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Israel, Romania Sign Business Agreement to Promote Trade, Investment June 29, 2015 2:26 pm

Israel, Romania Sign Business Agreement to Promote Trade, Investment

The Israeli and Romanian chambers of commerce signed an agreement on Monday aimed at the promotion...

Israeli Army to Open Cyber Warfare School for Combat Officers June 29, 2015 10:02 am

Israeli Army to Open Cyber Warfare School for Combat Officers

The Israel Defense Forces plans to open a cyber school to introduce combat officers to cybersecurity...

Israeli Border Policewoman Seriously Wounded in Latest Palestinian Attack June 29, 2015 9:43 am

Israeli Border Policewoman Seriously Wounded in Latest Palestinian Attack

JNS.org – An Israeli border policewoman was seriously wounded on Monday morning when...

Ya’alon Confirms: Israel Aiding Syrian Rebels in Exchange for Protection of Druze June 29, 2015 9:42 am

Ya’alon Confirms: Israel Aiding Syrian Rebels in Exchange for Protection of Druze

Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon said Monday that Israel has been providing aid to...

Israel Intercepts Gaza-Bound Flotilla, Redirects to Ashdod June 29, 2015 2:16 am

Israel Intercepts Gaza-Bound Flotilla, Redirects to Ashdod

JNS.org -Israel on Monday intercepted a ship of pro-Palestinian activists that had set sail...

Islamic State-Signed Leaflets Threaten Jerusalem Christians With ‘Massacre’ June 28, 2015 11:30 am

Islamic State-Signed Leaflets Threaten Jerusalem Christians With ‘Massacre’

JNS.org – Leaflets distributed in Jerusalem in the name of the Islamic State terror...

Earthquake Hits Sinai Coast, Felt From Eilat to Tel Aviv June 28, 2015 11:30 am

Earthquake Hits Sinai Coast, Felt From Eilat to Tel Aviv

JNS.org – An earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale occurred off the coast of...

Netanyahu Says Western Concessions to Iran Increasing Days Before Nuclear Deal Deadline June 28, 2015 11:28 am

Netanyahu Says Western Concessions to Iran Increasing Days Before Nuclear Deal Deadline

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday that western concessions to Iran over...

Code Red Sirens Heard in Golan Heights as Fighting Continues Across Syrian Border June 28, 2015 11:27 am

Code Red Sirens Heard in Golan Heights as Fighting Continues Across Syrian Border

Code red sirens sounded twice in the Golan Heights Sunday afternoon, suggesting possible misfire...

Palestinians in West Bank: It’s Impossible to Boycott Israel June 26, 2015 4:07 pm

Palestinians in West Bank: It’s Impossible to Boycott Israel

Shop owners in the West Bank lament that it is impossible to boycott Israel, Jordan-based...

Pro-Palestinian Activists, Including Arab MK, Set Sail to Break Gaza Blockade June 26, 2015 12:15 pm

Pro-Palestinian Activists, Including Arab MK, Set Sail to Break Gaza Blockade

JNS.org – A ship of pro-Palestinian activists, including an Israeli-Arab member of...

Netanyahu: Israeli Air Force Will Be ‘Major Part’ of Defense Against Iran June 26, 2015 12:05 pm

Netanyahu: Israeli Air Force Will Be ‘Major Part’ of Defense Against Iran

The air force would play a “major part” defending Israel from a nuclear Iran if the military...

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  • Relationships US & Canada Analysis: Jewish Women Less Likely Than Catholics to Take Husband’s Name

    Analysis: Jewish Women Less Likely Than Catholics to Take Husband’s Name

    An analysis of New York Times wedding announcements showed that women married in Jewish ceremonies were less likely to take their husband’s last names than those married in Roman Catholic ceremonies, the Times reported on Saturday. The largest gap between the two groups was in 1995 when 66 percent of Catholic women took their husband’s names and 33 percent of Jewish women did the same. Nearly half of the women featured in the publication’s wedding pages since 1985 took their husband’s name after marriage, while about […]

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  • Arts and Culture Blogs Jerry Lewis, Legendary Jewish Comic and Humanitarian, Stays Relevant at 89

    Jerry Lewis, Legendary Jewish Comic and Humanitarian, Stays Relevant at 89

    JNS.org – Through appreciation of both his comedy and humanitarian work, legendary Jewish entertainer Jerry Lewis is staying relevant at age 89. The only comic to ever be nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize, Lewis added another award to his trophy case in April, when he received the 2015 Distinguished Service Award from the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB). Gordon Smith, NAB’s president and CEO, said the organization was “honored to recognize not only [Lewis’s] comedic innovation, but also his remarkable […]

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  • Europe Sports Israeli Gymnasts Win Bronze, Silver Medals at 2015 European Games in Baku

    Israeli Gymnasts Win Bronze, Silver Medals at 2015 European Games in Baku

    Israeli athletes marked a successful day on Sunday, as gymnasts won multiple bronze and silver medals in the 2015 European Games in Baku. The Gymnastics team won two silver medals and one bronze in group events, while Neta Rivkin, an Israeli Olympic gymnast, won bronze for the Solo Hoops event. Sunday’s gymnastics wins follow Sergey Richter’s bronze on June 16 for the Men’s 10 meter air-rifle, and Ilana Kratysh’s silver for women’s freestyle wrestling. The 2015 European Games in Baku are […]

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  • Theater Report Highlights Success of Russian-Jewish-American Ballroom Dancers

    Report Highlights Success of Russian-Jewish-American Ballroom Dancers

    Russian-American Jews are some of the most successful ballroom dancing competitors in the U.S., South Dakota Public Broadcasting (SDPB) Radio reported on Thursday. Jonathan Sarna, a professor of Jewish history at Brandeis University, said their success can be traced back to Jewish discrimination in the former Soviet Union. Because of the prejudice they faced, Russian Jews had to perform better than their peers in every field, including dancing, in order to have a chance of getting ahead. “They knew that if they […]

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  • Arts and Culture US & Canada Israeli Dancer With Shofar, Prayer Shawl Wows ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ Judges (VIDEO)

    Israeli Dancer With Shofar, Prayer Shawl Wows ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ Judges (VIDEO)

    An Israeli dancer made use of Jewish props in an extraordinary routine that left judges amazed when he auditioned for season 12 of TV dance competition So You Think You Can Dance on Monday. At first, the panel of judges appeared confused when Asaf Goren, 23, began his audition in Los Angeles with a tallit (prayer shawl) over his head and the blowing of a shofar, which he explained “opens the sky” for people’s prayers. However, as soon as he started his “Hebrew breaking” performance, […]

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  • Sports US & Canada Jewish Hoops Fairytale Falls Short as David Blatt’s Cavaliers Drop Game 6

    Jewish Hoops Fairytale Falls Short as David Blatt’s Cavaliers Drop Game 6

    JNS.org – A fairytale ending to Jewish basketball coach David Blatt’s first season in the National Basketball Association (NBA) was not meant to be, as the Blatt-led Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday night dropped Game 6 of the NBA Finals to the Golden State Warriors, 105-97, to lose the best-of-seven series 4-2. Blatt, who just last year coached Israel’s Maccabi Tel Aviv franchise to a European basketball championship, failed to finish a second straight hoops season on top. But after the Cavaliers began the NBA […]

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  • Blogs Sports Israelis Venture to Cleveland for NBA Finals

    Israelis Venture to Cleveland for NBA Finals

    JNS.org – The people who sat in seats one and two of row 12, section 120 at Quicken Loans Arena during Game 3 of the NBA Finals on Tuesday night weren’t your ordinary Cleveland Cavaliers fans. Tomer Hulli and his father, Eli, made the trip from Israel to attend games 3 and 4 in Cleveland. Tomer, who lives in Tzur Moshe, a 25-minute drive north of Tel Aviv, has been playing basketball since he was 5. Hulli said he didn’t plan this […]

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  • Arts and Culture Israel Bon Jovi Signs Contract to Perform in Israel

    Bon Jovi Signs Contract to Perform in Israel

    JNS.org – The American rock band Bon Jovi signed a contract in Germany that officially commits it to perform in Israel on Oct. 3, the concert’s producers announced at a press conference. The move marks the latest defeat for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement activists seeking to convince musicians not to perform in the Jewish state. Bon Jovi’s performance in Israel for the final show of its Asian concert tour is the result of an effort by Guy Besser and Shay Mor Yosef of BlueStone Productions, in cooperation with promoter Marcel […]

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