Middle East

Iran Calls on West Bank Palestinians to Take Up Arms Against Israel, Encourages Violence August 11, 2014 3:55 pm

Iran Calls on West Bank Palestinians to Take Up Arms Against Israel, Encourages Violence

Brigadier General Massoud Jazzayeri, Deputy Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces, on...

Egypt’s El-Sisi and Saudi King Abdullah Meet in Jeddah August 11, 2014 1:11 pm

Egypt’s El-Sisi and Saudi King Abdullah Meet in Jeddah

JNS.org – Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi met with Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah...

Israel and Palestinians Seek Long-Term Gaza Truce in Cairo Talks August 11, 2014 10:56 am

Israel and Palestinians Seek Long-Term Gaza Truce in Cairo Talks

Jerusalem Post – Israel and the Palestinians began talks in Cairo on Monday in hopes...

Report: Sources Say Funds From Saudi Arabia and UAE Facilitated Gaza Cease-Fire August 11, 2014 10:47 am

Report: Sources Say Funds From Saudi Arabia and UAE Facilitated Gaza Cease-Fire

Globes – Defense sources say that, behind the scenes, what made the cease-fire and the...

Iranian General Says Hezbollah Ready to Open Second Front Against Israel August 10, 2014 9:06 pm

Iranian General Says Hezbollah Ready to Open Second Front Against Israel

A senior Iranian military commander threatened that the country’s Lebanon based surrogate...

Gaza Rocket Fire Continues, Two Explode in Sderot Igniting Fire August 10, 2014 9:59 am

Gaza Rocket Fire Continues, Two Explode in Sderot Igniting Fire

Ynet – Rocket fire from the Gaza Strip continued on Sunday, with over nine rockets being...

Islamic State Militants Kidnap Hundreds of Women in Iraq August 10, 2014 9:25 am

Islamic State Militants Kidnap Hundreds of Women in Iraq

Sky News – Hundreds of women from the Yazidi religious minority have been taken captive...

Refugee Fleeing ISIS Massacre of Yazidis Laments World’s Focus on Gaza – ‘Save Gaza, Save Gaza’ August 8, 2014 10:56 am

Refugee Fleeing ISIS Massacre of Yazidis Laments World’s Focus on Gaza – ‘Save Gaza, Save Gaza’

New Yorker writer George Packer returned to Karim, the subject of a recent feature, to learn...

Israel Resumes Airstrikes After Gaza Breaks Cease-Fire, Fires Dozens of Rockets Into Israel August 8, 2014 10:13 am

Israel Resumes Airstrikes After Gaza Breaks Cease-Fire, Fires Dozens of Rockets Into Israel

JNS.org - The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) has resumed air strikes over the Gaza Strip in response...

Reporter in Gaza: ‘Any Journalist Who Professes to Observe Without Bias, Feeling or Fear is a Liar’ August 8, 2014 10:08 am

Reporter in Gaza: ‘Any Journalist Who Professes to Observe Without Bias, Feeling or Fear is a Liar’

Jerusalem Post – In recent weeks, there has been much discussion about whether or not...

Hamas Admits Executing Palestinians Suspected of Spying for Israel During Gaza War August 8, 2014 10:03 am

Hamas Admits Executing Palestinians Suspected of Spying for Israel During Gaza War

Ahram Online – Hamas said on Thursday it had executed several Palestinians on suspicion...

Hamas Rejects Cease-Fire Extension, Threatens to Resume Hostilities Unless Demands Are Met August 7, 2014 9:29 am

Hamas Rejects Cease-Fire Extension, Threatens to Resume Hostilities Unless Demands Are Met

JNS.org – Hamas threatened to resume rocket attacks on Israel when a 72-hour cease-fire...

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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 morale 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 [...]

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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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