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A Third of All Hungarians Espouse Widespread Antisemitic Attitudes, Survey Finds June 16, 2016 6:26 am

A Third of All Hungarians Espouse Widespread Antisemitic Attitudes, Survey Finds

A new survey commissioned by a Hungarian antisemitism watchdog group found that one-third...

UK’s Ken Livingstone Rejects Antisemitism a Month After Labour Scandal June 15, 2016 10:24 am

UK’s Ken Livingstone Rejects Antisemitism a Month After Labour Scandal

JNS.org – Former London mayor Ken Livingstone, who controversially told BBC Radio in...

German Bank Closes Anti-Israel BDS Account June 14, 2016 3:22 pm

German Bank Closes Anti-Israel BDS Account

JNS.org – Germany’s second-largest bank, Commerzbank, has reportedly closed an account...

Belfast Memorial Dedicated to Christian Zionist ‘Godfather’ of IDF is Vandalized June 14, 2016 12:02 pm

Belfast Memorial Dedicated to Christian Zionist ‘Godfather’ of IDF is Vandalized

JNS.org – A mural dedicated to Lt.-Col. John Henry Patterson, an Irish Christian Zionist...

In Twist on Charlie Hebdo, French Lawmakers Tweet ‘Je Suis Tel Aviv’ June 14, 2016 12:02 pm

In Twist on Charlie Hebdo, French Lawmakers Tweet ‘Je Suis Tel Aviv’

JNS.org – French lawmakers and others around the world are expressing their solidarity...

Europeans View ISIS as Greatest Threat Facing Continent, Survey Shows June 14, 2016 12:00 pm

Europeans View ISIS as Greatest Threat Facing Continent, Survey Shows

Europeans view the militant group Islamic State as the biggest threat facing their countries,...

ISIS Claims Responsibility for Killing French Police Officer and Companion June 14, 2016 11:50 am

ISIS Claims Responsibility for Killing French Police Officer and Companion

A police captain was fatally stabbed and his companion was also killed at their home in a...

Replica of Nazi Gas Chamber on Display at Architecture Exhibit in Venice June 14, 2016 3:13 am

Replica of Nazi Gas Chamber on Display at Architecture Exhibit in Venice

A team of architectural historians created a replica of a Nazi gas chamber that is now on display...

British Government Launches Official Investigation Into Claims Palestinian Authority Using Foreign Aid to Pay Terrorists, Incite Violence Against Israel June 14, 2016 3:09 am

British Government Launches Official Investigation Into Claims Palestinian Authority Using Foreign Aid to Pay Terrorists, Incite Violence Against Israel

The British government has launched an official investigation into how it spends taxpayer...

Glasgow University Palestine Society Under Investigation After Facebook Post Justifying Tel Aviv Terror Attack June 10, 2016 7:28 pm

Glasgow University Palestine Society Under Investigation After Facebook Post Justifying Tel Aviv Terror Attack

An anti-Israel student group at the University of Glasgow (GU) in Scotland is under investigation...

Italian Lawmakers Outlaw Holocaust Denial June 9, 2016 3:06 pm

Italian Lawmakers Outlaw Holocaust Denial

JNS.org – Italy’s parliament on Wednesday approved a bill that would criminalize...

Thousands of Personal Belongings of Jews Slaughtered in Auschwitz Recovered in ‘Historic’ Find June 9, 2016 4:21 am

Thousands of Personal Belongings of Jews Slaughtered in Auschwitz Recovered in ‘Historic’ Find

More than 16,000 lost items belonging to Jewish inmates at the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration...

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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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  • Arts and Culture Israeli Actress Says Playing Muslim Character in ‘Tyrant’ Has Made Her More ‘Hopeful, Humble’

    Israeli Actress Says Playing Muslim Character in ‘Tyrant’ Has Made Her More ‘Hopeful, Humble’

    Israeli actress Moran Atias said that playing a Muslim woman in the hit FX series Tyrant has changed her outlook. “Educating myself about a different culture has made me more hopeful and humble, that we’re all the same,” the Jewish actress, 35, said during an interview with AOL Build. Atias plays Leila Al-Fayeed, the strong and politically minded wife of the president of Abbudin, a fictional Middle Eastern country run by a dictatorial family. The Israeli-born former model, who earned the title of Miss Globe International […]

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