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Two Jewish High Schools in France Earn Top Spots on Education-Ranking Lists April 14, 2015 1:54 am

Two Jewish High Schools in France Earn Top Spots on Education-Ranking Lists

JNS.org – Two Jewish high schools made national news in France by topping two of the...

Digitized Holocaust Documents Provide Glimpse Into Vibrant Vilna Ghetto April 13, 2015 2:10 pm

Digitized Holocaust Documents Provide Glimpse Into Vibrant Vilna Ghetto

JNS.org - The National Library of Israel plans to digitize a collection of documents that...

Barcelona Police Arrest Terrorists Who Planned to Bomb Jewish Bookstore April 12, 2015 12:11 pm

Barcelona Police Arrest Terrorists Who Planned to Bomb Jewish Bookstore

JNS.org – Spanish authorities have arrested members of an alleged Islamist terror...

Vandals Write ‘Jewish Pigs’ on Copenhagen Kosher Deli April 12, 2015 11:33 am

Vandals Write ‘Jewish Pigs’ on Copenhagen Kosher Deli

JNS.org – A kosher deli in Copenhagen, Denmark, was defaced on Thursday by vandals...

UK Labour Leader Miliband Voices Support for Palestinian State Recognition April 12, 2015 11:24 am

UK Labour Leader Miliband Voices Support for Palestinian State Recognition

JNS.org – The leader of the British Labour Party, Ed Miliband, said Friday ahead of...

Major Jewelry Heist in London Affects Jewish-Owned Businesses April 11, 2015 1:00 pm

Major Jewelry Heist in London Affects Jewish-Owned Businesses

JNS.org - A major safety deposit box heist in London’s Hatton Garden district during the...

Antisemitic Attack in London Park Leaves Lecturer Bloodied, Unconscious April 11, 2015 9:00 am

Antisemitic Attack in London Park Leaves Lecturer Bloodied, Unconscious

Former UN diplomat Zakariah Fellah told how he was attacked by a man who had shouted anti-Semitic...

French Activist Praises Retirement of ‘Al Durah Hoax’ Architect Charles Enderlin April 9, 2015 4:04 pm

French Activist Praises Retirement of ‘Al Durah Hoax’ Architect Charles Enderlin

With reports that veteran France 2 reporter Charles Enderlin is stepping down from his job,...

UK Jewish Voters Lean Toward Conservatives Amid Israel Concerns, Poll Shows April 9, 2015 10:59 am

UK Jewish Voters Lean Toward Conservatives Amid Israel Concerns, Poll Shows

JTA – Concerns over Israel loom large as Jewish voters in Britain intend to cast their...

British Jews Overwhelmingly Support Conservative Party in Upcoming Elections April 7, 2015 6:09 pm

British Jews Overwhelmingly Support Conservative Party in Upcoming Elections

JNS.org – British Jews overwhelmingly support the Conservative Party and U.K. Prime...

Dutch Soccer Club Working to Identify Antisemitic Fans Who Chanted ‘Hamas, Hamas, Jews to the Gas’ April 7, 2015 11:29 am

Dutch Soccer Club Working to Identify Antisemitic Fans Who Chanted ‘Hamas, Hamas, Jews to the Gas’

Jerusalem Post – A Dutch soccer club is working to identify fans who chanted antisemitic...

Jewish Group Representing Nazi Camp Victims Withdraws From Italian Liberation Day Parade Following Attacks April 6, 2015 11:53 pm

Jewish Group Representing Nazi Camp Victims Withdraws From Italian Liberation Day Parade Following Attacks

A group representing Jewish fighters in Italy’s resistance against Nazism during World...

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  • Sports US & Canada Israeli-American Group Congratulates Cavaliers’ Blatt on Reaching NBA Finals

    Israeli-American Group Congratulates Cavaliers’ Blatt on Reaching NBA Finals

    JNS.org – An organization whose work focuses on the estimated population of 500,000-800,000 Israeli Americans congratulated David Blatt, the Jewish head coach of the National Basketball Association’s (NBA) Cleveland Cavaliers and a longtime Israel-based coach, for clinching an appearance in the NBA Finals. The Israeli-American Council (IAC), whose stated mission is “to build an active and giving Israeli-American community throughout the United States in order to strengthen the State of Israel, our next generation, and to provide a bridge to [...]

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  • Food US & Canada Bacon Flavor Ben & Jerry’s ‘Not Gonna Happen’ Because it Wouldn’t be Kosher

    Bacon Flavor Ben & Jerry’s ‘Not Gonna Happen’ Because it Wouldn’t be Kosher

    Famed ice cream maker Ben & Jerry’s will not be introducing a Bacon flavored product to its offerings because the company intends to keep its entire line kosher, Marketing Director Alison Gilbert told AOL’s morning show Rise recently. “It’s kind of funny, a lot of people look for bacon in our ice cream, which is probably not gonna happen because all of our ice cream is kosher,” she said, referring to Jewish dietary restrictions that proscribe the consumption of pig [...]

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  • Israel Sports Israeli Judo Team Faces Antisemitic Harassment in Morocco: ‘We Will Murder You’

    Israeli Judo Team Faces Antisemitic Harassment in Morocco: ‘We Will Murder You’

    Israeli athletes at a world Judo championship in Morocco reportedly faced antisemitic slurs during the competition, news site WorldNetDaily reported on Monday. “We will murder you,” and “you’re not wanted here, go home,” were among the vituperative attacks directed at the Israeli Judo Association team, which was in Morocco last week for the World Masters Judo Tournament. According to Haaretz, each Israeli teammate was met with boos and jeers upon entering a fight. Additionally, no Israeli flags were present at [...]

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  • Music US & Canada Lady Gaga Accepts ADL Award: ‘Your Philosophies Are So in Line With Ours’ (VIDEO)

    Lady Gaga Accepts ADL Award: ‘Your Philosophies Are So in Line With Ours’ (VIDEO)

    Pop superstar Lady Gaga on Thursday accepted an award from Jewish human rights group the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) on behalf of her Born This Way Foundation, which strives to combat bullying among young people. “Your philosophies are so in line with ours,” she said of the ADL upon accepting the Making a Difference Award in a videotaped message, which was shown at a ceremony in New York City. “We want to help young people know that their feelings and who they are on [...]

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  • Music Personalities At 80, Singer-Songwriter Leonard Cohen’s Jewish Roots ‘Very Much Intact’

    At 80, Singer-Songwriter Leonard Cohen’s Jewish Roots ‘Very Much Intact’

    JNS.org – Eighty years young, Leonard Cohen fits many descriptions—singer, songwriter, poet, novelist, monk. From his Jewish upbringing in Canada to the present day, Cohen has always explored his spiritual side. This month, the singer-songwriter released the CD (May 12) and iTunes (on May 8 of this year) formats of his latest album, Can’t Forget: A Souvenir of the Grand Tour, which features live recordings from his world tours in 2012 and 2013. Last year, Cohen’s Popular Problems was voted by Rolling Stone [...]

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  • Europe Sports FIFA Head Says Israel Should Not be Booted From World Soccer Association

    FIFA Head Says Israel Should Not be Booted From World Soccer Association

    JNS.org – Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) head Sepp Blatter said during a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that contrary to Palestinian complaints, Israel has not violated any FIFA statutes and should not be suspended from international soccer’s governing body. “We should not come to one federation saying we will exclude them,” said Blatter, the Jerusalem Post reported. “If the national association is fulfilling its obligations then there is no need to intervene,” he said. “I’m on a [...]

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  • Featured Middle East Sports Jewish Rights Group Slams Palestinian Attempts to Suspend Israel From FIFA

    Jewish Rights Group Slams Palestinian Attempts to Suspend Israel From FIFA

    Jewish human rights group the Simon Wiesenthal Center (SWC) said on Tuesday it was “appalled” by a Palestinian Football Association initiative to suspend Israel from FIFA, calling it another “front waged in the context of the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) campaign.” “We are appalled at the temerity of the Palestinan Football Association (PFA) demand that FIFA suspend Israel at your forthcoming Congress in Zurich,” wrote the group’s international relations director, Dr. Shimon Samuels, in a letter to FIFA President Joseph [...]

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  • Theater US & Canada Star of Auschwitz Thriller Says ‘God Was Holding the Hand of Every Jew in the Gas Chamber’ (VIDEO)

    Star of Auschwitz Thriller Says ‘God Was Holding the Hand of Every Jew in the Gas Chamber’ (VIDEO)

    The lead actor in Son of Saul, an Auschwitz thriller featured at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, told the UK’s The Guardian that he believes God was “holding the hand” of each Jew who died in the Nazi gas chambers during the Holocaust. “I do not for one nanosecond like to pretend that God is off the hook. He could and should have stopped it at a much earlier stage,” Géza Röhrig, 48, said. ”But I would not be able to get [...]

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