Middle East

Pakistan and UAE: Israel Doesn’t Have Right to Defend Itself From Hamas September 24, 2014 5:17 pm

Pakistan and UAE: Israel Doesn’t Have Right to Defend Itself From Hamas

JNS.org – In addresses to the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, representatives...

At United Nations, Obama Says Too Many Israelis Ready to Abandon Peace September 24, 2014 1:50 pm

At United Nations, Obama Says Too Many Israelis Ready to Abandon Peace

JNS.org – In a speech at the U.N. General Assembly that focused heavily on the growing...

Hezbollah Leader: Israel, Not Islamic State, ‘Source of All Terror in Region’ (VIDEO) September 24, 2014 11:38 am

Hezbollah Leader: Israel, Not Islamic State, ‘Source of All Terror in Region’ (VIDEO)

Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah, in a speech televised Tuesday night, declared...

Hamas, Fatah Reconciliation Talks Begin in Cairo, Aimed at Reviving Unity Government September 24, 2014 10:43 am

Hamas, Fatah Reconciliation Talks Begin in Cairo, Aimed at Reviving Unity Government

Yahoo/AFP – Rival Palestinian factions Hamas and president Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah...

Federal Jury Finds Arab Bank Liable for Supporting Terrorist Efforts September 23, 2014 2:03 am

Federal Jury Finds Arab Bank Liable for Supporting Terrorist Efforts

A New York Federal jury on Monday found Arab Bank liable for enabling terrorist attacks by...

Report: US Weapons Reaching Hezbollah in Fight Against ISIS in Syria (VIDEO) September 22, 2014 5:10 pm

Report: US Weapons Reaching Hezbollah in Fight Against ISIS in Syria (VIDEO)

While the United States considers Hezbollah a terrorist group, the two may be indirectly...

FIFA Official: Qatar Likely to be Stripped of 2022 World Cup September 22, 2014 2:34 pm

FIFA Official: Qatar Likely to be Stripped of 2022 World Cup

JNS.org - Qatar will likely be stripped of its right to host the 2022 World Cup, a top Fédération...

Israel and Hamas to Resume Talks on Rosh Hashana Eve September 22, 2014 1:45 pm

Israel and Hamas to Resume Talks on Rosh Hashana Eve

JNS.org - Negotiations between Israel and Hamas are expected to resume on Wednesday, the...

ISIS Spokesman Praises ‘Blessed Operations Against Guards of the Jews’ September 22, 2014 11:35 am

ISIS Spokesman Praises ‘Blessed Operations Against Guards of the Jews’

Reuters – Islamic State urged insurgents in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula on Monday...

Turkey’s Erdogan to Meet Jewish Leaders During New York Trip September 22, 2014 11:31 am

Turkey’s Erdogan to Meet Jewish Leaders During New York Trip

JNS.org – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan plans to meet with World Jewish Congress...

Rouhani Claims Iran is Bulwark Against Middle East ‘Terrorists’ September 22, 2014 11:22 am

Rouhani Claims Iran is Bulwark Against Middle East ‘Terrorists’

Yahoo/AFP – Iran is a cornerstone of stability in the Middle East in the face of the...

Hezbollah Claims First-Ever Drone Strike on Islamic State Target in Syria (VIDEO) September 21, 2014 4:56 pm

Hezbollah Claims First-Ever Drone Strike on Islamic State Target in Syria (VIDEO)

In a video clip released Sunday night, the Lebanon-based Hezbollah terror group said it had...

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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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  • Analysis Arts and Culture Beyond ‘Klinghoffer’: Opera’s Composer, Librettist Have Broader Jewish Problem

    Beyond ‘Klinghoffer’: Opera’s Composer, Librettist Have Broader Jewish Problem

    JNS.org – One of the most controversial operas in recent memory, “The Death of Klinghoffer,” debuted Oct. 20 at New York’s Metropolitan Opera. The Met has scheduled seven more performances through November. The first staging did not occur without protest, as about 400 demonstrators—including Jewish communal and nationally recognized leaders—came to Lincoln Center to denounce the anti-Jewish and anti-Israel opera. “Klinghoffer,” the creation of composer John Adams and librettist Alice Goodman, premiered in 1991—with few additional stagings. The opera is based [...]

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  • Arts and Culture US & Canada Israeli Actress Gal Gadot in Talks to Star in Ben-Hur Remake

    Israeli Actress Gal Gadot in Talks to Star in Ben-Hur Remake

    Israeli actress Gal Gadot is in negotiations to take on the female lead role in the remake of the 1959 classic Ben-Hur, according to The Hollywood Reporter. If the deal is finalized Gadot will play Esther, a slave and Ben-Hur’s love interest. Actor Jack Huston will star as the Jewish prince who is betrayed into slavery by his childhood friend Messala, played by Toby Kebbell. Ben-Hur fights for his freedom and vengeance with the help of Morgan Freeman’s character, who trains Ben-Hur how to win at chariot-racing. [...]

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  • Jewish Identity Sports Young Israelis Try to Crowd-Fund Their Way to Major League Baseball Playoffs

    Young Israelis Try to Crowd-Fund Their Way to Major League Baseball Playoffs

    JNS.org – Baseball, hot dogs, and apple pie are the American dream. So why do two young men who have built their lives in Israel have a GoFundMe crowd-funding webpage with the urgent message that they need $3,000 to travel to the U.S. to watch the Kansas City Royals and Baltimore Orioles square off for Major League Baseball’s (MLB) American League championship? Brothers Naftali and Yoni Schwartz, 27 and 25, respectively, are Kansas City natives. Even though they made aliyah with their [...]

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  • Blogs Sports Race Cars Speed Through Jerusalem in Amazing Exhibition

    Race Cars Speed Through Jerusalem in Amazing Exhibition

    Some 3,000 years ago, King David probably never imagined cars racing at 240 kilometers per hour (150 miles per hour) through the ancient capital of the Jewish people. But on Monday and Tuesday, October 6-7, thousands of Israelis lined the streets to watch Porsche, Audi, and Ferrari race cars fly through the capital against the backdrop of the Tower of David, the Old City Walls, and other city landmarks. The second annual non-competitive Jerusalem Formula One Road Show had been [...]

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  • Israel Sports NBA Superstar LeBron James Says He Wants to Visit Israel

    NBA Superstar LeBron James Says He Wants to Visit Israel

    Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James expressed interest in visiting Israel someday, local news site Cleveland.com reported on Sunday. Speaking to Israeli reporters before the Cleveland Cavaliers’ preseason debut against Maccabi Tel Aviv, the NBA star said he had never visited the Jewish state but “I want to look forward to going there if I get an opportunity to.” When asked by an Israeli reporter if there was “any chance that LeBron James and Cleveland comes to Tel Aviv,” the athlete said [...]

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  • Sports US & Canada Florida Rabbi Dominates Former Basketball Star Congressman in Hoops Showdown (VIDEO)

    Florida Rabbi Dominates Former Basketball Star Congressman in Hoops Showdown (VIDEO)

    A Florida-based Chabad rabbi put former basketball star, U.S. Congressman Curt Clawson to shame on the court when the two faced off one-on-one recently. A YouTube video, posted online on Tuesday, shows Rabbi Fishel Zaklos of Chabad of Naples shooting hoops with the Florida politician, who played basketball in high school and at Purdue University in Indiana. The game took place in the parking lot of the Chabad Jewish center run by Zaklos. During the 1-minute clip, Zaklos scores two impressive [...]

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  • Sports US & Canada David Blatt’s Cleveland Cavaliers Rout Maccabi Tel Aviv, 107-80

    David Blatt’s Cleveland Cavaliers Rout Maccabi Tel Aviv, 107-80

    JNS.org – Less than five months after leading Maccabi Tel Aviv to its sixth European basketball title, David Blatt, now the head coach of the NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers, routed his former team in an exhibition game on Sunday, with the Cavaliers dominating Maccabi 107-80 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. The 20,562 fans in attendance witnessed Lebron James’s first appearance in a Cavaliers uniform since he left the club in free agency for the Miami Heat four years ago. [...]

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