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Iran Claims it Will Soon Test Locally-Produced S-300 Missile System April 24, 2015 5:30 pm

Iran Claims it Will Soon Test Locally-Produced S-300 Missile System

Iranian Defense Minister Brig.-Gen. Hossein Dehqan claimed on Friday that Iran will be testing...

Satellite Imagery Reveals Secret Hezbollah Airstrip for Drone Takeoff and Landing April 24, 2015 5:13 pm

Satellite Imagery Reveals Secret Hezbollah Airstrip for Drone Takeoff and Landing

Lebanon based terror group Hezbollah has constructed an airstrip in the northern Bekaa Valley...

Catholic Charity Group Pledges $2.8 Million to Syria’s Persecuted Christians April 23, 2015 10:13 am

Catholic Charity Group Pledges $2.8 Million to Syria’s Persecuted Christians

JNS.org – The international Catholic charity group Aid to the Church in Need (ACN)...

Report: US-Led Airstrikes Have Killed 2,079 People in Syria Since Start of Campaign Against Islamic State April 23, 2015 10:12 am

Report: US-Led Airstrikes Have Killed 2,079 People in Syria Since Start of Campaign Against Islamic State

Reuters – Air strikes by the US-led coalition in Syria have killed 2,079 people, including...

Egyptian Court Sentences Morsi to 20 Years in Jail April 21, 2015 9:41 am

Egyptian Court Sentences Morsi to 20 Years in Jail

JNS.org - Mohamed Morsi, who was ousted as Egypt’s president in July 2013, was sentenced...

Sources: Islamic State Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi ‘Seriously Wounded’ in Iraq Air Strike April 21, 2015 9:41 am

Sources: Islamic State Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi ‘Seriously Wounded’ in Iraq Air Strike

The Guardian – The leader of Islamic State, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, has been seriously...

US Aircraft Carrier Heads to Yemen to Intercept Rebel-Bound Iranian Arms April 20, 2015 6:01 pm

US Aircraft Carrier Heads to Yemen to Intercept Rebel-Bound Iranian Arms

JNS.org – A U.S. aircraft carrier is heading to Yemen as part of an effort to intercept...

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Says Nuclear Inspectors Will be Barred From All Military Sites Under Any Deal With West April 19, 2015 2:32 pm

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Says Nuclear Inspectors Will be Barred From All Military Sites Under Any Deal With West

International nuclear inspectors will be barred from all Iranian military sites under any...

Islamic State Video Shows Libyan Militants Killing 16 Ethiopian Coptic Christians April 19, 2015 11:31 am

Islamic State Video Shows Libyan Militants Killing 16 Ethiopian Coptic Christians

JNS.org – The Islamic State terror group on Sunday released a video showing its execution...

Iran Could Receive $50 billion in Sanctions Relief Upon Signing Nuclear Deal April 18, 2015 9:34 pm

Iran Could Receive $50 billion in Sanctions Relief Upon Signing Nuclear Deal

President Barack Obama suggested on Friday that Iran could receive significant economic relief...

Iran Marks Army Day With Chants of ‘Death to America’ and ‘Death to Israel’ April 18, 2015 9:29 pm

Iran Marks Army Day With Chants of ‘Death to America’ and ‘Death to Israel’

Ian on Saturday marked Army Day with a military parade featuring new weapons systems, as well...

US Officials Alarmed by Iranian Armada Moving Towards Yemen April 18, 2015 9:24 pm

US Officials Alarmed by Iranian Armada Moving Towards Yemen

U.S. military officials are concerned that Iran’s support for Houthi rebels in Yemen...

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  • Sports US & Canada Israeli-American Group Congratulates Cavaliers’ Blatt on Reaching NBA Finals

    Israeli-American Group Congratulates Cavaliers’ Blatt on Reaching NBA Finals

    JNS.org – An organization whose work focuses on the estimated population of 500,000-800,000 Israeli Americans congratulated David Blatt, the Jewish head coach of the National Basketball Association’s (NBA) Cleveland Cavaliers and a longtime Israel-based coach, for clinching an appearance in the NBA Finals. The Israeli-American Council (IAC), whose stated mission is “to build an active and giving Israeli-American community throughout the United States in order to strengthen the State of Israel, our next generation, and to provide a bridge to [...]

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  • Food US & Canada Bacon Flavor Ben & Jerry’s ‘Not Gonna Happen’ Because it Wouldn’t be Kosher

    Bacon Flavor Ben & Jerry’s ‘Not Gonna Happen’ Because it Wouldn’t be Kosher

    Famed ice cream maker Ben & Jerry’s will not be introducing a Bacon flavored product to its offerings because the company intends to keep its entire line kosher, Marketing Director Alison Gilbert told AOL’s morning show Rise recently. “It’s kind of funny, a lot of people look for bacon in our ice cream, which is probably not gonna happen because all of our ice cream is kosher,” she said, referring to Jewish dietary restrictions that proscribe the consumption of pig [...]

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  • Israel Sports Israeli Judo Team Faces Antisemitic Harassment in Morocco: ‘We Will Murder You’

    Israeli Judo Team Faces Antisemitic Harassment in Morocco: ‘We Will Murder You’

    Israeli athletes at a world Judo championship in Morocco reportedly faced antisemitic slurs during the competition, news site WorldNetDaily reported on Monday. “We will murder you,” and “you’re not wanted here, go home,” were among the vituperative attacks directed at the Israeli Judo Association team, which was in Morocco last week for the World Masters Judo Tournament. According to Haaretz, each Israeli teammate was met with boos and jeers upon entering a fight. Additionally, no Israeli flags were present at [...]

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  • Music US & Canada Lady Gaga Accepts ADL Award: ‘Your Philosophies Are So in Line With Ours’ (VIDEO)

    Lady Gaga Accepts ADL Award: ‘Your Philosophies Are So in Line With Ours’ (VIDEO)

    Pop superstar Lady Gaga on Thursday accepted an award from Jewish human rights group the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) on behalf of her Born This Way Foundation, which strives to combat bullying among young people. “Your philosophies are so in line with ours,” she said of the ADL upon accepting the Making a Difference Award in a videotaped message, which was shown at a ceremony in New York City. “We want to help young people know that their feelings and who they are on [...]

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  • Music Personalities At 80, Singer-Songwriter Leonard Cohen’s Jewish Roots ‘Very Much Intact’

    At 80, Singer-Songwriter Leonard Cohen’s Jewish Roots ‘Very Much Intact’

    JNS.org – Eighty years young, Leonard Cohen fits many descriptions—singer, songwriter, poet, novelist, monk. From his Jewish upbringing in Canada to the present day, Cohen has always explored his spiritual side. This month, the singer-songwriter released the CD (May 12) and iTunes (on May 8 of this year) formats of his latest album, Can’t Forget: A Souvenir of the Grand Tour, which features live recordings from his world tours in 2012 and 2013. Last year, Cohen’s Popular Problems was voted by Rolling Stone [...]

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  • Europe Sports FIFA Head Says Israel Should Not be Booted From World Soccer Association

    FIFA Head Says Israel Should Not be Booted From World Soccer Association

    JNS.org – Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) head Sepp Blatter said during a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that contrary to Palestinian complaints, Israel has not violated any FIFA statutes and should not be suspended from international soccer’s governing body. “We should not come to one federation saying we will exclude them,” said Blatter, the Jerusalem Post reported. “If the national association is fulfilling its obligations then there is no need to intervene,” he said. “I’m on a [...]

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  • Featured Middle East Sports Jewish Rights Group Slams Palestinian Attempts to Suspend Israel From FIFA

    Jewish Rights Group Slams Palestinian Attempts to Suspend Israel From FIFA

    Jewish human rights group the Simon Wiesenthal Center (SWC) said on Tuesday it was “appalled” by a Palestinian Football Association initiative to suspend Israel from FIFA, calling it another “front waged in the context of the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) campaign.” “We are appalled at the temerity of the Palestinan Football Association (PFA) demand that FIFA suspend Israel at your forthcoming Congress in Zurich,” wrote the group’s international relations director, Dr. Shimon Samuels, in a letter to FIFA President Joseph [...]

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  • Theater US & Canada Star of Auschwitz Thriller Says ‘God Was Holding the Hand of Every Jew in the Gas Chamber’ (VIDEO)

    Star of Auschwitz Thriller Says ‘God Was Holding the Hand of Every Jew in the Gas Chamber’ (VIDEO)

    The lead actor in Son of Saul, an Auschwitz thriller featured at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, told the UK’s The Guardian that he believes God was “holding the hand” of each Jew who died in the Nazi gas chambers during the Holocaust. “I do not for one nanosecond like to pretend that God is off the hook. He could and should have stopped it at a much earlier stage,” Géza Röhrig, 48, said. ”But I would not be able to get [...]

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