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From Field Trip to Nightmare: Kids Injured as Israeli Arabs Stone Religious School Outing November 12, 2014 3:56 pm

From Field Trip to Nightmare: Kids Injured as Israeli Arabs Stone Religious School Outing

Several Israeli sixth-graders and instructors on a school field trip in the Galilee were...

Suha Arafat Calls for Recognition of Israel: ‘No One Can Doubt Israel’s Existence’ (VIDEO) November 12, 2014 12:14 pm

Suha Arafat Calls for Recognition of Israel: ‘No One Can Doubt Israel’s Existence’ (VIDEO)

The widow of former Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman and arch terrorist, Yasser Arafat,...

Wounded Temple Mount Activist Yehudah Glick’s Condition Improves November 12, 2014 12:00 pm

Wounded Temple Mount Activist Yehudah Glick’s Condition Improves

JNS.org – Rabbi Yehudah Glick, a promoter of Jewish access to the Temple Mount who...

Netanyahu Introduces New Measures to Combat Palestinian Terrorism and Riots November 12, 2014 11:58 am

Netanyahu Introduces New Measures to Combat Palestinian Terrorism and Riots

JNS.org – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu slammed Palestinian Authority...

Israel Set to Send Equipment and Medical Supplies to Ebola-Stricken West Africa November 12, 2014 11:58 am

Israel Set to Send Equipment and Medical Supplies to Ebola-Stricken West Africa

JNS.org - The Israeli government is in the final stages of preparing to send much-needed...

Iron Dome Battery Deployed in Northern Israel November 12, 2014 11:57 am

Iron Dome Battery Deployed in Northern Israel

JNS.org – Amid concerns of a possible escalation of hostilities along Israel’s northern...

Girlfriend of Slain IDF Soldier: ‘We Wanted to Get Married’ (VIDEO) November 11, 2014 6:05 pm

Girlfriend of Slain IDF Soldier: ‘We Wanted to Get Married’ (VIDEO)

With reporting by Tazpit News Agency Over a thousand people crowded into Jerusalem’s...

Israel Lets Gaza Fishermen Export to West Bank November 11, 2014 5:31 pm

Israel Lets Gaza Fishermen Export to West Bank

JNS.org – The Israeli government allowed Gaza fishermen to export their catch to Palestinians...

IDF Braces for Rocket Fire on Two Borders, Redeploys Infantry to Roiling West Bank (VIDEO) November 11, 2014 12:40 pm

IDF Braces for Rocket Fire on Two Borders, Redeploys Infantry to Roiling West Bank (VIDEO)

As Israel’s security cabinet goes into an emergency session Tuesday afternoon after...

Riots Sweep Through Israeli Arab Towns After Terrorist Stabbings November 11, 2014 12:08 pm

Riots Sweep Through Israeli Arab Towns After Terrorist Stabbings

JNS.org – The terrorist stabbing attacks that took place in Tel Aviv and Gush Etzion...

Victims of Terror Stabbings in Gush Etzion, Tel Aviv Laid to Rest November 11, 2014 12:07 pm

Victims of Terror Stabbings in Gush Etzion, Tel Aviv Laid to Rest

Ynet – About a thousand people came to pay their last respects to Almog Shiloni on Tuesday...

Palestinian Rioter With Improvised Weapon Reportedly Shot Dead by IDF November 11, 2014 12:06 pm

Palestinian Rioter With Improvised Weapon Reportedly Shot Dead by IDF

Jerusalem Post – A Palestinian with an improvised weapon was shot by IDF soldiers during...

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  • Europe Featured Sports Major Jewish Group Accuses Popular Soccer Website Goal.com of ‘Inciting Jew-Hatred’

    Major Jewish Group Accuses Popular Soccer Website Goal.com of ‘Inciting Jew-Hatred’

    Major Jewish human rights group the Simon Wiesenthal Center on Monday sharply criticized popular soccer news site Goal.com for “denying the legitimacy of Israel and inciting to Jew-hatred” in its Arabic language versions, The Algemeiner has learned. In a sharp letter to the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA), the Center’s Director for International Relations, Dr. Shimon Samuels, drew attention to articles on the site that refer to Israel as the “Zionist entity” or an “enemy,” and accuse the Jewish state [...]

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  • Relationships US & Canada Time Out Features Single Lady Who Likes ‘Big Schlubby Jewish Comedians’

    Time Out Features Single Lady Who Likes ‘Big Schlubby Jewish Comedians’

    A profile published Wednesday in Time Out New York highlighted a 25-year-old Brooklyn woman who claimed she is attracted to chubby Jewish comedians, Maxim Deputy Editor Jason Feifer pointed out via Twitter. Talking about a date she went on, Steph, a sunglasses designer living in Borough Park, told the magazine, ”He was very attractive, just not my type. I like big schlubby Jewish comedians and he was clean-cut.” Feifer posted a picture of the magazine page and commented that Steph’s preferences amounted [...]

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  • Blogs Sports Gold on the Galilee: Israeli Kayaker Comes of Age, Eyes Olympics (VIDEO)

    Gold on the Galilee: Israeli Kayaker Comes of Age, Eyes Olympics (VIDEO)

    JNS.org – Three years ago, kayaking coach Roei Lev found aspiring Olympian Ilya Podpolnyy crying on the steps of the Jordan Valley Sprint Kayak Club overlooking the Kinneret (Sea of Galilee). Podpolnyy, then 17 years old, had just been disqualified from the Israeli kayaking championship. He couldn’t survive the heats. He didn’t make the start line. He was devastated—and he had no one with whom to share his hopes, his dreams, and his disappointment. His divorced parents still live in [...]

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  • Arts and Culture US & Canada Lena Dunham Responds to Charges of Antisemitism: It was Just a Jew Joke

    Lena Dunham Responds to Charges of Antisemitism: It was Just a Jew Joke

    “Girls” creator Lena Dunham responded on Tuesday to charges of antisemitism over an article she had penned for the New Yorker, saying it was all in good humor. Speaking to Variety, Dunham reflected on her “tight-knit Jewish family, where Jew jokes were part of the essential fiber of our communication.” The article Dunham referred to was called “Dog or Jewish Boyfriend? A Quiz,” with options such as “He doesn’t Tip” and “He’s Crazy for Cream Cheese.” Among Dunham’s critics, Anti-Defamation [...]

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  • Sports US & Canada Former NBA Star Tweets Article About Jewish Conspiracy to Control Global Media

    Former NBA Star Tweets Article About Jewish Conspiracy to Control Global Media

    Retired NBA player Keyon Dooling tweeted a link on Wednesday to a wildly antisemitic article that accuses Jews of seizing control of the world’s media and using it to promote their own interests. The article, published by an obscure blog in April 2013, highlights six companies it claims are owned by Jews — such as Time Warner, Inc. and the Walt Disney Company – that allegedly “control 96 percent of the world’s media.”  The post includes allegations of “Jewish control” and says [...]

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  • Sports US & Canada Rosh Hashanah Won’t Keep the Giants’ Geoff Schwartz From Season Opener

    Rosh Hashanah Won’t Keep the Giants’ Geoff Schwartz From Season Opener

    New York Giants offensive guard Geoff Schwartz responded to an outcry from Jewish fans on Tuesday, saying he will go ahead and play in the season opener despite the fact that it falls on the first night of Rosh Hashanah. “Keep getting tweets about that being the first night of Rosh Hashanah… Don’t know what I’m supposed to tell you. It’s a tough break,” the Jewish athlete wrote, referring to the Giants’ on-the-road game against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, Sept. [...]

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  • Jewish Identity Sports Jewish Coach David Blatt Has NBA’s Cavaliers Surging at Playoff Time

    Jewish Coach David Blatt Has NBA’s Cavaliers Surging at Playoff Time

    JNS.org – When David Blatt was hired as head coach of the National Basketball Association’s Cleveland Cavaliers last June, he was not often recognized when he walked the streets of downtown Cleveland. What a difference a year makes. Now, Blatt can go few places without being recognized. For good reason. The Jewish coach has the Cavaliers in the mix to win the city of Cleveland’s first championship in a major sport since the Browns won the National Football League title in [...]

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  • Europe Sports Croatian Soccer Star’s Hebrew Tattoo Causes a Stir Online

    Croatian Soccer Star’s Hebrew Tattoo Causes a Stir Online

    A Hebrew tattoo sported by Croatian soccer star Mario Mandzukic became an internet sensation in Israel after it was exposed on Tuesday during a Champions League match between Ateltico Madrid and Real Madrid A first glance, the tattoo, on the athlete’s back, might leave one with the impression that it was an unfortunate artistic mistake, since the Hebrew letters do not make sense as they are written. However, a closer look at the tattoo shows that it was actually written [...]

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