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Framework Deal Gives Israel’s Natural Gas Industry an Energy Boost August 13, 2015 10:17 am

Framework Deal Gives Israel’s Natural Gas Industry an Energy Boost

JNS.org – The Israeli government and the energy companies involved in the country’s...

Netanyahu Outlines Opposition to Iran Deal in Jerusalem Meetings With US Lawmakers August 13, 2015 9:57 am

Netanyahu Outlines Opposition to Iran Deal in Jerusalem Meetings With US Lawmakers

As the battle over the Iran nuclear agreement continues to rattle the American political establishment,...

Israeli Defense Officials: Hamas Building New Tunnels from Gaza into Israel August 12, 2015 6:27 pm

Israeli Defense Officials: Hamas Building New Tunnels from Gaza into Israel

Israeli defense officials said Hamas recently commissioned several new attack tunnels that would...

Anti-Israel Petition Calls for Arrest of Netanyahu During UK Visit August 12, 2015 1:41 pm

Anti-Israel Petition Calls for Arrest of Netanyahu During UK Visit

JNS.org – As of Wednesday morning, nearly 40,000 people had signed an online petition...

IDF Issues New Rules of Engagement in Judea and Samaria August 12, 2015 9:51 am

IDF Issues New Rules of Engagement in Judea and Samaria

JNS.org – Israel Defense Forces GOC Central Command Maj. Gen. Roni Numa on Tuesday...

Report: Top Netanyahu Adviser Lands in Cairo for Private Meetings With Egyptian Officials August 11, 2015 5:37 pm

Report: Top Netanyahu Adviser Lands in Cairo for Private Meetings With Egyptian Officials

An high-level Israeli delegation arrived in Cairo on Tuesday afternoon for private meetings...

Senior Palestinian Islamic Jihad Official Says All of Israel Now in Range of Rockets August 11, 2015 5:04 pm

Senior Palestinian Islamic Jihad Official Says All of Israel Now in Range of Rockets

Just one year after Israel’s Operation Protective Edge against Hamas in Gaza, a senior...

Israeli Parents Among World’s Most Protective, Study Shows August 11, 2015 3:50 pm

Israeli Parents Among World’s Most Protective, Study Shows

Israel — a country no stranger to war and terrorism — is perhaps not surprisingly...

91-Year-Old Israeli Man Wins World Championship in Running for Seniors August 11, 2015 1:52 pm

91-Year-Old Israeli Man Wins World Championship in Running for Seniors

JNS.org – Three months after being named European champion, 91-year-old Israeli long-distance...

On Temple Mount, Israeli Police Arrest Violent Palestinian Guard Amid Clashes August 10, 2015 9:26 pm

On Temple Mount, Israeli Police Arrest Violent Palestinian Guard Amid Clashes

JNS.org – Israeli police arrested a Palestinian guard on the Temple Mount during a...

Israeli Defense Ministry Rebuffs String of Cyber Infiltration Attempts August 10, 2015 8:53 pm

Israeli Defense Ministry Rebuffs String of Cyber Infiltration Attempts

In recent weeks, Israel’s Ministry of Defense thwarted multiple cyber-attacks against...

Israeli Officials Reject Obama Claim That Netanyahu is Meddling in US Affairs August 10, 2015 12:48 pm

Israeli Officials Reject Obama Claim That Netanyahu is Meddling in US Affairs

JNS.org – Israeli officials on Monday rejected a claim by U.S. President Barack Obama...

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  • Arts and Culture Middle East Larry King Asks Saudi Arabian Fan If Taking Pictures With Jews Is Permitted

    Larry King Asks Saudi Arabian Fan If Taking Pictures With Jews Is Permitted

    Jewish former CNN host Larry King asked a Saudi Arabian fan if taking pictures with Jews is allowed in his country, before agreeing to pose for a photo with the man, The New York Times reported on Wednesday. The world-famous interviewer was leaving the Ritz Carlton hotel in Washington, D.C. with a New York Times reporter when a “dark-skinned man” approached and asked to take a picture with him, according to the publication. Whereupon, King asked the fan where he was from. When the man said Saudi […]

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  • Europe Sports Britain’s Lord Sugar Says Synagogues Will Be Empty With Yom Kippur Matchup of Jewish-Supported Soccer Teams

    Britain’s Lord Sugar Says Synagogues Will Be Empty With Yom Kippur Matchup of Jewish-Supported Soccer Teams

    British-Jewish business tycoon Lord Alan Sugar joked on Wednesday that London synagogues will likely be empty during Yom Kippur with congregants fleeing to watch the match-up of two leading English soccer teams known for having hordes of Jewish fans. “Spurs V Arsenal cup game drawn on most important Jewish festival,” Lord Sugar pointed out on Twitter. “Both teams have loads of Jewish fans. Conclusion Synagogues will be empty.” North London rivals Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal FC will go head-to-head in the Capital One Cup third-round […]

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  • Arts and Culture US & Canada Jewish Men Pass Jimmy Kimmel Social Experiment, Rescuing ‘Spongebob’ in Distress (VIDEO)

    Jewish Men Pass Jimmy Kimmel Social Experiment, Rescuing ‘Spongebob’ in Distress (VIDEO)

    Two Jewish men were the only unwitting participants in a social experiment conducted by Jimmy Kimmel, for his popular TV show. As part of a candid-camera-like sketch featured Monday night on Jimmy Kimmel Live, the host devised different street scenes to observe human behavior — in particular, to see how long it would take people walking down California’s bustling Hollywood Boulevard to notice and interact with others in distress. One scene involved a man in a Spongebob Squarepants costume who had “fallen down” on the sidewalk and needed help […]

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  • Education US & Canada International Jewish Organization Blasts Israeli-Born Star Natalie Portman for Comments on Holocaust Education

    International Jewish Organization Blasts Israeli-Born Star Natalie Portman for Comments on Holocaust Education

    A major Jewish organization rebuked actress Natalie Portman on Monday for saying in a recent interview that Jews put too much emphasis on teaching about the Holocaust relative to other genocides. The Israeli-born movie star told the U.K.’s Independent that the Jewish community needs to examine how much focus it puts on Holocaust education over other issues. She said she was shocked when she learned that a genocide was taking place in Rwanda while she was in school learning only about the horrors of the […]

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  • Arts and Culture Israel Book Draws Parallels Between Holocaust and Palestinian Nakba, Sparks Outrage

    Book Draws Parallels Between Holocaust and Palestinian Nakba, Sparks Outrage

    JNS.org – A new book that draws parallels between the Holocaust and the Palestinian Nakba (the Arabic term for the displacement of Palestinian refugees during Israel’s War of Independence) has sparked outrage ahead of an official book launch, to be hosted by the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute on Sept. 7. The Zionist organization Im Tirtzu wrote a letter to the institute demanding that it cancel an event it planned in honor of the book’s authors, under the title The Holocaust and […]

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  • Education US & Canada Natalie Portman Says Holocaust Education Shouldn’t be Used for ‘Fearmongering’

    Natalie Portman Says Holocaust Education Shouldn’t be Used for ‘Fearmongering’

    Famed actress Natalie Portman warned on Friday against the use of Holocaust education to evoke fear and paranoia. In an interview with the U.K. Independent she added that the trauma should make Jews more empathetic to others who have also experienced hatred. “Sometimes it can be subverted to fearmongering and like ‘Another Holocaust is going to happen,’” the Israeli-American star said. “We need to, of course, be aware that hatred exists, antisemitism exists against all sorts of people, not in the same way. I […]

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  • Book Reviews Commentary A Righteous Gentile Navigates the Sharkpool of Washington’s Middle East Correspondents (REVIEW)

    A Righteous Gentile Navigates the Sharkpool of Washington’s Middle East Correspondents (REVIEW)

    The Tribalist, by Louis Marano, is ostensibly a work of fiction but at its core a kind of love song by a gentile journalist for the State of Israel, and especially its secular Zionist core. (Because of the relentless attacks by left-wing polemicists on Israel’s allegedly “messianic” fringe, it’s often forgotten that most of Israel’s founders and all its leaders have been secular Zionists.) The author, the product of an Italian-American family in Buffalo, served two tours of duty in […]

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  • Food Jewish Identity Rugelach Roundtable: Does Beloved Pastry Need Dairy to Taste Good?

    Rugelach Roundtable: Does Beloved Pastry Need Dairy to Taste Good?

    JNS.org – Rugelach (singular: rugala) are a beloved traditional Jewish pastry, with a quirky history to boot, but they often present a kosher conundrum. Though parve rugelach are often a preferred dessert after a meat meal for those observing kosher laws (which stipulate a waiting period between eating meat and dairy), some of today’s most popular rugelach are known for their dairy fillings. Pastry chef Paula Shoyer—author of the books “The Kosher Baker: Over 160 Dairy-free Recipes from Traditional to Trendy” and […]

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