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Israeli Reporter Covering Bastille Day Massacre Warned by Nice Resident Not to Speak Hebrew Due to Anti-Jewish-State Sentiment Among Arabs, Europeans (VIDEO) July 17, 2016 11:19 am

Israeli Reporter Covering Bastille Day Massacre Warned by Nice Resident Not to Speak Hebrew Due to Anti-Jewish-State Sentiment Among Arabs, Europeans (VIDEO)

An Israeli reporter at the scene of Thursday night’s terrorist attack in Nice was warned...

Two IDF Soldiers Killed in Accidental Grenade Explosion on Mount Hermon July 17, 2016 10:43 am

Two IDF Soldiers Killed in Accidental Grenade Explosion on Mount Hermon

Two IDF soldiers – including a lone soldier from the United States – were killed,...

Turkey’s Erdogan Has Thousands of Suspected Opponents Rounded Up in Ruthless Crackdown After Failed Coup Attempt July 17, 2016 10:40 am

Turkey’s Erdogan Has Thousands of Suspected Opponents Rounded Up in Ruthless Crackdown After Failed Coup Attempt

Turkish authorities on Sunday pressed on with a ruthless crackdown against suspects in the...

Nice Attacker Scouted Terror Route Twice in Week Preceding Attack July 17, 2016 10:35 am

Nice Attacker Scouted Terror Route Twice in Week Preceding Attack

The Tunisian man who drove his lorry into crowds of people in Nice researched the route in...

Israeli Security Forces Thwart Rush Hour Terror Attack on Jerusalem’s Light Railway July 17, 2016 10:31 am

Israeli Security Forces Thwart Rush Hour Terror Attack on Jerusalem’s Light Railway

Several pipe bombs were found in the middle of downtown Jerusalem at the Jaffa street light...

Report: Iran Attempts Fourth Ballistic Missile Test Since Signing Nuclear Deal Last Year July 17, 2016 10:26 am

Report: Iran Attempts Fourth Ballistic Missile Test Since Signing Nuclear Deal Last Year

Iran has attempted to launch a new type of ballistic missile based on North Korean technology,...

Erdogan Declares Victory, Arrests Thousands, as Attempted Coup Leaves Scores Dead, Hundreds Wounded  (VIDEO) July 15, 2016 6:04 pm

Erdogan Declares Victory, Arrests Thousands, as Attempted Coup Leaves Scores Dead, Hundreds Wounded (VIDEO)

Friday night’s attempted coup in Turkey, which left more than 160 people dead and nearly...

ISIS Claims Responsibility for Bastille Day Massacre in Nice; French Police Arrest 3 Additional Suspects July 15, 2016 6:00 pm

ISIS Claims Responsibility for Bastille Day Massacre in Nice; French Police Arrest 3 Additional Suspects

Islamic State claimed responsibility on Saturday for the truck attack that killed at least...

Palestinians Hailed for Developing ‘Innovative’ Car-Ramming Terror Tactic Used in Nice Attack July 15, 2016 4:42 pm

Palestinians Hailed for Developing ‘Innovative’ Car-Ramming Terror Tactic Used in Nice Attack

As jihadists around the world expressed their joy over Thursday evening’s terror attack...

Morning After Terror Attack in Nice, Leading Local Rabbi Says Members of Jewish Community Among Wounded, Missing July 15, 2016 1:23 pm

Morning After Terror Attack in Nice, Leading Local Rabbi Says Members of Jewish Community Among Wounded, Missing

At least six members of France’s Jewish community are among the injured and missing...

Israeli and Jewish Leaders Condemn France’s Bastille Day Terror Attack July 15, 2016 10:32 am

Israeli and Jewish Leaders Condemn France’s Bastille Day Terror Attack

JNS.org – Israeli and Jewish leaders condemned the bloody Bastille Day terror attack...

Two Jewish Sisters Said Missing Following Bastille Day Terror Attack July 15, 2016 10:31 am

Two Jewish Sisters Said Missing Following Bastille Day Terror Attack

JNS.org – Two elderly Jewish sisters were among the missing following the Bastille...

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  • Arts and Culture First English-Language Trailer Debuts for Natalie Portman’s Hebrew Film ‘A Tale of Love and Darkness,’ Based on Amos Oz’s Memoir (VIDEO)

    First English-Language Trailer Debuts for Natalie Portman’s Hebrew Film ‘A Tale of Love and Darkness,’ Based on Amos Oz’s Memoir (VIDEO)

    The first English-language trailer for Natalie Portman’s directorial debut — A Tale of Love and Darkness — based on Israeli author Amos Oz’s memoir, was released on Thursday. The movie, originally filmed in Hebrew, tells the story of Oz’s childhood in Jerusalem at the end of the British Mandate and the early years of Israel’s independence. Portman, who was born in Israel and speaks fluent Hebrew, plays the lead role of Fania, the author’s mother. She struggles to raise her son as she deals with inner demons, a […]

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  • Features As Berlin Prices Rise, Israelis Turn East for German Real-Estate Bargains

    As Berlin Prices Rise, Israelis Turn East for German Real-Estate Bargains

    JNS.org – Sonnenallee, a street in Berlin’s Neukölln district, looks like it comes straight out of an Arab city — so much so that it goes by the nickname “Gaza Strip.” Kebab and bakery shops are advertised in Arabic; men sit in men-only coffee shops; and bridal shop windows showcase glittery, not-so-stylish gowns. But take a random turn, and you’ll find a swath of bars, burger joints, and Indian restaurants where hip Berliners announce that they have arrived to urban coolness. […]

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  • Arts and Culture Israeli Actress Gal Gadot Slays in ‘Wonder Woman’ Trailer (VIDEO)

    Israeli Actress Gal Gadot Slays in ‘Wonder Woman’ Trailer (VIDEO)

    Israeli actress Gal Gadot engages in fierce action sequences in the new Wonder Woman trailer, which Warner Bros. premiered during the San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday. The nearly 3-minute trailer, the first to debut for the superhero film, shows scenes of Diana, princess of the Amazons, fighting alongside men in the battle against the world’s toughest enemies. The first shot of the video shows Wonder Woman discovering a man, Steve Trevor (played by actor Chris Pine), washed ashore. The clip then takes viewers to the all-female island where Wonder Woman was born. […]

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  • Arts and Culture A Theatrical Look at Diplomacy and the Oslo Accords (REVIEW)

    A Theatrical Look at Diplomacy and the Oslo Accords (REVIEW)

    Is diplomacy worthwhile, even if the end result isn’t what we hoped for? That is the question, among many others, posed by the new play Oslo, by J.T. Rogers. Making its New York debut at Lincoln Center, the play examines the secret diplomatic process that led to the historic 1993 peace accords. The character of Shimon Peres makes an appearance onstage — and he, along with Yitzhak Rabin and Yasser Arafat, tower over the proceedings. But they mainly do so in absentia. Instead, […]

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  • Spirituality/Tradition Sports Israeli Trailblazer Dean Kremer Brings Jewish Values to Nascent Pro Baseball Career

    Israeli Trailblazer Dean Kremer Brings Jewish Values to Nascent Pro Baseball Career

    JNS.org – Other than being part of the Los Angeles Dodgers organization, Sandy Koufax and Dean Kremer have something else in common: a respect for Jewish tradition. Koufax — who was recently ranked by ESPN as the best left-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball (MLB) history — decided not to pitch Game 1 of the 1965 World Series because the game fell on Yom Kippur. “I would do the same,” Kremer said in an interview. Last month, the 20-year-old Kremer became […]

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  • Arts and Culture Lead Guitarist of British Rock Band Queen Asks Adam Lambert to Sing in Hebrew During Upcoming Israel Concert

    Lead Guitarist of British Rock Band Queen Asks Adam Lambert to Sing in Hebrew During Upcoming Israel Concert

    The famed lead guitarist of British rock band Queen, Brian May, encouraged Jewish singer-songwriter Adam Lambert to perform in Hebrew during their upcoming joint concert in Israel, an entertainment industry advocacy organization reported on Tuesday. During a recent interview with Israeli television personality Assi Azar, May was played a 2005 video of Lambert singing the popular song Shir L’Shalom, (Song for Peace). May was so impressed by Lambert’s singing of the Hebrew track that he told the American singer, “We have to do that. Let’s […]

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  • Sports Kenyan Marathoner to Compete for Israel in Rio Olympics

    Kenyan Marathoner to Compete for Israel in Rio Olympics

    JNS.org – Kenyan-born marathoner Lonah Chemtai is expected to compete for Israel at the Olympics Games in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil next month after gaining a last minute approval. “I am very proud [to represent Israel] and I hope to achieve a new personal best time,” Chemtai told Reuters. Chemtai, who grew up a rural village in western Kenya, first came to Israel in 2009 to care of the children of her country’s ambassador to Israel. The 27-year-old runner recently gained […]

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  • Arts and Culture Jewish Identity Will Laughs Lead to Love on Show About Orthodox Dating?

    Will Laughs Lead to Love on Show About Orthodox Dating?

    To date or not to date? That is not the question for most Modern Orthodox singles in New York. The question is when will they find their future spouses, and when will their families stop nagging them about having babies? Inspired by the success of the Israeli show “Srugim,” Leah Gottfried, 25, decided she would create and star in her own show, “Soon By You.” “Dating is so serious already,” Gottfried said. “We wanted to take a lighter approach and laugh at the […]

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