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Firing of Arab Workers Condemned by Israeli Politicians November 20, 2014 11:33 am

Firing of Arab Workers Condemned by Israeli Politicians

Jerusalem Post – Israel must have zero tolerance for racism in the workforce, Economy...

Jews and Druze ‘Will Fight the Murderers’ Together, Minister Says at Policeman’s Funeral November 20, 2014 11:16 am

Jews and Druze ‘Will Fight the Murderers’ Together, Minister Says at Policeman’s Funeral

JNS.org - Thousands came to pay their last respects on Wednesday to Israeli Druze policeman...

Brit Milah Held in Terror Attack Synagogue; ‘In Your Bloods You Shall Live’ (VIDEO) November 20, 2014 6:02 am

Brit Milah Held in Terror Attack Synagogue; ‘In Your Bloods You Shall Live’ (VIDEO)

In a profound display of faith in the face of carnage, the family of a newborn infant on...

Israeli Minister Naftali Bennett Explains Why BBC Doesn’t Want to Show Pictures of Murdered Jews November 19, 2014 5:57 pm

Israeli Minister Naftali Bennett Explains Why BBC Doesn’t Want to Show Pictures of Murdered Jews

“Yesterday they told me on the BBC they do not want to see pictures of murdered Jews....

Terror Attacks Reignite Israeli Debate on Deploying Guards at Public Buildings November 19, 2014 12:34 pm

Terror Attacks Reignite Israeli Debate on Deploying Guards at Public Buildings

Despite a growing wave of terror attacks, the head of Israel’s association of private...

Congregants Return to Jerusalem Synagogue for Morning Services Day After Terror Attack November 19, 2014 12:24 pm

Congregants Return to Jerusalem Synagogue for Morning Services Day After Terror Attack

JNS.org – Congregants on Wednesday returned to Jerusalem’s Kehilat Bnei Torah synagogue...

Terrorists’ Hometown Celebrates Jerusalem Synagogue Massacre November 19, 2014 12:22 pm

Terrorists’ Hometown Celebrates Jerusalem Synagogue Massacre

JNS.org - Residents of the eastern Jerusalem neighborhood of Jabel Mukaber, the hometown...

Haredi Woman Arranges Bus Travel to Funeral of Slain Druze Police Officer November 19, 2014 12:17 pm

Haredi Woman Arranges Bus Travel to Funeral of Slain Druze Police Officer

Jerusalem Post – A haredi woman from Beitar Illit took upon herself to organize bus...

Slain Rabbi Mosheh Twersky Among ’36 Hidden Righteous People’, Says Student November 18, 2014 8:26 pm

Slain Rabbi Mosheh Twersky Among ’36 Hidden Righteous People’, Says Student

Rabbi Mosheh Twersky, one of the victims killed in the Jerusalem synagogue terror attack on...

Netanyahu Calls on World Leaders to Condemn Jerusalem Terror Attack November 18, 2014 7:34 pm

Netanyahu Calls on World Leaders to Condemn Jerusalem Terror Attack

Ynet – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday called on world leaders to denounce...

Druze Israeli Policeman Who Killed Terrorist Dies of His Wounds, Leaves Behind 7-Month-Old Daughter November 18, 2014 3:48 pm

Druze Israeli Policeman Who Killed Terrorist Dies of His Wounds, Leaves Behind 7-Month-Old Daughter

Druze Israeli Police officer Zidan Sayif, 27, died of his wounds late Tuesday, hours after...

The Iranian Connection? PFLP Terror Group Linked to Jerusalem Synagogue Atrocity Backed by Tehran November 18, 2014 2:11 pm

The Iranian Connection? PFLP Terror Group Linked to Jerusalem Synagogue Atrocity Backed by Tehran

The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP,) the Palestinian terrorist group...

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  • Israel Sports Israeli Judo Team Faces Antisemitic Harassment in Morocco: ‘We Will Murder You’

    Israeli Judo Team Faces Antisemitic Harassment in Morocco: ‘We Will Murder You’

    Israeli athletes at a world Judo championship in Morocco reportedly faced antisemitic slurs during the competition, news site WorldNetDaily reported on Monday. “We will murder you,” and “you’re not wanted here, go home,” were among the vituperative attacks directed at the Israeli Judo Association team, which was in Morocco last week for the World Masters Judo Tournament. According to Haaretz, each Israeli teammate was met with boos and jeers upon entering a fight. Additionally, no Israeli flags were present at [...]

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  • Music US & Canada Lady Gaga Accepts ADL Award: ‘Your Philosophies Are So in Line With Ours’ (VIDEO)

    Lady Gaga Accepts ADL Award: ‘Your Philosophies Are So in Line With Ours’ (VIDEO)

    Pop superstar Lady Gaga on Thursday accepted an award from Jewish human rights group the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) on behalf of her Born This Way Foundation, which strives to combat bullying among young people. “Your philosophies are so in line with ours,” she said of the ADL upon accepting the Making a Difference Award in a videotaped message, which was shown at a ceremony in New York City. “We want to help young people know that their feelings and who they are on [...]

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  • Music Personalities At 80, Singer-Songwriter Leonard Cohen’s Jewish Roots ‘Very Much Intact’

    At 80, Singer-Songwriter Leonard Cohen’s Jewish Roots ‘Very Much Intact’

    JNS.org – Eighty years young, Leonard Cohen fits many descriptions—singer, songwriter, poet, novelist, monk. From his Jewish upbringing in Canada to the present day, Cohen has always explored his spiritual side. This month, the singer-songwriter released the CD (May 12) and iTunes (on May 8 of this year) formats of his latest album, Can’t Forget: A Souvenir of the Grand Tour, which features live recordings from his world tours in 2012 and 2013. Last year, Cohen’s Popular Problems was voted by Rolling Stone [...]

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  • Europe Sports FIFA Head Says Israel Should Not be Booted From World Soccer Association

    FIFA Head Says Israel Should Not be Booted From World Soccer Association

    JNS.org – Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) head Sepp Blatter said during a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that contrary to Palestinian complaints, Israel has not violated any FIFA statutes and should not be suspended from international soccer’s governing body. “We should not come to one federation saying we will exclude them,” said Blatter, the Jerusalem Post reported. “If the national association is fulfilling its obligations then there is no need to intervene,” he said. “I’m on a [...]

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  • Featured Middle East Sports Jewish Rights Group Slams Palestinian Attempts to Suspend Israel From FIFA

    Jewish Rights Group Slams Palestinian Attempts to Suspend Israel From FIFA

    Jewish human rights group the Simon Wiesenthal Center (SWC) said on Tuesday it was “appalled” by a Palestinian Football Association initiative to suspend Israel from FIFA, calling it another “front waged in the context of the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) campaign.” “We are appalled at the temerity of the Palestinan Football Association (PFA) demand that FIFA suspend Israel at your forthcoming Congress in Zurich,” wrote the group’s international relations director, Dr. Shimon Samuels, in a letter to FIFA President Joseph [...]

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  • Theater US & Canada Star of Auschwitz Thriller Says ‘God Was Holding the Hand of Every Jew in the Gas Chamber’ (VIDEO)

    Star of Auschwitz Thriller Says ‘God Was Holding the Hand of Every Jew in the Gas Chamber’ (VIDEO)

    The lead actor in Son of Saul, an Auschwitz thriller featured at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, told the UK’s The Guardian that he believes God was “holding the hand” of each Jew who died in the Nazi gas chambers during the Holocaust. “I do not for one nanosecond like to pretend that God is off the hook. He could and should have stopped it at a much earlier stage,” Géza Röhrig, 48, said. ”But I would not be able to get [...]

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  • Music Backstreet Boys Singer Howie D Gushes Over Masada During Israel Trip

    Backstreet Boys Singer Howie D Gushes Over Masada During Israel Trip

    Backstreet Boys singer Howie Dorough took to Instagram on Tuesday to marvel about climbing the famed Masada fortress with his band during their visit to Israel, where they will perform this week for the first time. The group’s second day of sightseeing in the Jewish state included the Masada hike, and taking a mud bath at the Dead Sea. A picture from the band’s official Twitter page shows the five singers covered in mud. While relaxing in the Dead Sea, [...]

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  • Book Reviews US & Canada ‘Arms and the Dudes:’ New Book, Film Detail How Ex-Orthodox Yeshiva Guys Became Top Suppliers for Afghan Army

    ‘Arms and the Dudes:’ New Book, Film Detail How Ex-Orthodox Yeshiva Guys Became Top Suppliers for Afghan Army

    A new book and its upcoming film adaptation tell the true story of how three former yeshiva students who habitually smoked marijuana scored a $300 million contract from the U.S. government to supply weapons for the Afghan Army, the New York Daily News reported on Sunday. Arms and the Dudes details how the Miami Beach potheads became “the most unlikely gunrunners in history,” according to the book’s author, investigative reporter Guy Lawson. The tale begins with Efraim Diveroli, nephew of [...]

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