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Iranian Deputy FM: Tehran Will Not Compromise ‘Nuclear Rights’ October 21, 2013 10:30 am

Iranian Deputy FM: Tehran Will Not Compromise ‘Nuclear Rights’

Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister Seyed Abbas Araqchi told Iranian lawmakers on Sunday...

Egyptian PM, Leaders Condemn Deadly Attack on Christians October 21, 2013 9:37 am

Egyptian PM, Leaders Condemn Deadly Attack on Christians

Washington Post – CAIRO — Egypt’s government and religious leaders on Monday condemned...

Popularity of Egypt’s General El-Sisi Soars October 21, 2013 9:34 am

Popularity of Egypt’s General El-Sisi Soars

Guardian – Egyptian chocolate-maker Bahira Galal does not hide her support for Egypt‘s...

Four Dead in Egypt Christian Wedding Attack October 21, 2013 8:52 am

Four Dead in Egypt Christian Wedding Attack

JNS.org - Egypt’s Ministry of Health announced that the death toll of the attack on an...

Netanyahu: Iran Systematically Misled International Community October 20, 2013 10:42 am

Netanyahu: Iran Systematically Misled International Community

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday cautioned the international community...

Arab Family Declines Yad Vashem Recognition October 20, 2013 10:07 am

Arab Family Declines Yad Vashem Recognition

JNS.org – The family of Egyptian physician Dr. Mohamed Helmy, the first Arab to receive...

Iranian Leaders Divided Over Nuclear Talks October 19, 2013 9:31 pm

Iranian Leaders Divided Over Nuclear Talks

WSJ – BEIRUT – The revival of nuclear talks between Iran and world powers has...

Egypt Looks to Russia for Arms Following U.S. Freeze October 19, 2013 9:00 am

Egypt Looks to Russia for Arms Following U.S. Freeze

Times of Israel – Egypt is looking to Russia to supply it with arms now that the US...

Report: Details of Iran Nuclear Proposal Revealed October 18, 2013 9:00 pm

Report: Details of Iran Nuclear Proposal Revealed

Ynet - Iran has put forward a new proposal to resolve the nuclear crisis that includes a...

Syrian Civil War Causes One-Third of Country’s Christians to Flee Their Homes October 18, 2013 2:21 pm

Syrian Civil War Causes One-Third of Country’s Christians to Flee Their Homes

JNS.org – According to a Syrian Christian leader, nearly one-third of Syria’s native...

More American Jews Choose to Study Arab World, Results Vary October 18, 2013 1:13 pm

More American Jews Choose to Study Arab World, Results Vary

More Americans than ever are taking up studies of the Arab world and many of them are Jewish,...

Iranian FM on Facebook Accuses Israel of Seeking to Undermine Talks October 18, 2013 9:58 am

Iranian FM on Facebook Accuses Israel of Seeking to Undermine Talks

Iran is taking to social media to counter what it claims are Israeli attempts to stymie the...

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  • Arts and Culture Blogs 10 New Hollywood Movies That Aim to Show Support for Israel (SATIRE)

    10 New Hollywood Movies That Aim to Show Support for Israel (SATIRE)

    Ten major film studios are currently in production on projects that promote a decidedly pro-Israeli narrative. In famously liberal Hollywood, such a development has left mouths agape and set tongues a wagging. Since the Jewish State began defending itself from the thousands of rockets that Hamas has hurled at it – as well as ongoing terror attacks and murders, the overwhelming number of Tinseltown’s producers, directors, actors, and studio moguls have remained indifferent to the plight of millions of Israeli [...]

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  • Featured Israel Sports So Close: Israeli Judoka Loses Crown in World Cup Final, Finishes With Silver (VIDEO)

    So Close: Israeli Judoka Loses Crown in World Cup Final, Finishes With Silver (VIDEO)

    Israeli Judoka Yarden Gerbi (63kg), 25, of Netanya, on Thursday lost the final round at the Judo World Cup, and her world title to Clarisse Agbegnenou of France, at a match held in Russia. “I have mixed feelings,” Gerbi told Israeli Army radio. But, “I shouldn’t assume that I’d win the world Judo championship twice in a row,” she admitted. Gerbi won gold in Rio De Janeiro last year. “When I made my decision, I knew it was going to [...]

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  • Book Reviews Jewish Identity Surviving the Holocaust by Hiding Their Faith (REVIEW)

    Surviving the Holocaust by Hiding Their Faith (REVIEW)

    “Jews Out!” was just the name of a child’s game that three little girls played in World War II Europe. But all is not as it seems because the three girls were Jewish, but hiding their true identities. In award-winning author R. D. Rosen’s riveting non-fiction work, Such Good Girls, “Jews Out!” wasn’t a game; it was a struggle for survival. The girls, Sophie, Flora, and Carla, grew up at a time and a place that did not allow them [...]

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  • Music Personalities Twenty Years On, the Real and Radical Legacy of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach

    Twenty Years On, the Real and Radical Legacy of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach

    JNS.org – “He was part hippie, part yippie, part beatnik, and part New Age,” wrote Elli Wohlgelernter in a Jerusalem Post eulogy in 1994, following the Oct. 20 passing of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach. Twenty years later, more robust accounts of Carlebach’s life have come to the surface. Earlier this year, Natan Ophir published the book Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach: Life, Mission & Legacy. This past summer, Rabbi Shlomo Katz’s The Soul of Jerusalem hit the shelves. But even the authors will admit [...]

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  • Blogs Music Beatlemania Invades the Gaza Strip (SATIRE)

    Beatlemania Invades the Gaza Strip (SATIRE)

    As Hamas loses its grip on power in the Gaza Strip as a result of war, poverty and disillusionment, the Islamist terrorist group has developed an ingenious way to raise the moral of the 1.7 million Palestinian Arabs it was elected to serve. While currently focused on delivering a rocket into every Israeli home, Hamas has not left its own people behind. To gently wipe away the tears of children strategically placed inside kindergartens as human shields, the Hamas Interior Ministry has [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Spirituality/Tradition Removing Jesus’ Jewish Identity From Artwork

    Removing Jesus’ Jewish Identity From Artwork

    In a strong statement that challenges the historic divide between Christianity and Judaism, Pope Francis recently proclaimed, “Inside every Christian is a Jew.” But if you look at Renaissance artworks that depict Jesus, you will not find any evidence of a Jew inside the Christianized Jesus — even though the Gospels in the New Testament tell us that Jesus was Jewish to the core. Getting that point across to the public is a daunting task, as I learned in interviews I [...]

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  • Music Personalities Recycling His Roots

    Recycling His Roots

    JNS.org – Having started his career playing on his family’s pots and pans, Jewish musician Billy Jonas has maintained this homemade performance ethic while spreading his messages of simple living and environmentalism to a shared home throughout the world. After beginning in the kitchen, Jonas soon moved to the music room, where he picked up the piano, guitar, and trombone. These days, the multi-talented multi-instrumentalist plays on with pretty much anything he can find, including cans, bottles buckets, and other recycled-object [...]

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  • Book Reviews Personalities Jewish Renewal Movement Founder’s Insights Form a New Guide for Senior Living

    Jewish Renewal Movement Founder’s Insights Form a New Guide for Senior Living

    JNS.org – Sara Davidson’s The December Project is a new book that should be read by all senior citizens, and by those who hope to live a long life, for it raises a question that most of us have not been taught how to answer: What should we do in that final stage of our lives? Many of us continue working past the traditional retirement age of 65, not because we need the money and not because we find the [...]

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