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Expert: Breakdown in Peace Talks Engineered by Palestinian Authority to Resume United Nations Bid April 10, 2014 10:37 am

Expert: Breakdown in Peace Talks Engineered by Palestinian Authority to Resume United Nations Bid

The breakdown in the nine-months peace talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority...

Israel’s Peres Launches Chinese Weibo Page, Attracts 50 Million Users Within Minutes April 10, 2014 10:32 am

Israel’s Peres Launches Chinese Weibo Page, Attracts 50 Million Users Within Minutes

Israeli President Shimon Peres on Thursday launched his official webpage on Weibo, China’s...

Israeli Mother’s Invention for Disabled Kids Reaches Ireland, International Market April 10, 2014 10:26 am

Israeli Mother’s Invention for Disabled Kids Reaches Ireland, International Market

An Israeli mom from Jerusalem who developed a special harness to help her child walk on his...

Gaza Mortar Explodes in Southern Israeli Community April 10, 2014 10:25 am

Gaza Mortar Explodes in Southern Israeli Community

JNS.org - A mortar fired from the Gaza Strip exploded and damaged infrastructure in a community...

Nazareth Mayor Asks Local Mosques to Turn Down Volume April 10, 2014 10:24 am

Nazareth Mayor Asks Local Mosques to Turn Down Volume

JNS.org - Nazareth Illit Mayor Alex Gedelkin (Yisrael Beiteinu) filed a request with the...

Israeli Forces, Palestinian Gunmen Exchange Fire Along Gaza Border April 10, 2014 10:22 am

Israeli Forces, Palestinian Gunmen Exchange Fire Along Gaza Border

Times of Israel – Palestinian gunmen on Thursday fired mortars at IDF soldiers patrolling...

Abbas Willing to Extend Peace Talks Past April Deadline April 10, 2014 10:17 am

Abbas Willing to Extend Peace Talks Past April Deadline

Jerusalem Post – The President of the Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud Abbas, expressed on...

Israel Economy Minister Says Most Israeli Lawmakers Support West Bank Annexation April 10, 2014 10:16 am

Israel Economy Minister Says Most Israeli Lawmakers Support West Bank Annexation

Ynet – Economy Minister Naftali Bennett believes that the majority of lawmakers in Israel...

Israel Launches Spy Satellite Into Orbit, Likely Used to Watch Iran April 10, 2014 10:15 am

Israel Launches Spy Satellite Into Orbit, Likely Used to Watch Iran

JNS.org – Israel successfully launched a new spy satellite into orbit on Wednesday,...

Israel Says it’s ‘Deeply Disappointed’ by Kerry Remarks on Peace Talks April 10, 2014 10:08 am

Israel Says it’s ‘Deeply Disappointed’ by Kerry Remarks on Peace Talks

TIME – Israel signaled Wednesday that it was “deeply disappointed” by Secretary of...

EXCLUSIVE: New Jersey Print Shop Owner Boots Publisher of Anti-Semitic Hate Magazine April 9, 2014 8:48 pm

EXCLUSIVE: New Jersey Print Shop Owner Boots Publisher of Anti-Semitic Hate Magazine

A New Jersey print shop owner sent a customer packing last month after the would-be client...

Brandeis University Accused of Double Standard After Pulling Honor of Islamism Critic Hirsi Ali April 9, 2014 7:57 pm

Brandeis University Accused of Double Standard After Pulling Honor of Islamism Critic Hirsi Ali

JNS.org – After facing growing pressure from faculty members, students, and an outside Muslim...

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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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  • Music US & Canada Disney Hit ‘Frozen’ Gets Passover Themed Makeover With ‘Chozen’ (VIDEO)

    Disney Hit ‘Frozen’ Gets Passover Themed Makeover With ‘Chozen’ (VIDEO)

    A Passover themed cover of hit songs Let It Go and Do You Want to Build a Snowman? from Disney’s Frozen has attracted tons of media buzz and a cool 65,ooo views on YouTube within days of going online. The work of Jewish a capella group Six13, the track is aptly named Chozen. We are celebrating “our freedom, our favorite festival, our fabulous fans, and aspiring Disney princesses everywhere” the group said. The Chozen music video tells the story of [...]

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