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Netanyahu Congratulates UK’s Cameron on Election Victory May 8, 2015 11:28 am

Netanyahu Congratulates UK’s Cameron on Election Victory

JNS.org - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu offered his congratulations...

David Cameron’s Conservatives Win Majority in British Election May 8, 2015 10:17 am

David Cameron’s Conservatives Win Majority in British Election

BBC – The Conservatives made gains in England and Wales and are forecast by the BBC...

Europe Marks 70 Years Since Defeat of Nazis, End of WWII May 8, 2015 10:13 am

Europe Marks 70 Years Since Defeat of Nazis, End of WWII

Times of Israel – With quiet moments of memory or military pomp, leaders and ordinary...

Britain’s Archbishop of Canterbury Calls on Christians to Fight ‘Horrendous’ Violence Against Jews May 7, 2015 6:45 pm

Britain’s Archbishop of Canterbury Calls on Christians to Fight ‘Horrendous’ Violence Against Jews

The head of the Church of England called on the Christian community to acknowledge and fight...

Jewish Politico Reporter Says he Was Assaulted, Removed From Galloway Respect Party Event May 7, 2015 3:58 pm

Jewish Politico Reporter Says he Was Assaulted, Removed From Galloway Respect Party Event

A Jewish journalist said he was throttled, punched and forcefully ejected from a British...

Israeli Media Weighs Conservative, Labour Leaders as UK Election in Full Swing May 7, 2015 11:56 am

Israeli Media Weighs Conservative, Labour Leaders as UK Election in Full Swing

As British citizens headed to the polls on Thursday for what appears to be the closest election...

United Kingdom Votes in Most Unpredictable Election in Decades May 7, 2015 11:20 am

United Kingdom Votes in Most Unpredictable Election in Decades

Reuters – British voters get to decide on Thursday who they want to rule the world’s...

Natalie Portman Says She Feels ‘Nervous’ as a Jew in Paris May 6, 2015 6:11 pm

Natalie Portman Says She Feels ‘Nervous’ as a Jew in Paris

With the rise of antisemitism in Europe, even Natalie Portman does not feel altogether comfortable...

Evening Standard Columnist Tweets Antisemitic Conspiracy Theory About London Jewish Editor May 6, 2015 4:22 pm

Evening Standard Columnist Tweets Antisemitic Conspiracy Theory About London Jewish Editor

A columnist for Britain’s Evening Standard on Wednesday promoted an anti-Jewish conspiracy...

Founder of France’s National Front Suspended From Party Over Antisemitism May 6, 2015 11:39 am

Founder of France’s National Front Suspended From Party Over Antisemitism

JNS.org - The founder of France’s far-Right National Front political party, Jean-Marie...

Tony Blair Writes Character Reference for Ehud Olmert in Ex-Israeli PM’s Corruption Trial May 5, 2015 9:42 am

Tony Blair Writes Character Reference for Ehud Olmert in Ex-Israeli PM’s Corruption Trial

The Guardian – Tony Blair has made a surprise intervention in the corruption case of...

Major Jewish Group Accuses Popular Soccer Website Goal.com of ‘Inciting Jew-Hatred’ May 4, 2015 8:13 pm

Major Jewish Group Accuses Popular Soccer Website Goal.com of ‘Inciting Jew-Hatred’

Major Jewish human rights group the Simon Wiesenthal Center on Monday sharply criticized popular...

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  • Featured Sports World Palestinian Soccer League Withdraws Bid to Suspend Israel From FIFA

    Palestinian Soccer League Withdraws Bid to Suspend Israel From FIFA

    The head of Israel’s soccer association called on his Palestinian counterpart to “join forces,” as the Palestinian Football Association withdrew its bid on Friday to have Israel suspended from FIFA. “Let’s leave it to the politicians to do politics,” said Israel Football Association chief Ofer Eini, moments after PFA Chairman Jibril Rajoub announced that his group had withdrawn the proposal. After his remarks, Eini shook hands with the Palestinian soccer chief. Rajoub thanked “those” who convinced him to drop the [...]

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  • Sports US & Canada Israeli-American Group Congratulates Cavaliers’ Blatt on Reaching NBA Finals

    Israeli-American Group Congratulates Cavaliers’ Blatt on Reaching NBA Finals

    JNS.org – An organization whose work focuses on the estimated population of 500,000-800,000 Israeli Americans congratulated David Blatt, the Jewish head coach of the National Basketball Association’s (NBA) Cleveland Cavaliers and a longtime Israel-based coach, for clinching an appearance in the NBA Finals. The Israeli-American Council (IAC), whose stated mission is “to build an active and giving Israeli-American community throughout the United States in order to strengthen the State of Israel, our next generation, and to provide a bridge to [...]

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  • Food US & Canada Bacon Flavor Ben & Jerry’s ‘Not Gonna Happen’ Because it Wouldn’t be Kosher

    Bacon Flavor Ben & Jerry’s ‘Not Gonna Happen’ Because it Wouldn’t be Kosher

    Famed ice cream maker Ben & Jerry’s will not be introducing a Bacon flavored product to its offerings because the company intends to keep its entire line kosher, Marketing Director Alison Gilbert told AOL’s morning show Rise recently. “It’s kind of funny, a lot of people look for bacon in our ice cream, which is probably not gonna happen because all of our ice cream is kosher,” she said, referring to Jewish dietary restrictions that proscribe the consumption of pig [...]

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  • Israel Sports Israeli Judo Team Faces Antisemitic Harassment in Morocco: ‘We Will Murder You’

    Israeli Judo Team Faces Antisemitic Harassment in Morocco: ‘We Will Murder You’

    Israeli athletes at a world Judo championship in Morocco reportedly faced antisemitic slurs during the competition, news site WorldNetDaily reported on Monday. “We will murder you,” and “you’re not wanted here, go home,” were among the vituperative attacks directed at the Israeli Judo Association team, which was in Morocco last week for the World Masters Judo Tournament. According to Haaretz, each Israeli teammate was met with boos and jeers upon entering a fight. Additionally, no Israeli flags were present at [...]

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  • Music US & Canada Lady Gaga Accepts ADL Award: ‘Your Philosophies Are So in Line With Ours’ (VIDEO)

    Lady Gaga Accepts ADL Award: ‘Your Philosophies Are So in Line With Ours’ (VIDEO)

    Pop superstar Lady Gaga on Thursday accepted an award from Jewish human rights group the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) on behalf of her Born This Way Foundation, which strives to combat bullying among young people. “Your philosophies are so in line with ours,” she said of the ADL upon accepting the Making a Difference Award in a videotaped message, which was shown at a ceremony in New York City. “We want to help young people know that their feelings and who they are on [...]

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  • Music Personalities At 80, Singer-Songwriter Leonard Cohen’s Jewish Roots ‘Very Much Intact’

    At 80, Singer-Songwriter Leonard Cohen’s Jewish Roots ‘Very Much Intact’

    JNS.org – Eighty years young, Leonard Cohen fits many descriptions—singer, songwriter, poet, novelist, monk. From his Jewish upbringing in Canada to the present day, Cohen has always explored his spiritual side. This month, the singer-songwriter released the CD (May 12) and iTunes (on May 8 of this year) formats of his latest album, Can’t Forget: A Souvenir of the Grand Tour, which features live recordings from his world tours in 2012 and 2013. Last year, Cohen’s Popular Problems was voted by Rolling Stone [...]

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  • Europe Sports FIFA Head Says Israel Should Not be Booted From World Soccer Association

    FIFA Head Says Israel Should Not be Booted From World Soccer Association

    JNS.org – Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) head Sepp Blatter said during a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that contrary to Palestinian complaints, Israel has not violated any FIFA statutes and should not be suspended from international soccer’s governing body. “We should not come to one federation saying we will exclude them,” said Blatter, the Jerusalem Post reported. “If the national association is fulfilling its obligations then there is no need to intervene,” he said. “I’m on a [...]

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  • Featured Middle East Sports Jewish Rights Group Slams Palestinian Attempts to Suspend Israel From FIFA

    Jewish Rights Group Slams Palestinian Attempts to Suspend Israel From FIFA

    Jewish human rights group the Simon Wiesenthal Center (SWC) said on Tuesday it was “appalled” by a Palestinian Football Association initiative to suspend Israel from FIFA, calling it another “front waged in the context of the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) campaign.” “We are appalled at the temerity of the Palestinan Football Association (PFA) demand that FIFA suspend Israel at your forthcoming Congress in Zurich,” wrote the group’s international relations director, Dr. Shimon Samuels, in a letter to FIFA President Joseph [...]

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