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Israel Intercepts Gaza-Bound Fiberglass Materials That Could Have Been Used for Rockets August 18, 2015 10:31 am

Israel Intercepts Gaza-Bound Fiberglass Materials That Could Have Been Used for Rockets

JNS.org – Israel’s Shin Bet security agency revealed that it intercepted two tons...

Israel Offers to Free Palestinian Hunger Striker if He Leaves the Country August 18, 2015 10:24 am

Israel Offers to Free Palestinian Hunger Striker if He Leaves the Country

JNS.org – Israel’s State Attorney’s Office on Monday offered to release hunger-striking...

US and Israel to Cooperate on Preventing Satellite Collisions in Space August 18, 2015 10:15 am

US and Israel to Cooperate on Preventing Satellite Collisions in Space

JNS.org – Israel and the U.S. on Monday announced an agreement to cooperate on tracking...

Netanyahu Warns of Iranian Increase in Funding for Terror Groups Seeking to Harm Israel August 18, 2015 10:08 am

Netanyahu Warns of Iranian Increase in Funding for Terror Groups Seeking to Harm Israel

The Iranian regime is set to increase funding for terrorist organizations bent on Israel’s...

Israel’s Elite Shayetet 13 Navy Commando Unit to Welcome Women to Its Ranks August 17, 2015 6:49 pm

Israel’s Elite Shayetet 13 Navy Commando Unit to Welcome Women to Its Ranks

In the upcoming year, the Israeli Navy will invite women to join new teams of draftees to...

Palestinian Attacker Shot Dead in West Bank Stabbing Attempt August 17, 2015 12:11 pm

Palestinian Attacker Shot Dead in West Bank Stabbing Attempt

JNS.org – A Palestinian terrorist was shot dead Monday after stabbing an Israeli border...

Mike Huckabee Heading to Israel for Iran Deal Discussions, Fundraising August 17, 2015 9:26 am

Mike Huckabee Heading to Israel for Iran Deal Discussions, Fundraising

JNS.org – Republican presidential candidate and former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee...

Israel Army Preparing for Possible Limited Ground Invasion of Syria (VIDEO) August 16, 2015 9:30 pm

Israel Army Preparing for Possible Limited Ground Invasion of Syria (VIDEO)

The Israel Defense Forces is preparing for the possibility of a limited ground incursion into...

Ambassador Dermer on Israeli Support for Netanyahu on Iran Deal: Moses Didn’t Have Those Numbers August 16, 2015 8:39 pm

Ambassador Dermer on Israeli Support for Netanyahu on Iran Deal: Moses Didn’t Have Those Numbers

Israel’s Ambassador to the United States, Ron Dermer, said on Sunday that Israeli Prime...

Israeli Cabinet Approves Controversial Deal to Develop Offshore Gas Fields August 16, 2015 11:01 am

Israeli Cabinet Approves Controversial Deal to Develop Offshore Gas Fields

JNS.org – The Israeli government on Sunday approved a deal with a consortium of major...

Danny Danon Confidant Says Hawkish Minister Will ‘Surprise Many’ as Israel’s UN Envoy August 14, 2015 2:13 pm

Danny Danon Confidant Says Hawkish Minister Will ‘Surprise Many’ as Israel’s UN Envoy

Hawkish Israeli Minister Danny Danon, just tapped to become Israel’s next envoy to the...

Israeli Arabs From Jerusalem, Ramla Indicted for Trying to Join Islamic State August 14, 2015 10:41 am

Israeli Arabs From Jerusalem, Ramla Indicted for Trying to Join Islamic State

JNS.org – Two Israeli Arab men—eastern Jerusalem resident Feras Sheritach and Ramla...

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  • Sports US & Canada Tom Brady: Best Part of My Summer Was Watching Julian Edelman Lather Himself in Mud at Dead Sea in Israel

    Tom Brady: Best Part of My Summer Was Watching Julian Edelman Lather Himself in Mud at Dead Sea in Israel

    New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady may have been bogged down this offseason over the NFL’s “Deflategate” scandal, but he found unusual recourse in images of teammate Julian Edelman lathering his body with potent Dead Sea mud in Israel. Indeed, as Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski became the latest celebrity voice to offer directions on the Israeli-developed navigational app Waze, and wide receiver Matthew Slater happily got married, Brady has been facing legal issues after NFL commissioner Roger Goodell reaffirmed a four-game suspension for Brady as part of a ball-deflating scandal […]

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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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