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Qatar Pledges to Fund New Gaza Flotilla After Turkey Pulls Support (VIDEO) August 26, 2014 9:44 pm

Qatar Pledges to Fund New Gaza Flotilla After Turkey Pulls Support (VIDEO)

The government of Qatar and the Turkey-based, terror-tied IHH Islamic charity on Monday agreed...

2 Israelis Dead, 5 Wounded in Gaza Rocket Barrage as Cease-Fire Takes Hold (VIDEO) August 26, 2014 12:14 pm

2 Israelis Dead, 5 Wounded in Gaza Rocket Barrage as Cease-Fire Takes Hold (VIDEO)

Two Israelis were killed, and five others were wounded in a massive rocket barrage from Gaza...

Report: After 50 Days, IDF Finally Hits Gaza Mortar Site That Killed Israeli Child (VIDEO) August 26, 2014 11:33 am

Report: After 50 Days, IDF Finally Hits Gaza Mortar Site That Killed Israeli Child (VIDEO)

On the 50th day of Operation Protective Edge, the IDF reported that an aircraft hit a mortar...

Police Investigating ‘Nationalistic Motive’ as Search Continues for U.S. Student Missing in Jerusalem August 26, 2014 10:59 am

Police Investigating ‘Nationalistic Motive’ as Search Continues for U.S. Student Missing in Jerusalem

Times of Israel – The search continued Tuesday for missing U.S. citizen Aaron Sofer,...

Ashkelon Rocket Attack Injures 20; Shrapnel Falls on Ashdod Kindergarten August 26, 2014 10:58 am

Ashkelon Rocket Attack Injures 20; Shrapnel Falls on Ashdod Kindergarten

Jerusalem Post – As Operation Protective Edge entered its fiftieth day, a rocket slammed...

Report: Hamas, Islamic Jihad Accept Egyptian Cease-Fire Proposal August 26, 2014 10:57 am

Report: Hamas, Islamic Jihad Accept Egyptian Cease-Fire Proposal

Ynet – Hamas and Islamic Jihad have accepted the Egyptian cease-fire proposal and are...

Gaza Children Cheer for Rockets to Strike America in Al Jazeera Footage August 26, 2014 10:52 am

Gaza Children Cheer for Rockets to Strike America in Al Jazeera Footage

CNS News – The terrorist group Hamas fired at least 117 rockets into Israel Sunday, CNN...

Mumbai Chabad House Reopens Nearly Six Years After Bloody Terror Attack August 26, 2014 10:50 am

Mumbai Chabad House Reopens Nearly Six Years After Bloody Terror Attack

Times of India – A Jewish centre in Mumbai reopened on Tuesday; nearly six years after...

New Public Diplomacy Initiative May Involve Israel’s Famed Intelligence Agencies (INTERVIEW) August 26, 2014 12:14 am

New Public Diplomacy Initiative May Involve Israel’s Famed Intelligence Agencies (INTERVIEW)

As far as Knesset members go, Dov Lipman is quite unique. Firstly, he is an American. Second,...

Report: Over a Dozen Hamas Terrorists Admit to Use of Hospitals, Kindergartens and Mosques for Military Activity August 25, 2014 6:30 pm

Report: Over a Dozen Hamas Terrorists Admit to Use of Hospitals, Kindergartens and Mosques for Military Activity

A number of Hamas operatives who were arrested and detained by Israel during Operation Protective...

Jewish Group: Europe ‘Ripe’ for Islamic State Terrorist Attack August 25, 2014 3:28 pm

Jewish Group: Europe ‘Ripe’ for Islamic State Terrorist Attack

JNS.org - The European Jewish Congress has warned that parts of Europe are “already ripe...

Resident ‘Disgusted’ by Anti-Semitic Flyers Distributed to Jewish Homes in Bondi, Sydney August 25, 2014 3:11 pm

Resident ‘Disgusted’ by Anti-Semitic Flyers Distributed to Jewish Homes in Bondi, Sydney

Residents of a predominantly Jewish street in Bondi, a suburb of Sydney, Australia were “disgusted”...

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  • Arts and Culture Jewish Identity How Jewish Television Pioneer Milton Berle Inspired Modern Comedy Stars

    How Jewish Television Pioneer Milton Berle Inspired Modern Comedy Stars

    JNS.org – Today’s comedy superstars, especially those whose careers are driven by television, may very well owe their success to pioneering Jewish entertainer Milton Berle. Born Mendel Berlinger in Manhattan in 1908, Berle became America’s first small-screen star. Aptly nicknamed “Mr. Television,” he influenced and helped promote the work of hundreds of younger comics. “Milton Berle was deceptively successful and very Jewish,” says Lawrence Epstein, author of The Haunted Smile: The Story of Jewish Comedians in America, published the year [...]

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  • Jewish Identity Sports Jewish ‘Hoops Whisperer’ a Secret Weapon for NBA Stars

    Jewish ‘Hoops Whisperer’ a Secret Weapon for NBA Stars

    JNS.org – Idan Ravin’s friends chipped in to buy him a humble but life-changing bar mitzvah gift—a basketball hoop his father attached to the roof of his garage. Little did his friends know that years later, he would be the personal trainer of National Basketball Association (NBA) stars Carmelo Anthony, Kevin Durant, Dwight Howard, and Stephen Curry. Ravin’s new book, “The Hoops Whisperer: On the Court and Inside the Head of Basketball’s Best Players,” details his rise from a Jewish upbringing [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Blogs 10 New Hollywood Movies That Aim to Show Support for Israel (SATIRE)

    10 New Hollywood Movies That Aim to Show Support for Israel (SATIRE)

    Ten major film studios are currently in production on projects that promote a decidedly pro-Israeli narrative. In famously liberal Hollywood, such a development has left mouths agape and set tongues a wagging. Since the Jewish State began defending itself from the thousands of rockets that Hamas has hurled at it – as well as ongoing terror attacks and murders, the overwhelming number of Tinseltown’s producers, directors, actors, and studio moguls have remained indifferent to the plight of millions of Israeli [...]

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  • Featured Israel Sports So Close: Israeli Judoka Loses Crown in World Cup Final, Finishes With Silver (VIDEO)

    So Close: Israeli Judoka Loses Crown in World Cup Final, Finishes With Silver (VIDEO)

    Israeli Judoka Yarden Gerbi (63kg), 25, of Netanya, on Thursday lost the final round at the Judo World Cup, and her world title to Clarisse Agbegnenou of France, at a match held in Russia. “I have mixed feelings,” Gerbi told Israeli Army radio. But, “I shouldn’t assume that I’d win the world Judo championship twice in a row,” she admitted. Gerbi won gold in Rio De Janeiro last year. “When I made my decision, I knew it was going to [...]

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  • Book Reviews Jewish Identity Surviving the Holocaust by Hiding Their Faith (REVIEW)

    Surviving the Holocaust by Hiding Their Faith (REVIEW)

    “Jews Out!” was just the name of a child’s game that three little girls played in World War II Europe. But all is not as it seems because the three girls were Jewish, but hiding their true identities. In award-winning author R. D. Rosen’s riveting non-fiction work, Such Good Girls, “Jews Out!” wasn’t a game; it was a struggle for survival. The girls, Sophie, Flora, and Carla, grew up at a time and a place that did not allow them [...]

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  • Music Personalities Twenty Years On, the Real and Radical Legacy of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach

    Twenty Years On, the Real and Radical Legacy of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach

    JNS.org – “He was part hippie, part yippie, part beatnik, and part New Age,” wrote Elli Wohlgelernter in a Jerusalem Post eulogy in 1994, following the Oct. 20 passing of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach. Twenty years later, more robust accounts of Carlebach’s life have come to the surface. Earlier this year, Natan Ophir published the book Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach: Life, Mission & Legacy. This past summer, Rabbi Shlomo Katz’s The Soul of Jerusalem hit the shelves. But even the authors will admit [...]

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  • Blogs Music Beatlemania Invades the Gaza Strip (SATIRE)

    Beatlemania Invades the Gaza Strip (SATIRE)

    As Hamas loses its grip on power in the Gaza Strip as a result of war, poverty and disillusionment, the Islamist terrorist group has developed an ingenious way to raise the morale of the 1.7 million Palestinian Arabs it was elected to serve. While currently focused on delivering a rocket into every Israeli home, Hamas has not left its own people behind. To gently wipe away the tears of children strategically placed inside kindergartens as human shields, the Hamas Interior Ministry [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Spirituality/Tradition Removing Jesus’ Jewish Identity From Artwork

    Removing Jesus’ Jewish Identity From Artwork

    In a strong statement that challenges the historic divide between Christianity and Judaism, Pope Francis recently proclaimed, “Inside every Christian is a Jew.” But if you look at Renaissance artworks that depict Jesus, you will not find any evidence of a Jew inside the Christianized Jesus — even though the Gospels in the New Testament tell us that Jesus was Jewish to the core. Getting that point across to the public is a daunting task, as I learned in interviews I [...]

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