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Shin Bet to Israeli Gymnastics Team: We Can’t Protect You in Turkey (VIDEO) August 21, 2014 10:14 am

Shin Bet to Israeli Gymnastics Team: We Can’t Protect You in Turkey (VIDEO)

Officials at Israel’s Shin Bet intelligence agency have warned Israeli gymnasts that...

Hamas Threat Against Ben Gurion Airport Proves Hollow as Fighting Resumes August 21, 2014 10:01 am

Hamas Threat Against Ben Gurion Airport Proves Hollow as Fighting Resumes

JNS.org - With the resumption of fighting in Gaza, Hamas on Wednesday returned to issuing...

Israel Police: Try Arab Knesset Member Zoabi for Incitement August 20, 2014 11:57 pm

Israel Police: Try Arab Knesset Member Zoabi for Incitement

The Israel Police on Tuesday said there was enough evidence to try firebrand Israeli-Arab...

Scarlett Johansson’s Kiss With Egyptian Actor Draws Criticism in Arab Media (VIDEO) August 20, 2014 7:27 pm

Scarlett Johansson’s Kiss With Egyptian Actor Draws Criticism in Arab Media (VIDEO)

A passionate 16-second on-screen kiss between actress Scarlett Johansson and controversial...

Airlines Say They’ll Defy Hamas Threat to Rocket Israel’s Main Airport August 20, 2014 7:00 pm

Airlines Say They’ll Defy Hamas Threat to Rocket Israel’s Main Airport

Several Israeli and international air carriers said Wednesday night that they weren’t...

Hamas Official Claims Responsibility for Murder of Israeli Teens August 20, 2014 6:46 pm

Hamas Official Claims Responsibility for Murder of Israeli Teens

JNS.org - Israel’s Channel 2 on Wednesday aired a recording of Hamas leader Saleh...

After Reported Assassination of Gaza Military Chief, Netanyahu Says ‘Hamas Leaders Are Legitimate Targets’ (VIDEO) August 20, 2014 4:30 pm

After Reported Assassination of Gaza Military Chief, Netanyahu Says ‘Hamas Leaders Are Legitimate Targets’ (VIDEO)

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Wednesday night said that Hamas’ leadership...

Hamas Denies IDF Killed Gaza Military Chief, Mohammed Deif (VIDEO) August 20, 2014 1:55 pm

Hamas Denies IDF Killed Gaza Military Chief, Mohammed Deif (VIDEO)

Hamas’ military wing spokesman Abu Obadiah said Wednesday night that Israel had...

Israeli Politicians Across Spectrum Call for Tougher Response to Hamas Rockets August 20, 2014 9:58 am

Israeli Politicians Across Spectrum Call for Tougher Response to Hamas Rockets

JNS.org – Israeli politicians across the political spectrum are calling for a tougher...

Israel Targets Hamas Military Commander August 20, 2014 9:57 am

Israel Targets Hamas Military Commander

JNS.org – Within the span of two hours of its violation of a temporary cease-fire...

Start of Israeli School Year Dedicated to Operation Protective Edge’s Aftermath August 19, 2014 10:29 pm

Start of Israeli School Year Dedicated to Operation Protective Edge’s Aftermath

JNS.org - The Israeli Education Ministry has decided to dedicate the first two weeks of...

Director Shooting Film About Anne Frank – in Gaza August 19, 2014 9:50 pm

Director Shooting Film About Anne Frank – in Gaza

In a story that wildly veers somewhere between the absurd and obscene, a Croatian filmmaker...

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  • Arts and Culture Blogs 10 New Hollywood Movies That Aim to Show Support for Israel (SATIRE)

    10 New Hollywood Movies That Aim to Show Support for Israel (SATIRE)

    Ten major film studios are currently in production on projects that promote a decidedly pro-Israeli narrative. In famously liberal Hollywood, such a development has left mouths agape and set tongues a wagging. Since the Jewish State began defending itself from the thousands of rockets that Hamas has hurled at it – as well as ongoing terror attacks and murders, the overwhelming number of Tinseltown’s producers, directors, actors, and studio moguls have remained indifferent to the plight of millions of Israeli [...]

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  • Featured Israel Sports So Close: Israeli Judoka Loses Crown in World Cup Final, Finishes With Silver (VIDEO)

    So Close: Israeli Judoka Loses Crown in World Cup Final, Finishes With Silver (VIDEO)

    Israeli Judoka Yarden Gerbi (63kg), 25, of Netanya, on Thursday lost the final round at the Judo World Cup, and her world title to Clarisse Agbegnenou of France, at a match held in Russia. “I have mixed feelings,” Gerbi told Israeli Army radio. But, “I shouldn’t assume that I’d win the world Judo championship twice in a row,” she admitted. Gerbi won gold in Rio De Janeiro last year. “When I made my decision, I knew it was going to [...]

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  • Book Reviews Jewish Identity Surviving the Holocaust by Hiding Their Faith (REVIEW)

    Surviving the Holocaust by Hiding Their Faith (REVIEW)

    “Jews Out!” was just the name of a child’s game that three little girls played in World War II Europe. But all is not as it seems because the three girls were Jewish, but hiding their true identities. In award-winning author R. D. Rosen’s riveting non-fiction work, Such Good Girls, “Jews Out!” wasn’t a game; it was a struggle for survival. The girls, Sophie, Flora, and Carla, grew up at a time and a place that did not allow them [...]

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  • Music Personalities Twenty Years On, the Real and Radical Legacy of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach

    Twenty Years On, the Real and Radical Legacy of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach

    JNS.org – “He was part hippie, part yippie, part beatnik, and part New Age,” wrote Elli Wohlgelernter in a Jerusalem Post eulogy in 1994, following the Oct. 20 passing of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach. Twenty years later, more robust accounts of Carlebach’s life have come to the surface. Earlier this year, Natan Ophir published the book Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach: Life, Mission & Legacy. This past summer, Rabbi Shlomo Katz’s The Soul of Jerusalem hit the shelves. But even the authors will admit [...]

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  • Blogs Music Beatlemania Invades the Gaza Strip (SATIRE)

    Beatlemania Invades the Gaza Strip (SATIRE)

    As Hamas loses its grip on power in the Gaza Strip as a result of war, poverty and disillusionment, the Islamist terrorist group has developed an ingenious way to raise the moral of the 1.7 million Palestinian Arabs it was elected to serve. While currently focused on delivering a rocket into every Israeli home, Hamas has not left its own people behind. To gently wipe away the tears of children strategically placed inside kindergartens as human shields, the Hamas Interior Ministry has [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Spirituality/Tradition Removing Jesus’ Jewish Identity From Artwork

    Removing Jesus’ Jewish Identity From Artwork

    In a strong statement that challenges the historic divide between Christianity and Judaism, Pope Francis recently proclaimed, “Inside every Christian is a Jew.” But if you look at Renaissance artworks that depict Jesus, you will not find any evidence of a Jew inside the Christianized Jesus — even though the Gospels in the New Testament tell us that Jesus was Jewish to the core. Getting that point across to the public is a daunting task, as I learned in interviews I [...]

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  • Music Personalities Recycling His Roots

    Recycling His Roots

    JNS.org – Having started his career playing on his family’s pots and pans, Jewish musician Billy Jonas has maintained this homemade performance ethic while spreading his messages of simple living and environmentalism to a shared home throughout the world. After beginning in the kitchen, Jonas soon moved to the music room, where he picked up the piano, guitar, and trombone. These days, the multi-talented multi-instrumentalist plays on with pretty much anything he can find, including cans, bottles buckets, and other recycled-object [...]

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  • Book Reviews Personalities Jewish Renewal Movement Founder’s Insights Form a New Guide for Senior Living

    Jewish Renewal Movement Founder’s Insights Form a New Guide for Senior Living

    JNS.org – Sara Davidson’s The December Project is a new book that should be read by all senior citizens, and by those who hope to live a long life, for it raises a question that most of us have not been taught how to answer: What should we do in that final stage of our lives? Many of us continue working past the traditional retirement age of 65, not because we need the money and not because we find the [...]

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