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IDF, Terrorists Exchange Gunfire in Northern Gaza as Forces Deepen Operation July 24, 2014 8:46 am

IDF, Terrorists Exchange Gunfire in Northern Gaza as Forces Deepen Operation

Ynet – IDF troops were exchanging fire with terrorists in Beit Hanoun and the neighborhood...

Israel Says United Nations Calls for Investigation Are a ‘Travesty’ July 24, 2014 2:19 am

Israel Says United Nations Calls for Investigation Are a ‘Travesty’

After the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) pledged to launch an investigation into...

OPERATION ‘PROTECTIVE EDGE’ DAY 16: U.S. Lifts Travel Ban to Israel’s Ben Gurion Airport (LIVE UPDATES) July 23, 2014 11:59 pm

OPERATION ‘PROTECTIVE EDGE’ DAY 16: U.S. Lifts Travel Ban to Israel’s Ben Gurion Airport (LIVE UPDATES)

Follow here for The Algemeiner’s continued live updates on the ongoing conflict between...

Airline Branch Manager Says FAA Cancellation ‘Smacks of Politics’ July 23, 2014 4:32 pm

Airline Branch Manager Says FAA Cancellation ‘Smacks of Politics’

The manager of the Israeli branch of a foreign airline said on Wednesday morning that the...

Canada’s The Globe and Mail Reports Seeing Hamas Fighters Dressed as Women, One Concealing Weapon in Baby Blanket Like an Infant July 23, 2014 3:53 pm

Canada’s The Globe and Mail Reports Seeing Hamas Fighters Dressed as Women, One Concealing Weapon in Baby Blanket Like an Infant

‘ Canada’s The Globe and Mail on Monday reported seeing Hamas militants in Shuja’iya,...

Israel Defense Forces Reportedly Issues Call to Evacuate Second Hospital in Gaza July 23, 2014 12:56 pm

Israel Defense Forces Reportedly Issues Call to Evacuate Second Hospital in Gaza

According to unverified reports in Palestinian social media on Wednesday afternoon, the...

Thousands Mourn Soldiers Killed in Battle as IDF Death Toll Rises to 29 July 23, 2014 10:43 am

Thousands Mourn Soldiers Killed in Battle as IDF Death Toll Rises to 29

JNS.org – Armored Corps officers Capt. Dmitri Levitas, 26, from, Jerusalem, and Lt. Natan...

Tel Aviv Airport Still Open: Israeli Carriers El Al, Arkia and Israir Flying as Normal, Along With 22 Foreign Airlines, Including British Airways, Aeroflot July 23, 2014 9:59 am

Tel Aviv Airport Still Open: Israeli Carriers El Al, Arkia and Israir Flying as Normal, Along With 22 Foreign Airlines, Including British Airways, Aeroflot

The Israeli Tourism Ministry on Wednesday said Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion International...

Migrant Worker Killed by Mortar Fired From Gaza, Israeli Civilian Death Toll Rises to Three July 23, 2014 9:34 am

Migrant Worker Killed by Mortar Fired From Gaza, Israeli Civilian Death Toll Rises to Three

JNS.org – A Thai foreign worker has been killed after being hit by a rocket fired from Gaza...

Israel Opens Second International Airport Near Eilat in Response to Flight Cancellations July 23, 2014 8:58 am

Israel Opens Second International Airport Near Eilat in Response to Flight Cancellations

JNS.org – Israel is opening the Ovda Airport near Eilat to all international carriers...

High Israeli Support for Gaza Incursion, Survey Shows July 23, 2014 8:32 am

High Israeli Support for Gaza Incursion, Survey Shows

JNS.org – Support for Operation Protective Edge among the Israeli Jewish public remains...

Shimon Peres Slams Qatar for Supporting Hamas Terror July 23, 2014 7:22 am

Shimon Peres Slams Qatar for Supporting Hamas Terror

JNS.org – In a meeting with U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, outgoing Israeli President...

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  • Education Why We Should Invest in Jewish Children

    Why We Should Invest in Jewish Children

    JNS.org – My wife Suzy and I will never forget our wedding day. It was not just the uplifting ceremony and beautiful party that left an indelible mark. Some life-altering advice that we received from one of our guests informed and shaped our lives from that day forward. My high school teacher, Rabbi Moshe Yagid, pulled us aside just before the chuppah and challenged us to choose one mitzvah that would be the foundation of our marriage and our lives. He explained [...]

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  • Jewish Identity Sports LeBron James’ New Coach Shaped by Summer on Kibbutz and Jewish ‘Life Lessons’

    LeBron James’ New Coach Shaped by Summer on Kibbutz and Jewish ‘Life Lessons’

    JNS.org – Influenced by his Jewish upbringing and a summer on a kibbutz, basketball coach David Blatt is embarking on his highest-profile challenge yet: coaching LeBron James, the four-time National Basketball Association (NBA) Most Valuable Player who has made waves for returning to his hometown Cleveland Cavaliers. After guiding Israel’s storied Maccabi Tel Aviv basketball franchise to its 51st Israeli league championship and 6th Euroleague title this past season, Blatt landed the Cavaliers head-coaching job in June. Just weeks later, [...]

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  • Food Jewish Identity Young Syrian Jewish Restauranteur Continues a Family Legacy

    Young Syrian Jewish Restauranteur Continues a Family Legacy

    JNS.org – At the turn of the century, a young Jewish immigrant arrived in New York. So begins the history of many American Jewish families. It is 27-year-old Albert Allaham’s story, too, with a few unusual twists. Albert’s “century” is the 21st—he arrived almost 100 years after the massive waves of European Jewish immigration. Rather than coming from a small town along the Danube river, his shtetl was Damascus. His first American business was not a pushcart on the Lower East [...]

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  • Book Reviews Jewish Identity A Holistic Look at the Rebbe’s Life and Career (REVIEW)

    A Holistic Look at the Rebbe’s Life and Career (REVIEW)

    Did you know that in the entire Bible, only one birthday is mentioned and it is that of Pharaoh? And did you know that according to some scientists, by accepting Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity, it is impossible to prove or disprove that the sun is the gravitational center of our solar system? In his new book, REBBE, best-selling author Joseph Telushkin reveals many surprising and sometimes shocking details as he chronicles the life and teachings of the charismatic Rabbi [...]

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  • Food Mitzvos New Jerusalem Eatery’s Uniform Pricing Seeks to ‘Help People Make It’

    New Jerusalem Eatery’s Uniform Pricing Seeks to ‘Help People Make It’

    JNS.org – Omelet sandwich: 5 shekels. Iced coffee: 5 shekels. Tuna sandwich: 5 shekels. Fresh-squeezed orange juice: 5 shekels. Cheese bureka: 5 shekels. There’s plenty more on the Cofizz menu, but you get the idea. Dani Mizrahi and Amir Amshalm, two Israeli men in their early 30s, asked themselves: Why not launch a take-out food joint in busy neighborhoods around Jerusalem where everything—and that means everything—goes for five shekels, or about $1.50. They’d seen the concept take off in Tel Aviv, where [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Israel New Primetime Drama ‘Tyrant’ Filmed Entirely in Israel (VIDEO)

    New Primetime Drama ‘Tyrant’ Filmed Entirely in Israel (VIDEO)

    The new FX Network drama Tyrant was shot entirely in Israel, just 10 miles north of Tel Aviv, Bloomberg News reported last Tuesday. Tyrant follows the life of an Arab dictator’s second son Barry, played by Adam Rayner, who reluctantly returns home to the Middle Eastern nation of his birth to join the family business away from his suburban life in America. The elaborate set production for the primetime drama included a crew of 300 and a reported cost of over $3 million [...]

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  • Arts and Culture US & Canada Supermodel: Jewish Mothers Are Constantly Trying to Set Me Up With Their Sons

    Supermodel: Jewish Mothers Are Constantly Trying to Set Me Up With Their Sons

    Skokie, Il-born 25-year-old Erin Heatherton (Erin Heather Bubley) is rocking the modeling world. And in a new interview accompanying a cover spread for Miami’s Ocean Drive magazine, she says Jewish moms are “constantly trying to set her up with their sons.” Imagine that – who would have thought? “The moms, they’re doing what they do. It doesn’t matter what country they live in, what city – grandmothers, too,” she admitted. “But I’m probably going to do that too one day.” Heatherton was [...]

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  • Education Israel First Ever: Turkish Academics to Visit Israel Holocaust Museum for Seminar

    First Ever: Turkish Academics to Visit Israel Holocaust Museum for Seminar

    Some 15 Turkish university professors and lecturers will take part in a first of its kind seminar at Holocaust museum Yad Vashem’s International School for Holocaust Studies starting next week. The trip is especially significant as Holocaust denial is rampant in the Arab world. A Palestinian professor was recently forced to resign after he led a trip to the Nazi extermination camp Auschwitz. Participants in the week-long program at Yad Vashem will experience in-depth tours of the museum’s archives and [...]

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