Middle East

Muslim Brotherhood Official, Clinton Employee Arrested in Egypt September 19, 2013 7:00 pm

Muslim Brotherhood Official, Clinton Employee Arrested in Egypt

FOX News – A senior Muslim Brotherhood official who, until recently, had been employed...

Obama Ready to Test if Iranian President Rouhani is Open to Dialogue September 18, 2013 8:44 am

Obama Ready to Test if Iranian President Rouhani is Open to Dialogue

Reuters – President Barack Obama said on Tuesday that Iran’s new President Hassan...

Hezbollah Calls for Attack on Israel at Pro-Assad Conference September 18, 2013 8:34 am

Hezbollah Calls for Attack on Israel at Pro-Assad Conference

JNS.org - Hezbollah pledged its support for the government of Syria on Monday at a conference...

Report: ​Syrian Civil War Rebels Are Nearly Half Jihadist or Islamist September 17, 2013 9:31 pm

Report: ​Syrian Civil War Rebels Are Nearly Half Jihadist or Islamist

JNS.org - Nearly half of the Syrian civil war’s rebel fighters are aligned with jihadist...

Technical Glitch Momentarily Restores Social Media Access in Iran September 17, 2013 2:47 pm

Technical Glitch Momentarily Restores Social Media Access in Iran

A technical glitch briefly restored access to social media sites Twitter and Facebook Monday...

Israeli Law Center: Facebook is Violating Iran Sanctions September 17, 2013 1:23 pm

Israeli Law Center: Facebook is Violating Iran Sanctions

JNS.org - The Shurat HaDin Israel Law Center threatened on Monday to take legal action against...

Tentative Iran Nuclear Concession Draws Skepticism in Israel September 17, 2013 1:18 pm

Tentative Iran Nuclear Concession Draws Skepticism in Israel

JNS.org – Israeli officials reacted with skepticism to a report by the German newspaper Der...

Egyptian Military Storms Islamist Held Village September 16, 2013 8:33 pm

Egyptian Military Storms Islamist Held Village

JNS.org - Egyptian security forces stormed Delga, an Islamist-controlled village in central...

Report: Turkey to Ask U.S. to Prepare ‘Plan B’ For Syria September 16, 2013 2:04 pm

Report: Turkey to Ask U.S. to Prepare ‘Plan B’ For Syria

Turkey is set to ask the United States to prepare a “Plan B” for Syria if a current agreement...

Report: Netanyahu Proposed Settling Gazans in Sinai to Mubarak September 16, 2013 12:17 pm

Report: Netanyahu Proposed Settling Gazans in Sinai to Mubarak

JNS.org - Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu...

Gulf Countries Meet to Coordinate Further Sanctions Against Hezbollah September 16, 2013 10:31 am

Gulf Countries Meet to Coordinate Further Sanctions Against Hezbollah

Senior officials of the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) met Sunday in Riyadh, Saudi...

Syria Chemical Weapons Deal a Victory for Iran and its Allies, Iranian Official Says September 16, 2013 8:49 am

Syria Chemical Weapons Deal a Victory for Iran and its Allies, Iranian Official Says

JNS.org - The newly announced Russian-American deal to disarm Syria of chemical weapons,...

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  • Education Why We Should Invest in Jewish Children

    Why We Should Invest in Jewish Children

    JNS.org – My wife Suzy and I will never forget our wedding day. It was not just the uplifting ceremony and beautiful party that left an indelible mark. Some life-altering advice that we received from one of our guests informed and shaped our lives from that day forward. My high school teacher, Rabbi Moshe Yagid, pulled us aside just before the chuppah and challenged us to choose one mitzvah that would be the foundation of our marriage and our lives. He explained [...]

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  • Jewish Identity Sports LeBron James’ New Coach Shaped by Summer on Kibbutz and Jewish ‘Life Lessons’

    LeBron James’ New Coach Shaped by Summer on Kibbutz and Jewish ‘Life Lessons’

    JNS.org – Influenced by his Jewish upbringing and a summer on a kibbutz, basketball coach David Blatt is embarking on his highest-profile challenge yet: coaching LeBron James, the four-time National Basketball Association (NBA) Most Valuable Player who has made waves for returning to his hometown Cleveland Cavaliers. After guiding Israel’s storied Maccabi Tel Aviv basketball franchise to its 51st Israeli league championship and 6th Euroleague title this past season, Blatt landed the Cavaliers head-coaching job in June. Just weeks later, [...]

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  • Food Jewish Identity Young Syrian Jewish Restauranteur Continues a Family Legacy

    Young Syrian Jewish Restauranteur Continues a Family Legacy

    JNS.org – At the turn of the century, a young Jewish immigrant arrived in New York. So begins the history of many American Jewish families. It is 27-year-old Albert Allaham’s story, too, with a few unusual twists. Albert’s “century” is the 21st—he arrived almost 100 years after the massive waves of European Jewish immigration. Rather than coming from a small town along the Danube river, his shtetl was Damascus. His first American business was not a pushcart on the Lower East [...]

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  • Book Reviews Jewish Identity A Holistic Look at the Rebbe’s Life and Career (REVIEW)

    A Holistic Look at the Rebbe’s Life and Career (REVIEW)

    Did you know that in the entire Bible, only one birthday is mentioned and it is that of Pharaoh? And did you know that according to some scientists, by accepting Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity, it is impossible to prove or disprove that the sun is the gravitational center of our solar system? In his new book, REBBE, best-selling author Joseph Telushkin reveals many surprising and sometimes shocking details as he chronicles the life and teachings of the charismatic Rabbi [...]

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  • Food Mitzvos New Jerusalem Eatery’s Uniform Pricing Seeks to ‘Help People Make It’

    New Jerusalem Eatery’s Uniform Pricing Seeks to ‘Help People Make It’

    JNS.org – Omelet sandwich: 5 shekels. Iced coffee: 5 shekels. Tuna sandwich: 5 shekels. Fresh-squeezed orange juice: 5 shekels. Cheese bureka: 5 shekels. There’s plenty more on the Cofizz menu, but you get the idea. Dani Mizrahi and Amir Amshalm, two Israeli men in their early 30s, asked themselves: Why not launch a take-out food joint in busy neighborhoods around Jerusalem where everything—and that means everything—goes for five shekels, or about $1.50. They’d seen the concept take off in Tel Aviv, where [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Israel New Primetime Drama ‘Tyrant’ Filmed Entirely in Israel (VIDEO)

    New Primetime Drama ‘Tyrant’ Filmed Entirely in Israel (VIDEO)

    The new FX Network drama Tyrant was shot entirely in Israel, just 10 miles north of Tel Aviv, Bloomberg News reported last Tuesday. Tyrant follows the life of an Arab dictator’s second son Barry, played by Adam Rayner, who reluctantly returns home to the Middle Eastern nation of his birth to join the family business away from his suburban life in America. The elaborate set production for the primetime drama included a crew of 300 and a reported cost of over $3 million [...]

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  • Arts and Culture US & Canada Supermodel: Jewish Mothers Are Constantly Trying to Set Me Up With Their Sons

    Supermodel: Jewish Mothers Are Constantly Trying to Set Me Up With Their Sons

    Skokie, Il-born 25-year-old Erin Heatherton (Erin Heather Bubley) is rocking the modeling world. And in a new interview accompanying a cover spread for Miami’s Ocean Drive magazine, she says Jewish moms are “constantly trying to set her up with their sons.” Imagine that – who would have thought? “The moms, they’re doing what they do. It doesn’t matter what country they live in, what city – grandmothers, too,” she admitted. “But I’m probably going to do that too one day.” Heatherton was [...]

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  • Education Israel First Ever: Turkish Academics to Visit Israel Holocaust Museum for Seminar

    First Ever: Turkish Academics to Visit Israel Holocaust Museum for Seminar

    Some 15 Turkish university professors and lecturers will take part in a first of its kind seminar at Holocaust museum Yad Vashem’s International School for Holocaust Studies starting next week. The trip is especially significant as Holocaust denial is rampant in the Arab world. A Palestinian professor was recently forced to resign after he led a trip to the Nazi extermination camp Auschwitz. Participants in the week-long program at Yad Vashem will experience in-depth tours of the museum’s archives and [...]

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