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Report: Foundation Backing Iran Deal Also Funded Major Media Outlets May 21, 2016 9:23 am

Report: Foundation Backing Iran Deal Also Funded Major Media Outlets

A group the White House recently identified as a key surrogate in selling the Iran nuclear...

Israel’s UN Ambassador Flatly Rejects Demand to Remove Jerusalem Panel From Exhibit: We Will Not Allow Our History to Be Censored May 20, 2016 5:10 pm

Israel’s UN Ambassador Flatly Rejects Demand to Remove Jerusalem Panel From Exhibit: We Will Not Allow Our History to Be Censored

The Jewish state will not be prevented from proudly proclaiming its biblical and historic...

Student Group Calls for End to Intimidation, Harassment of Jewish, Zionist Students Following Violent Anti-Israel Protest at UC Irvine (VIDEO) May 20, 2016 12:57 pm

Student Group Calls for End to Intimidation, Harassment of Jewish, Zionist Students Following Violent Anti-Israel Protest at UC Irvine (VIDEO)

Jewish and pro-Israel students across college campuses cannot be allowed “to be intimidated...

Israelis Prefer Yisrael Beiteinu Over Labor in Governing Coalition, Polls Show May 20, 2016 11:57 am

Israelis Prefer Yisrael Beiteinu Over Labor in Governing Coalition, Polls Show

JNS.org – Israelis prefer Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s decision to invite...

Israel’s Yaalon Resigns as Defense Minister Over ‘Lack of Faith’ in Netanyahu, Promises Return to Politics May 20, 2016 9:45 am

Israel’s Yaalon Resigns as Defense Minister Over ‘Lack of Faith’ in Netanyahu, Promises Return to Politics

JNS.org – Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon stunned the political arena Friday...

Debris From Missing EgyptAir Flight Found in Mediterranean May 20, 2016 9:44 am

Debris From Missing EgyptAir Flight Found in Mediterranean

Debris from the missing EgyptAir flight has been found floating in the Mediterranean, Egyptian...

Report: Paris Attacks Suspect Refuses to Speak During First Interrogation May 20, 2016 9:43 am

Report: Paris Attacks Suspect Refuses to Speak During First Interrogation

Terror suspect Salah Abdeslam refused to speak during his first full day of interrogation...

US Again Urges Reluctant European Banks to Trade With Iran May 20, 2016 8:59 am

US Again Urges Reluctant European Banks to Trade With Iran

The United States and its partners in the Iran nuclear talks are trying anew to convince European...

Free Speech Activist Warns: It May Soon Be Illegal in Canada to Call Someone Antisemitic May 20, 2016 2:39 am

Free Speech Activist Warns: It May Soon Be Illegal in Canada to Call Someone Antisemitic

It may soon be illegal in Canada to publicly label someone an antisemite, a conservative Canadian...

Bahraini Columnist: Stabbing Innocent Civilians ‘Will Not Lead to Victory,’ Only Further Hatred of Muslims, Arabs May 20, 2016 2:00 am

Bahraini Columnist: Stabbing Innocent Civilians ‘Will Not Lead to Victory,’ Only Further Hatred of Muslims, Arabs

A Bahraini columnist on Tuesday condemned Arabs and Muslims who carry out stabbing attacks...

Former Senior US Official: White House Launched ‘Venomous Whisper Campaign’ Against Netanyahu to Sell Iran Nuclear Deal (VIDEO) May 19, 2016 5:42 pm

Former Senior US Official: White House Launched ‘Venomous Whisper Campaign’ Against Netanyahu to Sell Iran Nuclear Deal (VIDEO)

As part of the Obama administration’s strategy to sell the Iran nuclear deal, the White...

Major International Firms Nissan and Orange Justify Co-Sponsorship of Concert Featuring ‘Protocols’ Loving Lebanese Singer May 19, 2016 5:24 pm

Major International Firms Nissan and Orange Justify Co-Sponsorship of Concert Featuring ‘Protocols’ Loving Lebanese Singer

Major international brands have justified their co-sponsorship of an upcoming charity concert...

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  • Features World Graves of Jewish Pirates in Jamaica Give Caribbean Tourists Taste of Little-Known History

    Graves of Jewish Pirates in Jamaica Give Caribbean Tourists Taste of Little-Known History

    Tour operators are calling attention to Jamaica’s little-known Jewish heritage by arranging visits to historic Jewish sites on the Caribbean island, including a cemetery where Jewish pirates are buried. A report in Travel and Leisure magazine describes the Hunts Bay Cemetery in Kingston, where there are seven tombstones engraved with Hebrew benedictions and skull and crossbones insignia. According to the report, centuries ago, Jewish pirates sailed the waters of Jamaica and settled in Port Royal. The town, once known as “the wickedest city in the […]

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  • Arts and Culture Blogs Filmmaker Eyal Resh Embraces the Challenge of Telling Israel’s Story (VIDEO)

    Filmmaker Eyal Resh Embraces the Challenge of Telling Israel’s Story (VIDEO)

    JNS.org – Telling Israel’s story. It’s the specific title of a short film that Eyal Resh created last year. It’s also the theme behind the 27-year-old Israeli filmmaker’s broader body of work. The widely viewed “Telling Israel’s Story” film—directed by Resh for a gala event hosted by the Times of Israel online news outlet—seemingly begins as a promotional tourism video, but quickly evolves to offer a multilayered perspective. “I want to tell you a story about a special place for me,” a young woman whispers […]

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  • Blogs Features Israel Geeks Out: Science, Art and Tech Event Embodies Jewish State’s ‘DNA’

    Israel Geeks Out: Science, Art and Tech Event Embodies Jewish State’s ‘DNA’

    JNS.org – The entrance to Jerusalem’s Sacher Park was transformed from April 25-27 by a fire-breathing robotic dragon, which flailed its arms and attempted to take flight. The robot, a signature feature at Jerusalem’s first-ever “Geek Picnic,” was one of more than 150 scientific amusements available for the public to experience. This particular dragon was designed by students from Moscow’s Art Industrial Institute in conjunction with the Flacon design factory, said Anatasia Shaminer, a student who helped facilitate the display. Children […]

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  • Book Reviews Opinion The Syrian Virgin (REVIEW)

    The Syrian Virgin (REVIEW)

    The Syrian Virgin, by Zack Love. CreateSpace, 2015. The Syrian Virgin, by Zack Love, is a very interesting novel. Equally a political and romantic thriller, at times a real page-turner, it gets you intimately involved in the dire situation in today’s Syria, as well as in the romantic entanglements of its mostly New York-based characters — whose entanglements just might determine the fate of that dire situation in Syria. Along the way it introduces a really important idea that somehow […]

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  • Features Unpacking the Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict and Its Ripple Effect on Israel’s Region

    Unpacking the Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict and Its Ripple Effect on Israel’s Region

    JNS.org – Aside from Israel itself, those with a vested interest in the Jewish state are accustomed to tracking developments related to Middle East players such as Iran, Syria, Jordan and Egypt. But much global attention has recently focused on the Caucasus region at the Europe-Asia border, specifically on the suddenly intensified violence between Azerbaijan and Armenia in the mountainous Nagorno-Karabakh area of western Azerbaijan. The Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, while not taking place in Israel’s immediate neighborhood, does have what one scholar called […]

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  • Blogs Features Earth Day 2016: Israel Shines in Water Technology, Recycling, Renewable Energy

    Earth Day 2016: Israel Shines in Water Technology, Recycling, Renewable Energy

    JNS.org – On Friday, April 22, 196 nations across the world mark Earth Day, the annual day dedicated to environmental protection that was enacted in 1970. Not to be forgotten on this day is Israel, which is known as the “start-up nation” for its disproportionate amount of technological innovation, including in the area of protecting the environment. For Earth Day 2016, JNS.org presents a sampling of the Jewish state’s internal achievements and global contributions in the environmental realm. Water conservation Israeli […]

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  • Arts and Culture World New Documentary Explores Holocaust Humor, Role That Laughter Played in Death Camps

    New Documentary Explores Holocaust Humor, Role That Laughter Played in Death Camps

    Holocaust humor and the role that laughter played in the lives of Jews during World War II are the focus of a documentary that made its world premiere on Monday at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City. In The Last Laugh, first- and second-generation survivors, as well as famous Jewish and non-Jewish comedians, discuss their thoughts on when joking about the death camps is appropriate or taboo. “Nazi humor, that’s OK. Holocaust humor, no,” Jewish comedic giant, actor and filmmaker Mel Brooks says in the film. “Anything I […]

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  • Arts and Culture Blogs Tragedy Culminates in ‘Celebration,’ Says Israeli Author Who Lost Son to Terror

    Tragedy Culminates in ‘Celebration,’ Says Israeli Author Who Lost Son to Terror

    JNS.org – Sherri Mandell’s life was devastated on May 8, 2001, when her 13-year-old son Koby was murdered by terrorists on the outskirts of the Israeli Jewish community of Tekoa. Yet Mandell not only shares the story of her loss, but also celebrates the lessons she has learned from tragedy. Indeed, “celebrate” is this Israeli-American author’s word choice. Her second book, The Road to Resilience: From Chaos to Celebration (Toby Press), came out earlier this year. The lesson: in every celebration, there is […]

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