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Israel PM Netanyahu on Iraq Crisis: When Enemies Are Fighting Each Other, Weaken Both June 23, 2014 4:27 pm

Israel PM Netanyahu on Iraq Crisis: When Enemies Are Fighting Each Other, Weaken Both

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday told journalists at the Jewish Media...

UNESCO Declares Israeli National Park a World Heritage Site June 23, 2014 4:14 pm

UNESCO Declares Israeli National Park a World Heritage Site

JNS.org - The UNESCO World Heritage Committee voted in Qatar on Sunday to admit Beit Guvrin-Maresha...

Hamas Terrorist Freed in Shalit Deal Arrested for Passover Attack June 23, 2014 4:04 pm

Hamas Terrorist Freed in Shalit Deal Arrested for Passover Attack

JNS.org - A Hamas terrorist who was freed as part of the 2011 Gilad Shalit prisoner exchange...

Police: Enough Evidence to Investigate Arab-Israeli MK Zoabi for Incitement June 23, 2014 2:41 pm

Police: Enough Evidence to Investigate Arab-Israeli MK Zoabi for Incitement

JNS.org – Israeli police say there is enough evidence to investigate Arab-Israeli MK Haneen...

IDF Uncovers Secret Tunnels, Explosives Labs in West Bank June 23, 2014 10:05 am

IDF Uncovers Secret Tunnels, Explosives Labs in West Bank

JNS.org – The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Combat Engineering Corps uncovered numerous...

Israel’s Defense Minister Ya’alon Warns Syria’s Assad Against More Attacks June 23, 2014 10:00 am

Israel’s Defense Minister Ya’alon Warns Syria’s Assad Against More Attacks

Times of Israel – Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon justified on Monday Israeli strikes...

Father of 13-Year-Old Israeli Killed in Golan Attack: ‘My Boy Died in My Arms’ June 23, 2014 9:58 am

Father of 13-Year-Old Israeli Killed in Golan Attack: ‘My Boy Died in My Arms’

Ynet – “My boy died before my eyes,” the father of Mohammed Karaka said of his...

IDF Chief Tells Soldiers to be Mindful in Arab Villages, ‘We Are First and Foremost Humans’ (VIDEO) June 23, 2014 4:34 am

IDF Chief Tells Soldiers to be Mindful in Arab Villages, ‘We Are First and Foremost Humans’ (VIDEO)

Israel Defense Forces Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz told troops last week that they...

Netanyahu Says Israel Has ‘Unequivocal Proof’ Hamas Behind Kidnapping of Teens June 22, 2014 6:23 pm

Netanyahu Says Israel Has ‘Unequivocal Proof’ Hamas Behind Kidnapping of Teens

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday said his government can prove that Gaza-based...

Mother of Abducted Israeli Teen: It’s Hard to Eat, Sleep June 22, 2014 4:17 pm

Mother of Abducted Israeli Teen: It’s Hard to Eat, Sleep

“It’s been a very hard time; it’s hard to breathe – but we’re...

Israeli Army Retrieves Crashed Drone From Hebron Palestinians June 22, 2014 4:01 pm

Israeli Army Retrieves Crashed Drone From Hebron Palestinians

A small Israeli army drone crashed into the roof of a Palestinian home in Hebron on Sunday,...

Armed Gazan Arrested After Infiltrating Southern Israel June 22, 2014 8:39 am

Armed Gazan Arrested After Infiltrating Southern Israel

JNS.org – A terrorist armed with a grenade infiltrated southern Israel from the Gaza Strip...

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  • 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. [...]

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  • 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 [...]

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  • 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 [...]

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  • 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 [...]

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  • 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 [...]

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  • 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. [...]

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  • Sports US & Canada Jewish New York Giants Guard Plans to Fast on Yom Kippur

    Jewish New York Giants Guard Plans to Fast on Yom Kippur

    New York Giants offensive guard Geoff Schwartz said on Wednesday that he will not eat anything between sundown Friday and sundown Saturday in observation of Yom Kippur, ESPN reported. “If I was playing, I wouldn’t fast, because I’ve got to be able to fuel myself to play,” said the Jewish athlete, who is on short-term leave due to a toe injury. “But it’s not that tough, really. I’ll eat dinner at 5:00 Friday, then I’ll go to services and I’ll just [...]

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  • Book Reviews Personalities How a Jewish Leader With 3 Months to Live Created a ‘Seminar’ on Life

    How a Jewish Leader With 3 Months to Live Created a ‘Seminar’ on Life

    JNS.org – What would you do if you found out that you had only three more months to live? Gordon Zacks was a successful businessman, a leader of Jewish life, and a confidante and adviser to President George H.W. Bush. He knew that he had prostate cancer, but doctors advised him that it was very slow-growing and nothing to worry about. Then came the day when the doctors told him his cancer metastasized to his liver, and that he had [...]

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