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Israeli Minister Says Kerry Remarks on Iran Nuclear Deal Are ‘Unacceptable’ April 14, 2014 9:42 am

Israeli Minister Says Kerry Remarks on Iran Nuclear Deal Are ‘Unacceptable’

Reuters – Israel described as “unacceptable” on Monday remarks by U.S. Secretary...

Following Kansas Killings, de Blasio Says NYPD Taking Steps to Ensure Safety of Jewish Individuals April 13, 2014 8:53 pm

Following Kansas Killings, de Blasio Says NYPD Taking Steps to Ensure Safety of Jewish Individuals

Following shootings at Kansas Jewish institutions earlier Sunday that left three dead, New...

3 Killed in Shootings at Kansas Jewish Sites; Suspect Detained, Shouted ‘Heil Hitler’ (VIDEO) April 13, 2014 3:58 pm

3 Killed in Shootings at Kansas Jewish Sites; Suspect Detained, Shouted ‘Heil Hitler’ (VIDEO)

Three people were killed in shootings at Jewish sites in Overland Park, Kansas, in a suspected...

Civil Rights Leader Accuses ‘Israel Bashers’ of Racism April 13, 2014 1:52 pm

Civil Rights Leader Accuses ‘Israel Bashers’ of Racism

A civil rights activist tagged supporters of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement...

Khamenei Says Iran Nuclear Development ‘Won’t Stop or Slow Down’ April 13, 2014 12:31 pm

Khamenei Says Iran Nuclear Development ‘Won’t Stop or Slow Down’

Supreme Leader of Iran Ayatollah Khamenei told his Twitter followers on Friday that the Islamic...

London Teacher Threatens Jewish Student ‘I’ll Send You to One of Your Gas Chambers’ April 13, 2014 10:04 am

London Teacher Threatens Jewish Student ‘I’ll Send You to One of Your Gas Chambers’

A London teacher threatened to send a Jewish student to the gas chambers for cutting the lunch...

Israel Announces $289 Million National Plan for Holocaust Survivors April 13, 2014 9:56 am

Israel Announces $289 Million National Plan for Holocaust Survivors

JNS.org - The Israeli government is expected to approve an additional annual budget of $289...

Israeli, Palestinian Authority Negotiators Meet Sunday in Latest Effort to Salvage Peace Talks April 13, 2014 9:56 am

Israeli, Palestinian Authority Negotiators Meet Sunday in Latest Effort to Salvage Peace Talks

Times of Israel – Israeli and Palestinian negotiators are to convene on Sunday in the latest...

Temple Mount Closed After Muslim Worshipers Riot, Injuring Two Officers April 13, 2014 9:56 am

Temple Mount Closed After Muslim Worshipers Riot, Injuring Two Officers

JTA – The Temple Mount was closed to visitors after Muslim worshipers threw stones and firebombs...

Professor Attacked for Taking Palestinian Students to Auschwitz April 13, 2014 9:53 am

Professor Attacked for Taking Palestinian Students to Auschwitz

Washington Post – Professor Mohammed S. Dajani took 27 Palestinian college students to...

Report: Israeli Minister Says Convicts’ Release Likely After Passover April 12, 2014 9:25 pm

Report: Israeli Minister Says Convicts’ Release Likely After Passover

Ynet – Naftali Bennett, Chairman of Bayit Yehudi, threatened Thursday night to break...

German Furniture Store Sells Hundreds of Hitler Coffee Mugs April 12, 2014 9:15 pm

German Furniture Store Sells Hundreds of Hitler Coffee Mugs

NBC News – A furniture store in western Germany sold nearly 200 coffee mugs bearing...

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  • Blogs Book Reviews The Origins of Palestinian Refugee Relief Efforts (REVIEW)

    The Origins of Palestinian Refugee Relief Efforts (REVIEW)

    Romirowsky and Joffe’s book Religion, Politics and the Origins of Palestine Refugee Relief is an important volume for those interested in truly understanding the origins of the Palestinian refugee issue. Utilizing a treasure trove of newly released documents, the authors link UNRWA’s (United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine) origins to the Quakers/American Friends Service Committee (AFSC). For those readers who thought they knew most of the Middle East story, Romirowsky and Joffe’s version provides another twist. The authors meticulously [...]

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  • Sports Israeli Soccer Team Faces Prospect of International Ban

    Israeli Soccer Team Faces Prospect of International Ban

    The Israel National soccer team could be facing a World Cup ban, and other soccer sanctions, unless it alleviates travel restrictions and increases field access for Palestinian players and coaches. The head of the Palestinian Football Association is pushing for international soccer’s governing body, the Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA), to issue a ban on Israel competing internationally, claiming Israel’s restrictive travel for Palestinians is equivalent to a form of oppression. “It’s not only the athletes,” Jibril Rajoub explains. [...]

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  • Beliefs and concepts Book Reviews Jewish Author of ‘Eat to Live’ Dishes on Health Care, Nutrition, Disease Prevention

    Jewish Author of ‘Eat to Live’ Dishes on Health Care, Nutrition, Disease Prevention

    JNS.org – While the national debate on “Obamacare” rages on past the recent March 31 sign-up deadline, bestselling Jewish author Dr. Joel Fuhrman says the “current disease care model of what we call ‘health care’ cannot possibly be sustained.” “There is simply not enough money available to support a system in which the lion’s share of expenditures is devoted to acute care, with virtually nothing being spent on preventive medicine, i.e. health care,” Fuhrman says in an interview. “To make [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Jewish Identity ‘Tears of Color’ Art Exhibit Shows Struggles of Israelis With Eating Disorders

    ‘Tears of Color’ Art Exhibit Shows Struggles of Israelis With Eating Disorders

    JNS.org – “This is how I want to be—without fear. Independent. I want to be like a bird. I want to spread my wings.” So reads part of the description beneath one of the 30 paintings on display until the end of May at the ZOA House in Tel Aviv. The collection represents the first-ever art exhibit of its kind: an exhibit created entirely by Israelis in treatment for eating disorders. Dubbed “Tears of Color,” based on one of the [...]

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  • Beliefs and concepts Book Reviews Overprotective or Loving? Daughters Reflect on Jewish Mothers in New Anthology

    Overprotective or Loving? Daughters Reflect on Jewish Mothers in New Anthology

    JNS.org – Rachel Ament noticed that she and her friends often shared humorous anecdotes that were typically variations on a theme: overprotective, worrying Jewish moms who smothered them with love. That included Ament’s own mother. “My mom is probably every Jewish stereotype scrunched into one,” the Washington, DC, resident tells JNS.org. “At the root of all these stereotypical, worrying, overprotective moms, is love.” A social media writer for Capital One, as well as a freelance writer, Ament decided about three years [...]

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  • Book Reviews Commentary ‎Kosher Lust: Love is Not the Answer (REVIEW)

    ‎Kosher Lust: Love is Not the Answer (REVIEW)

    Kosher Lust, by Shmuley Boteach (Gefen Publishing House, 2014). You really do want to find something positive to say about Shmuley Boteach. He is a phenomenon; very bright, an articulate bundle of energy and self-promotion. Anyone who has the chutzpah to describe himself as “America’s Rabbi” deserves ten out of ten for effort. I believe that along with most Chabad alumni, official and unofficial, he does a lot of good and is a sort of national treasure. In this world [...]

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  • Jewish Identity Theater Hollywood’s Revisiting of Passover’s Exodus Story a Part of Throwback ‘Year of the Bible’

    Hollywood’s Revisiting of Passover’s Exodus Story a Part of Throwback ‘Year of the Bible’

    JNS.org – In a throwback to the golden age of cinema, Hollywood has declared 2014 the “Year of the Bible.” From Ridley Scott’s Exodus starring Christian Bale as Moses, to Russell Crowe playing Noah, Hollywood is gambling on new innovations in technology and star power to revisit some of the most popular stories ever told. “It’s definitely a throwback to the 1950s and early ’60s,” Dr. Stephen J. Whitfield, an American Studies professor at Brandeis University, told JNS.org. Starting with The [...]

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  • Arts and Culture US & Canada ‘Jewish Giant’ Headlines New York Jewish Museum Exhibit

    ‘Jewish Giant’ Headlines New York Jewish Museum Exhibit

    Eddie Carmel, dubbed “The Jewish Giant” by American photographer Diane Arbus, is the centerpiece of a new exhibit opening April 11 at The Jewish Museum in New York. Arbus met Carmel, who was billed “The World’s Tallest Man,” at Hubert’s Dime Museum and Flea Circus in 1959 but waited until 1970 to photograph him at his parents’ home in the Bronx, according to the museum. The son of immigrants from Tel Aviv, Carmel posed for Arbus with his head bowed to [...]

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