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Israeli Seeking Papal Backing for Major Regional Conference, Including Netanyahu, Abbas, Iran‏ November 27, 2014 4:39 pm

Israeli Seeking Papal Backing for Major Regional Conference, Including Netanyahu, Abbas, Iran‏

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and PA President Mahmoud Abbas will gather in Milan...

Cruise Ship Travel to Israel Down, But Tourism Survives Gaza War November 27, 2014 4:36 pm

Cruise Ship Travel to Israel Down, But Tourism Survives Gaza War

In 2014, cruise ship traffic to Israel decreased by almost two-thirds in comparison with the...

Israel First Country to Recognize Aramean Nationality November 27, 2014 4:24 pm

Israel First Country to Recognize Aramean Nationality

Lost in the uproar over the proposed Israeli Nationality Bill has been the historic recognition...

200 Israeli Salons Participate in Major Hair Donation Drive for Cancer Patients November 27, 2014 4:14 pm

200 Israeli Salons Participate in Major Hair Donation Drive for Cancer Patients

More than 200 hair salons across Israel took part in the annual nationwide drive to collect...

Palestinians Fire at IDF Patrol Near Gaza Border, Israel Retaliates With Tank Fire November 27, 2014 12:54 pm

Palestinians Fire at IDF Patrol Near Gaza Border, Israel Retaliates With Tank Fire

Ynet – Palestinians opened fire from Gaza on an IDF patrol jeep driving alongside the...

Israel Reveals Foiled Hamas Plans for Attack on Jerusalem Stadium, Other Targets November 27, 2014 12:51 pm

Israel Reveals Foiled Hamas Plans for Attack on Jerusalem Stadium, Other Targets

Reuters - Israel said on Thursday it had foiled plans by Islamist group Hamas to attack Israelis...

Elite IDF Search & Rescue Units to Drill Saving Tel Aviv Skyscraper Dwellers (VIDEO) November 26, 2014 9:36 pm

Elite IDF Search & Rescue Units to Drill Saving Tel Aviv Skyscraper Dwellers (VIDEO)

The Israeli Air Force’s Unit 669 Search and Rescue teams, the Home Front Command, Fire...

Despite Thanksgiving, Israel Tops U.S. in Turkey Meat Production November 26, 2014 3:38 pm

Despite Thanksgiving, Israel Tops U.S. in Turkey Meat Production

JNS.org – As the U.S. prepares for the Thanksgiving holiday and the annual tradition...

EXPOSED: US Media Outlets <i>Daily Beast</i> and <i>International Business Times</i> Publish False Accusation of Israeli Police ‘Sexually Abusing’ Palestinian Children November 26, 2014 12:29 pm

EXPOSED: US Media Outlets Daily Beast and International Business Times Publish False Accusation of Israeli Police ‘Sexually Abusing’ Palestinian Children

At least two major media outlets have this week reported the shocking statistic that 40 percent...

Israel Mortality Stats: Cancer Killing More Jews Than Arabs November 26, 2014 12:15 pm

Israel Mortality Stats: Cancer Killing More Jews Than Arabs

Cancer caused 25.9 percent of all deaths among Israeli Jews, as opposed to 20.7% among the...

Police: Israeli Construction Worker Who Fell From Building Was Killed in Terror Attack November 26, 2014 11:55 am

Police: Israeli Construction Worker Who Fell From Building Was Killed in Terror Attack

JNS.org – Israeli police said Wednesday that Netanel Arami, the 26-year-old Jewish...

Israeli Interior Minister Revokes Residency of Synagogue Terrorist’s Wife November 26, 2014 11:55 am

Israeli Interior Minister Revokes Residency of Synagogue Terrorist’s Wife

JNS.org – Israeli Interior Minister Gilad Erdan on Wednesday decided to revoke the...

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  • Book Reviews Personalities Biography Sheds New Light on David Ben-Gurion’s Place in Jewish History

    Biography Sheds New Light on David Ben-Gurion’s Place in Jewish History

    JNS.org – There is one sentence in “Ben-Gurion: Father of Modern Israel” that made me sit up in surprise. I thought that I knew the basic facts about how Israel came into being, but while describing what it was like in the days and hours before the state was declared, author Anita Shapira provides one important anecdote I was not aware of. On the 12th of May, the Zionist Executive met to decide what to do. Moshe Sharrett had just returned [...]

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  • Arts and Culture US & Canada ‘Death of Klinghoffer’ Actress Compares Met Opera to ‘Schindler’s List’

    ‘Death of Klinghoffer’ Actress Compares Met Opera to ‘Schindler’s List’

    An actress starring in the controversial Met Opera The Death of Klinghoffer defended the show on Tuesday by comparing it to the 1993 Holocaust film Schindler’s List, New York Post reported. “To me, this was like [the movie] Schindler’s List. We make art so people won’t forget,’’ said the actress, who plays a captured passenger in the show and asked not to be identified. The Met Opera focuses on the infamous murder of Lower East Side Jewish resident Leon Klinghoffer, 69. The wheelchair-bound father of [...]

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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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