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Riot Police Clash With Protesters at Neo-Nazi Rally in Sweden August 30, 2014 10:08 pm

Riot Police Clash With Protesters at Neo-Nazi Rally in Sweden

AP – riot police briefly clashed with counterdemonstrators at a neo-Nazi rally in Stockholm...

Jewish Group: Europe ‘Ripe’ for Islamic State Terrorist Attack August 25, 2014 3:28 pm

Jewish Group: Europe ‘Ripe’ for Islamic State Terrorist Attack

JNS.org - The European Jewish Congress has warned that parts of Europe are “already ripe...

EXCLUSIVE: Holocaust Hiding Place for Jewish Sisters Revealed for First Time Intact in Home of Polish Christian Family (PHOTOS) August 22, 2014 3:38 pm

EXCLUSIVE: Holocaust Hiding Place for Jewish Sisters Revealed for First Time Intact in Home of Polish Christian Family (PHOTOS)

A hideout used by Jews during the Holocaust was recently discovered still intact in the home...

Anti-Semitic Incidents in U.K. Increase 500% During Gaza Conflict August 20, 2014 7:09 pm

Anti-Semitic Incidents in U.K. Increase 500% During Gaza Conflict

JNS.org – The Community Security Trust (CST), an organization providing security,...

U.K. Jerusalem Consul Pictured Wearing Map of Israel Covered by Palestinian Flag August 20, 2014 9:52 am

U.K. Jerusalem Consul Pictured Wearing Map of Israel Covered by Palestinian Flag

JNS.org – A photograph of UK Consul General to Jerusalem Alastair McPhail was released...

Young Jewish Swedish Leader: ‘All My Friends Are Getting Death Threats’ August 19, 2014 9:32 pm

Young Jewish Swedish Leader: ‘All My Friends Are Getting Death Threats’

Death threats, daily anti-Semitic attacks, and harassment are causing many young Swedish Jews...

British Supermarket Sainsbury’s Apologizes for Decision to Remove Kosher Food August 18, 2014 6:27 pm

British Supermarket Sainsbury’s Apologizes for Decision to Remove Kosher Food

JNS.org - The British supermarket chain Sainsbury’s apologized Monday for its decision...

British Supermarket Sainsbury’s Under Fire After Branch Reportedly Clears Out Kosher Section for Fear of Anti-Israel Protesters (VIDEO) August 17, 2014 7:00 pm

British Supermarket Sainsbury’s Under Fire After Branch Reportedly Clears Out Kosher Section for Fear of Anti-Israel Protesters (VIDEO)

Major British supermarket chain Sainsbury’s has come under fire after the kosher section...

Lone Zionist Hacker Defacing Anti-Israeli Sites, Driving France Editors Crazy August 17, 2014 4:51 pm

Lone Zionist Hacker Defacing Anti-Israeli Sites, Driving France Editors Crazy

French media are reporting that, apparently, a single Zionist computer hacker is defacing...

Tricycle Theater Ends Boycott of UK Jewish Film Festival August 17, 2014 3:14 pm

Tricycle Theater Ends Boycott of UK Jewish Film Festival

Jewish Chronicle – The Tricycle Theatre and the UK Jewish Film Festival have settled...

Britain’s The Guardian Blocks Dershowitz Ad on Hamas Tactics August 16, 2014 8:07 pm

Britain’s The Guardian Blocks Dershowitz Ad on Hamas Tactics

JNS.org - The British newspaper The Guardian rejected an advertorial piece penned by famed...

UK Chief Rabbi Mirvis: Middle East Situation ‘Not an Excuse for Simply Abominable and Unacceptable’ Anti-Semitism August 15, 2014 11:05 am

UK Chief Rabbi Mirvis: Middle East Situation ‘Not an Excuse for Simply Abominable and Unacceptable’ Anti-Semitism

UK Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis said there was no excuse for the global rise of anti-Semitism...

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  • Arts and Culture US & Canada ‘Death of Klinghoffer’ Actress Compares Met Opera to ‘Schindler’s List’

    ‘Death of Klinghoffer’ Actress Compares Met Opera to ‘Schindler’s List’

    An actress starring in the controversial Met Opera The Death of Klinghoffer defended the show on Tuesday by comparing it to the 1993 Holocaust film Schindler’s List, New York Post reported. “To me, this was like [the movie] Schindler’s List. We make art so people won’t forget,’’ said the actress, who plays a captured passenger in the show and asked not to be identified. The Met Opera focuses on the infamous murder of Lower East Side Jewish resident Leon Klinghoffer, 69. The wheelchair-bound father of [...]

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  • Analysis Arts and Culture Beyond ‘Klinghoffer’: Opera’s Composer, Librettist Have Broader Jewish Problem

    Beyond ‘Klinghoffer’: Opera’s Composer, Librettist Have Broader Jewish Problem

    JNS.org – One of the most controversial operas in recent memory, “The Death of Klinghoffer,” debuted Oct. 20 at New York’s Metropolitan Opera. The Met has scheduled seven more performances through November. The first staging did not occur without protest, as about 400 demonstrators—including Jewish communal and nationally recognized leaders—came to Lincoln Center to denounce the anti-Jewish and anti-Israel opera. “Klinghoffer,” the creation of composer John Adams and librettist Alice Goodman, premiered in 1991—with few additional stagings. The opera is based [...]

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  • Arts and Culture US & Canada Israeli Actress Gal Gadot in Talks to Star in Ben-Hur Remake

    Israeli Actress Gal Gadot in Talks to Star in Ben-Hur Remake

    Israeli actress Gal Gadot is in negotiations to take on the female lead role in the remake of the 1959 classic Ben-Hur, according to The Hollywood Reporter. If the deal is finalized Gadot will play Esther, a slave and Ben-Hur’s love interest. Actor Jack Huston will star as the Jewish prince who is betrayed into slavery by his childhood friend Messala, played by Toby Kebbell. Ben-Hur fights for his freedom and vengeance with the help of Morgan Freeman’s character, who trains Ben-Hur how to win at chariot-racing. [...]

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  • Jewish Identity Sports Young Israelis Try to Crowd-Fund Their Way to Major League Baseball Playoffs

    Young Israelis Try to Crowd-Fund Their Way to Major League Baseball Playoffs

    JNS.org – Baseball, hot dogs, and apple pie are the American dream. So why do two young men who have built their lives in Israel have a GoFundMe crowd-funding webpage with the urgent message that they need $3,000 to travel to the U.S. to watch the Kansas City Royals and Baltimore Orioles square off for Major League Baseball’s (MLB) American League championship? Brothers Naftali and Yoni Schwartz, 27 and 25, respectively, are Kansas City natives. Even though they made aliyah with their [...]

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  • Blogs Sports Race Cars Speed Through Jerusalem in Amazing Exhibition

    Race Cars Speed Through Jerusalem in Amazing Exhibition

    Some 3,000 years ago, King David probably never imagined cars racing at 240 kilometers per hour (150 miles per hour) through the ancient capital of the Jewish people. But on Monday and Tuesday, October 6-7, thousands of Israelis lined the streets to watch Porsche, Audi, and Ferrari race cars fly through the capital against the backdrop of the Tower of David, the Old City Walls, and other city landmarks. The second annual non-competitive Jerusalem Formula One Road Show had been [...]

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  • Israel Sports NBA Superstar LeBron James Says He Wants to Visit Israel

    NBA Superstar LeBron James Says He Wants to Visit Israel

    Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James expressed interest in visiting Israel someday, local news site Cleveland.com reported on Sunday. Speaking to Israeli reporters before the Cleveland Cavaliers’ preseason debut against Maccabi Tel Aviv, the NBA star said he had never visited the Jewish state but “I want to look forward to going there if I get an opportunity to.” When asked by an Israeli reporter if there was “any chance that LeBron James and Cleveland comes to Tel Aviv,” the athlete said [...]

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  • Sports US & Canada Florida Rabbi Dominates Former Basketball Star Congressman in Hoops Showdown (VIDEO)

    Florida Rabbi Dominates Former Basketball Star Congressman in Hoops Showdown (VIDEO)

    A Florida-based Chabad rabbi put former basketball star, U.S. Congressman Curt Clawson to shame on the court when the two faced off one-on-one recently. A YouTube video, posted online on Tuesday, shows Rabbi Fishel Zaklos of Chabad of Naples shooting hoops with the Florida politician, who played basketball in high school and at Purdue University in Indiana. The game took place in the parking lot of the Chabad Jewish center run by Zaklos. During the 1-minute clip, Zaklos scores two impressive [...]

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  • Sports US & Canada David Blatt’s Cleveland Cavaliers Rout Maccabi Tel Aviv, 107-80

    David Blatt’s Cleveland Cavaliers Rout Maccabi Tel Aviv, 107-80

    JNS.org – Less than five months after leading Maccabi Tel Aviv to its sixth European basketball title, David Blatt, now the head coach of the NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers, routed his former team in an exhibition game on Sunday, with the Cavaliers dominating Maccabi 107-80 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. The 20,562 fans in attendance witnessed Lebron James’s first appearance in a Cavaliers uniform since he left the club in free agency for the Miami Heat four years ago. [...]

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