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Mahmoud Abbas Seeks to Sue UK Over Balfour Declaration, Calls on Arab League for Help July 26, 2016 9:50 am

Mahmoud Abbas Seeks to Sue UK Over Balfour Declaration, Calls on Arab League for Help

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas called for Britain to be prosecuted for the 1917...

Egyptian President Denies Rumors of Assassination Plot Behind His Decision Not to Attend Arab League Summit July 25, 2016 4:42 pm

Egyptian President Denies Rumors of Assassination Plot Behind His Decision Not to Attend Arab League Summit

Cairo denied rumors on Monday that the reason Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi canceled...

Hamas Ramps Up Recruitment of Female Terrorists, Trains Girls as Young as 15 July 25, 2016 1:14 pm

Hamas Ramps Up Recruitment of Female Terrorists, Trains Girls as Young as 15

JNS.org – Hamas is reportedly trying to recruit more women into its ranks and is now...

Iran Announces Discovery of Secret Terror Tunnel Intended to Carry Out Attacks in Islamic Republic July 25, 2016 11:30 am

Iran Announces Discovery of Secret Terror Tunnel Intended to Carry Out Attacks in Islamic Republic

Iran announced the discovery of a secret terror tunnel that was to be used to carry out sabotage...

Saudis Make Rare Visit to Israel, Meet With Foreign Ministry Director General July 24, 2016 9:53 am

Saudis Make Rare Visit to Israel, Meet With Foreign Ministry Director General

The head of a rare Saudi delegation to Israel and the West Bank met a senior Israeli government...

Columnist Says Israel ‘Last Hope’ for Arab Christians Before Total Annihilation July 22, 2016 6:43 pm

Columnist Says Israel ‘Last Hope’ for Arab Christians Before Total Annihilation

Arab Christians must come to understand that Israel represents their “last hope” to be...

Saudi Arabia Denies Renewing Fatwa Against Pokémon Go July 22, 2016 9:59 am

Saudi Arabia Denies Renewing Fatwa Against Pokémon Go

JNS.org – Saudi Arabia has denied that they renewed a 15-year-old fatwa that declares...

In New Threat to West, Iran Official Calls for Plans to Build Uranium-Enrichment Plant July 20, 2016 3:43 pm

In New Threat to West, Iran Official Calls for Plans to Build Uranium-Enrichment Plant

Iranian officials issued new threats against the West on Wednesday, warning that failure to...

National Security Expert: Israel, Saudi Arabia Covertly Cooperating Against Iran July 20, 2016 4:45 am

National Security Expert: Israel, Saudi Arabia Covertly Cooperating Against Iran

The director of Israel’s Institute for National Security Studies told France24 on...

Iran’s FM Raves About Country’s Ability to Bring Nuclear Program Back on Track July 19, 2016 10:04 am

Iran’s FM Raves About Country’s Ability to Bring Nuclear Program Back on Track

JNS.org – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif boasted about his country’s...

Documents Show Easing of Limits on Iran Nuclear Program Well Before Deal Expires July 19, 2016 10:01 am

Documents Show Easing of Limits on Iran Nuclear Program Well Before Deal Expires

Key restrictions on Iran’s nuclear program imposed under an internationally negotiated deal...

Netanyahu Slams PA for Condemning Terror in France While Encouraging It In Israel July 18, 2016 1:21 pm

Netanyahu Slams PA for Condemning Terror in France While Encouraging It In Israel

JNS.org – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday accused the Palestinian Authority...

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  • Arts and Culture Huffington Post Accused of ‘Jew-Hatred’ After Tweeting ‘Offensive’ Joke About Comedian at Video Music Awards

    Huffington Post Accused of ‘Jew-Hatred’ After Tweeting ‘Offensive’ Joke About Comedian at Video Music Awards

    The Huffington Post is facing backlash after joking about a Jewish comedian’s  appearance at the Video Music Awards (VMAs) on Sunday night. Josh “The Fat Jew” Ostrovsky took part in Nick Jonas’ performance of his song “Bacon,” staged in a New York diner — in a cameo role as a waiter throwing a handful of bacon in the air. Commenting on the show, the Huffington Post tweeted, “not thrilled at the fat jew [he] wasted all that perfectly good bacon!!!!!!” The message angered many Twitter users, who thought the joke […]

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  • Sports Israeli Fans Mob, Dance With Basketball Player Amar’e Stoudemire at First Jerusalem Team Practice (VIDEO)

    Israeli Fans Mob, Dance With Basketball Player Amar’e Stoudemire at First Jerusalem Team Practice (VIDEO)

    Israeli basketball fans mobbed Hapoel Jerusalem’s newest player, American pro Amar’e Stoudemire, dancing around with him during a practice open to the public. On Friday, the team posted a video on Twitter of the happy romp with fans jumping around Stoudemire, while chanting in Hebrew. Unfamiliar with the lyrics, Stoudemire pumps his fist in the air. The basketball player, who has Jewish roots on his mother’s side, also waved a flag emblazoned with Hapoel Jerusalem’s logo. The former New York Knicks forward retired from the NBA earlier […]

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  • Arts and Culture Playboy Columnist Calls Israel’s ‘Burning Man’ Festival ‘Ultimate Revenge on Hitler’

    Playboy Columnist Calls Israel’s ‘Burning Man’ Festival ‘Ultimate Revenge on Hitler’

    The Israeli version of the famed American Burning Man music festival is the “ultimate revenge on Hitler,” according to a column in Playboy magazine on Thursday. In his column, Jeff Weiss also took note of the fact that Midburn — a five-day bacchanal in the Negev Desert, self-described as an event celebrating “a communal life style, creativity, art and radical self-expression” — began on June 8, the day of the Sarona Market terrorist attack in Tel Aviv, which left four people dead. Weiss asked rhetorically, “What could needle the mustached […]

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  • Arts and Culture Author of New Book on Connection Between Jews, Punk Rock Describes Bands Flinging Gefilte Fish, Bagels at Audience (INTERVIEW)

    Author of New Book on Connection Between Jews, Punk Rock Describes Bands Flinging Gefilte Fish, Bagels at Audience (INTERVIEW)

    Some punk rockers integrate their Jewish identity into their music through food, the author of a new book on the topic told The Algemeiner on Wednesday. Michael Croland, author of Oy Oy Oy Gevalt! Jews and Punk, described the way different musicians express this connection. “One band is known for throwing gefilte fish in the mosh pit, and people at its concert slide around on it while dancing,” he recounted. “Another used to drink Manischewitz [sweet kosher] wine out of a shofar [the ram […]

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  • Sports Scottish Soccer Club Manager Hails ‘Fantastic’ Jewish-State Visit After Victory Over Israeli Team (VIDEO)

    Scottish Soccer Club Manager Hails ‘Fantastic’ Jewish-State Visit After Victory Over Israeli Team (VIDEO)

    The manager of Scotland’s Celtic soccer club lauded Israel, after his team won a match against the Jewish state’s Hapoel Be’er Sheva on Tuesday night. Brendan Rodgers said at a post-match press conference: On behalf of the players, the people of Celtic and Scotland, Israel’s been fantastic for us. We came out here on Sunday, [and from] the hotel, the staff, we’ve been very, very warmly received. The atmosphere at the game was amazing and, obviously, one team has to lose, but you have a wonderful team here, […]

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  • Arts and Culture Second Jaffa Jazz Festival to Reunite International, Israeli Musicians

    Second Jaffa Jazz Festival to Reunite International, Israeli Musicians

    For the second time, Israel will host the Jaffa Jazz Festival, according to Broadwayworld.com. The festival will unite 43 Israeli musicians and eight international artists for a three-day event. The program will include a special performance by an ensemble of top jazz students studying at Belgium’s Royal Conservatoire of Antwerp, the Belgrade Music Academy in Serbia, Israel’s Rimon School of Music and the jazz program of the Israel Conservatory of Music in Tel Aviv. There will also be a jazz show for children led by Israeli saxophonist […]

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  • Sports Israel’s First NASCAR Driver Revved Up to Win

    Israel’s First NASCAR Driver Revved Up to Win

    JNS.org – As a young boy growing up in Ashdod, Israel, Alon Day got his first go-kart at age 9. By 15, he was racing them. Less than a decade later, Day has become the first Israeli professional race car driver on the NASCAR circuit. He made history by competing in NASCAR’s Xfinity Series race at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on August 13. “Driving a race car is not like any other sport,” Day told JNS.org. “You are actually almost flying […]

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  • Arts and Culture Writer of Popular Kids Series to Premiere Autobiographical Solo Show ‘Not That Jewish’

    Writer of Popular Kids Series to Premiere Autobiographical Solo Show ‘Not That Jewish’

    The writer of a popular children’s television series will premiere an off-Broadway solo show called “Not That Jewish,” according to The Hollywood Reporter. Written and performed by Monica Piper — the Emmy Award-winning showrunner of Nickelodeon’s “Rugrats” — the show is described as “the autobiographical telling of a Jew…’ish’ girl’s life.” “Not That Jewish” explores Piper’s Bronx upbringing in a show-business family, her comedy-club debut and her “almost” night with former Yankees legend Mickey Mantle. “Audiences can expect to leave laughed-out, a little teary-eyed and […]

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