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British Reporter: Palestinians Prevented Israeli Medic From Aiding PA Official and Convicted Terrorist Ziad Abu Ein December 10, 2014 12:38 pm

British Reporter: Palestinians Prevented Israeli Medic From Aiding PA Official and Convicted Terrorist Ziad Abu Ein

A British television news reporter has revealed that Palestinian demonstrators near the West...

PA Official and Convicted Terrorist Died From Heart Attack, Says Israel, as PA President Abbas Lauds ‘Martyr’ (VIDEO) December 10, 2014 12:06 pm

PA Official and Convicted Terrorist Died From Heart Attack, Says Israel, as PA President Abbas Lauds ‘Martyr’ (VIDEO)

Israel has scorned Palestinian Authority claims that IDF troops killed a senior PA official...

Netanyahu and John Kerry to Meet in Rome Prior to UNSC Vote on Israeli Withdrawal December 10, 2014 8:58 am

Netanyahu and John Kerry to Meet in Rome Prior to UNSC Vote on Israeli Withdrawal

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will hold an emergency meeting in Rome on Monday with Prime...

Israel’s Ya’alon Says Building in Judea, Samaria Will Continue After Obama Leaves Office December 10, 2014 8:29 am

Israel’s Ya’alon Says Building in Judea, Samaria Will Continue After Obama Leaves Office

Israel’s Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon told high school students in a Jewish...

Israel Plans Alternate Airport After Wartime Rocket Threats December 10, 2014 8:26 am

Israel Plans Alternate Airport After Wartime Rocket Threats

An airport planned for Israel’s southern desert is being billed as a wartime alternative...

‘Race Against Time’ to Contain Oil Spill in Eilat December 9, 2014 10:39 pm

‘Race Against Time’ to Contain Oil Spill in Eilat

JNS.org – The Israeli Environmental Protection Ministry said Monday that the crude...

IDF Soldiers ‘Kidnapped’ for Their Own Good in Covert West Bank Sting Operation December 9, 2014 4:31 pm

IDF Soldiers ‘Kidnapped’ for Their Own Good in Covert West Bank Sting Operation

Despite terror abduction alerts, near-attempts and bitter “successes” by Palestinian kidnappers,...

Israeli Watchdog: Amnesty International Gaza Report Uses Flawed Methodology to Buttress War Crimes Accusations Against IDF December 9, 2014 4:18 pm

Israeli Watchdog: Amnesty International Gaza Report Uses Flawed Methodology to Buttress War Crimes Accusations Against IDF

Israeli watchdog NGO Monitor has blasted the latest Amnesty International report on Israel’s...

IDF Expresses Unease Over Wildcat Security Patrols in West Bank December 9, 2014 1:40 pm

IDF Expresses Unease Over Wildcat Security Patrols in West Bank

Escalating Palestinian shooting, firebombing and stoning attacks against Israeli motorists...

Israeli Knesset Officially Disperses Ahead of March Elections December 9, 2014 12:21 pm

Israeli Knesset Officially Disperses Ahead of March Elections

JNS.org – On Monday night, the curtain closed on one of the shortest Knesset terms...

Security Forces Thwart Terror Attack by Nephew of Israeli Teens’ Killer December 9, 2014 11:06 am

Security Forces Thwart Terror Attack by Nephew of Israeli Teens’ Killer

JNS.org - Two Palestinian men, one of them armed with a knife, were arrested by Israeli security...

Israel’s Supreme Court Rebukes Arab MK Zoabi for Inflammatory Statements December 9, 2014 10:58 am

Israel’s Supreme Court Rebukes Arab MK Zoabi for Inflammatory Statements

JNS.org - Israel’s High Court of Justice on Tuesday leveled scathing criticism at Arab...

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  • Arts and Culture Theater US & Canada New Play Explores the ‘Arrogance’ of American Jews Critical of Israel, Playwright Says

    New Play Explores the ‘Arrogance’ of American Jews Critical of Israel, Playwright Says

    In his new play Mr. Goldberg Goes to Tel Aviv, playwright Oren Safdie tackles an issue that he has a major concern with: the relationship between Israelis and left-leaning Diaspora Jews with their “I know better” critical views. At the heart of the one-act play is Tony, a Jewish and gay Palestinian sympathizer who expresses strong anti-Israel sentiments when the play begins and at one point even sides with a Palestinian terrorist who holds his captive. Tony, who is also an [...]

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  • Music US & Canada Hassidic Parody of Taylor Swift Song Apes Long Jewish Holidays (VIDEO)

    Hassidic Parody of Taylor Swift Song Apes Long Jewish Holidays (VIDEO)

    A Jewish comedy troupe released a parody video on Wednesday of Taylor Swift’s hit song Shake It Off in which they joke about taking extensive time off from work for Jewish holidays. “And the goyim gonna stay, stay, stay, stay, stay. And the Jews are gonna pray, pray pray, pray, pray. I’m just gonna take, take, take, take, take. I’m taking off,” goes the chorus for I’m Taking Off. Menachem Weinstein, the video’s lead singer, is the creative director at [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Jewish Literature On 75th Anniversary, Looking at the Jewish Influence on Gone With the Wind

    On 75th Anniversary, Looking at the Jewish Influence on Gone With the Wind

    JNS.org – The 75th anniversary of the premiere of “Gone with the Wind” on Dec. 15 presents an opportunity to examine the Jewish influence on one of the most popular films of all time. That influence starts with the American Civil War epic’s famed producer, David O. Selznick. Adjusted for inflation, “Gone with the Wind” remains the highest-grossing movie ever made. It earned the 1939 Academy Award for Best Picture, the same honor another Selznick film, “Rebecca,” garnered in 1940. Selznick [...]

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  • Featured Music US & Canada EXCLUSIVE: Matisyahu Provides Most Extensive Analysis Yet of His Religious, Musical Evolution (INTERVIEW)

    EXCLUSIVE: Matisyahu Provides Most Extensive Analysis Yet of His Religious, Musical Evolution (INTERVIEW)

    Matisyahu got candid in an exclusive interview with The Algemeiner on Monday about his religious and musical journey – after shedding his Chassidic skin, yarmulke, long beard and all – from the start of his career in 2005 when he became a reggae superstar with hits King Without a Crown and Jerusalem. The singer-songwriter embarks on his Festival of Light tour this month, an annual Hanukkah event that stops in Montreal, New York, and other cities before ending in San Juan, [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Personalities ‘Sheriff of Mars’ Unveils Endearing Life of Jewish Music Star Hidden in the Fields of France

    ‘Sheriff of Mars’ Unveils Endearing Life of Jewish Music Star Hidden in the Fields of France

    JNS.org – It was an era of steel strings, guitar heroes, and storytellers—high on heroin, rebellious. Outlaw country music, the hallmark of Nashville’s powerful and angry music scene of the 1970s, was the brew of greats such as Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, and Townes Van Zandt. But there is another, little-known music hero of that era: Daniel Antopolsky. A Jewish lad from Augusta, Ga.—the son of immigrants who settled in the south and ran a hardware store on Main Street—the [...]

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  • Arts and Culture US & Canada Iranian Actress Replaces Israel’s Gal Gadot for ‘Ben-Hur’ Remake

    Iranian Actress Replaces Israel’s Gal Gadot for ‘Ben-Hur’ Remake

    Iranian actress Nazanin Boniadi replaced Israeli star Gal Gadot as the female lead in the new Ben-Hur remake, Hollywood.com reported on Tuesday. The Homeland actress will play Esther, a slave that Ben-Hur sets free and falls in love with. Gadot quit the movie when it became clear that filming conflicted with her schedule for the Man of Steel sequel. The Israeli actress plays Wonder Woman in the superhero film Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. Actor Jack Huston takes on 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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