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Facebook Removes Page of Racist Hungarian Website After ADL Complaint, Replacement Page Posted Next Day July 19, 2013 11:59 am

Facebook Removes Page of Racist Hungarian Website After ADL Complaint, Replacement Page Posted Next Day

Facebook removed the page of a racist Hungarian website with 70,000 followers from its social...

Hotel Industry Gives Cold Shoulder to Holocaust Denier, Unlikely to Find a Room in Berlin July 19, 2013 11:39 am

Hotel Industry Gives Cold Shoulder to Holocaust Denier, Unlikely to Find a Room in Berlin

Infamous Holocaust denier David Irving plans to return to Germany this September for the first...

British MP David Ward Suspended by Party After Asking ‘How Long Can Israel Last’ on Twitter July 18, 2013 4:20 pm

British MP David Ward Suspended by Party After Asking ‘How Long Can Israel Last’ on Twitter

British Member of Parliament David Ward was suspended Thursday  from the country’s...

Bulgaria Confirms New Evidence Linking Hezbollah to Burgas Bus Bomb July 17, 2013 3:43 pm

Bulgaria Confirms New Evidence Linking Hezbollah to Burgas Bus Bomb

JTA – Bulgaria’s interior minister confirmed that his country has new evidence that...

London Mayor Boris Johnson Forces Emirates Airlines to Change Stipulation Excluding Israel From Cable Car Dealings July 17, 2013 12:25 pm

London Mayor Boris Johnson Forces Emirates Airlines to Change Stipulation Excluding Israel From Cable Car Dealings

London Mayor Boris Johnson has interjected himself into a controversy surrounding a sponsorship...

EU ‘Earthquake’: Conceived by Diplomats or Mistake by Bureaucrats? July 17, 2013 7:53 am

EU ‘Earthquake’: Conceived by Diplomats or Mistake by Bureaucrats?

Jerusalem Post – Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu hopes to convince the EU not to formally...

UK Zionist Federation Slams Transport for London Deal Banning Sale to Israel July 16, 2013 6:07 pm

UK Zionist Federation Slams Transport for London Deal Banning Sale to Israel

The United Kingdom’s Zionist Federation has sharply condemned Transport for London, the...

Israel PM Netanyahu Calls Urgent Cabinet Meeting After EU ‘Earthquake’ Decision July 16, 2013 12:16 pm

Israel PM Netanyahu Calls Urgent Cabinet Meeting After EU ‘Earthquake’ Decision

Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called an urgent cabinet meeting for Tuesday evening,...

EU ‘Earthquake’ Directive Blocks All Cooperation with Israeli Entities in West Bank, East Jerusalem July 16, 2013 7:51 am

EU ‘Earthquake’ Directive Blocks All Cooperation with Israeli Entities in West Bank, East Jerusalem

JNS.org - The European Union on July 19 will issue a directive to all of its member nations...

Russia’s Chief Rabbi Treks 20 Miles After Putin’s Plane Delayed July 15, 2013 12:32 pm

Russia’s Chief Rabbi Treks 20 Miles After Putin’s Plane Delayed

Russia’s Chief Rabbi Berel Lazar accepted an invite by the Kremlin to attend a memorial...

Israel Calls Polish Ban on Kosher Slaughter ‘Crude Blow’ to Tradition July 15, 2013 8:01 am

Israel Calls Polish Ban on Kosher Slaughter ‘Crude Blow’ to Tradition

Reuters – Israel criticized on Monday the extension of Poland’s ban on kosher...

Prague Railway Station Used by Nazis to Become Holocaust Memorial July 15, 2013 7:54 am

Prague Railway Station Used by Nazis to Become Holocaust Memorial

Israel Channel 7 / AFP – A Prague railway station that saw tens of thousands of Czech...

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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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  • Blogs Theater 10 Things I Learned From My Play About Holocaust Denial

    10 Things I Learned From My Play About Holocaust Denial

    Last month, my one-man show Hoaxocaust! Written and performed by Barry Levey with the generous assistance of the Institute for Political and International Studies, Tehran ran in the New York International Fringe Festival, where it won an Overall Excellence Award. The play has now been selected to run in the Fringe Encores Series at Baruch College’s Performing Arts Center, for four performances which started on Thursday, September 11. Getting the play to the stage was not easy, however. Here are [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Israel Israeli Music Producer Racks Up Over 535,000 YouTube Hits – in Two Days

    Israeli Music Producer Racks Up Over 535,000 YouTube Hits – in Two Days

    Phenomenon: Tel Aviv-based musician and “sampler” extraordinaire, Kutiman (aka Ophir Kutiel) has hit another one out of the park with “Give It Up,” a fully-functioning song in its own right, assembled from hundreds of ameteur and instructional music videos. The Jerusalem-born musical prodigy is best know for his diverse online musical projects. In the latest video, uploaded to YouTube on Sept. 12th, Kutiel thanked most of the musicians and individuals he chose to include in the meticulously-edited clip, which opens with [...]

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  • Theater US & Canada Behind-the-Scenes Reel of Ridley Scott’s Moses Epic Shows Scenes Using 4000 Extras (VIDEO)

    Behind-the-Scenes Reel of Ridley Scott’s Moses Epic Shows Scenes Using 4000 Extras (VIDEO)

    A recently released behind-the-scenes reel of Ridley Scott’s upcoming film Exodus: Gods and Kings shows just how far the director has gone to portray one of the Bible’s most famous narratives. In the clip, which shows scenes involving up to 4,000 extras, the visionary director discusses what drew him to the biblical tale of Moses. “The Moses story was a massive challenge, which I really love. I wanted to explore the complexity of his character and I was stunned by [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Jewish Identity Turner Classic Movies Showcases ‘Broad Sweep’ of the Jewish Experience on Film

    Turner Classic Movies Showcases ‘Broad Sweep’ of the Jewish Experience on Film

    JNS.org – Since 2006, the Turner Classic Movies (TCM) cable and satellite TV network has hosted “The Projected Image,” a month-long showcase examining how different cultural and ethnic groups have been portrayed on the big screen. At last, after previously covering African Americans, Asians, the LGBT community, Latinos, Native Americans, Arabs, and people with disabilities, the annual series is delving into Jewish film this month. “The Projected Image: The Jewish Experience on Film,” whose first segment aired Sept. 2, runs [...]

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  • Book Reviews Jewish Identity An Inside Look at the Hasidim (REVIEW)

    An Inside Look at the Hasidim (REVIEW)

    The sight of young girls in pinafores and young boys wearing peyos – sidelocks – dangling over their ears is a sure sign that you have entered the enigmatic precincts of the Hasidim – the pious ones. Veteran New York Times journalist Joseph Berger’s new book, THE PIOUS ONES: The World of Hasidim and their Battles with America, takes the reader on a journey into the enclaves where various sects of Jews live a seemingly outmoded way of life in [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Jewish Identity How Jewish Television Pioneer Milton Berle Inspired Modern Comedy Stars

    How Jewish Television Pioneer Milton Berle Inspired Modern Comedy Stars

    JNS.org – Today’s comedy superstars, especially those whose careers are driven by television, may very well owe their success to pioneering Jewish entertainer Milton Berle. Born Mendel Berlinger in Manhattan in 1908, Berle became America’s first small-screen star. Aptly nicknamed “Mr. Television,” he influenced and helped promote the work of hundreds of younger comics. “Milton Berle was deceptively successful and very Jewish,” says Lawrence Epstein, author of The Haunted Smile: The Story of Jewish Comedians in America, published the year [...]

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  • Jewish Identity Sports Jewish ‘Hoops Whisperer’ a Secret Weapon for NBA Stars

    Jewish ‘Hoops Whisperer’ a Secret Weapon for NBA Stars

    JNS.org – Idan Ravin’s friends chipped in to buy him a humble but life-changing bar mitzvah gift—a basketball hoop his father attached to the roof of his garage. Little did his friends know that years later, he would be the personal trainer of National Basketball Association (NBA) stars Carmelo Anthony, Kevin Durant, Dwight Howard, and Stephen Curry. Ravin’s new book, “The Hoops Whisperer: On the Court and Inside the Head of Basketball’s Best Players,” details his rise from a Jewish upbringing [...]

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