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IBT Removes ‘Wholly Inappropriate’ Story About Alleged Link Between Israeli Intelligence, Paris Shootings January 9, 2015 4:19 pm

IBT Removes ‘Wholly Inappropriate’ Story About Alleged Link Between Israeli Intelligence, Paris Shootings

The International Business Times on Thursday removed a story highlighting conspiracy theories...

Netanyahu Directs Israel’s Mossad to Offer ‘Every Possible Assistance’ to French Authorities January 9, 2015 2:31 pm

Netanyahu Directs Israel’s Mossad to Offer ‘Every Possible Assistance’ to French Authorities

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu instructed Israel’s foreign minister and the...

American Yeshiva Student Stabbed in Jerusalem January 9, 2015 7:14 am

American Yeshiva Student Stabbed in Jerusalem

JNS.org – A yeshiva student from Brooklyn was stabbed with a screwdriver on Thursday...

Schools, Roads Closed in Israel on Day 3 of Winter Snow Storm January 9, 2015 5:58 am

Schools, Roads Closed in Israel on Day 3 of Winter Snow Storm

Ynet – Light snow began to sprinkle Jerusalem for a short time Friday morning on the...

BDS Movement Fails to Derail Israeli Economy, Knesset Committee Report Says January 8, 2015 10:57 am

BDS Movement Fails to Derail Israeli Economy, Knesset Committee Report Says

The BDS movement has failed to derail the Israeli economy, according to a recent report...

Palestinian Detainee Released Due to Name Mix-Up January 8, 2015 10:56 am

Palestinian Detainee Released Due to Name Mix-Up

JNS.org – A Palestinian detainee was accidentally released from Israeli custody this...

Israeli-Developed ALS Treatment Shows Promise in Clinical Trial January 8, 2015 10:55 am

Israeli-Developed ALS Treatment Shows Promise in Clinical Trial

JNS.org – The Israeli company BrainStorm Cell Therapeutics, revealing results from...

Netanyahu: Same Forces Attacking Europe Are Attacking Israel January 8, 2015 10:37 am

Netanyahu: Same Forces Attacking Europe Are Attacking Israel

Jerusalem Post – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with Norwegian Foreign Minister...

Netanyahu: Charlie Hebdo Shooting by Muslim Terrorists in France ‘Savagery’ January 7, 2015 10:06 pm

Netanyahu: Charlie Hebdo Shooting by Muslim Terrorists in France ‘Savagery’

JNS.org - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called Wednesday’s shooting at...

Labor-Hatnuah Union Nixes Word ‘Zionist’ From Ads to Appeal to Arab Voters January 7, 2015 1:11 pm

Labor-Hatnuah Union Nixes Word ‘Zionist’ From Ads to Appeal to Arab Voters

JNS.org – In a bid to appeal to Israeli Arab voters, the joint Labor-Hatnuah campaign...

‘Proud Israeli Arab Muslim Zionist’ Teenager Muhammad Zoabi Emerges From Hiding January 6, 2015 6:22 pm

‘Proud Israeli Arab Muslim Zionist’ Teenager Muhammad Zoabi Emerges From Hiding

Muhammad Zoabi, the Israeli-Arab teenager who was forced to go into hiding over the summer...

Poll: 49 Percent of Israelis Want Netanyahu to Remain Prime Minister January 6, 2015 5:34 pm

Poll: 49 Percent of Israelis Want Netanyahu to Remain Prime Minister

A Channel 1 poll released on Monday revealed that 49 percent of Israeli voters believe current...

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  • Arts and Culture Music Jewish Violinist Finishes Brahms Concert 82 Years After Nazis Interrupted His Father

    Jewish Violinist Finishes Brahms Concert 82 Years After Nazis Interrupted His Father

    A Jewish violinist played in Israel on Sunday the complete Brahms Violin Concerto in D Major, 82 years after Nazis interrupted his father mid-performance and escorted him offstage, The Week Magazine reported. Jewish-German violinist Ernest Drucker played only the first movement of the Brahms concerto in in Cologne, Germany, in 1933 before he was taken off stage by Nazi officials, who objected to Jewish musicians playing before non-Jewish audiences. Drucker’s son, Eugene Drucker, finished what his father started and played the [...]

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  • Sports US & Canada Report: ‘Minyan’ Prayer Quorum Gathers at New York Rangers Games

    Report: ‘Minyan’ Prayer Quorum Gathers at New York Rangers Games

    A prayer quorum of at least 10 Jewish men, known as a minyan, gathers at every New York Rangers game played in the evening at Madison Square Garden, Jewish Insider reported on Monday citing commentator and former Mitt Romney adviser Dan Senor. “Another reason to love NYC: Just learned there’s a Minyan at every @NYRangers eve game b/w 2nd & 3rd periods at same designated spot at MSG,” tweeted Senor, who also co-authored Start Up Nation, a bestseller which documents [...]

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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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