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Israeli Defense Minister: We Won’t Allow Hamas to Arm Itself August 26, 2016 4:22 am

Israeli Defense Minister: We Won’t Allow Hamas to Arm Itself

JNS.org – A day after the Israel Defense Forces bombed a number of Hamas targets...

Shots Fired at IDF Patrol Boat Off Gaza Coast August 25, 2016 2:27 pm

Shots Fired at IDF Patrol Boat Off Gaza Coast

JNS.org – Shots were fired from the Gaza coast at an Israeli Navy patrol boat on Thursday...

Reuters Draws Fire for Misleading Headline on West Bank Terrorist Attack August 25, 2016 1:55 pm

Reuters Draws Fire for Misleading Headline on West Bank Terrorist Attack

The Reuters news agency came under fire on Wednesday from an American media watchdog for...

Netanyahu on 87th Anniversary of Hebron Massacre: Gone Are Days of Jewish Defenselessness in Face of Arab Terrorism August 25, 2016 11:47 am

Netanyahu on 87th Anniversary of Hebron Massacre: Gone Are Days of Jewish Defenselessness in Face of Arab Terrorism

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made a defiant statement to mark the somber anniversary...

Report: Trump Campaign to Open Office in West Bank to Court Absentee Voters August 25, 2016 11:41 am

Report: Trump Campaign to Open Office in West Bank to Court Absentee Voters

The Israeli branch of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s campaign plans to...

IDF Soldiers Cleared of Alleged Crimes During 2014 Gaza War August 25, 2016 10:03 am

IDF Soldiers Cleared of Alleged Crimes During 2014 Gaza War

JNS.org – Israel Defense Forces soldiers have been cleared of alleged criminal misconduct...

Israel Launches First Ever TV Tourism Campaign in India August 24, 2016 1:12 pm

Israel Launches First Ever TV Tourism Campaign in India

JNS.org – Israel’s Ministry of Tourism launched its first ever television advertising...

More Illegal Palestinian Arms Seized in West Bank Raid August 24, 2016 1:04 pm

More Illegal Palestinian Arms Seized in West Bank Raid

JNS.org – A trove of illegal weapons and munitions was discovered Tuesday night during...

IDF Soldier Lightly Injured in Palestinian Stabbing Attack Near Nablus August 24, 2016 9:32 am

IDF Soldier Lightly Injured in Palestinian Stabbing Attack Near Nablus

JNS.org – An Israeli soldier was lightly hurt in a stabbing attack by a Palestinian...

Netanyahu’s Summer Reading List Includes Hebrew Bible, ‘Industries of the Future’ August 23, 2016 1:45 pm

Netanyahu’s Summer Reading List Includes Hebrew Bible, ‘Industries of the Future’

The Hebrew Bible and Alec Ross’ Industries of the Future are among the books that Israeli...

3,500-Year-Old Artifacts Found at Sea in Hadera Given to Israel Antiquities Authority August 23, 2016 1:00 pm

3,500-Year-Old Artifacts Found at Sea in Hadera Given to Israel Antiquities Authority

JNS.org – Ancient metal artifacts were recently given to the Israel Antiquities Authority...

Israeli Olympian Judoka Yarden Gerbi Auctioning Rio Name Tag to Raise Money for Pediatric Cancer Patients August 23, 2016 12:07 pm

Israeli Olympian Judoka Yarden Gerbi Auctioning Rio Name Tag to Raise Money for Pediatric Cancer Patients

An Israeli athlete who brought home a bronze medal from the Olympics in Rio last week announced...

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  • Arts and Culture Huffington Post Accused of ‘Jew-Hatred’ After Tweeting ‘Offensive’ Joke About Comedian at Video Music Awards

    Huffington Post Accused of ‘Jew-Hatred’ After Tweeting ‘Offensive’ Joke About Comedian at Video Music Awards

    The Huffington Post is facing backlash after joking about a Jewish comedian’s  appearance at the Video Music Awards (VMAs) on Sunday night. Josh “The Fat Jew” Ostrovsky took part in Nick Jonas’ performance of his song “Bacon,” staged in a New York diner — in a cameo role as a waiter throwing a handful of bacon in the air. Commenting on the show, the Huffington Post tweeted, “not thrilled at the fat jew [he] wasted all that perfectly good bacon!!!!!!” The message angered many Twitter users, who thought the joke […]

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  • Sports Israeli Fans Mob, Dance With Basketball Player Amar’e Stoudemire at First Jerusalem Team Practice (VIDEO)

    Israeli Fans Mob, Dance With Basketball Player Amar’e Stoudemire at First Jerusalem Team Practice (VIDEO)

    Israeli basketball fans mobbed Hapoel Jerusalem’s newest player, American pro Amar’e Stoudemire, dancing around with him during a practice open to the public. On Friday, the team posted a video on Twitter of the happy romp with fans jumping around Stoudemire, while chanting in Hebrew. Unfamiliar with the lyrics, Stoudemire pumps his fist in the air. The basketball player, who has Jewish roots on his mother’s side, also waved a flag emblazoned with Hapoel Jerusalem’s logo. The former New York Knicks forward retired from the NBA earlier […]

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  • Arts and Culture Playboy Columnist Calls Israel’s ‘Burning Man’ Festival ‘Ultimate Revenge on Hitler’

    Playboy Columnist Calls Israel’s ‘Burning Man’ Festival ‘Ultimate Revenge on Hitler’

    The Israeli version of the famed American Burning Man music festival is the “ultimate revenge on Hitler,” according to a column in Playboy magazine on Thursday. In his column, Jeff Weiss also took note of the fact that Midburn — a five-day bacchanal in the Negev Desert, self-described as an event celebrating “a communal life style, creativity, art and radical self-expression” — began on June 8, the day of the Sarona Market terrorist attack in Tel Aviv, which left four people dead. Weiss asked rhetorically, “What could needle the mustached […]

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  • Arts and Culture Author of New Book on Connection Between Jews, Punk Rock Describes Bands Flinging Gefilte Fish, Bagels at Audience (INTERVIEW)

    Author of New Book on Connection Between Jews, Punk Rock Describes Bands Flinging Gefilte Fish, Bagels at Audience (INTERVIEW)

    Some punk rockers integrate their Jewish identity into their music through food, the author of a new book on the topic told The Algemeiner on Wednesday. Michael Croland, author of Oy Oy Oy Gevalt! Jews and Punk, described the way different musicians express this connection. “One band is known for throwing gefilte fish in the mosh pit, and people at its concert slide around on it while dancing,” he recounted. “Another used to drink Manischewitz [sweet kosher] wine out of a shofar [the ram […]

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  • Sports Scottish Soccer Club Manager Hails ‘Fantastic’ Jewish-State Visit After Victory Over Israeli Team (VIDEO)

    Scottish Soccer Club Manager Hails ‘Fantastic’ Jewish-State Visit After Victory Over Israeli Team (VIDEO)

    The manager of Scotland’s Celtic soccer club lauded Israel, after his team won a match against the Jewish state’s Hapoel Be’er Sheva on Tuesday night. Brendan Rodgers said at a post-match press conference: On behalf of the players, the people of Celtic and Scotland, Israel’s been fantastic for us. We came out here on Sunday, [and from] the hotel, the staff, we’ve been very, very warmly received. The atmosphere at the game was amazing and, obviously, one team has to lose, but you have a wonderful team here, […]

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  • Arts and Culture Second Jaffa Jazz Festival to Reunite International, Israeli Musicians

    Second Jaffa Jazz Festival to Reunite International, Israeli Musicians

    For the second time, Israel will host the Jaffa Jazz Festival, according to Broadwayworld.com. The festival will unite 43 Israeli musicians and eight international artists for a three-day event. The program will include a special performance by an ensemble of top jazz students studying at Belgium’s Royal Conservatoire of Antwerp, the Belgrade Music Academy in Serbia, Israel’s Rimon School of Music and the jazz program of the Israel Conservatory of Music in Tel Aviv. There will also be a jazz show for children led by Israeli saxophonist […]

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  • Sports Israel’s First NASCAR Driver Revved Up to Win

    Israel’s First NASCAR Driver Revved Up to Win

    JNS.org – As a young boy growing up in Ashdod, Israel, Alon Day got his first go-kart at age 9. By 15, he was racing them. Less than a decade later, Day has become the first Israeli professional race car driver on the NASCAR circuit. He made history by competing in NASCAR’s Xfinity Series race at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on August 13. “Driving a race car is not like any other sport,” Day told JNS.org. “You are actually almost flying […]

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  • Arts and Culture Writer of Popular Kids Series to Premiere Autobiographical Solo Show ‘Not That Jewish’

    Writer of Popular Kids Series to Premiere Autobiographical Solo Show ‘Not That Jewish’

    The writer of a popular children’s television series will premiere an off-Broadway solo show called “Not That Jewish,” according to The Hollywood Reporter. Written and performed by Monica Piper — the Emmy Award-winning showrunner of Nickelodeon’s “Rugrats” — the show is described as “the autobiographical telling of a Jew…’ish’ girl’s life.” “Not That Jewish” explores Piper’s Bronx upbringing in a show-business family, her comedy-club debut and her “almost” night with former Yankees legend Mickey Mantle. “Audiences can expect to leave laughed-out, a little teary-eyed and […]

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