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Two Palestinian Security Officers Killed During Attempt to Arrest Armed Men August 19, 2016 9:39 am

Two Palestinian Security Officers Killed During Attempt to Arrest Armed Men

Two members of Palestinian security services were killed overnight Thursday while attempting...

British Journalist Paul Martin Recounts Ordeal on Death Row in Hamas Captivity as Accused Spy for Israel (VIDEO) August 18, 2016 2:56 pm

British Journalist Paul Martin Recounts Ordeal on Death Row in Hamas Captivity as Accused Spy for Israel (VIDEO)

A British journalist who spent nearly a month in captivity in a Gaza prison for allegedly...

Secret Screening of Anne Frank Film Teaches Iranian Students, Professors About the Holocaust August 18, 2016 2:44 pm

Secret Screening of Anne Frank Film Teaches Iranian Students, Professors About the Holocaust

A documentary film about the Holocaust was secretly screened at a theater in Iran, Deadline...

Kurdish-Iraqi Jew Reunited With Israeli Family After Escaping Muslim Husband Threatening to Hand Her Over to ISIS (VIDEO) August 18, 2016 12:00 pm

Kurdish-Iraqi Jew Reunited With Israeli Family After Escaping Muslim Husband Threatening to Hand Her Over to ISIS (VIDEO)

A Kurdish Jew who escaped Iraq after her Muslim husband threatened to turn her in to ISIS...

7 Killed, 9 Wounded in Aleppo Rocket Attack After UN Warns of ‘Humanitarian Catastrophe’ August 17, 2016 10:10 am

7 Killed, 9 Wounded in Aleppo Rocket Attack After UN Warns of ‘Humanitarian Catastrophe’

Seven civilians were killed and nine wounded Wednesday in a rocket attack in Aleppo, Syria’s...

Iranian President Rouhani Lauds Nuclear Deal for ‘Destroying’ Basis for Sanctions August 16, 2016 2:01 pm

Iranian President Rouhani Lauds Nuclear Deal for ‘Destroying’ Basis for Sanctions

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani lauded the nuclear deal for destroying the basis for the...

Lebanese Journalist: Fiery Anti-Israel Rhetoric by Hezbollah Chiefs Aimed at Shiite Base (INTERVIEW) August 15, 2016 1:13 pm

Lebanese Journalist: Fiery Anti-Israel Rhetoric by Hezbollah Chiefs Aimed at Shiite Base (INTERVIEW)

Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah’s bellicose anti-Israel speech over the weekend was meant...

Jordan’s King Vows to Defend Al Aqsa Mosque Against ‘Repeated Israeli Violations’ August 15, 2016 9:47 am

Jordan’s King Vows to Defend Al Aqsa Mosque Against ‘Repeated Israeli Violations’

JNS.org – Jordan’s King Abdullah II on Monday said he will stand against any...

Rebel Groups Announce Break of Aleppo Siege Imposed by Syrian President Assad August 15, 2016 9:45 am

Rebel Groups Announce Break of Aleppo Siege Imposed by Syrian President Assad

Last week, rebel groups announced that they had broken the siege of eastern Aleppo imposed...

Hezbollah Chief Nasrallah: Our Rockets Can Strike Anywhere in Israel August 14, 2016 7:50 am

Hezbollah Chief Nasrallah: Our Rockets Can Strike Anywhere in Israel

Hezbollah is prepared for any future conflict with Israel and has rockets that can “strike...

Saudi-Led Coalition Denies Targeting Yemen School in Deadly Air Strike August 14, 2016 7:00 am

Saudi-Led Coalition Denies Targeting Yemen School in Deadly Air Strike

The Saudi-led coalition on Sunday denied targeting a Yemeni school in air strikes that killed...

July Agreement Allows Iranian Construction of New Nuclear Power Plants, State Department Says August 13, 2016 9:41 am

July Agreement Allows Iranian Construction of New Nuclear Power Plants, State Department Says

Iran is permitted to pursue the construction of two newly announced nuclear plants under the...

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  • Arts and Culture Writer of Popular Kids Series to Premiere Autobiographical Solo Show ‘Not That Jewish’

    Writer of Popular Kids Series to Premiere Autobiographical Solo Show ‘Not That Jewish’

    The writer of a popular children’s television series will premiere an off-Broadway solo show called “Not That Jewish,” according to The Hollywood Reporter. Written and performed by Monica Piper — the Emmy Award-winning showrunner of Nickelodeon’s “Rugrats” — the show is described as “the autobiographical telling of a Jew…’ish’ girl’s life.” “Not That Jewish” explores Piper’s Bronx upbringing in a show-business family, her comedy-club debut and her “almost” night with former Yankees legend Mickey Mantle. “Audiences can expect to leave laughed-out, a little teary-eyed and […]

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  • Sports Scottish Soccer Team Will Fly to Israel on Private Jet Used by Madonna

    Scottish Soccer Team Will Fly to Israel on Private Jet Used by Madonna

    Scotland’s Celtic soccer club will fly to Israel with the same private jet Madonna used while on tour, The Scotsman reported on Monday. According to the report, the team is heading for the Jewish state to compete against Israel’s Hapoel Be’er Sheva on Tuesday night, and will be transported in the customized, luxurious Boeing 757-200 that the pop icon used in New Zealand for her six-month Rebel Heart tour, which wrapped up in March. The plane is on loan from Greece-based GainJet Aviation and can accommodate 62 passengers. The […]

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  • Arts and Culture Revealed: Actor Jonah Hill Officiated at Wedding of Fellow Jewish Star, Singer Adam Levine

    Revealed: Actor Jonah Hill Officiated at Wedding of Fellow Jewish Star, Singer Adam Levine

    Jewish actor Jonah Hill revealed on Wednesday morning that he had officiated the wedding of good friend and Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine. The “War Dogs” actor, 32, was a guest on Sirius XM’s The Howard Stern Show when the conversation turned to Levine’s July 2014 wedding to Victoria’s Secret model Behati Prinsloo. Hill said that after he was asked to officiate the nuptials, he started getting worried about the type of speech he was going to deliver. “I’m writing all these things, and then I […]

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  • Arts and Culture Music Jewish Indie Rocker Dedicates New ‘Refugee’ Track to Grandfather Who Fled Nazi Persecution

    Jewish Indie Rocker Dedicates New ‘Refugee’ Track to Grandfather Who Fled Nazi Persecution

    Jewish indie singer Ezra Furman released a song on Wednesday that he said was dedicated to his grandfather, who escaped Nazi persecution. Furman told the website Consequence of Sound that the new track, called “The Refugee,” is his “first song entirely concerned with my Jewish background and present, a song dedicated to my grandfather who fled the Nazis, as well as to all of the refugees desperate for a home today.” He added, “May all the wanderers find the homes they seek, and […]

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  • Arts and Culture Uncanny Toy Replica of Israeli ‘Wonder Woman’ Gal Gadot Auctioning on eBay for Over $1,600

    Uncanny Toy Replica of Israeli ‘Wonder Woman’ Gal Gadot Auctioning on eBay for Over $1,600

    An artist is auctioning on eBay a Wonder Woman doll he purchased and repainted to create an uncanny replica of Israeli actress Gal Gadot, who will play the superhero in an upcoming 2017 spin-off film. Noel Cruz purchased a 19-inch action figure of the Batman v Superman star and replaced its plastic hair with a new wig, and added a material belt and Princess Diana’s lasso, according to the blog Io9, which first reported on Cruz’s work. He then painted the doll to make it look like the […]

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  • Arts and Culture British Jewish Star Daniel Radcliffe Hopes New Movie About Neo-Nazis Will Spark Dialogue to Defeat Antisemitic Rhetoric

    British Jewish Star Daniel Radcliffe Hopes New Movie About Neo-Nazis Will Spark Dialogue to Defeat Antisemitic Rhetoric

    Racist and antisemitic rhetoric supported by white supremacists can be defeated by opening channels for meaningful dialogue, British-Jewish actor Daniel Radcliffe said, ahead of the release of his new film, in which he plays an undercover FBI agent infiltrating a neo-Nazi group. “[White supremacist ideologies] have more power the less we talk about them. So hopefully this does start a kind of conversation, which would be a tiny part of a much larger conversation that needs to happen,” the actor, 27, told The […]

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  • Sports Olympic Gold Medalist Gabby Douglas Reveals She Can Read, Speak Hebrew

    Olympic Gold Medalist Gabby Douglas Reveals She Can Read, Speak Hebrew

    Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas knows how to read and speak “a little” Hebrew, she revealed in the Aug. 15 issue of Us Weekly. The 20-year-old gymnast, who told the magazine that her favorite book is the Bible, was featured in a spread about the USA gymnastics team — which was awarded the gold medal in the women’s all-around finals at the Olympics in Rio on Aug. 9. In her 2012 memoir, In Grace, Gold, and Glory: My Leap of Faith, Douglas wrote that her […]

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  • Features Ben-Gurion University Institute Tackles Water Shortages, Hygiene in Developing Countries

    Ben-Gurion University Institute Tackles Water Shortages, Hygiene in Developing Countries

    JNS.org – Israeli water experts believe that by 2050, almost half of the world’s population will live in countries with a chronic water shortage. What’s causing the shortfall is population growth, which leads to a greater demand for food, increased pollution and climate instability, according to Prof. Noam Weisbrod, director of the Zuckerberg Institute for Water Research (ZIWR) in the Jacob Blaustein Institute for Desert Research at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. In Israel’s Negev Desert, which has long been plagued […]

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