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ADL Leader at Israeli Forum: Antisemitism ‘Worst it’s Been Since the 30s’ May 14, 2015 2:35 pm

ADL Leader at Israeli Forum: Antisemitism ‘Worst it’s Been Since the 30s’

JNS.org – Anti-Defamation League (ADL) National Director Abraham Foxman said at an...

Report: Netanyahu Still Saving Foreign Ministry for Likely Opposition Chairman Herzog May 14, 2015 12:26 pm

Report: Netanyahu Still Saving Foreign Ministry for Likely Opposition Chairman Herzog

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Likud MK Tzipi Hotovely that he was still...

Israeli High Schoolers Win Silver, Bronze Medals in Physics Competition in China May 14, 2015 10:20 am

Israeli High Schoolers Win Silver, Bronze Medals in Physics Competition in China

JNS.org - Israeli high school students won two silver medals and four bronze medals at the...

Four Israelis Wounded in Gush Etzion in Latest Car-Ramming Attack May 14, 2015 10:18 am

Four Israelis Wounded in Gush Etzion in Latest Car-Ramming Attack

JNS.org- Four Israelis between the ages of 16 and 25 were injured Thursday when a car rammed...

Israeli Antiquities Squad Stops Wannabe ‘Tomb Raiders’ at Ancient Roman Catacomb May 13, 2015 2:24 pm

Israeli Antiquities Squad Stops Wannabe ‘Tomb Raiders’ at Ancient Roman Catacomb

In a dramatic ambush operation, Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) officials caught two would-be...

Student Group Says Only One Third of Antisemitic Material Removed From YouTube, Facebook May 13, 2015 10:39 am

Student Group Says Only One Third of Antisemitic Material Removed From YouTube, Facebook

Social networking giants Facebook and YouTube removed only one-third of antisemitic and anti-Israel...

Netanyahu’s New Government Will ‘Strive for Peace Deal With Palestinians’ May 13, 2015 10:39 am

Netanyahu’s New Government Will ‘Strive for Peace Deal With Palestinians’

The government of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledged on Wednesday to work...

Slain IDF Soldier’s Family Fights to Cut Funding for Arab Play About Killer’s Life May 13, 2015 10:10 am

Slain IDF Soldier’s Family Fights to Cut Funding for Arab Play About Killer’s Life

JNS.org – The family of murdered Israel Defense Forces soldier Moshe Tamam is demanding...

German and Israeli Leaders Visit Each Other’s Nations in Show of Close Ties May 13, 2015 10:01 am

German and Israeli Leaders Visit Each Other’s Nations in Show of Close Ties

JNS.org – German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen visited Israel on Monday and...

Rivlin on Netanyahu Coalition: ‘Even a One-Vote Majority is a Majority’ May 13, 2015 9:56 am

Rivlin on Netanyahu Coalition: ‘Even a One-Vote Majority is a Majority’

JNS.org – Asked if Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s narrowly established...

‘#MyTruth’ Movement Grows Among IDF Soldiers Protesting ‘Breaking the Silence’ Report May 12, 2015 4:42 pm

‘#MyTruth’ Movement Grows Among IDF Soldiers Protesting ‘Breaking the Silence’ Report

A protest among IDF soldiers against a recent report with testimonies from some 60 fighters...

Netanyahu Coalition Passes First Test as Knesset Votes to Expand Israeli Cabinet May 12, 2015 1:50 pm

Netanyahu Coalition Passes First Test as Knesset Votes to Expand Israeli Cabinet

JNS.org – In a third and final reading, the Israeli Knesset narrowly passed, 61-59,...

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  • Featured Sports World Palestinian Soccer League Withdraws Bid to Suspend Israel From FIFA

    Palestinian Soccer League Withdraws Bid to Suspend Israel From FIFA

    The head of Israel’s soccer association called on his Palestinian counterpart to “join forces,” as the Palestinian Football Association withdrew its bid on Friday to have Israel suspended from FIFA. “Let’s leave it to the politicians to do politics,” said Israel Football Association chief Ofer Eini, moments after PFA Chairman Jibril Rajoub announced that his group had withdrawn the proposal. After his remarks, Eini shook hands with the Palestinian soccer chief. Rajoub thanked “those” who convinced him to drop the [...]

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  • Sports US & Canada Israeli-American Group Congratulates Cavaliers’ Blatt on Reaching NBA Finals

    Israeli-American Group Congratulates Cavaliers’ Blatt on Reaching NBA Finals

    JNS.org – An organization whose work focuses on the estimated population of 500,000-800,000 Israeli Americans congratulated David Blatt, the Jewish head coach of the National Basketball Association’s (NBA) Cleveland Cavaliers and a longtime Israel-based coach, for clinching an appearance in the NBA Finals. The Israeli-American Council (IAC), whose stated mission is “to build an active and giving Israeli-American community throughout the United States in order to strengthen the State of Israel, our next generation, and to provide a bridge to [...]

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  • Food US & Canada Bacon Flavor Ben & Jerry’s ‘Not Gonna Happen’ Because it Wouldn’t be Kosher

    Bacon Flavor Ben & Jerry’s ‘Not Gonna Happen’ Because it Wouldn’t be Kosher

    Famed ice cream maker Ben & Jerry’s will not be introducing a Bacon flavored product to its offerings because the company intends to keep its entire line kosher, Marketing Director Alison Gilbert told AOL’s morning show Rise recently. “It’s kind of funny, a lot of people look for bacon in our ice cream, which is probably not gonna happen because all of our ice cream is kosher,” she said, referring to Jewish dietary restrictions that proscribe the consumption of pig [...]

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  • Israel Sports Israeli Judo Team Faces Antisemitic Harassment in Morocco: ‘We Will Murder You’

    Israeli Judo Team Faces Antisemitic Harassment in Morocco: ‘We Will Murder You’

    Israeli athletes at a world Judo championship in Morocco reportedly faced antisemitic slurs during the competition, news site WorldNetDaily reported on Monday. “We will murder you,” and “you’re not wanted here, go home,” were among the vituperative attacks directed at the Israeli Judo Association team, which was in Morocco last week for the World Masters Judo Tournament. According to Haaretz, each Israeli teammate was met with boos and jeers upon entering a fight. Additionally, no Israeli flags were present at [...]

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  • Music US & Canada Lady Gaga Accepts ADL Award: ‘Your Philosophies Are So in Line With Ours’ (VIDEO)

    Lady Gaga Accepts ADL Award: ‘Your Philosophies Are So in Line With Ours’ (VIDEO)

    Pop superstar Lady Gaga on Thursday accepted an award from Jewish human rights group the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) on behalf of her Born This Way Foundation, which strives to combat bullying among young people. “Your philosophies are so in line with ours,” she said of the ADL upon accepting the Making a Difference Award in a videotaped message, which was shown at a ceremony in New York City. “We want to help young people know that their feelings and who they are on [...]

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  • Music Personalities At 80, Singer-Songwriter Leonard Cohen’s Jewish Roots ‘Very Much Intact’

    At 80, Singer-Songwriter Leonard Cohen’s Jewish Roots ‘Very Much Intact’

    JNS.org – Eighty years young, Leonard Cohen fits many descriptions—singer, songwriter, poet, novelist, monk. From his Jewish upbringing in Canada to the present day, Cohen has always explored his spiritual side. This month, the singer-songwriter released the CD (May 12) and iTunes (on May 8 of this year) formats of his latest album, Can’t Forget: A Souvenir of the Grand Tour, which features live recordings from his world tours in 2012 and 2013. Last year, Cohen’s Popular Problems was voted by Rolling Stone [...]

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  • Europe Sports FIFA Head Says Israel Should Not be Booted From World Soccer Association

    FIFA Head Says Israel Should Not be Booted From World Soccer Association

    JNS.org – Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) head Sepp Blatter said during a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that contrary to Palestinian complaints, Israel has not violated any FIFA statutes and should not be suspended from international soccer’s governing body. “We should not come to one federation saying we will exclude them,” said Blatter, the Jerusalem Post reported. “If the national association is fulfilling its obligations then there is no need to intervene,” he said. “I’m on a [...]

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  • Featured Middle East Sports Jewish Rights Group Slams Palestinian Attempts to Suspend Israel From FIFA

    Jewish Rights Group Slams Palestinian Attempts to Suspend Israel From FIFA

    Jewish human rights group the Simon Wiesenthal Center (SWC) said on Tuesday it was “appalled” by a Palestinian Football Association initiative to suspend Israel from FIFA, calling it another “front waged in the context of the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) campaign.” “We are appalled at the temerity of the Palestinan Football Association (PFA) demand that FIFA suspend Israel at your forthcoming Congress in Zurich,” wrote the group’s international relations director, Dr. Shimon Samuels, in a letter to FIFA President Joseph [...]

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