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Nice Attacker Scouted Terror Route Twice in Week Preceding Attack July 17, 2016 10:35 am

Nice Attacker Scouted Terror Route Twice in Week Preceding Attack

The Tunisian man who drove his lorry into crowds of people in Nice researched the route in...

British Jewry Hails Appointment of ‘Staunch Israel-Supporter’ Boris Johnson as New Foreign Secretary July 17, 2016 6:33 am

British Jewry Hails Appointment of ‘Staunch Israel-Supporter’ Boris Johnson as New Foreign Secretary

Leading Jewish groups in Britain are hailing the recent appointment of Boris Johnson as the...

French Jewish Community ‘Shocked, Horrified’ Over Nice Terror Attack; Groups Call on Government to Increase Vigilance Against Jihadists July 15, 2016 8:00 pm

French Jewish Community ‘Shocked, Horrified’ Over Nice Terror Attack; Groups Call on Government to Increase Vigilance Against Jihadists

French Jewish groups condemned Thursday’s bloody terror attack in Nice — which left...

ISIS Claims Responsibility for Bastille Day Massacre in Nice; French Police Arrest 3 Additional Suspects July 15, 2016 6:00 pm

ISIS Claims Responsibility for Bastille Day Massacre in Nice; French Police Arrest 3 Additional Suspects

Islamic State claimed responsibility on Saturday for the truck attack that killed at least...

Palestinians Hailed for Developing ‘Innovative’ Car-Ramming Terror Tactic Used in Nice Attack July 15, 2016 4:42 pm

Palestinians Hailed for Developing ‘Innovative’ Car-Ramming Terror Tactic Used in Nice Attack

As jihadists around the world expressed their joy over Thursday evening’s terror attack...

Morning After Terror Attack in Nice, Leading Local Rabbi Says Members of Jewish Community Among Wounded, Missing July 15, 2016 1:23 pm

Morning After Terror Attack in Nice, Leading Local Rabbi Says Members of Jewish Community Among Wounded, Missing

At least six members of France’s Jewish community are among the injured and missing...

Two Jewish Sisters Said Missing Following Bastille Day Terror Attack July 15, 2016 10:31 am

Two Jewish Sisters Said Missing Following Bastille Day Terror Attack

JNS.org – Two elderly Jewish sisters were among the missing following the Bastille...

Nice Jewish Community to Hold Regular Shabbat Programs in Solidarity, Defiance After Terrorist Attack July 15, 2016 10:24 am

Nice Jewish Community to Hold Regular Shabbat Programs in Solidarity, Defiance After Terrorist Attack

Nice’s Jewish community will hold Shabbat activities in a spirit of solidarity and defiance...

French Prime Minister Declares Three Day Mourning Period Following Deadly Terror Attack in Nice July 15, 2016 10:20 am

French Prime Minister Declares Three Day Mourning Period Following Deadly Terror Attack in Nice

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls declared three days of national mourning beginning Saturday...

Truck Driver Who Killed 84 in Nice Terror Attack Identified as French-Tunisian Convict Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel July 15, 2016 10:05 am

Truck Driver Who Killed 84 in Nice Terror Attack Identified as French-Tunisian Convict Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel

A terrorist who used a hired lorry to kill at least 84 people in a rampage during Bastille...

Eyewitness Describes Scene of Nice Truck Attack: ‘We Started to See Bodies All Over the Place’ July 14, 2016 9:02 pm

Eyewitness Describes Scene of Nice Truck Attack: ‘We Started to See Bodies All Over the Place’

An eyewitness at the scene of the truck attack in the south of France on Thursday night described...

At Least 73 Dead in Bastille Day Truck Attack in Nice, Terror Suspected July 14, 2016 7:19 pm

At Least 73 Dead in Bastille Day Truck Attack in Nice, Terror Suspected

At least 73 people are dead and more than 100 injured after they were mown down by a truck...

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  • Arts and Culture A Theatrical Look at Diplomacy and the Oslo Accords (REVIEW)

    A Theatrical Look at Diplomacy and the Oslo Accords (REVIEW)

    Is diplomacy worthwhile, even if the end result isn’t what we hoped for? That is the question, among many others, posed by the new play Oslo, by J.T. Rogers. Making its New York debut at Lincoln Center, the play examines the secret diplomatic process that led to the historic 1993 peace accords. The character of Shimon Peres makes an appearance onstage — and he, along with Yitzhak Rabin and Yasser Arafat, tower over the proceedings. But they mainly do so in absentia. Instead, […]

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  • Spirituality/Tradition Sports Israeli Trailblazer Dean Kremer Brings Jewish Values to Nascent Pro Baseball Career

    Israeli Trailblazer Dean Kremer Brings Jewish Values to Nascent Pro Baseball Career

    JNS.org – Other than being part of the Los Angeles Dodgers organization, Sandy Koufax and Dean Kremer have something else in common: a respect for Jewish tradition. Koufax — who was recently ranked by ESPN as the best left-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball (MLB) history — decided not to pitch Game 1 of the 1965 World Series because the game fell on Yom Kippur. “I would do the same,” Kremer said in an interview. Last month, the 20-year-old Kremer became […]

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  • Arts and Culture Lead Guitarist of British Rock Band Queen Asks Adam Lambert to Sing in Hebrew During Upcoming Israel Concert

    Lead Guitarist of British Rock Band Queen Asks Adam Lambert to Sing in Hebrew During Upcoming Israel Concert

    The famed lead guitarist of British rock band Queen, Brian May, encouraged Jewish singer-songwriter Adam Lambert to perform in Hebrew during their upcoming joint concert in Israel, an entertainment industry advocacy organization reported on Tuesday. During a recent interview with Israeli television personality Assi Azar, May was played a 2005 video of Lambert singing the popular song Shir L’Shalom, (Song for Peace). May was so impressed by Lambert’s singing of the Hebrew track that he told the American singer, “We have to do that. Let’s […]

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  • Sports Kenyan Marathoner to Compete for Israel in Rio Olympics

    Kenyan Marathoner to Compete for Israel in Rio Olympics

    JNS.org – Kenyan-born marathoner Lonah Chemtai is expected to compete for Israel at the Olympics Games in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil next month after gaining a last minute approval. “I am very proud [to represent Israel] and I hope to achieve a new personal best time,” Chemtai told Reuters. Chemtai, who grew up a rural village in western Kenya, first came to Israel in 2009 to care of the children of her country’s ambassador to Israel. The 27-year-old runner recently gained […]

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  • Arts and Culture Jewish Identity Will Laughs Lead to Love on Show About Orthodox Dating?

    Will Laughs Lead to Love on Show About Orthodox Dating?

    To date or not to date? That is not the question for most Modern Orthodox singles in New York. The question is when will they find their future spouses, and when will their families stop nagging them about having babies? Inspired by the success of the Israeli show “Srugim,” Leah Gottfried, 25, decided she would create and star in her own show, “Soon By You.” “Dating is so serious already,” Gottfried said. “We wanted to take a lighter approach and laugh at the […]

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  • Arts and Culture Israeli Actress Says Playing Muslim Character in ‘Tyrant’ Has Made Her More ‘Hopeful, Humble’

    Israeli Actress Says Playing Muslim Character in ‘Tyrant’ Has Made Her More ‘Hopeful, Humble’

    Israeli actress Moran Atias said that playing a Muslim woman in the hit FX series Tyrant has changed her outlook. “Educating myself about a different culture has made me more hopeful and humble, that we’re all the same,” the Jewish actress, 35, said during an interview with AOL Build. Atias plays Leila Al-Fayeed, the strong and politically minded wife of the president of Abbudin, a fictional Middle Eastern country run by a dictatorial family. The Israeli-born former model, who earned the title of Miss Globe International […]

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  • Arts and Culture Jewish Identity Jewish Fashionistas From Around the World to Tour ‘Chic Side of Israel’

    Jewish Fashionistas From Around the World to Tour ‘Chic Side of Israel’

    A delegation of 35 Jewish fashion industry mavens from around the world will travel to Israel later this month to “discover the chic side” of the country, 5 Town Jewish Times reported. The eight-day tour, organized by the Maryland-based Jewish Women’s Renaissance Project (JWRP) and the Israeli Ministry of Diaspora Affairs, will include visits to key fashion sites and meetings with some of the country’s top fashion designers, merchandisers and marketers. Participants will also attend a JWRP Fashion Week event in Tel Aviv. JWRP said the trip is […]

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  • Jewish Identity Sports Granddaughter of Holocaust Survivors Honored to Represent Israel at 2016 Olympic Games

    Granddaughter of Holocaust Survivors Honored to Represent Israel at 2016 Olympic Games

    Pro golfer Laetitia Beck said she is honored to have been selected to represent Israel at the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil largely because of her grandparents, who survived the Holocaust. “Everywhere I go, I want people to know where I’m from, my background and where my family came from because of the struggle they had to go through,” she told the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA). “Every week when I play and I see the Israeli flag, it brings me a lot […]

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