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On One-Year Anniversary of JCPOA: Iranian President Threatens to Withdraw From Nuclear Deal if US Doesn’t Live Up to Commitments July 14, 2016 5:33 pm

On One-Year Anniversary of JCPOA: Iranian President Threatens to Withdraw From Nuclear Deal if US Doesn’t Live Up to Commitments

Iran threatened to withdraw from the nuclear deal it signed last July with world powers,...

Hezbollah Official: ‘Israel Worried and Scared’ of Defeat in Future Conflict July 14, 2016 4:23 pm

Hezbollah Official: ‘Israel Worried and Scared’ of Defeat in Future Conflict

A Hezbollah official recently boasted of the terror group’s prowess, warning that Israel...

Palestinian Doctor Receives First-Responder Bag for Saving Jewish Terror Victims July 14, 2016 1:10 pm

Palestinian Doctor Receives First-Responder Bag for Saving Jewish Terror Victims

JNS.org – Rescuers Without Borders and the Hatzalah Yehuda and Shomron emergency team...

Two Israeli Arabs Indicted for Plans to Join Islamic State July 14, 2016 1:08 pm

Two Israeli Arabs Indicted for Plans to Join Islamic State

JNS.org – Two Israeli Arabs from the Galilee region were indicted for supporting and...

ISIS Confirms Key Leader Omar Shishani Killed in Combat July 14, 2016 9:02 am

ISIS Confirms Key Leader Omar Shishani Killed in Combat

A news agency linked to so-called Islamic State has confirmed the death of key leader Omar...

Ahead of One-Year Anniversary of JCPOA, Iran Boasts New Generation of Powerful Centrifuges, Threatens to Resume Nuclear Activity July 13, 2016 12:16 pm

Ahead of One-Year Anniversary of JCPOA, Iran Boasts New Generation of Powerful Centrifuges, Threatens to Resume Nuclear Activity

Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization (AEOI) announced Wednesday that the country’s...

Iranian Navy Maneuvers Dangerously Close to US Warship in Strait of Hormuz July 13, 2016 9:12 am

Iranian Navy Maneuvers Dangerously Close to US Warship in Strait of Hormuz

Boats from Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps maneuvered dangerously close to a US...

ISIS Silently Prepares Followers for Collapse of Caliphate July 13, 2016 9:07 am

ISIS Silently Prepares Followers for Collapse of Caliphate

Even as it launches waves of terrorist attacks around the globe, the Islamic State is quietly...

Abbas Presents Preconditions for Participating in Trilateral Peace Summit July 13, 2016 9:06 am

Abbas Presents Preconditions for Participating in Trilateral Peace Summit

Palestinian leaders have presented several preconditions for participating in a trilateral...

Israel’s UN Ambassador Warns: Hezbollah Has 120,000 Hidden Missiles — More Than All European NATO Allies July 12, 2016 12:36 pm

Israel’s UN Ambassador Warns: Hezbollah Has 120,000 Hidden Missiles — More Than All European NATO Allies

Lebanon-based terror group Hezbollah has amassed a larger arsenal of hidden rockets and missiles...

Netanyahu Reportedly Open to Cairo Summit With Palestinian Authority’s Abbas July 12, 2016 10:02 am

Netanyahu Reportedly Open to Cairo Summit With Palestinian Authority’s Abbas

JNS.org – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is reportedly open to meeting with...

Iranian Court Reportedly Indicts US Citizens, Dual Nationals on Unknown Charges July 12, 2016 10:00 am

Iranian Court Reportedly Indicts US Citizens, Dual Nationals on Unknown Charges

An Iranian court has indicted two Americans and two other dual nationals being held in the...

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  • Features As Berlin Prices Rise, Israelis Turn East for German Real-Estate Bargains

    As Berlin Prices Rise, Israelis Turn East for German Real-Estate Bargains

    JNS.org – Sonnenallee, a street in Berlin’s Neukölln district, looks like it comes straight out of an Arab city — so much so that it goes by the nickname “Gaza Strip.” Kebab and bakery shops are advertised in Arabic; men sit in men-only coffee shops; and bridal shop windows showcase glittery, not-so-stylish gowns. But take a random turn, and you’ll find a swath of bars, burger joints, and Indian restaurants where hip Berliners announce that they have arrived to urban coolness. […]

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  • Arts and Culture Israeli Actress Gal Gadot Slays in ‘Wonder Woman’ Trailer (VIDEO)

    Israeli Actress Gal Gadot Slays in ‘Wonder Woman’ Trailer (VIDEO)

    Israeli actress Gal Gadot engages in fierce action sequences in the new Wonder Woman trailer, which Warner Bros. premiered during the San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday. The nearly 3-minute trailer, the first to debut for the superhero film, shows scenes of Diana, princess of the Amazons, fighting alongside men in the battle against the world’s toughest enemies. The first shot of the video shows Wonder Woman discovering a man, Steve Trevor (played by actor Chris Pine), washed ashore. The clip then takes viewers to the all-female island where Wonder Woman was born. […]

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  • Arts and Culture A Theatrical Look at Diplomacy and the Oslo Accords (REVIEW)

    A Theatrical Look at Diplomacy and the Oslo Accords (REVIEW)

    Is diplomacy worthwhile, even if the end result isn’t what we hoped for? That is the question, among many others, posed by the new play Oslo, by J.T. Rogers. Making its New York debut at Lincoln Center, the play examines the secret diplomatic process that led to the historic 1993 peace accords. The character of Shimon Peres makes an appearance onstage — and he, along with Yitzhak Rabin and Yasser Arafat, tower over the proceedings. But they mainly do so in absentia. Instead, […]

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  • Spirituality/Tradition Sports Israeli Trailblazer Dean Kremer Brings Jewish Values to Nascent Pro Baseball Career

    Israeli Trailblazer Dean Kremer Brings Jewish Values to Nascent Pro Baseball Career

    JNS.org – Other than being part of the Los Angeles Dodgers organization, Sandy Koufax and Dean Kremer have something else in common: a respect for Jewish tradition. Koufax — who was recently ranked by ESPN as the best left-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball (MLB) history — decided not to pitch Game 1 of the 1965 World Series because the game fell on Yom Kippur. “I would do the same,” Kremer said in an interview. Last month, the 20-year-old Kremer became […]

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  • Arts and Culture Lead Guitarist of British Rock Band Queen Asks Adam Lambert to Sing in Hebrew During Upcoming Israel Concert

    Lead Guitarist of British Rock Band Queen Asks Adam Lambert to Sing in Hebrew During Upcoming Israel Concert

    The famed lead guitarist of British rock band Queen, Brian May, encouraged Jewish singer-songwriter Adam Lambert to perform in Hebrew during their upcoming joint concert in Israel, an entertainment industry advocacy organization reported on Tuesday. During a recent interview with Israeli television personality Assi Azar, May was played a 2005 video of Lambert singing the popular song Shir L’Shalom, (Song for Peace). May was so impressed by Lambert’s singing of the Hebrew track that he told the American singer, “We have to do that. Let’s […]

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  • Sports Kenyan Marathoner to Compete for Israel in Rio Olympics

    Kenyan Marathoner to Compete for Israel in Rio Olympics

    JNS.org – Kenyan-born marathoner Lonah Chemtai is expected to compete for Israel at the Olympics Games in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil next month after gaining a last minute approval. “I am very proud [to represent Israel] and I hope to achieve a new personal best time,” Chemtai told Reuters. Chemtai, who grew up a rural village in western Kenya, first came to Israel in 2009 to care of the children of her country’s ambassador to Israel. The 27-year-old runner recently gained […]

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  • Arts and Culture Jewish Identity Will Laughs Lead to Love on Show About Orthodox Dating?

    Will Laughs Lead to Love on Show About Orthodox Dating?

    To date or not to date? That is not the question for most Modern Orthodox singles in New York. The question is when will they find their future spouses, and when will their families stop nagging them about having babies? Inspired by the success of the Israeli show “Srugim,” Leah Gottfried, 25, decided she would create and star in her own show, “Soon By You.” “Dating is so serious already,” Gottfried said. “We wanted to take a lighter approach and laugh at the […]

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  • Arts and Culture Israeli Actress Says Playing Muslim Character in ‘Tyrant’ Has Made Her More ‘Hopeful, Humble’

    Israeli Actress Says Playing Muslim Character in ‘Tyrant’ Has Made Her More ‘Hopeful, Humble’

    Israeli actress Moran Atias said that playing a Muslim woman in the hit FX series Tyrant has changed her outlook. “Educating myself about a different culture has made me more hopeful and humble, that we’re all the same,” the Jewish actress, 35, said during an interview with AOL Build. Atias plays Leila Al-Fayeed, the strong and politically minded wife of the president of Abbudin, a fictional Middle Eastern country run by a dictatorial family. The Israeli-born former model, who earned the title of Miss Globe International […]

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