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Israeli Arab Arrested for Attending Islamic State Training Camp November 24, 2014 3:18 pm

Israeli Arab Arrested for Attending Islamic State Training Camp

JNS.org – Hamza Sami Sari Magamsa, an Israeli Arab in his 20s who allegedly trained...

Temple Mount Activist Yehuda Glick Released From Hospital November 24, 2014 3:18 pm

Temple Mount Activist Yehuda Glick Released From Hospital

JNS.org – Activist Yehuda Glick, a promoter of Jewish access to the Temple Mount who...

Two Jewish Students Stabbed in Jerusalem’s Old City, One Seriously Wounded (VIDEO) November 24, 2014 1:05 pm

Two Jewish Students Stabbed in Jerusalem’s Old City, One Seriously Wounded (VIDEO)

Two Jewish yeshiva students were stabbed near the Jaffa Gate of Jerusalem’s Old City...

Vote on ‘Jewish State’ Bill Delayed Amid Opposition From Israeli Ministers November 24, 2014 11:39 am

Vote on ‘Jewish State’ Bill Delayed Amid Opposition From Israeli Ministers

Times of Israel – Coalition leaders decided on Monday to delay the vote on the controversial...

EXCLUSIVE: Israel Mayor to French Boycotters: ‘Voila! You’ve Boosted Our Relations With Paris’ (INTERVIEW) November 23, 2014 5:50 pm

EXCLUSIVE: Israel Mayor to French Boycotters: ‘Voila! You’ve Boosted Our Relations With Paris’ (INTERVIEW)

In an Israel boycotter’s nightmare, the mayor of the ancient northern Galilee city...

Netanyahu Reiterates: No Iran Nuke Deal Better Than Bad Deal November 23, 2014 11:50 am

Netanyahu Reiterates: No Iran Nuke Deal Better Than Bad Deal

Washington Post – With a deadline zooming down on them, negotiators made an eleventh-hour...

Israeli Cabinet Approves Bill to Define Country as Nation State of Jewish People November 23, 2014 11:29 am

Israeli Cabinet Approves Bill to Define Country as Nation State of Jewish People

JNS.org – The Israeli cabinet on Sunday voted in favor of “Basic Law: Israel as the...

Report: Israel Revisiting Military Option Against Iran Nuclear Program November 22, 2014 7:35 pm

Report: Israel Revisiting Military Option Against Iran Nuclear Program

JPost – Historic negotiations with Iran will reach an inflection point on Monday, as...

Netanyahu Describes Controversial Nationality Law as ‘Essential’ November 22, 2014 7:28 pm

Netanyahu Describes Controversial Nationality Law as ‘Essential’

Ynet – The public storm brewing in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s coalition...

Orthodox Jewish Students Attacked by Arabs in Jerusalem November 21, 2014 7:00 pm

Orthodox Jewish Students Attacked by Arabs in Jerusalem

JNS.org - Palestinian rioters took to the street in Hebron and other West Bank cities on Friday...

Israeli Priest Gabriel Nadaf Confident of Greater Christian Recruitment Into IDF (INTERVIEW) November 21, 2014 2:59 pm

Israeli Priest Gabriel Nadaf Confident of Greater Christian Recruitment Into IDF (INTERVIEW)

“I will make a prediction,” Father Gabriel Nadaf told me with a smile. “Next...

As Palestinians Praise Synagogue Atrocity, Mahmoud Abbas Walks Back His ‘Condemnation’ November 21, 2014 2:32 pm

As Palestinians Praise Synagogue Atrocity, Mahmoud Abbas Walks Back His ‘Condemnation’

Hours after this week’s terrorist atrocity at a synagogue in Jerusalem, in which four...

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  • Book Reviews Personalities Biography Sheds New Light on David Ben-Gurion’s Place in Jewish History

    Biography Sheds New Light on David Ben-Gurion’s Place in Jewish History

    JNS.org – There is one sentence in “Ben-Gurion: Father of Modern Israel” that made me sit up in surprise. I thought that I knew the basic facts about how Israel came into being, but while describing what it was like in the days and hours before the state was declared, author Anita Shapira provides one important anecdote I was not aware of. On the 12th of May, the Zionist Executive met to decide what to do. Moshe Sharrett had just returned [...]

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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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