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Israelis Mock New Hamas Propaganda Video Seeking to Scare IDF Recruits May 19, 2015 4:03 pm

Israelis Mock New Hamas Propaganda Video Seeking to Scare IDF Recruits

Israelis mocked a new Hamas propaganda music video that appeared on the Facebook page of...

Proposed Knesset Bill Requires Israeli Police Officers to Wear Cameras During Arrests May 19, 2015 3:01 pm

Proposed Knesset Bill Requires Israeli Police Officers to Wear Cameras During Arrests

A freshman Israeli lawmaker has proposed a bill that would require uniformed police officers...

Israel Criticizes US for Allowing Iran to Violate Sanctions May 19, 2015 1:53 pm

Israel Criticizes US for Allowing Iran to Violate Sanctions

JNS.org – An Israeli official has criticized the U.S. for allowing Iran to purchase...

‘We Build in Jerusalem,’ Netanyahu Says After Jerusalem Day May 19, 2015 1:30 pm

‘We Build in Jerusalem,’ Netanyahu Says After Jerusalem Day

JNS.org - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday said he has a “clear position”...

Seeking Greater Integration, IDF to Disband Druze-Only Unit After 41 Years May 19, 2015 1:29 pm

Seeking Greater Integration, IDF to Disband Druze-Only Unit After 41 Years

JNS.org – Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Gadi Eizenkot on Monday...

Netanyahu Says New Government’s First Priority is Protecting Israel From Enemies May 19, 2015 9:45 am

Netanyahu Says New Government’s First Priority is Protecting Israel From Enemies

Jerusalem Post – Standing at the podium alongside President Reuven Rivlin, Prime Minister...

Israeli Surfer Recounts Harrowing Experience of Sharks Surrounding His Surfboard (VIDEO) May 18, 2015 3:46 pm

Israeli Surfer Recounts Harrowing Experience of Sharks Surrounding His Surfboard (VIDEO)

A wind-surfer from Haifa found himself surrounded by sharks while he was surfing off the coast...

Ambassador Dan Shapiro: US Wants to ‘Work With Israel’ Toward Two-State Solution May 18, 2015 1:44 pm

Ambassador Dan Shapiro: US Wants to ‘Work With Israel’ Toward Two-State Solution

U.S. Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro said on Monday that the U.S. is seeking to “work...

1,400-Year-Old Wine Press Unearthed by Israeli Teen Archaeology Buffs May 18, 2015 9:44 am

1,400-Year-Old Wine Press Unearthed by Israeli Teen Archaeology Buffs

JNS.org - A wine press used 1,400 years ago was recently unearthed by teenagers in the Neve...

Israeli Knesset Member Says Hamas Rebuilding Tunnels, Calls on IDF to Take Action May 18, 2015 9:34 am

Israeli Knesset Member Says Hamas Rebuilding Tunnels, Calls on IDF to Take Action

Ynet – Now nearly one year after the conclusion of Operation Protective Edge, Hamas...

Innovative Israeli Company Turns Trash Into Biofuel May 17, 2015 11:50 pm

Innovative Israeli Company Turns Trash Into Biofuel

An Israeli company has developed an outdoor biodigester unit that converts trash into clean,...

More Than One Million People Recite ‘Shema Yisrael’ Simultaneously May 17, 2015 9:05 pm

More Than One Million People Recite ‘Shema Yisrael’ Simultaneously

On Sunday evening, at approximately 9:30 p.m. Jerusalem time, more than one million Jews,...

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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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