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Poll: Israeli PM Netanyahu Boosted by Firm Position on Iran Nuclear Deal November 29, 2013 11:59 am

Poll: Israeli PM Netanyahu Boosted by Firm Position on Iran Nuclear Deal

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s firm stance on the recent Iranian nuclear...

Mother of 2-Year-Old Victim of Rock Throwing Attack Speaks Out November 29, 2013 11:37 am

Mother of 2-Year-Old Victim of Rock Throwing Attack Speaks Out

The mother of a two-year-old toddler was still in shock on Friday, as  Avigail Ben-Zion recovered...

Pope Francis Will Reportedly Visit Israel in May November 29, 2013 10:51 am

Pope Francis Will Reportedly Visit Israel in May

JNS.org – Pope Francis will make his first visit to Israel as pontiff from May 25-26, CNN...

PA Official Says Peace Talks Already Failed; Waiting for Remaining Prisoners to be Released November 29, 2013 9:10 am

PA Official Says Peace Talks Already Failed; Waiting for Remaining Prisoners to be Released

JNS.org - Fatah Central Committee Member Nabil Shaath said that despite his belief that the...

Four Arrested After Two-Year-Old Israeli Girl Injured in Jerusalem Stoning Attack November 29, 2013 9:00 am

Four Arrested After Two-Year-Old Israeli Girl Injured in Jerusalem Stoning Attack

JNS.org – Two-year-old Israeli girl Avigail Ben-Zion suffered a moderate head wound...

At Chanukah Ceremony, Netanyahu Pledges to Prevent ‘Darkness’ of Nuclear Iran November 28, 2013 5:04 pm

At Chanukah Ceremony, Netanyahu Pledges to Prevent ‘Darkness’ of Nuclear Iran

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledged to prevent the “darkness”...

Poll: Majority of Israelis Believe Settlements to be Legal November 28, 2013 5:00 pm

Poll: Majority of Israelis Believe Settlements to be Legal

A strong majority of Israelis believe Jewish settlement in the West Bank to be legal under...

Iran’s Rafsanjani: Israel Seeking to Make Arabs Forget Number One Enemy November 28, 2013 1:03 pm

Iran’s Rafsanjani: Israel Seeking to Make Arabs Forget Number One Enemy

Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, chairman of Iran’s Expediency Council, former president...

Amidror: Iran Deal a ‘Failure, Not a Triumph, of Diplomacy’ November 28, 2013 10:37 am

Amidror: Iran Deal a ‘Failure, Not a Triumph, of Diplomacy’

In a New York Times Op-Ed, Yaakov Amidror, the former head of the Israeli National Security...

Report: U.S. President Obama Tells Israel’s Netanyahu to Halt Iran Nuclear Deal Criticism November 28, 2013 9:29 am

Report: U.S. President Obama Tells Israel’s Netanyahu to Halt Iran Nuclear Deal Criticism

Ynet – U.S. President Barack Obama asked Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to take...

Poll of Palestinians Shows Distrust in Negotiations, Hamas November 27, 2013 4:56 pm

Poll of Palestinians Shows Distrust in Negotiations, Hamas

JNS.org – A poll conducted by the Jerusalem Media and Communications Center in eastern...

Israel Braces for Upsurge in Terror Attempts From New Threat – Salafi Jihad November 27, 2013 12:48 pm

Israel Braces for Upsurge in Terror Attempts From New Threat – Salafi Jihad

Israel security forces are preparing for a new threat — Salafi jihad — after a...

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  • Beliefs and concepts Book Reviews The Media, Israel, and Anti-Semitism (REVIEW)

    The Media, Israel, and Anti-Semitism (REVIEW)

    Pressing Israel: Media Bias Exposed from A-Z by Lee Bender and Jerome Verlin (Pavilion Press, Philadelphia, Pa. 2013) Sophocles said, “What people believe prevails over truth,” Pressing Israel: Media Bias Exposed from A-Z is ideal for the arm chair reader who would like a basic grasp of the terms used in the mainstream media’s presentation of the Arab-Israeli situation as is reported today. This is a book whose time has come. This is a book where the reader gains a [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Blogs William Shatner’s One Man Show Keeps Him in the Limelight (INTERVIEW)

    William Shatner’s One Man Show Keeps Him in the Limelight (INTERVIEW)

    JNS.org – On Thursday, audiences around the country can feel what it is like to be William Shatner, the Jewish actor best known for his portrayal of Captain James T. Kirk on “Star Trek.” Shatner’s one-man show “Shatner’s World”—which was on Broadway and toured Canada, Australia, and the United States—will be presented in nearly 700 movie theaters nationwide for one night only on April 24. Sponsored by Fathom Events and Priceline.com (for whom Shatner has famously served as a pitchman), [...]

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  • Blogs Book Reviews The Origins of Palestinian Refugee Relief Efforts (REVIEW)

    The Origins of Palestinian Refugee Relief Efforts (REVIEW)

    Romirowsky and Joffe’s book Religion, Politics and the Origins of Palestine Refugee Relief is an important volume for those interested in truly understanding the origins of the Palestinian refugee issue. Utilizing a treasure trove of newly released documents, the authors link UNRWA’s (United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine) origins to the Quakers/American Friends Service Committee (AFSC). For those readers who thought they knew most of the Middle East story, Romirowsky and Joffe’s version provides another twist. The authors meticulously [...]

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  • Sports Israeli Soccer Team Faces Prospect of International Ban

    Israeli Soccer Team Faces Prospect of International Ban

    The Israel National soccer team could be facing a World Cup ban, and other soccer sanctions, unless it alleviates travel restrictions and increases field access for Palestinian players and coaches. The head of the Palestinian Football Association is pushing for international soccer’s governing body, the Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA), to issue a ban on Israel competing internationally, claiming Israel’s restrictive travel for Palestinians is equivalent to a form of oppression. “It’s not only the athletes,” Jibril Rajoub explains. [...]

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  • Beliefs and concepts Book Reviews Jewish Author of ‘Eat to Live’ Dishes on Health Care, Nutrition, Disease Prevention

    Jewish Author of ‘Eat to Live’ Dishes on Health Care, Nutrition, Disease Prevention

    JNS.org – While the national debate on “Obamacare” rages on past the recent March 31 sign-up deadline, bestselling Jewish author Dr. Joel Fuhrman says the “current disease care model of what we call ‘health care’ cannot possibly be sustained.” “There is simply not enough money available to support a system in which the lion’s share of expenditures is devoted to acute care, with virtually nothing being spent on preventive medicine, i.e. health care,” Fuhrman says in an interview. “To make [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Jewish Identity ‘Tears of Color’ Art Exhibit Shows Struggles of Israelis With Eating Disorders

    ‘Tears of Color’ Art Exhibit Shows Struggles of Israelis With Eating Disorders

    JNS.org – “This is how I want to be—without fear. Independent. I want to be like a bird. I want to spread my wings.” So reads part of the description beneath one of the 30 paintings on display until the end of May at the ZOA House in Tel Aviv. The collection represents the first-ever art exhibit of its kind: an exhibit created entirely by Israelis in treatment for eating disorders. Dubbed “Tears of Color,” based on one of the [...]

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  • Beliefs and concepts Book Reviews Overprotective or Loving? Daughters Reflect on Jewish Mothers in New Anthology

    Overprotective or Loving? Daughters Reflect on Jewish Mothers in New Anthology

    JNS.org – Rachel Ament noticed that she and her friends often shared humorous anecdotes that were typically variations on a theme: overprotective, worrying Jewish moms who smothered them with love. That included Ament’s own mother. “My mom is probably every Jewish stereotype scrunched into one,” the Washington, DC, resident tells JNS.org. “At the root of all these stereotypical, worrying, overprotective moms, is love.” A social media writer for Capital One, as well as a freelance writer, Ament decided about three years [...]

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  • Book Reviews Commentary ‎Kosher Lust: Love is Not the Answer (REVIEW)

    ‎Kosher Lust: Love is Not the Answer (REVIEW)

    Kosher Lust, by Shmuley Boteach (Gefen Publishing House, 2014). You really do want to find something positive to say about Shmuley Boteach. He is a phenomenon; very bright, an articulate bundle of energy and self-promotion. Anyone who has the chutzpah to describe himself as “America’s Rabbi” deserves ten out of ten for effort. I believe that along with most Chabad alumni, official and unofficial, he does a lot of good and is a sort of national treasure. In this world [...]

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