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Hamas Blames Israel for Floods Despite Receiving Emergency Aid From Jewish State December 15, 2013 11:45 am

Hamas Blames Israel for Floods Despite Receiving Emergency Aid From Jewish State

JNS.org - Israel opened the Kerem Shalom border crossing to the Gaza Strip on Friday to...

Poll: 70 Percent of Israelis Support Equal Rights for LGBT Community December 15, 2013 11:42 am

Poll: 70 Percent of Israelis Support Equal Rights for LGBT Community

JNS.org - A new poll finds that 70 percent of Israelis support equal rights for the LGBT...

Israel Incurs Estimated $86 Million in Damages From Snowstorm December 15, 2013 11:38 am

Israel Incurs Estimated $86 Million in Damages From Snowstorm

JNS.org - The Israeli Finance Ministry’s preliminary estimates place the total damage...

Many in Northern Israel Without Electricity, Awaiting Help December 15, 2013 11:33 am

Many in Northern Israel Without Electricity, Awaiting Help

Ynet – As in Jerusalem, many locations in northern Israel are still without power,...

Tzipi Livni Blocks Bill That Curbs Tax Benefits to Anti-Israel NGOs December 15, 2013 11:29 am

Tzipi Livni Blocks Bill That Curbs Tax Benefits to Anti-Israel NGOs

JNS.org – Israeli Justice Minister Tzipi Livni blocked a bill that would rescind...

Israel’s Worst Storm in Decades Claims Four Lives December 14, 2013 7:36 pm

Israel’s Worst Storm in Decades Claims Four Lives

Times of Israel – After being cut off for two days during the worst storm to hit Israel...

Kerry Says Full Israel-PA Peace Deal Possible by April December 14, 2013 9:00 am

Kerry Says Full Israel-PA Peace Deal Possible by April

Ynet – US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Friday Israel and the Palestinians...

Tens of Thousands Lose Power in Israel Winter Storms December 13, 2013 9:00 pm

Tens of Thousands Lose Power in Israel Winter Storms

Jerusalem Post – Tens of thousand of homes around Israel were left without electricity...

BDS Activists Infuriated by Abbas Rejection of Boycotts of Israel December 13, 2013 4:44 pm

BDS Activists Infuriated by Abbas Rejection of Boycotts of Israel

JNS.org - A statement by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas rejecting a boycott...

After Nazi Salute Rally, Al-Quds University Announces Hate Speech Course, But Only in English December 13, 2013 4:20 pm

After Nazi Salute Rally, Al-Quds University Announces Hate Speech Course, But Only in English

Jerusalem-based Al-Quds University was in the hot seat again on Friday because of a clumsy...

PA’s Abbas: ‘No, We Do Not Support the Boycott of ‪‎Israel’ December 13, 2013 12:40 pm

PA’s Abbas: ‘No, We Do Not Support the Boycott of ‪‎Israel’

In a surprising report from a South African newspaper, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud...

Palestinian Teen Indicted for Murder of IDF Soldier, Has ‘No Regrets’ December 13, 2013 12:15 pm

Palestinian Teen Indicted for Murder of IDF Soldier, Has ‘No Regrets’

JNS.org - Sixteen-year-old Hussein Jawadra from Jenin, who murdered Israel Defense Forces...

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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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  • Book Reviews Personalities How a Jewish Leader With 3 Months to Live Created a ‘Seminar’ on Life

    How a Jewish Leader With 3 Months to Live Created a ‘Seminar’ on Life

    JNS.org – What would you do if you found out that you had only three more months to live? Gordon Zacks was a successful businessman, a leader of Jewish life, and a confidante and adviser to President George H.W. Bush. He knew that he had prostate cancer, but doctors advised him that it was very slow-growing and nothing to worry about. Then came the day when the doctors told him his cancer metastasized to his liver, and that he had [...]

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