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Kerry Confronted on Hot Mic Comments Implying Dissatisfaction With Israel’s Gaza Offensive (VIDEO) July 20, 2014 12:31 pm

Kerry Confronted on Hot Mic Comments Implying Dissatisfaction With Israel’s Gaza Offensive (VIDEO)

In a remarkable and rare television moment on Sunday, Fox News host Chris Wallace confronted...

Arab Knesset Members Participate in Anti-Israel Protests July 20, 2014 11:53 am

Arab Knesset Members Participate in Anti-Israel Protests

JNS.org – Strong opposition to Operation Protective Edge continued in a number of...

‘Significant Likelihood’ That Israel Retakes Gaza, Intelligence Minister Says July 20, 2014 11:36 am

‘Significant Likelihood’ That Israel Retakes Gaza, Intelligence Minister Says

JNS.org – There is “a significant likelihood” that the current Israel Defense Forces...

Israeli Surgeons Treat Palestinian Girl While Under Fire From Gaza July 20, 2014 11:36 am

Israeli Surgeons Treat Palestinian Girl While Under Fire From Gaza

JNS.org – As rocket sirens blared at the Sheba Medical Center in Tel Hashomer last week,...

IDF Establishes Field Hospital to Serve Gazans; Center Includes Pediatrics, Maternity Care July 20, 2014 10:50 am

IDF Establishes Field Hospital to Serve Gazans; Center Includes Pediatrics, Maternity Care

The Israel Defense Forces will open a field hospital on Sunday evening to treat Gazan civilians,...

IDF Confirms: 13 More Israeli Soldiers Killed in Gaza Fighting July 20, 2014 10:16 am

IDF Confirms: 13 More Israeli Soldiers Killed in Gaza Fighting

The Israeli Army on Sunday confirmed the deaths of 13 soldiers in several firefights against...

Israeli Nurse Discovers Own Son Among Wounded IDF Troops in Her Care (VIDEO) July 20, 2014 9:23 am

Israeli Nurse Discovers Own Son Among Wounded IDF Troops in Her Care (VIDEO)

Unconfirmed reports are filtering into the Israeli media of several dozen IDF soldiers wounded...

More Than 130 Terrorists Killed in Israel-Gaza Ground Operation, Including 60 Overnight July 20, 2014 6:54 am

More Than 130 Terrorists Killed in Israel-Gaza Ground Operation, Including 60 Overnight

Ynet – The IDF’s ground incursion into Gaza has led to a rapid rise in the number...

500 Hamas, Islamic Jihad Targets Hit by IDF in Gaza Ground Operation July 20, 2014 6:03 am

500 Hamas, Islamic Jihad Targets Hit by IDF in Gaza Ground Operation

Jerusalem Post – The IDF has struck 2,600 Hamas and Islamic Jihad targets since the start...

Report: In Call With Kerry, Netanyahu Calls Out Erdogan for Anti-Semitic Comments July 20, 2014 6:01 am

Report: In Call With Kerry, Netanyahu Calls Out Erdogan for Anti-Semitic Comments

Jerusalem Post – After years of publicly restraining himself regarding Turkish Prime Minister...

Israeli Death Toll for Gaza Ground Operation Rises to Five July 20, 2014 2:40 am

Israeli Death Toll for Gaza Ground Operation Rises to Five

JNS.org – Four Israeli soldiers were killed and 23 were wounded on Saturday during the...

Two More Israeli Soldiers Killed in Gaza Fighting July 19, 2014 11:09 pm

Two More Israeli Soldiers Killed in Gaza Fighting

Jerusalem Post – Two more soldiers have been killed in the Gaza Strip on Saturday, the...

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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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  • 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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