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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...

Britons Cast Votes in Historic EU Referendum as Final Poll Shows Close Results June 23, 2016 10:29 am

Britons Cast Votes in Historic EU Referendum as Final Poll Shows Close Results

Millions of Britons have defied the wet weather to queue in torrential rain and even wade...

Report: Israeli President Rivlin Snubbed by Palestinian Authority’s Abbas in Brussels June 23, 2016 3:55 am

Report: Israeli President Rivlin Snubbed by Palestinian Authority’s Abbas in Brussels

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas refused to meet with Israeli President Reuven...

Kippah-Wearing Man Beaten, Verbally Abused by ‘Arabic-Looking’ Trio on Streets of Berlin June 22, 2016 5:27 pm

Kippah-Wearing Man Beaten, Verbally Abused by ‘Arabic-Looking’ Trio on Streets of Berlin

A young man wearing a kippah was attacked on the streets of Berlin on Tuesday evening, Germany’s...

EU Dismisses Israeli Accusations of Colonialism as ‘Offensive and Inaccurate’ June 22, 2016 9:53 am

EU Dismisses Israeli Accusations of Colonialism as ‘Offensive and Inaccurate’

The European Union on Wednesday dismissed strident criticism by an Israeli official — who,...

Jewish Woman Pleads Guilty to Bomb Prank at London Synagogue June 22, 2016 2:50 am

Jewish Woman Pleads Guilty to Bomb Prank at London Synagogue

A Jewish woman pleaded guilty on Monday to making a prank call about a bomb she claimed...

Israel Needs UK to Remain in EU to Fight Threats, PM David Cameron Says June 21, 2016 3:21 pm

Israel Needs UK to Remain in EU to Fight Threats, PM David Cameron Says

JNS.org – British Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday told a group of British Jews...

EU Foreign Ministers Back France’s Israeli-Palestinian Peace Initiative June 21, 2016 9:53 am

EU Foreign Ministers Back France’s Israeli-Palestinian Peace Initiative

JNS.org – The foreign ministers of the European Union’s 28 member states have issued...

Man Wearing Salt- and Cookie-Filled ‘Bomb Belt’ Shuts Down Central Brussels June 21, 2016 9:51 am

Man Wearing Salt- and Cookie-Filled ‘Bomb Belt’ Shuts Down Central Brussels

A man claiming to have been kidnapped and outfitted with a bomb belt shut down a section...

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  • Arts and Culture First English-Language Trailer Debuts for Natalie Portman’s Hebrew Film ‘A Tale of Love and Darkness,’ Based on Amos Oz’s Memoir (VIDEO)

    First English-Language Trailer Debuts for Natalie Portman’s Hebrew Film ‘A Tale of Love and Darkness,’ Based on Amos Oz’s Memoir (VIDEO)

    The first English-language trailer for Natalie Portman’s directorial debut — A Tale of Love and Darkness — based on Israeli author Amos Oz’s memoir, was released on Thursday. The movie, originally filmed in Hebrew, tells the story of Oz’s childhood in Jerusalem at the end of the British Mandate and the early years of Israel’s independence. Portman, who was born in Israel and speaks fluent Hebrew, plays the lead role of Fania, the author’s mother. She struggles to raise her son as she deals with inner demons, a […]

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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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