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80% of British Jews Feel Blamed for Israel’s Position on Israeli-Palestinian Conflict July 21, 2014 6:08 pm

80% of British Jews Feel Blamed for Israel’s Position on Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

JNS.org - A new study by the Institute for Jewish Policy Research in the United Kingdom...

Jewish Owned Stores Burned to the Ground, Synagogue Firebombed in ‘Paris Intifada’ (PHOTOS/VIDEO) July 21, 2014 2:44 pm

Jewish Owned Stores Burned to the Ground, Synagogue Firebombed in ‘Paris Intifada’ (PHOTOS/VIDEO)

For the second straight day on Sunday anti-Jewish rioters defied a protest ban in Paris to...

In Combative Interview, Israel’s Bennett Asks Sky News Host: ‘Are You Kidding Me?’ July 20, 2014 10:11 pm

In Combative Interview, Israel’s Bennett Asks Sky News Host: ‘Are You Kidding Me?’

When a host on Britain’s Sky News television channel asked Israel’s Economy Minister...

Tens of Thousands of Anti-Israel Protesters March in London July 19, 2014 10:53 pm

Tens of Thousands of Anti-Israel Protesters March in London

BBC – Protesters marched from Downing Street to the Israeli embassy in Kensington. A...

France Bans Gaza Solidarity Rally Citing ‘Grave Risks’ to Public Following Recent Anti-Jewish Protest July 18, 2014 7:35 pm

France Bans Gaza Solidarity Rally Citing ‘Grave Risks’ to Public Following Recent Anti-Jewish Protest

Paris authorities on Wednesday banned a Gaza solidarity demonstration due to concern for the...

Pope Francis Demands Justice for 1994 AMIA Jewish Center Bombing July 18, 2014 4:24 pm

Pope Francis Demands Justice for 1994 AMIA Jewish Center Bombing

JNS.org – In a video message to Argentine Jewish leaders on the 20th anniversary of the...

Bulgaria Identifies Burgas Bomber as Lebanese-French Citizen July 18, 2014 6:32 am

Bulgaria Identifies Burgas Bomber as Lebanese-French Citizen

JNS.org – Bulgaria identified a third suspect in the Burgas bus bombing that killed...

Wiesenthal Center to Dutch Prime Minister: ISIS Threatens Netherlands Jews After Terror Group Demonstration in The Hague (VIDEO) July 18, 2014 3:26 am

Wiesenthal Center to Dutch Prime Minister: ISIS Threatens Netherlands Jews After Terror Group Demonstration in The Hague (VIDEO)

Jewish human rights group the Simon Wiesenthal Center warned Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte...

Palestine Solidarity Campaign Director Admits UK Supporters Use Social Media, Demonstrations to ‘Peddle Hatred and Intolerance’ of Jews July 17, 2014 12:27 pm

Palestine Solidarity Campaign Director Admits UK Supporters Use Social Media, Demonstrations to ‘Peddle Hatred and Intolerance’ of Jews

Sarah Colborne, director of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign in the UK, admitted that the...

Anti-Semitic Incidents Double in UK as Israel Responds to Gaza Rocket Attacks July 16, 2014 3:13 pm

Anti-Semitic Incidents Double in UK as Israel Responds to Gaza Rocket Attacks

Anti-Semitic incidents doubled in the UK in the past two weeks, as Britons lashed out against...

Israel’s Netanyahu to Italy FM: ‘Imagine Rome, Florence and Milan Were Rocketed Indiscriminately by a Terrorist Group Next to You’ July 16, 2014 2:31 pm

Israel’s Netanyahu to Italy FM: ‘Imagine Rome, Florence and Milan Were Rocketed Indiscriminately by a Terrorist Group Next to You’

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday asked Italian Foreign Minister Federica...

Anti-Israel Protest in Germany Turns Violent July 14, 2014 11:51 pm

Anti-Israel Protest in Germany Turns Violent

JNS.org - A protest against Israel’s Operation Protective Edge turned violent in Frankfurt,...

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  • Book Reviews Jewish Identity A Holistic Look at the Rebbe’s Life and Career (REVIEW)

    A Holistic Look at the Rebbe’s Life and Career (REVIEW)

    Did you know that in the entire Bible, only one birthday is mentioned and it is that of Pharaoh? And did you know that according to some scientists, by accepting Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity, it is impossible to prove or disprove that the sun is the gravitational center of our solar system? In his new book, REBBE, best-selling author Joseph Telushkin reveals many surprising and sometimes shocking details as he chronicles the life and teachings of the charismatic Rabbi [...]

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  • Food Mitzvos New Jerusalem Eatery’s Uniform Pricing Seeks to ‘Help People Make It’

    New Jerusalem Eatery’s Uniform Pricing Seeks to ‘Help People Make It’

    JNS.org – Omelet sandwich: 5 shekels. Iced coffee: 5 shekels. Tuna sandwich: 5 shekels. Fresh-squeezed orange juice: 5 shekels. Cheese bureka: 5 shekels. There’s plenty more on the Cofizz menu, but you get the idea. Dani Mizrahi and Amir Amshalm, two Israeli men in their early 30s, asked themselves: Why not launch a take-out food joint in busy neighborhoods around Jerusalem where everything—and that means everything—goes for five shekels, or about $1.50. They’d seen the concept take off in Tel Aviv, where [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Israel New Primetime Drama ‘Tyrant’ Filmed Entirely in Israel (VIDEO)

    New Primetime Drama ‘Tyrant’ Filmed Entirely in Israel (VIDEO)

    The new FX Network drama Tyrant was shot entirely in Israel, just 10 miles north of Tel Aviv, Bloomberg News reported last Tuesday. Tyrant follows the life of an Arab dictator’s second son Barry, played by Adam Rayner, who reluctantly returns home to the Middle Eastern nation of his birth to join the family business away from his suburban life in America. The elaborate set production for the primetime drama included a crew of 300 and a reported cost of over $3 million [...]

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  • Arts and Culture US & Canada Supermodel: Jewish Mothers Are Constantly Trying to Set Me Up With Their Sons

    Supermodel: Jewish Mothers Are Constantly Trying to Set Me Up With Their Sons

    Skokie, Il-born 25-year-old Erin Heatherton (Erin Heather Bubley) is rocking the modeling world. And in a new interview accompanying a cover spread for Miami’s Ocean Drive magazine, she says Jewish moms are “constantly trying to set her up with their sons.” Imagine that – who would have thought? “The moms, they’re doing what they do. It doesn’t matter what country they live in, what city – grandmothers, too,” she admitted. “But I’m probably going to do that too one day.” Heatherton was [...]

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  • Education Israel First Ever: Turkish Academics to Visit Israel Holocaust Museum for Seminar

    First Ever: Turkish Academics to Visit Israel Holocaust Museum for Seminar

    Some 15 Turkish university professors and lecturers will take part in a first of its kind seminar at Holocaust museum Yad Vashem’s International School for Holocaust Studies starting next week. The trip is especially significant as Holocaust denial is rampant in the Arab world. A Palestinian professor was recently forced to resign after he led a trip to the Nazi extermination camp Auschwitz. Participants in the week-long program at Yad Vashem will experience in-depth tours of the museum’s archives and [...]

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  • Israel Music Guns N’ Roses Guitarist Rocks Solo Acoustic Version of Israeli National Anthem – Hatikva (VIDEO)

    Guns N’ Roses Guitarist Rocks Solo Acoustic Version of Israeli National Anthem – Hatikva (VIDEO)

    Ok, fans, question time. What do: Guns ‘n’ Roses shred-meister guitarist, Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (aka Ronald Jay Blumenthal), “Hard Rock Hotel”, “Las Vegas” and Israel’s ”Hatikva” (The Hope) national anthem… all have in common? I know, you’re probably thinking, “Hmm, ‘One of these things is not like the other,’ would fit in here,” right? Um, no, turns out. Caught backstage by blogger Darren Garnick at the swanky Vegas gig in early June, Thal, acoustic guitar in hand, fretted out a sweetly melodic [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Blogs David Letterman’s Sidekick on His ‘Dream Job,’ Jewish Upbringing

    David Letterman’s Sidekick on His ‘Dream Job,’ Jewish Upbringing

    JNS.org – A Jewish upbringing taught Paul Shaffer, David Letterman’s musical director and sidekick for 32 years, the value of giving back. After the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, Shaffer served as musical director for “The Concert for New York City,” and in 2012 he accompanied Adam Sandler in “12-12-12: The Concert for Sandy Relief,” a fundraiser for people affected by Hurricane Sandy. He was also the national spokesperson for Epilepsy Canada. “My mother taught by example,” Shaffer said in an [...]

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  • Jewish Identity Sports Coach David Blatt’s NBA Hiring Hailed as ‘Incredible’ for Jewish Community

    Coach David Blatt’s NBA Hiring Hailed as ‘Incredible’ for Jewish Community

    JNS.org – The National Basketball Association’s (NBA) Cleveland Cavaliers looked near and far during a five-week stretch for a head coach, and they finally found their man—in Israel. David Blatt, who coached Maccabi Tel Aviv to the Euroleague and Israeli league basketball championships this year, struck a deal to become the 20th coach in the history of the Cavaliers. The selection was immediately celebrated by basketball players Tamir Goodman and Mark Sack, both from the Cleveland area, and one of [...]

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