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French Municipality Approves Motion to Name Street After Yasser Arafat June 3, 2015 12:46 pm

French Municipality Approves Motion to Name Street After Yasser Arafat

A coastal municipality in southern France decided to adopt a proposal that would name a new...

UK Student Union BDS Measures are Alienating Jewish Students, Says NUS Vice President June 3, 2015 12:36 pm

UK Student Union BDS Measures are Alienating Jewish Students, Says NUS Vice President

A decision by the U.K.’s largest student union to adopt Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions...

Israelis ‘Believe We Have No Better Friend Than Canada,’ Netanyahu Says June 3, 2015 9:42 am

Israelis ‘Believe We Have No Better Friend Than Canada,’ Netanyahu Says

JNS.org –  Upon hosting Canadian Foreign Minister Robert Nicholson in Jerusalem on...

Obama Awards Posthumous Medals of Honor to Jewish and Black WWI Vets June 3, 2015 9:41 am

Obama Awards Posthumous Medals of Honor to Jewish and Black WWI Vets

JNS.org –  President Barack Obama on Tuesday awarded two posthumous Medals of Honor...

UK’s Largest Student Union Passes Motion to Boycott Israel June 3, 2015 9:39 am

UK’s Largest Student Union Passes Motion to Boycott Israel

JNS.org – The United Kingdom’s National Union of Students (NUS), which represents...

State Department: We’re ‘Perplexed’ by ‘Inaccurate’ NYT Story on Iran Nuclear Fuel June 3, 2015 9:29 am

State Department: We’re ‘Perplexed’ by ‘Inaccurate’ NYT Story on Iran Nuclear Fuel

State Department spokesperson Marie Harf said she was “perplexed” by a New York Times...

Obama Threatens to Allow UN Vote on Palestinian Statehood June 3, 2015 9:28 am

Obama Threatens to Allow UN Vote on Palestinian Statehood

President Barack Obama took a step toward a tougher line with Israel in an interview released...

Netanyahu Calls Out British Student Union for Boycotting Israel, But Not ISIS June 3, 2015 9:25 am

Netanyahu Calls Out British Student Union for Boycotting Israel, But Not ISIS

The British National Union of Students that on Tuesday voted to boycott Israel, voted against...

Former Israeli Official Says Obama’s ‘Optimistic’ Middle East Policy Will Lead to Disaster June 3, 2015 6:16 am

Former Israeli Official Says Obama’s ‘Optimistic’ Middle East Policy Will Lead to Disaster

A former Israeli official and chief of military intelligence slammed President Barack Obama’s...

Ambassador Power Seeks to Remove Israel From Draft UN List of Children’s Rights Violators June 2, 2015 3:58 pm

Ambassador Power Seeks to Remove Israel From Draft UN List of Children’s Rights Violators

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power urged U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to...

Netanyahu Warns Iranian Nuclear Deal Far More Dangerous than ISIS June 2, 2015 3:54 pm

Netanyahu Warns Iranian Nuclear Deal Far More Dangerous than ISIS

A bad nuclear deal with Iran is far more dangerous than the threat posed by the Islamic State,...

Historic: Woman to Lead Israeli Mossad’s Recruitment Department June 2, 2015 3:29 pm

Historic: Woman to Lead Israeli Mossad’s Recruitment Department

The Chief of Israel’s renowned Mossad, Tamir Pardo, decided this week to appoint a woman,...

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  • Sports

    Sepp Blatter Resigns as FIFA President

    Sepp Blatter, who led world soccer’s governing body for 17 years and who was regarded as one of the most powerful people in global sports, said Tuesday that he would resign his position. He made his announcement in Zurich as law enforcement officials in the United States confirmed that he was a focus of a federal corruption investigation. Mr. Blatter had for days tried to distance himself from the controversy, but several United States officials, speaking on the condition of […]

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  • Arts and Culture Music Jewish Violinist Finishes Brahms Concert 82 Years After Nazis Interrupted His Father

    Jewish Violinist Finishes Brahms Concert 82 Years After Nazis Interrupted His Father

    A Jewish violinist played in Israel on Sunday the complete Brahms Violin Concerto in D Major, 82 years after Nazis interrupted his father mid-performance and escorted him offstage, The Week Magazine reported. Jewish-German violinist Ernest Drucker played only the first movement of the Brahms concerto in in Cologne, Germany, in 1933 before he was taken off stage by Nazi officials, who objected to Jewish musicians playing before non-Jewish audiences. Drucker’s son, Eugene Drucker, finished what his father started and played the […]

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  • Sports US & Canada Report: ‘Minyan’ Prayer Quorum Gathers at New York Rangers Games

    Report: ‘Minyan’ Prayer Quorum Gathers at New York Rangers Games

    A prayer quorum of at least 10 Jewish men, known as a minyan, gathers at every New York Rangers game played in the evening at Madison Square Garden, Jewish Insider reported on Monday citing commentator and former Mitt Romney adviser Dan Senor. “Another reason to love NYC: Just learned there’s a Minyan at every @NYRangers eve game b/w 2nd & 3rd periods at same designated spot at MSG,” tweeted Senor, who also co-authored Start Up Nation, a bestseller which documents […]

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  • Featured Sports World Palestinian Soccer League Withdraws Bid to Suspend Israel From FIFA

    Palestinian Soccer League Withdraws Bid to Suspend Israel From FIFA

    The head of Israel’s soccer association called on his Palestinian counterpart to “join forces,” as the Palestinian Football Association withdrew its bid on Friday to have Israel suspended from FIFA. “Let’s leave it to the politicians to do politics,” said Israel Football Association chief Ofer Eini, moments after PFA Chairman Jibril Rajoub announced that his group had withdrawn the proposal. After his remarks, Eini shook hands with the Palestinian soccer chief. Rajoub thanked “those” who convinced him to drop the […]

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  • Sports US & Canada Israeli-American Group Congratulates Cavaliers’ Blatt on Reaching NBA Finals

    Israeli-American Group Congratulates Cavaliers’ Blatt on Reaching NBA Finals

    JNS.org – An organization whose work focuses on the estimated population of 500,000-800,000 Israeli Americans congratulated David Blatt, the Jewish head coach of the National Basketball Association’s (NBA) Cleveland Cavaliers and a longtime Israel-based coach, for clinching an appearance in the NBA Finals. The Israeli-American Council (IAC), whose stated mission is “to build an active and giving Israeli-American community throughout the United States in order to strengthen the State of Israel, our next generation, and to provide a bridge to […]

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  • Food US & Canada Bacon Flavor Ben & Jerry’s ‘Not Gonna Happen’ Because it Wouldn’t be Kosher

    Bacon Flavor Ben & Jerry’s ‘Not Gonna Happen’ Because it Wouldn’t be Kosher

    Famed ice cream maker Ben & Jerry’s will not be introducing a Bacon flavored product to its offerings because the company intends to keep its entire line kosher, Marketing Director Alison Gilbert told AOL’s morning show Rise recently. “It’s kind of funny, a lot of people look for bacon in our ice cream, which is probably not gonna happen because all of our ice cream is kosher,” she said, referring to Jewish dietary restrictions that proscribe the consumption of pig […]

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  • Israel Sports Israeli Judo Team Faces Antisemitic Harassment in Morocco: ‘We Will Murder You’

    Israeli Judo Team Faces Antisemitic Harassment in Morocco: ‘We Will Murder You’

    Israeli athletes at a world Judo championship in Morocco reportedly faced antisemitic slurs during the competition, news site WorldNetDaily reported on Monday. “We will murder you,” and “you’re not wanted here, go home,” were among the vituperative attacks directed at the Israeli Judo Association team, which was in Morocco last week for the World Masters Judo Tournament. According to Haaretz, each Israeli teammate was met with boos and jeers upon entering a fight. Additionally, no Israeli flags were present at […]

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  • Music US & Canada Lady Gaga Accepts ADL Award: ‘Your Philosophies Are So in Line With Ours’ (VIDEO)

    Lady Gaga Accepts ADL Award: ‘Your Philosophies Are So in Line With Ours’ (VIDEO)

    Pop superstar Lady Gaga on Thursday accepted an award from Jewish human rights group the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) on behalf of her Born This Way Foundation, which strives to combat bullying among young people. “Your philosophies are so in line with ours,” she said of the ADL upon accepting the Making a Difference Award in a videotaped message, which was shown at a ceremony in New York City. “We want to help young people know that their feelings and who they are on […]

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