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Report: Senior Hamas Member Defects to Israel June 15, 2016 12:40 pm

Report: Senior Hamas Member Defects to Israel

JNS.org – Palestinian Fatah-affiliated websites are reporting that a senior member...

Massive Forest Fire Rages Outside of Jerusalem as Firefighting Teams Try to Contain Blaze June 15, 2016 10:33 am

Massive Forest Fire Rages Outside of Jerusalem as Firefighting Teams Try to Contain Blaze

A large forest fire is raging in the Jerusalem forest next to Givat Shaul. The fire is being...

First-Ever Arab Israeli Appointed Dean of Hebrew University Law Faculty June 15, 2016 10:28 am

First-Ever Arab Israeli Appointed Dean of Hebrew University Law Faculty

The first-ever Arab Israeli has been appointed as the dean of the Faculty of Law at the Hebrew...

Netanyahu: Israel Will Help NATO States With ‘Collective Struggle’ Against Terror June 15, 2016 10:20 am

Netanyahu: Israel Will Help NATO States With ‘Collective Struggle’ Against Terror

JNS.org – Three weeks ahead of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) summit...

Orlando Shooting Victims Remembered at Tel Aviv Event June 15, 2016 10:19 am

Orlando Shooting Victims Remembered at Tel Aviv Event

JNS.org – About 100 members of Israel’s LGBT community held a memorial event on Tuesday...

Israeli Company Creates Antibacterial Fabric June 15, 2016 10:13 am

Israeli Company Creates Antibacterial Fabric

JNS.org – The Israeli company Nano Textile has invented a technology capable of making...

Newly Released Footage Reveals Controversial Whistle-Blower Breaking the Silence Telling Tourists That Israeli Settlers Poisoned Palestinian Wells June 15, 2016 8:14 am

Newly Released Footage Reveals Controversial Whistle-Blower Breaking the Silence Telling Tourists That Israeli Settlers Poisoned Palestinian Wells

A newly released video reveals a co-founder of the NGO Breaking the Silence (BtS) telling...

Sting Operation Reveals Facebook’s Double ‘Community Standards’ in Relation to Pro-Israel Posts June 15, 2016 7:42 am

Sting Operation Reveals Facebook’s Double ‘Community Standards’ in Relation to Pro-Israel Posts

Facebook was forced to restore a posting it had removed from a pro-Israel page, after a social-media experiment...

Tel Aviv Mother Who Died of Heart Attack During Sarona Shooting Recognized as Terror Victim June 14, 2016 3:35 pm

Tel Aviv Mother Who Died of Heart Attack During Sarona Shooting Recognized as Terror Victim

Ilana Naveh, the 40-year-old mother of four who died of a heart attack she suffered during...

Netanyahu: Arab Peace Initiative Could be Relevant With Changes on Borders, Refugees June 14, 2016 3:23 pm

Netanyahu: Arab Peace Initiative Could be Relevant With Changes on Borders, Refugees

JNS.org – At a meeting of Likud party ministers on Monday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin...

Israeli Lawmakers Seek to Institute Limited Public Transportation on Shabbat June 14, 2016 3:22 pm

Israeli Lawmakers Seek to Institute Limited Public Transportation on Shabbat

JNS.org – Members of Knesset Yael German, Karin Elharrar, and Yoel Razvozov (all from...

Russia Might Use Veto Power to Protect Israel at United Nations, Israeli Official Says June 14, 2016 12:09 pm

Russia Might Use Veto Power to Protect Israel at United Nations, Israeli Official Says

Russia is not ruling out using its veto power at the United Nations Security Council to thwart...

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  • Arts and Culture Music Coldplay Begins Concert With Broadcast of Charlie Chaplin’s Iconic Speech in ‘The Great Dictator’

    Coldplay Begins Concert With Broadcast of Charlie Chaplin’s Iconic Speech in ‘The Great Dictator’

    British rock band Coldplay started its set at the Glastonburg Festival on Sunday by broadcasting excerpts of the iconic speech Charlie Chaplin delivered in The Great Dictator, the 1940 political satire in which the famous filmmaker/movie star played a Jewish barber. “I’m sorry, but I don’t want to be an emperor. That’s not my business. I don’t want to rule or conquer anyone,” Chaplin begins his address. “I should like to help everyone, if possible, Jew, Gentile, black man, white. We all want to help one […]

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  • Blogs Sports Two Decades Before Cleveland’s First NBA Title, LeBron James Walked Onto a JCC Court

    Two Decades Before Cleveland’s First NBA Title, LeBron James Walked Onto a JCC Court

    JNS.org – The seed for the city of Cleveland’s first professional championship in a major sport in 52 years may have been planted at the Shaw Jewish Community Center on White Pond Drive in Akron, Ohio, nearly 20 years ago. That’s when a tall, lanky kid from Akron named LeBron James walked onto the hardwood court and changed the game of basketball forever. Coach Keith Dambrot, now the head basketball coach at the University of Akron, conducted those sessions that attracted […]

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  • Arts and Culture Blogs North American Studios Look to Israel for Next Animation Hit

    North American Studios Look to Israel for Next Animation Hit

    JNS.org – In 2008, Yoram Honig was a producer and director living in Jerusalem, fresh off his first international hit, when the Jerusalem Development Authority (JDA) came to him with a challenge: build a film industry from scratch in Israel’s capital. “When we started here, was nothing in Jerusalem,” he said during an interview in his office in the Talbiya neighborhood. Now, the Jerusalem Film and Television Fund, which Honig heads as an arm of the JDA, pumps 9 million shekels […]

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  • Blogs Sports Olympic Gold Medalist Gabby Douglas to Wear Leotard With Hebrew Letters in National Competition

    Olympic Gold Medalist Gabby Douglas to Wear Leotard With Hebrew Letters in National Competition

    Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas will wear a leotard bearing Hebrew lettering when she competes at the P&G Gymnastics Championships over the weekend. Douglas’ Swarovski-outlined outfit will feature the Hebrew word “Elohim,” meaning God, on its left sleeve. The Hebrew detailing honors the athlete’s “rich heritage of faith,” according to apparel manufacturer GK Elite, which produced the leotard and released a preview of it on Wednesday. The company said Douglas’ sister, Joyelle “Joy” Douglas, created the Hebrew design. The outcome of the P&G Championships will help […]

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  • Europe Sports British World Heavyweight Champion Should Be Banned From Boxing for Sounding Like Hitler, Says Ukrainian Competitor

    British World Heavyweight Champion Should Be Banned From Boxing for Sounding Like Hitler, Says Ukrainian Competitor

    Britain’s world heavyweight champion, Taylor Fury, should be banned from boxing for making Nazi-like comments, a former world champion from the Ukraine said on Thursday, ahead of their upcoming match. “I was in shock at his statements about women, the gay community, and when he got to the Jewish people, he sounded like Hitler,” Wladimir Klitschko told British media, according to Reuters. “We cannot have a champion like that. Either he needs to be shut up or shut down in the ring, or […]

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  • Arts and Culture Rabbi Shows Cooking Skills and Humor on Chopped

    Rabbi Shows Cooking Skills and Humor on Chopped

    Rabbi Hanoch Hecht just made television history; but, unfortunately, he couldn’t have his rugelach and eat it too. Hecht became the first rabbi to compete on the hit show “Chopped,” where contestants are forced to use four random ingredients in their recipes, and have 20-30 minutes to create an appetizer, a main course and a dessert. A contestant is eliminated after each round. Hecht, 32, said that while the dishes and utensils were new, the kitchen was not kosher, so he couldn’t taste […]

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  • Blogs Music Orthodox Entertainer Stars in Pepsi Max Commercial as New Face of Company’s Israel Campaign (VIDEO)

    Orthodox Entertainer Stars in Pepsi Max Commercial as New Face of Company’s Israel Campaign (VIDEO)

    Orthodox singer and entertainer Lipa Schmeltzer is starring in a new Pepsi Max commercial for the company’s campaign in Israel. The commercial begins with a bunch of Jewish men eating at a restaurant, when Schmeltzer walks in and tries to decide what to order. An employee at the obviously Israeli eatery offers him a variety of foods, but the entertainer in the end decides on a bottle of Pepsi. Everyone in the restaurant then joins him, drinking Pepsi Max and dancing to […]

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  • Arts and Culture Book Reviews Jewish Author’s ‘Messy’ Draft Transforms Into Rock Star Novel on Amazon

    Jewish Author’s ‘Messy’ Draft Transforms Into Rock Star Novel on Amazon

    JNS.org – “Writing is a messy process,” says author Elizabeth Poliner. “People who don’t write fiction would be surprised to see what early drafts could look like.” But readers wouldn’t know “what a mess it was for the longest time,” as the Jewish author puts it, when reading Poliner’s critically acclaimed latest book, As Close to Us as Breathing. The volume garnered Amazon’s “Best Book” designation in March 2016 as well as rave reviews from the New York Times,W Magazine, NPR, […]

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