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500 Hamas, Islamic Jihad Targets Hit by IDF in Gaza Ground Operation July 20, 2014 6:03 am

500 Hamas, Islamic Jihad Targets Hit by IDF in Gaza Ground Operation

Jerusalem Post – The IDF has struck 2,600 Hamas and Islamic Jihad targets since the start...

Report: In Call With Kerry, Netanyahu Calls Out Erdogan for Anti-Semitic Comments July 20, 2014 6:01 am

Report: In Call With Kerry, Netanyahu Calls Out Erdogan for Anti-Semitic Comments

Jerusalem Post – After years of publicly restraining himself regarding Turkish Prime Minister...

Israeli Death Toll for Gaza Ground Operation Rises to Five July 20, 2014 2:40 am

Israeli Death Toll for Gaza Ground Operation Rises to Five

JNS.org – Four Israeli soldiers were killed and 23 were wounded on Saturday during the...

Two More Israeli Soldiers Killed in Gaza Fighting July 19, 2014 11:09 pm

Two More Israeli Soldiers Killed in Gaza Fighting

Jerusalem Post – Two more soldiers have been killed in the Gaza Strip on Saturday, the...

Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan Says Israel is Worse Than Hitler July 19, 2014 10:14 pm

Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan Says Israel is Worse Than Hitler

Reuters – Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan accused Israel on Saturday of having...

Gaza Rocket Salvos Strike Israel, One Killed, Three Wounded July 19, 2014 9:37 pm

Gaza Rocket Salvos Strike Israel, One Killed, Three Wounded

Ynet – Another salvo of rockets hit Israel’s south late Saturday night, with 12...

Anti-Israel Protesters March in French Cities Defying Ban Following Synagogue Attacks July 19, 2014 9:17 pm

Anti-Israel Protesters March in French Cities Defying Ban Following Synagogue Attacks

Haaretz – Thousands of pro-Palestinian protesters marched in French cities on Saturday...

Two IDF Soldiers Killed After Hamas Terror Squad Enters Israel Through Tunnel July 19, 2014 9:14 pm

Two IDF Soldiers Killed After Hamas Terror Squad Enters Israel Through Tunnel

JNS.org – Two IDF soldiers were killed after killing at least one of nine terrorists...

OPERATION ‘PROTECTIVE EDGE’ DAY 11: IDF Says Three Israeli Soldiers Injured by Gunfire in Northern Gaza (LIVE UPDATES) July 18, 2014 6:11 pm

OPERATION ‘PROTECTIVE EDGE’ DAY 11: IDF Says Three Israeli Soldiers Injured by Gunfire in Northern Gaza (LIVE UPDATES)

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

Israel’s UN Ambassador Says There Are More Hamas Missiles at UNRWA Facilities July 18, 2014 5:34 pm

Israel’s UN Ambassador Says There Are More Hamas Missiles at UNRWA Facilities

A day after UNRWA, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the...

Israel’s Ambassador Dermer on Gaza Child Deaths: ‘I Have No Doubt Hamas Was Celebrating When These Children Were Killed’ (VIDEO) July 18, 2014 3:10 pm

Israel’s Ambassador Dermer on Gaza Child Deaths: ‘I Have No Doubt Hamas Was Celebrating When These Children Were Killed’ (VIDEO)

Israel’s Ambassador to the United States, Ron Dermer, said on Thursday he is certain...

CNN Pulls Reporter From Israel-Gaza After Tweet Calling Group of Israelis ‘Scum’ July 18, 2014 1:41 pm

CNN Pulls Reporter From Israel-Gaza After Tweet Calling Group of Israelis ‘Scum’

A CNN correspondent who has been covering the Israel-Hamas war was removed from her post after...

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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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  • Book Reviews Personalities How a Jewish Leader With 3 Months to Live Created a ‘Seminar’ on Life

    How a Jewish Leader With 3 Months to Live Created a ‘Seminar’ on Life

    JNS.org – What would you do if you found out that you had only three more months to live? Gordon Zacks was a successful businessman, a leader of Jewish life, and a confidante and adviser to President George H.W. Bush. He knew that he had prostate cancer, but doctors advised him that it was very slow-growing and nothing to worry about. Then came the day when the doctors told him his cancer metastasized to his liver, and that he had [...]

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