Middle East

Turkey PM Erdogan Accuses West and Arab Nations of ‘Double Standards’ for Failure to Condemn Egypt Coup July 19, 2013 11:00 pm

Turkey PM Erdogan Accuses West and Arab Nations of ‘Double Standards’ for Failure to Condemn Egypt Coup

JPost – Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan accused Western and Arab nations of “double...

Muslim Brotherhood Attacks Coptic Christians After Morsi’s Ouster July 19, 2013 2:10 pm

Muslim Brotherhood Attacks Coptic Christians After Morsi’s Ouster

JNS.0rg – Coptic Christian Egyptians are being subjected to increasing religious violence...

Muslim Brotherhood Calls for Friday Protests; Sinai on Lock Down; Mansour Vows to Battle for Security ‘to the End’ July 19, 2013 9:42 am

Muslim Brotherhood Calls for Friday Protests; Sinai on Lock Down; Mansour Vows to Battle for Security ‘to the End’

The Muslim Brotherhood and groups opposing former Islamist-Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi...

Iran’s President-Elect Calls Israel a ‘Miserable Country,’ Rejects Call for Nuclear Halt July 18, 2013 12:35 pm

Iran’s President-Elect Calls Israel a ‘Miserable Country,’ Rejects Call for Nuclear Halt

Much like his predecessor, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Iran’s President-elect Hasan Rouhani...

Muslims Demonstrate for Morsi on Temple Mount, Call for Destruction of U.S., European Countries (VIDEO) July 17, 2013 12:58 pm

Muslims Demonstrate for Morsi on Temple Mount, Call for Destruction of U.S., European Countries (VIDEO)

Upon the Temple Mount, on the first Friday of Ramadan, last week, a demonstration was held...

Syrian Gunmen Fire at IDF Patrol in Southern Golan Heights July 17, 2013 7:44 am

Syrian Gunmen Fire at IDF Patrol in Southern Golan Heights

Times of Israel – Two Syrian gunmen of unknown affiliation infiltrated an unmanned IDF...

Despite Islamic Law, Arrests, Iran Seeks to Become Major Tourist Destination July 16, 2013 11:30 am

Despite Islamic Law, Arrests, Iran Seeks to Become Major Tourist Destination

Iran hopes to become a major tourist destination, and the sector is relying on President-elect...

Report: At Least 7 Killed in New Round of Egypt Violence July 16, 2013 7:44 am

Report: At Least 7 Killed in New Round of Egypt Violence

Fox News – A senior Health Ministry official says clashes overnight between police...

U.S. Fears Iran Will Develop Nuclear Bomb ‘Under the Radar’ July 15, 2013 12:11 pm

U.S. Fears Iran Will Develop Nuclear Bomb ‘Under the Radar’

JNS.org – The United States is concerned that Iran would somehow be able to deceive...

Turkey: We Still Consider Morsi to be Legitimate President of Egypt July 15, 2013 10:55 am

Turkey: We Still Consider Morsi to be Legitimate President of Egypt

Turkey still considers recently ousted Islamist Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi to be the...

Terrorists Attack Work Bus in Sinai, Kill 3, Wound 17 July 15, 2013 9:56 am

Terrorists Attack Work Bus in Sinai, Kill 3, Wound 17

At least three people were killed and 17 wounded when terrorists fired rockets at a bus carrying...

Turkey Denies Report it Allowed Israel to Use Base for Syria Strike July 15, 2013 9:00 am

Turkey Denies Report it Allowed Israel to Use Base for Syria Strike

Turkey has denied reports Monday that Israel used an air force base in the country to launch...

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  • Blogs Book Reviews The Origins of Palestinian Refugee Relief Efforts (REVIEW)

    The Origins of Palestinian Refugee Relief Efforts (REVIEW)

    Romirowsky and Joffe’s book Religion, Politics and the Origins of Palestine Refugee Relief is an important volume for those interested in truly understanding the origins of the Palestinian refugee issue. Utilizing a treasure trove of newly released documents, the authors link UNRWA’s (United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine) origins to the Quakers/American Friends Service Committee (AFSC). For those readers who thought they knew most of the Middle East story, Romirowsky and Joffe’s version provides another twist. The authors meticulously [...]

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  • Sports Israeli Soccer Team Faces Prospect of International Ban

    Israeli Soccer Team Faces Prospect of International Ban

    The Israel National soccer team could be facing a World Cup ban, and other soccer sanctions, unless it alleviates travel restrictions and increases field access for Palestinian players and coaches. The head of the Palestinian Football Association is pushing for international soccer’s governing body, the Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA), to issue a ban on Israel competing internationally, claiming Israel’s restrictive travel for Palestinians is equivalent to a form of oppression. “It’s not only the athletes,” Jibril Rajoub explains. [...]

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  • Beliefs and concepts Book Reviews Jewish Author of ‘Eat to Live’ Dishes on Health Care, Nutrition, Disease Prevention

    Jewish Author of ‘Eat to Live’ Dishes on Health Care, Nutrition, Disease Prevention

    JNS.org – While the national debate on “Obamacare” rages on past the recent March 31 sign-up deadline, bestselling Jewish author Dr. Joel Fuhrman says the “current disease care model of what we call ‘health care’ cannot possibly be sustained.” “There is simply not enough money available to support a system in which the lion’s share of expenditures is devoted to acute care, with virtually nothing being spent on preventive medicine, i.e. health care,” Fuhrman says in an interview. “To make [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Jewish Identity ‘Tears of Color’ Art Exhibit Shows Struggles of Israelis With Eating Disorders

    ‘Tears of Color’ Art Exhibit Shows Struggles of Israelis With Eating Disorders

    JNS.org – “This is how I want to be—without fear. Independent. I want to be like a bird. I want to spread my wings.” So reads part of the description beneath one of the 30 paintings on display until the end of May at the ZOA House in Tel Aviv. The collection represents the first-ever art exhibit of its kind: an exhibit created entirely by Israelis in treatment for eating disorders. Dubbed “Tears of Color,” based on one of the [...]

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  • Beliefs and concepts Book Reviews Overprotective or Loving? Daughters Reflect on Jewish Mothers in New Anthology

    Overprotective or Loving? Daughters Reflect on Jewish Mothers in New Anthology

    JNS.org – Rachel Ament noticed that she and her friends often shared humorous anecdotes that were typically variations on a theme: overprotective, worrying Jewish moms who smothered them with love. That included Ament’s own mother. “My mom is probably every Jewish stereotype scrunched into one,” the Washington, DC, resident tells JNS.org. “At the root of all these stereotypical, worrying, overprotective moms, is love.” A social media writer for Capital One, as well as a freelance writer, Ament decided about three years [...]

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  • Book Reviews Commentary ‎Kosher Lust: Love is Not the Answer (REVIEW)

    ‎Kosher Lust: Love is Not the Answer (REVIEW)

    Kosher Lust, by Shmuley Boteach (Gefen Publishing House, 2014). You really do want to find something positive to say about Shmuley Boteach. He is a phenomenon; very bright, an articulate bundle of energy and self-promotion. Anyone who has the chutzpah to describe himself as “America’s Rabbi” deserves ten out of ten for effort. I believe that along with most Chabad alumni, official and unofficial, he does a lot of good and is a sort of national treasure. In this world [...]

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  • Jewish Identity Theater Hollywood’s Revisiting of Passover’s Exodus Story a Part of Throwback ‘Year of the Bible’

    Hollywood’s Revisiting of Passover’s Exodus Story a Part of Throwback ‘Year of the Bible’

    JNS.org – In a throwback to the golden age of cinema, Hollywood has declared 2014 the “Year of the Bible.” From Ridley Scott’s Exodus starring Christian Bale as Moses, to Russell Crowe playing Noah, Hollywood is gambling on new innovations in technology and star power to revisit some of the most popular stories ever told. “It’s definitely a throwback to the 1950s and early ’60s,” Dr. Stephen J. Whitfield, an American Studies professor at Brandeis University, told JNS.org. Starting with The [...]

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  • Arts and Culture US & Canada ‘Jewish Giant’ Headlines New York Jewish Museum Exhibit

    ‘Jewish Giant’ Headlines New York Jewish Museum Exhibit

    Eddie Carmel, dubbed “The Jewish Giant” by American photographer Diane Arbus, is the centerpiece of a new exhibit opening April 11 at The Jewish Museum in New York. Arbus met Carmel, who was billed “The World’s Tallest Man,” at Hubert’s Dime Museum and Flea Circus in 1959 but waited until 1970 to photograph him at his parents’ home in the Bronx, according to the museum. The son of immigrants from Tel Aviv, Carmel posed for Arbus with his head bowed to [...]

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