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Norwegian Map Exhibition Calls All of Israeli Territory ‘Palestine’ January 6, 2015 12:03 pm

Norwegian Map Exhibition Calls All of Israeli Territory ‘Palestine’

JNS.org - An exhibition funded by the Norwegian NGO People’s Aid—which is funded by...

Major Jewish Group Demands Clarification From Spanish Foreign Minister Over Financing of Anti-Semitic Activities January 5, 2015 5:29 pm

Major Jewish Group Demands Clarification From Spanish Foreign Minister Over Financing of Anti-Semitic Activities

Spain’s Foreign Ministry has been taken to task by the Simon Wiesenthal Center for funding...

British Activists Launch Lawsuit Over Gaza Flotilla ‘War Crimes’ January 5, 2015 11:52 am

British Activists Launch Lawsuit Over Gaza Flotilla ‘War Crimes’

JNS.org – Pro-Palestinian activists who were aboard the 2010 Mavi Marmara flotilla...

Berlin Police Investigating Attack on Israeli by Group Singing Anti-Semitic Songs January 5, 2015 11:31 am

Berlin Police Investigating Attack on Israeli by Group Singing Anti-Semitic Songs

Washington Post/Associated Press – Berlin police are investigating an attack on an Israeli...

Personal Possessions of Jewish Family Slain by Nazis Discovered in Slovakia Attic 70 Years Later January 4, 2015 11:07 pm

Personal Possessions of Jewish Family Slain by Nazis Discovered in Slovakia Attic 70 Years Later

Personal possessions belonging to a Jewish family killed by the Nazis were discovered hidden...

Record 1.5 Million Visitors to Auschwitz in 2014, 70 Percent Under 18 (VIDEO) January 4, 2015 1:51 pm

Record 1.5 Million Visitors to Auschwitz in 2014, 70 Percent Under 18 (VIDEO)

The highest number of visitors ever recorded bore witness to the European Holocaust at the...

Fourth Air Gun Shooting Hits Paris Jewish Establishment, Police Seeking Suspects January 4, 2015 1:33 pm

Fourth Air Gun Shooting Hits Paris Jewish Establishment, Police Seeking Suspects

In yet another possible copycat attack against Parisian Jews, unknown assailants fired a pellet...

Israel Summons French Envoy to Express Disappointment in UN Vote January 2, 2015 5:25 pm

Israel Summons French Envoy to Express Disappointment in UN Vote

JNS.org – The Israeli Foreign Ministry summoned French Ambassador to Israel Patrick...

British Intelligence Agency Inspired by Israeli Approach to Recruiting Technology High-Fliers January 2, 2015 3:41 pm

British Intelligence Agency Inspired by Israeli Approach to Recruiting Technology High-Fliers

British spymasters are taking a leaf out of Israel’s book by launching a scheme that...

BDS Activist in UK Accused of Nazi Salute Outside Israeli-Owned Store (VIDEO) January 2, 2015 2:14 pm

BDS Activist in UK Accused of Nazi Salute Outside Israeli-Owned Store (VIDEO)

A leading activist in the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign in the northern...

UK Soccer Governing Body Rejects Dave Whelan’s Claim That Guardian Misquoted Anti-Semitic Remarks January 2, 2015 11:22 am

UK Soccer Governing Body Rejects Dave Whelan’s Claim That Guardian Misquoted Anti-Semitic Remarks

The Guardian – The Football Association regulatory commission which handed Dave Whelan...

Paris Chief Rabbi: French Jewry is Reeling From String of Anti-Semitic Attacks January 1, 2015 1:52 pm

Paris Chief Rabbi: French Jewry is Reeling From String of Anti-Semitic Attacks

After a month of assaults in France against Jewish targets, including a brutal rape during...

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  • Arts and Culture Middle East Hamas Commander Reportedly Urges Hezbollah to Join Forces Against Israel

    Hamas Commander Reportedly Urges Hezbollah to Join Forces Against Israel

    JNS.org – Five months after Israeli forces tried to assassinate Hamas military commander Mohammed Deif in Gaza, Deif appears to have signed a letter that the terrorist group claims he wrote in hiding. The letter, addressed to Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah, expressed Deif’s condolences for the death of Hezbollah terrorists during Sunday’s reported Israeli airstrike in Syria. Deif is said to have survived multiple assassination attempts, but he has not been seen in public for years. According to the Hezbollah-linked Al-Manar [...]

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  • Jewish Identity Theater Shlomo Carlebach Musical Has the Soul to Heal Frayed Race Relations

    Shlomo Carlebach Musical Has the Soul to Heal Frayed Race Relations

    JNS.org – The cracks that had been simply painted over for so long began to show in Ferguson, Mo., in November 2014, but in truth they had begun to open wide much earlier—on Saturday, July 13, 2013. That is when a jury in Sanford, Fla., acquitted George Zimmerman of culpability for the death of a 17-year-old black man, Trayvon Martin. The cracks receded from view over time, as other news obscured them. Then came the evening of Aug. 9, 2014, [...]

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  • Theater US & Canada ‘Homeland’ Season Finale Stirs Controversy After Comparing Menachem Begin to Taliban Leader

    ‘Homeland’ Season Finale Stirs Controversy After Comparing Menachem Begin to Taliban Leader

    A controversial scene in the season finale of Homeland sparked outrage by comparing former Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin to a fictional Taliban leader, the UK’s Daily Mail reported. In the season 4 finale episode, which aired on Dec. 21, CIA black ops director Dar Adal, played by F. Murray Abraham, justifies a deal he made with a Taliban leader by referencing Begin. He makes the remarks in a conversation with former CIA director Saul Berenson, a Jewish character played by Mandy [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Spirituality/Tradition Placing Matisyahu Back Within a Life of Observance

    Placing Matisyahu Back Within a Life of Observance

    Shining Light on Fiction During the North Korea-Sony saga, we learned two important lessons. The first is that there are two sides to this story, and neither of them are correct because ultimately we should have neither inappropriate movies nor dictators. The second is that we cannot remain entirely fixed on the religious world, but we also must see beyond the external, secular view of reality. It’s important to ground our Torah-based thoughts into real-life activism. To view our act [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Blogs Nine Decades of Moses at the Movies

    Nine Decades of Moses at the Movies

    JNS.org – Hollywood has had its share of big-budget biblical flops, but until now, the Exodus narrative has not been among them. Studios have brought Moses to the big screen sparingly, but in ways that defined the image and character of Moses for each generation of audiences. The first biblical epic In 1923, director Cecil B. DeMille left it to the American public to decide the subject of his next movie for Paramount. DeMille received a letter from a mechanic [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Blogs Exodus on Screen (REVIEW)

    Exodus on Screen (REVIEW)

    JNS.org – The story of the Exodus from Egypt is a tale as old as time itself, to borrow a turn of phrase. It’s retold every Passover, both at the seder table and whenever “The Ten Commandments” is aired on television. But the latest adaptation—Ridley Scott’s epic film, “Exodus: Gods and Kings”—fails to meet expectations. Scott’s “Exodus” alters the source material to service the story and ground the tale, but the attempt to reinvent the biblical narrative becomes laughable. Moses [...]

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  • Jewish Identity Lifestyle ‘Jewish Food Movement’ Comes of Age

    ‘Jewish Food Movement’ Comes of Age

    JNS.org - In December 2007, leaders of the Hazon nonprofit drafted seven-year goals for what they coined as the “Jewish Food Movement,” which has since been characterized by the increased prioritization of healthy eating, sustainable agriculture, and food-related activism in the Jewish community. What do the next seven years hold in store? “One thing I would like to see happen in the next seven years is [regarding] the issue of sugar, soda, and obesity, [seeing] what would it be like to rally the [...]

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  • Blogs Education Seeds of ‘Start-Up Nation’ Cultivated by Israel Sci-Tech Schools

    Seeds of ‘Start-Up Nation’ Cultivated by Israel Sci-Tech Schools

    JNS.org – Forget the dioramas. How about working on an Israeli Air Force drone? That’s exactly the kind of beyond-their-years access enjoyed by students at the Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) industrial vocational high school run by Israel Sci-Tech Schools, the largest education network in the Jewish state. More than 300 students (250 on the high school level and 68 at a two-year vocational academy) get hands-on training in the disciplines of aviation mechanics, electricity and energy control, and unmanned air [...]

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