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Report: Britain Declined to Aid US in Case of Preemptive Strike on Iran October 26, 2012 7:18 am

Report: Britain Declined to Aid US in Case of Preemptive Strike on Iran

Guardian – Britain has rebuffed US pleas to use military bases in the UK to support...

Likud Sources: Lieberman Has Eye on Prime Minister’s Position October 26, 2012 7:00 am

Likud Sources: Lieberman Has Eye on Prime Minister’s Position

Ynet – The Israeli political area was still reeling from the shock waves sent through...

Western Diplomats: Iran has Finished Installing Centrifuges at Fordow Plant October 25, 2012 11:24 am

Western Diplomats: Iran has Finished Installing Centrifuges at Fordow Plant

According to Western diplomats Iran has nearly finished installing centrifuges at its Fordow...

Syrian Government and Rebels Agree to Short Ceasefire Over Muslim Holiday October 24, 2012 2:36 pm

Syrian Government and Rebels Agree to Short Ceasefire Over Muslim Holiday

A temporary ceasefire has been reached between the Syrian government and some rebel leaders...

Sudan Blames Israel for Fire at Arms Factory October 24, 2012 9:32 am

Sudan Blames Israel for Fire at Arms Factory

Sudan on Tuesday accused Israel of blowing up an arms factory in Khartoum. The site was attacked...

Benghazi: White House Informed of Terror Claim Two Hours After Attack October 24, 2012 12:56 am

Benghazi: White House Informed of Terror Claim Two Hours After Attack

Reuters – Officials at the White House and State Department were advised two hours after...

Romney Says he Would ‘Tighten’ Iran Sanctions October 23, 2012 1:35 pm

Romney Says he Would ‘Tighten’ Iran Sanctions

At the U.S. presidential debate on foreign policy on Monday night, the effectiveness of Iranian...

Activists Call on Maserati and Lamborghini to End Business in Iran October 23, 2012 10:39 am

Activists Call on Maserati and Lamborghini to End Business in Iran

At a press conference in front of Maserati’s Manhattan showroom Monday Ambassador Mark...

Ahead of U.S. Election Arab News Outlets Depict Anti-Semitic Stereotypes October 23, 2012 10:12 am

Ahead of U.S. Election Arab News Outlets Depict Anti-Semitic Stereotypes

Ahead of the U.S. presidential election in early November the ADL released a new report Tuesday...

Bank of Israel Chief: Sanctions Won’t Collapse Iran Economy October 23, 2012 9:15 am

Bank of Israel Chief: Sanctions Won’t Collapse Iran Economy

JPost – Governor of the Bank of Israel Stanley Fischer on Monday expressed doubt that...

Emir of Qatar to Visit Gaza, Raising Geopolitical Concerns October 22, 2012 2:48 pm

Emir of Qatar to Visit Gaza, Raising Geopolitical Concerns

The emir of pro-Western Qatar is set to become the first head of state to visit Gaza Strip,...

Egyptian President Morsi Approves of Call to ‘Destroy the Jews’ (VIDEO) October 21, 2012 11:05 pm

Egyptian President Morsi Approves of Call to ‘Destroy the Jews’ (VIDEO)

The Simon Wiesenthal Center has condemned Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi for attending...

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  • Arts and Culture US & Canada ‘Jewish Giant’ Headlines New York Jewish Museum Exhibit

    ‘Jewish Giant’ Headlines New York Jewish Museum Exhibit

    Eddie Carmel, dubbed “The Jewish Giant” by American photographer Diane Arbus, is the centerpiece of a new exhibit opening April 11 at The Jewish Museum in New York. Arbus met Carmel, who was billed “The World’s Tallest Man,” at Hubert’s Dime Museum and Flea Circus in 1959 but waited until 1970 to photograph him at his parents’ home in the Bronx, according to the museum. The son of immigrants from Tel Aviv, Carmel posed for Arbus with his head bowed to [...]

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  • Music US & Canada Disney Hit ‘Frozen’ Gets Passover Themed Makeover With ‘Chozen’ (VIDEO)

    Disney Hit ‘Frozen’ Gets Passover Themed Makeover With ‘Chozen’ (VIDEO)

    A Passover themed cover of hit songs Let It Go and Do You Want to Build a Snowman? from Disney’s Frozen has attracted tons of media buzz and a cool 65,ooo views on YouTube within days of going online. The work of Jewish a capella group Six13, the track is aptly named Chozen. We are celebrating “our freedom, our favorite festival, our fabulous fans, and aspiring Disney princesses everywhere” the group said. The Chozen music video tells the story of [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Jewish Identity Retreat Gives Young Artists New Platform to Engage With Jewish Ideas

    Retreat Gives Young Artists New Platform to Engage With Jewish Ideas

    JNS.org – Many young Jewish artists struggle to define who they are personally, artistically, and religiously. Against the backdrop of that struggle, the recent Asylum Arts International Jewish Artists Retreat provided a space for some 70 young Jewish artists to explore Jewish ideas, to build community and a culture of reciprocity, and to learn skills to assist their career development. “We are trying to encourage and excite people to engage in Jewish themes,” says Rebecca Guber, director of Asylum Arts. [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Jewish Literature Darren Aronofsky Adds Psychological Depth, Little Else to ‘Noah’

    Darren Aronofsky Adds Psychological Depth, Little Else to ‘Noah’

    JNS.org – Has the era of large-scale biblical epics returned? Not since “The Ten Commandments” has there been so much torrential water on the big screen (not counting weather-related disaster films such as “The Impossible”) than in “Noah,” the latest blockbuster from writer and director Darren Aronofsky. “Noah” takes the traditional tale and splices it in an eco-friendly and psychologically driven plot. After Adam and Eve got booted out of the Garden of Eden and after Cain killed Abel, mankind [...]

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  • Food Israel Israeli Arab Microbiologist Wins on Israel’s ‘MasterChef’ Reality Show

    Israeli Arab Microbiologist Wins on Israel’s ‘MasterChef’ Reality Show

    JNS.org – An Israeli-Arab microbiologist and mother of three won the fourth season of Israel’s most popular reality TV show, “MasterChef.” Nof Atamna-Ismaeel, 32, who holds a PhD in microbiology and is from the Israeli-Arab town of Baqa al-Gharbiyye, described winning as the “the most exciting moment in her life.” She said she plans to use the prize money to open up an Arab-Jewish cooking school. MasterChef is a popular reality TV show that originated in the U.K. It is [...]

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  • Europe Theater Play About Muslim Man Who Discovers His Parents Are Jewish Seeking Funds

    Play About Muslim Man Who Discovers His Parents Are Jewish Seeking Funds

    Jewish comedian and writer David Baddiel is seeking public support to help produce a musical based on his film about a British Muslim man who discovers his parents are Jewish. London’s Theatre Royal Stratford East is in development to premiere The Infidel in October, London’s Evening Standard reported on Wednesday. However, the theater needs another £55,000 on top of around £200,000 already raised in order to produce the show. Baddiel, 49, retained the stage rights to the story when he wrote the [...]

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  • Europe Relationships Love Guru Says Kaballah Practitioners Tend to Have ‘Less Satisfactory’ Relationships

    Love Guru Says Kaballah Practitioners Tend to Have ‘Less Satisfactory’ Relationships

    British relationship expert Andrew Wallas said Kaballah practitioners are likely to be less satisfied in their personal relationships than other couples, Britain’s Daily Mail reported Wednesday. “All the research is that individuals who have an interest in psychology or spirituality or who practice something like Kaballah (the branch of Jewish mysticism popularized by Madonna) are less likely to have satisfactory relationships,” he said. “A lifetime spent doing self-improvement workshops can just be a case of someone running away from reality.” [...]

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  • Music US & Canada Meet New York’s 6’7″ Jew Who Will Rap for You (VIDEO)

    Meet New York’s 6’7″ Jew Who Will Rap for You (VIDEO)

    He’s a 6’7″ Jewish freestyle rapper who roams the streets of New York delivering his rhymes to unsuspecting passersby. Te’Devan, who calls himself the “6’7″ Jew who will rap for you” was recently profiled by the Gothamist blog. In a video posted Monday on YouTube, as part of the website’s No Your City eight-part series created by Nicolas Heller, Te’Devan is seen rapping about “not trying to conform to the status quo” and his mission to “be what I’m supposed to be.” [...]

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