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Egypt Proposes Cease-Fire Between Israel and Hamas July 15, 2014 2:34 am

Egypt Proposes Cease-Fire Between Israel and Hamas

JNS.org - The Egyptian government has proposed a cease-fire agreement between Israel and...

Rocket Lands in Golan, Egypt Thwarts Rocket Attack From Sinai July 14, 2014 11:44 pm

Rocket Lands in Golan, Egypt Thwarts Rocket Attack From Sinai

JNS.org - As rocket attacks from Gaza continue, Israel is also facing an increase in rockets...

Elderly, Ill, Pregnant Israelis Struggle to Reach Shelters as Rockets Hit (VIDEO) July 14, 2014 10:20 pm

Elderly, Ill, Pregnant Israelis Struggle to Reach Shelters as Rockets Hit (VIDEO)

With close to 1,000 rocket strikes in six days, elderly, hospitalized, bedridden, and pregnant...

OPERATION ‘PROTECTIVE EDGE’ DAY 7: Egypt Proposes Israel-Hamas Ceasefire to Begin Tuesday Morning (LIVE UPDATES) July 14, 2014 3:15 pm

OPERATION ‘PROTECTIVE EDGE’ DAY 7: Egypt Proposes Israel-Hamas Ceasefire to Begin Tuesday Morning (LIVE UPDATES)

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

Frustrated in the Field: IDF Troops On Gaza Border Itching to Enter (VIDEO) July 14, 2014 3:01 pm

Frustrated in the Field: IDF Troops On Gaza Border Itching to Enter (VIDEO)

Seven days into Israel’s Operation “Protective Edge” to stop rocket fire...

Israel Defense Companies Speed Up Iron Dome Delivery; 9th Battery Expected This Week July 14, 2014 2:42 pm

Israel Defense Companies Speed Up Iron Dome Delivery; 9th Battery Expected This Week

The Israeli defense firms behind the Iron Dome missile defense system that has been swatting...

Hamas Spokesman Slips on Al-Aqsa TV: ‘We Are Leading Our People to Death’ (VIDEO) July 14, 2014 1:50 pm

Hamas Spokesman Slips on Al-Aqsa TV: ‘We Are Leading Our People to Death’ (VIDEO)

Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri made an embarrassing slip up while being interviewed by Hamas’s...

Gazans Seek to Leave Violence in Strip; Resident Says They Are Hostages of Hamas July 14, 2014 1:27 pm

Gazans Seek to Leave Violence in Strip; Resident Says They Are Hostages of Hamas

Under fire by the Israeli Air Force, Army, and Navy, on one side and Hamas rockets on the...

Israel Air Force Shoots Down Gaza Drone Over Ashdod July 14, 2014 12:12 pm

Israel Air Force Shoots Down Gaza Drone Over Ashdod

JNS.org – A Hamas unmanned aerial drone was shot down by a Patriot missile battery on Monday...

Conflict With Hamas Takes Toll on Israel’s Tourism Sector July 14, 2014 12:02 pm

Conflict With Hamas Takes Toll on Israel’s Tourism Sector

JNS.org – While outbound flights from Israel are full, incoming flights are comparatively...

Israel’s Peres: World Leaders Support Our War Against Terrorism July 14, 2014 8:57 am

Israel’s Peres: World Leaders Support Our War Against Terrorism

Israeli President Shimon Peres on Monday said that the international community was supporting...

IDF Soldier Injured by Mortar Shell Fragments in Eshkol July 14, 2014 6:15 am

IDF Soldier Injured by Mortar Shell Fragments in Eshkol

Ynet – An IDF soldier was lightly injured by mortar round fragments in the Eshkol Regional...

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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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