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IDF Strikes Over 200 Terror Targets Across Gaza Over Past 24 Hours July 30, 2014 7:35 am

IDF Strikes Over 200 Terror Targets Across Gaza Over Past 24 Hours

Jerusalem Post – The IDF killed over 20 terrorists and struck more than 200 targets from...

Shimon Peres Says Gaza Must be Given Back to Abbas, War Has ‘Exhausted Itself’ July 30, 2014 6:22 am

Shimon Peres Says Gaza Must be Given Back to Abbas, War Has ‘Exhausted Itself’

Ynet – After visiting wounded IDF soldiers on Wednesday morning, former president Shimon...

Israelis Frankly Discuss Their Fear of Terror Tunnels (VIDEO) July 30, 2014 12:34 am

Israelis Frankly Discuss Their Fear of Terror Tunnels (VIDEO)

In a series of raw interviews, Israelis living near the Gaza Strip expressed their fear of...

Angels of the Home Front: Wives of IDF Reservists Live as Single Mothers July 29, 2014 7:54 pm

Angels of the Home Front: Wives of IDF Reservists Live as Single Mothers

It isn’t just Israel’s heroic reservist soldiers who deserve a pat on the back—and...

Hamas Police Shoot, Kill Starving Gazans a Day After Executing Protesters July 29, 2014 7:10 pm

Hamas Police Shoot, Kill Starving Gazans a Day After Executing Protesters

An incident on Monday, in which Hamas police officers killed two starving citizens and wounded...

Report: Senior Israeli Official Says 1000 Hamas Terrorists Killed in Gaza Operation July 29, 2014 6:49 pm

Report: Senior Israeli Official Says 1000 Hamas Terrorists Killed in Gaza Operation

A senior Israeli official said on Tuesday that 1,000 Hamas terrorists have been killed by...

IDF Photo Shows Trajectory of Terror Rockets That Struck Gaza’s Shifa Hospital, Shati Camp July 29, 2014 6:16 pm

IDF Photo Shows Trajectory of Terror Rockets That Struck Gaza’s Shifa Hospital, Shati Camp

The Israel Defense Forces on Tuesday released aerial photos showing how rockets from Gaza...

Footage Shows Dozens of Orthodox Israeli Kids Running for Cover From Hamas Rockets (VIDEO) July 29, 2014 2:37 pm

Footage Shows Dozens of Orthodox Israeli Kids Running for Cover From Hamas Rockets (VIDEO)

A video posted Saturday on YouTube shows dozens of Orthodox Israeli school children running...

OPERATION ‘PROTECTIVE EDGE’ DAY 22: White House, Netanyahu Deny Report of Obama Demand for Unilateral Israeli Ceasefire (LIVE UPDATES) July 29, 2014 2:27 pm

OPERATION ‘PROTECTIVE EDGE’ DAY 22: White House, Netanyahu Deny Report of Obama Demand for Unilateral Israeli Ceasefire (LIVE UPDATES)

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

Israel Strikes Over 70 Gaza Targets in Overnight Raids July 29, 2014 10:42 am

Israel Strikes Over 70 Gaza Targets in Overnight Raids

Jerusalem Post – The IDF struck over 70 targets in Gaza overnight between Monday and Tuesday,...

IDF Death Toll During Gaza Operation Surpasses 50 July 29, 2014 7:08 am

IDF Death Toll During Gaza Operation Surpasses 50

JNS.org – Ten Israeli soldiers were killed during a spate of deadly Hamas attacks on Monday,...

Israeli Drone Nerds Fly Flags on Quadcopters in Support of IDF (VIDEO) July 29, 2014 12:48 am

Israeli Drone Nerds Fly Flags on Quadcopters in Support of IDF (VIDEO)

A group of drone-owning Israelis sent their UAV’s on a mission in support of Israel. The...

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  • Book Reviews Personalities Biography Sheds New Light on David Ben-Gurion’s Place in Jewish History

    Biography Sheds New Light on David Ben-Gurion’s Place in Jewish History

    JNS.org – There is one sentence in “Ben-Gurion: Father of Modern Israel” that made me sit up in surprise. I thought that I knew the basic facts about how Israel came into being, but while describing what it was like in the days and hours before the state was declared, author Anita Shapira provides one important anecdote I was not aware of. On the 12th of May, the Zionist Executive met to decide what to do. Moshe Sharrett had just returned [...]

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  • Arts and Culture US & Canada ‘Death of Klinghoffer’ Actress Compares Met Opera to ‘Schindler’s List’

    ‘Death of Klinghoffer’ Actress Compares Met Opera to ‘Schindler’s List’

    An actress starring in the controversial Met Opera The Death of Klinghoffer defended the show on Tuesday by comparing it to the 1993 Holocaust film Schindler’s List, New York Post reported. “To me, this was like [the movie] Schindler’s List. We make art so people won’t forget,’’ said the actress, who plays a captured passenger in the show and asked not to be identified. The Met Opera focuses on the infamous murder of Lower East Side Jewish resident Leon Klinghoffer, 69. The wheelchair-bound father of [...]

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  • Analysis Arts and Culture Beyond ‘Klinghoffer’: Opera’s Composer, Librettist Have Broader Jewish Problem

    Beyond ‘Klinghoffer’: Opera’s Composer, Librettist Have Broader Jewish Problem

    JNS.org – One of the most controversial operas in recent memory, “The Death of Klinghoffer,” debuted Oct. 20 at New York’s Metropolitan Opera. The Met has scheduled seven more performances through November. The first staging did not occur without protest, as about 400 demonstrators—including Jewish communal and nationally recognized leaders—came to Lincoln Center to denounce the anti-Jewish and anti-Israel opera. “Klinghoffer,” the creation of composer John Adams and librettist Alice Goodman, premiered in 1991—with few additional stagings. The opera is based [...]

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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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