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Col. Richard Kemp: Israeli Pilot Aborted Gaza Strike 17 Times to Protect Civilians – Jewish People Should be Proud of the State of Israel (INTERVIEW) July 30, 2014 9:25 pm

Col. Richard Kemp: Israeli Pilot Aborted Gaza Strike 17 Times to Protect Civilians – Jewish People Should be Proud of the State of Israel (INTERVIEW)

Having just returned from another tour of Sderot and discussions with Israeli soldiers at...

Wounded Israeli Soldier, Israeli Pop Star in Live Hospital Ward Duet July 30, 2014 9:06 pm

Wounded Israeli Soldier, Israeli Pop Star in Live Hospital Ward Duet

An IDF soldier wounded in Israel’s three-week-old Operation Protective Edge in Gaza...

Israel Debuts Tunnel Robot, Tactical Radar System to Fight Hamas in Gaza July 30, 2014 8:57 pm

Israel Debuts Tunnel Robot, Tactical Radar System to Fight Hamas in Gaza

The Israeli Defense Forces have introduced new robot technology to help aid in excavating...

OPERATION ‘PROTECTIVE EDGE’ DAY 23: Israel’s Security Cabinet Resolves to Continue Operation as Gaza, IDF Death Tolls Rise (LIVE UPDATES) July 30, 2014 4:51 pm

OPERATION ‘PROTECTIVE EDGE’ DAY 23: Israel’s Security Cabinet Resolves to Continue Operation as Gaza, IDF Death Tolls Rise (LIVE UPDATES)

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

Jewish Group Calls on UN Human Rights Council to Investigate Hamas Responsibility for 160 Gazan Children Who Died Building Terror Tunnels July 30, 2014 3:48 pm

Jewish Group Calls on UN Human Rights Council to Investigate Hamas Responsibility for 160 Gazan Children Who Died Building Terror Tunnels

Jewish human rights group The Simon Wiesenthal Center on Wednesday called for the United Nations...

IDF Footage Shows Special Forces Storming Booby-Trapped House in Gaza‏ (VIDEO) July 30, 2014 3:27 pm

IDF Footage Shows Special Forces Storming Booby-Trapped House in Gaza‏ (VIDEO)

The Israeli Army on Wednesday released a video clip of a what they said was a “special...

Residents of Nahal Oz Respond to Video of Hamas Attack – ‘How Can Children Continue to Live Here?’ (VIDEO) July 30, 2014 3:22 pm

Residents of Nahal Oz Respond to Video of Hamas Attack – ‘How Can Children Continue to Live Here?’ (VIDEO)

Kibbutz Nahal Oz irrigation specialist Danny Rahamim was supposed to have harvested his sunflower...

British Prime Minister Cameron Says Facts on the Ground in Israel Making Two-State Solution Impossible July 30, 2014 3:02 pm

British Prime Minister Cameron Says Facts on the Ground in Israel Making Two-State Solution Impossible

British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Wednesday that he was “worried” because...

Wounded Soldier Becomes Iconic Symbol of Israel’s War With Gaza July 30, 2014 1:19 pm

Wounded Soldier Becomes Iconic Symbol of Israel’s War With Gaza

A candid image of a wounded soldier covering his face with the Israeli flag has quickly turned...

Shin Bet and IDF Thwart Armed Paraglider Attacks on Israel, Intelligence Gleaned From Captured Hamas Fighter July 30, 2014 12:57 pm

Shin Bet and IDF Thwart Armed Paraglider Attacks on Israel, Intelligence Gleaned From Captured Hamas Fighter

The Israel Defense Forces, together with Israel’s security agency, Shin Bet, thwarted Hamas-planned...

Poll: 78% of Israelis Oppose Ceasefire in War Against Hamas July 30, 2014 12:46 pm

Poll: 78% of Israelis Oppose Ceasefire in War Against Hamas

On the 23rd day of the IDF’s Operation Protective Edge in Gaza, while the government...

Israeli Supermodel Bar Refaeli Sends Thank You Video to Soldiers and Residents of the South July 30, 2014 10:30 am

Israeli Supermodel Bar Refaeli Sends Thank You Video to Soldiers and Residents of the South

During these difficult times, sometimes it’s the small things that can bring a smile to...

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  • Arts and Culture Theater US & Canada New Play Explores the ‘Arrogance’ of American Jews Critical of Israel, Playwright Says

    New Play Explores the ‘Arrogance’ of American Jews Critical of Israel, Playwright Says

    In his new play Mr. Goldberg Goes to Tel Aviv, playwright Oren Safdie tackles an issue that he has a major concern with: the relationship between Israelis and left-leaning Diaspora Jews with their “I know better” critical views. At the heart of the one-act play is Tony, a Jewish and gay Palestinian sympathizer who expresses strong anti-Israel sentiments when the play begins and at one point even sides with a Palestinian terrorist who holds his captive. Tony, who is also an [...]

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  • Music US & Canada Hassidic Parody of Taylor Swift Song Apes Long Jewish Holidays (VIDEO)

    Hassidic Parody of Taylor Swift Song Apes Long Jewish Holidays (VIDEO)

    A Jewish comedy troupe released a parody video on Wednesday of Taylor Swift’s hit song Shake It Off in which they joke about taking extensive time off from work for Jewish holidays. “And the goyim gonna stay, stay, stay, stay, stay. And the Jews are gonna pray, pray pray, pray, pray. I’m just gonna take, take, take, take, take. I’m taking off,” goes the chorus for I’m Taking Off. Menachem Weinstein, the video’s lead singer, is the creative director at [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Jewish Literature On 75th Anniversary, Looking at the Jewish Influence on Gone With the Wind

    On 75th Anniversary, Looking at the Jewish Influence on Gone With the Wind

    JNS.org – The 75th anniversary of the premiere of “Gone with the Wind” on Dec. 15 presents an opportunity to examine the Jewish influence on one of the most popular films of all time. That influence starts with the American Civil War epic’s famed producer, David O. Selznick. Adjusted for inflation, “Gone with the Wind” remains the highest-grossing movie ever made. It earned the 1939 Academy Award for Best Picture, the same honor another Selznick film, “Rebecca,” garnered in 1940. Selznick [...]

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  • Featured Music US & Canada EXCLUSIVE: Matisyahu Provides Most Extensive Analysis Yet of His Religious, Musical Evolution (INTERVIEW)

    EXCLUSIVE: Matisyahu Provides Most Extensive Analysis Yet of His Religious, Musical Evolution (INTERVIEW)

    Matisyahu got candid in an exclusive interview with The Algemeiner on Monday about his religious and musical journey – after shedding his Chassidic skin, yarmulke, long beard and all – from the start of his career in 2005 when he became a reggae superstar with hits King Without a Crown and Jerusalem. The singer-songwriter embarks on his Festival of Light tour this month, an annual Hanukkah event that stops in Montreal, New York, and other cities before ending in San Juan, [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Personalities ‘Sheriff of Mars’ Unveils Endearing Life of Jewish Music Star Hidden in the Fields of France

    ‘Sheriff of Mars’ Unveils Endearing Life of Jewish Music Star Hidden in the Fields of France

    JNS.org – It was an era of steel strings, guitar heroes, and storytellers—high on heroin, rebellious. Outlaw country music, the hallmark of Nashville’s powerful and angry music scene of the 1970s, was the brew of greats such as Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, and Townes Van Zandt. But there is another, little-known music hero of that era: Daniel Antopolsky. A Jewish lad from Augusta, Ga.—the son of immigrants who settled in the south and ran a hardware store on Main Street—the [...]

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  • Arts and Culture US & Canada Iranian Actress Replaces Israel’s Gal Gadot for ‘Ben-Hur’ Remake

    Iranian Actress Replaces Israel’s Gal Gadot for ‘Ben-Hur’ Remake

    Iranian actress Nazanin Boniadi replaced Israeli star Gal Gadot as the female lead in the new Ben-Hur remake, Hollywood.com reported on Tuesday. The Homeland actress will play Esther, a slave that Ben-Hur sets free and falls in love with. Gadot quit the movie when it became clear that filming conflicted with her schedule for the Man of Steel sequel. The Israeli actress plays Wonder Woman in the superhero film Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. Actor Jack Huston takes on the [...]

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  • Book Reviews Personalities Biography Sheds New Light on David Ben-Gurion’s Place in Jewish History

    Biography Sheds New Light on David Ben-Gurion’s Place in Jewish History

    JNS.org – There is one sentence in “Ben-Gurion: Father of Modern Israel” that made me sit up in surprise. I thought that I knew the basic facts about how Israel came into being, but while describing what it was like in the days and hours before the state was declared, author Anita Shapira provides one important anecdote I was not aware of. On the 12th of May, the Zionist Executive met to decide what to do. Moshe Sharrett had just returned [...]

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  • Arts and Culture US & Canada ‘Death of Klinghoffer’ Actress Compares Met Opera to ‘Schindler’s List’

    ‘Death of Klinghoffer’ Actress Compares Met Opera to ‘Schindler’s List’

    An actress starring in the controversial Met Opera The Death of Klinghoffer defended the show on Tuesday by comparing it to the 1993 Holocaust film Schindler’s List, New York Post reported. “To me, this was like [the movie] Schindler’s List. We make art so people won’t forget,’’ said the actress, who plays a captured passenger in the show and asked not to be identified. The Met Opera focuses on the infamous murder of Lower East Side Jewish resident Leon Klinghoffer, 69. The wheelchair-bound father of [...]

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