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France’s President Hollande Leads D-Day Anniversary Ceremony June 6, 2014 10:31 am

France’s President Hollande Leads D-Day Anniversary Ceremony

BBC – French President Francois Hollande has led the D-Day 70th anniversary tributes by...

EU Rejects Notion That Brussels Jewish Museum Shooter Operated Alone June 6, 2014 10:29 am

EU Rejects Notion That Brussels Jewish Museum Shooter Operated Alone

Jerusalem Post – The idea that Mehdi Nemmouche, the Islamist who allegedly murdered four...

UN, EU Say They Will Work With Hamas-Fatah Government June 4, 2014 9:00 am

UN, EU Say They Will Work With Hamas-Fatah Government

Ynet – The United Nations and the European Union on Tuesday welcomed the formation of...

British Foreign Secretary Congratulates PA Prime Minister on Fatah-Hamas Government June 3, 2014 8:13 pm

British Foreign Secretary Congratulates PA Prime Minister on Fatah-Hamas Government

British Foreign Secretary William Hague told his Twitter followers on Tuesday that he reached...

One Direction’s Harry Styles Laments Closure of London Kosher Eatery – #SaveSollys June 3, 2014 10:34 am

One Direction’s Harry Styles Laments Closure of London Kosher Eatery – #SaveSollys

Much-loved London shawarma restaurant Solly’s is closing on Tuesday, despite a high-profile...

Obama Announces $1 Billion European ‘Reassurance’ Fund June 3, 2014 10:21 am

Obama Announces $1 Billion European ‘Reassurance’ Fund

BBC News – President Barack Obama has announced plans for a $1bn (£600m) fund to increase...

UK Students Defeat Israel Boycott Motion With New Message, Including Quote From Chomsky June 2, 2014 8:22 pm

UK Students Defeat Israel Boycott Motion With New Message, Including Quote From Chomsky

Jewish students at Britain’s University of Sussex co-opted the narrative of their opponents...

France Arrests Four Members of Jihadist Recruiting Network June 2, 2014 10:25 am

France Arrests Four Members of Jihadist Recruiting Network

ABC News/AP – Four people were arrested Monday for being members of a French jihadist recruiting...

Suspect in Brussels Museum Shooting Claims Responsibility for Attack in Video June 2, 2014 10:24 am

Suspect in Brussels Museum Shooting Claims Responsibility for Attack in Video

JTA – A man arrested on suspicion of killing four people last month at the Jewish Museum...

Suspect in Brussels Jewish Museum Slayings Charged With Murder, Terrorist Activity June 1, 2014 6:18 pm

Suspect in Brussels Jewish Museum Slayings Charged With Murder, Terrorist Activity

Financial Times – A French man suspected of ties with Islamic militant groups and who...

French Man With Suspected Islamist Ties Arrested in Connection to Brussels Jewish Museum Slayings June 1, 2014 10:24 am

French Man With Suspected Islamist Ties Arrested in Connection to Brussels Jewish Museum Slayings

JNS.org - Mehdi Nemmouche, a 29-year-old French national with suspected ties to Islamic radicals...

Crimean Jewish Group Says Bank Account Emptied of Funds May 31, 2014 9:00 am

Crimean Jewish Group Says Bank Account Emptied of Funds

JTA  - A Jewish organization from Crimea said its Ukrainian bank account had been emptied...

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  • Jewish Identity Sports LeBron James’ New Coach Shaped by Summer on Kibbutz and Jewish ‘Life Lessons’

    LeBron James’ New Coach Shaped by Summer on Kibbutz and Jewish ‘Life Lessons’

    JNS.org – Influenced by his Jewish upbringing and a summer on a kibbutz, basketball coach David Blatt is embarking on his highest-profile challenge yet: coaching LeBron James, the four-time National Basketball Association (NBA) Most Valuable Player who has made waves for returning to his hometown Cleveland Cavaliers. After guiding Israel’s storied Maccabi Tel Aviv basketball franchise to its 51st Israeli league championship and 6th Euroleague title this past season, Blatt landed the Cavaliers head-coaching job in June. Just weeks later, [...]

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  • Food Jewish Identity Young Syrian Jewish Restauranteur Continues a Family Legacy

    Young Syrian Jewish Restauranteur Continues a Family Legacy

    JNS.org – At the turn of the century, a young Jewish immigrant arrived in New York. So begins the history of many American Jewish families. It is 27-year-old Albert Allaham’s story, too, with a few unusual twists. Albert’s “century” is the 21st—he arrived almost 100 years after the massive waves of European Jewish immigration. Rather than coming from a small town along the Danube river, his shtetl was Damascus. His first American business was not a pushcart on the Lower East [...]

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  • Book Reviews Jewish Identity A Holistic Look at the Rebbe’s Life and Career (REVIEW)

    A Holistic Look at the Rebbe’s Life and Career (REVIEW)

    Did you know that in the entire Bible, only one birthday is mentioned and it is that of Pharaoh? And did you know that according to some scientists, by accepting Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity, it is impossible to prove or disprove that the sun is the gravitational center of our solar system? In his new book, REBBE, best-selling author Joseph Telushkin reveals many surprising and sometimes shocking details as he chronicles the life and teachings of the charismatic Rabbi [...]

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  • Food Mitzvos New Jerusalem Eatery’s Uniform Pricing Seeks to ‘Help People Make It’

    New Jerusalem Eatery’s Uniform Pricing Seeks to ‘Help People Make It’

    JNS.org – Omelet sandwich: 5 shekels. Iced coffee: 5 shekels. Tuna sandwich: 5 shekels. Fresh-squeezed orange juice: 5 shekels. Cheese bureka: 5 shekels. There’s plenty more on the Cofizz menu, but you get the idea. Dani Mizrahi and Amir Amshalm, two Israeli men in their early 30s, asked themselves: Why not launch a take-out food joint in busy neighborhoods around Jerusalem where everything—and that means everything—goes for five shekels, or about $1.50. They’d seen the concept take off in Tel Aviv, where [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Israel New Primetime Drama ‘Tyrant’ Filmed Entirely in Israel (VIDEO)

    New Primetime Drama ‘Tyrant’ Filmed Entirely in Israel (VIDEO)

    The new FX Network drama Tyrant was shot entirely in Israel, just 10 miles north of Tel Aviv, Bloomberg News reported last Tuesday. Tyrant follows the life of an Arab dictator’s second son Barry, played by Adam Rayner, who reluctantly returns home to the Middle Eastern nation of his birth to join the family business away from his suburban life in America. The elaborate set production for the primetime drama included a crew of 300 and a reported cost of over $3 million [...]

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  • Arts and Culture US & Canada Supermodel: Jewish Mothers Are Constantly Trying to Set Me Up With Their Sons

    Supermodel: Jewish Mothers Are Constantly Trying to Set Me Up With Their Sons

    Skokie, Il-born 25-year-old Erin Heatherton (Erin Heather Bubley) is rocking the modeling world. And in a new interview accompanying a cover spread for Miami’s Ocean Drive magazine, she says Jewish moms are “constantly trying to set her up with their sons.” Imagine that – who would have thought? “The moms, they’re doing what they do. It doesn’t matter what country they live in, what city – grandmothers, too,” she admitted. “But I’m probably going to do that too one day.” Heatherton was [...]

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  • Education Israel First Ever: Turkish Academics to Visit Israel Holocaust Museum for Seminar

    First Ever: Turkish Academics to Visit Israel Holocaust Museum for Seminar

    Some 15 Turkish university professors and lecturers will take part in a first of its kind seminar at Holocaust museum Yad Vashem’s International School for Holocaust Studies starting next week. The trip is especially significant as Holocaust denial is rampant in the Arab world. A Palestinian professor was recently forced to resign after he led a trip to the Nazi extermination camp Auschwitz. Participants in the week-long program at Yad Vashem will experience in-depth tours of the museum’s archives and [...]

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  • Israel Music Guns N’ Roses Guitarist Rocks Solo Acoustic Version of Israeli National Anthem – Hatikva (VIDEO)

    Guns N’ Roses Guitarist Rocks Solo Acoustic Version of Israeli National Anthem – Hatikva (VIDEO)

    Ok, fans, question time. What do: Guns ‘n’ Roses shred-meister guitarist, Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (aka Ronald Jay Blumenthal), “Hard Rock Hotel”, “Las Vegas” and Israel’s ”Hatikva” (The Hope) national anthem… all have in common? I know, you’re probably thinking, “Hmm, ‘One of these things is not like the other,’ would fit in here,” right? Um, no, turns out. Caught backstage by blogger Darren Garnick at the swanky Vegas gig in early June, Thal, acoustic guitar in hand, fretted out a sweetly melodic [...]

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