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Vandals Paint Palestinian Flags Over Israeli UNESCO World Heritage Site May 21, 2015 10:13 am

Vandals Paint Palestinian Flags Over Israeli UNESCO World Heritage Site

Vandals defaced a UNESCO archaeological site in southern Israel by painting Palestinian flags...

Israel Releases 15-Year-Old Footage of Lebanon Outpost Demolition (VIDEO) May 21, 2015 10:02 am

Israel Releases 15-Year-Old Footage of Lebanon Outpost Demolition (VIDEO)

JNS.org - A decade and a half after Israel’s withdrawal from southern Lebanon, the Israeli...

6 Arab Teens Charged With Firebombing Jewish Homes May 21, 2015 9:55 am

6 Arab Teens Charged With Firebombing Jewish Homes

JNS.org – Six Arab youths from the A-Tur neighborhood in Jerusalem were charged Thursday...

Moroccan Authorities Detain Israeli Judo Team Ahead of Masters Competition May 20, 2015 6:06 pm

Moroccan Authorities Detain Israeli Judo Team Ahead of Masters Competition

Moroccan authorities detained members of the Israeli national judo team for more than eight...

Israeli Security Experts Seek to Share Knowledge With Kenya as Terror Threats Rise May 20, 2015 4:05 pm

Israeli Security Experts Seek to Share Knowledge With Kenya as Terror Threats Rise

Ten Israeli security professionals visited Kenya this week to promote consultancy services...

Netanyahu to EU Foreign Policy Chief: ‘I Support the Vision of Two States’ May 20, 2015 3:46 pm

Netanyahu to EU Foreign Policy Chief: ‘I Support the Vision of Two States’

JNS.org - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that he is “not for a one-state...

Swiss Court Orders Israel to Pay Iran $1.1 Billion Over Pre-Revolution Oil Deal May 20, 2015 3:32 pm

Swiss Court Orders Israel to Pay Iran $1.1 Billion Over Pre-Revolution Oil Deal

JNS.org – A court in Switzerland has reportedly ruled that Israel must pay Iran $1.1...

Buffett Subsidiary Invests $22.5 Million in Israeli Energy-Saving Company May 20, 2015 3:24 pm

Buffett Subsidiary Invests $22.5 Million in Israeli Energy-Saving Company

IES Holding, a subsidiary of American billionaire Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway...

Israeli Customs Officials Discover ISIS Rings Shipment at Ben-Gurion Airport May 20, 2015 10:27 am

Israeli Customs Officials Discover ISIS Rings Shipment at Ben-Gurion Airport

JNS.org - Customs officials at Israel’s Ben-Gurion International Airport recently confiscated...

Israeli Deputy FM Urges Norway to Put Pressure on Palestinians to Recognize Jewish State May 20, 2015 10:22 am

Israeli Deputy FM Urges Norway to Put Pressure on Palestinians to Recognize Jewish State

JNS.org - Newly appointed Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely (Likud) met with...

Two Israeli Border Guards Wounded in Latest Jerusalem Car-Ramming Attack May 20, 2015 10:19 am

Two Israeli Border Guards Wounded in Latest Jerusalem Car-Ramming Attack

JNS.org - Two Israeli Border Police officers were lightly wounded on Wednesday when an Arab...

Israel Nixes Plan for Separate Bus Lines in Judea and Samaria May 20, 2015 10:12 am

Israel Nixes Plan for Separate Bus Lines in Judea and Samaria

JNS.org – A pilot program launched Wednesday that sought to make separate bus lines...

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  • Featured Sports World Palestinian Soccer League Withdraws Bid to Suspend Israel From FIFA

    Palestinian Soccer League Withdraws Bid to Suspend Israel From FIFA

    The head of Israel’s soccer association called on his Palestinian counterpart to “join forces,” as the Palestinian Football Association withdrew its bid on Friday to have Israel suspended from FIFA. “Let’s leave it to the politicians to do politics,” said Israel Football Association chief Ofer Eini, moments after PFA Chairman Jibril Rajoub announced that his group had withdrawn the proposal. After his remarks, Eini shook hands with the Palestinian soccer chief. Rajoub thanked “those” who convinced him to drop the [...]

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  • Sports US & Canada Israeli-American Group Congratulates Cavaliers’ Blatt on Reaching NBA Finals

    Israeli-American Group Congratulates Cavaliers’ Blatt on Reaching NBA Finals

    JNS.org – An organization whose work focuses on the estimated population of 500,000-800,000 Israeli Americans congratulated David Blatt, the Jewish head coach of the National Basketball Association’s (NBA) Cleveland Cavaliers and a longtime Israel-based coach, for clinching an appearance in the NBA Finals. The Israeli-American Council (IAC), whose stated mission is “to build an active and giving Israeli-American community throughout the United States in order to strengthen the State of Israel, our next generation, and to provide a bridge to [...]

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  • Food US & Canada Bacon Flavor Ben & Jerry’s ‘Not Gonna Happen’ Because it Wouldn’t be Kosher

    Bacon Flavor Ben & Jerry’s ‘Not Gonna Happen’ Because it Wouldn’t be Kosher

    Famed ice cream maker Ben & Jerry’s will not be introducing a Bacon flavored product to its offerings because the company intends to keep its entire line kosher, Marketing Director Alison Gilbert told AOL’s morning show Rise recently. “It’s kind of funny, a lot of people look for bacon in our ice cream, which is probably not gonna happen because all of our ice cream is kosher,” she said, referring to Jewish dietary restrictions that proscribe the consumption of pig [...]

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  • Israel Sports Israeli Judo Team Faces Antisemitic Harassment in Morocco: ‘We Will Murder You’

    Israeli Judo Team Faces Antisemitic Harassment in Morocco: ‘We Will Murder You’

    Israeli athletes at a world Judo championship in Morocco reportedly faced antisemitic slurs during the competition, news site WorldNetDaily reported on Monday. “We will murder you,” and “you’re not wanted here, go home,” were among the vituperative attacks directed at the Israeli Judo Association team, which was in Morocco last week for the World Masters Judo Tournament. According to Haaretz, each Israeli teammate was met with boos and jeers upon entering a fight. Additionally, no Israeli flags were present at [...]

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  • Music US & Canada Lady Gaga Accepts ADL Award: ‘Your Philosophies Are So in Line With Ours’ (VIDEO)

    Lady Gaga Accepts ADL Award: ‘Your Philosophies Are So in Line With Ours’ (VIDEO)

    Pop superstar Lady Gaga on Thursday accepted an award from Jewish human rights group the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) on behalf of her Born This Way Foundation, which strives to combat bullying among young people. “Your philosophies are so in line with ours,” she said of the ADL upon accepting the Making a Difference Award in a videotaped message, which was shown at a ceremony in New York City. “We want to help young people know that their feelings and who they are on [...]

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  • Music Personalities At 80, Singer-Songwriter Leonard Cohen’s Jewish Roots ‘Very Much Intact’

    At 80, Singer-Songwriter Leonard Cohen’s Jewish Roots ‘Very Much Intact’

    JNS.org – Eighty years young, Leonard Cohen fits many descriptions—singer, songwriter, poet, novelist, monk. From his Jewish upbringing in Canada to the present day, Cohen has always explored his spiritual side. This month, the singer-songwriter released the CD (May 12) and iTunes (on May 8 of this year) formats of his latest album, Can’t Forget: A Souvenir of the Grand Tour, which features live recordings from his world tours in 2012 and 2013. Last year, Cohen’s Popular Problems was voted by Rolling Stone [...]

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  • Europe Sports FIFA Head Says Israel Should Not be Booted From World Soccer Association

    FIFA Head Says Israel Should Not be Booted From World Soccer Association

    JNS.org – Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) head Sepp Blatter said during a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that contrary to Palestinian complaints, Israel has not violated any FIFA statutes and should not be suspended from international soccer’s governing body. “We should not come to one federation saying we will exclude them,” said Blatter, the Jerusalem Post reported. “If the national association is fulfilling its obligations then there is no need to intervene,” he said. “I’m on a [...]

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  • Featured Middle East Sports Jewish Rights Group Slams Palestinian Attempts to Suspend Israel From FIFA

    Jewish Rights Group Slams Palestinian Attempts to Suspend Israel From FIFA

    Jewish human rights group the Simon Wiesenthal Center (SWC) said on Tuesday it was “appalled” by a Palestinian Football Association initiative to suspend Israel from FIFA, calling it another “front waged in the context of the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) campaign.” “We are appalled at the temerity of the Palestinan Football Association (PFA) demand that FIFA suspend Israel at your forthcoming Congress in Zurich,” wrote the group’s international relations director, Dr. Shimon Samuels, in a letter to FIFA President Joseph [...]

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