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Jewish Woman Injured in Stabbing Attack at Amsterdam Kosher Restaurant May 25, 2016 1:57 pm

Jewish Woman Injured in Stabbing Attack at Amsterdam Kosher Restaurant

A Dutch-Jewish woman was injured in a stabbing attack at a kosher restaurant in the Jewish...

Swiss Bill Calls on Government to Stop Funding Anti-Israel NGOs May 25, 2016 12:55 pm

Swiss Bill Calls on Government to Stop Funding Anti-Israel NGOs

JNS.org – A Swiss lawmaker has introduced a bill — with the support of 41 Members...

Controversy Erupts at Cannes as Disgraced Actor Mel Gibson Presents Film Award to ‘Virulently Anti-Israel’ Director May 25, 2016 7:43 am

Controversy Erupts at Cannes as Disgraced Actor Mel Gibson Presents Film Award to ‘Virulently Anti-Israel’ Director

Controversy erupted on Sunday after disgraced actor Mel Gibson presented an award to an...

Hull University Becomes Third UK School to Disaffiliate From National Union of Students Over ‘Antisemitic’ New President May 25, 2016 7:31 am

Hull University Becomes Third UK School to Disaffiliate From National Union of Students Over ‘Antisemitic’ New President

Hull University on Tuesday became the third school in Britain to disaffiliate from the country’s...

European Jewish Leaders Express Relief Over Narrow Loss of Far-Right Candidate in Austrian Elections May 24, 2016 11:01 pm

European Jewish Leaders Express Relief Over Narrow Loss of Far-Right Candidate in Austrian Elections

European Jewish leaders expressed their relief on Tuesday after the narrow loss of the far-right...

Jewish Watchdog Groups in Britain Seriously Skeptical About Labour Party’s Antisemitism Probe May 24, 2016 8:12 am

Jewish Watchdog Groups in Britain Seriously Skeptical About Labour Party’s Antisemitism Probe

Representatives of two Jewish watchdog groups in the UK told The Algemeiner on Monday why...

Amid Increased Terror Warnings, London’s Heathrow Airport Considers Implementing Israeli Security Measures May 23, 2016 1:59 pm

Amid Increased Terror Warnings, London’s Heathrow Airport Considers Implementing Israeli Security Measures

JNS.org – Due to increased warnings of potential Islamic State terror attacks in Europe,...

British Feminist Historian Spurns Israeli Cash Prize on ‘Political’ Grounds May 23, 2016 9:57 am

British Feminist Historian Spurns Israeli Cash Prize on ‘Political’ Grounds

JNS.org – British feminist historian Catherine Hall of University College London declined...

French PM Calls on Netanyahu to ‘Show Some Faith’ in Peace Initiative May 22, 2016 9:46 am

French PM Calls on Netanyahu to ‘Show Some Faith’ in Peace Initiative

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls on Saturday said that “Netanyahu must show some faith”...

Austrian Presidential Hopeful Accused of Exaggerating Story of Temple Mount Shooting May 22, 2016 2:14 am

Austrian Presidential Hopeful Accused of Exaggerating Story of Temple Mount Shooting

During an election debate on Thursday night, Austrian presidential hopeful Norbert Hofer...

Belgium Rejects Financial Aid Request by Daughters of Slain Israeli Couple May 20, 2016 9:46 am

Belgium Rejects Financial Aid Request by Daughters of Slain Israeli Couple

JNS.org – Belgium’s government refused to provide financial assistance requested...

Report: Paris Attacks Suspect Refuses to Speak During First Interrogation May 20, 2016 9:43 am

Report: Paris Attacks Suspect Refuses to Speak During First Interrogation

Terror suspect Salah Abdeslam refused to speak during his first full day of interrogation...

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  • Features World Graves of Jewish Pirates in Jamaica Give Caribbean Tourists Taste of Little-Known History

    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 visits to historic Jewish sites on the Caribbean island, including a cemetery where Jewish pirates are buried. A report in Travel and Leisure magazine describes the Hunts Bay Cemetery in Kingston, where there are seven tombstones engraved with Hebrew benedictions and skull and crossbones insignia. According to the report, centuries ago, Jewish pirates sailed the waters of Jamaica and settled in Port Royal. The town, once known as “the wickedest city in the […]

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  • Arts and Culture Blogs Filmmaker Eyal Resh Embraces the Challenge of Telling Israel’s Story (VIDEO)

    Filmmaker Eyal Resh Embraces the Challenge of Telling Israel’s Story (VIDEO)

    JNS.org – Telling Israel’s story. It’s the specific title of a short film that Eyal Resh created last year. It’s also the theme behind the 27-year-old Israeli filmmaker’s broader body of work. The widely viewed “Telling Israel’s Story” film—directed by Resh for a gala event hosted by the Times of Israel online news outlet—seemingly begins as a promotional tourism video, but quickly evolves to offer a multilayered perspective. “I want to tell you a story about a special place for me,” a young woman whispers […]

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  • Blogs Features Israel Geeks Out: Science, Art and Tech Event Embodies Jewish State’s ‘DNA’

    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 by a fire-breathing robotic dragon, which flailed its arms and attempted to take flight. The robot, a signature feature at Jerusalem’s first-ever “Geek Picnic,” was one of more than 150 scientific amusements available for the public to experience. This particular dragon was designed by students from Moscow’s Art Industrial Institute in conjunction with the Flacon design factory, said Anatasia Shaminer, a student who helped facilitate the display. Children […]

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  • Book Reviews Opinion The Syrian Virgin (REVIEW)

    The Syrian Virgin (REVIEW)

    The Syrian Virgin, by Zack Love. CreateSpace, 2015. The Syrian Virgin, by Zack Love, is a very interesting novel. Equally a political and romantic thriller, at times a real page-turner, it gets you intimately involved in the dire situation in today’s Syria, as well as in the romantic entanglements of its mostly New York-based characters — whose entanglements just might determine the fate of that dire situation in Syria. Along the way it introduces a really important idea that somehow […]

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  • Features Unpacking the Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict and Its Ripple Effect on Israel’s Region

    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 are accustomed to tracking developments related to Middle East players such as Iran, Syria, Jordan and Egypt. But much global attention has recently focused on the Caucasus region at the Europe-Asia border, specifically on the suddenly intensified violence between Azerbaijan and Armenia in the mountainous Nagorno-Karabakh area of western Azerbaijan. The Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, while not taking place in Israel’s immediate neighborhood, does have what one scholar called […]

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  • Blogs Features Earth Day 2016: Israel Shines in Water Technology, Recycling, Renewable Energy

    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 day dedicated to environmental protection that was enacted in 1970. Not to be forgotten on this day is Israel, which is known as the “start-up nation” for its disproportionate amount of technological innovation, including in the area of protecting the environment. For Earth Day 2016, JNS.org presents a sampling of the Jewish state’s internal achievements and global contributions in the environmental realm. Water conservation Israeli […]

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  • Arts and Culture World New Documentary Explores Holocaust Humor, Role That Laughter Played in Death Camps

    New Documentary Explores Holocaust Humor, Role That Laughter Played in Death Camps

    Holocaust humor and the role that laughter played in the lives of Jews during World War II are the focus of a documentary that made its world premiere on Monday at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City. In The Last Laugh, first- and second-generation survivors, as well as famous Jewish and non-Jewish comedians, discuss their thoughts on when joking about the death camps is appropriate or taboo. “Nazi humor, that’s OK. Holocaust humor, no,” Jewish comedic giant, actor and filmmaker Mel Brooks says in the film. “Anything I […]

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  • Arts and Culture Blogs Tragedy Culminates in ‘Celebration,’ Says Israeli Author Who Lost Son to Terror

    Tragedy Culminates in ‘Celebration,’ Says Israeli Author Who Lost Son to Terror

    JNS.org – Sherri Mandell’s life was devastated on May 8, 2001, when her 13-year-old son Koby was murdered by terrorists on the outskirts of the Israeli Jewish community of Tekoa. Yet Mandell not only shares the story of her loss, but also celebrates the lessons she has learned from tragedy. Indeed, “celebrate” is this Israeli-American author’s word choice. Her second book, The Road to Resilience: From Chaos to Celebration (Toby Press), came out earlier this year. The lesson: in every celebration, there is […]

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