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Muslims Form Protective Ring Around Norway Synagogue February 21, 2015 8:44 pm

Muslims Form Protective Ring Around Norway Synagogue

More than 1000 Muslims formed a human shield around Oslo’s synagogue on Saturday, offering...

Hundreds Attend Funeral of Copenhagen Terrorist Omar El-Hussein February 20, 2015 8:00 pm

Hundreds Attend Funeral of Copenhagen Terrorist Omar El-Hussein

Hundreds of people on Friday attended the Islamic burial of the gunman who killed two people...

Major Jewish Group Calls on French President to Strip Former Minister of Légion d’Honneur for Comments About PM Valls’ Jewish Wife February 20, 2015 1:42 pm

Major Jewish Group Calls on French President to Strip Former Minister of Légion d’Honneur for Comments About PM Valls’ Jewish Wife

Jewish human rights group the Simon Wiesenthal Center on Friday called on the president of...

Israeli-Made ‘TaxiBot’ Airplane Tow Vehicle Makes Debut in Germany February 20, 2015 11:09 am

Israeli-Made ‘TaxiBot’ Airplane Tow Vehicle Makes Debut in Germany

JNS.org – An Israeli-made robotic airplane tow vehicle made its debut at Frankfurt...

Report: Copenhagen Synagogue Guard Dan Uzan’s Murder Caught on Surveillance Camera February 19, 2015 3:49 pm

Report: Copenhagen Synagogue Guard Dan Uzan’s Murder Caught on Surveillance Camera

The killing of volunteer Copenhagen synagogue security guard Dan Uzan has been captured on...

Sen. Chuck Schumer: European Leaders Should ‘Go to Extra Lengths’ to Protect Jews February 19, 2015 3:44 pm

Sen. Chuck Schumer: European Leaders Should ‘Go to Extra Lengths’ to Protect Jews

JNS.org – In the wake of recent attacks on Jewish sites in Denmark and France, US...

Swedish Radio Station Asks if Jews Are ‘Responsible’ for Antisemitism February 19, 2015 2:10 pm

Swedish Radio Station Asks if Jews Are ‘Responsible’ for Antisemitism

JNS.org - The Swedish radio station Sveriges Radio (SR) is receiving heavy criticism after...

Islamic State Threatens to Send 500,000 Libyan Migrants to Europe February 19, 2015 11:05 am

Islamic State Threatens to Send 500,000 Libyan Migrants to Europe

Daily Mail – ISIS has threatened to flood Europe with half a million migrants from Libya...

On Eve of Synagogue Attack in Denmark, Copenhagen Imam Incited Against Jews (VIDEO) February 18, 2015 5:06 pm

On Eve of Synagogue Attack in Denmark, Copenhagen Imam Incited Against Jews (VIDEO)

During a Friday, February 13 sermon – one day before the weekend’s terror attacks...

Heavy Security at Funeral of Jewish Denmark Terror Victim Dan Uzan; Leader Says ‘He Did Not Die in Vain’ February 18, 2015 1:31 pm

Heavy Security at Funeral of Jewish Denmark Terror Victim Dan Uzan; Leader Says ‘He Did Not Die in Vain’

Dan Uzan, the Jewish volunteer security guard who was brutally murdered by an Islamist terrorist...

Anti-Israel Activists Force Shutdown of Israeli Arms Factory in the UK February 18, 2015 9:31 am

Anti-Israel Activists Force Shutdown of Israeli Arms Factory in the UK

Anti-Israel activists forced the shutdown of an Israeli-owned arms factory in the United Kingdom...

Former French Minister Refuses to Apologize for Slur About PM’s Jewish Wife (VIDEO) February 17, 2015 11:29 am

Former French Minister Refuses to Apologize for Slur About PM’s Jewish Wife (VIDEO)

JNS.org – A former French foreign minister, 92-year-old Roland Dumas, has refused...

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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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