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Bill Maher: Israel is Victim of Soft Bigotry of High Expectations (VIDEO) July 21, 2014 12:25 am

Bill Maher: Israel is Victim of Soft Bigotry of High Expectations (VIDEO)

HBO Real Time host Bill Maher said on Friday that Israel is unfairly held to a different...

In Combative Interview, Israel’s Bennett Asks Sky News Host: ‘Are You Kidding Me?’ July 20, 2014 10:11 pm

In Combative Interview, Israel’s Bennett Asks Sky News Host: ‘Are You Kidding Me?’

When a host on Britain’s Sky News television channel asked Israel’s Economy Minister...

Journalist in Gaza Reports Seeing Hamas Fighter Dressed as Woman July 20, 2014 7:48 pm

Journalist in Gaza Reports Seeing Hamas Fighter Dressed as Woman

Janis Mackey Frayer, a correspondent for Canada’s CTV now based in Gaza, on Sunday reported...

OPERATION ‘PROTECTIVE EDGE’ DAY 13: United Nations Secretary General Condemns Israeli Military Action in Gaza (LIVE UPDATES) July 20, 2014 7:44 pm

OPERATION ‘PROTECTIVE EDGE’ DAY 13: United Nations Secretary General Condemns Israeli Military Action in Gaza (LIVE UPDATES)

Follow here for The Algemeiner’s continued live updates on the ongoing conflict between...

Official: Rockets Found in UNRWA Gaza School Returned to Hamas July 20, 2014 7:26 pm

Official: Rockets Found in UNRWA Gaza School Returned to Hamas

Israel may demand U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon deal with the discovery and return to...

Small South Texan Jewish Community Mourns Death of IDF Sergeant Sean Carmeli, Killed in Gaza July 20, 2014 6:07 pm

Small South Texan Jewish Community Mourns Death of IDF Sergeant Sean Carmeli, Killed in Gaza

The Jewish community of a south Texas beach town was in mourning on Sunday after it was informed...

Wounded IDF Battalion Commander, Who Lost 13 Men Overnight, Eager to Return to Troops in Gaza July 20, 2014 1:10 pm

Wounded IDF Battalion Commander, Who Lost 13 Men Overnight, Eager to Return to Troops in Gaza

“I’m worried, but he’s brave,” Shirin Alian, the wife of Golani Mountain...

Kerry Confronted on Hot Mic Comments Implying Dissatisfaction With Israel’s Gaza Offensive (VIDEO) July 20, 2014 12:31 pm

Kerry Confronted on Hot Mic Comments Implying Dissatisfaction With Israel’s Gaza Offensive (VIDEO)

In a remarkable and rare television moment on Sunday, Fox News host Chris Wallace confronted...

Arab Knesset Members Participate in Anti-Israel Protests July 20, 2014 11:53 am

Arab Knesset Members Participate in Anti-Israel Protests

JNS.org – Strong opposition to Operation Protective Edge continued in a number of...

‘Significant Likelihood’ That Israel Retakes Gaza, Intelligence Minister Says July 20, 2014 11:36 am

‘Significant Likelihood’ That Israel Retakes Gaza, Intelligence Minister Says

JNS.org – There is “a significant likelihood” that the current Israel Defense Forces...

Israeli Surgeons Treat Palestinian Girl While Under Fire From Gaza July 20, 2014 11:36 am

Israeli Surgeons Treat Palestinian Girl While Under Fire From Gaza

JNS.org – As rocket sirens blared at the Sheba Medical Center in Tel Hashomer last week,...

IDF Establishes Field Hospital to Serve Gazans; Center Includes Pediatrics, Maternity Care July 20, 2014 10:50 am

IDF Establishes Field Hospital to Serve Gazans; Center Includes Pediatrics, Maternity Care

The Israel Defense Forces will open a field hospital on Sunday evening to treat Gazan civilians,...

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  • Jewish Identity Sports LeBron James’ New Coach Shaped by Summer on Kibbutz and Jewish ‘Life Lessons’

    LeBron James’ New Coach Shaped by Summer on Kibbutz and Jewish ‘Life Lessons’

    JNS.org – Influenced by his Jewish upbringing and a summer on a kibbutz, basketball coach David Blatt is embarking on his highest-profile challenge yet: coaching LeBron James, the four-time National Basketball Association (NBA) Most Valuable Player who has made waves for returning to his hometown Cleveland Cavaliers. After guiding Israel’s storied Maccabi Tel Aviv basketball franchise to its 51st Israeli league championship and 6th Euroleague title this past season, Blatt landed the Cavaliers head-coaching job in June. Just weeks later, [...]

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  • Food Jewish Identity Young Syrian Jewish Restauranteur Continues a Family Legacy

    Young Syrian Jewish Restauranteur Continues a Family Legacy

    JNS.org – At the turn of the century, a young Jewish immigrant arrived in New York. So begins the history of many American Jewish families. It is 27-year-old Albert Allaham’s story, too, with a few unusual twists. Albert’s “century” is the 21st—he arrived almost 100 years after the massive waves of European Jewish immigration. Rather than coming from a small town along the Danube river, his shtetl was Damascus. His first American business was not a pushcart on the Lower East [...]

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  • Book Reviews Jewish Identity A Holistic Look at the Rebbe’s Life and Career (REVIEW)

    A Holistic Look at the Rebbe’s Life and Career (REVIEW)

    Did you know that in the entire Bible, only one birthday is mentioned and it is that of Pharaoh? And did you know that according to some scientists, by accepting Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity, it is impossible to prove or disprove that the sun is the gravitational center of our solar system? In his new book, REBBE, best-selling author Joseph Telushkin reveals many surprising and sometimes shocking details as he chronicles the life and teachings of the charismatic Rabbi [...]

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  • Food Mitzvos New Jerusalem Eatery’s Uniform Pricing Seeks to ‘Help People Make It’

    New Jerusalem Eatery’s Uniform Pricing Seeks to ‘Help People Make It’

    JNS.org – Omelet sandwich: 5 shekels. Iced coffee: 5 shekels. Tuna sandwich: 5 shekels. Fresh-squeezed orange juice: 5 shekels. Cheese bureka: 5 shekels. There’s plenty more on the Cofizz menu, but you get the idea. Dani Mizrahi and Amir Amshalm, two Israeli men in their early 30s, asked themselves: Why not launch a take-out food joint in busy neighborhoods around Jerusalem where everything—and that means everything—goes for five shekels, or about $1.50. They’d seen the concept take off in Tel Aviv, where [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Israel New Primetime Drama ‘Tyrant’ Filmed Entirely in Israel (VIDEO)

    New Primetime Drama ‘Tyrant’ Filmed Entirely in Israel (VIDEO)

    The new FX Network drama Tyrant was shot entirely in Israel, just 10 miles north of Tel Aviv, Bloomberg News reported last Tuesday. Tyrant follows the life of an Arab dictator’s second son Barry, played by Adam Rayner, who reluctantly returns home to the Middle Eastern nation of his birth to join the family business away from his suburban life in America. The elaborate set production for the primetime drama included a crew of 300 and a reported cost of over $3 million [...]

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  • Arts and Culture US & Canada Supermodel: Jewish Mothers Are Constantly Trying to Set Me Up With Their Sons

    Supermodel: Jewish Mothers Are Constantly Trying to Set Me Up With Their Sons

    Skokie, Il-born 25-year-old Erin Heatherton (Erin Heather Bubley) is rocking the modeling world. And in a new interview accompanying a cover spread for Miami’s Ocean Drive magazine, she says Jewish moms are “constantly trying to set her up with their sons.” Imagine that – who would have thought? “The moms, they’re doing what they do. It doesn’t matter what country they live in, what city – grandmothers, too,” she admitted. “But I’m probably going to do that too one day.” Heatherton was [...]

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  • Education Israel First Ever: Turkish Academics to Visit Israel Holocaust Museum for Seminar

    First Ever: Turkish Academics to Visit Israel Holocaust Museum for Seminar

    Some 15 Turkish university professors and lecturers will take part in a first of its kind seminar at Holocaust museum Yad Vashem’s International School for Holocaust Studies starting next week. The trip is especially significant as Holocaust denial is rampant in the Arab world. A Palestinian professor was recently forced to resign after he led a trip to the Nazi extermination camp Auschwitz. Participants in the week-long program at Yad Vashem will experience in-depth tours of the museum’s archives and [...]

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  • Israel Music Guns N’ Roses Guitarist Rocks Solo Acoustic Version of Israeli National Anthem – Hatikva (VIDEO)

    Guns N’ Roses Guitarist Rocks Solo Acoustic Version of Israeli National Anthem – Hatikva (VIDEO)

    Ok, fans, question time. What do: Guns ‘n’ Roses shred-meister guitarist, Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (aka Ronald Jay Blumenthal), “Hard Rock Hotel”, “Las Vegas” and Israel’s ”Hatikva” (The Hope) national anthem… all have in common? I know, you’re probably thinking, “Hmm, ‘One of these things is not like the other,’ would fit in here,” right? Um, no, turns out. Caught backstage by blogger Darren Garnick at the swanky Vegas gig in early June, Thal, acoustic guitar in hand, fretted out a sweetly melodic [...]

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