Israel

After Teens’ Funerals, Gaza Rocket Volleys, Netanyahu Vows to Crush Hamas July 1, 2014 3:09 pm

After Teens’ Funerals, Gaza Rocket Volleys, Netanyahu Vows to Crush Hamas

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday evening pledged to track down the killers...

Israeli Celebrities Respond to Teens’ Deaths: ‘They Killed Our Boys’ July 1, 2014 2:57 pm

Israeli Celebrities Respond to Teens’ Deaths: ‘They Killed Our Boys’

Monday evening’s breaking news of the discovery of the bodies of the three slain Israeli...

Searchers Describe Field Where Abducted Israeli Teens’ Bodies Were Found (VIDEO) July 1, 2014 2:42 pm

Searchers Describe Field Where Abducted Israeli Teens’ Bodies Were Found (VIDEO)

In a hole in the ground, alongside a cave, north of Hebron. That’s where soldiers of...

Homes of Hamas-Affiliated Kidnapping Suspects Targeted for Demolition July 1, 2014 12:39 pm

Homes of Hamas-Affiliated Kidnapping Suspects Targeted for Demolition

JNS.org – Palestinians reported overnight Monday that Israel Defense Forces (IDF) explosives...

Israel Mourns, Leaders Eulogize Murdered Israeli Teens at Burial (VIDEO) July 1, 2014 12:04 pm

Israel Mourns, Leaders Eulogize Murdered Israeli Teens at Burial (VIDEO)

JNS.org – The citizens of Israel were shocked and saddened on Monday when news emerged...

Parents, Israeli Ministers Eulogize Slain Teens at Separate Services July 1, 2014 11:41 am

Parents, Israeli Ministers Eulogize Slain Teens at Separate Services

The families of the three murdered Israeli teens conducted separate services and eulogies...

‘We’ve Been Abducted’: Kidnapped Teens’ Emergency Call to Police Released (AUDIO) July 1, 2014 11:09 am

‘We’ve Been Abducted’: Kidnapped Teens’ Emergency Call to Police Released (AUDIO)

The audio file of the “911″ emergency call one of the slain Israeli teens managed...

‘Zoabi Bill’ on MK Incitement Heads to Knesset House Committee July 1, 2014 10:51 am

‘Zoabi Bill’ on MK Incitement Heads to Knesset House Committee

JNS.org – The Israeli Ministerial Committee on Legislation voted on Sunday to present...

Israeli Forensic Expert: Murdered Teens Put Up ‘Serious’ Fight Against Captors July 1, 2014 10:44 am

Israeli Forensic Expert: Murdered Teens Put Up ‘Serious’ Fight Against Captors

“One of the abducted youths put up a serious fight against his captors,” a source...

Slain Israeli Teens to be Buried Side by Side in Modi’in Cemetary July 1, 2014 10:29 am

Slain Israeli Teens to be Buried Side by Side in Modi’in Cemetary

Ynet – Gil-Ad Shaer, Naftali Frenkel and Eyal Yifrach will be laid to rest together in Modi’in...

Israeli Ministers Divided on Military Response to Murder of Teens July 1, 2014 10:26 am

Israeli Ministers Divided on Military Response to Murder of Teens

Times of Israel – Government ministers argued bitterly Monday night about Israel’s proper...

Israel’s Shin Bet Working to Create Detailed Timeline of Kidnapping and Murder of Israeli Teens July 1, 2014 10:19 am

Israel’s Shin Bet Working to Create Detailed Timeline of Kidnapping and Murder of Israeli Teens

Jerusalem Post – The Shin Bet [Israel Security Agency] has spent the past 18 days piecing...

More...

  • Arts and Culture US & Canada ‘Death of Klinghoffer’ Actress Compares Met Opera to ‘Schindler’s List’

    ‘Death of Klinghoffer’ Actress Compares Met Opera to ‘Schindler’s List’

    An actress starring in the controversial Met Opera The Death of Klinghoffer defended the show on Tuesday by comparing it to the 1993 Holocaust film Schindler’s List, New York Post reported. “To me, this was like [the movie] Schindler’s List. We make art so people won’t forget,’’ said the actress, who plays a captured passenger in the show and asked not to be identified. The Met Opera focuses on the infamous murder of Lower East Side Jewish resident Leon Klinghoffer, 69. The wheelchair-bound father of [...]

    Read more →
  • Analysis Arts and Culture Beyond ‘Klinghoffer’: Opera’s Composer, Librettist Have Broader Jewish Problem

    Beyond ‘Klinghoffer’: Opera’s Composer, Librettist Have Broader Jewish Problem

    JNS.org – One of the most controversial operas in recent memory, “The Death of Klinghoffer,” debuted Oct. 20 at New York’s Metropolitan Opera. The Met has scheduled seven more performances through November. The first staging did not occur without protest, as about 400 demonstrators—including Jewish communal and nationally recognized leaders—came to Lincoln Center to denounce the anti-Jewish and anti-Israel opera. “Klinghoffer,” the creation of composer John Adams and librettist Alice Goodman, premiered in 1991—with few additional stagings. The opera is based [...]

    Read more →
  • Arts and Culture US & Canada Israeli Actress Gal Gadot in Talks to Star in Ben-Hur Remake

    Israeli Actress Gal Gadot in Talks to Star in Ben-Hur Remake

    Israeli actress Gal Gadot is in negotiations to take on the female lead role in the remake of the 1959 classic Ben-Hur, according to The Hollywood Reporter. If the deal is finalized Gadot will play Esther, a slave and Ben-Hur’s love interest. Actor Jack Huston will star as the Jewish prince who is betrayed into slavery by his childhood friend Messala, played by Toby Kebbell. Ben-Hur fights for his freedom and vengeance with the help of Morgan Freeman’s character, who trains Ben-Hur how to win at chariot-racing. [...]

    Read more →
  • Jewish Identity Sports Young Israelis Try to Crowd-Fund Their Way to Major League Baseball Playoffs

    Young Israelis Try to Crowd-Fund Their Way to Major League Baseball Playoffs

    JNS.org – Baseball, hot dogs, and apple pie are the American dream. So why do two young men who have built their lives in Israel have a GoFundMe crowd-funding webpage with the urgent message that they need $3,000 to travel to the U.S. to watch the Kansas City Royals and Baltimore Orioles square off for Major League Baseball’s (MLB) American League championship? Brothers Naftali and Yoni Schwartz, 27 and 25, respectively, are Kansas City natives. Even though they made aliyah with their [...]

    Read more →
  • Blogs Sports Race Cars Speed Through Jerusalem in Amazing Exhibition

    Race Cars Speed Through Jerusalem in Amazing Exhibition

    Some 3,000 years ago, King David probably never imagined cars racing at 240 kilometers per hour (150 miles per hour) through the ancient capital of the Jewish people. But on Monday and Tuesday, October 6-7, thousands of Israelis lined the streets to watch Porsche, Audi, and Ferrari race cars fly through the capital against the backdrop of the Tower of David, the Old City Walls, and other city landmarks. The second annual non-competitive Jerusalem Formula One Road Show had been [...]

    Read more →
  • Israel Sports NBA Superstar LeBron James Says He Wants to Visit Israel

    NBA Superstar LeBron James Says He Wants to Visit Israel

    Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James expressed interest in visiting Israel someday, local news site Cleveland.com reported on Sunday. Speaking to Israeli reporters before the Cleveland Cavaliers’ preseason debut against Maccabi Tel Aviv, the NBA star said he had never visited the Jewish state but “I want to look forward to going there if I get an opportunity to.” When asked by an Israeli reporter if there was “any chance that LeBron James and Cleveland comes to Tel Aviv,” the athlete said [...]

    Read more →
  • Sports US & Canada Florida Rabbi Dominates Former Basketball Star Congressman in Hoops Showdown (VIDEO)

    Florida Rabbi Dominates Former Basketball Star Congressman in Hoops Showdown (VIDEO)

    A Florida-based Chabad rabbi put former basketball star, U.S. Congressman Curt Clawson to shame on the court when the two faced off one-on-one recently. A YouTube video, posted online on Tuesday, shows Rabbi Fishel Zaklos of Chabad of Naples shooting hoops with the Florida politician, who played basketball in high school and at Purdue University in Indiana. The game took place in the parking lot of the Chabad Jewish center run by Zaklos. During the 1-minute clip, Zaklos scores two impressive [...]

    Read more →
  • Sports US & Canada David Blatt’s Cleveland Cavaliers Rout Maccabi Tel Aviv, 107-80

    David Blatt’s Cleveland Cavaliers Rout Maccabi Tel Aviv, 107-80

    JNS.org – Less than five months after leading Maccabi Tel Aviv to its sixth European basketball title, David Blatt, now the head coach of the NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers, routed his former team in an exhibition game on Sunday, with the Cavaliers dominating Maccabi 107-80 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. The 20,562 fans in attendance witnessed Lebron James’s first appearance in a Cavaliers uniform since he left the club in free agency for the Miami Heat four years ago. [...]

    Read more →



Sign up now to receive our regular news briefs.