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British-Jewish Trucker, Volunteer Policeman Wins Award for Uplifting Twitter Posts January 3, 2016 7:58 am

British-Jewish Trucker, Volunteer Policeman Wins Award for Uplifting Twitter Posts

A Jewish trucker and volunteer policeman in the UK won an award for his Twitter posts, the...

Turkey’s Erdogan Cites Hitler’s Nazi Germany as ‘Effective’ Presidential System January 2, 2016 7:18 pm

Turkey’s Erdogan Cites Hitler’s Nazi Germany as ‘Effective’ Presidential System

JNS.org – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who is seeking to increase the powers...

Extensive Police Manhunt for Tel Aviv Bar Killer Continues January 2, 2016 6:54 pm

Extensive Police Manhunt for Tel Aviv Bar Killer Continues

Israeli security forces pressed a manhunt Saturday for the Arab Israeli suspected of killing...

Munich Police Evacuate Railway Stations Following Threat of ISIS Attack January 1, 2016 9:00 am

Munich Police Evacuate Railway Stations Following Threat of ISIS Attack

Police in Munich evacuated two major railway stations after an intelligence agency warned...

Queen Elizabeth to Recognize Holocaust Survivors in Traditional Year-End Honors December 31, 2015 6:48 pm

Queen Elizabeth to Recognize Holocaust Survivors in Traditional Year-End Honors

The Queen of England will recognize the contributions of 10 Holocaust survivors in her annual...

Hate Crimes Against Members of London’s Largest Jewish Community Doubled This Year December 30, 2015 7:54 pm

Hate Crimes Against Members of London’s Largest Jewish Community Doubled This Year

Hate crimes against members of the largest Jewish community in London almost doubled in 2015, according...

Jewish Youths in Budapest Accosted With Shouts of ‘You Killed Jesus’ December 30, 2015 1:02 pm

Jewish Youths in Budapest Accosted With Shouts of ‘You Killed Jesus’

Jewish youths in Budapest were subject to verbal antisemitic abuse this week, the EverydayAntisemitism...

Jewish Group Accuses Doctors Without Borders of Glorifying Palestinian Terrorism in New Paris Photo Exhibit December 28, 2015 11:08 am

Jewish Group Accuses Doctors Without Borders of Glorifying Palestinian Terrorism in New Paris Photo Exhibit

French Jews accused the medical group Doctors without Borders of glorifying Palestinian terrorism...

France Unveils Archive Naming Nazi Collaborators Who Rounded Up Jews During Holocaust December 28, 2015 11:05 am

France Unveils Archive Naming Nazi Collaborators Who Rounded Up Jews During Holocaust

Hidden details of France’s collaboration in the wartime Holocaust when tens of thousands...

Local Authorities in UK to Be Stripped of Boycott Power Against Israeli Settlements December 28, 2015 10:57 am

Local Authorities in UK to Be Stripped of Boycott Power Against Israeli Settlements

Local councils in the United Kingdom will soon be unable to decide to boycott companies operating...

New Edition of Hitler’s ‘Mein Kampf’ to Hit Shelves in Germany Next Month December 27, 2015 10:42 am

New Edition of Hitler’s ‘Mein Kampf’ to Hit Shelves in Germany Next Month

For 70 years since the Nazi defeat in World War II, copyright law has been used in Germany...

Far-Right Parties See Gains Across Europe Amid Immigration Crisis December 26, 2015 7:20 pm

Far-Right Parties See Gains Across Europe Amid Immigration Crisis

This shocking map shows how anti-immigration campaigners have enjoyed huge gains in this year’s...

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  • Food Jewish Identity Home of Freud and…Pita? Israelis Make Culinary Mark in Vienna

    Home of Freud and…Pita? Israelis Make Culinary Mark in Vienna

    JNS.org – Several Viennese Jews have made a lasting impact on the world. Sigmund Freud’s investigations changed the face of modern psychology. Composer Arnold Schoenberg’s innovations in atonal music changed the face of music. These days, even more Jews — in particular, Israeli Jews — are changing the face of Vienna’s culinary scene with innovations in…the art of the pita. Freudians may find a psychoanalytic motive for the local appeal of the Israeli eateries popping up in the Austrian capital. Walk […]

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  • Features Opinion In Iraqi Kurdistan, a Genocide Before Our Very Eyes

    In Iraqi Kurdistan, a Genocide Before Our Very Eyes

    The two bullet casings are already beginning to rust. Sheikh Nasser Pasha plucks them from the ground. “Look, one is from an AK-47, one from an American M-4.” The casings are strewn on the ground atop a long mound of dirt with a few bits of white sticks on it. It would appear unremarkable if one were walking by it. A closer look, however, reveals the white objects are pieces of human bone: arms, legs, and a single human skull. […]

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  • Blogs Features Israel and the Apartheid Narrative: 2 South African Student Leaders Weigh In

    Israel and the Apartheid Narrative: 2 South African Student Leaders Weigh In

    JNS.org – About two-dozen people file into Dodd 175 at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) campus on a Thursday night, scouting out seats and picking at the kosher pizza in the back of the lecture hall. Miyelani Pinini knows the drill. A former student president of the University of Cape Town in South Africa, she’s attended and even organized her share of free-pizza events. But now she and a fellow South African student leader were the stars of this […]

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  • Food Spirituality/Tradition The Brewish State: Israel Taps Into Growing Craft Beer Bazaar

    The Brewish State: Israel Taps Into Growing Craft Beer Bazaar

    JNS.org – It’s widely known that Israel has penetrated the wine market, with some of its sophisticated Israeli blends surpassing historically excellent wines from areas such as the Napa Valley or Bordeaux. But what about beer? For decades, Israel has offered solely the Maccabi and Nesher brands. Not anymore. “There is a huge push of people making beer at home. The country is approaching over 30 craft breweries in the last year or two, making nearly 200 beers,” says Avi Moskowitz, […]

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  • Arts and Culture Blogs Natalie Portman Says She Behaved Like ‘Average Everyday Jewish Mother’ on Set of Latest Movie

    Natalie Portman Says She Behaved Like ‘Average Everyday Jewish Mother’ on Set of Latest Movie

    Actress Natalie Portman acted like a typical “Jewish mother” on the set of her latest movie, Jane Got a Gun, the Israeli-born star told the New York Post‘s Page Six on Sunday. The 34-year-old, who also co-produced the western, said she made it her job to look out for everyone involved in the project, because the film has had to overcome “so many obstacles,” such as losing its director early on. She explained: “Actors changed. We suffered financial and legal challenges. We endured so many replacements. There were delays. […]

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  • Israel Music Scorpions Lead Singer Sends Message to Israel Ahead of World Tour, Tel Aviv Performance (VIDEO)

    Scorpions Lead Singer Sends Message to Israel Ahead of World Tour, Tel Aviv Performance (VIDEO)

    “We’re looking very much forward to coming back to Israel this summer,” said the lead singer of the German rock band Scorpions in a video on Monday. “Make sure you don’t miss it because we rock you like a hurricane!” said a jovial Klaus Meine, quoting the band’s seminal 1984 anthem, “Rock You Like a Hurricane.” The hard rock band lands in Israel for a show at the Menorah Mivtachim Arena on July 14 as part of its 50th anniversary tour. It will be the band’s third time […]

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  • Blogs Book Reviews The Collected Works of Primo Levi, Edited by Ann Goldstein (REVIEW)

    The Collected Works of Primo Levi, Edited by Ann Goldstein (REVIEW)

    Primo Levi and Elie Wiesel were the two most immediate and authentic literary voices who gave witness to the Holocaust. Wiesel was an extrovert and a very public figure who wrote initially in French. Levi was a modest retiring chemist who wrote in Italian. Whereas Wiesel was rooted in the Eastern European Jewish Hassidic world, Levi was the product of an assimilated, secular Italian society that saw itself as Italian first and Jewish as an accident of birth. As Levi himself said, “At Auschwitz I […]

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  • Blogs Lifestyle Wine Brings Judea and Samaria to Tel Aviv

    Wine Brings Judea and Samaria to Tel Aviv

    JNS.org – Wine has long been considered a social lubricant, and it’s Nir Lavie’s hope that wine from his Har Bracha Winery in the Samarian hills will serve as a social lubricant between the city-goers of Tel Aviv and the Jewish communities of Judea and Samaria, two locales split geographically, and often politically, on the left and right of the country. The new flagship store of Har Bracha has recently popped its corks on 190 Ben Yehuda Street in Tel Aviv, […]

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