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Iran Unveils Cellphone Game Simulating Missile Strikes Against Israeli Targets July 12, 2015 8:29 pm

Iran Unveils Cellphone Game Simulating Missile Strikes Against Israeli Targets

Iran unveiled a new cellphone game last Friday which simulates missile strikes against targets...

Iran State Media Says Final Nuclear Agreement Meets All Khamenei’s Demands July 12, 2015 4:56 pm

Iran State Media Says Final Nuclear Agreement Meets All Khamenei’s Demands

The final nuclear agreement between Iran and the P5+1 world powers reportedly set to be announced...

‘It’s Now Time to Decide,’ Says French Foreign Minister on Iran Nuclear Deal July 12, 2015 1:21 am

‘It’s Now Time to Decide,’ Says French Foreign Minister on Iran Nuclear Deal

World powers talked deep into the night seeking to break a deadlock in marathon negotiations...

Iran Supreme Leader Promises Continued Fight Against US July 12, 2015 1:09 am

Iran Supreme Leader Promises Continued Fight Against US

As negotiators at Iran nuclear talks labored to make headway, the country’s supreme...

Arch-Terrorist Nasrallah Says Iran Only Remaining Hope for ‘Liberating Palestine’ July 11, 2015 1:30 pm

Arch-Terrorist Nasrallah Says Iran Only Remaining Hope for ‘Liberating Palestine’

Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah gave his annual speech Friday to mark “Al-Quds Day,”...

Major Jewish Group Calls on Obama to Denounce Iran’s ‘Quds Day’ Rallies Featuring ‘Death to Israel’ Chants July 10, 2015 2:39 pm

Major Jewish Group Calls on Obama to Denounce Iran’s ‘Quds Day’ Rallies Featuring ‘Death to Israel’ Chants

Major Jewish human-rights group the Simon Wiesenthal Center called on U.S. President Barack...

Pope Francis Condemns ‘Genocide’ of Christians in the Middle East July 10, 2015 9:40 am

Pope Francis Condemns ‘Genocide’ of Christians in the Middle East

JNS.org – Pope Francis demanded an end to the “genocide” of Middle East Christians...

Former US Defense Official Says Obama’s Iran Deal Will ‘Bring Disequilibrium to the Middle East’ July 9, 2015 3:28 pm

Former US Defense Official Says Obama’s Iran Deal Will ‘Bring Disequilibrium to the Middle East’

The nuclear deal pursued by the Obama administration will bring “dis-equilibrium to...

Abbas Recalls Palestinian Envoy After Facing Pressure Over Antisemitic Comments July 9, 2015 2:21 pm

Abbas Recalls Palestinian Envoy After Facing Pressure Over Antisemitic Comments

Following condemnations from Jewish groups, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas...

Palestinian Terrorist’s Father Calls His Son ‘Hero’ in TV Interview (VIDEO) July 9, 2015 10:29 am

Palestinian Terrorist’s Father Calls His Son ‘Hero’ in TV Interview (VIDEO)

JNS.org – The Palestinian news agency Ma’an recently conducted an interview on the...

Hamas Official Calls for Release of Rearrested Gilad Schalit Convicts Before Talks on New Prisoner Swap July 9, 2015 9:28 am

Hamas Official Calls for Release of Rearrested Gilad Schalit Convicts Before Talks on New Prisoner Swap

A senior Hamas official said Thursday that the organization would be willing to carry out...

Hamas Holding Two Israelis Hostage Since Last September July 9, 2015 9:15 am

Hamas Holding Two Israelis Hostage Since Last September

JNS.org – The Palestinian terrorist group Hamas has been holding two Israeli citizens...

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  • Relationships Yossi Vardi Credits Pushy Jewish Mother for His Startup Success

    Yossi Vardi Credits Pushy Jewish Mother for His Startup Success

    Millionaire entrepreneur Yossi Vardi credited his success in start-ups to his Jewish mother continuously pushing him to do better, Daily Mail reported on Thursday. “Jewish mothers are never satisfied and nothing is ever good enough,” he said, adding that his mother, who died 15 years ago, used to compare him with his cousins and say he was “an idiot.” “For most of my life I have been trying to show her I’m not,” he continued. “I keep on trying even now.” Vardi, […]

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  • Theater US & Canada Seth Rogen Unveils New Christmas Movie — ‘Will Open on Thanksgiving, Made by Jews’ (VIDEO)

    Seth Rogen Unveils New Christmas Movie — ‘Will Open on Thanksgiving, Made by Jews’ (VIDEO)

    Famed actor Seth Rogen on Tuesday unveiled with typical comic fanfare the trailer for his new Christmas film. The movie “was made by Jews… and opens on Thanksgiving,” Rogen pointed out on Twitter. The Night Before tells the tale of three “ride or die homies” celebrating one last debauchery-filled Christmas Eve reunion before they become too busy to keep up their annual tradition. In an effort to make the night as memorable as possible, they set out to find the “Nutcracka Ball – the […]

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  • Arts and Culture Jewish History Art Can Inspire Faith; It Can Also Empower Destructive Ideologies

    Art Can Inspire Faith; It Can Also Empower Destructive Ideologies

    A June 2015 art exhibit, “The Transformative Power of Art,” at the United Nations headquarters in New York City, harnessed the universal language of art to convey an important message: “Our fragile Mother Earth faces the devastating consequences of climate change, a defining challenge of our time.” The exhibit also included sixteen portraits of people from all over the world who have “contributed to the common good of humanity in one way or another and have transformed the way we […]

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  • Israel Sports Israeli Muslim Cage Fighter Says He’s Proud to Fight Under Jewish State’s Flag

    Israeli Muslim Cage Fighter Says He’s Proud to Fight Under Jewish State’s Flag

    A 32-year-old Circassian Israeli Muslim Mixed Martial Arts fighter from Abu Ghosh says he takes pride in fighting under the Israeli flag, Israel’s Walla reported on Sunday. Like most Circassian Israelis, Jackie “the Punishment” Gosh was born Sunni Muslim. He became observant about eight years ago, and is now scrupulous in following his religion’s tenets, praying five times a day and fasting during the holy month of Ramadan. Gosh is also very proud of his Israeli nationality, and sees no contradiction between […]

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  • Israel Music New Mark Skinner Documentary Explores Jewish, Arab Rap Scene in Israel (VIDEO)

    New Mark Skinner Documentary Explores Jewish, Arab Rap Scene in Israel (VIDEO)

    A new documentary explores the lives and work of Jewish and Arab rappers in Israel and how the ongoing conflict in the region has impacted their lyrics, the U.K.’s Jewish Chronicle reported on Thursday. Hip Hop in the Holy Land is a six-part series co-directed by Mike Skinner, the British frontman of hip-hop group The Streets, and produced by Noisey, a music channel published by Vice news. The first episode, published last week, shows Skinner meeting with Tamer Nafar, the founder of one of […]

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  • Sports US & Canada 49ers Running Back Jarryd Hayne Apologizes for ‘Hurtful’ Jesus Tweets

    49ers Running Back Jarryd Hayne Apologizes for ‘Hurtful’ Jesus Tweets

    New 49ers running back and Australian rugby star Jarryd Hayne apologized on Wednesday for a tweet in which he raised the age-old myth that Jews were historically responsible for Jesus Christ’s death. Reaching out to his Jewish fans, and the chairman of the B’nai B’rith Anti-Defamation Commission, Hayne tweeted: “To the Jewish community @DvirAbramovich #WeAreAllOne.” Underneath, he keenly included a screenshot of a text message to elaborate on his apology: “I sincerely apologize for my tweets on July 1. I […]

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  • Theater Israeli Actress Gal Gadot Recalls Being ‘Extremely Surprised’ at Winning Miss Israel Contest

    Israeli Actress Gal Gadot Recalls Being ‘Extremely Surprised’ at Winning Miss Israel Contest

    Israeli actress Gal Gadot reminisced about her childhood in Israel during an interview published in this month’s edition of Vanity Fair. “I don’t remember this, but my mom told me that when I was three they threw a party on the rooftop of the house. They put me to bed, and I heard people coming into the house and no one came to me. I went to the rooftop and took a hose and I started to spray water on everyone, just […]

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  • Blogs Features Wounded Israeli Soldiers Unite With American Veterans to Help Their ‘Brothers for Life’ Heal (INTERVIEW)

    Wounded Israeli Soldiers Unite With American Veterans to Help Their ‘Brothers for Life’ Heal (INTERVIEW)

    An Israeli organization is helping wounded U.S. veterans move past their physical and psychological challenges by connecting them with injured Israeli soldiers who understand what they’ve been through. “What we discovered very early is that there’s no ‘professional, psychiatrist, social worker’ or anything like that [or] pills that can come even close to helping a soldier who fought in combat, who was wounded, who lost his friends. No one can help him like another person who’s been through exactly what he has,” Rabbi Chaim Levine, […]

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