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Israeli Celebrities Mourn IDF Deaths July 22, 2014 7:33 am

Israeli Celebrities Mourn IDF Deaths

Israeli entertainers are filling their social media feeds with anguished and angry personal...

Israel’s Ambassador Dermer: IDF Deserves Nobel Peace Prize for Showing ‘Unimaginable Restraint’ in Gaza July 22, 2014 7:19 am

Israel’s Ambassador Dermer: IDF Deserves Nobel Peace Prize for Showing ‘Unimaginable Restraint’ in Gaza

Times of Israel – The Israeli army should be given the Nobel Peace Prize for its “unimaginable...

Israeli Civilian in Serious Condition Following Suspected Terrorist Attack in West Bank July 22, 2014 7:18 am

Israeli Civilian in Serious Condition Following Suspected Terrorist Attack in West Bank

Times of Israel – A 25-year-old Israeli man is in serious condition after being shot in...

Fallen IDF Officer to His Troops: ‘Watch Out for the Tunnels’ (VIDEO) July 22, 2014 1:46 am

Fallen IDF Officer to His Troops: ‘Watch Out for the Tunnels’ (VIDEO)

Israel Defense Forces’ Lt.-Col. Dolev Keidar is the highest-ranking officer to be killed...

OPERATION ‘PROTECTIVE EDGE’ DAY 14: IDF Says Two More Soldiers Killed, Death Toll Reaches 27 (LIVE UPDATES) July 21, 2014 10:03 pm

OPERATION ‘PROTECTIVE EDGE’ DAY 14: IDF Says Two More Soldiers Killed, Death Toll Reaches 27 (LIVE UPDATES)

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

Israelis Living Near Gaza: ‘We’re Like Ducks in a Shooting Gallery’ July 21, 2014 8:37 pm

Israelis Living Near Gaza: ‘We’re Like Ducks in a Shooting Gallery’

In the two weeks since the onset of the Israeli army’s Operation Protective Edge...

Four Israeli Brothers Called Up to Serve in Gaza, on Syrian Border July 21, 2014 8:05 pm

Four Israeli Brothers Called Up to Serve in Gaza, on Syrian Border

Talk about a real live “Band of Brothers.” In recent days, four Israeli brothers...

Israel’s Foreign Minister Lieberman Calls for Assassination of Hamas Leader Mashaal July 21, 2014 3:43 pm

Israel’s Foreign Minister Lieberman Calls for Assassination of Hamas Leader Mashaal

Israel’s Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman on Monday reportedly called for killing...

Israel’s Lieberman Vows to Prevent Al-Jazeera From Airing in Israel July 21, 2014 3:15 pm

Israel’s Lieberman Vows to Prevent Al-Jazeera From Airing in Israel

Israel’s Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman vowed on Monday to work towards an Israeli...

IDF Widow Buries Her Husband: ‘The Angels Are Waiting for You’ (VIDEO) July 21, 2014 12:36 pm

IDF Widow Buries Her Husband: ‘The Angels Are Waiting for You’ (VIDEO)

Thousands of Israelis on Monday attended the funeral of an IDF Golani infantry commander...

Al Jazeera Publishes Updated List of Gaza Dead; Analysis Confirms Israel Targeting Combatants July 21, 2014 12:24 pm

Al Jazeera Publishes Updated List of Gaza Dead; Analysis Confirms Israel Targeting Combatants

Al Jazeera on Sunday published a list of Gazans who died since Israel’s Operation Protective...

IDF: Hamas Uses Residential Neighborhood of Shuja’iya as ‘Fortress for its Weapons’ July 21, 2014 11:12 am

IDF: Hamas Uses Residential Neighborhood of Shuja’iya as ‘Fortress for its Weapons’

Israel Defense Forces on Sunday said that Hamas is using the residential neighborhood of Shuja’iya,...

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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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  • Sports US & Canada Jewish New York Giants Guard Plans to Fast on Yom Kippur

    Jewish New York Giants Guard Plans to Fast on Yom Kippur

    New York Giants offensive guard Geoff Schwartz said on Wednesday that he will not eat anything between sundown Friday and sundown Saturday in observation of Yom Kippur, ESPN reported. “If I was playing, I wouldn’t fast, because I’ve got to be able to fuel myself to play,” said the Jewish athlete, who is on short-term leave due to a toe injury. “But it’s not that tough, really. I’ll eat dinner at 5:00 Friday, then I’ll go to services and I’ll just [...]

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