Middle East

In Nuclear Talks, Iran Spars With World Powers Over Future of Arak Reactor March 20, 2014 12:26 am

In Nuclear Talks, Iran Spars With World Powers Over Future of Arak Reactor

JNS.org – Following a two-day session of nuclear talks in Geneva, Iran and world powers...

Palestinian Authority and Fatah Glorify Terrorist Attack That Killed 37 Israelis March 20, 2014 12:15 am

Palestinian Authority and Fatah Glorify Terrorist Attack That Killed 37 Israelis

JNS.org – The Palestinian Authority (PA) and Fatah marked the anniversary of a 1978 terrorist...

Amid Bloody Civil War, Syrian Government Reaches for the Stars March 20, 2014 12:14 am

Amid Bloody Civil War, Syrian Government Reaches for the Stars

JNS.org – Amid raging civil war that has left 146,000 dead and millions displaced, the...

Jordanian PM: No Action Against Israel Until Probe on Judge’s Death is Complete March 19, 2014 9:55 am

Jordanian PM: No Action Against Israel Until Probe on Judge’s Death is Complete

JNS.org – Jordanian Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour said Tuesday that Jordan would not...

Arab Teen Killed by Israeli Troops While Sabotaging Security Fence March 19, 2014 9:53 am

Arab Teen Killed by Israeli Troops While Sabotaging Security Fence

Times of Israel – Israeli troops shot and killed a Palestinian youth in the southern West...

Abbas’ Son: One-State Solution is Only Peaceful Resolution to Conflict March 19, 2014 9:52 am

Abbas’ Son: One-State Solution is Only Peaceful Resolution to Conflict

Ynet – Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’ youngest son Tareq told The...

Islamic Jihad Leader: We Must Love Jerusalem as Jews Do March 18, 2014 10:05 pm

Islamic Jihad Leader: We Must Love Jerusalem as Jews Do

JNS.org – “For Jerusalem to be ours the Muslims must love it as the Jews do. Unfortunately,...

Golan Heights Explosion Injures 4 IDF Soldiers; Israel Strikes Syrian Military Positions March 18, 2014 12:10 pm

Golan Heights Explosion Injures 4 IDF Soldiers; Israel Strikes Syrian Military Positions

Four Israel Defense Forces soldiers on Tuesday were injured, one severely, by an explosive...

Zarif Cancels Dinner With EU’s Ashton Over Meetings With Opposition Activists March 18, 2014 11:51 am

Zarif Cancels Dinner With EU’s Ashton Over Meetings With Opposition Activists

Times of Israel – Iran’s foreign minister cancelled a planned dinner meeting with the...

Judy Feld Carr: If Jews Hadn’t Left Syria it Would Have Been a Slaughter March 17, 2014 8:09 pm

Judy Feld Carr: If Jews Hadn’t Left Syria it Would Have Been a Slaughter

Canadian humanitarian Judy Feld Carr, recognized last year in The Algemeiner’s ‘Jewish...

Former Lebanese President: Mideast Christian Exodus ‘Approaching Biblical Proportions’ March 17, 2014 8:00 pm

Former Lebanese President: Mideast Christian Exodus ‘Approaching Biblical Proportions’

JNS.org – Former Lebanese President Amine Gemayel warned that the Middle East is experiencing...

State Department Official Says Iran ‘Very Actively’ Pursuing Banned Items for Nuclear, Missile Programs March 17, 2014 10:04 am

State Department Official Says Iran ‘Very Actively’ Pursuing Banned Items for Nuclear, Missile Programs

Ynet – Iran has pursued a longstanding effort to buy banned components for its nuclear and...

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  • Blogs Book Reviews The Origins of Palestinian Refugee Relief Efforts (REVIEW)

    The Origins of Palestinian Refugee Relief Efforts (REVIEW)

    Romirowsky and Joffe’s book Religion, Politics and the Origins of Palestine Refugee Relief is an important volume for those interested in truly understanding the origins of the Palestinian refugee issue. Utilizing a treasure trove of newly released documents, the authors link UNRWA’s (United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine) origins to the Quakers/American Friends Service Committee (AFSC). For those readers who thought they knew most of the Middle East story, Romirowsky and Joffe’s version provides another twist. The authors meticulously [...]

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  • Sports Israeli Soccer Team Faces Prospect of International Ban

    Israeli Soccer Team Faces Prospect of International Ban

    The Israel National soccer team could be facing a World Cup ban, and other soccer sanctions, unless it alleviates travel restrictions and increases field access for Palestinian players and coaches. The head of the Palestinian Football Association is pushing for international soccer’s governing body, the Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA), to issue a ban on Israel competing internationally, claiming Israel’s restrictive travel for Palestinians is equivalent to a form of oppression. “It’s not only the athletes,” Jibril Rajoub explains. [...]

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  • Beliefs and concepts Book Reviews Jewish Author of ‘Eat to Live’ Dishes on Health Care, Nutrition, Disease Prevention

    Jewish Author of ‘Eat to Live’ Dishes on Health Care, Nutrition, Disease Prevention

    JNS.org – While the national debate on “Obamacare” rages on past the recent March 31 sign-up deadline, bestselling Jewish author Dr. Joel Fuhrman says the “current disease care model of what we call ‘health care’ cannot possibly be sustained.” “There is simply not enough money available to support a system in which the lion’s share of expenditures is devoted to acute care, with virtually nothing being spent on preventive medicine, i.e. health care,” Fuhrman says in an interview. “To make [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Jewish Identity ‘Tears of Color’ Art Exhibit Shows Struggles of Israelis With Eating Disorders

    ‘Tears of Color’ Art Exhibit Shows Struggles of Israelis With Eating Disorders

    JNS.org – “This is how I want to be—without fear. Independent. I want to be like a bird. I want to spread my wings.” So reads part of the description beneath one of the 30 paintings on display until the end of May at the ZOA House in Tel Aviv. The collection represents the first-ever art exhibit of its kind: an exhibit created entirely by Israelis in treatment for eating disorders. Dubbed “Tears of Color,” based on one of the [...]

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  • Beliefs and concepts Book Reviews Overprotective or Loving? Daughters Reflect on Jewish Mothers in New Anthology

    Overprotective or Loving? Daughters Reflect on Jewish Mothers in New Anthology

    JNS.org – Rachel Ament noticed that she and her friends often shared humorous anecdotes that were typically variations on a theme: overprotective, worrying Jewish moms who smothered them with love. That included Ament’s own mother. “My mom is probably every Jewish stereotype scrunched into one,” the Washington, DC, resident tells JNS.org. “At the root of all these stereotypical, worrying, overprotective moms, is love.” A social media writer for Capital One, as well as a freelance writer, Ament decided about three years [...]

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  • Book Reviews Commentary ‎Kosher Lust: Love is Not the Answer (REVIEW)

    ‎Kosher Lust: Love is Not the Answer (REVIEW)

    Kosher Lust, by Shmuley Boteach (Gefen Publishing House, 2014). You really do want to find something positive to say about Shmuley Boteach. He is a phenomenon; very bright, an articulate bundle of energy and self-promotion. Anyone who has the chutzpah to describe himself as “America’s Rabbi” deserves ten out of ten for effort. I believe that along with most Chabad alumni, official and unofficial, he does a lot of good and is a sort of national treasure. In this world [...]

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  • Jewish Identity Theater Hollywood’s Revisiting of Passover’s Exodus Story a Part of Throwback ‘Year of the Bible’

    Hollywood’s Revisiting of Passover’s Exodus Story a Part of Throwback ‘Year of the Bible’

    JNS.org – In a throwback to the golden age of cinema, Hollywood has declared 2014 the “Year of the Bible.” From Ridley Scott’s Exodus starring Christian Bale as Moses, to Russell Crowe playing Noah, Hollywood is gambling on new innovations in technology and star power to revisit some of the most popular stories ever told. “It’s definitely a throwback to the 1950s and early ’60s,” Dr. Stephen J. Whitfield, an American Studies professor at Brandeis University, told JNS.org. Starting with The [...]

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  • Arts and Culture US & Canada ‘Jewish Giant’ Headlines New York Jewish Museum Exhibit

    ‘Jewish Giant’ Headlines New York Jewish Museum Exhibit

    Eddie Carmel, dubbed “The Jewish Giant” by American photographer Diane Arbus, is the centerpiece of a new exhibit opening April 11 at The Jewish Museum in New York. Arbus met Carmel, who was billed “The World’s Tallest Man,” at Hubert’s Dime Museum and Flea Circus in 1959 but waited until 1970 to photograph him at his parents’ home in the Bronx, according to the museum. The son of immigrants from Tel Aviv, Carmel posed for Arbus with his head bowed to [...]

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