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Arab-Jewish School in Jerusalem, Symbol of Co-existence, Set on Fire November 30, 2014 6:11 am

Arab-Jewish School in Jerusalem, Symbol of Co-existence, Set on Fire

Reuters – Suspected Jewish extremists set fire to a classroom in an Arab-Jewish school...

Netanyahu Names Maj. Gen. Gadi Eizenkot as Next IDF Chief of Staff November 29, 2014 7:19 pm

Netanyahu Names Maj. Gen. Gadi Eizenkot as Next IDF Chief of Staff

JNS.org – Israel announced that Maj. Gen. Gadi Eizenkot will succeed Lt. Gen. Benny...

First Woman to Command Vessel in Israeli Navy November 28, 2014 5:23 pm

First Woman to Command Vessel in Israeli Navy

JNS.org - For the first time a woman has been appointed a vessel commander in the Israeli...

Israel Plans to Build 22 New Negev Settlements November 28, 2014 5:21 pm

Israel Plans to Build 22 New Negev Settlements

JNS.org – The Israeli cabinet is set to vote Sunday on a plan for increased development...

Terror Stabbing Attack Foiled Near Cave of the Patriarchs November 28, 2014 11:06 am

Terror Stabbing Attack Foiled Near Cave of the Patriarchs

JNS.org- Israeli security forces thwarted a terrorist attack near the Cave of the Patriarchs...

Pope Francis Says He Fears Escalation of Violence in Israel November 28, 2014 11:04 am

Pope Francis Says He Fears Escalation of Violence in Israel

Ynet – These are difficult days for Pope Francis. He is concerned about the situation...

Israeli Dismissed From U. Minn Post by BDSers Vows to Overturn Ruling (VIDEO) November 27, 2014 4:49 pm

Israeli Dismissed From U. Minn Post by BDSers Vows to Overturn Ruling (VIDEO)

Ilan Sinelnikov, a senior at the University of Minnesota told The Algemeiner Thursday that...

Israeli Seeking Papal Backing for Major Regional Conference, Including Netanyahu, Abbas, Iran‏ November 27, 2014 4:39 pm

Israeli Seeking Papal Backing for Major Regional Conference, Including Netanyahu, Abbas, Iran‏

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and PA President Mahmoud Abbas will gather in Milan...

Cruise Ship Travel to Israel Down, But Tourism Survives Gaza War November 27, 2014 4:36 pm

Cruise Ship Travel to Israel Down, But Tourism Survives Gaza War

In 2014, cruise ship traffic to Israel decreased by almost two-thirds in comparison with the...

Israel First Country to Recognize Aramean Nationality November 27, 2014 4:24 pm

Israel First Country to Recognize Aramean Nationality

Lost in the uproar over the proposed Israeli Nationality Bill has been the historic recognition...

200 Israeli Salons Participate in Major Hair Donation Drive for Cancer Patients November 27, 2014 4:14 pm

200 Israeli Salons Participate in Major Hair Donation Drive for Cancer Patients

More than 200 hair salons across Israel took part in the annual nationwide drive to collect...

Palestinians Fire at IDF Patrol Near Gaza Border, Israel Retaliates With Tank Fire November 27, 2014 12:54 pm

Palestinians Fire at IDF Patrol Near Gaza Border, Israel Retaliates With Tank Fire

JNS.org – For the first time since Operation Protective Edge ended this summer, an IDF...

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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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