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Cybersecurity Training Program for Israeli High School Students Extends Recruitment to Include Younger Kids July 7, 2016 7:31 am

Cybersecurity Training Program for Israeli High School Students Extends Recruitment to Include Younger Kids

An after-school cybersecurity training program for Israeli high school students is looking...

Graves of Jewish Pirates in Jamaica Give Caribbean Tourists Taste of Little-Known History May 20, 2016 2:00 am

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...

Israel Geeks Out: Science, Art and Tech Event Embodies Jewish State’s ‘DNA’ May 5, 2016 12:52 pm

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...

Unpacking the Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict and Its Ripple Effect on Israel’s Region April 22, 2016 10:09 am

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...

Earth Day 2016: Israel Shines in Water Technology, Recycling, Renewable Energy April 22, 2016 10:01 am

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...

For Alan Gross, Cuban Prison Didn’t Harden His Heart or Weaken His Ambition April 15, 2016 6:47 am

For Alan Gross, Cuban Prison Didn’t Harden His Heart or Weaken His Ambition

JNS.org – Alan Gross used to be nothing more to me than a tragic headline. When I...

New Movie Shows How Global Economic Instability Grew From Very Local Greed April 15, 2016 6:33 am

New Movie Shows How Global Economic Instability Grew From Very Local Greed

JNS.org – When I saw the recent Academy Award-winning film “The Big Short,” I...

At Forbes Summit in Israel, Entrepreneurship Is a ‘Common Language’ April 8, 2016 2:34 am

At Forbes Summit in Israel, Entrepreneurship Is a ‘Common Language’

JNS.org – Nine months ago, Seth Cohen, director of network initiatives for the Charles...

Timna Valley’s New Visitor Center Is the Latest Enhancement in Israel’s Negev Desert April 5, 2016 6:49 am

Timna Valley’s New Visitor Center Is the Latest Enhancement in Israel’s Negev Desert

JNS.org – Signs along the road remind drivers and hikers not to drop fruits or vegetables...

The Top 100 People Positively Influencing Jewish Life, 2015 March 30, 2016 1:50 am

The Top 100 People Positively Influencing Jewish Life, 2015

The Top 100 People Positively Influencing Jewish Life, 2015 ACADEMIA Daniel Sperber Jeffrey...

Jewish 100, 2015: Simon Sebag Montefiore – Voices March 30, 2016 1:03 am

Jewish 100, 2015: Simon Sebag Montefiore – Voices

Simon Sebag Montefiore Historian and author Simon Sebag Montefiore is a British historian,...

Jewish 100, 2015: Tuvia Tenenbom – Voices March 30, 2016 1:03 am

Jewish 100, 2015: Tuvia Tenenbom – Voices

Tuvia Tenenbom Playwright and journalist  Tuvia Tenenbom, born in Israel, is a theater director,...

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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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  • Arts and Culture Israeli Actress Says Playing Muslim Character in ‘Tyrant’ Has Made Her More ‘Hopeful, Humble’

    Israeli Actress Says Playing Muslim Character in ‘Tyrant’ Has Made Her More ‘Hopeful, Humble’

    Israeli actress Moran Atias said that playing a Muslim woman in the hit FX series Tyrant has changed her outlook. “Educating myself about a different culture has made me more hopeful and humble, that we’re all the same,” the Jewish actress, 35, said during an interview with AOL Build. Atias plays Leila Al-Fayeed, the strong and politically minded wife of the president of Abbudin, a fictional Middle Eastern country run by a dictatorial family. The Israeli-born former model, who earned the title of Miss Globe International […]

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