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4 Arrested for Antisemitic Attack in London Tunnel April 10, 2016 6:44 am

4 Arrested for Antisemitic Attack in London Tunnel

Four men in London were arrested on Friday in connection with an antisemitic incident. The incident...

British Jewish Leader Attacks Labour Leader’s ‘Deeply Disturbing’ Defense of Brother’s ‘Belittling of Antisemitism Problem’ April 8, 2016 8:00 am

British Jewish Leader Attacks Labour Leader’s ‘Deeply Disturbing’ Defense of Brother’s ‘Belittling of Antisemitism Problem’

The head of UK Jewry’s umbrella organization railed against Labour Party leader Jeremy...

Ties With Italian Universities ‘Stronger Than Ever’ Says President of Israeli University Following Boycott Calls April 7, 2016 10:47 pm

Ties With Italian Universities ‘Stronger Than Ever’ Says President of Israeli University Following Boycott Calls

The president of Israel’s leading institution of science and technology responded today...

Viennese Leopold Museum to Return Nazi-Looted Paintings to Jewish Owner April 7, 2016 12:31 pm

Viennese Leopold Museum to Return Nazi-Looted Paintings to Jewish Owner

JNS.org – Vienna’s Leopold Museum settled a feud over Nazi-stolen art on Thursday...

Austria Sees 80 Percent Rise in Antisemitic Incidents April 7, 2016 9:00 am

Austria Sees 80 Percent Rise in Antisemitic Incidents

JNS.org – The number of antisemitic incidents that occurred last year in Austria increased...

Israel Advocacy Group in UK Petitions Against Prince Charles’ Potential Iran Trip, Citing Regime’s Antisemitism, Call for Destruction of Jewish State April 7, 2016 8:21 am

Israel Advocacy Group in UK Petitions Against Prince Charles’ Potential Iran Trip, Citing Regime’s Antisemitism, Call for Destruction of Jewish State

An Israel advocacy group in the United Kingdom started an online petition on Tuesday to protest...

Student at Center of Edinburgh U ‘Armgate’ Controversy Says She Was Targeted Over ‘Passionate’ Anti-BDS Speech April 6, 2016 1:25 pm

Student at Center of Edinburgh U ‘Armgate’ Controversy Says She Was Targeted Over ‘Passionate’ Anti-BDS Speech

A student who was nearly ejected from a debate over an Israel boycott motion at Edinburgh...

Report Claims Romania Investigating 4 Israelis for Spying April 6, 2016 12:40 pm

Report Claims Romania Investigating 4 Israelis for Spying

JNS.org – A Romanian investigative journalism team is reporting that four Israelis,...

Swedish-Jewish Activist ‘Not Surprised’ Israeli Teacher in Malmö Told to Seek Employment Far From School Children ‘Who Hate Jews’ April 5, 2016 5:04 pm

Swedish-Jewish Activist ‘Not Surprised’ Israeli Teacher in Malmö Told to Seek Employment Far From School Children ‘Who Hate Jews’

A Swedish-Jewish intellectual said she was “not the least bit surprised” to learn...

Edinburgh U Group Condemns Student Government’s BDS Vote April 5, 2016 1:54 pm

Edinburgh U Group Condemns Student Government’s BDS Vote

A student group that promotes cross-party discussion about Israel at Edinburgh University...

French Jewish Official: Jewish Parents Pulling Children Out of Public Schools to Protect Them From Muslims (VIDEO) April 5, 2016 11:47 am

French Jewish Official: Jewish Parents Pulling Children Out of Public Schools to Protect Them From Muslims (VIDEO)

The number of Jews enrolled in France’s public school system has decreased significantly...

Italian Students Launch Boycott Campaign Against Leading Israeli University on Grounds It ‘Collaborates With Military Apparatus’ April 5, 2016 11:37 am

Italian Students Launch Boycott Campaign Against Leading Israeli University on Grounds It ‘Collaborates With Military Apparatus’

Denouncing what they claim are their universities’ efforts to silence them, a group of Italian...

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  • Features World Graves of Jewish Pirates in Jamaica Give Caribbean Tourists Taste of Little-Known History

    Graves of Jewish Pirates in Jamaica Give Caribbean Tourists Taste of Little-Known History

    Tour operators are calling attention to Jamaica’s little-known Jewish heritage by arranging visits to historic Jewish sites on the Caribbean island, including a cemetery where Jewish pirates are buried. A report in Travel and Leisure magazine describes the Hunts Bay Cemetery in Kingston, where there are seven tombstones engraved with Hebrew benedictions and skull and crossbones insignia. According to the report, centuries ago, Jewish pirates sailed the waters of Jamaica and settled in Port Royal. The town, once known as “the wickedest city in the […]

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  • Arts and Culture Blogs Filmmaker Eyal Resh Embraces the Challenge of Telling Israel’s Story (VIDEO)

    Filmmaker Eyal Resh Embraces the Challenge of Telling Israel’s Story (VIDEO)

    JNS.org – Telling Israel’s story. It’s the specific title of a short film that Eyal Resh created last year. It’s also the theme behind the 27-year-old Israeli filmmaker’s broader body of work. The widely viewed “Telling Israel’s Story” film—directed by Resh for a gala event hosted by the Times of Israel online news outlet—seemingly begins as a promotional tourism video, but quickly evolves to offer a multilayered perspective. “I want to tell you a story about a special place for me,” a young woman whispers […]

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  • Blogs Features Israel Geeks Out: Science, Art and Tech Event Embodies Jewish State’s ‘DNA’

    Israel Geeks Out: Science, Art and Tech Event Embodies Jewish State’s ‘DNA’

    JNS.org – The entrance to Jerusalem’s Sacher Park was transformed from April 25-27 by a fire-breathing robotic dragon, which flailed its arms and attempted to take flight. The robot, a signature feature at Jerusalem’s first-ever “Geek Picnic,” was one of more than 150 scientific amusements available for the public to experience. This particular dragon was designed by students from Moscow’s Art Industrial Institute in conjunction with the Flacon design factory, said Anatasia Shaminer, a student who helped facilitate the display. Children […]

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  • Book Reviews Opinion The Syrian Virgin (REVIEW)

    The Syrian Virgin (REVIEW)

    The Syrian Virgin, by Zack Love. CreateSpace, 2015. The Syrian Virgin, by Zack Love, is a very interesting novel. Equally a political and romantic thriller, at times a real page-turner, it gets you intimately involved in the dire situation in today’s Syria, as well as in the romantic entanglements of its mostly New York-based characters — whose entanglements just might determine the fate of that dire situation in Syria. Along the way it introduces a really important idea that somehow […]

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  • Features Unpacking the Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict and Its Ripple Effect on Israel’s Region

    Unpacking the Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict and Its Ripple Effect on Israel’s Region

    JNS.org – Aside from Israel itself, those with a vested interest in the Jewish state are accustomed to tracking developments related to Middle East players such as Iran, Syria, Jordan and Egypt. But much global attention has recently focused on the Caucasus region at the Europe-Asia border, specifically on the suddenly intensified violence between Azerbaijan and Armenia in the mountainous Nagorno-Karabakh area of western Azerbaijan. The Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, while not taking place in Israel’s immediate neighborhood, does have what one scholar called […]

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  • Blogs Features Earth Day 2016: Israel Shines in Water Technology, Recycling, Renewable Energy

    Earth Day 2016: Israel Shines in Water Technology, Recycling, Renewable Energy

    JNS.org – On Friday, April 22, 196 nations across the world mark Earth Day, the annual day dedicated to environmental protection that was enacted in 1970. Not to be forgotten on this day is Israel, which is known as the “start-up nation” for its disproportionate amount of technological innovation, including in the area of protecting the environment. For Earth Day 2016, JNS.org presents a sampling of the Jewish state’s internal achievements and global contributions in the environmental realm. Water conservation Israeli […]

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  • Arts and Culture World New Documentary Explores Holocaust Humor, Role That Laughter Played in Death Camps

    New Documentary Explores Holocaust Humor, Role That Laughter Played in Death Camps

    Holocaust humor and the role that laughter played in the lives of Jews during World War II are the focus of a documentary that made its world premiere on Monday at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City. In The Last Laugh, first- and second-generation survivors, as well as famous Jewish and non-Jewish comedians, discuss their thoughts on when joking about the death camps is appropriate or taboo. “Nazi humor, that’s OK. Holocaust humor, no,” Jewish comedic giant, actor and filmmaker Mel Brooks says in the film. “Anything I […]

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  • Arts and Culture Blogs Tragedy Culminates in ‘Celebration,’ Says Israeli Author Who Lost Son to Terror

    Tragedy Culminates in ‘Celebration,’ Says Israeli Author Who Lost Son to Terror

    JNS.org – Sherri Mandell’s life was devastated on May 8, 2001, when her 13-year-old son Koby was murdered by terrorists on the outskirts of the Israeli Jewish community of Tekoa. Yet Mandell not only shares the story of her loss, but also celebrates the lessons she has learned from tragedy. Indeed, “celebrate” is this Israeli-American author’s word choice. Her second book, The Road to Resilience: From Chaos to Celebration (Toby Press), came out earlier this year. The lesson: in every celebration, there is […]

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