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Al-Durah Whistleblower Launches New Campaign to Counter France 2 Advertising Blitz October 3, 2014 12:15 pm

Al-Durah Whistleblower Launches New Campaign to Counter France 2 Advertising Blitz

Philippe Karsenty, the French-Jewish activist who became internationally renowned after he...

British Medical Journal Editor ‘Deeply’ Regrets Anti-Israel Letter (VIDEO) October 3, 2014 10:11 am

British Medical Journal Editor ‘Deeply’ Regrets Anti-Israel Letter (VIDEO)

JNS.org – The editor of British medical journal The Lancet said on Thursday that...

British Conference Tries to Force Israeli Scholars to Hide University Affiliation October 3, 2014 10:10 am

British Conference Tries to Force Israeli Scholars to Hide University Affiliation

JNS.org - Two scholars from Israel’s Ariel University decided to withdraw from an academic...

Egyptian Anti-Semitic Activist Loses Sakharov Prize Nomination October 1, 2014 11:05 am

Egyptian Anti-Semitic Activist Loses Sakharov Prize Nomination

A coalition of left-wing parties in the European parliament has withdrawn its nomination of...

German Broadcaster Compares Foreign IDF Recruits With Islamic State Terrorists September 30, 2014 2:13 pm

German Broadcaster Compares Foreign IDF Recruits With Islamic State Terrorists

Is there a difference between young American Jews who join the Israel Defense Forces and young...

Pope Francis Summons Mideast Envoys to Vatican Amid Islamic State Threat September 30, 2014 1:48 pm

Pope Francis Summons Mideast Envoys to Vatican Amid Islamic State Threat

JNS.org – Pope Francis has summoned the envoys of several Middle East countries to...

French Police Launch Probe of Paris Youth Who Threatened to ‘Kill Jews’ on Television (VIDEO) September 30, 2014 12:08 pm

French Police Launch Probe of Paris Youth Who Threatened to ‘Kill Jews’ on Television (VIDEO)

Police in France have launched a criminal investigation against a young man who threatened,...

Babi Yar Monument to Mass Execution of Jews in Ukraine Vandalized September 30, 2014 7:01 am

Babi Yar Monument to Mass Execution of Jews in Ukraine Vandalized

On the eve of Rosh Hashanah this past Wednesday, a monument to one of the largest shooting...

Vatican to Contribute to Preservation of Auschwitz September 29, 2014 1:24 pm

Vatican to Contribute to Preservation of Auschwitz

JNS.org – The Vatican has joined 30 other nations in contributing to the historical...

Report: Director General of Jewish Business Club Osher Shot Dead in Moscow September 24, 2014 2:05 pm

Report: Director General of Jewish Business Club Osher Shot Dead in Moscow

Sergey Sladkov, the Director General of Osher, a Russian-Jewish business club, was found dead...

New York Times Highlights Rise in European Anti-Semitism September 24, 2014 10:46 am

New York Times Highlights Rise in European Anti-Semitism

New York Times – From the immigrant enclaves of the Parisian suburbs to the drizzly...

Danish Foreign Minister Urges Sanctions Against Israel if Cairo Peace Talks Fail September 23, 2014 12:42 am

Danish Foreign Minister Urges Sanctions Against Israel if Cairo Peace Talks Fail

JNS.org - Danish Foreign Minister Martin Lidegaard said Monday that if the indirect talks...

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  • Arts and Culture US & Canada Israeli Actress Gal Gadot in Talks to Star in Ben-Hur Remake

    Israeli Actress Gal Gadot in Talks to Star in Ben-Hur Remake

    Israeli actress Gal Gadot is in negotiations to take on the female lead role in the remake of the 1959 classic Ben-Hur, according to The Hollywood Reporter. If the deal is finalized Gadot will play Esther, a slave and Ben-Hur’s love interest. Actor Jack Huston will star as the Jewish prince who is betrayed into slavery by his childhood friend Messala, played by Toby Kebbell. Ben-Hur fights for his freedom and vengeance with the help of Morgan Freeman’s character, who trains Ben-Hur how to win at chariot-racing. [...]

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  • Jewish Identity Sports Young Israelis Try to Crowd-Fund Their Way to Major League Baseball Playoffs

    Young Israelis Try to Crowd-Fund Their Way to Major League Baseball Playoffs

    JNS.org – Baseball, hot dogs, and apple pie are the American dream. So why do two young men who have built their lives in Israel have a GoFundMe crowd-funding webpage with the urgent message that they need $3,000 to travel to the U.S. to watch the Kansas City Royals and Baltimore Orioles square off for Major League Baseball’s (MLB) American League championship? Brothers Naftali and Yoni Schwartz, 27 and 25, respectively, are Kansas City natives. Even though they made aliyah with their [...]

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  • Blogs Sports Race Cars Speed Through Jerusalem in Amazing Exhibition

    Race Cars Speed Through Jerusalem in Amazing Exhibition

    Some 3,000 years ago, King David probably never imagined cars racing at 240 kilometers per hour (150 miles per hour) through the ancient capital of the Jewish people. But on Monday and Tuesday, October 6-7, thousands of Israelis lined the streets to watch Porsche, Audi, and Ferrari race cars fly through the capital against the backdrop of the Tower of David, the Old City Walls, and other city landmarks. The second annual non-competitive Jerusalem Formula One Road Show had been [...]

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  • Israel Sports NBA Superstar LeBron James Says He Wants to Visit Israel

    NBA Superstar LeBron James Says He Wants to Visit Israel

    Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James expressed interest in visiting Israel someday, local news site Cleveland.com reported on Sunday. Speaking to Israeli reporters before the Cleveland Cavaliers’ preseason debut against Maccabi Tel Aviv, the NBA star said he had never visited the Jewish state but “I want to look forward to going there if I get an opportunity to.” When asked by an Israeli reporter if there was “any chance that LeBron James and Cleveland comes to Tel Aviv,” the athlete said [...]

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  • Sports US & Canada Florida Rabbi Dominates Former Basketball Star Congressman in Hoops Showdown (VIDEO)

    Florida Rabbi Dominates Former Basketball Star Congressman in Hoops Showdown (VIDEO)

    A Florida-based Chabad rabbi put former basketball star, U.S. Congressman Curt Clawson to shame on the court when the two faced off one-on-one recently. A YouTube video, posted online on Tuesday, shows Rabbi Fishel Zaklos of Chabad of Naples shooting hoops with the Florida politician, who played basketball in high school and at Purdue University in Indiana. The game took place in the parking lot of the Chabad Jewish center run by Zaklos. During the 1-minute clip, Zaklos scores two impressive [...]

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  • Sports US & Canada David Blatt’s Cleveland Cavaliers Rout Maccabi Tel Aviv, 107-80

    David Blatt’s Cleveland Cavaliers Rout Maccabi Tel Aviv, 107-80

    JNS.org – Less than five months after leading Maccabi Tel Aviv to its sixth European basketball title, David Blatt, now the head coach of the NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers, routed his former team in an exhibition game on Sunday, with the Cavaliers dominating Maccabi 107-80 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. The 20,562 fans in attendance witnessed Lebron James’s first appearance in a Cavaliers uniform since he left the club in free agency for the Miami Heat four years ago. [...]

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  • Sports US & Canada Jewish New York Giants Guard Plans to Fast on Yom Kippur

    Jewish New York Giants Guard Plans to Fast on Yom Kippur

    New York Giants offensive guard Geoff Schwartz said on Wednesday that he will not eat anything between sundown Friday and sundown Saturday in observation of Yom Kippur, ESPN reported. “If I was playing, I wouldn’t fast, because I’ve got to be able to fuel myself to play,” said the Jewish athlete, who is on short-term leave due to a toe injury. “But it’s not that tough, really. I’ll eat dinner at 5:00 Friday, then I’ll go to services and I’ll just [...]

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  • Book Reviews Personalities How a Jewish Leader With 3 Months to Live Created a ‘Seminar’ on Life

    How a Jewish Leader With 3 Months to Live Created a ‘Seminar’ on Life

    JNS.org – What would you do if you found out that you had only three more months to live? Gordon Zacks was a successful businessman, a leader of Jewish life, and a confidante and adviser to President George H.W. Bush. He knew that he had prostate cancer, but doctors advised him that it was very slow-growing and nothing to worry about. Then came the day when the doctors told him his cancer metastasized to his liver, and that he had [...]

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