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Hungary Ambassador Who Called Jews ‘Agents of Satan’ Steps Down July 27, 2014 10:02 am

Hungary Ambassador Who Called Jews ‘Agents of Satan’ Steps Down

Gulf News – Hungary’s new ambassador to Rome — who once called Jews “agents of...

‘Quenelle’ Reverse Nazi-Salute Seen at France Anti-Israel Rally Attended by Thousands Despite Ban July 26, 2014 10:40 pm

‘Quenelle’ Reverse Nazi-Salute Seen at France Anti-Israel Rally Attended by Thousands Despite Ban

Haaretz – Several thousand gathered in Place de la République in Paris, France to protest...

Facebook Page Publishing Identities of French Jews to Encourage Attackers; 15 Men Assault a Jew in Paris Suburb After Confirming Photo (UPDATE) July 25, 2014 4:36 pm

Facebook Page Publishing Identities of French Jews to Encourage Attackers; 15 Men Assault a Jew in Paris Suburb After Confirming Photo (UPDATE)

A violent mob of  more than a dozen men in France assaulted a Jew at his home in a Paris...

Netanyahu: UN Condemnation of Israel as Grotesque as Hamas Use of Human Shields July 24, 2014 11:34 am

Netanyahu: UN Condemnation of Israel as Grotesque as Hamas Use of Human Shields

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday called the United Nations Human Rights...

Anti-Israel Rioters Attack Maccabi Haifa Soccer Players in Austria (VIDEO) July 24, 2014 10:16 am

Anti-Israel Rioters Attack Maccabi Haifa Soccer Players in Austria (VIDEO)

JNS.org — A pre-season friendly match between the Israeli Maccabi Haifa and French...

After FAA, Europe Lifts Warning Against Flights to Israel July 24, 2014 9:29 am

After FAA, Europe Lifts Warning Against Flights to Israel

The European Aviation Safety Agency on Thursday reneged on its recommendation to ban flights...

Cafe in Belgium: Dogs Allowed, Jews Are Not July 23, 2014 4:06 pm

Cafe in Belgium: Dogs Allowed, Jews Are Not

The Belgian League Against Antisemitism (LBCA)  filed a complaint on Wednesday with the mayor...

British Parliament Member Says He Would Fire Rocket at Israel July 22, 2014 7:41 pm

British Parliament Member Says He Would Fire Rocket at Israel

A British Member of Parliament is facing significant backlash after he tweeted an endorsement...

Germany, France, Italy Foreign Ministers Condemn ‘Anti-Semitic Rhetoric and Hostility Against Jews’ After Violent Protests July 22, 2014 11:18 am

Germany, France, Italy Foreign Ministers Condemn ‘Anti-Semitic Rhetoric and Hostility Against Jews’ After Violent Protests

The foreign ministers of Germany, France and Italy on Tuesday said “anti-Semitic agitation...

French Online Platforms Overflow With Hate Over Israeli Operation in Gaza July 22, 2014 7:30 am

French Online Platforms Overflow With Hate Over Israeli Operation in Gaza

Yahoo/AFP – The deadly Israeli offensive in Gaza has let loose an unprecedented wave of...

Anti-Semitic Rallies Held in Cities Across Germany July 22, 2014 1:38 am

Anti-Semitic Rallies Held in Cities Across Germany

JNS.org - A number of anti-Israel protests have continued throughout Europe, with several...

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...

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  • Education Why We Should Invest in Jewish Children

    Why We Should Invest in Jewish Children

    JNS.org – My wife Suzy and I will never forget our wedding day. It was not just the uplifting ceremony and beautiful party that left an indelible mark. Some life-altering advice that we received from one of our guests informed and shaped our lives from that day forward. My high school teacher, Rabbi Moshe Yagid, pulled us aside just before the chuppah and challenged us to choose one mitzvah that would be the foundation of our marriage and our lives. He explained [...]

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  • Jewish Identity Sports LeBron James’ New Coach Shaped by Summer on Kibbutz and Jewish ‘Life Lessons’

    LeBron James’ New Coach Shaped by Summer on Kibbutz and Jewish ‘Life Lessons’

    JNS.org – Influenced by his Jewish upbringing and a summer on a kibbutz, basketball coach David Blatt is embarking on his highest-profile challenge yet: coaching LeBron James, the four-time National Basketball Association (NBA) Most Valuable Player who has made waves for returning to his hometown Cleveland Cavaliers. After guiding Israel’s storied Maccabi Tel Aviv basketball franchise to its 51st Israeli league championship and 6th Euroleague title this past season, Blatt landed the Cavaliers head-coaching job in June. Just weeks later, [...]

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  • Food Jewish Identity Young Syrian Jewish Restauranteur Continues a Family Legacy

    Young Syrian Jewish Restauranteur Continues a Family Legacy

    JNS.org – At the turn of the century, a young Jewish immigrant arrived in New York. So begins the history of many American Jewish families. It is 27-year-old Albert Allaham’s story, too, with a few unusual twists. Albert’s “century” is the 21st—he arrived almost 100 years after the massive waves of European Jewish immigration. Rather than coming from a small town along the Danube river, his shtetl was Damascus. His first American business was not a pushcart on the Lower East [...]

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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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