Middle East

Turkey’s Erdogan Complains About Charges of Anti-Semitism Against Him July 25, 2014 7:41 pm

Turkey’s Erdogan Complains About Charges of Anti-Semitism Against Him

Turkey’s Islamist Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan took to Twitter on Friday to...

On Al Quds Day, Iran’s Military Leaders Vow to Rout Out ‘Zionists’: ‘We Will Chase You House by House’ July 25, 2014 5:55 pm

On Al Quds Day, Iran’s Military Leaders Vow to Rout Out ‘Zionists’: ‘We Will Chase You House by House’

As Muslims rallied to support Hamas at International Al Quds Day rallies across the Arab...

Hamas Fires Massive Rocket Barrage at Israel, Code Red Sirens Sound Across the Country July 25, 2014 8:34 am

Hamas Fires Massive Rocket Barrage at Israel, Code Red Sirens Sound Across the Country

Ynet – Code Red sirens blared across southern and central Israel, in cities and towns from...

ISIS Bombs Jonah’s Tomb in Mosul July 25, 2014 6:16 am

ISIS Bombs Jonah’s Tomb in Mosul

JNS.org - A new video shows jihadists from the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS)...

Iran’s Ayatollah Ali Khamenei: Referendum Must End ‘Zionist State’ July 24, 2014 6:43 pm

Iran’s Ayatollah Ali Khamenei: Referendum Must End ‘Zionist State’

JNS.org – Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei called for a referendum among...

Hamas Leader: We Won’t Accept Ceasefire if Gaza Blockade Not Lifted July 24, 2014 10:14 am

Hamas Leader: We Won’t Accept Ceasefire if Gaza Blockade Not Lifted

JNS.org – The terrorist group Hamas will not accept a cease-fire with Israel if the...

Egyptian Army Thwarts Suicide Bomber Attack Against Israel July 24, 2014 8:59 am

Egyptian Army Thwarts Suicide Bomber Attack Against Israel

JNS.org – The Egyptian army thwarted a terror attack near the Israeli border on Wednesday...

150 Palestinian Terrorists Surrender to IDF During Southern Gaza Raid July 24, 2014 8:53 am

150 Palestinian Terrorists Surrender to IDF During Southern Gaza Raid

Times of Israel – Dozens of Palestinian terror operatives, most of whom were said to be...

ISIS Seizes Iraqi Monastery and Expels Monks July 23, 2014 3:21 pm

ISIS Seizes Iraqi Monastery and Expels Monks

JNS.org – After forcing Christians in the city of Mosul to convert, die or leave, jihadists...

Iran Calls on Syria, Hezbollah, Hamas to ‘Ink Defense Pact’ Against Israel July 22, 2014 5:34 pm

Iran Calls on Syria, Hezbollah, Hamas to ‘Ink Defense Pact’ Against Israel

Iran’s semi-official state news agency Fars on Tuesday cited Commander of Iran’s...

WSJ Reporter in Gaza Wonders How Patients in Shifa Hospital Feel About Hamas Using it as Base July 22, 2014 10:58 am

WSJ Reporter in Gaza Wonders How Patients in Shifa Hospital Feel About Hamas Using it as Base

Posting a photo to Twitter of a Hamas spokesman being interviewed on camera, Nick Casey, The...

Ceasefire Talks to Renew in Cairo as Egypt Slams Hamas July 22, 2014 1:31 am

Ceasefire Talks to Renew in Cairo as Egypt Slams Hamas

JNS.org – U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry...

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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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  • Book Reviews Jewish History Why the Holocaust Occurred in Germany, and Why So Few Resisted (REVIEW)

    Why the Holocaust Occurred in Germany, and Why So Few Resisted (REVIEW)

    It’s hard to make a new contribution to the field of Holocaust studies,  but German historian Götz Aly accomplishes just that in Why the Germans, Why the Jews? His premise is that the origins of the Holocaust were rooted in the specific anti-Semitism found in Germany in the decades and centuries before World War II. Aly (who is not Jewish) seeks to prove his theory by studying only pre-Holocaust history, and tracing how the German people’s envy and hatred of [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Blogs Looking at Anti-Israel Celebrities and Their Brands

    Looking at Anti-Israel Celebrities and Their Brands

    JNS.org – During the current conflict in Gaza a number of celebrities have voiced their opinions in support of either the Israeli or Palestinian positions. But others—be it during Operation Protective Edge or at other times—have gone further than simply supporting the Palestinians by actively supporting the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel, making false accusations about the Jewish state, ignoring Israel’s position on the conflict, or justifying the actions of the terrorist group Hamas. Many of these [...]

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  • Blogs Sports Israeli UFC Fighter Returns to Jewish State to Rejoin IDF

    Israeli UFC Fighter Returns to Jewish State to Rejoin IDF

    JNS.org – Days after winning his Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight bout against Steven Siler on July 26, Israeli-born mixed martial arts competitor Noad Lahat boarded a plane for his native country, choosing to temporarily exit UFC’s octagonal cage to rejoin the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) as a paratrooper for its operation against Hamas in Gaza. Except he didn’t actually consider it a choice. “When [our] home is in danger, there is no other way for us [but to serve [...]

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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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