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German Economy Minister Travels to Iran With Delegation of Business Leaders July 19, 2015 11:41 am

German Economy Minister Travels to Iran With Delegation of Business Leaders

German Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel flew to Iran Sunday as the first top Western official...

Israel’s Deputy FM Adds Western Wall to Official State Visit Requirements July 18, 2015 10:34 pm

Israel’s Deputy FM Adds Western Wall to Official State Visit Requirements

JNS.org – Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely has instructed Israel’s...

Khamenei Says Policy Towards ‘Arrogant US’ Will Remain Unchanged July 18, 2015 10:26 pm

Khamenei Says Policy Towards ‘Arrogant US’ Will Remain Unchanged

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Saturday the nuclear deal with world...

Kerry Claims Better Iran Nuclear Deal Not Possible July 18, 2015 10:19 pm

Kerry Claims Better Iran Nuclear Deal Not Possible

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry held a long and...

Report: Industries Poised to Rush to Iran as Investors Remain Skeptic July 17, 2015 5:27 pm

Report: Industries Poised to Rush to Iran as Investors Remain Skeptic

While European energy giants like Royal Shell and the Italian Eni sPa have already licked...

Saudi Prince Says Iran Deal Worse Than North Korea Nuclear Agreement July 17, 2015 12:05 pm

Saudi Prince Says Iran Deal Worse Than North Korea Nuclear Agreement

The nuclear deal with Iran will have worse consequences than the failed agreement with North...

Hamas Claims Israeli Captive is a Soldier, Not Mentally Unstable July 17, 2015 11:56 am

Hamas Claims Israeli Captive is a Soldier, Not Mentally Unstable

JNS.org – Avera Mengistu, the 28-year-old Israeli of Ethiopian descent who has been...

ICC Judges Order Prosecutor to Reconsider Gaza Flotilla Case July 16, 2015 4:07 pm

ICC Judges Order Prosecutor to Reconsider Gaza Flotilla Case

JNS.org – In a surprise move, a panel of International Criminal Court (ICC) judges...

Hamas Delegation Makes Rare Visit to Saudi Arabia After Iran Nuclear Deal July 16, 2015 3:49 pm

Hamas Delegation Makes Rare Visit to Saudi Arabia After Iran Nuclear Deal

JNS.org – A delegation of leaders from the Hamas terrorist group, including exiled...

Exiled Iranian Opposition Leader Says Iran Will Cheat on Nuclear Deal to Build Bomb July 16, 2015 3:45 pm

Exiled Iranian Opposition Leader Says Iran Will Cheat on Nuclear Deal to Build Bomb

The leader of an Iranian parliament in exile, told London-based Asharq Al-Awsat on Tuesday...

Sherman Regales DC Audience With Intimate Final Moments of Iran Nuclear Negotiations July 16, 2015 1:12 pm

Sherman Regales DC Audience With Intimate Final Moments of Iran Nuclear Negotiations

Secretary of State John Kerry told negotiators from six world powers and Iran that his experience...

Diverse Iranian Industries Poised to Reap Massive Gains After Nuclear Deal July 15, 2015 4:00 pm

Diverse Iranian Industries Poised to Reap Massive Gains After Nuclear Deal

Media reports indicate that since the signing of the nuclear agreement with world powers on...

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  • Relationships Yossi Vardi Credits Pushy Jewish Mother for His Startup Success

    Yossi Vardi Credits Pushy Jewish Mother for His Startup Success

    Millionaire entrepreneur Yossi Vardi credited his success in start-ups to his Jewish mother continuously pushing him to do better, Daily Mail reported on Thursday. “Jewish mothers are never satisfied and nothing is ever good enough,” he said, adding that his mother, who died 15 years ago, used to compare him with his cousins and say he was “an idiot.” “For most of my life I have been trying to show her I’m not,” he continued. “I keep on trying even now.” Vardi, […]

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  • Theater US & Canada Seth Rogen Unveils New Christmas Movie — ‘Will Open on Thanksgiving, Made by Jews’ (VIDEO)

    Seth Rogen Unveils New Christmas Movie — ‘Will Open on Thanksgiving, Made by Jews’ (VIDEO)

    Famed actor Seth Rogen on Tuesday unveiled with typical comic fanfare the trailer for his new Christmas film. The movie “was made by Jews… and opens on Thanksgiving,” Rogen pointed out on Twitter. The Night Before tells the tale of three “ride or die homies” celebrating one last debauchery-filled Christmas Eve reunion before they become too busy to keep up their annual tradition. In an effort to make the night as memorable as possible, they set out to find the “Nutcracka Ball – the […]

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  • Arts and Culture Jewish History Art Can Inspire Faith; It Can Also Empower Destructive Ideologies

    Art Can Inspire Faith; It Can Also Empower Destructive Ideologies

    A June 2015 art exhibit, “The Transformative Power of Art,” at the United Nations headquarters in New York City, harnessed the universal language of art to convey an important message: “Our fragile Mother Earth faces the devastating consequences of climate change, a defining challenge of our time.” The exhibit also included sixteen portraits of people from all over the world who have “contributed to the common good of humanity in one way or another and have transformed the way we […]

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  • Israel Sports Israeli Muslim Cage Fighter Says He’s Proud to Fight Under Jewish State’s Flag

    Israeli Muslim Cage Fighter Says He’s Proud to Fight Under Jewish State’s Flag

    A 32-year-old Circassian Israeli Muslim Mixed Martial Arts fighter from Abu Ghosh says he takes pride in fighting under the Israeli flag, Israel’s Walla reported on Sunday. Like most Circassian Israelis, Jackie “the Punishment” Gosh was born Sunni Muslim. He became observant about eight years ago, and is now scrupulous in following his religion’s tenets, praying five times a day and fasting during the holy month of Ramadan. Gosh is also very proud of his Israeli nationality, and sees no contradiction between […]

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  • Israel Music New Mark Skinner Documentary Explores Jewish, Arab Rap Scene in Israel (VIDEO)

    New Mark Skinner Documentary Explores Jewish, Arab Rap Scene in Israel (VIDEO)

    A new documentary explores the lives and work of Jewish and Arab rappers in Israel and how the ongoing conflict in the region has impacted their lyrics, the U.K.’s Jewish Chronicle reported on Thursday. Hip Hop in the Holy Land is a six-part series co-directed by Mike Skinner, the British frontman of hip-hop group The Streets, and produced by Noisey, a music channel published by Vice news. The first episode, published last week, shows Skinner meeting with Tamer Nafar, the founder of one of […]

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  • Sports US & Canada 49ers Running Back Jarryd Hayne Apologizes for ‘Hurtful’ Jesus Tweets

    49ers Running Back Jarryd Hayne Apologizes for ‘Hurtful’ Jesus Tweets

    New 49ers running back and Australian rugby star Jarryd Hayne apologized on Wednesday for a tweet in which he raised the age-old myth that Jews were historically responsible for Jesus Christ’s death. Reaching out to his Jewish fans, and the chairman of the B’nai B’rith Anti-Defamation Commission, Hayne tweeted: “To the Jewish community @DvirAbramovich #WeAreAllOne.” Underneath, he keenly included a screenshot of a text message to elaborate on his apology: “I sincerely apologize for my tweets on July 1. I […]

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  • Theater Israeli Actress Gal Gadot Recalls Being ‘Extremely Surprised’ at Winning Miss Israel Contest

    Israeli Actress Gal Gadot Recalls Being ‘Extremely Surprised’ at Winning Miss Israel Contest

    Israeli actress Gal Gadot reminisced about her childhood in Israel during an interview published in this month’s edition of Vanity Fair. “I don’t remember this, but my mom told me that when I was three they threw a party on the rooftop of the house. They put me to bed, and I heard people coming into the house and no one came to me. I went to the rooftop and took a hose and I started to spray water on everyone, just […]

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  • Blogs Features Wounded Israeli Soldiers Unite With American Veterans to Help Their ‘Brothers for Life’ Heal (INTERVIEW)

    Wounded Israeli Soldiers Unite With American Veterans to Help Their ‘Brothers for Life’ Heal (INTERVIEW)

    An Israeli organization is helping wounded U.S. veterans move past their physical and psychological challenges by connecting them with injured Israeli soldiers who understand what they’ve been through. “What we discovered very early is that there’s no ‘professional, psychiatrist, social worker’ or anything like that [or] pills that can come even close to helping a soldier who fought in combat, who was wounded, who lost his friends. No one can help him like another person who’s been through exactly what he has,” Rabbi Chaim Levine, […]

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