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Russia’s Sale of Advanced Air Defense System to Iran Crosses White House ‘Red Line’ April 14, 2015 9:48 am

Russia’s Sale of Advanced Air Defense System to Iran Crosses White House ‘Red Line’

Russia’s announcement on Monday that it will proceed with the sale of advanced missile systems...

Hamas Factories ‘Operating Night and Day’ in Preparation for Next War With Israel April 13, 2015 9:20 pm

Hamas Factories ‘Operating Night and Day’ in Preparation for Next War With Israel

Since last summer’s conflict with Israel, Gaza-based terror group Hamas has been tirelessly...

Israeli Officials: Iran Massively Ramping Up Arming of Hezbollah in Preparation for Major Assault on Israel April 13, 2015 3:39 pm

Israeli Officials: Iran Massively Ramping Up Arming of Hezbollah in Preparation for Major Assault on Israel

Senior Israeli officials warned on Monday evening that, over the last few weeks, Iran has...

Iranian Lawmakers Demand ‘Fact Sheet’ on Framework Nuclear Agreement April 13, 2015 1:56 pm

Iranian Lawmakers Demand ‘Fact Sheet’ on Framework Nuclear Agreement

A majority of Iranian lawmakers on Sunday demanded the country’s negotiators publish...

Obama Downplays Khamenei Demand for End to All Sanctions in Final Nuke Deal April 11, 2015 9:58 pm

Obama Downplays Khamenei Demand for End to All Sanctions in Final Nuke Deal

U.S. President Barack Obama expressed optimism on Saturday that major world powers and Iran could...

Netanyahu Fears World Powers Will Lift Sanctions ‘Immediately’ to Meet Iran’s Demand April 11, 2015 9:36 pm

Netanyahu Fears World Powers Will Lift Sanctions ‘Immediately’ to Meet Iran’s Demand

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday evening railed against the emerging Iran deal...

Iran Yet Again Willing to Extend Nuclear Talks Deadline April 11, 2015 9:20 pm

Iran Yet Again Willing to Extend Nuclear Talks Deadline

Iran would reportedly extend talks for a finalized nuclear deal with world powers beyond the...

Syria Agrees to Use Military Force to Expel Islamic State From Palestinian Refugee Camp April 10, 2015 7:00 pm

Syria Agrees to Use Military Force to Expel Islamic State From Palestinian Refugee Camp

JNS.org - The Syrian government has agreed to use military force to expel Islamic State...

Obama Promise to ‘Snap Back’ Sanctions if Iran Deal Fails Questioned April 10, 2015 9:00 am

Obama Promise to ‘Snap Back’ Sanctions if Iran Deal Fails Questioned

Snap back? Not so fast. The biggest enforcement provision in the preliminary nuclear agreement...

Leading Opposition Knesset Member on Iran Nuclear Agreement: ‘On This Matter Alone, I Stand Behind Netanyahu’ April 9, 2015 2:12 pm

Leading Opposition Knesset Member on Iran Nuclear Agreement: ‘On This Matter Alone, I Stand Behind Netanyahu’

Leading opposition Knesset Member Eitan Cabel of the Zionist Union party gave an unexpected...

Turkey’s Erdogan Meets With Iran’s Rouhani in Tehran April 7, 2015 4:58 pm

Turkey’s Erdogan Meets With Iran’s Rouhani in Tehran

JNS.org – Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met with his counterpart Iranian...

Hezbollah Chief Expects War is Near With Israel April 7, 2015 12:26 pm

Hezbollah Chief Expects War is Near With Israel

JNS.org - Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah predicts a war is nearing between his terror...

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  • Europe Featured Sports Major Jewish Group Accuses Popular Soccer Website Goal.com of ‘Inciting Jew-Hatred’

    Major Jewish Group Accuses Popular Soccer Website Goal.com of ‘Inciting Jew-Hatred’

    Major Jewish human rights group the Simon Wiesenthal Center on Monday sharply criticized popular soccer news site Goal.com for “denying the legitimacy of Israel and inciting to Jew-hatred” in its Arabic language versions, The Algemeiner has learned. In a sharp letter to the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA), the Center’s Director for International Relations, Dr. Shimon Samuels, drew attention to articles on the site that refer to Israel as the “Zionist entity” or an “enemy,” and accuse the Jewish state [...]

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  • Relationships US & Canada Time Out Features Single Lady Who Likes ‘Big Schlubby Jewish Comedians’

    Time Out Features Single Lady Who Likes ‘Big Schlubby Jewish Comedians’

    A profile published Wednesday in Time Out New York highlighted a 25-year-old Brooklyn woman who claimed she is attracted to chubby Jewish comedians, Maxim Deputy Editor Jason Feifer pointed out via Twitter. Talking about a date she went on, Steph, a sunglasses designer living in Borough Park, told the magazine, ”He was very attractive, just not my type. I like big schlubby Jewish comedians and he was clean-cut.” Feifer posted a picture of the magazine page and commented that Steph’s preferences amounted [...]

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  • Blogs Sports Gold on the Galilee: Israeli Kayaker Comes of Age, Eyes Olympics (VIDEO)

    Gold on the Galilee: Israeli Kayaker Comes of Age, Eyes Olympics (VIDEO)

    JNS.org – Three years ago, kayaking coach Roei Lev found aspiring Olympian Ilya Podpolnyy crying on the steps of the Jordan Valley Sprint Kayak Club overlooking the Kinneret (Sea of Galilee). Podpolnyy, then 17 years old, had just been disqualified from the Israeli kayaking championship. He couldn’t survive the heats. He didn’t make the start line. He was devastated—and he had no one with whom to share his hopes, his dreams, and his disappointment. His divorced parents still live in [...]

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  • Arts and Culture US & Canada Lena Dunham Responds to Charges of Antisemitism: It was Just a Jew Joke

    Lena Dunham Responds to Charges of Antisemitism: It was Just a Jew Joke

    “Girls” creator Lena Dunham responded on Tuesday to charges of antisemitism over an article she had penned for the New Yorker, saying it was all in good humor. Speaking to Variety, Dunham reflected on her “tight-knit Jewish family, where Jew jokes were part of the essential fiber of our communication.” The article Dunham referred to was called “Dog or Jewish Boyfriend? A Quiz,” with options such as “He doesn’t Tip” and “He’s Crazy for Cream Cheese.” Among Dunham’s critics, Anti-Defamation [...]

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  • Sports US & Canada Former NBA Star Tweets Article About Jewish Conspiracy to Control Global Media

    Former NBA Star Tweets Article About Jewish Conspiracy to Control Global Media

    Retired NBA player Keyon Dooling tweeted a link on Wednesday to a wildly antisemitic article that accuses Jews of seizing control of the world’s media and using it to promote their own interests. The article, published by an obscure blog in April 2013, highlights six companies it claims are owned by Jews — such as Time Warner, Inc. and the Walt Disney Company – that allegedly “control 96 percent of the world’s media.”  The post includes allegations of “Jewish control” and says [...]

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  • Sports US & Canada Rosh Hashanah Won’t Keep the Giants’ Geoff Schwartz From Season Opener

    Rosh Hashanah Won’t Keep the Giants’ Geoff Schwartz From Season Opener

    New York Giants offensive guard Geoff Schwartz responded to an outcry from Jewish fans on Tuesday, saying he will go ahead and play in the season opener despite the fact that it falls on the first night of Rosh Hashanah. “Keep getting tweets about that being the first night of Rosh Hashanah… Don’t know what I’m supposed to tell you. It’s a tough break,” the Jewish athlete wrote, referring to the Giants’ on-the-road game against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, Sept. [...]

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  • Jewish Identity Sports Jewish Coach David Blatt Has NBA’s Cavaliers Surging at Playoff Time

    Jewish Coach David Blatt Has NBA’s Cavaliers Surging at Playoff Time

    JNS.org – When David Blatt was hired as head coach of the National Basketball Association’s Cleveland Cavaliers last June, he was not often recognized when he walked the streets of downtown Cleveland. What a difference a year makes. Now, Blatt can go few places without being recognized. For good reason. The Jewish coach has the Cavaliers in the mix to win the city of Cleveland’s first championship in a major sport since the Browns won the National Football League title in [...]

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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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