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Israel Needs UK to Remain in EU to Fight Threats, PM David Cameron Says June 21, 2016 3:21 pm

Israel Needs UK to Remain in EU to Fight Threats, PM David Cameron Says

JNS.org – British Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday told a group of British Jews...

EU Foreign Ministers Back France’s Israeli-Palestinian Peace Initiative June 21, 2016 9:53 am

EU Foreign Ministers Back France’s Israeli-Palestinian Peace Initiative

JNS.org – The foreign ministers of the European Union’s 28 member states have issued...

Man Wearing Salt- and Cookie-Filled ‘Bomb Belt’ Shuts Down Central Brussels June 21, 2016 9:51 am

Man Wearing Salt- and Cookie-Filled ‘Bomb Belt’ Shuts Down Central Brussels

A man claiming to have been kidnapped and outfitted with a bomb belt shut down a section...

‘Merchant of Venice’ to Be Staged for First Time in Italian Jewish Ghetto as Area Marks 500th Anniversary June 20, 2016 1:48 pm

‘Merchant of Venice’ to Be Staged for First Time in Italian Jewish Ghetto as Area Marks 500th Anniversary

William Shakespeare’s play “The Merchant of Venice” will be staged for the...

Mass Nazi Salute at Euro 2016 Match Spurs French Police to Investigate Hungarian Fans for Antisemitism June 19, 2016 2:05 pm

Mass Nazi Salute at Euro 2016 Match Spurs French Police to Investigate Hungarian Fans for Antisemitism

French police are investigating a group of Hungarian soccer fans who were caught on camera...

EU Foreign Ministers Expected to Endorse French Peace Initiative on Monday June 19, 2016 9:00 am

EU Foreign Ministers Expected to Endorse French Peace Initiative on Monday

The European Union’s Foreign Affairs Council is expected to adopt a resolution that will...

Jewish Students Among Minorities ‘Bludgeoned Into Acceptance of Islamo-Marxist Political Orthodoxy’ at London U’s School of Oriental and African Studies June 19, 2016 3:22 am

Jewish Students Among Minorities ‘Bludgeoned Into Acceptance of Islamo-Marxist Political Orthodoxy’ at London U’s School of Oriental and African Studies

Jewish and pro-Israel students at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SAOS) at London...

Man Arrested For Murder of British MP Reportedly Tied to Neo-Nazi Group June 18, 2016 9:30 am

Man Arrested For Murder of British MP Reportedly Tied to Neo-Nazi Group

JNS.org – Thomas Mair, the man arrested for the murder of British Member of Parliament...

Dutch Lawmakers Pass Motion Against BDS June 17, 2016 2:57 pm

Dutch Lawmakers Pass Motion Against BDS

JNS.org – A non-binding motion to defund organizations involved in the anti-Israel...

Former Auschwitz Guard Convicted on 170,000 Counts of Accessory to Murder June 17, 2016 2:54 pm

Former Auschwitz Guard Convicted on 170,000 Counts of Accessory to Murder

JNS.org – A 94-year-old former Nazi SS guard has been sentenced to five years in German...

Soccer Icon David Beckham Says He Feels Jewish Because of His Grandfather, Who Took Him to Synagogue June 16, 2016 2:12 pm

Soccer Icon David Beckham Says He Feels Jewish Because of His Grandfather, Who Took Him to Synagogue

Soccer superstar David Beckham revealed on Tuesday that he considers himself to be a Jew. The...

British Labour MP Jo Cox Dies After Being Shot, Stabbed Multiple Times June 16, 2016 12:39 pm

British Labour MP Jo Cox Dies After Being Shot, Stabbed Multiple Times

The Labour MP Jo Cox has died after being shot and stabbed multiple times after a constituency...

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  • Blogs Sports Two Decades Before Cleveland’s First NBA Title, LeBron James Walked Onto a JCC Court

    Two Decades Before Cleveland’s First NBA Title, LeBron James Walked Onto a JCC Court

    JNS.org – The seed for the city of Cleveland’s first professional championship in a major sport in 52 years may have been planted at the Shaw Jewish Community Center on White Pond Drive in Akron, Ohio, nearly 20 years ago. That’s when a tall, lanky kid from Akron named LeBron James walked onto the hardwood court and changed the game of basketball forever. Coach Keith Dambrot, now the head basketball coach at the University of Akron, conducted those sessions that attracted […]

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  • Arts and Culture Blogs North American Studios Look to Israel for Next Animation Hit

    North American Studios Look to Israel for Next Animation Hit

    JNS.org – In 2008, Yoram Honig was a producer and director living in Jerusalem, fresh off his first international hit, when the Jerusalem Development Authority (JDA) came to him with a challenge: build a film industry from scratch in Israel’s capital. “When we started here, was nothing in Jerusalem,” he said during an interview in his office in the Talbiya neighborhood. Now, the Jerusalem Film and Television Fund, which Honig heads as an arm of the JDA, pumps 9 million shekels […]

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  • Blogs Sports Olympic Gold Medalist Gabby Douglas to Wear Leotard With Hebrew Letters in National Competition

    Olympic Gold Medalist Gabby Douglas to Wear Leotard With Hebrew Letters in National Competition

    Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas will wear a leotard bearing Hebrew lettering when she competes at the P&G Gymnastics Championships over the weekend. Douglas’ Swarovski-outlined outfit will feature the Hebrew word “Elohim,” meaning God, on its left sleeve. The Hebrew detailing honors the athlete’s “rich heritage of faith,” according to apparel manufacturer GK Elite, which produced the leotard and released a preview of it on Wednesday. The company said Douglas’ sister, Joyelle “Joy” Douglas, created the Hebrew design. The outcome of the P&G Championships will help […]

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  • Europe Sports British World Heavyweight Champion Should Be Banned From Boxing for Sounding Like Hitler, Says Ukrainian Competitor

    British World Heavyweight Champion Should Be Banned From Boxing for Sounding Like Hitler, Says Ukrainian Competitor

    Britain’s world heavyweight champion, Taylor Fury, should be banned from boxing for making Nazi-like comments, a former world champion from the Ukraine said on Thursday, ahead of their upcoming match. “I was in shock at his statements about women, the gay community, and when he got to the Jewish people, he sounded like Hitler,” Wladimir Klitschko told British media, according to Reuters. “We cannot have a champion like that. Either he needs to be shut up or shut down in the ring, or […]

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  • Arts and Culture Rabbi Shows Cooking Skills and Humor on Chopped

    Rabbi Shows Cooking Skills and Humor on Chopped

    Rabbi Hanoch Hecht just made television history; but, unfortunately, he couldn’t have his rugelach and eat it too. Hecht became the first rabbi to compete on the hit show “Chopped,” where contestants are forced to use four random ingredients in their recipes, and have 20-30 minutes to create an appetizer, a main course and a dessert. A contestant is eliminated after each round. Hecht, 32, said that while the dishes and utensils were new, the kitchen was not kosher, so he couldn’t taste […]

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  • Blogs Music Orthodox Entertainer Stars in Pepsi Max Commercial as New Face of Company’s Israel Campaign (VIDEO)

    Orthodox Entertainer Stars in Pepsi Max Commercial as New Face of Company’s Israel Campaign (VIDEO)

    Orthodox singer and entertainer Lipa Schmeltzer is starring in a new Pepsi Max commercial for the company’s campaign in Israel. The commercial begins with a bunch of Jewish men eating at a restaurant, when Schmeltzer walks in and tries to decide what to order. An employee at the obviously Israeli eatery offers him a variety of foods, but the entertainer in the end decides on a bottle of Pepsi. Everyone in the restaurant then joins him, drinking Pepsi Max and dancing to […]

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  • Arts and Culture Book Reviews Jewish Author’s ‘Messy’ Draft Transforms Into Rock Star Novel on Amazon

    Jewish Author’s ‘Messy’ Draft Transforms Into Rock Star Novel on Amazon

    JNS.org – “Writing is a messy process,” says author Elizabeth Poliner. “People who don’t write fiction would be surprised to see what early drafts could look like.” But readers wouldn’t know “what a mess it was for the longest time,” as the Jewish author puts it, when reading Poliner’s critically acclaimed latest book, As Close to Us as Breathing. The volume garnered Amazon’s “Best Book” designation in March 2016 as well as rave reviews from the New York Times,W Magazine, NPR, […]

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  • Arts and Culture Blogs Sundance Tour Features Short Film About Elderly Jewish Woman’s Decision to Eat Bacon for First Time

    Sundance Tour Features Short Film About Elderly Jewish Woman’s Decision to Eat Bacon for First Time

    The Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour, which started on Friday in New York City, features a mini-documentary about an elderly Jewish woman whose journey away from Orthodoxy leads her to taste forbidden food for the first time in her life. In Canadian director Sol Friedman’s Bacon & God’s Wrath, Razie Brownstone talks about ending her lifelong observance of keeping kosher as her 90th birthday approaches. The recently declared atheist said the discovery of the search engine Google spurred a lapse in her Jewish faith and made her decide to […]

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