Middle East

U.S. Coast Guard Fires Warning Shot at Iranian Sailboat in Persian Gulf August 27, 2014 10:41 am

U.S. Coast Guard Fires Warning Shot at Iranian Sailboat in Persian Gulf

Washington Post – If things weren’t already tense enough in the Middle East, a U.S....

Qatar Pledges to Fund New Gaza Flotilla After Turkey Pulls Support (VIDEO) August 26, 2014 9:44 pm

Qatar Pledges to Fund New Gaza Flotilla After Turkey Pulls Support (VIDEO)

The government of Qatar and the Turkey-based, terror-tied IHH Islamic charity on Monday agreed...

Report: Hamas, Islamic Jihad Accept Egyptian Cease-Fire Proposal August 26, 2014 10:57 am

Report: Hamas, Islamic Jihad Accept Egyptian Cease-Fire Proposal

Ynet – Hamas and Islamic Jihad have accepted the Egyptian cease-fire proposal and are...

Gaza Children Cheer for Rockets to Strike America in Al Jazeera Footage August 26, 2014 10:52 am

Gaza Children Cheer for Rockets to Strike America in Al Jazeera Footage

CNS News – The terrorist group Hamas fired at least 117 rockets into Israel Sunday, CNN...

Gazans Increasingly Fighting for Islamic State (VIDEO) August 25, 2014 9:48 pm

Gazans Increasingly Fighting for Islamic State (VIDEO)

JNS.org - Despite the conflict raging between Israel and the Palestinian terror group Hamas...

Report: Over a Dozen Hamas Terrorists Admit to Use of Hospitals, Kindergartens and Mosques for Military Activity August 25, 2014 6:30 pm

Report: Over a Dozen Hamas Terrorists Admit to Use of Hospitals, Kindergartens and Mosques for Military Activity

A number of Hamas operatives who were arrested and detained by Israel during Operation Protective...

Iran Promises to ‘Accelerate’ Arming of West Bank Palestinians After Drone Incident (VIDEO) August 25, 2014 12:50 pm

Iran Promises to ‘Accelerate’ Arming of West Bank Palestinians After Drone Incident (VIDEO)

JNS.org – Iran promised to accelerate the arming of Palestinians in the West Bank...

3 Hamas Operatives Indicted for Plotting Attacks Against Israelis August 25, 2014 12:48 pm

3 Hamas Operatives Indicted for Plotting Attacks Against Israelis

JNS.org - Three Hamas operatives arrested by security forces in Gaza during Operation Protective...

Palestinian Source Says Hamas Ready to Accept Cease-Fire Proposal August 25, 2014 10:46 am

Palestinian Source Says Hamas Ready to Accept Cease-Fire Proposal

Ynet – A senior Palestinian source told AFP that all the factions – including Hamas...

Israeli Official: Egypt Expected to Announce Cease-Fire Proposal on Monday August 25, 2014 10:44 am

Israeli Official: Egypt Expected to Announce Cease-Fire Proposal on Monday

Times of Israel – Egypt is expected to announce on Monday night an open-ended cease-fire...

Islamist Militants in Libya Seize Control of Tripoli Airport August 25, 2014 10:40 am

Islamist Militants in Libya Seize Control of Tripoli Airport

Bloomberg – An alliance of Islamist militias said it wrested control of Tripoli’s...

Hamas Leader Compares Netanyahu to Hitler, Criticizes Hillary Clinton August 25, 2014 10:35 am

Hamas Leader Compares Netanyahu to Hitler, Criticizes Hillary Clinton

Yahoo – The political chief of Hamas has called on President Barack Obama to intervene...

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  • Arts and Culture US & Canada Celebrated Singer Dionne Warwick Says Roger Waters’ Political Views on Israel ‘of No Concern’

    Celebrated Singer Dionne Warwick Says Roger Waters’ Political Views on Israel ‘of No Concern’

    Legendary American singer Dionne Warwick said on Wednesday that her decision to perform in Israel this month would not be swayed by the “hard pressures” of prominent anti-Israel boycott, divestment and sanctions activists in the music industry. A statement released by the singer and U.N. global ambassador said Warwick “would never fall victim to the hard pressures of Roger Waters, from Pink Floyd, or other political people who have their views on politics in Israel.” “Waters’ political views are of [...]

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  • Israel Lifestyle Bar Refaeli Planning Exclusive 30th Birthday Party With 400 Guests

    Bar Refaeli Planning Exclusive 30th Birthday Party With 400 Guests

    Israeli supermodel Bar Refaeli, who turns 30 this year, is planning a major party in honor of her birthday, accompanied by her fiancee Adi Ezra, to be held at the prestigious Chavat Ronit farms in Israel’s central Sharon region, Channel 2 news reported. The party, which is still in the planning stages, is slated to host 400 invitees from Refaeli’s exclusive inner circle. The event is planned for June 6th, two days after the actual date of Refaeli’s birthday, and will [...]

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  • Europe Featured Sports Major Jewish Group Accuses Popular Soccer Website Goal.com of ‘Inciting Jew-Hatred’

    Major Jewish Group Accuses Popular Soccer Website Goal.com of ‘Inciting Jew-Hatred’

    Major Jewish human rights group the Simon Wiesenthal Center on Monday sharply criticized popular soccer news site Goal.com for “denying the legitimacy of Israel and inciting to Jew-hatred” in its Arabic language versions, The Algemeiner has learned. In a sharp letter to the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA), the Center’s Director for International Relations, Dr. Shimon Samuels, drew attention to articles on the site that refer to Israel as the “Zionist entity” or an “enemy,” and accuse the Jewish state [...]

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  • Relationships US & Canada Time Out Features Single Lady Who Likes ‘Big Schlubby Jewish Comedians’

    Time Out Features Single Lady Who Likes ‘Big Schlubby Jewish Comedians’

    A profile published Wednesday in Time Out New York highlighted a 25-year-old Brooklyn woman who claimed she is attracted to chubby Jewish comedians, Maxim Deputy Editor Jason Feifer pointed out via Twitter. Talking about a date she went on, Steph, a sunglasses designer living in Borough Park, told the magazine, ”He was very attractive, just not my type. I like big schlubby Jewish comedians and he was clean-cut.” Feifer posted a picture of the magazine page and commented that Steph’s preferences amounted [...]

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  • Blogs Sports Gold on the Galilee: Israeli Kayaker Comes of Age, Eyes Olympics (VIDEO)

    Gold on the Galilee: Israeli Kayaker Comes of Age, Eyes Olympics (VIDEO)

    JNS.org – Three years ago, kayaking coach Roei Lev found aspiring Olympian Ilya Podpolnyy crying on the steps of the Jordan Valley Sprint Kayak Club overlooking the Kinneret (Sea of Galilee). Podpolnyy, then 17 years old, had just been disqualified from the Israeli kayaking championship. He couldn’t survive the heats. He didn’t make the start line. He was devastated—and he had no one with whom to share his hopes, his dreams, and his disappointment. His divorced parents still live in [...]

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  • Arts and Culture US & Canada Lena Dunham Responds to Charges of Antisemitism: It was Just a Jew Joke

    Lena Dunham Responds to Charges of Antisemitism: It was Just a Jew Joke

    “Girls” creator Lena Dunham responded on Tuesday to charges of antisemitism over an article she had penned for the New Yorker, saying it was all in good humor. Speaking to Variety, Dunham reflected on her “tight-knit Jewish family, where Jew jokes were part of the essential fiber of our communication.” The article Dunham referred to was called “Dog or Jewish Boyfriend? A Quiz,” with options such as “He doesn’t Tip” and “He’s Crazy for Cream Cheese.” Among Dunham’s critics, Anti-Defamation [...]

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  • Sports US & Canada Former NBA Star Tweets Article About Jewish Conspiracy to Control Global Media

    Former NBA Star Tweets Article About Jewish Conspiracy to Control Global Media

    Retired NBA player Keyon Dooling tweeted a link on Wednesday to a wildly antisemitic article that accuses Jews of seizing control of the world’s media and using it to promote their own interests. The article, published by an obscure blog in April 2013, highlights six companies it claims are owned by Jews — such as Time Warner, Inc. and the Walt Disney Company – that allegedly “control 96 percent of the world’s media.”  The post includes allegations of “Jewish control” and says [...]

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  • Sports US & Canada Rosh Hashanah Won’t Keep the Giants’ Geoff Schwartz From Season Opener

    Rosh Hashanah Won’t Keep the Giants’ Geoff Schwartz From Season Opener

    New York Giants offensive guard Geoff Schwartz responded to an outcry from Jewish fans on Tuesday, saying he will go ahead and play in the season opener despite the fact that it falls on the first night of Rosh Hashanah. “Keep getting tweets about that being the first night of Rosh Hashanah… Don’t know what I’m supposed to tell you. It’s a tough break,” the Jewish athlete wrote, referring to the Giants’ on-the-road game against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, Sept. [...]

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