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Britain’s Foreign Secretary Says Gaza War Has Increased Anti-Semitism August 3, 2014 11:24 am

Britain’s Foreign Secretary Says Gaza War Has Increased Anti-Semitism

Jerusalem Post – Britain’s Foreign Secretary Phillip Hammond is concerned that Israel’s military...

British Tabloid Poll on Gaza: Majority Disagree With UK Israel-Basher John Prescott August 1, 2014 1:23 pm

British Tabloid Poll on Gaza: Majority Disagree With UK Israel-Basher John Prescott

An online poll run by British tabloid The Daily Mirror in which readers were asked to vote...

U.K. Jewish Group Urges Country to Help Free British-Born IDF Soldier August 1, 2014 1:11 pm

U.K. Jewish Group Urges Country to Help Free British-Born IDF Soldier

JNS.org - The umbrella organization representing British Jewry has called on the U.K. government...

Belgian Doctor Refuses to Treat Elderly Jewish Patient, Tells Her to ‘Go to Gaza’ August 1, 2014 6:50 am

Belgian Doctor Refuses to Treat Elderly Jewish Patient, Tells Her to ‘Go to Gaza’

The Belgian flag. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. JNS.org – A Belgian doctor manning...

Thousands Attend Biggest Pro-Israel Rally in Paris Since Start of Operation Protective Edge August 1, 2014 5:16 am

Thousands Attend Biggest Pro-Israel Rally in Paris Since Start of Operation Protective Edge

JTA – Thousands of people attended France’s largest pro-Israel rally since the launch...

Former British Deputy PM John Prescott Criticized for Comparing Israel’s Treatment of Palestinians in Gaza to the Holocaust August 1, 2014 12:12 am

Former British Deputy PM John Prescott Criticized for Comparing Israel’s Treatment of Palestinians in Gaza to the Holocaust

Daily Mail – John Prescott was last night accused of being ‘deeply offensive’ to Jewish...

Irish Parliament to Debate Israel-Hamas Conflict, Calls for Expulsion of Israeli Envoy Grow July 31, 2014 11:57 am

Irish Parliament to Debate Israel-Hamas Conflict, Calls for Expulsion of Israeli Envoy Grow

JNS.org – The upper house of the Irish parliament, known as the Seanad or Senate, is set...

Suspect in Brussels Jewish Museum Shooting Charged With Murder July 31, 2014 11:53 am

Suspect in Brussels Jewish Museum Shooting Charged With Murder

JNS.org – Mehdi Nemmouche, the suspect in the fatal shooting of four people (including...

Anti-Jewish Slogans Heard at Germany Mideast Protests July 31, 2014 10:10 am

Anti-Jewish Slogans Heard at Germany Mideast Protests

Washington Post – Before the start of a pro-Palestinian rally — one of the scores being...

British Supermarket Giant Tesco to Drop Judea and Samaria Products July 29, 2014 1:50 pm

British Supermarket Giant Tesco to Drop Judea and Samaria Products

JNS.org – British supermarket giant Tesco announced that starting in September it would...

Belgium Recommends Separate Labeling of Products From Judea and Samaria July 29, 2014 1:10 pm

Belgium Recommends Separate Labeling of Products From Judea and Samaria

JNS.org – The Belgian government is moving to recommend that retailers separately label...

Rome’s Jewish Quarter Vandalized With Anti-Semitic Graffiti and Posters July 29, 2014 10:23 am

Rome’s Jewish Quarter Vandalized With Anti-Semitic Graffiti and Posters

International Business Times – Anti-Semitic graffiti and flyers have defaced shops and walls...

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  • Blogs Music Beatlemania Invades the Gaza Strip (SATIRE)

    Beatlemania Invades the Gaza Strip (SATIRE)

    As Hamas loses its grip on power in the Gaza Strip as a result of war, poverty and disillusionment, the Islamist terrorist group has developed an ingenious way to raise the moral of the 1.7 million Palestinian Arabs it was elected to serve. While currently focused on delivering a rocket into every Israeli home, Hamas has not left its own people behind. To gently wipe away the tears of children strategically placed inside kindergartens as human shields, the Hamas Interior Ministry has [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Spirituality/Tradition Removing Jesus’ Jewish Identity From Artwork

    Removing Jesus’ Jewish Identity From Artwork

    In a strong statement that challenges the historic divide between Christianity and Judaism, Pope Francis recently proclaimed, “Inside every Christian is a Jew.” But if you look at Renaissance artworks that depict Jesus, you will not find any evidence of a Jew inside the Christianized Jesus — even though the Gospels in the New Testament tell us that Jesus was Jewish to the core. Getting that point across to the public is a daunting task, as I learned in interviews I [...]

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  • Music Personalities Recycling His Roots

    Recycling His Roots

    JNS.org – Having started his career playing on his family’s pots and pans, Jewish musician Billy Jonas has maintained this homemade performance ethic while spreading his messages of simple living and environmentalism to a shared home throughout the world. After beginning in the kitchen, Jonas soon moved to the music room, where he picked up the piano, guitar, and trombone. These days, the multi-talented multi-instrumentalist plays on with pretty much anything he can find, including cans, bottles buckets, and other recycled-object [...]

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  • Book Reviews Personalities Jewish Renewal Movement Founder’s Insights Form a New Guide for Senior Living

    Jewish Renewal Movement Founder’s Insights Form a New Guide for Senior Living

    JNS.org – Sara Davidson’s The December Project is a new book that should be read by all senior citizens, and by those who hope to live a long life, for it raises a question that most of us have not been taught how to answer: What should we do in that final stage of our lives? Many of us continue working past the traditional retirement age of 65, not because we need the money and not because we find the [...]

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  • Book Reviews Jewish History Why the Holocaust Occurred in Germany, and Why So Few Resisted (REVIEW)

    Why the Holocaust Occurred in Germany, and Why So Few Resisted (REVIEW)

    It’s hard to make a new contribution to the field of Holocaust studies,  but German historian Götz Aly accomplishes just that in Why the Germans, Why the Jews? His premise is that the origins of the Holocaust were rooted in the specific anti-Semitism found in Germany in the decades and centuries before World War II. Aly (who is not Jewish) seeks to prove his theory by studying only pre-Holocaust history, and tracing how the German people’s envy and hatred of [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Blogs Looking at Anti-Israel Celebrities and Their Brands

    Looking at Anti-Israel Celebrities and Their Brands

    JNS.org – During the current conflict in Gaza a number of celebrities have voiced their opinions in support of either the Israeli or Palestinian positions. But others—be it during Operation Protective Edge or at other times—have gone further than simply supporting the Palestinians by actively supporting the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel, making false accusations about the Jewish state, ignoring Israel’s position on the conflict, or justifying the actions of the terrorist group Hamas. Many of these [...]

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  • Blogs Sports Israeli UFC Fighter Returns to Jewish State to Rejoin IDF

    Israeli UFC Fighter Returns to Jewish State to Rejoin IDF

    JNS.org – Days after winning his Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight bout against Steven Siler on July 26, Israeli-born mixed martial arts competitor Noad Lahat boarded a plane for his native country, choosing to temporarily exit UFC’s octagonal cage to rejoin the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) as a paratrooper for its operation against Hamas in Gaza. Except he didn’t actually consider it a choice. “When [our] home is in danger, there is no other way for us [but to serve [...]

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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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