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Jewish Persecution Rampant on US Campuses, Israeli Activists Tell Key Knesset Committee August 16, 2016 12:25 pm

Jewish Persecution Rampant on US Campuses, Israeli Activists Tell Key Knesset Committee

Jewish students are the most persecuted minority on US college campuses, a representative...

Israel’s Shin Bet Security Agency Busts Hezbollah Recruitment Cell in West Bank August 16, 2016 10:02 am

Israel’s Shin Bet Security Agency Busts Hezbollah Recruitment Cell in West Bank

JNS.org – Several Palestinian terror cells in the Judea and Samaria region were recruited...

August 16, 2016 9:51 am

Reuters Bureau Chief Deletes Tweet Saying Palestinian Leadership Doesn’t Allow Athletes to Train in Israel

The Jerusalem bureau chief for Reuters deleted a tweet he posted last week about the plight...

Second Temple-Era Synagogue Unearthed in Northern Israel August 15, 2016 1:54 pm

Second Temple-Era Synagogue Unearthed in Northern Israel

JNS.org – The remains of an unusual structure that served as a synagogue during the...

Delegitimization Fighter Provides Pointers to Israeli Travelers Encountering Anti-Zionist Protests Abroad August 15, 2016 1:07 pm

Delegitimization Fighter Provides Pointers to Israeli Travelers Encountering Anti-Zionist Protests Abroad

Israeli travelers, increasingly encountering anti-Zionist protests while vacationing abroad,...

Netanyahu Congratulates Israeli Bronze Medalist Judoka for ‘Showing Peace-Seeking Face of Nation’ Despite Egyptian Rival’s Olympic Snub (VIDEO) August 14, 2016 11:14 am

Netanyahu Congratulates Israeli Bronze Medalist Judoka for ‘Showing Peace-Seeking Face of Nation’ Despite Egyptian Rival’s Olympic Snub (VIDEO)

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu phoned one of the Jewish state’s star judokas...

Thousands Mark Tisha B’Av at Western Wall in Jerusalem (VIDEO) August 14, 2016 7:23 am

Thousands Mark Tisha B’Av at Western Wall in Jerusalem (VIDEO)

Thousands of Jewish worshipers arrived early this morning (Sunday) at Jerusalem’s Western...

France, US Condemn Israeli Demolition Plans of Illegal Structures August 13, 2016 1:45 pm

France, US Condemn Israeli Demolition Plans of Illegal Structures

JNS.org – The French and US governments have both condemned Israeli plans to demolish...

Jerusalem Interfaith Event to Bring Together Leaders of Abrahamic Faiths August 12, 2016 6:03 pm

Jerusalem Interfaith Event to Bring Together Leaders of Abrahamic Faiths

JNS.org – A new interfaith and spiritual gathering of Christians, Jews and Muslims will...

Netanyahu: ‘I Care More About Palestinians Than Their Own Leaders Do’ August 12, 2016 5:56 pm

Netanyahu: ‘I Care More About Palestinians Than Their Own Leaders Do’

JNS.org – In a video address on Thursday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu...

Israeli Musician Draws Half Million Views for Comedic Commentary on Simone Biles’ Olympic Routine (VIDEO) August 12, 2016 4:46 pm

Israeli Musician Draws Half Million Views for Comedic Commentary on Simone Biles’ Olympic Routine (VIDEO)

A video of a popular Israeli musician’s comedic commentary on the Olympic performance...

Israeli Supermodel Bar Rafaeli Gives Birth to Girl in Tel Aviv Hospital August 12, 2016 9:54 am

Israeli Supermodel Bar Rafaeli Gives Birth to Girl in Tel Aviv Hospital

Bar Refaeli has given birth to a healthy baby girl. The Israeli model delivered her first...

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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 and 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 […]

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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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  • Sports Scottish Soccer Team Will Fly to Israel on Private Jet Used by Madonna

    Scottish Soccer Team Will Fly to Israel on Private Jet Used by Madonna

    Scotland’s Celtic soccer club will fly to Israel with the same private jet Madonna used while on tour, The Scotsman reported on Monday. According to the report, the team is heading for the Jewish state to compete against Israel’s Hapoel Be’er Sheva on Tuesday night, and will be transported in the customized, luxurious Boeing 757-200 that the pop icon used in New Zealand for her six-month Rebel Heart tour, which wrapped up in March. The plane is on loan from Greece-based GainJet Aviation and can accommodate 62 passengers. The […]

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