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Netanyahu Rejects Claims That Israeli Government Ignored Hamas Tunnel Threat July 26, 2016 12:36 pm

Netanyahu Rejects Claims That Israeli Government Ignored Hamas Tunnel Threat

JNS.org – “The claim that there was never any discussion about [Hamas terror] tunnels...

Israeli Teens Unearth Remains of 3,700-Year-Old Canaanite Fortress July 26, 2016 12:34 pm

Israeli Teens Unearth Remains of 3,700-Year-Old Canaanite Fortress

JNS.org – A group of teenagers working on an archaeological dig in the village of Ibillin...

Israeli Movie About ‘Underground’ Fighting Wins Best Action Film at Comic-Con 2016 July 25, 2016 2:57 pm

Israeli Movie About ‘Underground’ Fighting Wins Best Action Film at Comic-Con 2016

An Israeli movie about a promising new underground fighter won Best Action Film at the 2016...

Knesset Welcomes Christian Support for Jewish State in Fight Against BDS July 25, 2016 2:18 pm

Knesset Welcomes Christian Support for Jewish State in Fight Against BDS

JNS.org – At an event on Monday coordinated by two parliamentary groups within the...

Israel’s Rhythmic Gymnastics Team Takes Gold in Azerbaijan July 25, 2016 1:18 pm

Israel’s Rhythmic Gymnastics Team Takes Gold in Azerbaijan

JNS.org – Israel’s national rhythmic gymnastics team won several medals, including...

‘Know That I Died a Dreamer’ —  Arab-Israeli Teen ‘Fearful, Yet Undeterred’ by Threats From Fellow Muslims, Palestinians for Outspoken Zionism (INTERVIEW) July 24, 2016 9:41 pm

‘Know That I Died a Dreamer’ — Arab-Israeli Teen ‘Fearful, Yet Undeterred’ by Threats From Fellow Muslims, Palestinians for Outspoken Zionism (INTERVIEW)

A teenage boy from an Arab village in northern Israel told The Algemeiner on Sunday about...

Israel Only Mideast Country to Join UN Battle Against Homophobic Bullying in School July 24, 2016 2:36 pm

Israel Only Mideast Country to Join UN Battle Against Homophobic Bullying in School

Israel is the only Middle Eastern country to join a major United Nations agency in the fight...

Proposed Knesset Bill Seeks One-for-One Prisoner Swaps; No Dead Israelis in Exchange for Live Terrorists July 24, 2016 12:36 pm

Proposed Knesset Bill Seeks One-for-One Prisoner Swaps; No Dead Israelis in Exchange for Live Terrorists

According to a new Israeli bill, prisoner swaps will now involve a one-to-one equation,...

IDF Soldier Says He Shot Subdued Palestinian Terrorist Over Sense of ‘Clear, Present Danger’ July 24, 2016 9:51 am

IDF Soldier Says He Shot Subdued Palestinian Terrorist Over Sense of ‘Clear, Present Danger’

Sgt. Elor Azaria claimed in court on Sunday that he shot dead a wounded terrorist in Hebron...

Israel to Send Its Biggest Team Ever to Compete in 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil July 24, 2016 6:52 am

Israel to Send Its Biggest Team Ever to Compete in 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil

Israel will send its biggest delegation ever to compete this summer in the 2016 Olympic Games,...

Netanyahu Sends Message of Condolences to Germany After Attack at Munich Mall July 23, 2016 10:41 pm

Netanyahu Sends Message of Condolences to Germany After Attack at Munich Mall

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sent a message of condolences to Germany on Saturday, a...

New Museum to Tell Israel’s Story as the ‘Start-Up Nation’ July 23, 2016 1:26 pm

New Museum to Tell Israel’s Story as the ‘Start-Up Nation’

JNS.org – The foundation stone of a new museum dedicated to Israeli innovations was...

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  • Arts and Culture First English-Language Trailer Debuts for Natalie Portman’s Hebrew Film ‘A Tale of Love and Darkness,’ Based on Amos Oz’s Memoir (VIDEO)

    First English-Language Trailer Debuts for Natalie Portman’s Hebrew Film ‘A Tale of Love and Darkness,’ Based on Amos Oz’s Memoir (VIDEO)

    The first English-language trailer for Natalie Portman’s directorial debut — A Tale of Love and Darkness — based on Israeli author Amos Oz’s memoir, was released on Thursday. The movie, originally filmed in Hebrew, tells the story of Oz’s childhood in Jerusalem at the end of the British Mandate and the early years of Israel’s independence. Portman, who was born in Israel and speaks fluent Hebrew, plays the lead role of Fania, the author’s mother. She struggles to raise her son as she deals with inner demons, a […]

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  • Features As Berlin Prices Rise, Israelis Turn East for German Real-Estate Bargains

    As Berlin Prices Rise, Israelis Turn East for German Real-Estate Bargains

    JNS.org – Sonnenallee, a street in Berlin’s Neukölln district, looks like it comes straight out of an Arab city — so much so that it goes by the nickname “Gaza Strip.” Kebab and bakery shops are advertised in Arabic; men sit in men-only coffee shops; and bridal shop windows showcase glittery, not-so-stylish gowns. But take a random turn, and you’ll find a swath of bars, burger joints, and Indian restaurants where hip Berliners announce that they have arrived to urban coolness. […]

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  • Arts and Culture Israeli Actress Gal Gadot Slays in ‘Wonder Woman’ Trailer (VIDEO)

    Israeli Actress Gal Gadot Slays in ‘Wonder Woman’ Trailer (VIDEO)

    Israeli actress Gal Gadot engages in fierce action sequences in the new Wonder Woman trailer, which Warner Bros. premiered during the San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday. The nearly 3-minute trailer, the first to debut for the superhero film, shows scenes of Diana, princess of the Amazons, fighting alongside men in the battle against the world’s toughest enemies. The first shot of the video shows Wonder Woman discovering a man, Steve Trevor (played by actor Chris Pine), washed ashore. The clip then takes viewers to the all-female island where Wonder Woman was born. […]

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  • Arts and Culture A Theatrical Look at Diplomacy and the Oslo Accords (REVIEW)

    A Theatrical Look at Diplomacy and the Oslo Accords (REVIEW)

    Is diplomacy worthwhile, even if the end result isn’t what we hoped for? That is the question, among many others, posed by the new play Oslo, by J.T. Rogers. Making its New York debut at Lincoln Center, the play examines the secret diplomatic process that led to the historic 1993 peace accords. The character of Shimon Peres makes an appearance onstage — and he, along with Yitzhak Rabin and Yasser Arafat, tower over the proceedings. But they mainly do so in absentia. Instead, […]

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  • Spirituality/Tradition Sports Israeli Trailblazer Dean Kremer Brings Jewish Values to Nascent Pro Baseball Career

    Israeli Trailblazer Dean Kremer Brings Jewish Values to Nascent Pro Baseball Career

    JNS.org – Other than being part of the Los Angeles Dodgers organization, Sandy Koufax and Dean Kremer have something else in common: a respect for Jewish tradition. Koufax — who was recently ranked by ESPN as the best left-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball (MLB) history — decided not to pitch Game 1 of the 1965 World Series because the game fell on Yom Kippur. “I would do the same,” Kremer said in an interview. Last month, the 20-year-old Kremer became […]

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  • Arts and Culture Lead Guitarist of British Rock Band Queen Asks Adam Lambert to Sing in Hebrew During Upcoming Israel Concert

    Lead Guitarist of British Rock Band Queen Asks Adam Lambert to Sing in Hebrew During Upcoming Israel Concert

    The famed lead guitarist of British rock band Queen, Brian May, encouraged Jewish singer-songwriter Adam Lambert to perform in Hebrew during their upcoming joint concert in Israel, an entertainment industry advocacy organization reported on Tuesday. During a recent interview with Israeli television personality Assi Azar, May was played a 2005 video of Lambert singing the popular song Shir L’Shalom, (Song for Peace). May was so impressed by Lambert’s singing of the Hebrew track that he told the American singer, “We have to do that. Let’s […]

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  • Sports Kenyan Marathoner to Compete for Israel in Rio Olympics

    Kenyan Marathoner to Compete for Israel in Rio Olympics

    JNS.org – Kenyan-born marathoner Lonah Chemtai is expected to compete for Israel at the Olympics Games in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil next month after gaining a last minute approval. “I am very proud [to represent Israel] and I hope to achieve a new personal best time,” Chemtai told Reuters. Chemtai, who grew up a rural village in western Kenya, first came to Israel in 2009 to care of the children of her country’s ambassador to Israel. The 27-year-old runner recently gained […]

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  • Arts and Culture Jewish Identity Will Laughs Lead to Love on Show About Orthodox Dating?

    Will Laughs Lead to Love on Show About Orthodox Dating?

    To date or not to date? That is not the question for most Modern Orthodox singles in New York. The question is when will they find their future spouses, and when will their families stop nagging them about having babies? Inspired by the success of the Israeli show “Srugim,” Leah Gottfried, 25, decided she would create and star in her own show, “Soon By You.” “Dating is so serious already,” Gottfried said. “We wanted to take a lighter approach and laugh at the […]

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