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Hamas Instructs Social Media Legions: ‘Anyone Killed or Martyred is to Be Called a Civilian’ and ‘Don’t Forget to Always Add ‘Innocent Civilian” July 18, 2014 11:53 am

Hamas Instructs Social Media Legions: ‘Anyone Killed or Martyred is to Be Called a Civilian’ and ‘Don’t Forget to Always Add ‘Innocent Civilian”

Hamas has instructed its social media legions to be careful with terminology used to describe...

Washington Post Sees Hamas Missiles Moved Into Gaza Mosque During Humanitarian Ceasefire (VIDEO) July 18, 2014 11:06 am

Washington Post Sees Hamas Missiles Moved Into Gaza Mosque During Humanitarian Ceasefire (VIDEO)

The Washington Post‘s correspondents covering Israel’s Operation Protective...

Netanyahu Says International Coalition Supporting Israel to ‘Take Systematic and Strong Action’ Against Hamas July 18, 2014 10:07 am

Netanyahu Says International Coalition Supporting Israel to ‘Take Systematic and Strong Action’ Against Hamas

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday said a broad international coalition...

IDF Soldier Killed as Israel Begins Ground Invasion Into Gaza July 18, 2014 10:03 am

IDF Soldier Killed as Israel Begins Ground Invasion Into Gaza

JNS.org – Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Nahal Brigade Staff Sgt. Eitan Barak, 20, was killed...

Released: Final Message of IDF Soldier Killed in Gaza Ground Operation July 18, 2014 6:45 am

Released: Final Message of IDF Soldier Killed in Gaza Ground Operation

Jerusalem Post – Just before Sergeant First Class Eitan Barak, who was killed in the strip...

Israeli Citizen Among 298 Passengers Killed in Malaysian Airlines Crash July 18, 2014 6:44 am

Israeli Citizen Among 298 Passengers Killed in Malaysian Airlines Crash

JNS.org – An Israeli citizen was among the 298 people killed on Thursday when a Malaysia...

Islamic State to Gazans: ‘Be Patient’, We’re Busy in Iraq July 18, 2014 2:10 am

Islamic State to Gazans: ‘Be Patient’, We’re Busy in Iraq

In response to growing Palestinian criticism of its silence over Operation Protective Edge,...

Iron Dome Creator Says System Protecting Israel from Hamas Rockets Designed for Quick Update to Counter More Advanced Missiles (VIDEO) July 18, 2014 1:44 am

Iron Dome Creator Says System Protecting Israel from Hamas Rockets Designed for Quick Update to Counter More Advanced Missiles (VIDEO)

Retired Israel Defense Forces Brigadier General Danny Gold, the man behind Israel’s...

Violent Riot Targets Israel Embassy in Turkey; IHH Head Says ‘Turkish Jews Will Pay Dearly’ (PHOTOS) July 17, 2014 11:56 pm

Violent Riot Targets Israel Embassy in Turkey; IHH Head Says ‘Turkish Jews Will Pay Dearly’ (PHOTOS)

As IDF forces entered Gaza on Thursday night in the latest phase of Israel’s ongoing...

Israeli Grammar Nerds Tweak Hamas Over Twitter Spelling Mistakes July 17, 2014 10:39 pm

Israeli Grammar Nerds Tweak Hamas Over Twitter Spelling Mistakes

While the rocket war between Hamas and Israel continues overhead, the online psy-ops battle...

A New Phase of Operation Protective Edge Begins: IDF Aims to Target Hamas Terror Tunnels and End Rocket Fire July 17, 2014 9:34 pm

A New Phase of Operation Protective Edge Begins: IDF Aims to Target Hamas Terror Tunnels and End Rocket Fire

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon instructed...

OPERATION ‘PROTECTIVE EDGE’ DAY 10: Gaza Ground Invasion Begins Amid Major Air Force Bombardment (LIVE UPDATES) July 17, 2014 3:00 pm

OPERATION ‘PROTECTIVE EDGE’ DAY 10: Gaza Ground Invasion Begins Amid Major Air Force Bombardment (LIVE UPDATES)

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

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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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