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Mahmoud Abbas Seeks to Sue UK Over Balfour Declaration, Calls on Arab League for Help July 26, 2016 9:50 am

Mahmoud Abbas Seeks to Sue UK Over Balfour Declaration, Calls on Arab League for Help

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas called for Britain to be prosecuted for the 1917...

Egyptian President Denies Rumors of Assassination Plot Behind His Decision Not to Attend Arab League Summit July 25, 2016 4:42 pm

Egyptian President Denies Rumors of Assassination Plot Behind His Decision Not to Attend Arab League Summit

Cairo denied rumors on Monday that the reason Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi canceled...

Hamas Ramps Up Recruitment of Female Terrorists, Trains Girls as Young as 15 July 25, 2016 1:14 pm

Hamas Ramps Up Recruitment of Female Terrorists, Trains Girls as Young as 15

JNS.org – Hamas is reportedly trying to recruit more women into its ranks and is now...

Iran Announces Discovery of Secret Terror Tunnel Intended to Carry Out Attacks in Islamic Republic July 25, 2016 11:30 am

Iran Announces Discovery of Secret Terror Tunnel Intended to Carry Out Attacks in Islamic Republic

Iran announced the discovery of a secret terror tunnel that was to be used to carry out sabotage...

Saudis Make Rare Visit to Israel, Meet With Foreign Ministry Director General July 24, 2016 9:53 am

Saudis Make Rare Visit to Israel, Meet With Foreign Ministry Director General

The head of a rare Saudi delegation to Israel and the West Bank met a senior Israeli government...

Columnist Says Israel ‘Last Hope’ for Arab Christians Before Total Annihilation July 22, 2016 6:43 pm

Columnist Says Israel ‘Last Hope’ for Arab Christians Before Total Annihilation

Arab Christians must come to understand that Israel represents their “last hope” to be...

Saudi Arabia Denies Renewing Fatwa Against Pokémon Go July 22, 2016 9:59 am

Saudi Arabia Denies Renewing Fatwa Against Pokémon Go

JNS.org – Saudi Arabia has denied that they renewed a 15-year-old fatwa that declares...

In New Threat to West, Iran Official Calls for Plans to Build Uranium-Enrichment Plant July 20, 2016 3:43 pm

In New Threat to West, Iran Official Calls for Plans to Build Uranium-Enrichment Plant

Iranian officials issued new threats against the West on Wednesday, warning that failure to...

National Security Expert: Israel, Saudi Arabia Covertly Cooperating Against Iran July 20, 2016 4:45 am

National Security Expert: Israel, Saudi Arabia Covertly Cooperating Against Iran

The director of Israel’s Institute for National Security Studies told France24 on...

Iran’s FM Raves About Country’s Ability to Bring Nuclear Program Back on Track July 19, 2016 10:04 am

Iran’s FM Raves About Country’s Ability to Bring Nuclear Program Back on Track

JNS.org – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif boasted about his country’s...

Documents Show Easing of Limits on Iran Nuclear Program Well Before Deal Expires July 19, 2016 10:01 am

Documents Show Easing of Limits on Iran Nuclear Program Well Before Deal Expires

Key restrictions on Iran’s nuclear program imposed under an internationally negotiated deal...

Netanyahu Slams PA for Condemning Terror in France While Encouraging It In Israel July 18, 2016 1:21 pm

Netanyahu Slams PA for Condemning Terror in France While Encouraging It In Israel

JNS.org – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday accused the Palestinian Authority...

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  • Arts and Culture Writer of Popular Kids Series to Premiere Autobiographical Solo Show ‘Not That Jewish’

    Writer of Popular Kids Series to Premiere Autobiographical Solo Show ‘Not That Jewish’

    The writer of a popular children’s television series will premiere an off-Broadway solo show called “Not That Jewish,” according to The Hollywood Reporter. Written and performed by Monica Piper — the Emmy Award-winning showrunner of Nickelodeon’s “Rugrats” — the show is described as “the autobiographical telling of a Jew…’ish’ girl’s life.” “Not That Jewish” explores Piper’s Bronx upbringing in a show-business family, her comedy-club debut and her “almost” night with former Yankees legend Mickey Mantle. “Audiences can expect to leave laughed-out, a little teary-eyed and […]

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  • Sports Scottish Soccer Team Will Fly to Israel on Private Jet Used by Madonna

    Scottish Soccer Team Will Fly to Israel on Private Jet Used by Madonna

    Scotland’s Celtic soccer club will fly to Israel with the same private jet Madonna used while on tour, The Scotsman reported on Monday. According to the report, the team is heading for the Jewish state to compete against Israel’s Hapoel Be’er Sheva on Tuesday night, and will be transported in the customized, luxurious Boeing 757-200 that the pop icon used in New Zealand for her six-month Rebel Heart tour, which wrapped up in March. The plane is on loan from Greece-based GainJet Aviation and can accommodate 62 passengers. The […]

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  • Arts and Culture Revealed: Actor Jonah Hill Officiated at Wedding of Fellow Jewish Star, Singer Adam Levine

    Revealed: Actor Jonah Hill Officiated at Wedding of Fellow Jewish Star, Singer Adam Levine

    Jewish actor Jonah Hill revealed on Wednesday morning that he had officiated the wedding of good friend and Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine. The “War Dogs” actor, 32, was a guest on Sirius XM’s The Howard Stern Show when the conversation turned to Levine’s July 2014 wedding to Victoria’s Secret model Behati Prinsloo. Hill said that after he was asked to officiate the nuptials, he started getting worried about the type of speech he was going to deliver. “I’m writing all these things, and then I […]

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  • Arts and Culture Music Jewish Indie Rocker Dedicates New ‘Refugee’ Track to Grandfather Who Fled Nazi Persecution

    Jewish Indie Rocker Dedicates New ‘Refugee’ Track to Grandfather Who Fled Nazi Persecution

    Jewish indie singer Ezra Furman released a song on Wednesday that he said was dedicated to his grandfather, who escaped Nazi persecution. Furman told the website Consequence of Sound that the new track, called “The Refugee,” is his “first song entirely concerned with my Jewish background and present, a song dedicated to my grandfather who fled the Nazis, as well as to all of the refugees desperate for a home today.” He added, “May all the wanderers find the homes they seek, and […]

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  • Arts and Culture Uncanny Toy Replica of Israeli ‘Wonder Woman’ Gal Gadot Auctioning on eBay for Over $1,600

    Uncanny Toy Replica of Israeli ‘Wonder Woman’ Gal Gadot Auctioning on eBay for Over $1,600

    An artist is auctioning on eBay a Wonder Woman doll he purchased and repainted to create an uncanny replica of Israeli actress Gal Gadot, who will play the superhero in an upcoming 2017 spin-off film. Noel Cruz purchased a 19-inch action figure of the Batman v Superman star and replaced its plastic hair with a new wig, and added a material belt and Princess Diana’s lasso, according to the blog Io9, which first reported on Cruz’s work. He then painted the doll to make it look like the […]

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  • Arts and Culture British Jewish Star Daniel Radcliffe Hopes New Movie About Neo-Nazis Will Spark Dialogue to Defeat Antisemitic Rhetoric

    British Jewish Star Daniel Radcliffe Hopes New Movie About Neo-Nazis Will Spark Dialogue to Defeat Antisemitic Rhetoric

    Racist and antisemitic rhetoric supported by white supremacists can be defeated by opening channels for meaningful dialogue, British-Jewish actor Daniel Radcliffe said, ahead of the release of his new film, in which he plays an undercover FBI agent infiltrating a neo-Nazi group. “[White supremacist ideologies] have more power the less we talk about them. So hopefully this does start a kind of conversation, which would be a tiny part of a much larger conversation that needs to happen,” the actor, 27, told The […]

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  • Sports Olympic Gold Medalist Gabby Douglas Reveals She Can Read, Speak Hebrew

    Olympic Gold Medalist Gabby Douglas Reveals She Can Read, Speak Hebrew

    Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas knows how to read and speak “a little” Hebrew, she revealed in the Aug. 15 issue of Us Weekly. The 20-year-old gymnast, who told the magazine that her favorite book is the Bible, was featured in a spread about the USA gymnastics team — which was awarded the gold medal in the women’s all-around finals at the Olympics in Rio on Aug. 9. In her 2012 memoir, In Grace, Gold, and Glory: My Leap of Faith, Douglas wrote that her […]

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  • Features Ben-Gurion University Institute Tackles Water Shortages, Hygiene in Developing Countries

    Ben-Gurion University Institute Tackles Water Shortages, Hygiene in Developing Countries

    JNS.org – Israeli water experts believe that by 2050, almost half of the world’s population will live in countries with a chronic water shortage. What’s causing the shortfall is population growth, which leads to a greater demand for food, increased pollution and climate instability, according to Prof. Noam Weisbrod, director of the Zuckerberg Institute for Water Research (ZIWR) in the Jacob Blaustein Institute for Desert Research at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. In Israel’s Negev Desert, which has long been plagued […]

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