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Gaza Terror Groups Warn Residents: Beware of Israeli Intelligence June 19, 2014 2:23 pm

Gaza Terror Groups Warn Residents: Beware of Israeli Intelligence

Terror groups Hamas and Islamic Jihad (IJ) are cautioning Gaza residents to be alert for...

IDF Arrests at Least 30 Palestinians in Ongoing Operation June 19, 2014 12:28 pm

IDF Arrests at Least 30 Palestinians in Ongoing Operation

JNS.org – The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) and other Israeli security forces continued...

In Wake of Kidnappings, New Israeli Emergency Alert App Released June 19, 2014 12:09 pm

In Wake of Kidnappings, New Israeli Emergency Alert App Released

JERUSALEM –  Following the tragic kidnapping of three Israeli teens, United Hatzalah,...

IDF Cautions Patience as Troops Scour West Bank for Kidnapped Teens June 19, 2014 11:20 am

IDF Cautions Patience as Troops Scour West Bank for Kidnapped Teens

As thousands of Israeli troops comb through Palestinian Authority controlled towns and villages...

Israel’s Peres Tells Families of Kidnapped Teens: ‘The Whole Nation Is United and Standing by Your Side’ June 19, 2014 11:12 am

Israel’s Peres Tells Families of Kidnapped Teens: ‘The Whole Nation Is United and Standing by Your Side’

Israeli President Shimon Peres on Thursday at his official residence in Jerusalem met with...

IDF Faces Increased Palestinian Resistance in Raids to Find Missing Israeli Teens June 19, 2014 10:13 am

IDF Faces Increased Palestinian Resistance in Raids to Find Missing Israeli Teens

Jerusalem Post – Security forces continued to focus their searches for three kidnapped...

IAF Strikes Gaza Terror Sites After Rockets Fired Into Southern Israel June 19, 2014 9:48 am

IAF Strikes Gaza Terror Sites After Rockets Fired Into Southern Israel

Ynet – Israel responded to rocket fire on Israel Wednesday, with IAF jets attacking a number...

Moving: Sarit Hadad Sings ‘As The Heart Breaks’ at Vigil With Kidnapped Israeli Teens’ Family Members (VIDEO) June 18, 2014 1:11 pm

Moving: Sarit Hadad Sings ‘As The Heart Breaks’ at Vigil With Kidnapped Israeli Teens’ Family Members (VIDEO)

Israeli pop star Sarit Hadad and an audience of over 1,000 women joined together in an emotional...

Intel Jerusalem Exec Yishai Fraenkel Laments Kidnapping of Nephew; Says Palestinians Email Him to Say Also Repulsed by Abductions June 18, 2014 12:40 pm

Intel Jerusalem Exec Yishai Fraenkel Laments Kidnapping of Nephew; Says Palestinians Email Him to Say Also Repulsed by Abductions

Yishai Fraenkel, General Manager of Intel’s Jerusalem R&D Center and a veteran...

‘No Limits’ on Will, Ways and Means to Find Abducted Teens, Defense Minister Vows June 18, 2014 10:32 am

‘No Limits’ on Will, Ways and Means to Find Abducted Teens, Defense Minister Vows

Israel has placed “no limitations” on capabilities and drive to find the trio...

Palestinian Social Media Campaign Celebrating Kidnapping Goes Viral June 18, 2014 10:10 am

Palestinian Social Media Campaign Celebrating Kidnapping Goes Viral

JNS.org – Palestinian activists have formed their own viral social media campaign...

Israeli National Library Gets Sharansky Family Archive June 18, 2014 10:05 am

Israeli National Library Gets Sharansky Family Archive

JNS.org – The family of Jewish Agency Chairman Natan Sharansky, perhaps the most famous...

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  • Featured Sports World Palestinian Soccer League Withdraws Bid to Suspend Israel From FIFA

    Palestinian Soccer League Withdraws Bid to Suspend Israel From FIFA

    The head of Israel’s soccer association called on his Palestinian counterpart to “join forces,” as the Palestinian Football Association withdrew its bid on Friday to have Israel suspended from FIFA. “Let’s leave it to the politicians to do politics,” said Israel Football Association chief Ofer Eini, moments after PFA Chairman Jibril Rajoub announced that his group had withdrawn the proposal. After his remarks, Eini shook hands with the Palestinian soccer chief. Rajoub thanked “those” who convinced him to drop the [...]

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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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