Middle East

Turkey’s Erdoğan ‘Glad to Return Award’ to New York Jewish Group July 29, 2014 12:49 pm

Turkey’s Erdoğan ‘Glad to Return Award’ to New York Jewish Group

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Tuesday responded, via his ambassador to...

Power Plant Hit in Gaza Fighting Cutting Electricity to Thousands July 29, 2014 10:39 am

Power Plant Hit in Gaza Fighting Cutting Electricity to Thousands

Jerusalem Post – Palestinian witnesses said Israeli tank fire hit the fuel depot of...

Al Jazeera Accused of Creating Fake Ceasefire Doc, Fooling Journalist Laura Rozen July 28, 2014 3:32 pm

Al Jazeera Accused of Creating Fake Ceasefire Doc, Fooling Journalist Laura Rozen

An Al Jazeera reporter and producer reportedly created a Microsoft Word document they said...

Deputy Editor of Egypt’s Al-Ahram Dies Just Weeks After Penning Controversial Article Supporting Netanyahu Against Hamas July 28, 2014 10:40 am

Deputy Editor of Egypt’s Al-Ahram Dies Just Weeks After Penning Controversial Article Supporting Netanyahu Against Hamas

Azza Sami, 51, Deputy Editor of Egypt’s‘Al Ahram newspaper, was reported to have...

Egypt Destroys 13 Gaza Tunnels, Hunts Islamist Terrorists July 28, 2014 10:20 am

Egypt Destroys 13 Gaza Tunnels, Hunts Islamist Terrorists

JNS.org – The Egyptian military announced on Sunday that its engineering forces located...

Gaza Airstrikes Resume After UN Security Council Calls for Immediate Ceasefire July 28, 2014 10:13 am

Gaza Airstrikes Resume After UN Security Council Calls for Immediate Ceasefire

Fox News – Israeli jets resumed airstrikes in the Gaza Strip in response to Hamas rocket...

Wiesenthal Center Calls on Al Jazeera to Cover Qatari Sheikh Who Preached ‘Allah, Kill All the Jews, Freeze the Blood in Their Veins’ July 27, 2014 9:45 pm

Wiesenthal Center Calls on Al Jazeera to Cover Qatari Sheikh Who Preached ‘Allah, Kill All the Jews, Freeze the Blood in Their Veins’

Jewish human rights group The Simon Wiesenthal Center on Sunday challenged Doha-based Al...

Hamas Seeking to Replenish Arsenal in Deal With North Korea July 26, 2014 10:23 pm

Hamas Seeking to Replenish Arsenal in Deal With North Korea

Telegraph – Hamas militants are attempting to negotiate a new arms deal with North...

Turkey’s Erdogan Complains About Charges of Anti-Semitism Against Him July 25, 2014 7:41 pm

Turkey’s Erdogan Complains About Charges of Anti-Semitism Against Him

Turkey’s Islamist Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan took to Twitter on Friday to...

On Al Quds Day, Iran’s Military Leaders Vow to Rout Out ‘Zionists’: ‘We Will Chase You House by House’ July 25, 2014 5:55 pm

On Al Quds Day, Iran’s Military Leaders Vow to Rout Out ‘Zionists’: ‘We Will Chase You House by House’

As Muslims rallied to support Hamas at International Al Quds Day rallies across the Arab...

Hamas Fires Massive Rocket Barrage at Israel, Code Red Sirens Sound Across the Country July 25, 2014 8:34 am

Hamas Fires Massive Rocket Barrage at Israel, Code Red Sirens Sound Across the Country

Ynet – Code Red sirens blared across southern and central Israel, in cities and towns from...

ISIS Bombs Jonah’s Tomb in Mosul July 25, 2014 6:16 am

ISIS Bombs Jonah’s Tomb in Mosul

JNS.org - A new video shows jihadists from the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS)...

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  • Education Why We Should Invest in Jewish Children

    Why We Should Invest in Jewish Children

    JNS.org – My wife Suzy and I will never forget our wedding day. It was not just the uplifting ceremony and beautiful party that left an indelible mark. Some life-altering advice that we received from one of our guests informed and shaped our lives from that day forward. My high school teacher, Rabbi Moshe Yagid, pulled us aside just before the chuppah and challenged us to choose one mitzvah that would be the foundation of our marriage and our lives. He explained [...]

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  • Jewish Identity Sports LeBron James’ New Coach Shaped by Summer on Kibbutz and Jewish ‘Life Lessons’

    LeBron James’ New Coach Shaped by Summer on Kibbutz and Jewish ‘Life Lessons’

    JNS.org – Influenced by his Jewish upbringing and a summer on a kibbutz, basketball coach David Blatt is embarking on his highest-profile challenge yet: coaching LeBron James, the four-time National Basketball Association (NBA) Most Valuable Player who has made waves for returning to his hometown Cleveland Cavaliers. After guiding Israel’s storied Maccabi Tel Aviv basketball franchise to its 51st Israeli league championship and 6th Euroleague title this past season, Blatt landed the Cavaliers head-coaching job in June. Just weeks later, [...]

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  • Food Jewish Identity Young Syrian Jewish Restauranteur Continues a Family Legacy

    Young Syrian Jewish Restauranteur Continues a Family Legacy

    JNS.org – At the turn of the century, a young Jewish immigrant arrived in New York. So begins the history of many American Jewish families. It is 27-year-old Albert Allaham’s story, too, with a few unusual twists. Albert’s “century” is the 21st—he arrived almost 100 years after the massive waves of European Jewish immigration. Rather than coming from a small town along the Danube river, his shtetl was Damascus. His first American business was not a pushcart on the Lower East [...]

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  • Book Reviews Jewish Identity A Holistic Look at the Rebbe’s Life and Career (REVIEW)

    A Holistic Look at the Rebbe’s Life and Career (REVIEW)

    Did you know that in the entire Bible, only one birthday is mentioned and it is that of Pharaoh? And did you know that according to some scientists, by accepting Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity, it is impossible to prove or disprove that the sun is the gravitational center of our solar system? In his new book, REBBE, best-selling author Joseph Telushkin reveals many surprising and sometimes shocking details as he chronicles the life and teachings of the charismatic Rabbi [...]

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  • Food Mitzvos New Jerusalem Eatery’s Uniform Pricing Seeks to ‘Help People Make It’

    New Jerusalem Eatery’s Uniform Pricing Seeks to ‘Help People Make It’

    JNS.org – Omelet sandwich: 5 shekels. Iced coffee: 5 shekels. Tuna sandwich: 5 shekels. Fresh-squeezed orange juice: 5 shekels. Cheese bureka: 5 shekels. There’s plenty more on the Cofizz menu, but you get the idea. Dani Mizrahi and Amir Amshalm, two Israeli men in their early 30s, asked themselves: Why not launch a take-out food joint in busy neighborhoods around Jerusalem where everything—and that means everything—goes for five shekels, or about $1.50. They’d seen the concept take off in Tel Aviv, where [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Israel New Primetime Drama ‘Tyrant’ Filmed Entirely in Israel (VIDEO)

    New Primetime Drama ‘Tyrant’ Filmed Entirely in Israel (VIDEO)

    The new FX Network drama Tyrant was shot entirely in Israel, just 10 miles north of Tel Aviv, Bloomberg News reported last Tuesday. Tyrant follows the life of an Arab dictator’s second son Barry, played by Adam Rayner, who reluctantly returns home to the Middle Eastern nation of his birth to join the family business away from his suburban life in America. The elaborate set production for the primetime drama included a crew of 300 and a reported cost of over $3 million [...]

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  • Arts and Culture US & Canada Supermodel: Jewish Mothers Are Constantly Trying to Set Me Up With Their Sons

    Supermodel: Jewish Mothers Are Constantly Trying to Set Me Up With Their Sons

    Skokie, Il-born 25-year-old Erin Heatherton (Erin Heather Bubley) is rocking the modeling world. And in a new interview accompanying a cover spread for Miami’s Ocean Drive magazine, she says Jewish moms are “constantly trying to set her up with their sons.” Imagine that – who would have thought? “The moms, they’re doing what they do. It doesn’t matter what country they live in, what city – grandmothers, too,” she admitted. “But I’m probably going to do that too one day.” Heatherton was [...]

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  • Education Israel First Ever: Turkish Academics to Visit Israel Holocaust Museum for Seminar

    First Ever: Turkish Academics to Visit Israel Holocaust Museum for Seminar

    Some 15 Turkish university professors and lecturers will take part in a first of its kind seminar at Holocaust museum Yad Vashem’s International School for Holocaust Studies starting next week. The trip is especially significant as Holocaust denial is rampant in the Arab world. A Palestinian professor was recently forced to resign after he led a trip to the Nazi extermination camp Auschwitz. Participants in the week-long program at Yad Vashem will experience in-depth tours of the museum’s archives and [...]

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