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Bat Yam Bus Bomb: Hole in Security Fence Used by Terrorists to Infiltrate Israel Was Well Known January 6, 2014 1:55 pm

Bat Yam Bus Bomb: Hole in Security Fence Used by Terrorists to Infiltrate Israel Was Well Known

A breach in the security fence separating Israel from Palestinian Authority controlled areas...

Report: Kerry Pressuring Netanyahu to Allow Limited Arab ‘Right of Return’ January 6, 2014 10:45 am

Report: Kerry Pressuring Netanyahu to Allow Limited Arab ‘Right of Return’

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is pressuring Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu...

Kerry Leaves Israel Empty Handed After 5-Day Visit January 6, 2014 10:18 am

Kerry Leaves Israel Empty Handed After 5-Day Visit

Jerusalem Post – US Secretary of State John Kerry left Israel on Monday following a...

African Illegal Immigrants Protest in Tel Aviv January 6, 2014 10:13 am

African Illegal Immigrants Protest in Tel Aviv

Ynet – African asylum seekers in Israel took the streets of Tel Aviv for the second...

Palestinian Arabs Arrested for Stabbing 9-Year-Old Girl in Psagot January 6, 2014 10:06 am

Palestinian Arabs Arrested for Stabbing 9-Year-Old Girl in Psagot

JNS.org - The Israel Defense Forces on Sunday announced the recent arrest of two Palestinians...

Israel to Export Gas to Palestinian Authority January 6, 2014 9:59 am

Israel to Export Gas to Palestinian Authority

JNS.org - The co-owners of the Leviathan gas field off the coast of Israel signed an agreement...

Woman Blinded in Terrorist Attack Wowing the Judges on Israel’s ‘MasterChef’ January 5, 2014 1:38 pm

Woman Blinded in Terrorist Attack Wowing the Judges on Israel’s ‘MasterChef’

On the latest episode of the hit Israeli TV cooking competition ‘MasterChef’, a contestant...

Israeli Intelligence Minister Steinitz: PA is ‘Educating, Inciting – on Daily Basis – for Destruction of Israel’ January 5, 2014 1:19 pm

Israeli Intelligence Minister Steinitz: PA is ‘Educating, Inciting – on Daily Basis – for Destruction of Israel’

Israeli Intelligence Affairs Minister Dr. Yuval Steinitz told Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s...

Netanyahu Says Arab Incitement at Root of Conflict; ‘We Are Not Foreigners in Hebron or Bet El’ January 5, 2014 11:08 am

Netanyahu Says Arab Incitement at Root of Conflict; ‘We Are Not Foreigners in Hebron or Bet El’

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday that Arab incitement to violence...

Report: Israeli Defense Minister Says IDF Withdrawal From West Bank Could Lead to Hamas Conquest January 5, 2014 10:00 am

Report: Israeli Defense Minister Says IDF Withdrawal From West Bank Could Lead to Hamas Conquest

Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon has adopted the attitude of many senior Israel Defense...

Israel Defense Forces Thwart Two Terror Attacks January 5, 2014 9:51 am

Israel Defense Forces Thwart Two Terror Attacks

JNS.org – Soldiers from the Israel Defense Forces’ Kfir Brigade thwarted a terror...

Ariel Sharon Clinging to Life, Fighting Like a ‘True Lion’ January 5, 2014 9:33 am

Ariel Sharon Clinging to Life, Fighting Like a ‘True Lion’

JNS.org - Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon is still in critical condition fighting...

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  • Book Reviews Opinion Robert Gates’ Memoir is a Jaw-Dropping Read (REVIEW)

    Robert Gates’ Memoir is a Jaw-Dropping Read (REVIEW)

    Former Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates’s memoir follows the classic form, telling the story of his years at the Pentagon during the Bush and Obama administrations. He focuses on what he did and experienced personally as secretary, neither writing a broad policy treatise nor recounting the entire history of the administrations in which he served. In so doing, Gates provides penetrating insights about the inner workings of US national security decision-making. Had I been George W. Bush, I would [...]

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  • Beliefs and concepts Book Reviews The Media, Israel, and Anti-Semitism (REVIEW)

    The Media, Israel, and Anti-Semitism (REVIEW)

    Pressing Israel: Media Bias Exposed from A-Z by Lee Bender and Jerome Verlin (Pavilion Press, Philadelphia, Pa. 2013) Sophocles said, “What people believe prevails over truth,” Pressing Israel: Media Bias Exposed from A-Z is ideal for the arm chair reader who would like a basic grasp of the terms used in the mainstream media’s presentation of the Arab-Israeli situation as is reported today. This is a book whose time has come. This is a book where the reader gains a [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Blogs William Shatner’s One Man Show Keeps Him in the Limelight (INTERVIEW)

    William Shatner’s One Man Show Keeps Him in the Limelight (INTERVIEW)

    JNS.org – On Thursday, audiences around the country can feel what it is like to be William Shatner, the Jewish actor best known for his portrayal of Captain James T. Kirk on “Star Trek.” Shatner’s one-man show “Shatner’s World”—which was on Broadway and toured Canada, Australia, and the United States—will be presented in nearly 700 movie theaters nationwide for one night only on April 24. Sponsored by Fathom Events and Priceline.com (for whom Shatner has famously served as a pitchman), [...]

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  • Blogs Book Reviews The Origins of Palestinian Refugee Relief Efforts (REVIEW)

    The Origins of Palestinian Refugee Relief Efforts (REVIEW)

    Romirowsky and Joffe’s book Religion, Politics and the Origins of Palestine Refugee Relief is an important volume for those interested in truly understanding the origins of the Palestinian refugee issue. Utilizing a treasure trove of newly released documents, the authors link UNRWA’s (United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine) origins to the Quakers/American Friends Service Committee (AFSC). For those readers who thought they knew most of the Middle East story, Romirowsky and Joffe’s version provides another twist. The authors meticulously [...]

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  • Sports Israeli Soccer Team Faces Prospect of International Ban

    Israeli Soccer Team Faces Prospect of International Ban

    The Israel National soccer team could be facing a World Cup ban, and other soccer sanctions, unless it alleviates travel restrictions and increases field access for Palestinian players and coaches. The head of the Palestinian Football Association is pushing for international soccer’s governing body, the Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA), to issue a ban on Israel competing internationally, claiming Israel’s restrictive travel for Palestinians is equivalent to a form of oppression. “It’s not only the athletes,” Jibril Rajoub explains. [...]

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  • Beliefs and concepts Book Reviews Jewish Author of ‘Eat to Live’ Dishes on Health Care, Nutrition, Disease Prevention

    Jewish Author of ‘Eat to Live’ Dishes on Health Care, Nutrition, Disease Prevention

    JNS.org – While the national debate on “Obamacare” rages on past the recent March 31 sign-up deadline, bestselling Jewish author Dr. Joel Fuhrman says the “current disease care model of what we call ‘health care’ cannot possibly be sustained.” “There is simply not enough money available to support a system in which the lion’s share of expenditures is devoted to acute care, with virtually nothing being spent on preventive medicine, i.e. health care,” Fuhrman says in an interview. “To make [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Jewish Identity ‘Tears of Color’ Art Exhibit Shows Struggles of Israelis With Eating Disorders

    ‘Tears of Color’ Art Exhibit Shows Struggles of Israelis With Eating Disorders

    JNS.org – “This is how I want to be—without fear. Independent. I want to be like a bird. I want to spread my wings.” So reads part of the description beneath one of the 30 paintings on display until the end of May at the ZOA House in Tel Aviv. The collection represents the first-ever art exhibit of its kind: an exhibit created entirely by Israelis in treatment for eating disorders. Dubbed “Tears of Color,” based on one of the [...]

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  • Beliefs and concepts Book Reviews Overprotective or Loving? Daughters Reflect on Jewish Mothers in New Anthology

    Overprotective or Loving? Daughters Reflect on Jewish Mothers in New Anthology

    JNS.org – Rachel Ament noticed that she and her friends often shared humorous anecdotes that were typically variations on a theme: overprotective, worrying Jewish moms who smothered them with love. That included Ament’s own mother. “My mom is probably every Jewish stereotype scrunched into one,” the Washington, DC, resident tells JNS.org. “At the root of all these stereotypical, worrying, overprotective moms, is love.” A social media writer for Capital One, as well as a freelance writer, Ament decided about three years [...]

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