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Gaza Rocket Salvos Strike Israel, One Killed, Three Wounded July 19, 2014 9:37 pm

Gaza Rocket Salvos Strike Israel, One Killed, Three Wounded

Ynet – Another salvo of rockets hit Israel’s south late Saturday night, with 12...

Anti-Israel Protesters March in French Cities Defying Ban Following Synagogue Attacks July 19, 2014 9:17 pm

Anti-Israel Protesters March in French Cities Defying Ban Following Synagogue Attacks

Haaretz – Thousands of pro-Palestinian protesters marched in French cities on Saturday...

Two IDF Soldiers Killed After Hamas Terror Squad Enters Israel Through Tunnel July 19, 2014 9:14 pm

Two IDF Soldiers Killed After Hamas Terror Squad Enters Israel Through Tunnel

JNS.org – Two IDF soldiers were killed after killing at least one of nine terrorists...

OPERATION ‘PROTECTIVE EDGE’ DAY 11: IDF Says Three Israeli Soldiers Injured by Gunfire in Northern Gaza (LIVE UPDATES) July 18, 2014 6:11 pm

OPERATION ‘PROTECTIVE EDGE’ DAY 11: IDF Says Three Israeli Soldiers Injured by Gunfire in Northern Gaza (LIVE UPDATES)

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

Israel’s UN Ambassador Says There Are More Hamas Missiles at UNRWA Facilities July 18, 2014 5:34 pm

Israel’s UN Ambassador Says There Are More Hamas Missiles at UNRWA Facilities

A day after UNRWA, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the...

Israel’s Ambassador Dermer on Gaza Child Deaths: ‘I Have No Doubt Hamas Was Celebrating When These Children Were Killed’ (VIDEO) July 18, 2014 3:10 pm

Israel’s Ambassador Dermer on Gaza Child Deaths: ‘I Have No Doubt Hamas Was Celebrating When These Children Were Killed’ (VIDEO)

Israel’s Ambassador to the United States, Ron Dermer, said on Thursday he is certain...

CNN Pulls Reporter From Israel-Gaza After Tweet Calling Group of Israelis ‘Scum’ July 18, 2014 1:41 pm

CNN Pulls Reporter From Israel-Gaza After Tweet Calling Group of Israelis ‘Scum’

A CNN correspondent who has been covering the Israel-Hamas war was removed from her post after...

Hamas Instructs Social Media Legions: ‘Anyone Killed or Martyred is to Be Called a Civilian’ and ‘Don’t Forget to Always Add ‘Innocent Civilian” July 18, 2014 11:53 am

Hamas Instructs Social Media Legions: ‘Anyone Killed or Martyred is to Be Called a Civilian’ and ‘Don’t Forget to Always Add ‘Innocent Civilian”

Hamas has instructed its social media legions to be careful with terminology used to describe...

Washington Post Sees Hamas Missiles Moved Into Gaza Mosque During Humanitarian Ceasefire (VIDEO) July 18, 2014 11:06 am

Washington Post Sees Hamas Missiles Moved Into Gaza Mosque During Humanitarian Ceasefire (VIDEO)

The Washington Post‘s correspondents covering Israel’s Operation Protective...

Netanyahu Says International Coalition Supporting Israel to ‘Take Systematic and Strong Action’ Against Hamas July 18, 2014 10:07 am

Netanyahu Says International Coalition Supporting Israel to ‘Take Systematic and Strong Action’ Against Hamas

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday said a broad international coalition...

IDF Soldier Killed as Israel Begins Ground Invasion Into Gaza July 18, 2014 10:03 am

IDF Soldier Killed as Israel Begins Ground Invasion Into Gaza

JNS.org – Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Nahal Brigade Staff Sgt. Eitan Barak, 20, was killed...

Released: Final Message of IDF Soldier Killed in Gaza Ground Operation July 18, 2014 6:45 am

Released: Final Message of IDF Soldier Killed in Gaza Ground Operation

Jerusalem Post – Just before Sergeant First Class Eitan Barak, who was killed in the strip...

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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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  • Analysis Arts and Culture Beyond ‘Klinghoffer’: Opera’s Composer, Librettist Have Broader Jewish Problem

    Beyond ‘Klinghoffer’: Opera’s Composer, Librettist Have Broader Jewish Problem

    JNS.org – One of the most controversial operas in recent memory, “The Death of Klinghoffer,” debuted Oct. 20 at New York’s Metropolitan Opera. The Met has scheduled seven more performances through November. The first staging did not occur without protest, as about 400 demonstrators—including Jewish communal and nationally recognized leaders—came to Lincoln Center to denounce the anti-Jewish and anti-Israel opera. “Klinghoffer,” the creation of composer John Adams and librettist Alice Goodman, premiered in 1991—with few additional stagings. The opera is based [...]

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  • Arts and Culture US & Canada Israeli Actress Gal Gadot in Talks to Star in Ben-Hur Remake

    Israeli Actress Gal Gadot in Talks to Star in Ben-Hur Remake

    Israeli actress Gal Gadot is in negotiations to take on the female lead role in the remake of the 1959 classic Ben-Hur, according to The Hollywood Reporter. If the deal is finalized Gadot will play Esther, a slave and Ben-Hur’s love interest. Actor Jack Huston will star as the Jewish prince who is betrayed into slavery by his childhood friend Messala, played by Toby Kebbell. Ben-Hur fights for his freedom and vengeance with the help of Morgan Freeman’s character, who trains Ben-Hur how to win at chariot-racing. [...]

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  • Jewish Identity Sports Young Israelis Try to Crowd-Fund Their Way to Major League Baseball Playoffs

    Young Israelis Try to Crowd-Fund Their Way to Major League Baseball Playoffs

    JNS.org – Baseball, hot dogs, and apple pie are the American dream. So why do two young men who have built their lives in Israel have a GoFundMe crowd-funding webpage with the urgent message that they need $3,000 to travel to the U.S. to watch the Kansas City Royals and Baltimore Orioles square off for Major League Baseball’s (MLB) American League championship? Brothers Naftali and Yoni Schwartz, 27 and 25, respectively, are Kansas City natives. Even though they made aliyah with their [...]

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  • Blogs Sports Race Cars Speed Through Jerusalem in Amazing Exhibition

    Race Cars Speed Through Jerusalem in Amazing Exhibition

    Some 3,000 years ago, King David probably never imagined cars racing at 240 kilometers per hour (150 miles per hour) through the ancient capital of the Jewish people. But on Monday and Tuesday, October 6-7, thousands of Israelis lined the streets to watch Porsche, Audi, and Ferrari race cars fly through the capital against the backdrop of the Tower of David, the Old City Walls, and other city landmarks. The second annual non-competitive Jerusalem Formula One Road Show had been [...]

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  • Israel Sports NBA Superstar LeBron James Says He Wants to Visit Israel

    NBA Superstar LeBron James Says He Wants to Visit Israel

    Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James expressed interest in visiting Israel someday, local news site Cleveland.com reported on Sunday. Speaking to Israeli reporters before the Cleveland Cavaliers’ preseason debut against Maccabi Tel Aviv, the NBA star said he had never visited the Jewish state but “I want to look forward to going there if I get an opportunity to.” When asked by an Israeli reporter if there was “any chance that LeBron James and Cleveland comes to Tel Aviv,” the athlete said [...]

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  • Sports US & Canada Florida Rabbi Dominates Former Basketball Star Congressman in Hoops Showdown (VIDEO)

    Florida Rabbi Dominates Former Basketball Star Congressman in Hoops Showdown (VIDEO)

    A Florida-based Chabad rabbi put former basketball star, U.S. Congressman Curt Clawson to shame on the court when the two faced off one-on-one recently. A YouTube video, posted online on Tuesday, shows Rabbi Fishel Zaklos of Chabad of Naples shooting hoops with the Florida politician, who played basketball in high school and at Purdue University in Indiana. The game took place in the parking lot of the Chabad Jewish center run by Zaklos. During the 1-minute clip, Zaklos scores two impressive [...]

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