Middle East

Iranian Armed Forces Arrive in Iraq to Fight Sunni Militants August 4, 2014 6:10 am

Iranian Armed Forces Arrive in Iraq to Fight Sunni Militants

I24News – Iranian military forces arrived at Suleimaniya international Airport in the autonomous...

U.S., United Nations Condemn Israel for Deaths at Gaza School August 3, 2014 7:07 pm

U.S., United Nations Condemn Israel for Deaths at Gaza School

Ynet – The US and UN condemned an IAF strike that killed 10 people and wounded about...

Israel Flag Sales Booming in Jordan August 3, 2014 2:52 pm

Israel Flag Sales Booming in Jordan

The Israel flag market is booming in Jordan as a rising number of citizens seek the blue and...

Dubai Security Chief Slams Hamas Leader’s Lavish Lifestyle in Qatar August 3, 2014 11:43 am

Dubai Security Chief Slams Hamas Leader’s Lavish Lifestyle in Qatar

JNS.org – Dubai police commander Dhahi Khalfan, who gained fame for alleging Israeli Mossad...

Hamas Releases First Video Glorifying Fighters in Gaza War (VIDEO) August 3, 2014 8:11 am

Hamas Releases First Video Glorifying Fighters in Gaza War (VIDEO)

Gaza-based Islamist terror group Hamas released its first video tribute to dozens of its fighters...

Saudi King Condemns Gaza Conflict, But Not Israel August 1, 2014 5:53 pm

Saudi King Condemns Gaza Conflict, But Not Israel

JNS.org – Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah on Friday broke his silence on the Gaza conflict,...

Humanitarian Cease-Fire Derailed by Rocket Fire on Israel August 1, 2014 7:00 am

Humanitarian Cease-Fire Derailed by Rocket Fire on Israel

Qassam rocket launchers in Gaza. Photo: Israel Defense Forces. JNS.org –...

Latest Threat From Hamas: Paragliding Terrorists July 31, 2014 12:01 pm

Latest Threat From Hamas: Paragliding Terrorists

JNS.org – After Israeli forces captured and interrogated a Hamas terrorist who had been...

Hamas Leader Calls on Hezbollah to Open Up Second Front Against Israel July 30, 2014 12:40 pm

Hamas Leader Calls on Hezbollah to Open Up Second Front Against Israel

JNS.org – A Hamas leader is calling on the Lebanese terror Hezbollah to open up a second...

Hamas Reportedly Executing Suspected Israeli Collaborators July 30, 2014 4:38 am

Hamas Reportedly Executing Suspected Israeli Collaborators

JNS.org – Hamas has been summarily executing suspected Israeli collaborators, Palestinian...

The Onion Satirical Site Mocks Hamas Use of Human Shields – ‘We Are Starting to Have Second Thoughts’ July 29, 2014 12:58 pm

The Onion Satirical Site Mocks Hamas Use of Human Shields – ‘We Are Starting to Have Second Thoughts’

Satirical website The Onion ridiculed Hamas’ use of human shields in Gaza in a recent...

Turkey’s Erdoğan ‘Glad to Return Award’ to New York Jewish Group July 29, 2014 12:49 pm

Turkey’s Erdoğan ‘Glad to Return Award’ to New York Jewish Group

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Tuesday responded, via his ambassador to...

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  • Beliefs and concepts Sports Does Working Out With Other Jews Keep You Jewish?

    Does Working Out With Other Jews Keep You Jewish?

    JNS.org – For Daphna Krupp, her daily workout (excluding Shabbat) at the Jewish Community Center (JCC or “J”) of Greater Baltimore has become somewhat of a ritual. She not only attends fitness classes but also engages with the instructors and plugs the J’s social programs on her personal Facebook page. “It’s the gym and the environment,” says Krupp. “It’s a great social network.” Krupp, who lives in Pikesville, Md., is one of an estimated 1 million American Jewish members of more [...]

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  • Sports US & Canada Sports Illustrated Profiles Orthodox NCAA Basketball Player Aaron Liberman

    Sports Illustrated Profiles Orthodox NCAA Basketball Player Aaron Liberman

    Sports Illustrated magazine featured an extensive profile on Orthodox-Jewish college basketball player Aaron Liberman on Wednesday.  The article details Liberman’s efforts to balance faith, academics and basketball at Tulane University, a challenge the young athlete calls “a triple major.” Sports Illustrated pointed out that Liberman is the second Orthodox student to play Division I college basketball. The other was Tamir Goodman, the so-called “Jewish Jordan.” As reported in The Algemeiner, Liberman started his NCAA career at Northwestern University. According to [...]

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  • Jewish Identity Sports Cycling the Desert: New Israel Bike Trail Connects Mitzpe Ramon to Eilat

    Cycling the Desert: New Israel Bike Trail Connects Mitzpe Ramon to Eilat

    As the popularity of cycling continues to increase across the world, Israel is working to develop cycling trails that make the country’s spectacular desert accessible to cyclists. The southern segment of the Israel Bike Trail was inaugurated on Feb. 24 and offers for the first time a unique, uninterrupted 8-day cycling experience after six years of planning and development. The southern section of the Israel Bike Trail stretches over 300 kilometers in length and is divided into eight segments for mountain biking, [...]

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  • Jewish Identity Theater Forthcoming Major Action Movies Inspired by Jewish Comic Artist Jack Kirby

    Forthcoming Major Action Movies Inspired by Jewish Comic Artist Jack Kirby

    JNS.org – With the recent Oscars in the rearview mirror, Hollywood’s attention now shifts to the rest of this year’s big-screen lineup. Two of the major action films coming up in 2015—Avengers: Age of Ultron, which hits theaters in May, and the third film in the Fantastic Four series, slated for an August release—have Jewish roots that the average moviegoer might be unaware of. As it turns out, it took a tough Jewish kid from New York City’s Lower East [...]

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  • Book Reviews Jewish Identity When Torah Teaches Life and Life Teaches Torah (REVIEW)

    When Torah Teaches Life and Life Teaches Torah (REVIEW)

    JNS.org – Rabbi Gordon Tucker spent the first 20 years of his career teaching at the Conservative movement’s Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) and the next 20 years as the rabbi of Temple Israel Center in White Plains, N.Y. I confess that when I heard about the order of those events, I thought that Tucker’s move from academia to the pulpit was strange. Firstly, I could not imagine anyone filling the place of my friend, Arnold Turetsky, who was such a talented [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Blogs Oscars 2015: Reflecting on Love at First Sight

    Oscars 2015: Reflecting on Love at First Sight

    JNS.org – I’m in love, and have been for a long time. It’s a relationship filled with laughter, tears, intrigue, and surprise. It was love at first sight, back when I was a little girl—with an extra-terrestrial that longed to go home. From then on, that love has never wavered, and isn’t reserved for one, but for oh so many—Ferris Bueller, Annie Hall, Tootsie, Harry and Sally, Marty McFly, Atticus Finch, Danny Zuko, Yentl, that little dog Toto, Mrs. Doubtfire, [...]

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  • Blogs Book Reviews Examining America’s First Foray into the Middle East (REVIEW)

    Examining America’s First Foray into the Middle East (REVIEW)

    At the turn of the 21st century through today, American involvement in Middle Eastern politics runs through the Central Intelligence Agency. In America’s Great Game: The CIA’s Secret Arabists and the Shaping of the Modern Middle East, historian Hugh Wilford shows this has always been the case. Wilford methodically traces the lives and work of the agency’s three most prominent officers in the Middle East: Kermit “Kim” Roosevelt was the grandson of president Theodore Roosevelt, and the first head of [...]

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  • Relationships US & Canada Seniors at Los Angeles Jewish Home Give Witty Dating Advice Ahead of Valentine’s Day (VIDEO)

    Seniors at Los Angeles Jewish Home Give Witty Dating Advice Ahead of Valentine’s Day (VIDEO)

    Residents of the Los Angeles Jewish Home give dating advice to a young Jewish man in a comedic video posted Monday on YouTube just in time for Valentine’s Day. Jonathan, an associate at the Jewish home, quizzes the senior citizens on an array of topics including having sex on the first date, kissing a girl, who should pay for dinner and whether online dating is a good idea. When the 28-year-old asks a male resident named Lee about his experiences [...]

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