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OneRepublic Surprises Israeli Soldiers With Visit to Iron Dome Battery May 27, 2015 3:30 pm

OneRepublic Surprises Israeli Soldiers With Visit to Iron Dome Battery

Members of the popular pop rock band OneRepublic, who are currently touring Israel, surprised...

Natan Sharansky Supports Riskin’s Continuation as Chief Rabbi of Efrat May 27, 2015 2:41 pm

Natan Sharansky Supports Riskin’s Continuation as Chief Rabbi of Efrat

JNS.org - Natan Sharansky, the famed refusenik and current chairman of The Jewish Agency...

Hamas’ Haniyeh Boasts: A Million Israelis Were Sent Into Shock by Random Rocket May 27, 2015 1:59 pm

Hamas’ Haniyeh Boasts: A Million Israelis Were Sent Into Shock by Random Rocket

Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh boasted on Wednesday that “a million Israelis went into shock”...

‘Escalation Unlikely’ After Gaza Grad Attack on Israel, Says Intelligence Monitor May 27, 2015 12:47 pm

‘Escalation Unlikely’ After Gaza Grad Attack on Israel, Says Intelligence Monitor

An escalation of violence is unlikely following the latest “rare” rocket attack from...

IDF Deploys Mortar Shell Alert System Along Southern Border May 27, 2015 12:40 pm

IDF Deploys Mortar Shell Alert System Along Southern Border

JNS.org – The Israel Defense Forces announced Tuesday the deployment of a tactical...

Israeli Police Chief Looking Into New Cannabis Policy May 27, 2015 12:36 pm

Israeli Police Chief Looking Into New Cannabis Policy

JNS.org – Israel Police Chief Insp. Gen. Yohanan Danino said he has decided to establish...

Israeli Defense Minister Yaalon Blames Islamic Jihad for Gaza Rocket Fire May 27, 2015 10:34 am

Israeli Defense Minister Yaalon Blames Islamic Jihad for Gaza Rocket Fire

Israel’s defense minister is blaming Islamic Jihad — a smaller Palestinian militant...

Wildfire in Israel Causes Gas Explosion, Electricity Damage May 27, 2015 9:26 am

Wildfire in Israel Causes Gas Explosion, Electricity Damage

A bushfire spread into a street in Tel Mond in the Sharon plains in Israel on Wednesday, causing...

Gaza Rocket Hits Southern Israel After One Month Lull May 26, 2015 6:43 pm

Gaza Rocket Hits Southern Israel After One Month Lull

JNS.org – At least one rocket has hit southern Israel on Tuesday evening after nearly...

Netanyahu Says Nuclear-Armed Iran is ‘Thousand Times’ More Dangerous Than Islamic State May 26, 2015 3:58 pm

Netanyahu Says Nuclear-Armed Iran is ‘Thousand Times’ More Dangerous Than Islamic State

JNS.org – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told visiting U.S. Senator Bill...

Israeli Judo Team Faces Antisemitic Harassment in Morocco: ‘We Will Murder You’ May 26, 2015 1:17 pm

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...

Israeli Unemployment Rate Drops to Historic Low of 4.9 Percent May 26, 2015 1:03 pm

Israeli Unemployment Rate Drops to Historic Low of 4.9 Percent

JNS.org – Unemployment in Israel has fallen to an all-time low, the country’s Central...

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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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