Center February 4, 2013 8:15 am

New York Times: Israeli Strike in Syria Damaged Country’s Main Biological and Chemical Weapons Research Center

NY Times – WASHINGTON — The Israeli attack last week on a Syrian convoy of antiaircraft...

Kerry Talks to Netanyahu, Abbas About Diplomatic Process February 4, 2013 2:11 am

Kerry Talks to Netanyahu, Abbas About Diplomatic Process

Jerusalem Post – New US Secretary of State John Kerry phoned both Prime Minister Binyamin...

Israel to Build World’s Most Advanced Border Fence Between Golan Heights and Syria February 3, 2013 4:25 pm

Israel to Build World’s Most Advanced Border Fence Between Golan Heights and Syria

Israel has begun development of what it claims will be the world’s most advanced border...

Former Iraqi Parliamentarian Says Obama to Meet With Ahmadinejad February 3, 2013 12:59 pm

Former Iraqi Parliamentarian Says Obama to Meet With Ahmadinejad

Former Iraqi Parliamentarian Mithal al Alusi contacted me by phone last week to report that,...

IDF Chief in U.S. to Discuss Syria Chemical Weapons February 3, 2013 12:54 pm

IDF Chief in U.S. to Discuss Syria Chemical Weapons

Israel Defense Force Chief of Staff Benny Gantz arrived in Washington, D.C., Sunday as the...

Assad Claims Alleged Israeli Strike Was “An Attempt to Undermine Syria’s Stability” February 3, 2013 12:40 pm

Assad Claims Alleged Israeli Strike Was “An Attempt to Undermine Syria’s Stability”

Ynet – Syrian President Bashar Assad commented for the first time Sunday on the recent...

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  • Blogs Sports Gold on the Galilee: Israeli Kayaker Comes of Age, Eyes Olympics (VIDEO)

    Gold on the Galilee: Israeli Kayaker Comes of Age, Eyes Olympics (VIDEO)

    JNS.org – Three years ago, kayaking coach Roei Lev found aspiring Olympian Ilya Podpolnyy crying on the steps of the Jordan Valley Sprint Kayak Club overlooking the Kinneret (Sea of Galilee). Podpolnyy, then 17 years old, had just been disqualified from the Israeli kayaking championship. He couldn’t survive the heats. He didn’t make the start line. He was devastated—and he had no one with whom to share his hopes, his dreams, and his disappointment. His divorced parents still live in [...]

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  • Arts and Culture US & Canada Lena Dunham Responds to Charges of Antisemitism: It was Just a Jew Joke

    Lena Dunham Responds to Charges of Antisemitism: It was Just a Jew Joke

    “Girls” creator Lena Dunham responded on Tuesday to charges of antisemitism over an article she had penned for the New Yorker, saying it was all in good humor. Speaking to Variety, Dunham reflected on her “tight-knit Jewish family, where Jew jokes were part of the essential fiber of our communication.” The article Dunham referred to was called “Dog or Jewish Boyfriend? A Quiz,” with options such as “He doesn’t Tip” and “He’s Crazy for Cream Cheese.” Among Dunham’s critics, Anti-Defamation [...]

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  • Sports US & Canada Former NBA Star Tweets Article About Jewish Conspiracy to Control Global Media

    Former NBA Star Tweets Article About Jewish Conspiracy to Control Global Media

    Retired NBA player Keyon Dooling tweeted a link on Wednesday to a wildly antisemitic article that accuses Jews of seizing control of the world’s media and using it to promote their own interests. The article, published by an obscure blog in April 2013, highlights six companies it claims are owned by Jews — such as Time Warner, Inc. and the Walt Disney Company – that allegedly “control 96 percent of the world’s media.”  The post includes allegations of “Jewish control” and says [...]

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  • Sports US & Canada Rosh Hashanah Won’t Keep the Giants’ Geoff Schwartz From Season Opener

    Rosh Hashanah Won’t Keep the Giants’ Geoff Schwartz From Season Opener

    New York Giants offensive guard Geoff Schwartz responded to an outcry from Jewish fans on Tuesday, saying he will go ahead and play in the season opener despite the fact that it falls on the first night of Rosh Hashanah. “Keep getting tweets about that being the first night of Rosh Hashanah… Don’t know what I’m supposed to tell you. It’s a tough break,” the Jewish athlete wrote, referring to the Giants’ on-the-road game against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, Sept. [...]

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  • Jewish Identity Sports Jewish Coach David Blatt Has NBA’s Cavaliers Surging at Playoff Time

    Jewish Coach David Blatt Has NBA’s Cavaliers Surging at Playoff Time

    JNS.org – When David Blatt was hired as head coach of the National Basketball Association’s Cleveland Cavaliers last June, he was not often recognized when he walked the streets of downtown Cleveland. What a difference a year makes. Now, Blatt can go few places without being recognized. For good reason. The Jewish coach has the Cavaliers in the mix to win the city of Cleveland’s first championship in a major sport since the Browns won the National Football League title in [...]

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  • Europe Sports Croatian Soccer Star’s Hebrew Tattoo Causes a Stir Online

    Croatian Soccer Star’s Hebrew Tattoo Causes a Stir Online

    A Hebrew tattoo sported by Croatian soccer star Mario Mandzukic became an internet sensation in Israel after it was exposed on Tuesday during a Champions League match between Ateltico Madrid and Real Madrid A first glance, the tattoo, on the athlete’s back, might leave one with the impression that it was an unfortunate artistic mistake, since the Hebrew letters do not make sense as they are written. However, a closer look at the tattoo shows that it was actually written [...]

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  • Blogs Theater Why an Algemeiner Editor Wrote a Play About a Mass Shooter

    Why an Algemeiner Editor Wrote a Play About a Mass Shooter

    For the past two years, I have served as Opinion Editor at The Algemeiner. I’m perhaps most proud of the paper’s commitment to publishing diverse and opposing viewpoints on the controversial issues of the day. We pride ourselves on voicing different opinions because we know that most issues are not black and white, and because our community is better served by a public debate. In my life outside of the paper, I am a professional actor and playwright. And similarly, [...]

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  • Book Reviews Commentary In ‘America in Retreat,’ a Real-Life Risk Board

    In ‘America in Retreat,’ a Real-Life Risk Board

    JNS.org – “Risk: The Game of Strategic Conquest,” the classic Parker Brothers board game, requires imperial ambitions. Players imagine empires and are pitted against each other, vying for world domination. Amid this fictional world war, beginners learn fast that no matter the superiority of their army, every advance is a gamble determined by a roll of the dice. After a defeat, a player must retreat. Weighted reinforcement cards provide the only opportunity to reverse a player’s fortunes and resume the [...]

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