Middle East

Lebanese Soldier Wounded in Cross-Border Shootout With IDF October 5, 2014 10:50 am

Lebanese Soldier Wounded in Cross-Border Shootout With IDF

Times of Israel – A soldier in southern Lebanon was wounded by fire from the Israeli...

ISIS Document Reveals Plan to Fight Iran for Islamic State’s Nuclear Secrets October 5, 2014 10:48 am

ISIS Document Reveals Plan to Fight Iran for Islamic State’s Nuclear Secrets

Ynet – The Islamic State is preparing to wage war on Iran in order to obtain the secrets...

Pakistan Taliban Declares Support for ISIS Militants: ‘We Are Proud of Your Conquests’ October 5, 2014 10:35 am

Pakistan Taliban Declares Support for ISIS Militants: ‘We Are Proud of Your Conquests’

BBC – The Pakistani Taliban have expressed their support for Islamic State (IS) militants...

U.N. Nuclear Watchdog Team to Visit Tehran for Talks October 3, 2014 10:14 am

U.N. Nuclear Watchdog Team to Visit Tehran for Talks

Reuters – A high-level U.N. nuclear watchdog team will visit Tehran for talks in coming...

Anti-Semites Gather in Iran for Regime Sponsored Hate-Fest October 2, 2014 4:06 pm

Anti-Semites Gather in Iran for Regime Sponsored Hate-Fest

Anti-Semites and radical anti-Zionists from the United States and Europe have converged on...

Tehran ‘Has Much To Hide’ Over Nuclear Program, Members of Congress Tell Kerry October 2, 2014 2:14 pm

Tehran ‘Has Much To Hide’ Over Nuclear Program, Members of Congress Tell Kerry

More than 300 members of the House of Representatives have signed a letter to U.S. Secretary...

Abbas Calls on United Nations Security Council to Set November 2016 Deadline for Israeli Withdrawal October 2, 2014 7:29 am

Abbas Calls on United Nations Security Council to Set November 2016 Deadline for Israeli Withdrawal

Jerusalem Post – Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said he had submitted...

Jordan: IDF Helped Us Destroy Israeli Spy Devices From 1969 October 1, 2014 12:29 pm

Jordan: IDF Helped Us Destroy Israeli Spy Devices From 1969

JNS.org - Jordan’s military chief revealed Tuesday that what was previously identified...

Former Islamic State Fighter: Recruits Assigned to Suicide Squads ‘Because They Were Useless’ October 1, 2014 11:59 am

Former Islamic State Fighter: Recruits Assigned to Suicide Squads ‘Because They Were Useless’

Islamic State foreign recruits were placed in suicide units because they served no other use...

Abbas Threatens PA Will Join ICC if UN Fails to Secure Israeli Withdraw From West Bank October 1, 2014 10:57 am

Abbas Threatens PA Will Join ICC if UN Fails to Secure Israeli Withdraw From West Bank

Ynet – The Palestinian Authority will join the International Criminal Court and possibly...

Iraq’s Assyrian Christians Form Militia to Fight Islamic State September 30, 2014 9:14 pm

Iraq’s Assyrian Christians Form Militia to Fight Islamic State

JNS.org – Iraqi Assyrian Christians have formed the country’s first Christian militia...

Iranian Nuclear Physicist Killed by His Own Country, Not Israel, Sister Says September 30, 2014 10:26 am

Iranian Nuclear Physicist Killed by His Own Country, Not Israel, Sister Says

JNS.org- A new report by The Media Line news agency indicates that Iran’s Revolutionary...

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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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