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Scholar: Iran Deal Fuels ‘World’s Leading Exponent of Anti-Jewish Racism’ July 31, 2015 1:14 pm

Scholar: Iran Deal Fuels ‘World’s Leading Exponent of Anti-Jewish Racism’

Dubbing Iran “the world’s leading exponent of anti-Jewish racism,” a former professor...

Poll: 76 Percent of Israelis Think Israel Needs to Continue Fighting Iran Nuclear Deal July 31, 2015 12:32 pm

Poll: 76 Percent of Israelis Think Israel Needs to Continue Fighting Iran Nuclear Deal

JNS.org – More than three-quarters of the Israeli public believes that Israel needs...

Hamas Threatens Terror Attacks, ‘Day of Rage’ After Killing of Palestinian Toddler July 31, 2015 12:19 pm

Hamas Threatens Terror Attacks, ‘Day of Rage’ After Killing of Palestinian Toddler

JNS.org – The Hamas terrorist group said that every Israeli is now a legitimate target...

Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif Says Israel Must Now Negotiate Nuclear Deal July 31, 2015 12:18 pm

Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif Says Israel Must Now Negotiate Nuclear Deal

We – Iran and its interlocutors in the group of nations known as the P5+1 – have finally...

In Wake of Iran Nuke Deal, Egypt and Saudi Arabia Sign Mutual Defense Pact July 31, 2015 9:37 am

In Wake of Iran Nuke Deal, Egypt and Saudi Arabia Sign Mutual Defense Pact

JNS.org – In the wake of the Iran nuclear deal, Egypt and Saudi Arabia signed a pact...

Palestinian Baby Killed, Relatives Injured in West Bank ‘Price Tag’ Attack July 31, 2015 9:34 am

Palestinian Baby Killed, Relatives Injured in West Bank ‘Price Tag’ Attack

A fire in the West Bank suspected to have been set by Jewish extremists killed an 18-month-old...

Israeli Car Targeted in West Bank Shooting Attack, No Injuries Reported July 31, 2015 9:33 am

Israeli Car Targeted in West Bank Shooting Attack, No Injuries Reported

Assailants opened fire on an Israeli vehicle in the West Bank on Friday afternoon, causing...

Over 100 Headstones Desecrated at Historic Jewish Cemetery in Philadelphia July 31, 2015 9:31 am

Over 100 Headstones Desecrated at Historic Jewish Cemetery in Philadelphia

More than 100 headstones were toppled at a historic Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia. The groundskeeper...

Munich Maintains Ban on Sidewalk Holocaust Memorials July 30, 2015 5:41 pm

Munich Maintains Ban on Sidewalk Holocaust Memorials

With backing from the local Jewish community, the city council of Munich voted to uphold...

Netanyahu Vows to Bring Jerusalem Gay Pride Parade Stabber to Justice July 30, 2015 5:39 pm

Netanyahu Vows to Bring Jerusalem Gay Pride Parade Stabber to Justice

JNS.org – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed to bring to justice the attacker...

Amos Yadlin: Israel Concerned Nuclear Deal Marks US Pivot to Iran July 30, 2015 5:22 pm

Amos Yadlin: Israel Concerned Nuclear Deal Marks US Pivot to Iran

Israel is concerned that the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action has set the stage for a...

White House Says IAEA Will Release Report on ‘Past Military Dimensions’ of Iran Nuclear Program July 30, 2015 5:19 pm

White House Says IAEA Will Release Report on ‘Past Military Dimensions’ of Iran Nuclear Program

The International Atomic Energy Agency will release a report on the “past military...

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  • Relationships Yossi Vardi Credits Pushy Jewish Mother for His Startup Success

    Yossi Vardi Credits Pushy Jewish Mother for His Startup Success

    Millionaire entrepreneur Yossi Vardi credited his success in start-ups to his Jewish mother continuously pushing him to do better, Daily Mail reported on Thursday. “Jewish mothers are never satisfied and nothing is ever good enough,” he said, adding that his mother, who died 15 years ago, used to compare him with his cousins and say he was “an idiot.” “For most of my life I have been trying to show her I’m not,” he continued. “I keep on trying even now.” Vardi, […]

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  • Theater US & Canada Seth Rogen Unveils New Christmas Movie — ‘Will Open on Thanksgiving, Made by Jews’ (VIDEO)

    Seth Rogen Unveils New Christmas Movie — ‘Will Open on Thanksgiving, Made by Jews’ (VIDEO)

    Famed actor Seth Rogen on Tuesday unveiled with typical comic fanfare the trailer for his new Christmas film. The movie “was made by Jews… and opens on Thanksgiving,” Rogen pointed out on Twitter. The Night Before tells the tale of three “ride or die homies” celebrating one last debauchery-filled Christmas Eve reunion before they become too busy to keep up their annual tradition. In an effort to make the night as memorable as possible, they set out to find the “Nutcracka Ball – the […]

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  • Arts and Culture Jewish History Art Can Inspire Faith; It Can Also Empower Destructive Ideologies

    Art Can Inspire Faith; It Can Also Empower Destructive Ideologies

    A June 2015 art exhibit, “The Transformative Power of Art,” at the United Nations headquarters in New York City, harnessed the universal language of art to convey an important message: “Our fragile Mother Earth faces the devastating consequences of climate change, a defining challenge of our time.” The exhibit also included sixteen portraits of people from all over the world who have “contributed to the common good of humanity in one way or another and have transformed the way we […]

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  • Israel Sports Israeli Muslim Cage Fighter Says He’s Proud to Fight Under Jewish State’s Flag

    Israeli Muslim Cage Fighter Says He’s Proud to Fight Under Jewish State’s Flag

    A 32-year-old Circassian Israeli Muslim Mixed Martial Arts fighter from Abu Ghosh says he takes pride in fighting under the Israeli flag, Israel’s Walla reported on Sunday. Like most Circassian Israelis, Jackie “the Punishment” Gosh was born Sunni Muslim. He became observant about eight years ago, and is now scrupulous in following his religion’s tenets, praying five times a day and fasting during the holy month of Ramadan. Gosh is also very proud of his Israeli nationality, and sees no contradiction between […]

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  • Israel Music New Mark Skinner Documentary Explores Jewish, Arab Rap Scene in Israel (VIDEO)

    New Mark Skinner Documentary Explores Jewish, Arab Rap Scene in Israel (VIDEO)

    A new documentary explores the lives and work of Jewish and Arab rappers in Israel and how the ongoing conflict in the region has impacted their lyrics, the U.K.’s Jewish Chronicle reported on Thursday. Hip Hop in the Holy Land is a six-part series co-directed by Mike Skinner, the British frontman of hip-hop group The Streets, and produced by Noisey, a music channel published by Vice news. The first episode, published last week, shows Skinner meeting with Tamer Nafar, the founder of one of […]

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  • Sports US & Canada 49ers Running Back Jarryd Hayne Apologizes for ‘Hurtful’ Jesus Tweets

    49ers Running Back Jarryd Hayne Apologizes for ‘Hurtful’ Jesus Tweets

    New 49ers running back and Australian rugby star Jarryd Hayne apologized on Wednesday for a tweet in which he raised the age-old myth that Jews were historically responsible for Jesus Christ’s death. Reaching out to his Jewish fans, and the chairman of the B’nai B’rith Anti-Defamation Commission, Hayne tweeted: “To the Jewish community @DvirAbramovich #WeAreAllOne.” Underneath, he keenly included a screenshot of a text message to elaborate on his apology: “I sincerely apologize for my tweets on July 1. I […]

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  • Theater Israeli Actress Gal Gadot Recalls Being ‘Extremely Surprised’ at Winning Miss Israel Contest

    Israeli Actress Gal Gadot Recalls Being ‘Extremely Surprised’ at Winning Miss Israel Contest

    Israeli actress Gal Gadot reminisced about her childhood in Israel during an interview published in this month’s edition of Vanity Fair. “I don’t remember this, but my mom told me that when I was three they threw a party on the rooftop of the house. They put me to bed, and I heard people coming into the house and no one came to me. I went to the rooftop and took a hose and I started to spray water on everyone, just […]

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  • Blogs Features Wounded Israeli Soldiers Unite With American Veterans to Help Their ‘Brothers for Life’ Heal (INTERVIEW)

    Wounded Israeli Soldiers Unite With American Veterans to Help Their ‘Brothers for Life’ Heal (INTERVIEW)

    An Israeli organization is helping wounded U.S. veterans move past their physical and psychological challenges by connecting them with injured Israeli soldiers who understand what they’ve been through. “What we discovered very early is that there’s no ‘professional, psychiatrist, social worker’ or anything like that [or] pills that can come even close to helping a soldier who fought in combat, who was wounded, who lost his friends. No one can help him like another person who’s been through exactly what he has,” Rabbi Chaim Levine, […]

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