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Israel Ministerial Committee Approves Plan to Double Chinese Exports to $5 Billion May 21, 2014 12:16 pm

Israel Ministerial Committee Approves Plan to Double Chinese Exports to $5 Billion

The Israeli Ministerial Committee on China Affairs, chaired by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu,...

Alcatel-Lucent to Open New Bell Labs Research Center in Israel May 20, 2014 5:25 pm

Alcatel-Lucent to Open New Bell Labs Research Center in Israel

Israel was chosen by French network-equipment maker Alcatel-Lucent as the site for a new...

Israeli Tennis Analytics Company Attracts Investors Bill Ackman, Billie Jean King and Novak Djokovic May 20, 2014 10:39 am

Israeli Tennis Analytics Company Attracts Investors Bill Ackman, Billie Jean King and Novak Djokovic

PlaySight Interactive Ltd., an Israeli sports analytics company, said it raised $3.5 million...

Israeli and Chinese Universities Partner to Open $300 Million Tech Research Center May 20, 2014 10:18 am

Israeli and Chinese Universities Partner to Open $300 Million Tech Research Center

JNS.org - Tel Aviv University (TAU) has announced that it is partnering with Beijing’s Tsinghua...

Netanyahu: Designated Indian PM Wants to Deepen Ties With Israel May 19, 2014 3:36 pm

Netanyahu: Designated Indian PM Wants to Deepen Ties With Israel

JNS.org – India’s newly designated prime minister, Narendra Modi, has said he wants...

Chinese Food Giant Bright Dairy Says Israel’s Tnuva Makes Better Cheese Than European Rivals May 15, 2014 4:51 pm

Chinese Food Giant Bright Dairy Says Israel’s Tnuva Makes Better Cheese Than European Rivals

Bright Dairy & Food Co. Deputy General Manager Ke Li told Israeli journalists visiting...

U.S. Sidelines Israel in $13 Billion Polish Missile Defense Deal May 15, 2014 9:19 am

U.S. Sidelines Israel in $13 Billion Polish Missile Defense Deal

Reuters – Israel is poised to lose out on a deal valued at up to $13 billion to build a...

Jill Abramson Fired From New York Times Following ‘Management’ Issues, Publisher Says May 15, 2014 9:18 am

Jill Abramson Fired From New York Times Following ‘Management’ Issues, Publisher Says

Politico – New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson was abruptly fired from the paper...

U.S. FDA Approves Israeli Company’s Lung Cancer Scanning System; Shares Surge 18% on TASE May 14, 2014 6:04 pm

U.S. FDA Approves Israeli Company’s Lung Cancer Scanning System; Shares Surge 18% on TASE

Shares of Israeli biotech firm BioView surged 18.7% to NIS 3.45 on Wednesday after the...

Israel Private Equity Deal Volume Up 141% in First Quarter to $349 Million May 14, 2014 11:55 am

Israel Private Equity Deal Volume Up 141% in First Quarter to $349 Million

Private equity funds invested $349 million in 12 Israeli deals in the first quarter of 2014,...

Israel Bourse Aims for 100 New Listings in 5 Years; to Double Trading Volumes May 13, 2014 4:36 pm

Israel Bourse Aims for 100 New Listings in 5 Years; to Double Trading Volumes

Yossi Beinart, the new CEO of the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange, on Tuesday said his goal is to...

Israelis Create ‘Electronic Guide Dog’ for the Blind (VIDEO) May 12, 2014 9:15 pm

Israelis Create ‘Electronic Guide Dog’ for the Blind (VIDEO)

Three students from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering at Israel’s Technion Institute...

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  • Book Reviews Personalities How a Jewish Leader With 3 Months to Live Created a ‘Seminar’ on Life

    How a Jewish Leader With 3 Months to Live Created a ‘Seminar’ on Life

    JNS.org – What would you do if you found out that you had only three more months to live? Gordon Zacks was a successful businessman, a leader of Jewish life, and a confidante and adviser to President George H.W. Bush. He knew that he had prostate cancer, but doctors advised him that it was very slow-growing and nothing to worry about. Then came the day when the doctors told him his cancer metastasized to his liver, and that he had [...]

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  • Blogs Theater 10 Things I Learned From My Play About Holocaust Denial

    10 Things I Learned From My Play About Holocaust Denial

    Last month, my one-man show Hoaxocaust! Written and performed by Barry Levey with the generous assistance of the Institute for Political and International Studies, Tehran ran in the New York International Fringe Festival, where it won an Overall Excellence Award. The play has now been selected to run in the Fringe Encores Series at Baruch College’s Performing Arts Center, for four performances which started on Thursday, September 11. Getting the play to the stage was not easy, however. Here are [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Israel Israeli Music Producer Racks Up Over 535,000 YouTube Hits – in Two Days

    Israeli Music Producer Racks Up Over 535,000 YouTube Hits – in Two Days

    Phenomenon: Tel Aviv-based musician and “sampler” extraordinaire, Kutiman (aka Ophir Kutiel) has hit another one out of the park with “Give It Up,” a fully-functioning song in its own right, assembled from hundreds of ameteur and instructional music videos. The Jerusalem-born musical prodigy is best know for his diverse online musical projects. In the latest video, uploaded to YouTube on Sept. 12th, Kutiel thanked most of the musicians and individuals he chose to include in the meticulously-edited clip, which opens with [...]

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  • Theater US & Canada Behind-the-Scenes Reel of Ridley Scott’s Moses Epic Shows Scenes Using 4000 Extras (VIDEO)

    Behind-the-Scenes Reel of Ridley Scott’s Moses Epic Shows Scenes Using 4000 Extras (VIDEO)

    A recently released behind-the-scenes reel of Ridley Scott’s upcoming film Exodus: Gods and Kings shows just how far the director has gone to portray one of the Bible’s most famous narratives. In the clip, which shows scenes involving up to 4,000 extras, the visionary director discusses what drew him to the biblical tale of Moses. “The Moses story was a massive challenge, which I really love. I wanted to explore the complexity of his character and I was stunned by [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Jewish Identity Turner Classic Movies Showcases ‘Broad Sweep’ of the Jewish Experience on Film

    Turner Classic Movies Showcases ‘Broad Sweep’ of the Jewish Experience on Film

    JNS.org – Since 2006, the Turner Classic Movies (TCM) cable and satellite TV network has hosted “The Projected Image,” a month-long showcase examining how different cultural and ethnic groups have been portrayed on the big screen. At last, after previously covering African Americans, Asians, the LGBT community, Latinos, Native Americans, Arabs, and people with disabilities, the annual series is delving into Jewish film this month. “The Projected Image: The Jewish Experience on Film,” whose first segment aired Sept. 2, runs [...]

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  • Book Reviews Jewish Identity An Inside Look at the Hasidim (REVIEW)

    An Inside Look at the Hasidim (REVIEW)

    The sight of young girls in pinafores and young boys wearing peyos – sidelocks – dangling over their ears is a sure sign that you have entered the enigmatic precincts of the Hasidim – the pious ones. Veteran New York Times journalist Joseph Berger’s new book, THE PIOUS ONES: The World of Hasidim and their Battles with America, takes the reader on a journey into the enclaves where various sects of Jews live a seemingly outmoded way of life in [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Jewish Identity How Jewish Television Pioneer Milton Berle Inspired Modern Comedy Stars

    How Jewish Television Pioneer Milton Berle Inspired Modern Comedy Stars

    JNS.org – Today’s comedy superstars, especially those whose careers are driven by television, may very well owe their success to pioneering Jewish entertainer Milton Berle. Born Mendel Berlinger in Manhattan in 1908, Berle became America’s first small-screen star. Aptly nicknamed “Mr. Television,” he influenced and helped promote the work of hundreds of younger comics. “Milton Berle was deceptively successful and very Jewish,” says Lawrence Epstein, author of The Haunted Smile: The Story of Jewish Comedians in America, published the year [...]

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  • Jewish Identity Sports Jewish ‘Hoops Whisperer’ a Secret Weapon for NBA Stars

    Jewish ‘Hoops Whisperer’ a Secret Weapon for NBA Stars

    JNS.org – Idan Ravin’s friends chipped in to buy him a humble but life-changing bar mitzvah gift—a basketball hoop his father attached to the roof of his garage. Little did his friends know that years later, he would be the personal trainer of National Basketball Association (NBA) stars Carmelo Anthony, Kevin Durant, Dwight Howard, and Stephen Curry. Ravin’s new book, “The Hoops Whisperer: On the Court and Inside the Head of Basketball’s Best Players,” details his rise from a Jewish upbringing [...]

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