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Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps Plans Massive Ballistic Missile Test August 21, 2015 5:16 pm

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps Plans Massive Ballistic Missile Test

JNS.org – A senior commander in the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) said...

Turkey’s Erdogan Calls for Snap Elections Following Collapse of Coalition Talks August 21, 2015 5:07 pm

Turkey’s Erdogan Calls for Snap Elections Following Collapse of Coalition Talks

JNS.org – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called for snap elections on Nov....

Islamic State Destroys Ancient Christian Monastery in Central Syria August 21, 2015 5:02 pm

Islamic State Destroys Ancient Christian Monastery in Central Syria

JNS.org – The Islamic State terror group has reportedly destroyed an ancient Christian...

Associated Press Releases Full Text of Secret Side Agreement Between IAEA, Iran August 21, 2015 10:28 am

Associated Press Releases Full Text of Secret Side Agreement Between IAEA, Iran

Following is a transcript of the original draft agreement between the U.N.’s International...

Iranian Revolutionary Guards Looking to Profit From Nuclear Deal August 21, 2015 10:27 am

Iranian Revolutionary Guards Looking to Profit From Nuclear Deal

When Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps took over the nation’s telecommunications monopoly...

Iran Deal Critics Say AP Report Calls Inspections Regime Into Question August 20, 2015 2:36 pm

Iran Deal Critics Say AP Report Calls Inspections Regime Into Question

Critics of the Iran nuclear deal have suggested that the reported side deals between Iran...

Four Rockets Fired From Syria Strike Northern Israel, No Injuries Reported August 20, 2015 1:15 pm

Four Rockets Fired From Syria Strike Northern Israel, No Injuries Reported

JNS.org – Four rockets were fired from Syria struck northern Israel on Thursday, the...

‘Moderate’ Iranian President Rouhani Accuses Israel of Killing and Raping Women and Children August 20, 2015 11:48 am

‘Moderate’ Iranian President Rouhani Accuses Israel of Killing and Raping Women and Children

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani commemorated the anniversary of a fire at the Al-Aqsa...

Iranian Commander Says Iran Thwarting US Policy Worldwide August 19, 2015 4:34 pm

Iranian Commander Says Iran Thwarting US Policy Worldwide

A senior Iranian commander claimed that the country’s efforts to thwart U.S. policies...

Report: Secret Agreement Allows Iran to Inspect Its Own Alleged Nuclear Site August 19, 2015 2:08 pm

Report: Secret Agreement Allows Iran to Inspect Its Own Alleged Nuclear Site

JNS.org – The United Nations agency responsible for nuclear inspections has its own...

Official Says Iran Rejected Numerous Abbas Requests to Visit Country August 19, 2015 9:00 am

Official Says Iran Rejected Numerous Abbas Requests to Visit Country

Denying reports of a rapprochement between Iran and the Palestinian Authority, an assistant...

Fatah Terror Group Asks for More Money From Iran for Attack Tunnels to Israel August 18, 2015 8:31 pm

Fatah Terror Group Asks for More Money From Iran for Attack Tunnels to Israel

The armed wing of the powerful Palestinian political party Fatah asked Iran for more funding...

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  • Sports US & Canada Tom Brady: Best Part of My Summer Was Watching Julian Edelman Lather Himself in Mud at Dead Sea in Israel

    Tom Brady: Best Part of My Summer Was Watching Julian Edelman Lather Himself in Mud at Dead Sea in Israel

    New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady may have been bogged down this offseason over the NFL’s “Deflategate” scandal, but he found unusual recourse in images of teammate Julian Edelman lathering his body with potent Dead Sea mud in Israel. Indeed, as Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski became the latest celebrity voice to offer directions on the Israeli-developed navigational app Waze, and wide receiver Matthew Slater happily got married, Brady has been facing legal issues after NFL commissioner Roger Goodell reaffirmed a four-game suspension for Brady as part of a ball-deflating scandal […]

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  • Arts and Culture Middle East Larry King Asks Saudi Arabian Fan If Taking Pictures With Jews Is Permitted

    Larry King Asks Saudi Arabian Fan If Taking Pictures With Jews Is Permitted

    Jewish former CNN host Larry King asked a Saudi Arabian fan if taking pictures with Jews is allowed in his country, before agreeing to pose for a photo with the man, The New York Times reported on Wednesday. The world-famous interviewer was leaving the Ritz Carlton hotel in Washington, D.C. with a New York Times reporter when a “dark-skinned man” approached and asked to take a picture with him, according to the publication. Whereupon, King asked the fan where he was from. When the man said Saudi […]

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  • Europe Sports Britain’s Lord Sugar Says Synagogues Will Be Empty With Yom Kippur Matchup of Jewish-Supported Soccer Teams

    Britain’s Lord Sugar Says Synagogues Will Be Empty With Yom Kippur Matchup of Jewish-Supported Soccer Teams

    British-Jewish business tycoon Lord Alan Sugar joked on Wednesday that London synagogues will likely be empty during Yom Kippur with congregants fleeing to watch the match-up of two leading English soccer teams known for having hordes of Jewish fans. “Spurs V Arsenal cup game drawn on most important Jewish festival,” Lord Sugar pointed out on Twitter. “Both teams have loads of Jewish fans. Conclusion Synagogues will be empty.” North London rivals Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal FC will go head-to-head in the Capital One Cup third-round […]

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  • Arts and Culture US & Canada Jewish Men Pass Jimmy Kimmel Social Experiment, Rescuing ‘Spongebob’ in Distress (VIDEO)

    Jewish Men Pass Jimmy Kimmel Social Experiment, Rescuing ‘Spongebob’ in Distress (VIDEO)

    Two Jewish men were the only unwitting participants in a social experiment conducted by Jimmy Kimmel, for his popular TV show. As part of a candid-camera-like sketch featured Monday night on Jimmy Kimmel Live, the host devised different street scenes to observe human behavior — in particular, to see how long it would take people walking down California’s bustling Hollywood Boulevard to notice and interact with others in distress. One scene involved a man in a Spongebob Squarepants costume who had “fallen down” on the sidewalk and needed help […]

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  • Education US & Canada International Jewish Organization Blasts Israeli-Born Star Natalie Portman for Comments on Holocaust Education

    International Jewish Organization Blasts Israeli-Born Star Natalie Portman for Comments on Holocaust Education

    A major Jewish organization rebuked actress Natalie Portman on Monday for saying in a recent interview that Jews put too much emphasis on teaching about the Holocaust relative to other genocides. The Israeli-born movie star told the U.K.’s Independent that the Jewish community needs to examine how much focus it puts on Holocaust education over other issues. She said she was shocked when she learned that a genocide was taking place in Rwanda while she was in school learning only about the horrors of the […]

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  • Arts and Culture Israel Book Draws Parallels Between Holocaust and Palestinian Nakba, Sparks Outrage

    Book Draws Parallels Between Holocaust and Palestinian Nakba, Sparks Outrage

    JNS.org – A new book that draws parallels between the Holocaust and the Palestinian Nakba (the Arabic term for the displacement of Palestinian refugees during Israel’s War of Independence) has sparked outrage ahead of an official book launch, to be hosted by the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute on Sept. 7. The Zionist organization Im Tirtzu wrote a letter to the institute demanding that it cancel an event it planned in honor of the book’s authors, under the title The Holocaust and […]

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  • Education US & Canada Natalie Portman Says Holocaust Education Shouldn’t be Used for ‘Fearmongering’

    Natalie Portman Says Holocaust Education Shouldn’t be Used for ‘Fearmongering’

    Famed actress Natalie Portman warned on Friday against the use of Holocaust education to evoke fear and paranoia. In an interview with the U.K. Independent she added that the trauma should make Jews more empathetic to others who have also experienced hatred. “Sometimes it can be subverted to fearmongering and like ‘Another Holocaust is going to happen,’” the Israeli-American star said. “We need to, of course, be aware that hatred exists, antisemitism exists against all sorts of people, not in the same way. I […]

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  • Book Reviews Commentary A Righteous Gentile Navigates the Sharkpool of Washington’s Middle East Correspondents (REVIEW)

    A Righteous Gentile Navigates the Sharkpool of Washington’s Middle East Correspondents (REVIEW)

    The Tribalist, by Louis Marano, is ostensibly a work of fiction but at its core a kind of love song by a gentile journalist for the State of Israel, and especially its secular Zionist core. (Because of the relentless attacks by left-wing polemicists on Israel’s allegedly “messianic” fringe, it’s often forgotten that most of Israel’s founders and all its leaders have been secular Zionists.) The author, the product of an Italian-American family in Buffalo, served two tours of duty in […]

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