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Moderate Professor Expelled From Al-Quds Teacher’s Union for Auschwitz Trip May 6, 2014 3:54 pm

Moderate Professor Expelled From Al-Quds Teacher’s Union for Auschwitz Trip

Al-Quds University Professor Mohammed S. Dajani Daoudi, who was maligned for bringing Palestinian...

Lebanese Catholic Bishop Defends Upcoming Visit to Israel May 6, 2014 2:54 pm

Lebanese Catholic Bishop Defends Upcoming Visit to Israel

JNS.org – The head of the Lebanese Maronite Catholic Church, Bishop Beshara al-Rahi, is...

For Israel Independence Day, Hamas Hatikvah Parody Video Shows Jews Forced Onto Ships to Germany (VIDEO) May 6, 2014 11:53 am

For Israel Independence Day, Hamas Hatikvah Parody Video Shows Jews Forced Onto Ships to Germany (VIDEO)

Al Qassam Brigades, the armed militant wing of Gaza-ruling terror group Hamas, released a...

Israel Celebrates 66th Independence Day With Slew of Public Events May 6, 2014 9:38 am

Israel Celebrates 66th Independence Day With Slew of Public Events

Ynet – As Israelis headed out to the national parks for the traditional Independence Day...

Rabbi at Shelly Dadon Funeral: ‘Her Only Sin Was Being Jewish’ (VIDEO) May 5, 2014 1:17 pm

Rabbi at Shelly Dadon Funeral: ‘Her Only Sin Was Being Jewish’ (VIDEO)

A thousand people attended the Saturday night funeral of 20-year-old Shelly Dadon, found murdered...

U.S. Philanthropist Offers Israeli Minister $200,000 to Find Change in Palestinian Charter May 5, 2014 11:54 am

U.S. Philanthropist Offers Israeli Minister $200,000 to Find Change in Palestinian Charter

Israeli Finance Minister Yair Lapid on Monday was offered a $200,000 donation if he could...

Netanyahu: Only the IDF is Preventing Past Slaughter of Jews From Happening Again May 5, 2014 9:37 am

Netanyahu: Only the IDF is Preventing Past Slaughter of Jews From Happening Again

Ynet – The IDF and Israel’s security forces are the only thing that prevents the past...

Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters Tells Rolling Stones Not to Perform in Israel May 4, 2014 12:31 pm

Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters Tells Rolling Stones Not to Perform in Israel

JNS.org - Former Pink Floyd bassist and anti-Israel activist Roger Waters, continuing his...

Netanyahu: New Law to Define Jewish National Right to Israel, Without Infringing on Any Citizen’s Rights May 4, 2014 9:21 am

Netanyahu: New Law to Define Jewish National Right to Israel, Without Infringing on Any Citizen’s Rights

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday laid out a unilateral response to the...

Israeli Prime Minister to Get Dedicated Plane, New Residence May 4, 2014 8:56 am

Israeli Prime Minister to Get Dedicated Plane, New Residence

JNS.org – The Israeli government on Sunday approved a committee’s recommendation to purchase...

U.S. Officials Say Palestinians Will Get State With or Without Israel May 4, 2014 8:53 am

U.S. Officials Say Palestinians Will Get State With or Without Israel

Times of Israel – American officials directly involved in the failed Israeli-Palestinian...

Palestinians Adopt Five U.N. Human Rights Treaties, U.N. Says May 2, 2014 6:08 pm

Palestinians Adopt Five U.N. Human Rights Treaties, U.N. Says

JNS.org – The Palestinians officially adopted five global treaties on human rights...

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  • Arts and Culture Jewish Identity How Jewish Television Pioneer Milton Berle Inspired Modern Comedy Stars

    How Jewish Television Pioneer Milton Berle Inspired Modern Comedy Stars

    JNS.org – Today’s comedy superstars, especially those whose careers are driven by television, may very well owe their success to pioneering Jewish entertainer Milton Berle. Born Mendel Berlinger in Manhattan in 1908, Berle became America’s first small-screen star. Aptly nicknamed “Mr. Television,” he influenced and helped promote the work of hundreds of younger comics. “Milton Berle was deceptively successful and very Jewish,” says Lawrence Epstein, author of The Haunted Smile: The Story of Jewish Comedians in America, published the year [...]

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  • Jewish Identity Sports Jewish ‘Hoops Whisperer’ a Secret Weapon for NBA Stars

    Jewish ‘Hoops Whisperer’ a Secret Weapon for NBA Stars

    JNS.org – Idan Ravin’s friends chipped in to buy him a humble but life-changing bar mitzvah gift—a basketball hoop his father attached to the roof of his garage. Little did his friends know that years later, he would be the personal trainer of National Basketball Association (NBA) stars Carmelo Anthony, Kevin Durant, Dwight Howard, and Stephen Curry. Ravin’s new book, “The Hoops Whisperer: On the Court and Inside the Head of Basketball’s Best Players,” details his rise from a Jewish upbringing [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Blogs 10 New Hollywood Movies That Aim to Show Support for Israel (SATIRE)

    10 New Hollywood Movies That Aim to Show Support for Israel (SATIRE)

    Ten major film studios are currently in production on projects that promote a decidedly pro-Israeli narrative. In famously liberal Hollywood, such a development has left mouths agape and set tongues a wagging. Since the Jewish State began defending itself from the thousands of rockets that Hamas has hurled at it – as well as ongoing terror attacks and murders, the overwhelming number of Tinseltown’s producers, directors, actors, and studio moguls have remained indifferent to the plight of millions of Israeli [...]

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  • Featured Israel Sports So Close: Israeli Judoka Loses Crown in World Cup Final, Finishes With Silver (VIDEO)

    So Close: Israeli Judoka Loses Crown in World Cup Final, Finishes With Silver (VIDEO)

    Israeli Judoka Yarden Gerbi (63kg), 25, of Netanya, on Thursday lost the final round at the Judo World Cup, and her world title to Clarisse Agbegnenou of France, at a match held in Russia. “I have mixed feelings,” Gerbi told Israeli Army radio. But, “I shouldn’t assume that I’d win the world Judo championship twice in a row,” she admitted. Gerbi won gold in Rio De Janeiro last year. “When I made my decision, I knew it was going to [...]

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  • Book Reviews Jewish Identity Surviving the Holocaust by Hiding Their Faith (REVIEW)

    Surviving the Holocaust by Hiding Their Faith (REVIEW)

    “Jews Out!” was just the name of a child’s game that three little girls played in World War II Europe. But all is not as it seems because the three girls were Jewish, but hiding their true identities. In award-winning author R. D. Rosen’s riveting non-fiction work, Such Good Girls, “Jews Out!” wasn’t a game; it was a struggle for survival. The girls, Sophie, Flora, and Carla, grew up at a time and a place that did not allow them [...]

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  • Music Personalities Twenty Years On, the Real and Radical Legacy of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach

    Twenty Years On, the Real and Radical Legacy of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach

    JNS.org – “He was part hippie, part yippie, part beatnik, and part New Age,” wrote Elli Wohlgelernter in a Jerusalem Post eulogy in 1994, following the Oct. 20 passing of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach. Twenty years later, more robust accounts of Carlebach’s life have come to the surface. Earlier this year, Natan Ophir published the book Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach: Life, Mission & Legacy. This past summer, Rabbi Shlomo Katz’s The Soul of Jerusalem hit the shelves. But even the authors will admit [...]

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  • Blogs Music Beatlemania Invades the Gaza Strip (SATIRE)

    Beatlemania Invades the Gaza Strip (SATIRE)

    As Hamas loses its grip on power in the Gaza Strip as a result of war, poverty and disillusionment, the Islamist terrorist group has developed an ingenious way to raise the morale of the 1.7 million Palestinian Arabs it was elected to serve. While currently focused on delivering a rocket into every Israeli home, Hamas has not left its own people behind. To gently wipe away the tears of children strategically placed inside kindergartens as human shields, the Hamas Interior Ministry [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Spirituality/Tradition Removing Jesus’ Jewish Identity From Artwork

    Removing Jesus’ Jewish Identity From Artwork

    In a strong statement that challenges the historic divide between Christianity and Judaism, Pope Francis recently proclaimed, “Inside every Christian is a Jew.” But if you look at Renaissance artworks that depict Jesus, you will not find any evidence of a Jew inside the Christianized Jesus — even though the Gospels in the New Testament tell us that Jesus was Jewish to the core. Getting that point across to the public is a daunting task, as I learned in interviews I [...]

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