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Report: France Scaling Back Security of Jewish Communities Though Attacks on the Rise May 29, 2015 2:52 pm

Report: France Scaling Back Security of Jewish Communities Though Attacks on the Rise

Although at least three antisemitic acts are committed daily against Jews in France, it appears...

Veteran British Parliament Member Teaches House of Commons How to Say ‘Chutzpah’ (VIDEO) May 29, 2015 1:34 pm

Veteran British Parliament Member Teaches House of Commons How to Say ‘Chutzpah’ (VIDEO)

Veteran British Member of Parliament Dennis Skinner schooled a colleague at the House of Commons...

Britain’s Prince William to Give Historic Address at Jewish Fundraising Dinner May 28, 2015 4:13 pm

Britain’s Prince William to Give Historic Address at Jewish Fundraising Dinner

Britain’s Prince William will address a special fundraising dinner next month organized...

French Foreign Minister to Visit Israel, Palestinian Territories in Effort to Revive Peace Talks May 28, 2015 10:05 am

French Foreign Minister to Visit Israel, Palestinian Territories in Effort to Revive Peace Talks

France’s foreign minister said on Thursday he would travel to Israel and the Palestinian...

British MPs Call on Government to Reconsider Funding to Palestinian Authority May 27, 2015 4:50 pm

British MPs Call on Government to Reconsider Funding to Palestinian Authority

British parliamentarians have called on their government to reconsider providing financial...

Poll: Turks Believe Israel, US Biggest Threats to Their Country May 27, 2015 3:36 pm

Poll: Turks Believe Israel, US Biggest Threats to Their Country

A recent survey conducted in Turkey revealed that citizens believe Israel and the U.S. pose...

Tony Blair to Step Down as Middle East Quartet Envoy May 27, 2015 2:41 pm

Tony Blair to Step Down as Middle East Quartet Envoy

JNS.org – Former British prime minister Tony Blair will be stepping down from his...

Student Exposes Dutch Textbook’s Distortion of Israeli History May 27, 2015 9:27 am

Student Exposes Dutch Textbook’s Distortion of Israeli History

JNS.org – An official high school history book in Holland claims that during Israel’s...

Report: German Court Rejects Appeal of Man Who Shouted ‘Death to Zionists’ at Protest May 26, 2015 6:48 pm

Report: German Court Rejects Appeal of Man Who Shouted ‘Death to Zionists’ at Protest

A German court rejected the appeal of a man who shouted “death to Zionists” during a...

Swedish Rabbi Warns Antisemitism Threatening Existence of Jewish Minority in Malmö May 26, 2015 4:32 pm

Swedish Rabbi Warns Antisemitism Threatening Existence of Jewish Minority in Malmö

A rabbi who serves the Jewish community of  Malmö, Sweden said on Monday that antisemitism...

French Jew Says His House Was Torched by Antisemites May 26, 2015 1:31 pm

French Jew Says His House Was Torched by Antisemites

A man whose home was wrecked by a fire last week has claimed antisemites are behind the attack,...

Polish Jewish Leaders Say Community is Ready for Dialogue With New President May 26, 2015 9:29 am

Polish Jewish Leaders Say Community is Ready for Dialogue With New President

Leaders of Poland’s Jewish community said Polish Jews are ready to cooperate with the country’s...

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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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  • Music Personalities At 80, Singer-Songwriter Leonard Cohen’s Jewish Roots ‘Very Much Intact’

    At 80, Singer-Songwriter Leonard Cohen’s Jewish Roots ‘Very Much Intact’

    JNS.org – Eighty years young, Leonard Cohen fits many descriptions—singer, songwriter, poet, novelist, monk. From his Jewish upbringing in Canada to the present day, Cohen has always explored his spiritual side. This month, the singer-songwriter released the CD (May 12) and iTunes (on May 8 of this year) formats of his latest album, Can’t Forget: A Souvenir of the Grand Tour, which features live recordings from his world tours in 2012 and 2013. Last year, Cohen’s Popular Problems was voted by Rolling Stone [...]

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  • Europe Sports FIFA Head Says Israel Should Not be Booted From World Soccer Association

    FIFA Head Says Israel Should Not be Booted From World Soccer Association

    JNS.org – Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) head Sepp Blatter said during a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that contrary to Palestinian complaints, Israel has not violated any FIFA statutes and should not be suspended from international soccer’s governing body. “We should not come to one federation saying we will exclude them,” said Blatter, the Jerusalem Post reported. “If the national association is fulfilling its obligations then there is no need to intervene,” he said. “I’m on a [...]

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  • Featured Middle East Sports Jewish Rights Group Slams Palestinian Attempts to Suspend Israel From FIFA

    Jewish Rights Group Slams Palestinian Attempts to Suspend Israel From FIFA

    Jewish human rights group the Simon Wiesenthal Center (SWC) said on Tuesday it was “appalled” by a Palestinian Football Association initiative to suspend Israel from FIFA, calling it another “front waged in the context of the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) campaign.” “We are appalled at the temerity of the Palestinan Football Association (PFA) demand that FIFA suspend Israel at your forthcoming Congress in Zurich,” wrote the group’s international relations director, Dr. Shimon Samuels, in a letter to FIFA President Joseph [...]

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