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Iran Gives UN Agency Documents Tied to Nuclear Weapons Investigation August 16, 2015 10:46 am

Iran Gives UN Agency Documents Tied to Nuclear Weapons Investigation

Iran on Saturday gave the United Nations nuclear agency documents linked to the agency’s...

Report: Iranian Generals Mock US ‘Military Option’ Against Nuclear Threat August 14, 2015 4:13 pm

Report: Iranian Generals Mock US ‘Military Option’ Against Nuclear Threat

A senior Iranian military leader said that frequent comments from U.S. officials about maintaining...

Hebrew University, Hadassah Hospital Launch Middle East’s First Autism Center August 14, 2015 3:44 pm

Hebrew University, Hadassah Hospital Launch Middle East’s First Autism Center

JNS.org – Israel’s Hebrew University and Hadassah Hospital have announced the establishment...

Kuwaiti Columnist Calls for Israeli-Gulf ‘Friendship Society’ With the ‘Friendly State of Israel’ August 14, 2015 3:41 pm

Kuwaiti Columnist Calls for Israeli-Gulf ‘Friendship Society’ With the ‘Friendly State of Israel’

Now is the time to launch an Israeli-Gulf alliance that will act as a counterbalance to...

Senior Official of Hamas Terrorist Group Receives Medical Care in Israel August 13, 2015 10:02 am

Senior Official of Hamas Terrorist Group Receives Medical Care in Israel

JNS.org – Nayef Rajoub, a senior member of the Hamas terrorist group and the brother...

Hamas Claims it’s Making Use of Downed Israeli Drone August 13, 2015 10:00 am

Hamas Claims it’s Making Use of Downed Israeli Drone

JNS.org – The Hamas terrorist group’s “military wing” on Wednesday claimed that...

August 12, 2015 3:24 pm

Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif Pledges Continued Support for Hezbollah Terror Against Israel

During his visit to Lebanon, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that Iran...

Sinai-Based Islamic State Affiliate Beheads Croatian Man August 12, 2015 1:41 pm

Sinai-Based Islamic State Affiliate Beheads Croatian Man

JNS.org – The Islamic State terror group’s affiliate in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula...

Kerry: Iranian Violation of Arms Embargo Won’t Force Automatic Return of Sanctions August 12, 2015 9:41 am

Kerry: Iranian Violation of Arms Embargo Won’t Force Automatic Return of Sanctions

Violations of an arms embargo by Iran or restrictions on its missile program would not force...

Syrian Rebel Shelling, Government Airstrikes Kill 36 Ahead of Iranian Foreign Minister’s Visit August 12, 2015 9:39 am

Syrian Rebel Shelling, Government Airstrikes Kill 36 Ahead of Iranian Foreign Minister’s Visit

Heavy rebel shelling and government airstrikes around Syria’s capital on Wednesday killed...

Iranian, Russian Navies Stage War Drills in Show of Joint Strength August 12, 2015 9:22 am

Iranian, Russian Navies Stage War Drills in Show of Joint Strength

Iranian and Russian naval forces on Tuesday staged a series of war drills in the waters near...

Hamas Leader Mashaal to Meet With President Erdogan in Turkey August 12, 2015 9:22 am

Hamas Leader Mashaal to Meet With President Erdogan in Turkey

JNS.org – Hamas’s political chief, Khaled Mashaal, is leading a visiting delegation...

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  • Sports US & Canada Tom Brady: Best Part of My Summer Was Watching Julian Edelman Lather Himself in Mud at Dead Sea in Israel

    Tom Brady: Best Part of My Summer Was Watching Julian Edelman Lather Himself in Mud at Dead Sea in Israel

    New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady may have been bogged down this offseason over the NFL’s “Deflategate” scandal, but he found unusual recourse in images of teammate Julian Edelman lathering his body with potent Dead Sea mud in Israel. Indeed, as Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski became the latest celebrity voice to offer directions on the Israeli-developed navigational app Waze, and wide receiver Matthew Slater happily got married, Brady has been facing legal issues after NFL commissioner Roger Goodell reaffirmed a four-game suspension for Brady as part of a ball-deflating scandal […]

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  • Arts and Culture Middle East Larry King Asks Saudi Arabian Fan If Taking Pictures With Jews Is Permitted

    Larry King Asks Saudi Arabian Fan If Taking Pictures With Jews Is Permitted

    Jewish former CNN host Larry King asked a Saudi Arabian fan if taking pictures with Jews is allowed in his country, before agreeing to pose for a photo with the man, The New York Times reported on Wednesday. The world-famous interviewer was leaving the Ritz Carlton hotel in Washington, D.C. with a New York Times reporter when a “dark-skinned man” approached and asked to take a picture with him, according to the publication. Whereupon, King asked the fan where he was from. When the man said Saudi […]

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  • Europe Sports Britain’s Lord Sugar Says Synagogues Will Be Empty With Yom Kippur Matchup of Jewish-Supported Soccer Teams

    Britain’s Lord Sugar Says Synagogues Will Be Empty With Yom Kippur Matchup of Jewish-Supported Soccer Teams

    British-Jewish business tycoon Lord Alan Sugar joked on Wednesday that London synagogues will likely be empty during Yom Kippur with congregants fleeing to watch the match-up of two leading English soccer teams known for having hordes of Jewish fans. “Spurs V Arsenal cup game drawn on most important Jewish festival,” Lord Sugar pointed out on Twitter. “Both teams have loads of Jewish fans. Conclusion Synagogues will be empty.” North London rivals Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal FC will go head-to-head in the Capital One Cup third-round […]

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  • Arts and Culture US & Canada Jewish Men Pass Jimmy Kimmel Social Experiment, Rescuing ‘Spongebob’ in Distress (VIDEO)

    Jewish Men Pass Jimmy Kimmel Social Experiment, Rescuing ‘Spongebob’ in Distress (VIDEO)

    Two Jewish men were the only unwitting participants in a social experiment conducted by Jimmy Kimmel, for his popular TV show. As part of a candid-camera-like sketch featured Monday night on Jimmy Kimmel Live, the host devised different street scenes to observe human behavior — in particular, to see how long it would take people walking down California’s bustling Hollywood Boulevard to notice and interact with others in distress. One scene involved a man in a Spongebob Squarepants costume who had “fallen down” on the sidewalk and needed help […]

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  • Education US & Canada International Jewish Organization Blasts Israeli-Born Star Natalie Portman for Comments on Holocaust Education

    International Jewish Organization Blasts Israeli-Born Star Natalie Portman for Comments on Holocaust Education

    A major Jewish organization rebuked actress Natalie Portman on Monday for saying in a recent interview that Jews put too much emphasis on teaching about the Holocaust relative to other genocides. The Israeli-born movie star told the U.K.’s Independent that the Jewish community needs to examine how much focus it puts on Holocaust education over other issues. She said she was shocked when she learned that a genocide was taking place in Rwanda while she was in school learning only about the horrors of the […]

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  • Arts and Culture Israel Book Draws Parallels Between Holocaust and Palestinian Nakba, Sparks Outrage

    Book Draws Parallels Between Holocaust and Palestinian Nakba, Sparks Outrage

    JNS.org – A new book that draws parallels between the Holocaust and the Palestinian Nakba (the Arabic term for the displacement of Palestinian refugees during Israel’s War of Independence) has sparked outrage ahead of an official book launch, to be hosted by the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute on Sept. 7. The Zionist organization Im Tirtzu wrote a letter to the institute demanding that it cancel an event it planned in honor of the book’s authors, under the title The Holocaust and […]

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  • Education US & Canada Natalie Portman Says Holocaust Education Shouldn’t be Used for ‘Fearmongering’

    Natalie Portman Says Holocaust Education Shouldn’t be Used for ‘Fearmongering’

    Famed actress Natalie Portman warned on Friday against the use of Holocaust education to evoke fear and paranoia. In an interview with the U.K. Independent she added that the trauma should make Jews more empathetic to others who have also experienced hatred. “Sometimes it can be subverted to fearmongering and like ‘Another Holocaust is going to happen,’” the Israeli-American star said. “We need to, of course, be aware that hatred exists, antisemitism exists against all sorts of people, not in the same way. I […]

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  • Book Reviews Commentary A Righteous Gentile Navigates the Sharkpool of Washington’s Middle East Correspondents (REVIEW)

    A Righteous Gentile Navigates the Sharkpool of Washington’s Middle East Correspondents (REVIEW)

    The Tribalist, by Louis Marano, is ostensibly a work of fiction but at its core a kind of love song by a gentile journalist for the State of Israel, and especially its secular Zionist core. (Because of the relentless attacks by left-wing polemicists on Israel’s allegedly “messianic” fringe, it’s often forgotten that most of Israel’s founders and all its leaders have been secular Zionists.) The author, the product of an Italian-American family in Buffalo, served two tours of duty in […]

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