Middle East

Wiesenthal Center Calls for Najwa Karam to be Fired From ‘Arabs Got Talent’ Show December 13, 2013 10:13 am

Wiesenthal Center Calls for Najwa Karam to be Fired From ‘Arabs Got Talent’ Show

Jewish human rights group, the Simon Wiesenthal Center (SWC), called for popular Arab singer,...

Iran: Nuclear Talks Suspended After ‘New Sanctions’ Imposed by U.S. December 13, 2013 9:58 am

Iran: Nuclear Talks Suspended After ‘New Sanctions’ Imposed by U.S.

CBS – Iran and six world powers need more time to work out complex technical steps on...

Sharia Law Less Prominent, But Still in Egypt’s Draft Constitution December 12, 2013 11:38 pm

Sharia Law Less Prominent, But Still in Egypt’s Draft Constitution

JNS.org – Egypt’s new draft constitution, to be voted on in a national referendum...

Iran Insists on Delivery of S-300 Defense System From Russia December 12, 2013 2:45 pm

Iran Insists on Delivery of S-300 Defense System From Russia

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Tehran will not drop its 2007 deal with...

Auditors: EU Should Stop Funding Gazans Who Don’t Work December 11, 2013 1:13 pm

Auditors: EU Should Stop Funding Gazans Who Don’t Work

Daily Star / Reuters – The European Union should stop funding Palestinian civil servants...

Report: Iran May Receive $20 Billion in Sanctions Relief, Tripling Stated Figures December 11, 2013 10:48 am

Report: Iran May Receive $20 Billion in Sanctions Relief, Tripling Stated Figures

JNS.org – Senior Obama Administration officials are admitting that the interim nuclear...

Iran Plans New Nuclear Power Plants December 11, 2013 10:01 am

Iran Plans New Nuclear Power Plants

Yahoo – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has visited Kuwait, Qatar, Oman...

Rise in ‘Honor’ Killings Among Palestinian Arabs December 11, 2013 9:56 am

Rise in ‘Honor’ Killings Among Palestinian Arabs

Reuters – A silvery green olive grove set in the red soil of a Palestinian village is...

Iran Unveils New Air Defense Radar System, Space Rocket December 10, 2013 10:00 pm

Iran Unveils New Air Defense Radar System, Space Rocket

As U.S. Congressmen gathered in snowy Washington, D.C., on Tuesday to grill U.S. Secretary...

Syrian Opposition Marks 1,000 Days of Civil War, Says One Person Killed Every 11 Minutes December 10, 2013 2:23 pm

Syrian Opposition Marks 1,000 Days of Civil War, Says One Person Killed Every 11 Minutes

The Syrian opposition to the rule of President Bashar al-Assad marked 1,000 days since the...

Hamas Announces Renewed Ties With Iran December 10, 2013 9:34 am

Hamas Announces Renewed Ties With Iran

Jerusalem Post – Hamas announced Monday that the government in the Gaza Strip renewed...

Ya’alon: Iran Building Terror Infrastructure in Central and South America December 9, 2013 5:32 pm

Ya’alon: Iran Building Terror Infrastructure in Central and South America

JNS.org - Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon said he believes Iran is building a terror...

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  • Arts and Culture Blogs 10 New Hollywood Movies That Aim to Show Support for Israel (SATIRE)

    10 New Hollywood Movies That Aim to Show Support for Israel (SATIRE)

    Ten major film studios are currently in production on projects that promote a decidedly pro-Israeli narrative. In famously liberal Hollywood, such a development has left mouths agape and set tongues a wagging. Since the Jewish State began defending itself from the thousands of rockets that Hamas has hurled at it – as well as ongoing terror attacks and murders, the overwhelming number of Tinseltown’s producers, directors, actors, and studio moguls have remained indifferent to the plight of millions of Israeli [...]

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  • Featured Israel Sports So Close: Israeli Judoka Loses Crown in World Cup Final, Finishes With Silver (VIDEO)

    So Close: Israeli Judoka Loses Crown in World Cup Final, Finishes With Silver (VIDEO)

    Israeli Judoka Yarden Gerbi (63kg), 25, of Netanya, on Thursday lost the final round at the Judo World Cup, and her world title to Clarisse Agbegnenou of France, at a match held in Russia. “I have mixed feelings,” Gerbi told Israeli Army radio. But, “I shouldn’t assume that I’d win the world Judo championship twice in a row,” she admitted. Gerbi won gold in Rio De Janeiro last year. “When I made my decision, I knew it was going to [...]

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  • Book Reviews Jewish Identity Surviving the Holocaust by Hiding Their Faith (REVIEW)

    Surviving the Holocaust by Hiding Their Faith (REVIEW)

    “Jews Out!” was just the name of a child’s game that three little girls played in World War II Europe. But all is not as it seems because the three girls were Jewish, but hiding their true identities. In award-winning author R. D. Rosen’s riveting non-fiction work, Such Good Girls, “Jews Out!” wasn’t a game; it was a struggle for survival. The girls, Sophie, Flora, and Carla, grew up at a time and a place that did not allow them [...]

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  • Music Personalities Twenty Years On, the Real and Radical Legacy of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach

    Twenty Years On, the Real and Radical Legacy of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach

    JNS.org – “He was part hippie, part yippie, part beatnik, and part New Age,” wrote Elli Wohlgelernter in a Jerusalem Post eulogy in 1994, following the Oct. 20 passing of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach. Twenty years later, more robust accounts of Carlebach’s life have come to the surface. Earlier this year, Natan Ophir published the book Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach: Life, Mission & Legacy. This past summer, Rabbi Shlomo Katz’s The Soul of Jerusalem hit the shelves. But even the authors will admit [...]

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  • Blogs Music Beatlemania Invades the Gaza Strip (SATIRE)

    Beatlemania Invades the Gaza Strip (SATIRE)

    As Hamas loses its grip on power in the Gaza Strip as a result of war, poverty and disillusionment, the Islamist terrorist group has developed an ingenious way to raise the morale of the 1.7 million Palestinian Arabs it was elected to serve. While currently focused on delivering a rocket into every Israeli home, Hamas has not left its own people behind. To gently wipe away the tears of children strategically placed inside kindergartens as human shields, the Hamas Interior Ministry [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Spirituality/Tradition Removing Jesus’ Jewish Identity From Artwork

    Removing Jesus’ Jewish Identity From Artwork

    In a strong statement that challenges the historic divide between Christianity and Judaism, Pope Francis recently proclaimed, “Inside every Christian is a Jew.” But if you look at Renaissance artworks that depict Jesus, you will not find any evidence of a Jew inside the Christianized Jesus — even though the Gospels in the New Testament tell us that Jesus was Jewish to the core. Getting that point across to the public is a daunting task, as I learned in interviews I [...]

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  • Music Personalities Recycling His Roots

    Recycling His Roots

    JNS.org – Having started his career playing on his family’s pots and pans, Jewish musician Billy Jonas has maintained this homemade performance ethic while spreading his messages of simple living and environmentalism to a shared home throughout the world. After beginning in the kitchen, Jonas soon moved to the music room, where he picked up the piano, guitar, and trombone. These days, the multi-talented multi-instrumentalist plays on with pretty much anything he can find, including cans, bottles buckets, and other recycled-object [...]

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  • Book Reviews Personalities Jewish Renewal Movement Founder’s Insights Form a New Guide for Senior Living

    Jewish Renewal Movement Founder’s Insights Form a New Guide for Senior Living

    JNS.org – Sara Davidson’s The December Project is a new book that should be read by all senior citizens, and by those who hope to live a long life, for it raises a question that most of us have not been taught how to answer: What should we do in that final stage of our lives? Many of us continue working past the traditional retirement age of 65, not because we need the money and not because we find the [...]

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