The time has come for the US and Israel to move on from the dispute over last year’s Iran nuclear agreement and work to bolster ties, New Jersey Senator Cory Booker, a prominent Democratic backer of the deal, told the Jewish Insider on Tuesday. Booker, who recently returned from a trip to Israel with a bipartisan congressional delegation, said his support of the Iran deal, which drew strong criticism...
Reuters Bureau Chief Deletes Tweet Saying Palestinian Leadership Doesn’t Allow Athletes to Train in Israel
The Jerusalem bureau chief for Reuters deleted a tweet he posted last week about the plight...
JNS.org – The remains of an unusual structure that served as a synagogue during the...
Delegitimization Fighter Provides Pointers to Israeli Travelers Encountering Anti-Zionist Protests Abroad
Israeli travelers, increasingly encountering anti-Zionist protests while vacationing abroad,...
Netanyahu Congratulates Israeli Bronze Medalist Judoka for ‘Showing Peace-Seeking Face of Nation’ Despite Egyptian Rival’s Olympic Snub (VIDEO)
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu phoned one of the Jewish state’s star judokas...
Thousands of Jewish worshipers arrived early this morning (Sunday) at Jerusalem’s Western...
JNS.org – The French and US governments have both condemned Israeli plans to demolish...
JNS.org – A new interfaith and spiritual gathering of Christians, Jews and Muslims will...
JNS.org – In a video address on Thursday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu...
Israeli Musician Draws Half Million Views for Comedic Commentary on Simone Biles’ Olympic Routine (VIDEO)
A video of a popular Israeli musician’s comedic commentary on the Olympic performance...
Bar Refaeli has given birth to a healthy baby girl. The Israeli model delivered her first...
Cast members of the new film “Suicide Squad” raved about the beauty of actress Gal...
JNS.org – Israel’s Ministry of Tourism on Wednesday announced two major moves it...
Arts and Culture
Huffington Post Accused of ‘Jew-Hatred’ After Tweeting ‘Offensive’ Joke About Comedian at Video Music Awards
The Huffington Post is facing backlash after joking about a Jewish comedian’s appearance at the Video Music Awards (VMAs) on Sunday night. Josh “The Fat Jew” Ostrovsky took part in Nick Jonas’ performance of his song “Bacon,” staged in a New York diner — in a cameo role as a waiter throwing a handful of bacon in the air. Commenting on the show, the Huffington Post tweeted, “not thrilled at the fat jew [he] wasted all that perfectly good bacon!!!!!!” The message angered many Twitter users, who thought the joke […]Read more →
Israeli Fans Mob, Dance With Basketball Player Amar’e Stoudemire at First Jerusalem Team Practice (VIDEO)
Israeli basketball fans mobbed Hapoel Jerusalem’s newest player, American pro Amar’e Stoudemire, dancing around with him during a practice open to the public. On Friday, the team posted a video on Twitter of the happy romp with fans jumping around Stoudemire, while chanting in Hebrew. Unfamiliar with the lyrics, Stoudemire pumps his fist in the air. The basketball player, who has Jewish roots on his mother’s side, also waved a flag emblazoned with Hapoel Jerusalem’s logo. The former New York Knicks forward retired from the NBA earlier […]Read more →
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The Israeli version of the famed American Burning Man music festival is the “ultimate revenge on Hitler,” according to a column in Playboy magazine on Thursday. In his column, Jeff Weiss also took note of the fact that Midburn — a five-day bacchanal in the Negev Desert, self-described as an event celebrating “a communal life style, creativity, art and radical self-expression” — began on June 8, the day of the Sarona Market terrorist attack in Tel Aviv, which left four people dead. Weiss asked rhetorically, “What could needle the mustached […]Read more →
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Author of New Book on Connection Between Jews, Punk Rock Describes Bands Flinging Gefilte Fish, Bagels at Audience (INTERVIEW)
Some punk rockers integrate their Jewish identity into their music through food, the author of a new book on the topic told The Algemeiner on Wednesday. Michael Croland, author of Oy Oy Oy Gevalt! Jews and Punk, described the way different musicians express this connection. “One band is known for throwing gefilte fish in the mosh pit, and people at its concert slide around on it while dancing,” he recounted. “Another used to drink Manischewitz [sweet kosher] wine out of a shofar [the ram […]Read more →
Scottish Soccer Club Manager Hails ‘Fantastic’ Jewish-State Visit After Victory Over Israeli Team (VIDEO)
The manager of Scotland’s Celtic soccer club lauded Israel, after his team won a match against the Jewish state’s Hapoel Be’er Sheva on Tuesday night. Brendan Rodgers said at a post-match press conference: On behalf of the players, the people of Celtic and Scotland, Israel’s been fantastic for us. We came out here on Sunday, [and from] the hotel, the staff, we’ve been very, very warmly received. The atmosphere at the game was amazing and, obviously, one team has to lose, but you have a wonderful team here, […]Read more →
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For the second time, Israel will host the Jaffa Jazz Festival, according to Broadwayworld.com. The festival will unite 43 Israeli musicians and eight international artists for a three-day event. The program will include a special performance by an ensemble of top jazz students studying at Belgium’s Royal Conservatoire of Antwerp, the Belgrade Music Academy in Serbia, Israel’s Rimon School of Music and the jazz program of the Israel Conservatory of Music in Tel Aviv. There will also be a jazz show for children led by Israeli saxophonist […]Read more →
JNS.org – As a young boy growing up in Ashdod, Israel, Alon Day got his first go-kart at age 9. By 15, he was racing them. Less than a decade later, Day has become the first Israeli professional race car driver on the NASCAR circuit. He made history by competing in NASCAR’s Xfinity Series race at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on August 13. “Driving a race car is not like any other sport,” Day told JNS.org. “You are actually almost flying […]Read more →
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The writer of a popular children’s television series will premiere an off-Broadway solo show called “Not That Jewish,” according to The Hollywood Reporter. Written and performed by Monica Piper — the Emmy Award-winning showrunner of Nickelodeon’s “Rugrats” — the show is described as “the autobiographical telling of a Jew…’ish’ girl’s life.” “Not That Jewish” explores Piper’s Bronx upbringing in a show-business family, her comedy-club debut and her “almost” night with former Yankees legend Mickey Mantle. “Audiences can expect to leave laughed-out, a little teary-eyed and […]Read more →