Middle East

Commander of IDF Combat Intelligence Battalion Says Troops Are Involved in ‘Every Counter-Terrorism Raid’ April 5, 2014 9:00 am

Commander of IDF Combat Intelligence Battalion Says Troops Are Involved in ‘Every Counter-Terrorism Raid’

Jerusalem Post – Hidden from view in camouflaged lookout positions, soldiers from the...

Mubarak Says Jews Are Trying to Take Over Sinai April 4, 2014 4:29 pm

Mubarak Says Jews Are Trying to Take Over Sinai

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak believes Egypt “will lose” the Sinai Peninsula...

Israeli Catholic Leaders: Christians, Secular Muslims Suffer From Extremist Attacks April 3, 2014 4:24 pm

Israeli Catholic Leaders: Christians, Secular Muslims Suffer From Extremist Attacks

JNS.org – Christians, along with secular Muslims and others, are suffering at the...

Kerry Praises Non-Existant Iranian ‘Fatwa’ Against Nuclear Weapons, Watchdog Says April 3, 2014 12:36 pm

Kerry Praises Non-Existant Iranian ‘Fatwa’ Against Nuclear Weapons, Watchdog Says

  JNS.org – The Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) says U.S. Secretary of...

Brazen Hamas Billboard Links Terror Group to Turkey, Qatar April 3, 2014 8:25 am

Brazen Hamas Billboard Links Terror Group to Turkey, Qatar

In a rather conspicuous propaganda stunt, Hamas, the terror group ruling Gaza, foisted a new...

Palestinians Begin Process of Joining International Conventions April 2, 2014 11:48 pm

Palestinians Begin Process of Joining International Conventions

JNS.org – The Palestinian Authority (PA) began the process of joining 15 international...

Contrary to Kerry Claim, Abbas Did Apply to Join UN-Affiliated Groups April 2, 2014 10:39 am

Contrary to Kerry Claim, Abbas Did Apply to Join UN-Affiliated Groups

JNS.org – The Palestinian Authority (PA) began the process of joining 15 international...

Police General Killed in Cairo Bombings Near University April 2, 2014 10:29 am

Police General Killed in Cairo Bombings Near University

BBC – A police brigadier-general has been killed as three bombs went off near Cairo university,...

Palestinian Authority Applies to Join 15 United Nations Institutions April 1, 2014 2:14 pm

Palestinian Authority Applies to Join 15 United Nations Institutions

JNS.org – In the midst of efforts to reach a deal that would extend the current...

Reports: Jonathan Pollard Could Go Free in Deal to Extend Israeli-Palestinian Talks April 1, 2014 10:01 am

Reports: Jonathan Pollard Could Go Free in Deal to Extend Israeli-Palestinian Talks

JNS.org – Imprisoned Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard could go free as part of a deal that...

After Soldier Taken Hostage, Killed, Iranians Tell Rouhani to Act More Like an Israeli Leader March 31, 2014 4:20 pm

After Soldier Taken Hostage, Killed, Iranians Tell Rouhani to Act More Like an Israeli Leader

After Iran failed to react to a Pakistani kidnapping and murder of an Iranian soldier, members...

Newly Appointed Iranian Ambassador to United Nations Tied to 1979 Hostage Crisis March 30, 2014 10:18 am

Newly Appointed Iranian Ambassador to United Nations Tied to 1979 Hostage Crisis

Bloomberg – Iran has named a member of the militant group that held 52 Americans hostage...

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  • Arts and Culture Theater US & Canada New Play Explores the ‘Arrogance’ of American Jews Critical of Israel, Playwright Says

    New Play Explores the ‘Arrogance’ of American Jews Critical of Israel, Playwright Says

    In his new play Mr. Goldberg Goes to Tel Aviv, playwright Oren Safdie tackles an issue that he has a major concern with: the relationship between Israelis and left-leaning Diaspora Jews with their “I know better” critical views. At the heart of the one-act play is Tony, a Jewish and gay Palestinian sympathizer who expresses strong anti-Israel sentiments when the play begins and at one point even sides with a Palestinian terrorist who holds his captive. Tony, who is also an [...]

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  • Music US & Canada Hassidic Parody of Taylor Swift Song Apes Long Jewish Holidays (VIDEO)

    Hassidic Parody of Taylor Swift Song Apes Long Jewish Holidays (VIDEO)

    A Jewish comedy troupe released a parody video on Wednesday of Taylor Swift’s hit song Shake It Off in which they joke about taking extensive time off from work for Jewish holidays. “And the goyim gonna stay, stay, stay, stay, stay. And the Jews are gonna pray, pray pray, pray, pray. I’m just gonna take, take, take, take, take. I’m taking off,” goes the chorus for I’m Taking Off. Menachem Weinstein, the video’s lead singer, is the creative director at [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Jewish Literature On 75th Anniversary, Looking at the Jewish Influence on Gone With the Wind

    On 75th Anniversary, Looking at the Jewish Influence on Gone With the Wind

    JNS.org – The 75th anniversary of the premiere of “Gone with the Wind” on Dec. 15 presents an opportunity to examine the Jewish influence on one of the most popular films of all time. That influence starts with the American Civil War epic’s famed producer, David O. Selznick. Adjusted for inflation, “Gone with the Wind” remains the highest-grossing movie ever made. It earned the 1939 Academy Award for Best Picture, the same honor another Selznick film, “Rebecca,” garnered in 1940. Selznick [...]

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  • Featured Music US & Canada EXCLUSIVE: Matisyahu Provides Most Extensive Analysis Yet of His Religious, Musical Evolution (INTERVIEW)

    EXCLUSIVE: Matisyahu Provides Most Extensive Analysis Yet of His Religious, Musical Evolution (INTERVIEW)

    Matisyahu got candid in an exclusive interview with The Algemeiner on Monday about his religious and musical journey – after shedding his Chassidic skin, yarmulke, long beard and all – from the start of his career in 2005 when he became a reggae superstar with hits King Without a Crown and Jerusalem. The singer-songwriter embarks on his Festival of Light tour this month, an annual Hanukkah event that stops in Montreal, New York, and other cities before ending in San Juan, [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Personalities ‘Sheriff of Mars’ Unveils Endearing Life of Jewish Music Star Hidden in the Fields of France

    ‘Sheriff of Mars’ Unveils Endearing Life of Jewish Music Star Hidden in the Fields of France

    JNS.org – It was an era of steel strings, guitar heroes, and storytellers—high on heroin, rebellious. Outlaw country music, the hallmark of Nashville’s powerful and angry music scene of the 1970s, was the brew of greats such as Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, and Townes Van Zandt. But there is another, little-known music hero of that era: Daniel Antopolsky. A Jewish lad from Augusta, Ga.—the son of immigrants who settled in the south and ran a hardware store on Main Street—the [...]

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  • Arts and Culture US & Canada Iranian Actress Replaces Israel’s Gal Gadot for ‘Ben-Hur’ Remake

    Iranian Actress Replaces Israel’s Gal Gadot for ‘Ben-Hur’ Remake

    Iranian actress Nazanin Boniadi replaced Israeli star Gal Gadot as the female lead in the new Ben-Hur remake, Hollywood.com reported on Tuesday. The Homeland actress will play Esther, a slave that Ben-Hur sets free and falls in love with. Gadot quit the movie when it became clear that filming conflicted with her schedule for the Man of Steel sequel. The Israeli actress plays Wonder Woman in the superhero film Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. Actor Jack Huston takes on the [...]

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  • Book Reviews Personalities Biography Sheds New Light on David Ben-Gurion’s Place in Jewish History

    Biography Sheds New Light on David Ben-Gurion’s Place in Jewish History

    JNS.org – There is one sentence in “Ben-Gurion: Father of Modern Israel” that made me sit up in surprise. I thought that I knew the basic facts about how Israel came into being, but while describing what it was like in the days and hours before the state was declared, author Anita Shapira provides one important anecdote I was not aware of. On the 12th of May, the Zionist Executive met to decide what to do. Moshe Sharrett had just returned [...]

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  • Arts and Culture US & Canada ‘Death of Klinghoffer’ Actress Compares Met Opera to ‘Schindler’s List’

    ‘Death of Klinghoffer’ Actress Compares Met Opera to ‘Schindler’s List’

    An actress starring in the controversial Met Opera The Death of Klinghoffer defended the show on Tuesday by comparing it to the 1993 Holocaust film Schindler’s List, New York Post reported. “To me, this was like [the movie] Schindler’s List. We make art so people won’t forget,’’ said the actress, who plays a captured passenger in the show and asked not to be identified. The Met Opera focuses on the infamous murder of Lower East Side Jewish resident Leon Klinghoffer, 69. The wheelchair-bound father of [...]

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