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Netanyahu Granted Extension to Build Coalition Government April 20, 2015 9:59 am

Netanyahu Granted Extension to Build Coalition Government

JNS.org – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu received a two-week extension from President...

Israeli Economy Saw Massive 7 Percent Growth in Fourth Quarter of 2014 April 19, 2015 7:26 pm

Israeli Economy Saw Massive 7 Percent Growth in Fourth Quarter of 2014

JNS.org – The Israeli economy grew 7 percent in the last quarter of 2014, its highest...

Netanyahu: As Iranian Missiles Get Bigger, ‘Death to Israel’ Threat Stays the Same April 19, 2015 11:36 am

Netanyahu: As Iranian Missiles Get Bigger, ‘Death to Israel’ Threat Stays the Same

JNS.org – Commenting on Iran’s exhibition of its weapons during a military parade...

Netanyahu to Request 14-Day Extension to Form Coalition Government April 19, 2015 11:28 am

Netanyahu to Request 14-Day Extension to Form Coalition Government

Times of Israel – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet with President Reuven...

Actress Moran Atias to Represent Israel at World Expo in Italy April 17, 2015 10:24 am

Actress Moran Atias to Represent Israel at World Expo in Italy

JNS.org – Israeli actress, model, and television hostess Moran Atias was selected...

Israeli Foreign Minister Compares Labeling of West Bank Products to Nazi’s Yellow Star April 17, 2015 10:24 am

Israeli Foreign Minister Compares Labeling of West Bank Products to Nazi’s Yellow Star

Ynet – Israeli officials fired back at the call by 16 European foreign minister to mark...

Report: Israeli Participants in Fellowship Program Boycotted at German Parliament April 17, 2015 10:19 am

Report: Israeli Participants in Fellowship Program Boycotted at German Parliament

Times of Israel – Israelis participating in an international fellowship program hosted...

Recently Declassified Documents Reveal Israeli Efforts to Hide Nuclear Program April 17, 2015 9:53 am

Recently Declassified Documents Reveal Israeli Efforts to Hide Nuclear Program

Politico – For decades, the world has known that the massive Israeli facility near Dimona,...

Thousands Attend Funeral of Israeli Killed on Holocaust Remembrance Day April 16, 2015 9:27 pm

Thousands Attend Funeral of Israeli Killed on Holocaust Remembrance Day

Thousands paid their respects on Thursday to Shalom Yochai Sherki, who succumbed to grave...

Elderly Holocaust Survivor in Tel Aviv Found Living in Squalid Conditions April 16, 2015 8:37 pm

Elderly Holocaust Survivor in Tel Aviv Found Living in Squalid Conditions

An elderly 82 year old Holocaust survivor was found by an army officer living in horrible...

Hamas Leader Calls for More Kidnappings of Israelis April 16, 2015 4:32 pm

Hamas Leader Calls for More Kidnappings of Israelis

JNS.org – A Hamas terrorist leader called for more kidnappings of Israelis in order...

Ehud Barak Urges Netanyahu to Take ‘Daring Actions’ Against Iran April 16, 2015 2:27 pm

Ehud Barak Urges Netanyahu to Take ‘Daring Actions’ Against Iran

Jerusalem Post – In a column written for Time magazine’s annual 100 most influential...

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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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