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First Paris, Now Britain: Journalist Wearing Kippah Faces Shocking Antisemitism; Abuse Started Within 1 Minute (VIDEO) March 6, 2015 3:08 pm

First Paris, Now Britain: Journalist Wearing Kippah Faces Shocking Antisemitism; Abuse Started Within 1 Minute (VIDEO)

Not long after a Jewish journalist was cursed and spat on as he walked the streets of Paris...

EU Chief Mogherini Claims ‘Good Iranian Nuclear Deal is at Hand’ March 6, 2015 8:37 am

EU Chief Mogherini Claims ‘Good Iranian Nuclear Deal is at Hand’

Reuters – A good deal is at hand in negotiations on Iran’s nuclear program, European...

Argentinian Government Places Newspaper Ad Denying Alberto Nisman’s Allegations March 6, 2015 5:32 am

Argentinian Government Places Newspaper Ad Denying Alberto Nisman’s Allegations

Daily Mail – Forensic tests on the body of Argentine state prosecutor Alberto Nisman...

Number of Israeli Tourists to Germany Rises by 14 Percent March 5, 2015 12:37 pm

Number of Israeli Tourists to Germany Rises by 14 Percent

JNS.org - New data from the German National Tourist Board shows that among non-European...

Arrest Warrants Issued for Suspects in 1982 Attack on Kosher Restaurant in Paris March 4, 2015 11:47 am

Arrest Warrants Issued for Suspects in 1982 Attack on Kosher Restaurant in Paris

JNS.org - French police have identified three suspects in a terror attack on a Jewish deli...

UK Bans Ad for Saying Old City of Jerusalem is Part of Israel March 4, 2015 11:38 am

UK Bans Ad for Saying Old City of Jerusalem is Part of Israel

Yahoo/AFP – Britain’s advertising watchdog banned an Israeli government tourism...

Italian Film Defending Pope Pius XII’s Holocaust Record Criticized by Jews and Christians March 3, 2015 3:46 pm

Italian Film Defending Pope Pius XII’s Holocaust Record Criticized by Jews and Christians

JNS.org - Jews and Christians are objecting to a new Italian film that portrays Pope Pius...

Jewish Group Shocked by US Support of Muscat International Book Fair, a ‘Hothouse of Antisemitic Hate’ March 2, 2015 10:38 pm

Jewish Group Shocked by US Support of Muscat International Book Fair, a ‘Hothouse of Antisemitic Hate’

Major Jewish human rights group the Simon Wiesenthal Center on Tuesday lamented US participation...

Czech Republic President Milos Zeman: We All Must Say ‘I am a Jew’ March 2, 2015 12:29 pm

Czech Republic President Milos Zeman: We All Must Say ‘I am a Jew’

Czech Republic President Milos Zeman on Monday urged the global community to show solidarity...

French PM Valls Says Anti-Zionist Jew-Hatred Has ‘All the Components of Antisemitism, the Old Ones’ March 2, 2015 1:04 am

French PM Valls Says Anti-Zionist Jew-Hatred Has ‘All the Components of Antisemitism, the Old Ones’

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said in a weekend interview with The Wall Street Journal...

German Police Step Up Security Measures at Jewish Community Sites February 28, 2015 8:54 pm

German Police Step Up Security Measures at Jewish Community Sites

Police in the German city of Bremen warned Saturday of a potential danger from Islamic extremists...

Italian Parliament Becomes Latest European Body to Back Palestinian State February 27, 2015 4:49 pm

Italian Parliament Becomes Latest European Body to Back Palestinian State

JNS.org - The Italian legislature became the latest European body to back a non-binding...

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  • Arts and Culture US & Canada Lena Dunham Responds to Charges of Antisemitism: It was Just a Jew Joke

    Lena Dunham Responds to Charges of Antisemitism: It was Just a Jew Joke

    “Girls” creator Lena Dunham responded on Tuesday to charges of antisemitism over an article she had penned for the New Yorker, saying it was all in good humor. Speaking to Variety, Dunham reflected on her “tight-knit Jewish family, where Jew jokes were part of the essential fiber of our communication.” The article Dunham referred to was called “Dog or Jewish Boyfriend? A Quiz,” with options such as “He doesn’t Tip” and “He’s Crazy for Cream Cheese.” Among Dunham’s critics, Anti-Defamation [...]

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  • Sports US & Canada Former NBA Star Tweets Article About Jewish Conspiracy to Control Global Media

    Former NBA Star Tweets Article About Jewish Conspiracy to Control Global Media

    Retired NBA player Keyon Dooling tweeted a link on Wednesday to a wildly antisemitic article that accuses Jews of seizing control of the world’s media and using it to promote their own interests. The article, published by an obscure blog in April 2013, highlights six companies it claims are owned by Jews — such as Time Warner, Inc. and the Walt Disney Company – that allegedly “control 96 percent of the world’s media.”  The post includes allegations of “Jewish control” and says [...]

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  • Sports US & Canada Rosh Hashanah Won’t Keep the Giants’ Geoff Schwartz From Season Opener

    Rosh Hashanah Won’t Keep the Giants’ Geoff Schwartz From Season Opener

    New York Giants offensive guard Geoff Schwartz responded to an outcry from Jewish fans on Tuesday, saying he will go ahead and play in the season opener despite the fact that it falls on the first night of Rosh Hashanah. “Keep getting tweets about that being the first night of Rosh Hashanah… Don’t know what I’m supposed to tell you. It’s a tough break,” the Jewish athlete wrote, referring to the Giants’ on-the-road game against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, Sept. [...]

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  • Jewish Identity Sports Jewish Coach David Blatt Has NBA’s Cavaliers Surging at Playoff Time

    Jewish Coach David Blatt Has NBA’s Cavaliers Surging at Playoff Time

    JNS.org – When David Blatt was hired as head coach of the National Basketball Association’s Cleveland Cavaliers last June, he was not often recognized when he walked the streets of downtown Cleveland. What a difference a year makes. Now, Blatt can go few places without being recognized. For good reason. The Jewish coach has the Cavaliers in the mix to win the city of Cleveland’s first championship in a major sport since the Browns won the National Football League title in [...]

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  • Europe Sports Croatian Soccer Star’s Hebrew Tattoo Causes a Stir Online

    Croatian Soccer Star’s Hebrew Tattoo Causes a Stir Online

    A Hebrew tattoo sported by Croatian soccer star Mario Mandzukic became an internet sensation in Israel after it was exposed on Tuesday during a Champions League match between Ateltico Madrid and Real Madrid A first glance, the tattoo, on the athlete’s back, might leave one with the impression that it was an unfortunate artistic mistake, since the Hebrew letters do not make sense as they are written. However, a closer look at the tattoo shows that it was actually written [...]

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  • Blogs Theater Why an Algemeiner Editor Wrote a Play About a Mass Shooter

    Why an Algemeiner Editor Wrote a Play About a Mass Shooter

    For the past two years, I have served as Opinion Editor at The Algemeiner. I’m perhaps most proud of the paper’s commitment to publishing diverse and opposing viewpoints on the controversial issues of the day. We pride ourselves on voicing different opinions because we know that most issues are not black and white, and because our community is better served by a public debate. In my life outside of the paper, I am a professional actor and playwright. And similarly, [...]

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  • Book Reviews Commentary In ‘America in Retreat,’ a Real-Life Risk Board

    In ‘America in Retreat,’ a Real-Life Risk Board

    JNS.org – “Risk: The Game of Strategic Conquest,” the classic Parker Brothers board game, requires imperial ambitions. Players imagine empires and are pitted against each other, vying for world domination. Amid this fictional world war, beginners learn fast that no matter the superiority of their army, every advance is a gamble determined by a roll of the dice. After a defeat, a player must retreat. Weighted reinforcement cards provide the only opportunity to reverse a player’s fortunes and resume the [...]

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  • Beliefs and concepts Sports Does Working Out With Other Jews Keep You Jewish?

    Does Working Out With Other Jews Keep You Jewish?

    JNS.org – For Daphna Krupp, her daily workout (excluding Shabbat) at the Jewish Community Center (JCC or “J”) of Greater Baltimore has become somewhat of a ritual. She not only attends fitness classes but also engages with the instructors and plugs the J’s social programs on her personal Facebook page. “It’s the gym and the environment,” says Krupp. “It’s a great social network.” Krupp, who lives in Pikesville, Md., is one of an estimated 1 million American Jewish members of more [...]

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