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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...

Israeli Media: Security Soft-Spots Identified at Istanbul Airport Enabled Suicide Bombers to Commit Mass Murder June 29, 2016 4:58 pm

Israeli Media: Security Soft-Spots Identified at Istanbul Airport Enabled Suicide Bombers to Commit Mass Murder

The terrorists who committed the multiple suicide bombings at the Ataturk Airport in Istanbul...

New Technology Reveals Tunnel Dug With Spoons, Hands by Jewish Prisoners to Escape Nazi Death Squads June 29, 2016 11:13 am

New Technology Reveals Tunnel Dug With Spoons, Hands by Jewish Prisoners to Escape Nazi Death Squads

JNS.org – A team of researchers has discovered a tunnel in Lithuania that was used...

British University to Pay Jewish Student Compensation for Years of Antisemitic Abuse June 27, 2016 2:58 pm

British University to Pay Jewish Student Compensation for Years of Antisemitic Abuse

JNS.org – The student union at University of York in the United Kingdom will pay £1,000...

One Month Later, UK’s National Union of Students Still Mum in Response to Open Call to Combat Antisemitism June 27, 2016 2:20 pm

One Month Later, UK’s National Union of Students Still Mum in Response to Open Call to Combat Antisemitism

The United Kingdom’s largest and most influential student organization has yet to respond...

UK Will Remain Friend of Israel After Brexit, British Envoy Says June 25, 2016 9:20 am

UK Will Remain Friend of Israel After Brexit, British Envoy Says

JNS.org – United Kingdom Ambassador to Israel David Quarrey said his country will remain...

Jewish, Israeli Leaders React to Brexit Outcome, Prime Minister Cameron’s Resignation June 24, 2016 12:46 pm

Jewish, Israeli Leaders React to Brexit Outcome, Prime Minister Cameron’s Resignation

Jewish and Israeli leaders reacted on Friday to news that the United Kingdom has voted to...

British Prime Minister David Cameron to Resign After UK Votes to Leave EU June 24, 2016 9:34 am

British Prime Minister David Cameron to Resign After UK Votes to Leave EU

Prime Minister David Cameron is to step down by October after the UK voted to leave the European...

Global Markets in Turmoil After Britain Votes to Leave European Union June 24, 2016 9:32 am

Global Markets in Turmoil After Britain Votes to Leave European Union

Britain voted to leave the European Union, forcing the resignation of Prime Minister David...

British World Heavyweight Champion Should Be Banned From Boxing for Sounding Like Hitler, Says Ukrainian Competitor June 23, 2016 6:19 pm

British World Heavyweight Champion Should Be Banned From Boxing for Sounding Like Hitler, Says Ukrainian Competitor

Britain’s world heavyweight champion, Taylor Fury, should be banned from boxing for...

Police Shoot Dead Masked Man Who Took Hostages at Germany Cinema June 23, 2016 4:44 pm

Police Shoot Dead Masked Man Who Took Hostages at Germany Cinema

A masked man took hostages at a cinema in western Germany on Thursday before police stormed...

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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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