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Conflicting Issues Pressure French Jews Who Want to Stay in France July 28, 2015 10:09 am

Conflicting Issues Pressure French Jews Who Want to Stay in France

Despite widespread reports of French Jews leaving their home country in droves over the surge...

Israeli Deputy FM Launches Initiative to Curb Anti-Israel NGO Activity in Jewish State July 27, 2015 4:14 pm

Israeli Deputy FM Launches Initiative to Curb Anti-Israel NGO Activity in Jewish State

Israel’s Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely has accelerated diplomatic efforts to...

ISIS Plotting to Carry Out Drone Bomb Attacks at Popular British Events July 23, 2015 9:29 am

ISIS Plotting to Carry Out Drone Bomb Attacks at Popular British Events

Terrorists want to use the unmanned machines — available for as little as £100 ($156)...

Antisemitic Rally in Ukraine Calls for No Jews in Government July 22, 2015 3:33 pm

Antisemitic Rally in Ukraine Calls for No Jews in Government

Antisemitic protesters in Ukraine rallied on Wednesday against Jews serving in the country’s...

July 21, 2015 2:26 pm

Local Friends of Israel Chapter Ousted From British Trade Unions Festival

The Bournemouth Action for Israel chapter was told to pack up its stall and leave the annual...

Jewish Group Says ‘History Repeating Itself’ With German Rush to do Business With Iran July 21, 2015 1:37 pm

Jewish Group Says ‘History Repeating Itself’ With German Rush to do Business With Iran

Simon Wiesenthal Center Associate Dean Rabbi Abraham Cooper balked at Monday’s announcement...

Burgas Bombing Victims, Including 5 Israelis, Remembered 3 Years Later July 21, 2015 9:22 am

Burgas Bombing Victims, Including 5 Israelis, Remembered 3 Years Later

JNS.org – A memorial ceremony was held Monday at Burgas Airport in Bulgaria to mark...

UN Approves Accreditation for Hamas-Linked Charity Accused of ‘Promoting Terrorism’ July 21, 2015 9:21 am

UN Approves Accreditation for Hamas-Linked Charity Accused of ‘Promoting Terrorism’

The United Nations approved U.N. accreditation Monday for the London-based Palestinian Return...

European Union Blasts Israel for Policies Towards Palestinians July 20, 2015 11:50 pm

European Union Blasts Israel for Policies Towards Palestinians

JNS.org – The leaders of the European Union slammed Israel for its policies towards...

UK Student Union Censures Leader for Violating Israel Boycott With Coca-Cola Sponsorship July 20, 2015 3:38 pm

UK Student Union Censures Leader for Violating Israel Boycott With Coca-Cola Sponsorship

The U.K.’s largest student union criticized its newly elected president for accepting a...

Jewish Institutions in Germany Still Need Police Protection, Leader Says July 20, 2015 3:12 pm

Jewish Institutions in Germany Still Need Police Protection, Leader Says

Jewish institutions in Germany “still need police protection” due to antisemitic...

Major British-Jewish Group Defends Buckingham Palace Over Footage of Queen’s Nazi Salute July 20, 2015 1:07 pm

Major British-Jewish Group Defends Buckingham Palace Over Footage of Queen’s Nazi Salute

The President of the Board of Deputies of British Jews Jonathan Arkush rejected criticism...

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  • Relationships Yossi Vardi Credits Pushy Jewish Mother for His Startup Success

    Yossi Vardi Credits Pushy Jewish Mother for His Startup Success

    Millionaire entrepreneur Yossi Vardi credited his success in start-ups to his Jewish mother continuously pushing him to do better, Daily Mail reported on Thursday. “Jewish mothers are never satisfied and nothing is ever good enough,” he said, adding that his mother, who died 15 years ago, used to compare him with his cousins and say he was “an idiot.” “For most of my life I have been trying to show her I’m not,” he continued. “I keep on trying even now.” Vardi, […]

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  • Theater US & Canada Seth Rogen Unveils New Christmas Movie — ‘Will Open on Thanksgiving, Made by Jews’ (VIDEO)

    Seth Rogen Unveils New Christmas Movie — ‘Will Open on Thanksgiving, Made by Jews’ (VIDEO)

    Famed actor Seth Rogen on Tuesday unveiled with typical comic fanfare the trailer for his new Christmas film. The movie “was made by Jews… and opens on Thanksgiving,” Rogen pointed out on Twitter. The Night Before tells the tale of three “ride or die homies” celebrating one last debauchery-filled Christmas Eve reunion before they become too busy to keep up their annual tradition. In an effort to make the night as memorable as possible, they set out to find the “Nutcracka Ball – the […]

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  • Arts and Culture Jewish History Art Can Inspire Faith; It Can Also Empower Destructive Ideologies

    Art Can Inspire Faith; It Can Also Empower Destructive Ideologies

    A June 2015 art exhibit, “The Transformative Power of Art,” at the United Nations headquarters in New York City, harnessed the universal language of art to convey an important message: “Our fragile Mother Earth faces the devastating consequences of climate change, a defining challenge of our time.” The exhibit also included sixteen portraits of people from all over the world who have “contributed to the common good of humanity in one way or another and have transformed the way we […]

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  • Israel Sports Israeli Muslim Cage Fighter Says He’s Proud to Fight Under Jewish State’s Flag

    Israeli Muslim Cage Fighter Says He’s Proud to Fight Under Jewish State’s Flag

    A 32-year-old Circassian Israeli Muslim Mixed Martial Arts fighter from Abu Ghosh says he takes pride in fighting under the Israeli flag, Israel’s Walla reported on Sunday. Like most Circassian Israelis, Jackie “the Punishment” Gosh was born Sunni Muslim. He became observant about eight years ago, and is now scrupulous in following his religion’s tenets, praying five times a day and fasting during the holy month of Ramadan. Gosh is also very proud of his Israeli nationality, and sees no contradiction between […]

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  • Israel Music New Mark Skinner Documentary Explores Jewish, Arab Rap Scene in Israel (VIDEO)

    New Mark Skinner Documentary Explores Jewish, Arab Rap Scene in Israel (VIDEO)

    A new documentary explores the lives and work of Jewish and Arab rappers in Israel and how the ongoing conflict in the region has impacted their lyrics, the U.K.’s Jewish Chronicle reported on Thursday. Hip Hop in the Holy Land is a six-part series co-directed by Mike Skinner, the British frontman of hip-hop group The Streets, and produced by Noisey, a music channel published by Vice news. The first episode, published last week, shows Skinner meeting with Tamer Nafar, the founder of one of […]

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  • Sports US & Canada 49ers Running Back Jarryd Hayne Apologizes for ‘Hurtful’ Jesus Tweets

    49ers Running Back Jarryd Hayne Apologizes for ‘Hurtful’ Jesus Tweets

    New 49ers running back and Australian rugby star Jarryd Hayne apologized on Wednesday for a tweet in which he raised the age-old myth that Jews were historically responsible for Jesus Christ’s death. Reaching out to his Jewish fans, and the chairman of the B’nai B’rith Anti-Defamation Commission, Hayne tweeted: “To the Jewish community @DvirAbramovich #WeAreAllOne.” Underneath, he keenly included a screenshot of a text message to elaborate on his apology: “I sincerely apologize for my tweets on July 1. I […]

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  • Theater Israeli Actress Gal Gadot Recalls Being ‘Extremely Surprised’ at Winning Miss Israel Contest

    Israeli Actress Gal Gadot Recalls Being ‘Extremely Surprised’ at Winning Miss Israel Contest

    Israeli actress Gal Gadot reminisced about her childhood in Israel during an interview published in this month’s edition of Vanity Fair. “I don’t remember this, but my mom told me that when I was three they threw a party on the rooftop of the house. They put me to bed, and I heard people coming into the house and no one came to me. I went to the rooftop and took a hose and I started to spray water on everyone, just […]

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  • Blogs Features Wounded Israeli Soldiers Unite With American Veterans to Help Their ‘Brothers for Life’ Heal (INTERVIEW)

    Wounded Israeli Soldiers Unite With American Veterans to Help Their ‘Brothers for Life’ Heal (INTERVIEW)

    An Israeli organization is helping wounded U.S. veterans move past their physical and psychological challenges by connecting them with injured Israeli soldiers who understand what they’ve been through. “What we discovered very early is that there’s no ‘professional, psychiatrist, social worker’ or anything like that [or] pills that can come even close to helping a soldier who fought in combat, who was wounded, who lost his friends. No one can help him like another person who’s been through exactly what he has,” Rabbi Chaim Levine, […]

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