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Groups Launching Campaign to Stop Use of British Aid for Funding Palestinian Terrorists May 15, 2016 10:28 am

Groups Launching Campaign to Stop Use of British Aid for Funding Palestinian Terrorists

Jewish groups are launching a campaign to stop British aid being used to fund Palestinian...

British Boxer Throws Antisemitic Punches in Online Interview (VIDEO) May 15, 2016 7:45 am

British Boxer Throws Antisemitic Punches in Online Interview (VIDEO)

A top British heavyweight boxer made derogatory comments about Jews during an interview that...

British Watchdog: Moves to Disaffiliate From National Union of Students Show Unwillingness to Tolerate Antisemitism in Representative Body May 15, 2016 7:34 am

British Watchdog: Moves to Disaffiliate From National Union of Students Show Unwillingness to Tolerate Antisemitism in Representative Body

A prominent staffer of a UK charity and watchdog group said that the increasing move to...

Second British University Cuts Ties With Student Union Over Anti-Israel President May 14, 2016 10:25 pm

Second British University Cuts Ties With Student Union Over Anti-Israel President

JNS.org – The United Kingdom’s Newcastle University became the second school to cut...

Israeli Singer Hovi Star Advances to Eurovision Final May 13, 2016 5:29 pm

Israeli Singer Hovi Star Advances to Eurovision Final

JNS.org – This year’s Israeli contestant in the Eurovision Song Contest, Hovi Star,...

101 People Arrested This Year in France for ‘Direct Links to Terrorism,’ Minister Says May 13, 2016 9:59 am

101 People Arrested This Year in France for ‘Direct Links to Terrorism,’ Minister Says

France has arrested 101 people since the start of the year over “direct links to terrorism,”...

University of London Panel Calls for Annihilation of Israel as Solution to Global Antisemitism May 13, 2016 8:06 am

University of London Panel Calls for Annihilation of Israel as Solution to Global Antisemitism

Speakers at a Wednesday evening University of London Student Union (ULSU)-sponsored panel...

London’s New Muslim Mayor Expresses Public Opposition to Antisemitism, Vows to ‘Build Bridges’ May 12, 2016 3:31 pm

London’s New Muslim Mayor Expresses Public Opposition to Antisemitism, Vows to ‘Build Bridges’

In his first days in office, London’s newly elected Labour Party mayor has been expressing...

New Comedic Film About Jews Being ‘Everywhere’ Pokes Fun at Antisemitism in France May 12, 2016 9:47 am

New Comedic Film About Jews Being ‘Everywhere’ Pokes Fun at Antisemitism in France

Actress Charlotte Gainsbourg is to star in a provocative new comedy which parodies deep-rooted...

French PM to Visit Israel in Effort to Relaunch Peace Process May 11, 2016 9:43 am

French PM to Visit Israel in Effort to Relaunch Peace Process

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls will visit Israel and the Palestinian territories this...

Owners of UK Kosher Restaurant Hit by Arson Attack Say They Will Prevail as Police Investigate Crime (VIDEO) May 10, 2016 4:22 pm

Owners of UK Kosher Restaurant Hit by Arson Attack Say They Will Prevail as Police Investigate Crime (VIDEO)

The owners of a kosher restaurant in Manchester said on Tuesday that they will not be discouraged...

Britain’s University of Lincoln Breaks Ties With National Union of Students Over Election of ‘Antisemitic’ President May 10, 2016 12:30 pm

Britain’s University of Lincoln Breaks Ties With National Union of Students Over Election of ‘Antisemitic’ President

Students from Britain’s University of Lincoln voted on Monday to disaffiliate from the National...

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  • Features World Graves of Jewish Pirates in Jamaica Give Caribbean Tourists Taste of Little-Known History

    Graves of Jewish Pirates in Jamaica Give Caribbean Tourists Taste of Little-Known History

    Tour operators are calling attention to Jamaica’s little-known Jewish heritage by arranging visits to historic Jewish sites on the Caribbean island, including a cemetery where Jewish pirates are buried. A report in Travel and Leisure magazine describes the Hunts Bay Cemetery in Kingston, where there are seven tombstones engraved with Hebrew benedictions and skull and crossbones insignia. According to the report, centuries ago, Jewish pirates sailed the waters of Jamaica and settled in Port Royal. The town, once known as “the wickedest city in the […]

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  • Arts and Culture Blogs Filmmaker Eyal Resh Embraces the Challenge of Telling Israel’s Story (VIDEO)

    Filmmaker Eyal Resh Embraces the Challenge of Telling Israel’s Story (VIDEO)

    JNS.org – Telling Israel’s story. It’s the specific title of a short film that Eyal Resh created last year. It’s also the theme behind the 27-year-old Israeli filmmaker’s broader body of work. The widely viewed “Telling Israel’s Story” film—directed by Resh for a gala event hosted by the Times of Israel online news outlet—seemingly begins as a promotional tourism video, but quickly evolves to offer a multilayered perspective. “I want to tell you a story about a special place for me,” a young woman whispers […]

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  • Blogs Features Israel Geeks Out: Science, Art and Tech Event Embodies Jewish State’s ‘DNA’

    Israel Geeks Out: Science, Art and Tech Event Embodies Jewish State’s ‘DNA’

    JNS.org – The entrance to Jerusalem’s Sacher Park was transformed from April 25-27 by a fire-breathing robotic dragon, which flailed its arms and attempted to take flight. The robot, a signature feature at Jerusalem’s first-ever “Geek Picnic,” was one of more than 150 scientific amusements available for the public to experience. This particular dragon was designed by students from Moscow’s Art Industrial Institute in conjunction with the Flacon design factory, said Anatasia Shaminer, a student who helped facilitate the display. Children […]

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  • Book Reviews Opinion The Syrian Virgin (REVIEW)

    The Syrian Virgin (REVIEW)

    The Syrian Virgin, by Zack Love. CreateSpace, 2015. The Syrian Virgin, by Zack Love, is a very interesting novel. Equally a political and romantic thriller, at times a real page-turner, it gets you intimately involved in the dire situation in today’s Syria, as well as in the romantic entanglements of its mostly New York-based characters — whose entanglements just might determine the fate of that dire situation in Syria. Along the way it introduces a really important idea that somehow […]

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  • Features Unpacking the Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict and Its Ripple Effect on Israel’s Region

    Unpacking the Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict and Its Ripple Effect on Israel’s Region

    JNS.org – Aside from Israel itself, those with a vested interest in the Jewish state are accustomed to tracking developments related to Middle East players such as Iran, Syria, Jordan and Egypt. But much global attention has recently focused on the Caucasus region at the Europe-Asia border, specifically on the suddenly intensified violence between Azerbaijan and Armenia in the mountainous Nagorno-Karabakh area of western Azerbaijan. The Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, while not taking place in Israel’s immediate neighborhood, does have what one scholar called […]

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  • Blogs Features Earth Day 2016: Israel Shines in Water Technology, Recycling, Renewable Energy

    Earth Day 2016: Israel Shines in Water Technology, Recycling, Renewable Energy

    JNS.org – On Friday, April 22, 196 nations across the world mark Earth Day, the annual day dedicated to environmental protection that was enacted in 1970. Not to be forgotten on this day is Israel, which is known as the “start-up nation” for its disproportionate amount of technological innovation, including in the area of protecting the environment. For Earth Day 2016, JNS.org presents a sampling of the Jewish state’s internal achievements and global contributions in the environmental realm. Water conservation Israeli […]

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  • Arts and Culture World New Documentary Explores Holocaust Humor, Role That Laughter Played in Death Camps

    New Documentary Explores Holocaust Humor, Role That Laughter Played in Death Camps

    Holocaust humor and the role that laughter played in the lives of Jews during World War II are the focus of a documentary that made its world premiere on Monday at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City. In The Last Laugh, first- and second-generation survivors, as well as famous Jewish and non-Jewish comedians, discuss their thoughts on when joking about the death camps is appropriate or taboo. “Nazi humor, that’s OK. Holocaust humor, no,” Jewish comedic giant, actor and filmmaker Mel Brooks says in the film. “Anything I […]

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  • Arts and Culture Blogs Tragedy Culminates in ‘Celebration,’ Says Israeli Author Who Lost Son to Terror

    Tragedy Culminates in ‘Celebration,’ Says Israeli Author Who Lost Son to Terror

    JNS.org – Sherri Mandell’s life was devastated on May 8, 2001, when her 13-year-old son Koby was murdered by terrorists on the outskirts of the Israeli Jewish community of Tekoa. Yet Mandell not only shares the story of her loss, but also celebrates the lessons she has learned from tragedy. Indeed, “celebrate” is this Israeli-American author’s word choice. Her second book, The Road to Resilience: From Chaos to Celebration (Toby Press), came out earlier this year. The lesson: in every celebration, there is […]

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