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Israel Advances Planning for 1,000 New Homes in Jerusalem October 27, 2014 10:04 am

Israel Advances Planning for 1,000 New Homes in Jerusalem

JNS.org – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued a directive on Monday to...

Hundreds Attend Funeral of Ecuadorian Woman Killed in Jerusalem Terrorist Attack October 27, 2014 10:02 am

Hundreds Attend Funeral of Ecuadorian Woman Killed in Jerusalem Terrorist Attack

Jerusalem Post – The woman who died of her wounds sustained during last week’s terrorist...

Jerusalem Car-Ramming Terror Attack Claims Second Death October 26, 2014 1:37 pm

Jerusalem Car-Ramming Terror Attack Claims Second Death

JNS.org- Ecuadorian woman Karen Mosquera, 22, became the second victim to die from last week’s...

Arab Violence Prompts Tel Aviv Schools to Cancel Trips to Jerusalem October 26, 2014 11:45 am

Arab Violence Prompts Tel Aviv Schools to Cancel Trips to Jerusalem

JNS.org - Amid the recent spate of Arab violence in Jerusalem, the Tel Aviv municipality...

Israeli Minister Promises to Seal Home of Terrorist Who Attacked Light Rail October 26, 2014 11:40 am

Israeli Minister Promises to Seal Home of Terrorist Who Attacked Light Rail

JNS.org - Israeli Public Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch on Friday visited the bereaved...

Israeli Genealogy Website MyHeritage to Partner With DNA Firm 23andMe October 26, 2014 11:37 am

Israeli Genealogy Website MyHeritage to Partner With DNA Firm 23andMe

JNS.org - The Israeli start-up MyHeritage, one of the world’s largest genealogy research...

Netanyahu Says Islamic Extremists Responsible for Jerusalem Violence October 26, 2014 11:31 am

Netanyahu Says Islamic Extremists Responsible for Jerusalem Violence

Jerusalem Post – Islamic extremists are trying to ignite the capital, Prime Minister...

Israel’s Ya’alon Says After Gaza War, Withdrawal From Judea, Samaria is ‘Irrational’ October 25, 2014 8:53 pm

Israel’s Ya’alon Says After Gaza War, Withdrawal From Judea, Samaria is ‘Irrational’

Washington Post – Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon, known as a hawk, heightened...

Israeli Minister Lapid Claims ‘Crisis’ in U.S.-Israel Relations October 25, 2014 8:40 pm

Israeli Minister Lapid Claims ‘Crisis’ in U.S.-Israel Relations

Bloomberg – Israeli Finance Minister Yair Lapid told a gathering in Tel Aviv today that...

Arab Riots Resume in Jerusalem; Firebombs, Rocks Thrown October 25, 2014 8:25 pm

Arab Riots Resume in Jerusalem; Firebombs, Rocks Thrown

Ynet – Riots broke out on Saturday evening in several locations throughout Jerusalem,...

725,000 Israelis Define Themselves as Poor, Poverty Group Laments ‘Very Stark Increase’ October 24, 2014 2:41 pm

725,000 Israelis Define Themselves as Poor, Poverty Group Laments ‘Very Stark Increase’

About 725,000 Israelis – among them 29 percent of Israeli Arabs and 12 percent of Jews...

Poll: 85% of Israelis Want Arab MK Zoabi Removed From Knesset October 24, 2014 11:41 am

Poll: 85% of Israelis Want Arab MK Zoabi Removed From Knesset

JNS.org – The vast majority of Jewish Israelis would like to see Balad MK Hanin Zoabi...

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  • Arts and Culture US & Canada ‘Death of Klinghoffer’ Actress Compares Met Opera to ‘Schindler’s List’

    ‘Death of Klinghoffer’ Actress Compares Met Opera to ‘Schindler’s List’

    An actress starring in the controversial Met Opera The Death of Klinghoffer defended the show on Tuesday by comparing it to the 1993 Holocaust film Schindler’s List, New York Post reported. “To me, this was like [the movie] Schindler’s List. We make art so people won’t forget,’’ said the actress, who plays a captured passenger in the show and asked not to be identified. The Met Opera focuses on the infamous murder of Lower East Side Jewish resident Leon Klinghoffer, 69. The wheelchair-bound father of [...]

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  • Analysis Arts and Culture Beyond ‘Klinghoffer’: Opera’s Composer, Librettist Have Broader Jewish Problem

    Beyond ‘Klinghoffer’: Opera’s Composer, Librettist Have Broader Jewish Problem

    JNS.org – One of the most controversial operas in recent memory, “The Death of Klinghoffer,” debuted Oct. 20 at New York’s Metropolitan Opera. The Met has scheduled seven more performances through November. The first staging did not occur without protest, as about 400 demonstrators—including Jewish communal and nationally recognized leaders—came to Lincoln Center to denounce the anti-Jewish and anti-Israel opera. “Klinghoffer,” the creation of composer John Adams and librettist Alice Goodman, premiered in 1991—with few additional stagings. The opera is based [...]

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  • Arts and Culture US & Canada Israeli Actress Gal Gadot in Talks to Star in Ben-Hur Remake

    Israeli Actress Gal Gadot in Talks to Star in Ben-Hur Remake

    Israeli actress Gal Gadot is in negotiations to take on the female lead role in the remake of the 1959 classic Ben-Hur, according to The Hollywood Reporter. If the deal is finalized Gadot will play Esther, a slave and Ben-Hur’s love interest. Actor Jack Huston will star as the Jewish prince who is betrayed into slavery by his childhood friend Messala, played by Toby Kebbell. Ben-Hur fights for his freedom and vengeance with the help of Morgan Freeman’s character, who trains Ben-Hur how to win at chariot-racing. [...]

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  • Jewish Identity Sports Young Israelis Try to Crowd-Fund Their Way to Major League Baseball Playoffs

    Young Israelis Try to Crowd-Fund Their Way to Major League Baseball Playoffs

    JNS.org – Baseball, hot dogs, and apple pie are the American dream. So why do two young men who have built their lives in Israel have a GoFundMe crowd-funding webpage with the urgent message that they need $3,000 to travel to the U.S. to watch the Kansas City Royals and Baltimore Orioles square off for Major League Baseball’s (MLB) American League championship? Brothers Naftali and Yoni Schwartz, 27 and 25, respectively, are Kansas City natives. Even though they made aliyah with their [...]

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  • Blogs Sports Race Cars Speed Through Jerusalem in Amazing Exhibition

    Race Cars Speed Through Jerusalem in Amazing Exhibition

    Some 3,000 years ago, King David probably never imagined cars racing at 240 kilometers per hour (150 miles per hour) through the ancient capital of the Jewish people. But on Monday and Tuesday, October 6-7, thousands of Israelis lined the streets to watch Porsche, Audi, and Ferrari race cars fly through the capital against the backdrop of the Tower of David, the Old City Walls, and other city landmarks. The second annual non-competitive Jerusalem Formula One Road Show had been [...]

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  • Israel Sports NBA Superstar LeBron James Says He Wants to Visit Israel

    NBA Superstar LeBron James Says He Wants to Visit Israel

    Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James expressed interest in visiting Israel someday, local news site Cleveland.com reported on Sunday. Speaking to Israeli reporters before the Cleveland Cavaliers’ preseason debut against Maccabi Tel Aviv, the NBA star said he had never visited the Jewish state but “I want to look forward to going there if I get an opportunity to.” When asked by an Israeli reporter if there was “any chance that LeBron James and Cleveland comes to Tel Aviv,” the athlete said [...]

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  • Sports US & Canada Florida Rabbi Dominates Former Basketball Star Congressman in Hoops Showdown (VIDEO)

    Florida Rabbi Dominates Former Basketball Star Congressman in Hoops Showdown (VIDEO)

    A Florida-based Chabad rabbi put former basketball star, U.S. Congressman Curt Clawson to shame on the court when the two faced off one-on-one recently. A YouTube video, posted online on Tuesday, shows Rabbi Fishel Zaklos of Chabad of Naples shooting hoops with the Florida politician, who played basketball in high school and at Purdue University in Indiana. The game took place in the parking lot of the Chabad Jewish center run by Zaklos. During the 1-minute clip, Zaklos scores two impressive [...]

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  • Sports US & Canada David Blatt’s Cleveland Cavaliers Rout Maccabi Tel Aviv, 107-80

    David Blatt’s Cleveland Cavaliers Rout Maccabi Tel Aviv, 107-80

    JNS.org – Less than five months after leading Maccabi Tel Aviv to its sixth European basketball title, David Blatt, now the head coach of the NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers, routed his former team in an exhibition game on Sunday, with the Cavaliers dominating Maccabi 107-80 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. The 20,562 fans in attendance witnessed Lebron James’s first appearance in a Cavaliers uniform since he left the club in free agency for the Miami Heat four years ago. [...]

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