Middle East

Hezbollah Steps up Activity Along Israeli-Lebanese Border October 31, 2012 6:52 pm

Hezbollah Steps up Activity Along Israeli-Lebanese Border

Hezbollah has reportedly installed cameras along the Israeli-Lebanese border, bringing new...

IDF Commander: Hezbollah Also Hurting from Iran Sanctions October 30, 2012 4:07 pm

IDF Commander: Hezbollah Also Hurting from Iran Sanctions

A top military official from Israel’s northern command believes that international sanctions...

Netanyahu: Military Strike on Iran Would Benefit Arab States October 30, 2012 4:01 pm

Netanyahu: Military Strike on Iran Would Benefit Arab States

Ynet – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sought on Tuesday to convince Arab states...

Romney Clarifies Tough Iran Stance, Promises to Keep Israel Informed October 30, 2012 11:08 am

Romney Clarifies Tough Iran Stance, Promises to Keep Israel Informed

Bloomberg – Last week, shortly after the third and final presidential debate, the one...

Egyptian Child Preacher Calls for Destruction of Israel On TV (VIDEO) October 29, 2012 11:31 am

Egyptian Child Preacher Calls for Destruction of Israel On TV (VIDEO)

Child stars are of a different breed in Egypt. Well, at least the one in the video below is....

Iran Says it has ‘Far More Advanced’ Technology than Recent Hezbollah Drone October 29, 2012 10:37 am

Iran Says it has ‘Far More Advanced’ Technology than Recent Hezbollah Drone

Iranian Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi said the Hezbollah drone recently shot down in Israeli...

Egyptian Circus Excludes Women to Avoid Offending Gazans October 29, 2012 9:48 am

Egyptian Circus Excludes Women to Avoid Offending Gazans

The Egyptian National Circus, which began a month-long visit to Gaza on Oct. 26, is putting...

Report: 1.7 Million Proof of Jewish Ownership Documents Confiscated by Egyptian Authorities October 29, 2012 9:27 am

Report: 1.7 Million Proof of Jewish Ownership Documents Confiscated by Egyptian Authorities

Times of Israel – Egyptian authorities confiscated some 1.7 million documents reportedly...

Al-Qaeda Leader: Capture More Hostages Like Weinstein October 29, 2012 9:17 am

Al-Qaeda Leader: Capture More Hostages Like Weinstein

Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri, in a video posted on jihadist websites, urged Muslims to...

Iran Installs 3,000 Centrifuges, Works to Trade Oil With Asia to Circumvent Sanctions October 28, 2012 12:28 am

Iran Installs 3,000 Centrifuges, Works to Trade Oil With Asia to Circumvent Sanctions

International intelligence officials say that Iran has installed nearly 3,000 centrifuges...

Sudanese Minister Warns Israel Over Khartoum Bombing October 27, 2012 7:57 pm

Sudanese Minister Warns Israel Over Khartoum Bombing

New evidence from satellite photos of a weapons factory in Sudan that the country alleges...

Damascus Car Bomb Dashes Hopes of Truce October 26, 2012 1:56 pm

Damascus Car Bomb Dashes Hopes of Truce

Ynet — A powerful car bomb exploded in Damascus on Friday, inflicting many casualties...

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  • Blogs Book Reviews The Origins of Palestinian Refugee Relief Efforts (REVIEW)

    The Origins of Palestinian Refugee Relief Efforts (REVIEW)

    Romirowsky and Joffe’s book Religion, Politics and the Origins of Palestine Refugee Relief is an important volume for those interested in truly understanding the origins of the Palestinian refugee issue. Utilizing a treasure trove of newly released documents, the authors link UNRWA’s (United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine) origins to the Quakers/American Friends Service Committee (AFSC). For those readers who thought they knew most of the Middle East story, Romirowsky and Joffe’s version provides another twist. The authors meticulously [...]

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  • Sports Israeli Soccer Team Faces Prospect of International Ban

    Israeli Soccer Team Faces Prospect of International Ban

    The Israel National soccer team could be facing a World Cup ban, and other soccer sanctions, unless it alleviates travel restrictions and increases field access for Palestinian players and coaches. The head of the Palestinian Football Association is pushing for international soccer’s governing body, the Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA), to issue a ban on Israel competing internationally, claiming Israel’s restrictive travel for Palestinians is equivalent to a form of oppression. “It’s not only the athletes,” Jibril Rajoub explains. [...]

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  • Beliefs and concepts Book Reviews Jewish Author of ‘Eat to Live’ Dishes on Health Care, Nutrition, Disease Prevention

    Jewish Author of ‘Eat to Live’ Dishes on Health Care, Nutrition, Disease Prevention

    JNS.org – While the national debate on “Obamacare” rages on past the recent March 31 sign-up deadline, bestselling Jewish author Dr. Joel Fuhrman says the “current disease care model of what we call ‘health care’ cannot possibly be sustained.” “There is simply not enough money available to support a system in which the lion’s share of expenditures is devoted to acute care, with virtually nothing being spent on preventive medicine, i.e. health care,” Fuhrman says in an interview. “To make [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Jewish Identity ‘Tears of Color’ Art Exhibit Shows Struggles of Israelis With Eating Disorders

    ‘Tears of Color’ Art Exhibit Shows Struggles of Israelis With Eating Disorders

    JNS.org – “This is how I want to be—without fear. Independent. I want to be like a bird. I want to spread my wings.” So reads part of the description beneath one of the 30 paintings on display until the end of May at the ZOA House in Tel Aviv. The collection represents the first-ever art exhibit of its kind: an exhibit created entirely by Israelis in treatment for eating disorders. Dubbed “Tears of Color,” based on one of the [...]

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  • Beliefs and concepts Book Reviews Overprotective or Loving? Daughters Reflect on Jewish Mothers in New Anthology

    Overprotective or Loving? Daughters Reflect on Jewish Mothers in New Anthology

    JNS.org – Rachel Ament noticed that she and her friends often shared humorous anecdotes that were typically variations on a theme: overprotective, worrying Jewish moms who smothered them with love. That included Ament’s own mother. “My mom is probably every Jewish stereotype scrunched into one,” the Washington, DC, resident tells JNS.org. “At the root of all these stereotypical, worrying, overprotective moms, is love.” A social media writer for Capital One, as well as a freelance writer, Ament decided about three years [...]

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  • Book Reviews Commentary ‎Kosher Lust: Love is Not the Answer (REVIEW)

    ‎Kosher Lust: Love is Not the Answer (REVIEW)

    Kosher Lust, by Shmuley Boteach (Gefen Publishing House, 2014). You really do want to find something positive to say about Shmuley Boteach. He is a phenomenon; very bright, an articulate bundle of energy and self-promotion. Anyone who has the chutzpah to describe himself as “America’s Rabbi” deserves ten out of ten for effort. I believe that along with most Chabad alumni, official and unofficial, he does a lot of good and is a sort of national treasure. In this world [...]

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  • Jewish Identity Theater Hollywood’s Revisiting of Passover’s Exodus Story a Part of Throwback ‘Year of the Bible’

    Hollywood’s Revisiting of Passover’s Exodus Story a Part of Throwback ‘Year of the Bible’

    JNS.org – In a throwback to the golden age of cinema, Hollywood has declared 2014 the “Year of the Bible.” From Ridley Scott’s Exodus starring Christian Bale as Moses, to Russell Crowe playing Noah, Hollywood is gambling on new innovations in technology and star power to revisit some of the most popular stories ever told. “It’s definitely a throwback to the 1950s and early ’60s,” Dr. Stephen J. Whitfield, an American Studies professor at Brandeis University, told JNS.org. Starting with The [...]

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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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