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UK Jewish Group Demands Labour MP Reject Terrorist Ties to Regain Trust of Jewish Community August 30, 2015 1:34 pm

UK Jewish Group Demands Labour MP Reject Terrorist Ties to Regain Trust of Jewish Community

The head of a Jewish organization in Britain said Labour MP Jeremy Corbyn must publicly denounce...

Matisyahu Speaks Out About ‘Intense’ Spain Concert, Accuses Organizers of Antisemitism August 30, 2015 12:34 pm

Matisyahu Speaks Out About ‘Intense’ Spain Concert, Accuses Organizers of Antisemitism

Jewish-American reggae star Matisyahu spoke out on Sunday about his widely reported performance...

Memorial to Polish Rescuers of Jews During WWII Sparks Strong Opposition August 30, 2015 9:04 am

Memorial to Polish Rescuers of Jews During WWII Sparks Strong Opposition

As a Catholic Pole, Elka shouldn’t even have been in the ghetto of Czestochowa, in southern...

Polish Official Says Radar Imagery Confirms Discovery of Nazi Gold Train August 29, 2015 9:30 am

Polish Official Says Radar Imagery Confirms Discovery of Nazi Gold Train

A Polish official said Friday he has seen an image made by ground-penetrating radar that seemed...

Austrian Police Arrest Suspects Connected to Death of 71 Migrants Who Likely Suffocated in Truck August 28, 2015 6:41 am

Austrian Police Arrest Suspects Connected to Death of 71 Migrants Who Likely Suffocated in Truck

Police arrested several people believed to be part of a human smuggling operation in connection...

Monaco’s Prince Albert Expresses Regret Over Holocaust Deportations of Jews August 27, 2015 5:55 pm

Monaco’s Prince Albert Expresses Regret Over Holocaust Deportations of Jews

JNS.org – Monaco’s Prince Albert II apologized Thursday for his country’s history...

Britain’s Lord Sugar Says Synagogues Will Be Empty With Yom Kippur Matchup of Jewish-Supported Soccer Teams August 26, 2015 5:41 pm

Britain’s Lord Sugar Says Synagogues Will Be Empty With Yom Kippur Matchup of Jewish-Supported Soccer Teams

British-Jewish business tycoon Lord Alan Sugar joked on Wednesday that London synagogues will...

British-Jewish Watchdog Group Takes Legal Action Against ‘Antisemitic’ Council’s BDS Campaign August 26, 2015 2:27 pm

British-Jewish Watchdog Group Takes Legal Action Against ‘Antisemitic’ Council’s BDS Campaign

A British-Jewish group has petitioned the country’s High Court to review a local council’s...

Jewish Tombstones and WWII Plane Discovered in Polish River Gone Dry August 26, 2015 10:32 am

Jewish Tombstones and WWII Plane Discovered in Polish River Gone Dry

As river levels in Poland fall to record lows in a prolonged drought, Jewish tombstones and...

Report: France Begrudgingly Accepted Nuclear Deal Despite Failure to Achieve Original Objectives August 25, 2015 4:17 pm

Report: France Begrudgingly Accepted Nuclear Deal Despite Failure to Achieve Original Objectives

France has begrudgingly acceded a nuclear deal that failed to achieve the original objectives...

Palestinian Artist Kicked Out of Banksy’s ‘Dismaland’ for Protesting Israeli Participation in Exhibit August 25, 2015 3:12 pm

Palestinian Artist Kicked Out of Banksy’s ‘Dismaland’ for Protesting Israeli Participation in Exhibit

A Palestinian artist was kicked off the premises of a new “bemusement park” exhibit in...

British Foreign Minister Says Iran Too Important to ‘Leave in Isolation’ August 24, 2015 9:45 am

British Foreign Minister Says Iran Too Important to ‘Leave in Isolation’

Britain’s foreign minister said Monday that Iran is a major regional player that can...

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  • Arts and Culture Middle East Larry King Asks Saudi Arabian Fan If Taking Pictures With Jews Is Permitted

    Larry King Asks Saudi Arabian Fan If Taking Pictures With Jews Is Permitted

    Jewish former CNN host Larry King asked a Saudi Arabian fan if taking pictures with Jews is allowed in his country, before agreeing to pose for a photo with the man, The New York Times reported on Wednesday. The world-famous interviewer was leaving the Ritz Carlton hotel in Washington, D.C. with a New York Times reporter when a “dark-skinned man” approached and asked to take a picture with him, according to the publication. Whereupon, King asked the fan where he was from. When the man said Saudi […]

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  • Europe Sports Britain’s Lord Sugar Says Synagogues Will Be Empty With Yom Kippur Matchup of Jewish-Supported Soccer Teams

    Britain’s Lord Sugar Says Synagogues Will Be Empty With Yom Kippur Matchup of Jewish-Supported Soccer Teams

    British-Jewish business tycoon Lord Alan Sugar joked on Wednesday that London synagogues will likely be empty during Yom Kippur with congregants fleeing to watch the match-up of two leading English soccer teams known for having hordes of Jewish fans. “Spurs V Arsenal cup game drawn on most important Jewish festival,” Lord Sugar pointed out on Twitter. “Both teams have loads of Jewish fans. Conclusion Synagogues will be empty.” North London rivals Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal FC will go head-to-head in the Capital One Cup third-round […]

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  • Arts and Culture US & Canada Jewish Men Pass Jimmy Kimmel Social Experiment, Rescuing ‘Spongebob’ in Distress (VIDEO)

    Jewish Men Pass Jimmy Kimmel Social Experiment, Rescuing ‘Spongebob’ in Distress (VIDEO)

    Two Jewish men were the only unwitting participants in a social experiment conducted by Jimmy Kimmel, for his popular TV show. As part of a candid-camera-like sketch featured Monday night on Jimmy Kimmel Live, the host devised different street scenes to observe human behavior — in particular, to see how long it would take people walking down California’s bustling Hollywood Boulevard to notice and interact with others in distress. One scene involved a man in a Spongebob Squarepants costume who had “fallen down” on the sidewalk and needed help […]

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  • Education US & Canada International Jewish Organization Blasts Israeli-Born Star Natalie Portman for Comments on Holocaust Education

    International Jewish Organization Blasts Israeli-Born Star Natalie Portman for Comments on Holocaust Education

    A major Jewish organization rebuked actress Natalie Portman on Monday for saying in a recent interview that Jews put too much emphasis on teaching about the Holocaust relative to other genocides. The Israeli-born movie star told the U.K.’s Independent that the Jewish community needs to examine how much focus it puts on Holocaust education over other issues. She said she was shocked when she learned that a genocide was taking place in Rwanda while she was in school learning only about the horrors of the […]

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  • Arts and Culture Israel Book Draws Parallels Between Holocaust and Palestinian Nakba, Sparks Outrage

    Book Draws Parallels Between Holocaust and Palestinian Nakba, Sparks Outrage

    JNS.org – A new book that draws parallels between the Holocaust and the Palestinian Nakba (the Arabic term for the displacement of Palestinian refugees during Israel’s War of Independence) has sparked outrage ahead of an official book launch, to be hosted by the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute on Sept. 7. The Zionist organization Im Tirtzu wrote a letter to the institute demanding that it cancel an event it planned in honor of the book’s authors, under the title The Holocaust and […]

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  • Education US & Canada Natalie Portman Says Holocaust Education Shouldn’t be Used for ‘Fearmongering’

    Natalie Portman Says Holocaust Education Shouldn’t be Used for ‘Fearmongering’

    Famed actress Natalie Portman warned on Friday against the use of Holocaust education to evoke fear and paranoia. In an interview with the U.K. Independent she added that the trauma should make Jews more empathetic to others who have also experienced hatred. “Sometimes it can be subverted to fearmongering and like ‘Another Holocaust is going to happen,’” the Israeli-American star said. “We need to, of course, be aware that hatred exists, antisemitism exists against all sorts of people, not in the same way. I […]

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  • Book Reviews Commentary A Righteous Gentile Navigates the Sharkpool of Washington’s Middle East Correspondents (REVIEW)

    A Righteous Gentile Navigates the Sharkpool of Washington’s Middle East Correspondents (REVIEW)

    The Tribalist, by Louis Marano, is ostensibly a work of fiction but at its core a kind of love song by a gentile journalist for the State of Israel, and especially its secular Zionist core. (Because of the relentless attacks by left-wing polemicists on Israel’s allegedly “messianic” fringe, it’s often forgotten that most of Israel’s founders and all its leaders have been secular Zionists.) The author, the product of an Italian-American family in Buffalo, served two tours of duty in […]

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  • Food Jewish Identity Rugelach Roundtable: Does Beloved Pastry Need Dairy to Taste Good?

    Rugelach Roundtable: Does Beloved Pastry Need Dairy to Taste Good?

    JNS.org – Rugelach (singular: rugala) are a beloved traditional Jewish pastry, with a quirky history to boot, but they often present a kosher conundrum. Though parve rugelach are often a preferred dessert after a meat meal for those observing kosher laws (which stipulate a waiting period between eating meat and dairy), some of today’s most popular rugelach are known for their dairy fillings. Pastry chef Paula Shoyer—author of the books “The Kosher Baker: Over 160 Dairy-free Recipes from Traditional to Trendy” and […]

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