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Palestinian Authority Invokes Release of Prisoners in Statement on Kidnapping June 16, 2014 2:30 pm

Palestinian Authority Invokes Release of Prisoners in Statement on Kidnapping

JNS.org - Speaking to Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas for the first time...

‘Brings Back Our Boys’ Facebook Page Raises Awareness on Abducted Israeli Teens June 16, 2014 2:27 pm

‘Brings Back Our Boys’ Facebook Page Raises Awareness on Abducted Israeli Teens

JNS.org - A Facebook page created Friday following the abduction of three Israeli teenagers...

Families of Abducted Israeli Teens Still Hopeful After 4 Days June 16, 2014 1:34 pm

Families of Abducted Israeli Teens Still Hopeful After 4 Days

JNS.org - As the days pass following the abduction of three Jewish teenagers near Hebron,...

Hamas Says ‘Keeping All Options Open’ as Israel Ratchets Up Search for Abducted Teens June 16, 2014 9:47 am

Hamas Says ‘Keeping All Options Open’ as Israel Ratchets Up Search for Abducted Teens

“All options of the Palestinian resistance remain open,” a Hamas official vowed...

Netanyahu to Abbas: I Expect You to Help in Returning Abducted Youths June 16, 2014 9:28 am

Netanyahu to Abbas: I Expect You to Help in Returning Abducted Youths

JERUSALEM – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, spoke on Monday with Palestinian Authority...

Israel Targets Gaza Terror Sites After Rockets Fired at South June 16, 2014 7:03 am

Israel Targets Gaza Terror Sites After Rockets Fired at South

Ynet – Palestinian terrorists launched four rockets towards the southern Israeli city...

Israel Army Chief Says IDF Aims to Bring Home Boys and Damage Hamas June 16, 2014 7:02 am

Israel Army Chief Says IDF Aims to Bring Home Boys and Damage Hamas

Jerusalem Post – In an overnight press conference, IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Benny...

Israeli Supermodel Bar Refaeli Joins Campaign to End Sexual Violence in Conflict June 15, 2014 9:18 pm

Israeli Supermodel Bar Refaeli Joins Campaign to End Sexual Violence in Conflict

Israeli supermodel Bar Refaeli on Wednesday joined the #TimetoAct campaign to end sexual violence...

Israeli Forces Arrest Two Hamas Operatives in Hebron as Search for Abducted Teens Continues June 15, 2014 4:31 pm

Israeli Forces Arrest Two Hamas Operatives in Hebron as Search for Abducted Teens Continues

Ynet – The IDF surrounded a house in the Hebron area on Sunday night apparently in...

Israeli Celebrities Join BringBackOurBoys Campaign to Free Kidnapped Kids June 15, 2014 3:37 pm

Israeli Celebrities Join BringBackOurBoys Campaign to Free Kidnapped Kids

A growing bevy of Israeli stars and sports figures are signing on to a Twitter hashtag campaign...

BringBackOurBoys Meme Met With Hateful Response by Kidnapping Supporters (PHOTOS) June 15, 2014 3:12 pm

BringBackOurBoys Meme Met With Hateful Response by Kidnapping Supporters (PHOTOS)

The social media campaign #BringBackOurBoys, launched in solidarity with the families of...

Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah Celebrates Teen Kidnappings With Hateful Cartoons June 15, 2014 1:27 pm

Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah Celebrates Teen Kidnappings With Hateful Cartoons

As supporters of Israel and human rights around the world used social media to campaign for...

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  • Arts and Culture Blogs 10 New Hollywood Movies That Aim to Show Support for Israel (SATIRE)

    10 New Hollywood Movies That Aim to Show Support for Israel (SATIRE)

    Ten major film studios are currently in production on projects that promote a decidedly pro-Israeli narrative. In famously liberal Hollywood, such a development has left mouths agape and set tongues a wagging. Since the Jewish State began defending itself from the thousands of rockets that Hamas has hurled at it – as well as ongoing terror attacks and murders, the overwhelming number of Tinseltown’s producers, directors, actors, and studio moguls have remained indifferent to the plight of millions of Israeli [...]

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  • Featured Israel Sports So Close: Israeli Judoka Loses Crown in World Cup Final, Finishes With Silver (VIDEO)

    So Close: Israeli Judoka Loses Crown in World Cup Final, Finishes With Silver (VIDEO)

    Israeli Judoka Yarden Gerbi (63kg), 25, of Netanya, on Thursday lost the final round at the Judo World Cup, and her world title to Clarisse Agbegnenou of France, at a match held in Russia. “I have mixed feelings,” Gerbi told Israeli Army radio. But, “I shouldn’t assume that I’d win the world Judo championship twice in a row,” she admitted. Gerbi won gold in Rio De Janeiro last year. “When I made my decision, I knew it was going to [...]

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  • Book Reviews Jewish Identity Surviving the Holocaust by Hiding Their Faith (REVIEW)

    Surviving the Holocaust by Hiding Their Faith (REVIEW)

    “Jews Out!” was just the name of a child’s game that three little girls played in World War II Europe. But all is not as it seems because the three girls were Jewish, but hiding their true identities. In award-winning author R. D. Rosen’s riveting non-fiction work, Such Good Girls, “Jews Out!” wasn’t a game; it was a struggle for survival. The girls, Sophie, Flora, and Carla, grew up at a time and a place that did not allow them [...]

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  • Music Personalities Twenty Years On, the Real and Radical Legacy of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach

    Twenty Years On, the Real and Radical Legacy of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach

    JNS.org – “He was part hippie, part yippie, part beatnik, and part New Age,” wrote Elli Wohlgelernter in a Jerusalem Post eulogy in 1994, following the Oct. 20 passing of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach. Twenty years later, more robust accounts of Carlebach’s life have come to the surface. Earlier this year, Natan Ophir published the book Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach: Life, Mission & Legacy. This past summer, Rabbi Shlomo Katz’s The Soul of Jerusalem hit the shelves. But even the authors will admit [...]

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  • Blogs Music Beatlemania Invades the Gaza Strip (SATIRE)

    Beatlemania Invades the Gaza Strip (SATIRE)

    As Hamas loses its grip on power in the Gaza Strip as a result of war, poverty and disillusionment, the Islamist terrorist group has developed an ingenious way to raise the morale of the 1.7 million Palestinian Arabs it was elected to serve. While currently focused on delivering a rocket into every Israeli home, Hamas has not left its own people behind. To gently wipe away the tears of children strategically placed inside kindergartens as human shields, the Hamas Interior Ministry [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Spirituality/Tradition Removing Jesus’ Jewish Identity From Artwork

    Removing Jesus’ Jewish Identity From Artwork

    In a strong statement that challenges the historic divide between Christianity and Judaism, Pope Francis recently proclaimed, “Inside every Christian is a Jew.” But if you look at Renaissance artworks that depict Jesus, you will not find any evidence of a Jew inside the Christianized Jesus — even though the Gospels in the New Testament tell us that Jesus was Jewish to the core. Getting that point across to the public is a daunting task, as I learned in interviews I [...]

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  • Music Personalities Recycling His Roots

    Recycling His Roots

    JNS.org – Having started his career playing on his family’s pots and pans, Jewish musician Billy Jonas has maintained this homemade performance ethic while spreading his messages of simple living and environmentalism to a shared home throughout the world. After beginning in the kitchen, Jonas soon moved to the music room, where he picked up the piano, guitar, and trombone. These days, the multi-talented multi-instrumentalist plays on with pretty much anything he can find, including cans, bottles buckets, and other recycled-object [...]

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  • Book Reviews Personalities Jewish Renewal Movement Founder’s Insights Form a New Guide for Senior Living

    Jewish Renewal Movement Founder’s Insights Form a New Guide for Senior Living

    JNS.org – Sara Davidson’s The December Project is a new book that should be read by all senior citizens, and by those who hope to live a long life, for it raises a question that most of us have not been taught how to answer: What should we do in that final stage of our lives? Many of us continue working past the traditional retirement age of 65, not because we need the money and not because we find the [...]

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