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Author David Grossman Captures His Son’s Life and Death in Animated Short Film (VIDEO) April 22, 2015 2:32 pm

Author David Grossman Captures His Son’s Life and Death in Animated Short Film (VIDEO)

Israeli Author David Grossman, has made an animated short film with accompanying narration...

At 67th Birthday, Israel’s Population Stands at 8.345 Million April 22, 2015 10:57 am

At 67th Birthday, Israel’s Population Stands at 8.345 Million

JNS.org – Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics published new figures ahead of Yom...

Israel Sentences Iranian Spy to 7 Years in Prison April 22, 2015 10:56 am

Israel Sentences Iranian Spy to 7 Years in Prison

JNS.org – Israel’s Central District Court on Tuesday sentenced Iranian-Belgian national...

Israelis Observe Moment of Silence as Memorial Day Siren Honors Fallen Soldiers and Terror Victims April 22, 2015 10:54 am

Israelis Observe Moment of Silence as Memorial Day Siren Honors Fallen Soldiers and Terror Victims

Ynet – Israel ground to a halt Wednesday morning to honor soldiers killed in the line...

Israel’s Teva Seeks to Acquire Drug Manufacturer Mylan for $40 Billion April 22, 2015 10:54 am

Israel’s Teva Seeks to Acquire Drug Manufacturer Mylan for $40 Billion

JNS.org - The Israeli pharmaceutical giant Teva has made a $40 billion offer for the drug...

In First Memorial Day Since Protective Edge, Israel Remembers Most Recent Fallen Soldier Heroes April 21, 2015 9:48 pm

In First Memorial Day Since Protective Edge, Israel Remembers Most Recent Fallen Soldier Heroes

Israel has begun the observance of its annual Memorial Day commemoration for its fallen soldiers,...

Israeli Border Police Free Four Tortured Puppies Near Shuafat (PHOTOS) April 21, 2015 6:04 pm

Israeli Border Police Free Four Tortured Puppies Near Shuafat (PHOTOS)

During a routine patrol to identify illegal migrants on Monday, something out of the ordinary...

Israel Remembers Fallen Soldiers and Terror Victims on Yom Hazikaron April 21, 2015 4:17 pm

Israel Remembers Fallen Soldiers and Terror Victims on Yom Hazikaron

JNS.org - Israel marked its annual memorial day for fallen soldiers and victims of terrorist...

Poll: Israel is One of the World’s Least Religious Countries April 21, 2015 1:20 pm

Poll: Israel is One of the World’s Least Religious Countries

Perhaps it’s the Jewish state, but the state of Judaism in Israel might raise a few...

Israeli Leaders Netanyahu and Rivlin Refuse Meetings With Jimmy Carter April 21, 2015 12:41 pm

Israeli Leaders Netanyahu and Rivlin Refuse Meetings With Jimmy Carter

JNS.org – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Reuven Rivlin declined...

Terrorist Confesses to Deliberately Targeting Jews in Jerusalem Car Ramming Attack April 21, 2015 9:46 am

Terrorist Confesses to Deliberately Targeting Jews in Jerusalem Car Ramming Attack

JNS.org – “I wanted to murder Jews,” 37-year-old Arab man Khaled Koutineh, who...

On Israel’s Memorial Day, One Man’s Quest to Channel the Trauma of Terror Victims Into Something Positive April 20, 2015 5:36 pm

On Israel’s Memorial Day, One Man’s Quest to Channel the Trauma of Terror Victims Into Something Positive

In 2002, Jacob Kimchy’s father died in a Hamas suicide bombing in his hometown of Rishon...

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  • Blogs Sports Gold on the Galilee: Israeli Kayaker Comes of Age, Eyes Olympics (VIDEO)

    Gold on the Galilee: Israeli Kayaker Comes of Age, Eyes Olympics (VIDEO)

    JNS.org – Three years ago, kayaking coach Roei Lev found aspiring Olympian Ilya Podpolnyy crying on the steps of the Jordan Valley Sprint Kayak Club overlooking the Kinneret (Sea of Galilee). Podpolnyy, then 17 years old, had just been disqualified from the Israeli kayaking championship. He couldn’t survive the heats. He didn’t make the start line. He was devastated—and he had no one with whom to share his hopes, his dreams, and his disappointment. His divorced parents still live in [...]

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  • Arts and Culture US & Canada Lena Dunham Responds to Charges of Antisemitism: It was Just a Jew Joke

    Lena Dunham Responds to Charges of Antisemitism: It was Just a Jew Joke

    “Girls” creator Lena Dunham responded on Tuesday to charges of antisemitism over an article she had penned for the New Yorker, saying it was all in good humor. Speaking to Variety, Dunham reflected on her “tight-knit Jewish family, where Jew jokes were part of the essential fiber of our communication.” The article Dunham referred to was called “Dog or Jewish Boyfriend? A Quiz,” with options such as “He doesn’t Tip” and “He’s Crazy for Cream Cheese.” Among Dunham’s critics, Anti-Defamation [...]

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  • Sports US & Canada Former NBA Star Tweets Article About Jewish Conspiracy to Control Global Media

    Former NBA Star Tweets Article About Jewish Conspiracy to Control Global Media

    Retired NBA player Keyon Dooling tweeted a link on Wednesday to a wildly antisemitic article that accuses Jews of seizing control of the world’s media and using it to promote their own interests. The article, published by an obscure blog in April 2013, highlights six companies it claims are owned by Jews — such as Time Warner, Inc. and the Walt Disney Company – that allegedly “control 96 percent of the world’s media.”  The post includes allegations of “Jewish control” and says [...]

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  • Sports US & Canada Rosh Hashanah Won’t Keep the Giants’ Geoff Schwartz From Season Opener

    Rosh Hashanah Won’t Keep the Giants’ Geoff Schwartz From Season Opener

    New York Giants offensive guard Geoff Schwartz responded to an outcry from Jewish fans on Tuesday, saying he will go ahead and play in the season opener despite the fact that it falls on the first night of Rosh Hashanah. “Keep getting tweets about that being the first night of Rosh Hashanah… Don’t know what I’m supposed to tell you. It’s a tough break,” the Jewish athlete wrote, referring to the Giants’ on-the-road game against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, Sept. [...]

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  • Jewish Identity Sports Jewish Coach David Blatt Has NBA’s Cavaliers Surging at Playoff Time

    Jewish Coach David Blatt Has NBA’s Cavaliers Surging at Playoff Time

    JNS.org – When David Blatt was hired as head coach of the National Basketball Association’s Cleveland Cavaliers last June, he was not often recognized when he walked the streets of downtown Cleveland. What a difference a year makes. Now, Blatt can go few places without being recognized. For good reason. The Jewish coach has the Cavaliers in the mix to win the city of Cleveland’s first championship in a major sport since the Browns won the National Football League title in [...]

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  • Europe Sports Croatian Soccer Star’s Hebrew Tattoo Causes a Stir Online

    Croatian Soccer Star’s Hebrew Tattoo Causes a Stir Online

    A Hebrew tattoo sported by Croatian soccer star Mario Mandzukic became an internet sensation in Israel after it was exposed on Tuesday during a Champions League match between Ateltico Madrid and Real Madrid A first glance, the tattoo, on the athlete’s back, might leave one with the impression that it was an unfortunate artistic mistake, since the Hebrew letters do not make sense as they are written. However, a closer look at the tattoo shows that it was actually written [...]

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  • Blogs Theater Why an Algemeiner Editor Wrote a Play About a Mass Shooter

    Why an Algemeiner Editor Wrote a Play About a Mass Shooter

    For the past two years, I have served as Opinion Editor at The Algemeiner. I’m perhaps most proud of the paper’s commitment to publishing diverse and opposing viewpoints on the controversial issues of the day. We pride ourselves on voicing different opinions because we know that most issues are not black and white, and because our community is better served by a public debate. In my life outside of the paper, I am a professional actor and playwright. And similarly, [...]

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  • Book Reviews Commentary In ‘America in Retreat,’ a Real-Life Risk Board

    In ‘America in Retreat,’ a Real-Life Risk Board

    JNS.org – “Risk: The Game of Strategic Conquest,” the classic Parker Brothers board game, requires imperial ambitions. Players imagine empires and are pitted against each other, vying for world domination. Amid this fictional world war, beginners learn fast that no matter the superiority of their army, every advance is a gamble determined by a roll of the dice. After a defeat, a player must retreat. Weighted reinforcement cards provide the only opportunity to reverse a player’s fortunes and resume the [...]

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