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President Obama Admits Exchanging Letters With Iranian President Rouhani September 15, 2013 1:00 pm

President Obama Admits Exchanging Letters With Iranian President Rouhani

International Business Times – U.S. President Barack Obama confirmed Sunday for the...

Israel Silent on U.S.-Russia Agreement on Syria Chemical Weapons September 14, 2013 9:08 pm

Israel Silent on U.S.-Russia Agreement on Syria Chemical Weapons

JPost – Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s office had no comment Saturday night...

Palestinian Terrorist Who Killed 37 Jews is Idolized in Jordan September 13, 2013 12:05 pm

Palestinian Terrorist Who Killed 37 Jews is Idolized in Jordan

JNS.org - Jordanian children are taught from early ages to idolize Palestinian terrorists...

Christian Human Rights Group Urges Obama to Support Religious Freedom in Syria September 13, 2013 12:03 pm

Christian Human Rights Group Urges Obama to Support Religious Freedom in Syria

JNS.org - In an open letter to U.S. President Barack Obama, Christian Solidarity International...

U.S.-Russia Talks Over Eliminating Syria Chemical Arsenal Begin September 13, 2013 8:53 am

U.S.-Russia Talks Over Eliminating Syria Chemical Arsenal Begin

The Washington Post – U.S.-Russia talks over eliminating Syria’s chemical weapons...

Report: Syria Chemical Weapons Dispersed to Dozens of Sites to Avoid American Air Strikes September 13, 2013 8:47 am

Report: Syria Chemical Weapons Dispersed to Dozens of Sites to Avoid American Air Strikes

JPost- An elite Syrian unit that runs the government’s chemical arms program has been...

Assad Credits Russia for Chemical Weapons Deal September 12, 2013 1:22 pm

Assad Credits Russia for Chemical Weapons Deal

Times of Israel – MOSCOW — Syrian President Bashar Assad on Thursday said he would...

Report: CIA Began Delivering Small Arms to Syrian Rebels Two Weeks Ago September 12, 2013 9:22 am

Report: CIA Began Delivering Small Arms to Syrian Rebels Two Weeks Ago

The Washington Post – The CIA has begun delivering weapons to rebels in Syria, ending...

Syrian Rebels Claim Assad Forces Committed New Chemical Weapons Atrocity September 12, 2013 9:03 am

Syrian Rebels Claim Assad Forces Committed New Chemical Weapons Atrocity

Times of Israel – Syrian rebels claim that the army of President Bashar Assad again...

Hezbollah’s Support of Assad Creates Conflict With Southern Lebanon’s Sunni Population September 11, 2013 4:46 pm

Hezbollah’s Support of Assad Creates Conflict With Southern Lebanon’s Sunni Population

Lebanon based terror group Hezbollah’s support of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in...

Russia to Build Nuclear Plant for Iran, Deliver S-300 Anti-Aircraft System September 11, 2013 10:24 am

Russia to Build Nuclear Plant for Iran, Deliver S-300 Anti-Aircraft System

JNS.org - Russia will supply Iran with a modified version of the vaunted S-300 anti-aircraft...

Obama on Syria Retaliation: Israel ‘Can Defend Itself,’ Has ‘Unshakable’ U.S. Support September 11, 2013 6:47 am

Obama on Syria Retaliation: Israel ‘Can Defend Itself,’ Has ‘Unshakable’ U.S. Support

JNS.org – President Barack Obama said Tuesday night that if Syria were to attack Israel...

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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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  • Blogs Theater Natalie Portman: Israel-Themed ‘A Tale of Love and Darkness’ Not Political

    Natalie Portman: Israel-Themed ‘A Tale of Love and Darkness’ Not Political

    JNS.org – Natalie Portman, who directs and stars in the new Hebrew-language film adaptation of author Amos Oz’s A Tale of Love and Darkness, says that despite Oz’s record as a vocal left-wing critic of Israel, her film is not political. Like the book on which it is based, Portman’s film is about a young boy at the time of the founding of the state of Israel. “I think the movie is very much about this very particular, specific family story. Of [...]

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