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Iranian Foreign Minister Holds Meetings in France to Maintain Nuclear Deal Momentum June 22, 2016 9:49 am

Iranian Foreign Minister Holds Meetings in France to Maintain Nuclear Deal Momentum

Iran’s foreign minister, making the rounds of European capitals to seek benefits from...

Israel Declares New Holiday Honoring Immigrants June 22, 2016 9:42 am

Israel Declares New Holiday Honoring Immigrants

JNS.org – The Israeli Knesset has formally declared a new holiday, National Aliyah...

IDF Says Palestinian Teen Killed by Mistake in West Bank June 22, 2016 9:40 am

IDF Says Palestinian Teen Killed by Mistake in West Bank

Israeli soldiers shot and killed a Palestinian teenager early Tuesday in the West Bank, mistakenly...

Israel, Turkey Reportedly Nearing Deal to Normalize Relations June 22, 2016 9:39 am

Israel, Turkey Reportedly Nearing Deal to Normalize Relations

JNS.org – Former Middle East allies Israel and Turkey are reportedly nearing a deal...

Mideast Analyst Group: Inability of Inspectors to Investigate Suspicious Activity at Parchin Military Facility Highlights Ineffectiveness of Iran Nuclear Deal June 22, 2016 7:00 am

Mideast Analyst Group: Inability of Inspectors to Investigate Suspicious Activity at Parchin Military Facility Highlights Ineffectiveness of Iran Nuclear Deal

Following a Wall Street Journal report on Sunday, according to which the Obama administration...

Israel Needs UK to Remain in EU to Fight Threats, PM David Cameron Says June 21, 2016 3:21 pm

Israel Needs UK to Remain in EU to Fight Threats, PM David Cameron Says

JNS.org – British Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday told a group of British Jews...

Israel to Bolster Evacuated Gaza Jewish Communities’ Infrastructure June 21, 2016 3:19 pm

Israel to Bolster Evacuated Gaza Jewish Communities’ Infrastructure

JNS.org – The Israeli government will provide 24 million shekels ($6.2 million) to...

3 Israelis Hurt in Rock-Throwing Attack; IDF Mistakenly Kills Palestinian Bystander June 21, 2016 12:39 pm

3 Israelis Hurt in Rock-Throwing Attack; IDF Mistakenly Kills Palestinian Bystander

JNS.org – Three Israelis were lightly wounded overnight Tuesday when terrorists hurled...

US Intelligence Community Leaders Petition Against Easing of Convicted Spy Jonathan Pollard’s Parole Conditions June 21, 2016 12:28 pm

US Intelligence Community Leaders Petition Against Easing of Convicted Spy Jonathan Pollard’s Parole Conditions

Leaders of the US intelligence community have petitioned against easing the parole conditions...

Most Israeli Arabs Don’t See Hezbollah as a Terror Group, Local Leaders Say June 21, 2016 12:15 pm

Most Israeli Arabs Don’t See Hezbollah as a Terror Group, Local Leaders Say

The majority of Israeli Arabs do not think of Hezbollah as a terrorist organization, despite...

Obama Questioned Necessity of Israel’s Military Edge in Middle East, Former Defense Secretary Reveals June 21, 2016 9:59 am

Obama Questioned Necessity of Israel’s Military Edge in Middle East, Former Defense Secretary Reveals

Frustrated over a stall in an arms sale to Saudi Arabia, Obama once questioned the necessity...

Israeli Embassy in Washington Marks Orlando Massacre at First Pride Event June 21, 2016 9:56 am

Israeli Embassy in Washington Marks Orlando Massacre at First Pride Event

Israel’s embassy in Washington had been planning its first-ever Pride reception celebrating...

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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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