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Hezbollah Vows to Stay in Syria to Grind Down Rival ISIS (VIDEO) September 15, 2014 10:03 pm

Hezbollah Vows to Stay in Syria to Grind Down Rival ISIS (VIDEO)

A senior official in the Lebanon-based Hezbollah terrorist group said Monday that the growing...

U.N. Pulls Peacekeeping Forces Out of Syria to Israel September 15, 2014 7:28 pm

U.N. Pulls Peacekeeping Forces Out of Syria to Israel

JNS.org – The United Nations moved its peacekeeping force out of the Syrian side of...

Historic First: Israel Names Female Ambassador to Arab State September 15, 2014 12:38 pm

Historic First: Israel Names Female Ambassador to Arab State

JNS.org –  The Foreign Ministry announced 12 new diplomatic corps appointments on...

Hamas Denies Claim Khaled Mashaal to be Expelled From Qatar September 15, 2014 11:24 am

Hamas Denies Claim Khaled Mashaal to be Expelled From Qatar

JNS.org- Hamas has denied rumors that its exiled leader, Khaled Mashaal, might be forced to...

Israel Fears Islamic State Threat to Jordan as Group Posts Third Execution September 14, 2014 12:49 pm

Israel Fears Islamic State Threat to Jordan as Group Posts Third Execution

JNS.org – Israeli intelligence, International Relations and Strategic Affairs Minister...

U.S. Senate Majority Leader: Hamas is Just as Bad as Islamic State September 14, 2014 12:45 pm

U.S. Senate Majority Leader: Hamas is Just as Bad as Islamic State

JNS.org - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) condemned Hamas and affirmed U.S. support...

Columnist at Erdoğan Aligned Newspaper Calls for Taxing Jews to Pay for Rebuilding Gaza September 12, 2014 5:05 pm

Columnist at Erdoğan Aligned Newspaper Calls for Taxing Jews to Pay for Rebuilding Gaza

A Turkish pundit writing for Yeni Akit, a major publication aligned with President Erdoğan,...

United Nations Confirms Release of Fijian Peacekeepers in Syria September 12, 2014 3:57 pm

United Nations Confirms Release of Fijian Peacekeepers in Syria

JNS.org - The United Nations has confirmed that the 45 Fijian peacekeepers held hostage...

Hamas Hints That It Fired Rockets From Residential Areas September 12, 2014 10:16 am

Hamas Hints That It Fired Rockets From Residential Areas

JNS.org – The Palestinian terror group Hamas hints that it fired rockets from residential...

Egyptian Researcher: Israel Plots to Prove Jews Built Pyramids September 11, 2014 12:41 pm

Egyptian Researcher: Israel Plots to Prove Jews Built Pyramids

JNS.org – An Egyptian researcher is claiming that Israel is trying to falsify Egyptian...

Al Jazeera: Syrian Rebels Free UN Peacekeepers in Golan Heights September 11, 2014 8:57 am

Al Jazeera: Syrian Rebels Free UN Peacekeepers in Golan Heights

Al Jazeera – The Syrian rebel group the Nusra Front has released all Fijian soldiers...

Iran Says World Powers Must Drop ‘Illogical Demands’ in Nuclear Talks September 11, 2014 8:57 am

Iran Says World Powers Must Drop ‘Illogical Demands’ in Nuclear Talks

Business Insider – Iran said world powers should abandon their “illogical demands”...

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  • Sports US & Canada Israeli-American Group Congratulates Cavaliers’ Blatt on Reaching NBA Finals

    Israeli-American Group Congratulates Cavaliers’ Blatt on Reaching NBA Finals

    JNS.org – An organization whose work focuses on the estimated population of 500,000-800,000 Israeli Americans congratulated David Blatt, the Jewish head coach of the National Basketball Association’s (NBA) Cleveland Cavaliers and a longtime Israel-based coach, for clinching an appearance in the NBA Finals. The Israeli-American Council (IAC), whose stated mission is “to build an active and giving Israeli-American community throughout the United States in order to strengthen the State of Israel, our next generation, and to provide a bridge to [...]

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  • Food Bacon Ben and Jerry’s Not Going to Happen Because It’s Not Kosher

    Bacon Ben and Jerry’s Not Going to Happen Because It’s Not Kosher

    Ben & Jerry’s Marketing Director Alison Gilbert told AOL’s morning show Rise that the ice cream brand will not add bacon to any of its products because that would not be kosher. “It’s kind of funny, a lot of people look for bacon in our ice cream, which is probably not gonna happen because all of our ice cream is kosher,” she said, referring to Jewish dietary restrictions that proscribe the consumption of pig meat. Almost all Ben & Jerry’s [...]

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  • Israel Sports Israeli Judo Team Faces Antisemitic Harassment in Morocco: ‘We Will Murder You’

    Israeli Judo Team Faces Antisemitic Harassment in Morocco: ‘We Will Murder You’

    Israeli athletes at a world Judo championship in Morocco reportedly faced antisemitic slurs during the competition, news site WorldNetDaily reported on Monday. “We will murder you,” and “you’re not wanted here, go home,” were among the vituperative attacks directed at the Israeli Judo Association team, which was in Morocco last week for the World Masters Judo Tournament. According to Haaretz, each Israeli teammate was met with boos and jeers upon entering a fight. Additionally, no Israeli flags were present at [...]

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  • Music US & Canada Lady Gaga Accepts ADL Award: ‘Your Philosophies Are So in Line With Ours’ (VIDEO)

    Lady Gaga Accepts ADL Award: ‘Your Philosophies Are So in Line With Ours’ (VIDEO)

    Pop superstar Lady Gaga on Thursday accepted an award from Jewish human rights group the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) on behalf of her Born This Way Foundation, which strives to combat bullying among young people. “Your philosophies are so in line with ours,” she said of the ADL upon accepting the Making a Difference Award in a videotaped message, which was shown at a ceremony in New York City. “We want to help young people know that their feelings and who they are on [...]

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  • Music Personalities At 80, Singer-Songwriter Leonard Cohen’s Jewish Roots ‘Very Much Intact’

    At 80, Singer-Songwriter Leonard Cohen’s Jewish Roots ‘Very Much Intact’

    JNS.org – Eighty years young, Leonard Cohen fits many descriptions—singer, songwriter, poet, novelist, monk. From his Jewish upbringing in Canada to the present day, Cohen has always explored his spiritual side. This month, the singer-songwriter released the CD (May 12) and iTunes (on May 8 of this year) formats of his latest album, Can’t Forget: A Souvenir of the Grand Tour, which features live recordings from his world tours in 2012 and 2013. Last year, Cohen’s Popular Problems was voted by Rolling Stone [...]

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  • Europe Sports FIFA Head Says Israel Should Not be Booted From World Soccer Association

    FIFA Head Says Israel Should Not be Booted From World Soccer Association

    JNS.org – Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) head Sepp Blatter said during a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that contrary to Palestinian complaints, Israel has not violated any FIFA statutes and should not be suspended from international soccer’s governing body. “We should not come to one federation saying we will exclude them,” said Blatter, the Jerusalem Post reported. “If the national association is fulfilling its obligations then there is no need to intervene,” he said. “I’m on a [...]

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  • Featured Middle East Sports Jewish Rights Group Slams Palestinian Attempts to Suspend Israel From FIFA

    Jewish Rights Group Slams Palestinian Attempts to Suspend Israel From FIFA

    Jewish human rights group the Simon Wiesenthal Center (SWC) said on Tuesday it was “appalled” by a Palestinian Football Association initiative to suspend Israel from FIFA, calling it another “front waged in the context of the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) campaign.” “We are appalled at the temerity of the Palestinan Football Association (PFA) demand that FIFA suspend Israel at your forthcoming Congress in Zurich,” wrote the group’s international relations director, Dr. Shimon Samuels, in a letter to FIFA President Joseph [...]

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  • Theater US & Canada Star of Auschwitz Thriller Says ‘God Was Holding the Hand of Every Jew in the Gas Chamber’ (VIDEO)

    Star of Auschwitz Thriller Says ‘God Was Holding the Hand of Every Jew in the Gas Chamber’ (VIDEO)

    The lead actor in Son of Saul, an Auschwitz thriller featured at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, told the UK’s The Guardian that he believes God was “holding the hand” of each Jew who died in the Nazi gas chambers during the Holocaust. “I do not for one nanosecond like to pretend that God is off the hook. He could and should have stopped it at a much earlier stage,” Géza Röhrig, 48, said. ”But I would not be able to get [...]

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