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Ahead of Release From Hospital, Israeli Hero Wounded While Confronting Palestinian Perpetrators of Tel Aviv Terrorist Attack Recounts Ordeal (VIDEO) June 19, 2016 10:46 am

Ahead of Release From Hospital, Israeli Hero Wounded While Confronting Palestinian Perpetrators of Tel Aviv Terrorist Attack Recounts Ordeal (VIDEO)

An Israeli hero wounded in the recent shooting attack at Tel Aviv’s Sarona Market while...

Israel Sends Firefighting Planes to Help Douse Cyprus Blaze June 19, 2016 9:06 am

Israel Sends Firefighting Planes to Help Douse Cyprus Blaze

Israel said Saturday it was sending firefighting planes to a blaze in Cyprus, returning the...

Social Media World Mourns American High-Tech Guru Killed in Fluke Tel Aviv Car Crash June 19, 2016 8:59 am

Social Media World Mourns American High-Tech Guru Killed in Fluke Tel Aviv Car Crash

JNS.org – Hundreds of people took to Facebook on Sunday to mourn the death of American...

Los Angeles Dodgers Become First MLB Team to Sign Israeli Citizen June 18, 2016 1:30 pm

Los Angeles Dodgers Become First MLB Team to Sign Israeli Citizen

JNS.org – The Los Angeles Dodgers have become the first Major League Baseball (MLB)...

Arab Knesset Member Haneen Zoabi to Take Part in Another Gaza Flotilla June 17, 2016 2:58 pm

Arab Knesset Member Haneen Zoabi to Take Part in Another Gaza Flotilla

JNS.org – Arab member of the Israeli Knesset Haneen Zoabi (Joint Arab List) is expected...

Israeli Legal NGO Threatens Boeing Deal With Iran June 17, 2016 2:55 pm

Israeli Legal NGO Threatens Boeing Deal With Iran

JNS.org – An Israeli legal rights NGO on Thursday threatened to place liens against...

Israeli Police Block East Jerusalem Road After Four Firebomb Attacks June 17, 2016 2:53 pm

Israeli Police Block East Jerusalem Road After Four Firebomb Attacks

Israeli police blocked a road in East Jerusalem on Friday after four firebombs were hurled...

Former IDF Deputy Chief of Staff: Until Middle East Stabilizes, Withdrawal of Israeli Military From Judea, Samaria, Jordan Valley Would Be ‘Irresponsible’ June 17, 2016 3:41 am

Former IDF Deputy Chief of Staff: Until Middle East Stabilizes, Withdrawal of Israeli Military From Judea, Samaria, Jordan Valley Would Be ‘Irresponsible’

A former deputy chief of staff of the Israeli army said that any decision to withdraw the...

Watchdog: False ‘Water War’ Reporting Highlights Media Willingness to Frame Israel as ‘Malevolent Force’ Oppressing Palestinians June 17, 2016 2:53 am

Watchdog: False ‘Water War’ Reporting Highlights Media Willingness to Frame Israel as ‘Malevolent Force’ Oppressing Palestinians

Foreign news reports claiming Israel purposely cut off the water supply to Palestinians during...

Former Israeli Defense Minister Slams Netanyahu, Announces Intention to Run for Prime Minister June 16, 2016 2:36 pm

Former Israeli Defense Minister Slams Netanyahu, Announces Intention to Run for Prime Minister

JNS.org – Former Israeli defense minister Moshe Ya’alon, who resigned from the government...

Israeli College With ‘Distinct Point of View’ Ranks Among World’s 25 Best Fashion Schools in 2016 June 16, 2016 2:14 pm

Israeli College With ‘Distinct Point of View’ Ranks Among World’s 25 Best Fashion Schools in 2016

An Israeli college was ranked by the website Fashionista as one of the world’s 25...

President of International Military Supplier Calls Israel ‘Silicon Valley’ of Defense Industry June 16, 2016 12:31 pm

President of International Military Supplier Calls Israel ‘Silicon Valley’ of Defense Industry

Israel is the “Silicon Valley” of the defense industry, an executive at DRS Technologies...

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  • Arts and Culture Music Coldplay Begins Concert With Broadcast of Charlie Chaplin’s Iconic Speech in ‘The Great Dictator’

    Coldplay Begins Concert With Broadcast of Charlie Chaplin’s Iconic Speech in ‘The Great Dictator’

    British rock band Coldplay started its set at the Glastonburg Festival on Sunday by broadcasting excerpts of the iconic speech Charlie Chaplin delivered in The Great Dictator, the 1940 political satire in which the famous filmmaker/movie star played a Jewish barber. “I’m sorry, but I don’t want to be an emperor. That’s not my business. I don’t want to rule or conquer anyone,” Chaplin begins his address. “I should like to help everyone, if possible, Jew, Gentile, black man, white. We all want to help one […]

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  • Blogs Sports Two Decades Before Cleveland’s First NBA Title, LeBron James Walked Onto a JCC Court

    Two Decades Before Cleveland’s First NBA Title, LeBron James Walked Onto a JCC Court

    JNS.org – The seed for the city of Cleveland’s first professional championship in a major sport in 52 years may have been planted at the Shaw Jewish Community Center on White Pond Drive in Akron, Ohio, nearly 20 years ago. That’s when a tall, lanky kid from Akron named LeBron James walked onto the hardwood court and changed the game of basketball forever. Coach Keith Dambrot, now the head basketball coach at the University of Akron, conducted those sessions that attracted […]

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  • Arts and Culture Blogs North American Studios Look to Israel for Next Animation Hit

    North American Studios Look to Israel for Next Animation Hit

    JNS.org – In 2008, Yoram Honig was a producer and director living in Jerusalem, fresh off his first international hit, when the Jerusalem Development Authority (JDA) came to him with a challenge: build a film industry from scratch in Israel’s capital. “When we started here, was nothing in Jerusalem,” he said during an interview in his office in the Talbiya neighborhood. Now, the Jerusalem Film and Television Fund, which Honig heads as an arm of the JDA, pumps 9 million shekels […]

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  • Blogs Sports Olympic Gold Medalist Gabby Douglas to Wear Leotard With Hebrew Letters in National Competition

    Olympic Gold Medalist Gabby Douglas to Wear Leotard With Hebrew Letters in National Competition

    Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas will wear a leotard bearing Hebrew lettering when she competes at the P&G Gymnastics Championships over the weekend. Douglas’ Swarovski-outlined outfit will feature the Hebrew word “Elohim,” meaning God, on its left sleeve. The Hebrew detailing honors the athlete’s “rich heritage of faith,” according to apparel manufacturer GK Elite, which produced the leotard and released a preview of it on Wednesday. The company said Douglas’ sister, Joyelle “Joy” Douglas, created the Hebrew design. The outcome of the P&G Championships will help […]

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  • Europe Sports British World Heavyweight Champion Should Be Banned From Boxing for Sounding Like Hitler, Says Ukrainian Competitor

    British World Heavyweight Champion Should Be Banned From Boxing for Sounding Like Hitler, Says Ukrainian Competitor

    Britain’s world heavyweight champion, Taylor Fury, should be banned from boxing for making Nazi-like comments, a former world champion from the Ukraine said on Thursday, ahead of their upcoming match. “I was in shock at his statements about women, the gay community, and when he got to the Jewish people, he sounded like Hitler,” Wladimir Klitschko told British media, according to Reuters. “We cannot have a champion like that. Either he needs to be shut up or shut down in the ring, or […]

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  • Arts and Culture Rabbi Shows Cooking Skills and Humor on Chopped

    Rabbi Shows Cooking Skills and Humor on Chopped

    Rabbi Hanoch Hecht just made television history; but, unfortunately, he couldn’t have his rugelach and eat it too. Hecht became the first rabbi to compete on the hit show “Chopped,” where contestants are forced to use four random ingredients in their recipes, and have 20-30 minutes to create an appetizer, a main course and a dessert. A contestant is eliminated after each round. Hecht, 32, said that while the dishes and utensils were new, the kitchen was not kosher, so he couldn’t taste […]

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  • Blogs Music Orthodox Entertainer Stars in Pepsi Max Commercial as New Face of Company’s Israel Campaign (VIDEO)

    Orthodox Entertainer Stars in Pepsi Max Commercial as New Face of Company’s Israel Campaign (VIDEO)

    Orthodox singer and entertainer Lipa Schmeltzer is starring in a new Pepsi Max commercial for the company’s campaign in Israel. The commercial begins with a bunch of Jewish men eating at a restaurant, when Schmeltzer walks in and tries to decide what to order. An employee at the obviously Israeli eatery offers him a variety of foods, but the entertainer in the end decides on a bottle of Pepsi. Everyone in the restaurant then joins him, drinking Pepsi Max and dancing to […]

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  • Arts and Culture Book Reviews Jewish Author’s ‘Messy’ Draft Transforms Into Rock Star Novel on Amazon

    Jewish Author’s ‘Messy’ Draft Transforms Into Rock Star Novel on Amazon

    JNS.org – “Writing is a messy process,” says author Elizabeth Poliner. “People who don’t write fiction would be surprised to see what early drafts could look like.” But readers wouldn’t know “what a mess it was for the longest time,” as the Jewish author puts it, when reading Poliner’s critically acclaimed latest book, As Close to Us as Breathing. The volume garnered Amazon’s “Best Book” designation in March 2016 as well as rave reviews from the New York Times,W Magazine, NPR, […]

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