Middle East

Report: Iran Taking Action to Meet Terms of Extended Nuclear Agreement August 21, 2014 9:47 am

Report: Iran Taking Action to Meet Terms of Extended Nuclear Agreement

Reuters - Iran has started taking action to comply with the terms of an extended agreement...

WJC’s Lauder Urges World Leaders to Stand Up for Persecuted Christians August 20, 2014 11:22 pm

WJC’s Lauder Urges World Leaders to Stand Up for Persecuted Christians

JNS.org – World Jewish Congress (WJC) President Ronald S. Lauder blasted world leaders...

Hamas Targets Israeli Offshore Gas Rig With Rockets August 20, 2014 4:16 pm

Hamas Targets Israeli Offshore Gas Rig With Rockets

JNS.org – Hamas said it fired two rockets at an Israeli offshore gas rig, in the first...

4 Decapitated Bodies Found in Egypt’s Sinai, Islamic State ‘Copycats’ Suspected August 20, 2014 1:47 pm

4 Decapitated Bodies Found in Egypt’s Sinai, Islamic State ‘Copycats’ Suspected

JNS.org – The decapitated bodies of four men were found in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula,...

Hamas: Military Chief Deif Will Decide When Israelis Living Near Gaza Border Can Return Home August 20, 2014 9:56 am

Hamas: Military Chief Deif Will Decide When Israelis Living Near Gaza Border Can Return Home

Ynet – Thousands of Palestinians participated Wednesday afternoon in the funeral procession...

Over 100 Rockets Fired From Gaza Since Midnight; Iron Dome Intercepts Over Ashdod, Ashkelon August 20, 2014 9:54 am

Over 100 Rockets Fired From Gaza Since Midnight; Iron Dome Intercepts Over Ashdod, Ashkelon

Ynet – Gaza militants resumed their rocket fire campaign against Israel on Wednesday,...

Family of Beheaded American Journalist Calls on IS Militants to ‘Spare the Lives’ of Other Captured Hostages August 20, 2014 9:50 am

Family of Beheaded American Journalist Calls on IS Militants to ‘Spare the Lives’ of Other Captured Hostages

Daily Mail – The mother and father of kidnapped journalist James Wright Foley called...

Iran’s Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Blames Zionism for Ferguson Protests August 19, 2014 4:59 pm

Iran’s Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Blames Zionism for Ferguson Protests

JNS.org - Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, in a series of anti-American and...

Cease-Fire Talks Resume in Cairo as Midnight Deadline Approaches August 19, 2014 8:15 am

Cease-Fire Talks Resume in Cairo as Midnight Deadline Approaches

Jerusalem Post – Israeli and Palestinian negotiators resumed indirect cease-fire talks...

Islamic State Warns America: ‘We Will Drown All of You in Blood’ August 19, 2014 7:39 am

Islamic State Warns America: ‘We Will Drown All of You in Blood’

Yahoo – The Islamic State militant group that has seized large parts of Iraq and drawn...

Lebanese Military Requests U.S. Aircraft to Combat Islamic State Jihadists August 18, 2014 9:47 pm

Lebanese Military Requests U.S. Aircraft to Combat Islamic State Jihadists

JNS.org – The Lebanese military issued a request to the United States for military...

Palestinians Reportedly Uninterested in Return to Full Scale Conflict With Israel, Even if Cease-Fire Talks Fail August 18, 2014 7:35 am

Palestinians Reportedly Uninterested in Return to Full Scale Conflict With Israel, Even if Cease-Fire Talks Fail

Jerusalem Post – The five-day cease-fire between Israel and Hamas is set to expire at...

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  • Arts and Culture Blogs 10 New Hollywood Movies That Aim to Show Support for Israel (SATIRE)

    10 New Hollywood Movies That Aim to Show Support for Israel (SATIRE)

    Ten major film studios are currently in production on projects that promote a decidedly pro-Israeli narrative. In famously liberal Hollywood, such a development has left mouths agape and set tongues a wagging. Since the Jewish State began defending itself from the thousands of rockets that Hamas has hurled at it – as well as ongoing terror attacks and murders, the overwhelming number of Tinseltown’s producers, directors, actors, and studio moguls have remained indifferent to the plight of millions of Israeli [...]

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  • Featured Israel Sports So Close: Israeli Judoka Loses Crown in World Cup Final, Finishes With Silver (VIDEO)

    So Close: Israeli Judoka Loses Crown in World Cup Final, Finishes With Silver (VIDEO)

    Israeli Judoka Yarden Gerbi (63kg), 25, of Netanya, on Thursday lost the final round at the Judo World Cup, and her world title to Clarisse Agbegnenou of France, at a match held in Russia. “I have mixed feelings,” Gerbi told Israeli Army radio. But, “I shouldn’t assume that I’d win the world Judo championship twice in a row,” she admitted. Gerbi won gold in Rio De Janeiro last year. “When I made my decision, I knew it was going to [...]

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  • Book Reviews Jewish Identity Surviving the Holocaust by Hiding Their Faith (REVIEW)

    Surviving the Holocaust by Hiding Their Faith (REVIEW)

    “Jews Out!” was just the name of a child’s game that three little girls played in World War II Europe. But all is not as it seems because the three girls were Jewish, but hiding their true identities. In award-winning author R. D. Rosen’s riveting non-fiction work, Such Good Girls, “Jews Out!” wasn’t a game; it was a struggle for survival. The girls, Sophie, Flora, and Carla, grew up at a time and a place that did not allow them [...]

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  • Music Personalities Twenty Years On, the Real and Radical Legacy of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach

    Twenty Years On, the Real and Radical Legacy of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach

    JNS.org – “He was part hippie, part yippie, part beatnik, and part New Age,” wrote Elli Wohlgelernter in a Jerusalem Post eulogy in 1994, following the Oct. 20 passing of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach. Twenty years later, more robust accounts of Carlebach’s life have come to the surface. Earlier this year, Natan Ophir published the book Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach: Life, Mission & Legacy. This past summer, Rabbi Shlomo Katz’s The Soul of Jerusalem hit the shelves. But even the authors will admit [...]

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  • Blogs Music Beatlemania Invades the Gaza Strip (SATIRE)

    Beatlemania Invades the Gaza Strip (SATIRE)

    As Hamas loses its grip on power in the Gaza Strip as a result of war, poverty and disillusionment, the Islamist terrorist group has developed an ingenious way to raise the moral of the 1.7 million Palestinian Arabs it was elected to serve. While currently focused on delivering a rocket into every Israeli home, Hamas has not left its own people behind. To gently wipe away the tears of children strategically placed inside kindergartens as human shields, the Hamas Interior Ministry has [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Spirituality/Tradition Removing Jesus’ Jewish Identity From Artwork

    Removing Jesus’ Jewish Identity From Artwork

    In a strong statement that challenges the historic divide between Christianity and Judaism, Pope Francis recently proclaimed, “Inside every Christian is a Jew.” But if you look at Renaissance artworks that depict Jesus, you will not find any evidence of a Jew inside the Christianized Jesus — even though the Gospels in the New Testament tell us that Jesus was Jewish to the core. Getting that point across to the public is a daunting task, as I learned in interviews I [...]

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  • Music Personalities Recycling His Roots

    Recycling His Roots

    JNS.org – Having started his career playing on his family’s pots and pans, Jewish musician Billy Jonas has maintained this homemade performance ethic while spreading his messages of simple living and environmentalism to a shared home throughout the world. After beginning in the kitchen, Jonas soon moved to the music room, where he picked up the piano, guitar, and trombone. These days, the multi-talented multi-instrumentalist plays on with pretty much anything he can find, including cans, bottles buckets, and other recycled-object [...]

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  • Book Reviews Personalities Jewish Renewal Movement Founder’s Insights Form a New Guide for Senior Living

    Jewish Renewal Movement Founder’s Insights Form a New Guide for Senior Living

    JNS.org – Sara Davidson’s The December Project is a new book that should be read by all senior citizens, and by those who hope to live a long life, for it raises a question that most of us have not been taught how to answer: What should we do in that final stage of our lives? Many of us continue working past the traditional retirement age of 65, not because we need the money and not because we find the [...]

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