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Netanyahu Reiterates That Jerusalem is Israel’s Capital, Opposition to Nuclear Deal July 16, 2015 1:25 pm

Netanyahu Reiterates That Jerusalem is Israel’s Capital, Opposition to Nuclear Deal

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reiterated to British Foreign Minister Philip...

Israel Strikes Gaza Terror Targets in Response to Rocket Fire July 16, 2015 9:45 am

Israel Strikes Gaza Terror Targets in Response to Rocket Fire

JNS.org – The Israeli Air Force struck terrorist infrastructure in the Gaza Strip early...

Poll Shows 74 Percent of Israelis Say Deal Won’t Stop Nuclear Armed Iran July 16, 2015 9:35 am

Poll Shows 74 Percent of Israelis Say Deal Won’t Stop Nuclear Armed Iran

The first poll taken in Israel following the Iranian nuclear deal found that 74 percent of...

Document Reveals Israel’s Elite Sheyetet 13 Unit Assassinated Syrian General in His Home July 15, 2015 5:05 pm

Document Reveals Israel’s Elite Sheyetet 13 Unit Assassinated Syrian General in His Home

U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) documents leaked by whistle-blower Edward Snowden revealed...

Netanyahu Told Obama Nuclear Deal Poses ‘Great Danger’ to US, World (VIDEO) July 15, 2015 4:23 pm

Netanyahu Told Obama Nuclear Deal Poses ‘Great Danger’ to US, World (VIDEO)

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he told President Barack Obama on Tuesday that...

Video Shows Dramatic Israeli Special Ops Capture of Palestinian Killer of Israeli Man (VIDEO) July 15, 2015 3:44 pm

Video Shows Dramatic Israeli Special Ops Capture of Palestinian Killer of Israeli Man (VIDEO)

Israeli special police unit Yamam released a video Wednesday afternoon showcasing their...

Shin Bet Captures Fatah Terrorists Behind Murder of Danny Gonen July 15, 2015 2:17 pm

Shin Bet Captures Fatah Terrorists Behind Murder of Danny Gonen

The Israeli Security Agency (ISA), also known as the Shin Bet, confirmed on Wednesday the...

Arab Knesset Member Reprimanded for Taking Part in Latest Gaza Flotilla July 15, 2015 1:17 pm

Arab Knesset Member Reprimanded for Taking Part in Latest Gaza Flotilla

JNS.org – Basel Ghattas, an Arab member of the Israeli Knesset, was reprimanded by...

221 New Immigrants Land in Israel July 15, 2015 10:08 am

221 New Immigrants Land in Israel

JNS.org – Terminal 1 at Ben-Gurion International Airport witnessed tears of joy on...

Israel’s Natural Gas Sparks Russia’s Interest July 15, 2015 10:07 am

Israel’s Natural Gas Sparks Russia’s Interest

JNS.org – Russian Deputy Energy Minister Anton Inyutsyn arrived in Israel this week...

Palestinian Woman Stabs IDF Soldier in West Bank Terrorist Attack July 15, 2015 10:03 am

Palestinian Woman Stabs IDF Soldier in West Bank Terrorist Attack

JNS.org – An Israel Defense Forces soldier was stabbed in the back by a female Palestinian...

Israel’s UN Ambassador: World Will Pay the Price for Iran Deal July 14, 2015 2:32 pm

Israel’s UN Ambassador: World Will Pay the Price for Iran Deal

Israel’s U.N. ambassador warned on Tuesday that “tomorrow, the rest of the world...

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  • Relationships Yossi Vardi Credits Pushy Jewish Mother for His Startup Success

    Yossi Vardi Credits Pushy Jewish Mother for His Startup Success

    Millionaire entrepreneur Yossi Vardi credited his success in start-ups to his Jewish mother continuously pushing him to do better, Daily Mail reported on Thursday. “Jewish mothers are never satisfied and nothing is ever good enough,” he said, adding that his mother, who died 15 years ago, used to compare him with his cousins and say he was “an idiot.” “For most of my life I have been trying to show her I’m not,” he continued. “I keep on trying even now.” Vardi, […]

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  • Theater US & Canada Seth Rogen Unveils New Christmas Movie — ‘Will Open on Thanksgiving, Made by Jews’ (VIDEO)

    Seth Rogen Unveils New Christmas Movie — ‘Will Open on Thanksgiving, Made by Jews’ (VIDEO)

    Famed actor Seth Rogen on Tuesday unveiled with typical comic fanfare the trailer for his new Christmas film. The movie “was made by Jews… and opens on Thanksgiving,” Rogen pointed out on Twitter. The Night Before tells the tale of three “ride or die homies” celebrating one last debauchery-filled Christmas Eve reunion before they become too busy to keep up their annual tradition. In an effort to make the night as memorable as possible, they set out to find the “Nutcracka Ball – the […]

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  • Arts and Culture Jewish History Art Can Inspire Faith; It Can Also Empower Destructive Ideologies

    Art Can Inspire Faith; It Can Also Empower Destructive Ideologies

    A June 2015 art exhibit, “The Transformative Power of Art,” at the United Nations headquarters in New York City, harnessed the universal language of art to convey an important message: “Our fragile Mother Earth faces the devastating consequences of climate change, a defining challenge of our time.” The exhibit also included sixteen portraits of people from all over the world who have “contributed to the common good of humanity in one way or another and have transformed the way we […]

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  • Israel Sports Israeli Muslim Cage Fighter Says He’s Proud to Fight Under Jewish State’s Flag

    Israeli Muslim Cage Fighter Says He’s Proud to Fight Under Jewish State’s Flag

    A 32-year-old Circassian Israeli Muslim Mixed Martial Arts fighter from Abu Ghosh says he takes pride in fighting under the Israeli flag, Israel’s Walla reported on Sunday. Like most Circassian Israelis, Jackie “the Punishment” Gosh was born Sunni Muslim. He became observant about eight years ago, and is now scrupulous in following his religion’s tenets, praying five times a day and fasting during the holy month of Ramadan. Gosh is also very proud of his Israeli nationality, and sees no contradiction between […]

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  • Israel Music New Mark Skinner Documentary Explores Jewish, Arab Rap Scene in Israel (VIDEO)

    New Mark Skinner Documentary Explores Jewish, Arab Rap Scene in Israel (VIDEO)

    A new documentary explores the lives and work of Jewish and Arab rappers in Israel and how the ongoing conflict in the region has impacted their lyrics, the U.K.’s Jewish Chronicle reported on Thursday. Hip Hop in the Holy Land is a six-part series co-directed by Mike Skinner, the British frontman of hip-hop group The Streets, and produced by Noisey, a music channel published by Vice news. The first episode, published last week, shows Skinner meeting with Tamer Nafar, the founder of one of […]

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  • Sports US & Canada 49ers Running Back Jarryd Hayne Apologizes for ‘Hurtful’ Jesus Tweets

    49ers Running Back Jarryd Hayne Apologizes for ‘Hurtful’ Jesus Tweets

    New 49ers running back and Australian rugby star Jarryd Hayne apologized on Wednesday for a tweet in which he raised the age-old myth that Jews were historically responsible for Jesus Christ’s death. Reaching out to his Jewish fans, and the chairman of the B’nai B’rith Anti-Defamation Commission, Hayne tweeted: “To the Jewish community @DvirAbramovich #WeAreAllOne.” Underneath, he keenly included a screenshot of a text message to elaborate on his apology: “I sincerely apologize for my tweets on July 1. I […]

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  • Theater Israeli Actress Gal Gadot Recalls Being ‘Extremely Surprised’ at Winning Miss Israel Contest

    Israeli Actress Gal Gadot Recalls Being ‘Extremely Surprised’ at Winning Miss Israel Contest

    Israeli actress Gal Gadot reminisced about her childhood in Israel during an interview published in this month’s edition of Vanity Fair. “I don’t remember this, but my mom told me that when I was three they threw a party on the rooftop of the house. They put me to bed, and I heard people coming into the house and no one came to me. I went to the rooftop and took a hose and I started to spray water on everyone, just […]

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  • Blogs Features Wounded Israeli Soldiers Unite With American Veterans to Help Their ‘Brothers for Life’ Heal (INTERVIEW)

    Wounded Israeli Soldiers Unite With American Veterans to Help Their ‘Brothers for Life’ Heal (INTERVIEW)

    An Israeli organization is helping wounded U.S. veterans move past their physical and psychological challenges by connecting them with injured Israeli soldiers who understand what they’ve been through. “What we discovered very early is that there’s no ‘professional, psychiatrist, social worker’ or anything like that [or] pills that can come even close to helping a soldier who fought in combat, who was wounded, who lost his friends. No one can help him like another person who’s been through exactly what he has,” Rabbi Chaim Levine, […]

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