Middle East

Mubarak Could be Placed Under House Arrest After Release From Prison August 22, 2013 8:50 am

Mubarak Could be Placed Under House Arrest After Release From Prison

NBC – Egypt’s deposed autocrat Hosni Mubarak could be freed from prison and placed...

Thailand Court Convicts Two Iranians for Attempted Bomb Attack on Israeli Diplomats August 22, 2013 8:36 am

Thailand Court Convicts Two Iranians for Attempted Bomb Attack on Israeli Diplomats

JNS.org - A court in Thailand has convicted two Iranians who were part of a botched bomb plot...

Israeli-Arab Student Arrested After Joining Syrian Rebel Forces August 21, 2013 12:32 pm

Israeli-Arab Student Arrested After Joining Syrian Rebel Forces

A 26-year old Israeli-Arab was arrested by Israeli security forces after sneaking into Syria...

Lawyer: Mubarak Could be Released From Prison Thursday August 21, 2013 11:32 am

Lawyer: Mubarak Could be Released From Prison Thursday

Reuters – Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak could be freed from prison on Thursday,...

Syrian Rebels and Activists Claim Hundreds Dead in Regime Chemical Weapons Attack August 21, 2013 8:31 am

Syrian Rebels and Activists Claim Hundreds Dead in Regime Chemical Weapons Attack

BBC – Rockets with toxic agents were launched at the suburbs of the Ghouta region early...

Syrian Treated in Israel Says Most Fighters Return to the Battlefield August 20, 2013 7:40 pm

Syrian Treated in Israel Says Most Fighters Return to the Battlefield

JNS.org - Poriya, a Tiberias hospital, has joined Safed’s Ziv Medical Center as well as...

Egyptian Catholic Church Leader Says Country in a ‘War Against Terrorism’ August 20, 2013 5:00 pm

Egyptian Catholic Church Leader Says Country in a ‘War Against Terrorism’

JNS.org - The ongoing turmoil in Egypt “is not a political struggle, but a war against...

Israel Security Official Meets Egyptian Counterparts in Cairo as Shin Bet Counts 15 Sinai Terror Groups, 4 Violent August 20, 2013 11:42 am

Israel Security Official Meets Egyptian Counterparts in Cairo as Shin Bet Counts 15 Sinai Terror Groups, 4 Violent

A senior Israeli security official met a small group of his Egyptian counterparts for several...

Muslim Brotherhood Supreme Leader Detained by Egypt Military August 20, 2013 9:30 am

Muslim Brotherhood Supreme Leader Detained by Egypt Military

Daily Mail – Egypt’s military-backed regime today seized the supreme leader of...

Erdogan: ‘Israel is Behind the Coup in Egypt, We Have Evidence’ August 20, 2013 7:37 am

Erdogan: ‘Israel is Behind the Coup in Egypt, We Have Evidence’

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan claimed Tuesday that Israel was behind the recent...

Egypt’s Coptic Christians Condemn Western Media Coverage August 19, 2013 5:25 pm

Egypt’s Coptic Christians Condemn Western Media Coverage

JNS.org - In the face of an unprecedented wave of violence directed against Coptic Christians...

Iran Revolutionary Guards to Teach Students How to Hunt Drones August 19, 2013 3:15 pm

Iran Revolutionary Guards to Teach Students How to Hunt Drones

Students in Iran will be taught how to hunt U.S. drone aircraft by the country’s Revolutionary...

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  • Europe Sports Croatian Soccer Star’s Hebrew Tattoo Causes a Stir Online

    Croatian Soccer Star’s Hebrew Tattoo Causes a Stir Online

    A Hebrew tattoo sported by Croatian soccer star Mario Mandzukic became an internet sensation in Israel after it was exposed on Tuesday during a Champions League match between Ateltico Madrid and Real Madrid A first glance, the tattoo, on the athlete’s back, might leave one with the impression that it was an unfortunate artistic mistake, since the Hebrew letters do not make sense as they are written. However, a closer look at the tattoo shows that it was actually written [...]

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  • Blogs Theater Why an Algemeiner Editor Wrote a Play About a Mass Shooter

    Why an Algemeiner Editor Wrote a Play About a Mass Shooter

    For the past two years, I have served as Opinion Editor at The Algemeiner. I’m perhaps most proud of the paper’s commitment to publishing diverse and opposing viewpoints on the controversial issues of the day. We pride ourselves on voicing different opinions because we know that most issues are not black and white, and because our community is better served by a public debate. In my life outside of the paper, I am a professional actor and playwright. And similarly, [...]

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  • Book Reviews Commentary In ‘America in Retreat,’ a Real-Life Risk Board

    In ‘America in Retreat,’ a Real-Life Risk Board

    JNS.org – “Risk: The Game of Strategic Conquest,” the classic Parker Brothers board game, requires imperial ambitions. Players imagine empires and are pitted against each other, vying for world domination. Amid this fictional world war, beginners learn fast that no matter the superiority of their army, every advance is a gamble determined by a roll of the dice. After a defeat, a player must retreat. Weighted reinforcement cards provide the only opportunity to reverse a player’s fortunes and resume the [...]

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  • Beliefs and concepts Sports Does Working Out With Other Jews Keep You Jewish?

    Does Working Out With Other Jews Keep You Jewish?

    JNS.org – For Daphna Krupp, her daily workout (excluding Shabbat) at the Jewish Community Center (JCC or “J”) of Greater Baltimore has become somewhat of a ritual. She not only attends fitness classes but also engages with the instructors and plugs the J’s social programs on her personal Facebook page. “It’s the gym and the environment,” says Krupp. “It’s a great social network.” Krupp, who lives in Pikesville, Md., is one of an estimated 1 million American Jewish members of more [...]

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  • Sports US & Canada Sports Illustrated Profiles Orthodox NCAA Basketball Player Aaron Liberman

    Sports Illustrated Profiles Orthodox NCAA Basketball Player Aaron Liberman

    Sports Illustrated magazine featured an extensive profile on Orthodox-Jewish college basketball player Aaron Liberman on Wednesday.  The article details Liberman’s efforts to balance faith, academics and basketball at Tulane University, a challenge the young athlete calls “a triple major.” Sports Illustrated pointed out that Liberman is the second Orthodox student to play Division I college basketball. The other was Tamir Goodman, the so-called “Jewish Jordan.” As reported in The Algemeiner, Liberman started his NCAA career at Northwestern University. According to [...]

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  • Jewish Identity Sports Cycling the Desert: New Israel Bike Trail Connects Mitzpe Ramon to Eilat

    Cycling the Desert: New Israel Bike Trail Connects Mitzpe Ramon to Eilat

    As the popularity of cycling continues to increase across the world, Israel is working to develop cycling trails that make the country’s spectacular desert accessible to cyclists. The southern segment of the Israel Bike Trail was inaugurated on Feb. 24 and offers for the first time a unique, uninterrupted 8-day cycling experience after six years of planning and development. The southern section of the Israel Bike Trail stretches over 300 kilometers in length and is divided into eight segments for mountain biking, [...]

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  • Jewish Identity Theater Forthcoming Major Action Movies Inspired by Jewish Comic Artist Jack Kirby

    Forthcoming Major Action Movies Inspired by Jewish Comic Artist Jack Kirby

    JNS.org – With the recent Oscars in the rearview mirror, Hollywood’s attention now shifts to the rest of this year’s big-screen lineup. Two of the major action films coming up in 2015—Avengers: Age of Ultron, which hits theaters in May, and the third film in the Fantastic Four series, slated for an August release—have Jewish roots that the average moviegoer might be unaware of. As it turns out, it took a tough Jewish kid from New York City’s Lower East [...]

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  • Book Reviews Jewish Identity When Torah Teaches Life and Life Teaches Torah (REVIEW)

    When Torah Teaches Life and Life Teaches Torah (REVIEW)

    JNS.org – Rabbi Gordon Tucker spent the first 20 years of his career teaching at the Conservative movement’s Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) and the next 20 years as the rabbi of Temple Israel Center in White Plains, N.Y. I confess that when I heard about the order of those events, I thought that Tucker’s move from academia to the pulpit was strange. Firstly, I could not imagine anyone filling the place of my friend, Arnold Turetsky, who was such a talented [...]

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