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Abbas Calls Murderers ‘Heroes’ at Prisoner Release Celebration October 31, 2013 3:28 pm

Abbas Calls Murderers ‘Heroes’ at Prisoner Release Celebration

JNS.org - Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas held a celebration in Ramallah in...

Palestinian Killed Near Jenin October 31, 2013 8:23 am

Palestinian Killed Near Jenin

Ynet – A Palestinian man in his 20s was killed during clashes with IDF forces in the...

Report: Israel Rejects Compromise Proposal With Lebanon Over Economic Zones October 30, 2013 8:57 pm

Report: Israel Rejects Compromise Proposal With Lebanon Over Economic Zones

Israel has rejected a compromise proposal with Lebanon over the borders of its exclusive...

Israeli Law Center Sues Australian Academic for BDS Campaign October 30, 2013 8:27 pm

Israeli Law Center Sues Australian Academic for BDS Campaign

JNS.org - Israeli law center Shurat HaDin has filed a legal suit in the Australian federal...

Author of ‘IBM and the Holocaust’ Takes Apart NIF Funding Sources in New Book (INTERVIEW) October 30, 2013 10:53 am

Author of ‘IBM and the Holocaust’ Takes Apart NIF Funding Sources in New Book (INTERVIEW)

In a new book by Edwin Black, author of IBM and the Holocaust, the Jewish writer grapples...

Palestinians Celebrate Wildly as Murderers Return Home (VIDEO) October 30, 2013 10:33 am

Palestinians Celebrate Wildly as Murderers Return Home (VIDEO)

Early Wednesday, 26 Palestinian prisoners were released by Israel as part of a deal brokered...

French President Barred From Knesset After Cancelling Upcoming Speech October 30, 2013 8:50 am

French President Barred From Knesset After Cancelling Upcoming Speech

Times of Israel – Knesset speaker Yuli Edelstein has told the French president that...

Israel Announces Jerusalem Construction Across 1967 Lines October 30, 2013 8:45 am

Israel Announces Jerusalem Construction Across 1967 Lines

JNS.org - In the wake of the release of 26 Palestinian terrorist prisoners, Israel on Tuesday...

Israel Releases 26 Palestinian Convicts as Peace Gesture October 30, 2013 8:45 am

Israel Releases 26 Palestinian Convicts as Peace Gesture

JPost – Israel in the early hours of Wednesday completed the release of 26 long-serving...

Israeli Air Force Re-Organization Aims for Expanded Capacity to Hit 10x as Many Targets October 29, 2013 11:16 pm

Israeli Air Force Re-Organization Aims for Expanded Capacity to Hit 10x as Many Targets

A strategic re-organization of the Israel Air Force portends to increase its capacity to...

Israel Prepares Golan Residents for Al-Qaeda Spillover From Syria War October 29, 2013 7:33 pm

Israel Prepares Golan Residents for Al-Qaeda Spillover From Syria War

Israel Defense Forces troops on Monday prepared Israeli residents of the Golan Heights for...

Israel’s Mekorot Wins Contract to Create Water Master Plan for Azerbaijan October 29, 2013 6:50 pm

Israel’s Mekorot Wins Contract to Create Water Master Plan for Azerbaijan

Mekorot, Israel’s National Water Company, won a contract to create a water master plan...

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  • Arts and Culture Blogs 10 New Hollywood Movies That Aim to Show Support for Israel (SATIRE)

    10 New Hollywood Movies That Aim to Show Support for Israel (SATIRE)

    Ten major film studios are currently in production on projects that promote a decidedly pro-Israeli narrative. In famously liberal Hollywood, such a development has left mouths agape and set tongues a wagging. Since the Jewish State began defending itself from the thousands of rockets that Hamas has hurled at it – as well as ongoing terror attacks and murders, the overwhelming number of Tinseltown’s producers, directors, actors, and studio moguls have remained indifferent to the plight of millions of Israeli [...]

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  • Featured Israel Sports So Close: Israeli Judoka Loses Crown in World Cup Final, Finishes With Silver (VIDEO)

    So Close: Israeli Judoka Loses Crown in World Cup Final, Finishes With Silver (VIDEO)

    Israeli Judoka Yarden Gerbi (63kg), 25, of Netanya, on Thursday lost the final round at the Judo World Cup, and her world title to Clarisse Agbegnenou of France, at a match held in Russia. “I have mixed feelings,” Gerbi told Israeli Army radio. But, “I shouldn’t assume that I’d win the world Judo championship twice in a row,” she admitted. Gerbi won gold in Rio De Janeiro last year. “When I made my decision, I knew it was going to [...]

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  • Book Reviews Jewish Identity Surviving the Holocaust by Hiding Their Faith (REVIEW)

    Surviving the Holocaust by Hiding Their Faith (REVIEW)

    “Jews Out!” was just the name of a child’s game that three little girls played in World War II Europe. But all is not as it seems because the three girls were Jewish, but hiding their true identities. In award-winning author R. D. Rosen’s riveting non-fiction work, Such Good Girls, “Jews Out!” wasn’t a game; it was a struggle for survival. The girls, Sophie, Flora, and Carla, grew up at a time and a place that did not allow them [...]

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  • Music Personalities Twenty Years On, the Real and Radical Legacy of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach

    Twenty Years On, the Real and Radical Legacy of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach

    JNS.org – “He was part hippie, part yippie, part beatnik, and part New Age,” wrote Elli Wohlgelernter in a Jerusalem Post eulogy in 1994, following the Oct. 20 passing of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach. Twenty years later, more robust accounts of Carlebach’s life have come to the surface. Earlier this year, Natan Ophir published the book Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach: Life, Mission & Legacy. This past summer, Rabbi Shlomo Katz’s The Soul of Jerusalem hit the shelves. But even the authors will admit [...]

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  • Blogs Music Beatlemania Invades the Gaza Strip (SATIRE)

    Beatlemania Invades the Gaza Strip (SATIRE)

    As Hamas loses its grip on power in the Gaza Strip as a result of war, poverty and disillusionment, the Islamist terrorist group has developed an ingenious way to raise the morale of the 1.7 million Palestinian Arabs it was elected to serve. While currently focused on delivering a rocket into every Israeli home, Hamas has not left its own people behind. To gently wipe away the tears of children strategically placed inside kindergartens as human shields, the Hamas Interior Ministry [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Spirituality/Tradition Removing Jesus’ Jewish Identity From Artwork

    Removing Jesus’ Jewish Identity From Artwork

    In a strong statement that challenges the historic divide between Christianity and Judaism, Pope Francis recently proclaimed, “Inside every Christian is a Jew.” But if you look at Renaissance artworks that depict Jesus, you will not find any evidence of a Jew inside the Christianized Jesus — even though the Gospels in the New Testament tell us that Jesus was Jewish to the core. Getting that point across to the public is a daunting task, as I learned in interviews I [...]

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  • Music Personalities Recycling His Roots

    Recycling His Roots

    JNS.org – Having started his career playing on his family’s pots and pans, Jewish musician Billy Jonas has maintained this homemade performance ethic while spreading his messages of simple living and environmentalism to a shared home throughout the world. After beginning in the kitchen, Jonas soon moved to the music room, where he picked up the piano, guitar, and trombone. These days, the multi-talented multi-instrumentalist plays on with pretty much anything he can find, including cans, bottles buckets, and other recycled-object [...]

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  • Book Reviews Personalities Jewish Renewal Movement Founder’s Insights Form a New Guide for Senior Living

    Jewish Renewal Movement Founder’s Insights Form a New Guide for Senior Living

    JNS.org – Sara Davidson’s The December Project is a new book that should be read by all senior citizens, and by those who hope to live a long life, for it raises a question that most of us have not been taught how to answer: What should we do in that final stage of our lives? Many of us continue working past the traditional retirement age of 65, not because we need the money and not because we find the [...]

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