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IDF Death Toll During Gaza Operation Surpasses 50 July 29, 2014 7:08 am

IDF Death Toll During Gaza Operation Surpasses 50

JNS.org – Ten Israeli soldiers were killed during a spate of deadly Hamas attacks on Monday,...

Israeli Drone Nerds Fly Flags on Quadcopters in Support of IDF (VIDEO) July 29, 2014 12:48 am

Israeli Drone Nerds Fly Flags on Quadcopters in Support of IDF (VIDEO)

A group of drone-owning Israelis sent their UAV’s on a mission in support of Israel. The...

ITV, CNN Journalist Re-Tweets Harrowing Picture From Iraq With Gaza Hashtag, Apologizes July 28, 2014 11:28 pm

ITV, CNN Journalist Re-Tweets Harrowing Picture From Iraq With Gaza Hashtag, Apologizes

ITV and CNN reporter, Dan Rivers, on Sunday apologized for re-tweeting a harrowing photo...

Somali Terror Group Al-Shabaab: Muslims Must Attack Jewish Targets Globally July 28, 2014 11:10 pm

Somali Terror Group Al-Shabaab: Muslims Must Attack Jewish Targets Globally

JNS.org - A spokesman of the Somali Islamist terror group Al-Shabaab said in a sermon that...

Wounded Israeli Soldier Insisted on Attending Friend’s Funeral (VIDEO) July 28, 2014 10:27 pm

Wounded Israeli Soldier Insisted on Attending Friend’s Funeral (VIDEO)

While IDF soldier Gal Ganon was laid up in a hospital bed at Tel Hashomer Hospital near Tel...

Residents of Southern Israel: We Will Pay for Ceasefire With Our Blood July 28, 2014 8:47 pm

Residents of Southern Israel: We Will Pay for Ceasefire With Our Blood

Israeli residents and leaders of areas surrounding the Gaza Strip are concerned that any possible...

Saudi Official Says Hamas Responsible for Deaths in Gaza; Columnist Calls for Peace With Israel July 28, 2014 4:49 pm

Saudi Official Says Hamas Responsible for Deaths in Gaza; Columnist Calls for Peace With Israel

The former head of Saudi intelligence services Turki al Faisal said that Hamas was responsible...

OPERATION ‘PROTECTIVE EDGE’ DAY 21: Ten Israeli Soldiers Killed on Monday; IDF Targets House of Hamas Chief Haniyeh (LIVE UPDATES) July 28, 2014 1:35 pm

OPERATION ‘PROTECTIVE EDGE’ DAY 21: Ten Israeli Soldiers Killed on Monday; IDF Targets House of Hamas Chief Haniyeh (LIVE UPDATES)

Follow here for The Algemeiner’s continued live updates on the ongoing conflict between...

Hamas Mortar Attack Kills Four in Southern Israel July 28, 2014 1:07 pm

Hamas Mortar Attack Kills Four in Southern Israel

JNS.org - At least four Israelis were killed and several others were wounded when a Hamas...

Fmr. Shin Bet Chief Warns: ‘If European Countries Fail to Protect Their Jews, the State of Israel Will’ July 28, 2014 1:03 pm

Fmr. Shin Bet Chief Warns: ‘If European Countries Fail to Protect Their Jews, the State of Israel Will’

In a blunt warning to a visiting group of European diplomats over a looming jihadi threat,...

Israeli Officials Blast Obama’s Demand of ‘Unconditional’ Ceasefire July 28, 2014 12:41 pm

Israeli Officials Blast Obama’s Demand of ‘Unconditional’ Ceasefire

JNS.org – Israeli officials expressed outraged on Monday after U.S. President Barack Obama...

Survey: Israel Hayom Remains Most-Read Weekday Newspaper in Israel July 28, 2014 12:27 pm

Survey: Israel Hayom Remains Most-Read Weekday Newspaper in Israel

JNS.org – Israel Hayom is the most widely read daily newspaper in Israel on weekdays,...

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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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