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Poland Among Safest European Countries for Jews Today, Says Holocaust Foundation Director July 5, 2016 7:46 am

Poland Among Safest European Countries for Jews Today, Says Holocaust Foundation Director

The Polish president’s condemnation of antisemitism on Monday illustrates how Poland has...

‘Al-Quds Day’ Rallies See Hezbollah Flags Flown on Streets of London ‘Without Fear of Consequence’ (VIDEO) July 4, 2016 5:47 pm

‘Al-Quds Day’ Rallies See Hezbollah Flags Flown on Streets of London ‘Without Fear of Consequence’ (VIDEO)

The leader of a prominent British pro-Israel group spoke out against the flying of terrorist...

Leading Jewish Group Seeks to Keep Holocaust Programming Away From UNESCO July 4, 2016 12:25 pm

Leading Jewish Group Seeks to Keep Holocaust Programming Away From UNESCO

A major Jewish human rights group and other organizers of an annual Holocaust essay competition...

UK Labour Leader Caught On Video Joking With Activist Who Accused Jewish MP of Right-Wing Conspiracy (VIDEO) July 3, 2016 7:14 am

UK Labour Leader Caught On Video Joking With Activist Who Accused Jewish MP of Right-Wing Conspiracy (VIDEO)

The head of the UK’s Labour Party sparked controversy yet again, when he was caught on...

Austria Court Orders Re-Run of Presidential Election After Far-Right Candidate Challenges Loss July 1, 2016 10:44 am

Austria Court Orders Re-Run of Presidential Election After Far-Right Candidate Challenges Loss

Europe was plunged into fresh crisis on Friday as Austria’s courts ordered a re-run of the...

Antisemitism Watchdog: Labour Inquiry ‘Vague, Meaningless Whitewash’ of Party’s Racism July 1, 2016 3:54 am

Antisemitism Watchdog: Labour Inquiry ‘Vague, Meaningless Whitewash’ of Party’s Racism

The results of the UK Labour Party’s investigation into allegations of antisemitism in the...

Labour MP: Party No Longer ‘Safe Space for British Jews’ Under Corbyn’s Leadership July 1, 2016 3:25 am

Labour MP: Party No Longer ‘Safe Space for British Jews’ Under Corbyn’s Leadership

A Labour Party MP said her party is no longer safe for Jews after its leader failed to...

Israeli, British-Jewish Leaders In Uproar After UK Labour Leader Compares Jewish State to ISIS on Heels of Antisemitism Inquiry June 30, 2016 1:41 pm

Israeli, British-Jewish Leaders In Uproar After UK Labour Leader Compares Jewish State to ISIS on Heels of Antisemitism Inquiry

Israeli and UK Jewish leaders expressed outrage on Thursday after the head of Britain’s...

Berlin Jewish Leader: European Rabbis Should ‘Take Action’ Against EU Breakup June 30, 2016 1:07 pm

Berlin Jewish Leader: European Rabbis Should ‘Take Action’ Against EU Breakup

JNS.org – Chabad-Lubavitch movement Rabbi Yehuda Teichtal, rabbi of the Jewish Community...

Friend of Israel Michael Gove Joins Race for UK Prime Minister June 30, 2016 9:45 am

Friend of Israel Michael Gove Joins Race for UK Prime Minister

The race to be Britain’s next prime minister was upended after Justice Secretary Michael...

Jeremy Corbyn Accused of Comparing Israel to ISIS at Launch of Labour Party’s Antisemitism Report June 30, 2016 9:44 am

Jeremy Corbyn Accused of Comparing Israel to ISIS at Launch of Labour Party’s Antisemitism Report

JNS.org – About a month after the British Labour party had been engulfed in a crisis...

Organizer of London Al-Quds Day Counter-Demonstration Says Pro-Israel Community Will No Longer Be Silent Amid Growing Anti-Zionism June 29, 2016 9:12 pm

Organizer of London Al-Quds Day Counter-Demonstration Says Pro-Israel Community Will No Longer Be Silent Amid Growing Anti-Zionism

A planned counter-demonstration against an upcoming “Al-Quds Day” march in London...

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  • Features As Berlin Prices Rise, Israelis Turn East for German Real-Estate Bargains

    As Berlin Prices Rise, Israelis Turn East for German Real-Estate Bargains

    JNS.org – Sonnenallee, a street in Berlin’s Neukölln district, looks like it comes straight out of an Arab city — so much so that it goes by the nickname “Gaza Strip.” Kebab and bakery shops are advertised in Arabic; men sit in men-only coffee shops; and bridal shop windows showcase glittery, not-so-stylish gowns. But take a random turn, and you’ll find a swath of bars, burger joints, and Indian restaurants where hip Berliners announce that they have arrived to urban coolness. […]

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  • Arts and Culture Israeli Actress Gal Gadot Slays in ‘Wonder Woman’ Trailer (VIDEO)

    Israeli Actress Gal Gadot Slays in ‘Wonder Woman’ Trailer (VIDEO)

    Israeli actress Gal Gadot engages in fierce action sequences in the new Wonder Woman trailer, which Warner Bros. premiered during the San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday. The nearly 3-minute trailer, the first to debut for the superhero film, shows scenes of Diana, princess of the Amazons, fighting alongside men in the battle against the world’s toughest enemies. The first shot of the video shows Wonder Woman discovering a man, Steve Trevor (played by actor Chris Pine), washed ashore. The clip then takes viewers to the all-female island where Wonder Woman was born. […]

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  • Arts and Culture A Theatrical Look at Diplomacy and the Oslo Accords (REVIEW)

    A Theatrical Look at Diplomacy and the Oslo Accords (REVIEW)

    Is diplomacy worthwhile, even if the end result isn’t what we hoped for? That is the question, among many others, posed by the new play Oslo, by J.T. Rogers. Making its New York debut at Lincoln Center, the play examines the secret diplomatic process that led to the historic 1993 peace accords. The character of Shimon Peres makes an appearance onstage — and he, along with Yitzhak Rabin and Yasser Arafat, tower over the proceedings. But they mainly do so in absentia. Instead, […]

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  • Spirituality/Tradition Sports Israeli Trailblazer Dean Kremer Brings Jewish Values to Nascent Pro Baseball Career

    Israeli Trailblazer Dean Kremer Brings Jewish Values to Nascent Pro Baseball Career

    JNS.org – Other than being part of the Los Angeles Dodgers organization, Sandy Koufax and Dean Kremer have something else in common: a respect for Jewish tradition. Koufax — who was recently ranked by ESPN as the best left-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball (MLB) history — decided not to pitch Game 1 of the 1965 World Series because the game fell on Yom Kippur. “I would do the same,” Kremer said in an interview. Last month, the 20-year-old Kremer became […]

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  • Arts and Culture Lead Guitarist of British Rock Band Queen Asks Adam Lambert to Sing in Hebrew During Upcoming Israel Concert

    Lead Guitarist of British Rock Band Queen Asks Adam Lambert to Sing in Hebrew During Upcoming Israel Concert

    The famed lead guitarist of British rock band Queen, Brian May, encouraged Jewish singer-songwriter Adam Lambert to perform in Hebrew during their upcoming joint concert in Israel, an entertainment industry advocacy organization reported on Tuesday. During a recent interview with Israeli television personality Assi Azar, May was played a 2005 video of Lambert singing the popular song Shir L’Shalom, (Song for Peace). May was so impressed by Lambert’s singing of the Hebrew track that he told the American singer, “We have to do that. Let’s […]

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  • Sports Kenyan Marathoner to Compete for Israel in Rio Olympics

    Kenyan Marathoner to Compete for Israel in Rio Olympics

    JNS.org – Kenyan-born marathoner Lonah Chemtai is expected to compete for Israel at the Olympics Games in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil next month after gaining a last minute approval. “I am very proud [to represent Israel] and I hope to achieve a new personal best time,” Chemtai told Reuters. Chemtai, who grew up a rural village in western Kenya, first came to Israel in 2009 to care of the children of her country’s ambassador to Israel. The 27-year-old runner recently gained […]

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  • Arts and Culture Jewish Identity Will Laughs Lead to Love on Show About Orthodox Dating?

    Will Laughs Lead to Love on Show About Orthodox Dating?

    To date or not to date? That is not the question for most Modern Orthodox singles in New York. The question is when will they find their future spouses, and when will their families stop nagging them about having babies? Inspired by the success of the Israeli show “Srugim,” Leah Gottfried, 25, decided she would create and star in her own show, “Soon By You.” “Dating is so serious already,” Gottfried said. “We wanted to take a lighter approach and laugh at the […]

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  • Arts and Culture Israeli Actress Says Playing Muslim Character in ‘Tyrant’ Has Made Her More ‘Hopeful, Humble’

    Israeli Actress Says Playing Muslim Character in ‘Tyrant’ Has Made Her More ‘Hopeful, Humble’

    Israeli actress Moran Atias said that playing a Muslim woman in the hit FX series Tyrant has changed her outlook. “Educating myself about a different culture has made me more hopeful and humble, that we’re all the same,” the Jewish actress, 35, said during an interview with AOL Build. Atias plays Leila Al-Fayeed, the strong and politically minded wife of the president of Abbudin, a fictional Middle Eastern country run by a dictatorial family. The Israeli-born former model, who earned the title of Miss Globe International […]

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