Middle East

Hamas Accused of Using Gaza War as Cover for Executing Palestinians May 27, 2015 9:22 am

Hamas Accused of Using Gaza War as Cover for Executing Palestinians

JNS.org – The human rights group Amnesty International issued a scathing report in which...

Russia, Iran Hail Successful Conclusion of S-300 Delivery Talks May 25, 2015 9:58 pm

Russia, Iran Hail Successful Conclusion of S-300 Delivery Talks

Moscow and Tehran have concluded talks on the delivery of Russian S-300 missiles to Iran...

Iranian General Says US Doing Little to Stop Islamic State Advance May 25, 2015 9:52 pm

Iranian General Says US Doing Little to Stop Islamic State Advance

The head of Iran’s foreign military operations has described the Islamic State of Iraq and...

Al Jazeera Survey Shows 81 Percent Support Islamic State May 25, 2015 9:48 pm

Al Jazeera Survey Shows 81 Percent Support Islamic State

In a recent survey conducted by AlJazeera.net, the website for the Al Jazeera Arabic television...

Report: Bin Laden’s Bookshelf Included Noam Chomsky Works May 25, 2015 9:05 am

Report: Bin Laden’s Bookshelf Included Noam Chomsky Works

The English-language bookshelf in Usama bin Laden’s personal library featured a collection...

ISIS Says Could Buy First Nuclear Weapon From Pakistan Within a Year May 24, 2015 3:00 pm

ISIS Says Could Buy First Nuclear Weapon From Pakistan Within a Year

Independent – Isis has used the latest issue of its propaganda magazine Dabiq to suggest...

Turkey Arrests 43 in Raid Against Suspected Erdogan Opponents May 24, 2015 9:02 am

Turkey Arrests 43 in Raid Against Suspected Erdogan Opponents

Daily Star - Turkey on Friday arrested 43 people in the central city of Konya in new raids...

Abbas Reaffirms Commitment to Two-State Solution, Blames Israel for Blocking Peace May 23, 2015 4:00 pm

Abbas Reaffirms Commitment to Two-State Solution, Blames Israel for Blocking Peace

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Friday said Israel is blocking peace by continuing...

Egyptian Journalist Dons Orthodox Jewish Garb in Search of Cairo Synagogue (VIDEO) May 22, 2015 6:31 pm

Egyptian Journalist Dons Orthodox Jewish Garb in Search of Cairo Synagogue (VIDEO)

A journalist at Egyptian popular news site Dotmsr dressed up as an ultra-Orthodox Jew and...

Islamic State Claims Responsibility for Saudi Arabia Attack, Eyes Golan Heights May 22, 2015 4:42 pm

Islamic State Claims Responsibility for Saudi Arabia Attack, Eyes Golan Heights

JNS.org – The Islamic State terrorist group has claimed responsibility for a bloody...

Report: Turkish Mall Scraps Plans for Jewish, Christian Prayer Rooms After ‘Attacks’ May 22, 2015 1:12 pm

Report: Turkish Mall Scraps Plans for Jewish, Christian Prayer Rooms After ‘Attacks’

A recently opened furniture mall in western Turkey scrapped plans to open separate prayer...

Palestinian Authority TV Host Says Jews Control ‘Money, the Press and Resources’ May 21, 2015 2:13 pm

Palestinian Authority TV Host Says Jews Control ‘Money, the Press and Resources’

Incitement to antisemitism went uncensored on Palestinian state television as the host of...

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  • Sports US & Canada Israeli-American Group Congratulates Cavaliers’ Blatt on Reaching NBA Finals

    Israeli-American Group Congratulates Cavaliers’ Blatt on Reaching NBA Finals

    JNS.org – An organization whose work focuses on the estimated population of 500,000-800,000 Israeli Americans congratulated David Blatt, the Jewish head coach of the National Basketball Association’s (NBA) Cleveland Cavaliers and a longtime Israel-based coach, for clinching an appearance in the NBA Finals. The Israeli-American Council (IAC), whose stated mission is “to build an active and giving Israeli-American community throughout the United States in order to strengthen the State of Israel, our next generation, and to provide a bridge to [...]

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  • Food US & Canada Bacon Flavor Ben & Jerry’s ‘Not Gonna Happen’ Because it Wouldn’t be Kosher

    Bacon Flavor Ben & Jerry’s ‘Not Gonna Happen’ Because it Wouldn’t be Kosher

    Famed ice cream maker Ben & Jerry’s will not be introducing a Bacon flavored product to its offerings because the company intends to keep its entire line kosher, Marketing Director Alison Gilbert told AOL’s morning show Rise recently. “It’s kind of funny, a lot of people look for bacon in our ice cream, which is probably not gonna happen because all of our ice cream is kosher,” she said, referring to Jewish dietary restrictions that proscribe the consumption of pig [...]

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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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