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Rocket Fired From Gaza Strikes Southern Israel, No Casualties Reported August 21, 2016 10:59 am

Rocket Fired From Gaza Strikes Southern Israel, No Casualties Reported

Palestinian terrorists in the Gaza Strip launched a rocket into Israel on Sunday afternoon,...

Uber Buys Israeli Autonomous Driving Startup for $680 Million August 19, 2016 5:58 pm

Uber Buys Israeli Autonomous Driving Startup for $680 Million

JNS.org – The ride-sharing service Uber is purchasing the Israeli startup Otto Motors,...

Cousins Meet for First Time on Immigration Flight to Israel August 19, 2016 6:26 am

Cousins Meet for First Time on Immigration Flight to Israel

A pair of cousins met for the first time on Tuesday — on an aliyah flight to Israel....

IDF Unveils Missile-Warning System for Private Homes in Israel August 19, 2016 5:59 am

IDF Unveils Missile-Warning System for Private Homes in Israel

Israel’s Homefront Command is unveiling a new type of private home system warning of incoming...

Israel, US Air Force Chiefs Meet, Discuss Collaboration August 18, 2016 12:53 pm

Israel, US Air Force Chiefs Meet, Discuss Collaboration

JNS.org – US Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein concluded his first official...

New Israeli Immigrant Discovers Native-American Roots August 18, 2016 12:47 pm

New Israeli Immigrant Discovers Native-American Roots

JNS.org – A Texas native, who immigrated to Israel to serve in the Israel Defense Forces...

Israel Imports 20 Police Service Dogs From Czech Republic August 18, 2016 12:37 pm

Israel Imports 20 Police Service Dogs From Czech Republic

JNS.org – Israel received 20 police service dogs from the Czech Republic that will...

New ‘Carrot-and-Stick’ Policy to Thwart Terrorism Unveiled by Israeli Defense Minister August 18, 2016 10:26 am

New ‘Carrot-and-Stick’ Policy to Thwart Terrorism Unveiled by Israeli Defense Minister

JNS.org – A new Israeli security policy to thwart terrorism was unveiled by Israel’s...

New Israeli Road-Safety App Allows Drivers to Snitch on Traffic-Law Violaters August 18, 2016 5:27 am

New Israeli Road-Safety App Allows Drivers to Snitch on Traffic-Law Violaters

A new Israeli app enabling drivers to photograph traffic violations is being launched by...

Netanyahu Likens Judo to Israel, Combining Brains, Brawn, Heart (VIDEO) August 17, 2016 3:44 pm

Netanyahu Likens Judo to Israel, Combining Brains, Brawn, Heart (VIDEO)

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu greeted the country’s returning Olympic judokas...

300 Israeli Elementary Schools to Introduce Robotics Program August 17, 2016 12:53 pm

300 Israeli Elementary Schools to Introduce Robotics Program

JNS.org – Some 300 elementary schools in Israel will be adding robotics to their curricula...

IDF Chief: More Than 50,000 Palestinians Cross Illegally Into Israel Every Day August 17, 2016 10:19 am

IDF Chief: More Than 50,000 Palestinians Cross Illegally Into Israel Every Day

JNS.org – The chief of staff of the IDF said that tens of thousands of Palestinians...

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  • Arts and Culture Huffington Post Accused of ‘Jew-Hatred’ After Tweeting ‘Offensive’ Joke About Comedian at Video Music Awards

    Huffington Post Accused of ‘Jew-Hatred’ After Tweeting ‘Offensive’ Joke About Comedian at Video Music Awards

    The Huffington Post is facing backlash after joking about a Jewish comedian’s  appearance at the Video Music Awards (VMAs) on Sunday night. Josh “The Fat Jew” Ostrovsky took part in Nick Jonas’ performance of his song “Bacon,” staged in a New York diner — in a cameo role as a waiter throwing a handful of bacon in the air. Commenting on the show, the Huffington Post tweeted, “not thrilled at the fat jew [he] wasted all that perfectly good bacon!!!!!!” The message angered many Twitter users, who thought the joke […]

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  • Sports Israeli Fans Mob, Dance With Basketball Player Amar’e Stoudemire at First Jerusalem Team Practice (VIDEO)

    Israeli Fans Mob, Dance With Basketball Player Amar’e Stoudemire at First Jerusalem Team Practice (VIDEO)

    Israeli basketball fans mobbed Hapoel Jerusalem’s newest player, American pro Amar’e Stoudemire, dancing around with him during a practice open to the public. On Friday, the team posted a video on Twitter of the happy romp with fans jumping around Stoudemire, while chanting in Hebrew. Unfamiliar with the lyrics, Stoudemire pumps his fist in the air. The basketball player, who has Jewish roots on his mother’s side, also waved a flag emblazoned with Hapoel Jerusalem’s logo. The former New York Knicks forward retired from the NBA earlier […]

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  • Arts and Culture Playboy Columnist Calls Israel’s ‘Burning Man’ Festival ‘Ultimate Revenge on Hitler’

    Playboy Columnist Calls Israel’s ‘Burning Man’ Festival ‘Ultimate Revenge on Hitler’

    The Israeli version of the famed American Burning Man music festival is the “ultimate revenge on Hitler,” according to a column in Playboy magazine on Thursday. In his column, Jeff Weiss also took note of the fact that Midburn — a five-day bacchanal in the Negev Desert, self-described as an event celebrating “a communal life style, creativity, art and radical self-expression” — began on June 8, the day of the Sarona Market terrorist attack in Tel Aviv, which left four people dead. Weiss asked rhetorically, “What could needle the mustached […]

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  • Arts and Culture Author of New Book on Connection Between Jews, Punk Rock Describes Bands Flinging Gefilte Fish, Bagels at Audience (INTERVIEW)

    Author of New Book on Connection Between Jews, Punk Rock Describes Bands Flinging Gefilte Fish, Bagels at Audience (INTERVIEW)

    Some punk rockers integrate their Jewish identity into their music through food, the author of a new book on the topic told The Algemeiner on Wednesday. Michael Croland, author of Oy Oy Oy Gevalt! Jews and Punk, described the way different musicians express this connection. “One band is known for throwing gefilte fish in the mosh pit, and people at its concert slide around on it while dancing,” he recounted. “Another used to drink Manischewitz [sweet kosher] wine out of a shofar [the ram […]

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  • Sports Scottish Soccer Club Manager Hails ‘Fantastic’ Jewish-State Visit After Victory Over Israeli Team (VIDEO)

    Scottish Soccer Club Manager Hails ‘Fantastic’ Jewish-State Visit After Victory Over Israeli Team (VIDEO)

    The manager of Scotland’s Celtic soccer club lauded Israel, after his team won a match against the Jewish state’s Hapoel Be’er Sheva on Tuesday night. Brendan Rodgers said at a post-match press conference: On behalf of the players, the people of Celtic and Scotland, Israel’s been fantastic for us. We came out here on Sunday, [and from] the hotel, the staff, we’ve been very, very warmly received. The atmosphere at the game was amazing and, obviously, one team has to lose, but you have a wonderful team here, […]

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  • Arts and Culture Second Jaffa Jazz Festival to Reunite International, Israeli Musicians

    Second Jaffa Jazz Festival to Reunite International, Israeli Musicians

    For the second time, Israel will host the Jaffa Jazz Festival, according to Broadwayworld.com. The festival will unite 43 Israeli musicians and eight international artists for a three-day event. The program will include a special performance by an ensemble of top jazz students studying at Belgium’s Royal Conservatoire of Antwerp, the Belgrade Music Academy in Serbia, Israel’s Rimon School of Music and the jazz program of the Israel Conservatory of Music in Tel Aviv. There will also be a jazz show for children led by Israeli saxophonist […]

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  • Sports Israel’s First NASCAR Driver Revved Up to Win

    Israel’s First NASCAR Driver Revved Up to Win

    JNS.org – As a young boy growing up in Ashdod, Israel, Alon Day got his first go-kart at age 9. By 15, he was racing them. Less than a decade later, Day has become the first Israeli professional race car driver on the NASCAR circuit. He made history by competing in NASCAR’s Xfinity Series race at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on August 13. “Driving a race car is not like any other sport,” Day told JNS.org. “You are actually almost flying […]

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  • Arts and Culture Writer of Popular Kids Series to Premiere Autobiographical Solo Show ‘Not That Jewish’

    Writer of Popular Kids Series to Premiere Autobiographical Solo Show ‘Not That Jewish’

    The writer of a popular children’s television series will premiere an off-Broadway solo show called “Not That Jewish,” according to The Hollywood Reporter. Written and performed by Monica Piper — the Emmy Award-winning showrunner of Nickelodeon’s “Rugrats” — the show is described as “the autobiographical telling of a Jew…’ish’ girl’s life.” “Not That Jewish” explores Piper’s Bronx upbringing in a show-business family, her comedy-club debut and her “almost” night with former Yankees legend Mickey Mantle. “Audiences can expect to leave laughed-out, a little teary-eyed and […]

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