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Belfast Plaque Marking Birth Home of Former Israeli President Chaim Herzog Removed August 13, 2014 7:09 pm

Belfast Plaque Marking Birth Home of Former Israeli President Chaim Herzog Removed

JNS.org - A blue plaque marking the birth home of former Israeli president Chaim Herzog...

Vatican Hints at Breaking Interfaith Relations With Muslim Leaders Over Christian Slaughter August 13, 2014 11:02 am

Vatican Hints at Breaking Interfaith Relations With Muslim Leaders Over Christian Slaughter

JNS.org – The Vatican has called on Muslim leaders to “unequivocally condemn”...

Jewish Group Calls on French Interior Minister to Rename ‘Death to the Jews’ Town August 12, 2014 10:18 pm

Jewish Group Calls on French Interior Minister to Rename ‘Death to the Jews’ Town

Jewish human rights group the Simon Wiesenthal Center demanded on Monday that a French village...

German Authorities Concerned Over Potential Jihadist Terrorism August 12, 2014 10:21 am

German Authorities Concerned Over Potential Jihadist Terrorism

JNS.org – Supporters of the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) terror...

Jews Around the World Mourn Death of Actor, Comedian Robin Williams August 12, 2014 10:15 am

Jews Around the World Mourn Death of Actor, Comedian Robin Williams

JNS.org – The Jewish community mourned the loss of actor and comedian Robin Williams,...

Petition Urges Charges Against British MP Galloway for Banning ‘Israel’ From Bradford – Israelis Flout  Ban (VIDEO) August 11, 2014 11:24 am

Petition Urges Charges Against British MP Galloway for Banning ‘Israel’ From Bradford – Israelis Flout Ban (VIDEO)

Nearly 5,000 people have signed an online petition to encourage British police to charge Parliament...

BBC Wakes Up to Hamas’s Exaggerations, Warning ‘Caution Needed With Gaza Casualty Figures’ August 8, 2014 11:04 am

BBC Wakes Up to Hamas’s Exaggerations, Warning ‘Caution Needed With Gaza Casualty Figures’

After a month of reporting a one-sided story focused on the “disproportionality”...

Israeli Columnist in London Probes Why UK is Fascinated With Hamas as Underdog, its One-Sided Media and ‘Death to All Juice’ August 7, 2014 7:27 pm

Israeli Columnist in London Probes Why UK is Fascinated With Hamas as Underdog, its One-Sided Media and ‘Death to All Juice’

Israeli columnist Dror Feuer jumped at the chance for a long-weekend in London as a break...

London Theater Refuses to Host Jewish Film Festival Over Israeli Funding August 7, 2014 7:10 pm

London Theater Refuses to Host Jewish Film Festival Over Israeli Funding

JNS.org – Citing the recent conflict in Gaza, the Tricycle Theater in London is refusing...

SWC: Raoul Wallenberg Saved 100,000 Jews From Nazi Gas Chambers, Why Can’t Swedish Authorities Protect 700 Jewish Citizens? August 5, 2014 11:57 am

SWC: Raoul Wallenberg Saved 100,000 Jews From Nazi Gas Chambers, Why Can’t Swedish Authorities Protect 700 Jewish Citizens?

Jewish human rights group The Simon Wiesenthal Center on Monday asked how famed humanitarian...

U.K. National Union of Students Adopts Pro-BDS Resolution August 4, 2014 7:00 pm

U.K. National Union of Students Adopts Pro-BDS Resolution

JNS.org – The U.K.’s National Union of Students’ national executive committee (NUS...

Hungarian Mayor Holds Mock Public Execution of Israeli Leaders (VIDEO) August 4, 2014 4:43 pm

Hungarian Mayor Holds Mock Public Execution of Israeli Leaders (VIDEO)

JNS.org - A mayor of a rural town in eastern Hungary held a mock medieval-style public execution...

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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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  • Sports US & Canada Jewish New York Giants Guard Plans to Fast on Yom Kippur

    Jewish New York Giants Guard Plans to Fast on Yom Kippur

    New York Giants offensive guard Geoff Schwartz said on Wednesday that he will not eat anything between sundown Friday and sundown Saturday in observation of Yom Kippur, ESPN reported. “If I was playing, I wouldn’t fast, because I’ve got to be able to fuel myself to play,” said the Jewish athlete, who is on short-term leave due to a toe injury. “But it’s not that tough, really. I’ll eat dinner at 5:00 Friday, then I’ll go to services and I’ll just [...]

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