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Syrian TV Claims Israeli Jets Bombed Targets Near Damascus December 7, 2014 3:15 pm

Syrian TV Claims Israeli Jets Bombed Targets Near Damascus

Syrian state television said on Sunday that Israeli jets had bombed areas near Damascus international...

Netanyahu Urges Jonathan Pollard’s Release in Call With Kerry December 7, 2014 1:58 pm

Netanyahu Urges Jonathan Pollard’s Release in Call With Kerry

JNS.org – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called for the release of jailed Israeli...

Abbas Again Says ‘We Cannot Recognize a Jewish State’ December 7, 2014 1:51 pm

Abbas Again Says ‘We Cannot Recognize a Jewish State’

JNS.org – Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas said in an interview...

Israel’s Tzipi Livni Courted by Labor, Yesh Atid Parties as Elections Loom December 7, 2014 10:37 am

Israel’s Tzipi Livni Courted by Labor, Yesh Atid Parties as Elections Loom

While no agreements have been finalized yet, former justice minister Tzipi Livni is being...

Israeli Political Sources Say Alternate Coalition Could Prevent Election December 5, 2014 3:49 pm

Israeli Political Sources Say Alternate Coalition Could Prevent Election

JNS.org - Tensions in the political theater have been rising steadily since the motion for...

Israel’s ‘Hair’ Star Rips Haaretz After Criticism of His Support for IDF Troops (VIDEO) December 5, 2014 2:59 pm

Israel’s ‘Hair’ Star Rips Haaretz After Criticism of His Support for IDF Troops (VIDEO)

Israeli stage actor, Oz Zahavi, set to lead in an upcoming remake of the iconic musical,...

Security Camera Footage Shows Jerusalem Supermarket Terror Spree (VIDEO) December 4, 2014 6:09 pm

Security Camera Footage Shows Jerusalem Supermarket Terror Spree (VIDEO)

Graphic footage of Wednesday’s knife attack at a Jerusalem supermarket shows the assailant...

Palestinian Human Rights Activist Calls for Major Overhaul of UNRWA (INTERVIEW) December 4, 2014 4:07 pm

Palestinian Human Rights Activist Calls for Major Overhaul of UNRWA (INTERVIEW)

Bassam Eid, a prominent Palestinian human rights activist, has issued an urgent plea for a...

Israeli Legal Advocacy Group Urges IRS to Strip Presbyterian Church of Non-Profit Status December 4, 2014 1:52 pm

Israeli Legal Advocacy Group Urges IRS to Strip Presbyterian Church of Non-Profit Status

A prominent Israeli legal advocacy group is urging the U.S. Internal Revenue Service to investigate...

Hamas Escalates Rocket Tests as IDF Readies ‘David’s Sling’ Interceptors‏ (VIDEO) December 4, 2014 12:43 pm

Hamas Escalates Rocket Tests as IDF Readies ‘David’s Sling’ Interceptors‏ (VIDEO)

Israeli army sources say that Hamas has aggressively increased its rocket and mortar firing...

New Images From Jerusalem Synagogue Attack Show Police Shooting Terrorists Dead December 4, 2014 11:19 am

New Images From Jerusalem Synagogue Attack Show Police Shooting Terrorists Dead

New images from last month’s deadly terror attack at the Bnei Torah synagogue in the...

Oil Spill Near Eilat Dubbed ‘Worst Pollution in Israel’s History’ December 4, 2014 11:17 am

Oil Spill Near Eilat Dubbed ‘Worst Pollution in Israel’s History’

JNS.org – Israeli police closed off Highway 90 to the southern city of Eilat after an...

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  • Arts and Culture US & Canada Lena Dunham Responds to Charges of Antisemitism: It was Just a Jew Joke

    Lena Dunham Responds to Charges of Antisemitism: It was Just a Jew Joke

    “Girls” creator Lena Dunham responded on Tuesday to charges of antisemitism over an article she had penned for the New Yorker, saying it was all in good humor. Speaking to Variety, Dunham reflected on her “tight-knit Jewish family, where Jew jokes were part of the essential fiber of our communication.” The article Dunham referred to was called “Dog or Jewish Boyfriend? A Quiz,” with options such as “He doesn’t Tip” and “He’s Crazy for Cream Cheese.” Among Dunham’s critics, Anti-Defamation [...]

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  • Sports US & Canada Former NBA Star Tweets Article About Jewish Conspiracy to Control Global Media

    Former NBA Star Tweets Article About Jewish Conspiracy to Control Global Media

    Retired NBA player Keyon Dooling tweeted a link on Wednesday to a wildly antisemitic article that accuses Jews of seizing control of the world’s media and using it to promote their own interests. The article, published by an obscure blog in April 2013, highlights six companies it claims are owned by Jews — such as Time Warner, Inc. and the Walt Disney Company – that allegedly “control 96 percent of the world’s media.”  The post includes allegations of “Jewish control” and says [...]

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  • Sports US & Canada Rosh Hashanah Won’t Keep the Giants’ Geoff Schwartz From Season Opener

    Rosh Hashanah Won’t Keep the Giants’ Geoff Schwartz From Season Opener

    New York Giants offensive guard Geoff Schwartz responded to an outcry from Jewish fans on Tuesday, saying he will go ahead and play in the season opener despite the fact that it falls on the first night of Rosh Hashanah. “Keep getting tweets about that being the first night of Rosh Hashanah… Don’t know what I’m supposed to tell you. It’s a tough break,” the Jewish athlete wrote, referring to the Giants’ on-the-road game against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, Sept. [...]

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  • Jewish Identity Sports Jewish Coach David Blatt Has NBA’s Cavaliers Surging at Playoff Time

    Jewish Coach David Blatt Has NBA’s Cavaliers Surging at Playoff Time

    JNS.org – When David Blatt was hired as head coach of the National Basketball Association’s Cleveland Cavaliers last June, he was not often recognized when he walked the streets of downtown Cleveland. What a difference a year makes. Now, Blatt can go few places without being recognized. For good reason. The Jewish coach has the Cavaliers in the mix to win the city of Cleveland’s first championship in a major sport since the Browns won the National Football League title in [...]

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  • Europe Sports Croatian Soccer Star’s Hebrew Tattoo Causes a Stir Online

    Croatian Soccer Star’s Hebrew Tattoo Causes a Stir Online

    A Hebrew tattoo sported by Croatian soccer star Mario Mandzukic became an internet sensation in Israel after it was exposed on Tuesday during a Champions League match between Ateltico Madrid and Real Madrid A first glance, the tattoo, on the athlete’s back, might leave one with the impression that it was an unfortunate artistic mistake, since the Hebrew letters do not make sense as they are written. However, a closer look at the tattoo shows that it was actually written [...]

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  • Blogs Theater Why an Algemeiner Editor Wrote a Play About a Mass Shooter

    Why an Algemeiner Editor Wrote a Play About a Mass Shooter

    For the past two years, I have served as Opinion Editor at The Algemeiner. I’m perhaps most proud of the paper’s commitment to publishing diverse and opposing viewpoints on the controversial issues of the day. We pride ourselves on voicing different opinions because we know that most issues are not black and white, and because our community is better served by a public debate. In my life outside of the paper, I am a professional actor and playwright. And similarly, [...]

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  • Book Reviews Commentary In ‘America in Retreat,’ a Real-Life Risk Board

    In ‘America in Retreat,’ a Real-Life Risk Board

    JNS.org – “Risk: The Game of Strategic Conquest,” the classic Parker Brothers board game, requires imperial ambitions. Players imagine empires and are pitted against each other, vying for world domination. Amid this fictional world war, beginners learn fast that no matter the superiority of their army, every advance is a gamble determined by a roll of the dice. After a defeat, a player must retreat. Weighted reinforcement cards provide the only opportunity to reverse a player’s fortunes and resume the [...]

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  • Beliefs and concepts Sports Does Working Out With Other Jews Keep You Jewish?

    Does Working Out With Other Jews Keep You Jewish?

    JNS.org – For Daphna Krupp, her daily workout (excluding Shabbat) at the Jewish Community Center (JCC or “J”) of Greater Baltimore has become somewhat of a ritual. She not only attends fitness classes but also engages with the instructors and plugs the J’s social programs on her personal Facebook page. “It’s the gym and the environment,” says Krupp. “It’s a great social network.” Krupp, who lives in Pikesville, Md., is one of an estimated 1 million American Jewish members of more [...]

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